WALLDORF, Germany — SAP SE (NYSE: SAP) today announced “Design Thinking and Challenge Management,” a new course on the openSAP platform to introduce learners to two methodologies, which together foster innovation on an enterprise and personal level. This is the first step in a new collaboration between SAP and former world boxing champion Dr. Wladimir Klitschko and his company, Klitschko Ventures GmbH.
The SAP Design Thinking methodology promotes out-of-the-box thinking and the development of new approaches in an agile, fast and structured way. SAP uses design thinking to build creative and innovative solutions for the highly complex, interconnected, global world we live in today. The collaboration combines design thinking with Challenge Management – a new method that deals with corporate and personal challenges by making proactive, permanent changes to one’s behavior. The method was developed by Dr. Klitschko and his team based on the success of his professional boxing career. The combination of these methodologies strengthens a culture of sustainable innovation.
“Innovation can deliver exponential value and transformative change. Encouraging and enabling innovation is what separates exceptional and sustainable brands from average companies,” said Juergen Mueller, chief technology officer and member of the Executive Board of SAP SE. “The keys to creating a culture of innovation within an organization are people and their curiosity. Empowering professionals to apply their skill sets and knowledge while offering life-long learning to foster curiosity will help advance personal and professional goals.”
To achieve success, companies must not only innovate continuously, they must also identify causes for failure to avoid repeating mistakes. By employing design thinking together with Challenge Management, companies can define the winning formula both for business and personal achievements.
“When it comes to business, globalization and digitalization have significantly increased the pressure on companies and individuals to produce innovative results quickly,” Dr. Klitschko said. “With the combination of the SAP Design Thinking methodology and Challenge Management, I am convinced we can give professionals the tools necessary to embrace internal and external change and face their challenges in a way that’s positive and goal-oriented.”
The course introduces the methodologies and discusses the opportunities that are created when they are united in five topics:
- Changing Paradigms of Success in the Digital Era: Innovation culture with a human-centric approach is discussed.
- Design Thinking – De-Facto Standard to Drive Innovation: Learners are introduced to the SAP Design Thinking approach and how its processes can help them meet business goals.
- The Challenge Management Philosophy and Capabilities for the “New” Change: Participants learn how to face hyperspeed change in today’s digital world.
- Challenge Management: Learners receive an introduction by Dr. Wladimir Klitschko on how to deal with their individual challenges.
- Design Thinking and Challenge Management: Dream Team to Succeed: Learners gain insight into how the meaningful combination of design thinking and Challenge Management can foster an innovation culture within enterprises that has a strong human-centric approach.
Dr. Klitschko’s boxing career spanned more than 27 years. His international career started in 1996 when he won the Olympic Gold medal in the super-heavyweight division. Between 1996 and 2017 he won 64 of 69 fights as a professional boxer. He held the world heavyweight championship twice, including titles from the International Boxing Federation (IBF), the World Boxing Organization (WBO) and the International Boxing Organization (IBO). He also held the Super Champion title from the World Boxing Association (WBA).
To find out more, sign up for the free course Design Thinking and Challenge Management on the openSAP platform.
As the Experience Company powered by the Intelligent Enterprise, SAP is the market leader in enterprise application software, helping companies of all sizes and in all industries run at their best: 77% of the world’s transaction revenue touches an SAP system. Our machine learning, Internet of Things (IoT), and advanced analytics technologies help turn customers’ businesses into intelligent enterprises. SAP helps give people and organizations deep business insight and fosters collaboration that helps them stay ahead of their competition. We simplify technology for companies so they can consume our software the way they want – without disruption. Our end-to-end suite of applications and services enables more than 437,000 business and public customers to operate profitably, adapt continuously, and make a difference. With a global network of customers, partners, employees, and thought leaders, SAP helps the world run better and improve people’s lives. For more information, visit www.sap.com.
Note to editors:
To preview and download broadcast-standard stock footage and press photos digitally, please visit www.sap.com/photos. On this platform, you can find high resolution material for your media channels. To view video stories on diverse topics, visit www.sap-tv.com. From this site, you can embed videos into your own Web pages, share video via email links, and subscribe to RSS feeds from SAP TV.
For customers interested in learning more about SAP products:
Global Customer Center: +49 180 534-34-24
United States Only: 1 (800) 872-1SAP (1-800-872-1727)
For more information, press only:
Martin Gwisdalla, SAP, +49 (6227) 7-67275, firstname.lastname@example.org, CET
SAP News Center press room; email@example.com
Jennifer Kohanim, FleishmanHillard, +1 (617) 692-0535, firstname.lastname@example.org, ET
Any statements contained in this document that are not historical facts are forward-looking statements as defined in the U.S. Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. Words such as “anticipate,” “believe,” “estimate,” “expect,” “forecast,” “intend,” “may,” “plan,” “project,” “predict,” “should” and “will” and similar expressions as they relate to SAP are intended to identify such forward-looking statements. SAP undertakes no obligation to publicly update or revise any forward-looking statements. All forward-looking statements are subject to various risks and uncertainties that could cause actual results to differ materially from expectations. The factors that could affect SAP’s future financial results are discussed more fully in SAP’s filings with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (“SEC”), including SAP’s most recent Annual Report on Form 20-F filed with the SEC. Readers are cautioned not to place undue reliance on these forward-looking statements, which speak only as of their dates.
© 2019 SAP SE. All rights reserved.
SAP and other SAP products and services mentioned herein as well as their respective logos are trademarks or registered trademarks of SAP SE in Germany and other countries. Please see https://www.sap.com/copyright for additional trademark information and notices.
Powered by WPeMatico