5 Industry Proven Tools to Make SAP Adoption Smooth as Silk

Because of the sheer variety of the number of SAP products and the spectrum of the industries they service many 3rd party tools have been created to assist in SAP on-boarding and now cloud migration.

It is however up to SAP administrators and the management to use these tools to optimize employee on boarding and cloud adoption.

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1. WalkMe

WalkMe is the future of burden-free SAP cloud adoption. It is an innovative tool that has already achieved fantastic results with sophisticated SaaS models like Salesforce and brings the same degree of ease and migration success to SAP cloud applications.

WalkMe allows administrators to oboarding employees rapidly and with ease. Employees can work independently and drive their own SAP adoption progress without sending guidance requests to the consultants or administrators.

WalkMe thus results in shorter learning curves, reduced training time and improved efficiency. It even embraces the collaborative aspect of learning by allowing trainers to mail Walk-Thru permalinks to employees.

2. SAP Jam

Complete enterprise wide adoption is possible only when employees interact with each other, solve problems, pose questions and in short collaborate to bring the vision of a cloud-based back end to fruition.

SAP itself is aware of this mandate and thus it has created the Employee Interaction Central for the cloud better known as SAP Jam. The Jam is especially popular amongst ByDesign users. It connects resources and information to drive better results. With Jam:

  • Employees experience safe social engagement.
  • Can quickly locate subject matter experts (trainers) available and question them to resolve issues.
  • Strategize with peers and communicate with vendors


The SAP High Performance Analytic Application (HANA) is poised to rapidly accelerate cloud adoption. HANA not only provides a RDB and processing power to enterprises looking to crunch vast volumes of data, it is also an application development platform.

With its robust data safety provision, it can offer large companies a way to integrate solutions in the cloud and take decisions based on real time insights and patterns.

Both SAP and IBM are very optimistic that with HANA’s rising popularity, SAP cloud adoption will improve and long-time users who have been wary of migrating will come around to experience the promise of speed, efficiency, agility and market edge.

4. Kissmetrics

An unconventional choice for SAP adoption, Kissmetrics is a user analytics tools. Many enterprises have found it to be extremely handy during phased SAP migrations. As a best practice most businesses test drive cloud ecosystems configured to the desired settings with a number of volunteers.

The Kissmetrics tool code embedded on SAP application screens allows experts guiding the simulation to get a very good idea of how the employees interact with the ecosystem and thus put these insights to good use once the actual transition starts.


5. SAP Services Portfolio

A sophisticated portfolio of services offered by a community of SAP experts and certified consultants, the very real need of boosting cloud adoption has given birth to this offering. Enterprises seek out consultants, 3rd party applications, deployment support, cloud best practices and even SAP success stories through this division. And it has made SAP more attuned to the changing cloud computation and service landscape.

This article is part of a White Paper called “The Most Important Practices to Ensure SAP Cloud Adoption Success.” Fill the form below to claim your FREE copy!

The White Paper covers a range of topics including:

Chapter 1: SAP in the Cloud

Chapter 2: The 7 Dominant Challenges that Make SAP Migration and Adoption Difficult.

Chapter 3: 10 Most Important Practices to Ensure SAP Cloud Migration and Adoption Success.

Chapter 4: 5 Industry Proven Tools to Make SAP Adoption Smooth as Silk

Marissa Hart is the Lead Author & Editor ShareMe. ShareMe is a blog focused on SharePoint Online. SharePoint Online delivers the powerful features of SharePoint without the associated overhead of managing the infrastructure.