Returning to work after a career break – especially one that has lasted several years – can be difficult. Now that digital transformation is in full swing, gaining the necessary knowledge and understanding systems and processes can be quite trying.

Benedicta Oletu, SAP Certified associate and SAP Activate project manager, took a career break after spending more than a decade working at Shell Oil & Gas Company, where she used different SAP ERP modules. She wanted to broaden her SAP knowledge and learn a skill that would allow her to re-enter the workforce in an area that uses SAP S/4HANA. Therefore, Oletu decided to join the SAP S/4HANA Cloud Implementation Learning Room.

Available to subscribers of SAP Learning Hub, SAP Learning Rooms offer learners unlimited, around-the-clock access to high-quality content, instructor-moderated live sessions, self-paced study, and even gamification elements for an interactive learning experience. The SAP S/4HANA Cloud Implementation Learning Room is designed to give each SAP software implementation project team member, whether an SAP customer or consultant, the ability to develop the skills necessary to effectively implement SAP S/4HANA Cloud. “The convenience of being able to learn from home with 24/7 availability was great,” says Oletu.

Ease of Access and 24/7 Availability

The blended learning approach of SAP Learning Rooms combines the advantages of classroom training and online learning to provide learners with as much flexibility as possible. Oletu admits that, at first, she was a little overwhelmed by the wealth of information and choice. But, she says that learners need not worry since the live sessions – which make up roughly 50 percent of the learning room activities – and the ability to collaborate with other participants make the transition to online learning a lot easier.

“The trainers did an excellent job of guiding us on our learning journey,” she says. Whether through an e-book, e-learning with audio options, or live session, the diverse range of learning materials enables participants to choose what content they learn and how.

The Future of Digital Learning

SAP Learning Rooms have been designed to give learners the chance to learn at their own pace, wherever and whenever they want to. It is important to have access to information when we need it – that is why classroom training is not enough anymore. We might not use newly-gained knowledge right away, so we have to be able to refresh what we have learned if needed. And let’s be honest, who wants to go back to school and sit in a classroom when digital transformation presents a much more convenient solution?

“Compared to a traditional classroom, SAP Learning Room gave me the opportunity to learn at my own pace in regular, short bursts,” Oletu confirms. Having unlimited access to learning material to continue developing professionally outside of work is the very essence of efficiency.

Oletu hopes her newly-gained knowledge will help her find a position in a transformational change or SAP project management team or as an SAP S/4HANA implementation LOB business consultant at an organization working on its digital transformation. With the introduction of SAP S/4HANA, it has become more important than ever for employees to expand their knowledge in this field.

Since 2017, there have been 14,952 registrations from around 7,700 learners for 11 live session clusters in the SAP S/4HANA Cloud Implementation Learning Room. The top five most popular session clusters are Fundamentals, Finance, Integration, Sales, and Manufacturing. Find out more about SAP Learning Rooms and SAP Learning Hub, and start your learning journey today.