My name is Isard Haasakker, and I’m the director and sole employee of No Tie Generation Limited.
Over the years, I’ve become a curious and creative hybrid SAP consultant. I specialise in combining functional and technical knowledge to implement reliable and flexible solutions for complex problems that my clients find challenging to resolve. With more than 25 years of hands-on SAP ERP experience, I’m confident that I can overcome any hurdle that comes my way, whether it’s a complex implementation or a challenging development project.
As a non-conformist, I thrive when I work with a company daring to challenge the status quo and think outside the box. I’m always looking for new tools and techniques to make my work more efficient and effective. Being creative and open-minded is key to achieving better outcomes and providing more value to my clients.
As a self-confessed SAP nerd, I love learning new things and exploring new technologies, and I’m always curious about what’s new and what’s next in the SAP field. I take pride in my SAP knowledge and skills and am not afraid to learn new skills to find innovative solutions. I even play around with rented SAP systems in my spare time to discover new functionality.
One of my biggest passions is sharing my knowledge with others. I believe that by helping others learn and grow, I can also learn and grow myself. My particular interest is in developing top-class soft skills. I write articles on the Medium platform about the psychology of work and coping with new trends, like the rise of AI machines and how they can enrich your profession.
Right from the start, my goal is to make myself obsolete. It might sound counter-intuitive, but everything I do will be thoroughly documented, making it easy for my clients to replace me if and when needed. This approach allows my clients to extend their contracts because they want to, not because they’re forced to.
My ultimate aim is to make my clients self-sufficient so they’re not tied to me or any other consultant. This is precisely why I chose the name “No Tie Generation” for my company – to represent a new era of independent SAP consultants. My philosophy is simple – empower my clients with the tools, knowledge, and resources they need to succeed independently. By doing so, they can make informed decisions, streamline their operations, and achieve long-term success without needing outside help.
With much fondness, I look back at my experience with “The Strategic Coach” program. Between 2010 and 2016, I attended their business coaching workshops, and it was an eye-opening experience. Entrepreneurs design the program for entrepreneurs, focusing on helping growth-minded business owners achieve faster growth, greater profits, and an exceptional quality of life.
Dan Sullivan, the founder and creator of the program, is a visionary, creative, wise, playful, and generous champion of entrepreneurs worldwide. With over 30 years of experience coaching entrepreneurs, he has written over 30 books on entrepreneurship. One of his brilliant books is “Capitalism – And Everything Else”, which resonates with me because it aligns with my manifesto on this website. You gain strength by collaborating, allowing everybody to excel in their area of expertise while offering independent advice with no hidden agendas. Their success depends on your success.
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My approach to implementing SAP S/4 HANA originates in my book “Make F.I.T. Your Purpose”. In the book, I share interesting personal stories, including one where I used a day at “The Strategic Coach” to ask all the entrepreneurs in the room, “What is the most important event in your company“. If you’re curious about my answer and the entrepreneurs’ response, check out my book on Amazon.
My ideal client fosters a culture of creativity and innovation amongst its employees. This means that the company encourages its staff to develop new ideas, think outside the box, and reward those who come up with creative solutions. They also provide employees with professional growth and development opportunities, such as attending relevant conferences or taking specialised courses.
The ideal company also ensures that employees feel comfortable sharing their ideas and collaborating with colleagues from other departments to get fresh perspectives on various problems or projects. They provide the necessary resources for their employees to pursue creative projects, such as time, funding, and access to subject-matter experts.
Another key aspect for me is creating an environment where it’s safe to take risks, try new things, and recognise both successes and failures as part of the learning process regarding innovation. I also appreciate when a company offers incentives such as bonuses or special recognition for those who contribute innovative ideas. It motivates employees to think outside the box and harness the power of problem-solving through novel solutions based on creative thinking.
Efficiency and productivity are also important to me. The ideal company consistently takes steps to improve efficiency by working with its teams to set achievable goals and providing the tools they need to achieve them. They provide ongoing feedback and coaching to help employees stay on track and recognise and reward those who contribute ideas for improvement. They also implement processes to streamline operations, such as eliminating unnecessary tasks or steps and paying special attention to wasteful activities. However, they also avoid setting unrealistic deadlines to prevent burnout and maintain productivity.
I also value a company’s commitment to continuous learning and development. The ideal company invests in its employees’ professional development by offering workshops, conferences, online courses, and other educational opportunities. They create a culture where learning is encouraged and rewarded by recognising employees who take advantage of these training opportunities. They also ensure that learning resources such as books, articles, and online courses are readily available to their employees so that they can engage with them independently.
I appreciate a company prioritising sustainability, diversity and inclusion, or social responsibility. My ideal client embeds these values into everyday operations, setting measurable goals and objectives and creating policies and procedures that ensure these values are upheld throughout all aspects of the business. They develop core values that drive their decision-making process, establish initiatives that promote equality and inclusivity, and invest in resources such as diversity training and employee engagement activities. They regularly measure progress on sustainability, diversity, and inclusion objectives and report the results to employees, customers, stakeholders, and other interested parties.
Thank you for taking the time to learn more about me and my approach to SAP consulting. I am passionate about helping companies achieve their goals and realise their full potential through innovative and efficient solutions. My unique blend of functional and technical expertise and my love for continuous learning and development allows me to deliver outstanding results for my clients.
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