— written by Igor Zuev,Senior Consultant
SAP BI & HANA solutions lead, itelligence Russia —
The subsidiary itelligence Russia was opened in 2004 in the heart of Russia — Moscow. Like other itelligence offices all over the world we can provide all SAP services from consulting and licensing, outsourcing and services to owner-managed business.
In my first Blogpost for the Corporate Blog I would like to talk about our new business direction – SAP Education as a way to develop the competence of specialists within itelligence Russia.
Let’s go back to history.
What profession was the most desirable among Soviet youth in the Sixties of the 20th century? Everyone wanted to be a cosmonaut, of course. Since those times, values have changed, but today’s young people are still eager for adventure, new knowledge, travelling and solving interesting and challenging tasks. They choose SAP. Most of them know where SAP is taught, but they have only a vague idea of the training process itself.
Most SAP consultants and people involved in this sphere have already attended educational courses in different SAP training centers worldwide. They have seen the training process from one view only, from the point of view of an attendee. Let us now look at the other side – and learn how the SAP Education Programme can help improve your business.
The SAP Education Centre in Moscow was established in 1994. At that time, the centre offered different courses based on SAP ERP modules. The SAP Education Programme brought good results and became one of the leading business drivers over the years. In 2010 the Partner-programme «20-15» was launched, it mainly focused on partner education. In 2012, the Partner-programme was presented in 38 different courses for 1.862 consultants and it increased to 35% of the SAP revenue achieved by the Education branch.
For itelligence Russia, the Programme is a good way to share our expertise and build strong partnerships between our companies. itelligence Russia has taken part in the SAP Education Programme since September 2012, after signing an agreement with SAP CIS. Our debut course took place in the city of Minsk (Belarus), and after that we started courses in Moscow. itelligence consultants have presented 6 training courses so far and have educated about 120 attendees – main topic: Business Intelligence.
At the beginning of 2013 we were approved for innovative courses such as SAP HANA and SAP BPC. Also, we plan to expand our cooperation in other directions, such as training in SAP Finance and SAP Logistics. So it seems that we will carry on for a long time with this really well working Programme.
More information about itelligence Russia: http://www.itelligence.ru