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Listen in with Jon as he talks with one of the most influential and compelling voices in the SAP community, Michael Doane.

Along with Jon, Michael is the co-author of The SAP Consultant Handbook, and his recently updated SAP Blue Book has become the industry standard for all business readers looking to get a handle on SAP.

In this in-depth, 45 minute interview, Jon and Michael sit down for a frank look at a changing SAP market full of new opportunities but plenty of challenges.

During this "state of the industry" discussion, Jon asks Michael for his take on a number of key questions facing SAP professionals, including:

- How the SAP market rebounded, and what factors contributed to SAP's market surge.

- Michael's work at Performance Monitor and why Performance Monitor is uniquely positioned to monitor SAP (and Oracle) consulting trends.

- Why Michael updated the SAP Blue Book and what has changed in the SAP market since his first edition.

- The drivers that will push the SAP market forward in the next five years.

- What key skills SAP consultants are lacking now and what skills they will need to add to stay competitive.

- Why "offshoring" has had such a big impact on SAP consulting and why Michael thinks that "ABAP is dead" as a good consulting niche.

- Why Michael is a bit skeptical of "Business Intelligence" hype.

- How SAP and Oracle are positioning themselves as they battle for the mid-market.

- The importance of choosing skills over rates.
Direct download: pcast_0307_sap_reed_doane01.mp3
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