25 November, 2010

Presenting on ERP usability at Share 2010

Next week, the inaugural Share 2010 will see the light. Share 2010 is the first SharePoint conference focusing entirely on the business aspects of SharePoint. I will be presenting on how business users can use SharePoint and InfoPath to improve ERP usability. In particular, I will be showing some of the cool new solutions business users are able to build by leveraging the Winshuttle 10 platform.

Improving ERP usability with SharePoint and InfoPath
Monday 29 November | 16.30 – 17.25 | Track
40% of ERP implementations have user adoption issues resulting in limited ROI from initial investments in ERP. Usability issues for the casual user of core systems such as SAP often lead to complex business processes taking up unnecessary time and resources throughout the organisation.
Considering SharePoint has become the de facto collaboration platform for many organisations and proven popular amongst business users, it is worth asking the question: Is the time ripe for taking SharePoint to the next level and utilise the platform for improving business processes that involve interactions with the ERP system?
In this session, we will discuss what it takes to surface ERP functionality in SharePoint solutions following an approach that is entirely driven by business users. In particular we will see specific examples of how a business user can utilise SharePoint, InfoPath and Winshuttle to build alternative user interfaces for SAP, with no programming involved.

Throughout the conference I will be keen to catch up with anyone who wants to discuss SAP/SharePoint solutions. Bringing SAP into SharePoint provides an excellent opportunity for taking SharePoint to a whole new level. Just ping me on Twitter (@kalsing) or call my mobile number on the conference networking list.