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Becoming (and staying) a business process expert takes business, technical skills

This podcast looks at the changing role of business process experts, the skills that are required, and how to use SAP's BPX community to keep up.



Business process experts face constantly changing demands and must combine technical and business skills to be successful. In this podcast, career expert Jon Reed and Marco ten Vaanholt, director of SAP's business process expert community, discuss how to become a business process expert (BPX) and how to keep up with the changing landscape and demand for business process skills. Ten Vaanholt also gives an update on the SAP BPX community and what users can expect next from the group.



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  Program highlights  
  • (3:05) An introduction to SAP's BPX community


  • (5:58) How the BPX community influences SAP


  • (7:50) What business process experts are and why they are important to SAP implementations


  • (10:20) Why ABAP and IMG configuration work is evolving, and what SAP professionals can do about it


  • (16:20) How SAP professionals can gain from contributing to SAP's BPX community


  • (19:08) Steps that functional consultants can take to become more savvy as business process experts


  • (21:50) Tips for technical professionals to develop their business skills


  • (24:10) How "disruptive innovation" fits with SAP's concept of "innovation without disruption"



      Program Links  
  •  TechEd: SAP terms on the rise: Find out why the term "business process expert" is gaining popularity in the SAP world.


  • Keys to SAP business process success: SAP's BPM evangelist and a BPM consultant outline SAP's goals for BPM, its business process expert (BPX) community and how SAP professionals can benefit.


  • Column: The rise of business process experts: The role of business process expert is becoming more important as business and IT work more closely together, says one expert.


  • Podcast: SAP sets sights on BPM with new community: As customers look to improve their business processes, SAP is trying to provide some help. Mark Yolton discusses SAP's new Business Process Expert Community.


  • Business process platform creation for healthcare: In a tip useful to anyone involved with business processes, Claudius Metze shares his experiences in engineering a business process platform for healthcare.


  • On The Spot: Jon Reed on SAP jobs: On The Spot features a new guest expert every month on a hot SAP topic. This edition answers 10 reader questions about SAP jobs.


  • Editorial Blog: This is the place for additional commentary and discussion about recent events, news stories or whatever else happens in the SAP world.


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