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  • StaySafe – but what does it actually mean?

    March 2020

    It’s rapidly becoming one of the most-used clichés, and for good reasons, but what does “StaySafe” actually mean for us and how can we do it?   Well obviously it means thorough hand-washing, social-distancing, self-isolating and for a great many …

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  • Coronavirus/COVID-19 Update

    March 2020

    In view of the government advice to avoid all unnecessary social contact as much as possible, we are cancelling all courses scheduled for our Surrey Training Centre until further notice. All our scheduled courses will now run as online courses …

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  • Why I do what I do

    August 2017

    I believe that when people are adequately equipped to do what is expected of them, they make better use of their time, feel better about themselves, and are less stressed. In that context, training is every bit as important a …

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  • Should we ban mobile phones from training courses and meetings?

    July 2017

    A slightly different perspective on the use of mobile phones in the context of business meetings – and I’m putting training courses in the same bracket as meetings for the purposes of this post – was offered by Simon Sinek …

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  • If your logo looks like this, you need help…

    June 2017

      One of the things that often surprises me as I’m introduced to new customers around the country, is the way that many, often quite large businesses, don’t really reinforce their brand identity consistently through their day-to-day interactions either with …

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  • Are you making the most of what you’ve got?

    April 2017

    The right software training can increase your productivity, upskill employees, and cut needless tasks from your working day. It could help you develop your skills, improve your CV, boost your confidence, and remove unnecessary stress from your working life. At …

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  • How confident are you about asking questions in class?

    February 2017

    When I was at school, I was one of those kids who always felt nervous about asking questions in class in case it made me look stupid in front of my classmates, and I didn’t want them to make fun …

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  • Practical, Well Structured, Useful and Enjoyable

    February 2017

    When we asked our customers which words they would use to describe their PPA Training Course experience, look at what they had to say… You can’t really ask for much more in a training course can you?

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  • Business Objects Training Courses – why pay more?

    February 2017

    So today I was just researching the competition regarding pricing, and was surprised when I came across this on the website of a company offering Business Objects training courses:   At £1699 (+vat!) I thought that was a bit steep …

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  • Over 48% of our customers said their PPA training course exceeded their expectations

    February 2017

    As promised, here’s the breakdown of another of the responses to the PPA training course feedback survey completed by our customers. A recent analysis of the feedback questionnaires completed by our customers at the end of each training course shows …

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  • The Cost of Not Knowing What You Don’t Know…

    January 2017

    If I had a pound for every time I’ve heard someone say “I wish I’d known that before…” during a training course, I could probably be relaxing now either somewhere warm and sunny, or crisp and snowy, instead of sitting …

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  • PPA Outperforms Surveymonkey Global Benchmark for all categories

    January 2017

    It seems that our customers really love the way we do training courses, and the latest analysis of our feedback questionnaires shows that PPA has outperformed the Surveymonkey global benchmark in all categories of response. We’re delighted to share this …

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  • Business Objects training courses don’t have to cost a fortune

    January 2017

    Business Objects Web Intelligence Reporter training courses from £325+vat www.ppatraining.co.uk

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  • Why do some function buttons keep disappearing from my Webi Toolbars?

    September 2016

    If I had a quid for every time I’ve been asked this question over the last couple of years I wouldn’t be sitting here writing this blog post now. Basically this comes down to which Web Intelligence app you’re using …

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  • Business Objects Web Intelligence 4.1 Courses now in Guildford

    November 2014

    From this month we’ll be running regular SAP Business Objects Web Intelligence 4.1 courses in our Guildford Training Centre. Initially there will be a one-day Introductory Reporter course scheduled every 2 weeks, with a further one-day Advanced Reporter course in …

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  • 5 Good Reasons for booking that training course.

    June 2014

    Reason 1:Training can actually reduce business costs Enlightened companies don’t regard training as a cost, but as an investment. Most businesses have invested heavily in computer based technology in the work-place. In order to maximise their return on that investment, …

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