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Get the Most Out of Your BPC Training with Column5’s EPM Academy

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Adam Hess
Adam Hess
on Tue, Dec 02, 2014 @ 13:12 PM
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As the world’s leading-edge consulting firm, Column5 Consulting is helping our customers leverage SAP’s Enterprise Performance Management (EPM) suite, including SAP Business Planning and Consolidation (BPC), through cutting edge and world-class training with Column5’s EPM Academy

With any size implementation of BPC, having relevant and engaging training ensures that you get the most out of your staff and technology.  Here at Column5’s EPM Academy, our goal is to guarantee that all users – no matter their role – are confident and comfortable with their knowledge and skills with BPC.

Our approach to training is simple: provide world-class training that best suits your organization’s needs.  In order to accomplish this, Column5’s EPM Academy has constructed several courses and training strategies that are not only specific, but comprehensive.  With a wide range of learning methods, we can deliver a flexible and agile training offering that can suit any situation, anywhere in the world.

Unlike most other BPC training solutions that you may come across, the Column5 EPM Academy delivers methods that are specific to user needs.  Why learn just the basics of the system, when you can learn how to use the tool to provide meaningful insights into business performance?  With hands-on and real-world scenarios provided by Column5’s EPM Academy, students can really see how powerful and easy it is to use BPC.  With three different types of delivery methods, you can decide how, when, and where your system training will work best for your organization.

Time is one of the most important resources an organization can own.  Determining how to allocate that precious time productively for training can pose several tough questions: 

  • What delivery method will work best for your organization? 
  • How will you know your users are engaged and getting the most out of their training?
  • Will the training be relevant enough for our user’s needs?

Well, fear not! – the Column5 EPM Academy to the rescue! 

With over 70 interactive online training courses, that are available 24/7, users get to decide when and where they would like to take their Column5 On-Demand eLearning classes.  And these are not your grandmother’s eLearning training classes – with audio, video, simulation exercises, quizzes, final exams and takeaway training materials, you can be sure that your users will have all of the necessary resources they need to be successful at their job.

Want even more?  How about additional insight from a live instructor during training?  Or the ability to ask specific questions about a particular system? With the Column5 Virtual Classroom, a group of 5 or more students can have that, along with access to the EPM Academy Learning Portal for additional exercises, quizzes, training material takeaways, and final exams.

Do you think a traditional class setting would be more effective to your organization’s users?  Would you like to see demonstrations constructed in your own EPM environment?  With Column5 Classroom Training, classes are conducted at your site.  The benefit to a traditional classroom setting is that students will not only have a live instructor at their disposal for questions, but they will have the ability to be even more “hands-on” within their own system.   Having the ability to solve issues and perform tasks directly in a replica environment that they will be working in will leave students feeling more energized and confident in their job role.

Is there more?  Of course there is more!  Column5 Consulting is now registered with the National Association of State Boards of Accountancy (NASBA) as a sponsor of continuing professional education on the National Registry of CPE Sponsors.  Depending on which course you participate in will help get you those much needed CPE credits.  For further information about earning CPE credits or about the courses we offer here at Column5, please e-mail EPMacademy@column5.com, or share your thoughts with us below.


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