Paul is Dean (Academic) and Professor in Information Systems at Holmes Institute and Principle Consultant at Hawking Solutions.  He is considered as one of the leading commentators on ERP systems and Business Intelligence and specifically SAP solutions.  His knowledge is well respected in both industry and academia and accordingly is often required to assist companies with their SAP strategies and understanding of SAP solutions. 

The services Paul offers include:

  • Providing an independent view of SAP solutions and implementation approaches
  • Assisting companies to maximise the benefits for their SAP investments
  • Business Intelligence strategy and implementation.
  • SAP Training and curriculum development.

Paul has presented at leading SAP and academic conferences around the world. He has been a Topic Leader on the SAP Community Network. Paul trains and advises academics around the world in regards to ERP systems and Business Intelligence curriculum.  He was a past Chairperson and committee member of the SAP Australian User Group (SAUG) for 10 years and was responsible for knowledge transfer.  Paul in 2009, 2011, 2012 was voted by the SAP community as one of  the Top Ten Most Influential People in SAP for Australia and New Zealand.   He was awarded "Outstanding Academic 2010" by SAP.

Paul is a SAP Mentor These are an elite group of highly-engaged and knowledgeable members of the SAP ecosystem. Nominated by peers and selected by SAP, Mentors include technologists, business peopleconsultantsbloggers, and employees associated with SAP and its customer and partner companies. In total, there are 150 SAP Mentors worldwide, all united by a commitment to stir innovation, increase customer value, and make the culture of SAP more open, transparent, and collaborative. Paul is SAP Mentor number 92 and the first academic in the world to achieve this level of recognition. 

The SAP related curriculum Paul has developed is used by universities throughout the world.  Paul is also one of Australia's best selling IT authors having written 11 books which are sold around the world.  The Microsoft Stable book series has been in publication since 1995.  The Microsoft Stable was the first book in Australia to have a supporting website.  The book series has had more than $4million in sales to date. 

About Paul

Qualifications and Experience


The go to person to undertsand SAP solutions and directions

Industry Engagement


Influencer, Speaker and Trainer



Extensive applied research on various aspects of Enterprise Systems and Business Intelligence