There is a fresh zephyr of openness wafting through the corridors here in Starship Enterprisey.
Two years ago, if you had said to me that an SAP solution manager would go on video to talk about a product that is not yet in general release, and that this video would be just stuck out on the Internet for anyone to watch, I would have called for the people in white coats and a jacket with straps on the outside, pronto.
In this video, Jeremiah Stone discusses the solution manager role in the Business ByDesign team. He also explains how SAP is working with ADP to build out the HCM and Payroll offering. He provides insight into the SAP-ADP relationship, the design process, and the challenges involved in getting all the bits working together. He has glugged the customer centric cool-aid, and he gets the HR space.
SAP and ADP have been partnering in the large global account space for several of years now.The GlobalView offering is going really well, with huge growth in Europe and China. The partnership recently won a significant BPO award.
The joint offering for Business ByDesign takes this a step further, working very closely on the solution from its fundamental design upwards, as well as the service offering and the go to market. SAP-ADP relationship is strong at the executive level, but it is with Jeremiah and his colleagues where vision becomes a viable solution. These guys and gals are living the Rumplestilkin 2.0 test. Piece of mind as a development goal. Sweet.
Thanks to the KPS team for putting this video together. They are doing some cool stuff here at SAP with podcasting, pushing the boundaries of traditional learning. Goodness.