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npower saves £3 million in SAP training costs

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npower reveals how immersive digital learning reduced their training time and cost for SAP systems.

Andy Hurren, Head of Learning at npower
Andy Hurren, Head of Learning at npower 

When leading UK energy company npower migrated its mission-critical enterprise systems to SAP, a major training challenge ensued: how to train 4,500 people on the new system quickly and efficiently, including key customer-facing teams at the contact centre.

Andy Hurren, Head of Learning at npower, says, “At the time, we had no digital training capabilities and no functional learning management system, which meant everyone had to be trained in classrooms, using a traditional training client.”

This traditional approach meant very high training costs for the SAP deployment and npower knew that future training projects couldn’t be undertaken in the same way. They needed to find a new, more efficient, cost-effective way of delivering systems training on an ongoing basis, whilst also delivering a better training experience for new members of staff.

npower opted for an immersive digital learning technology from Assima to revolutionise their training approach and save £3 million in training costs and deliver better training, faster and more efficiently. This was achieved by providing users with a highly interactive training environment, reducing reliance on classroom training events and the associated high-cost system infrastructure. “Here was a system that would allow me to train new staff on SAP without the astronomical cost of building and maintaining a SAP training client,” Andy Hurren says.

As well as saving around £3 million, npower have also reduced on boarding times by 50%, reduced staffing for new programmes by 80%, improved training standards and become the 5th most improved company in the UK for customer service. To read this success story in full please visit: