Wednesday, November 09, 2005

Becoming a SAP Consultant

Steve posted an comment on this post asking me about "How to become a SAP Consultant". That's is a good question which deserves an detailed answer.

Becoming a SAP Consultant is a hard job, beeing SAP consultant is even harder. Anyway, it pays the effort. Entering into the SAP world can be possible in 2 ways:
- working for a company that wants to implemente SAP as it Enterprise Application System, either as a final user (the one which enters the data or runs some reports) or as a key user (the one which take part in the implementation project as a member of the implementation team)
- get a job as a Junior SAP consultant with a SAP Consultancy Company, with or without SAP experience.
After first contact with SAP as a junior consultant it takes 2 years to be confortable with one module and be a Consultant with responsabilities in configuration.

How did I found my path into a SAP Consultant Career.
In 2000, I was in my final semester at Academy of Economics Study in Bucharest, Romania. I decided to get a job before I finish the studies so I applyed to many programmers jobs, but I got only rejections, exept from ROMSYS, my current employer which decided to hire my as a ERP Consultant. So for 3 years I've been an ERP consultant for an local romanian ERP application. And after this 3 years, my company decided to become an SAP partener and I was choosen to be part of the new SAP team. Now I have 2 years of SAP experience, an MM certification and 1 year experience is SAP IS-Utilities (Billing and Invocing).
Hope all of you who wants to become an SAP Consultant to be as lucky as I was, get a junior SAP Consultant job and work as hard as you can to progress into your SAP Consultant Career. It worth.

Daniel

79 comments:

Anonymous said...

First of all, I want to thank you fo these magnificant blog.I am at the point where you were three years ago. I want to be A SAP consultant. I want to get really needed information.I can not find any email address on this site to reach you Daniel.Can you notify us with an email address.Thank you...

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konent said...

Hi Daniel,

I went to study SAP BW after being out of the IT industry for 4 years and I passed my certification. I cant even find a job with a consulting firm as a Junior consultant. They all require minimum of 2 years experience. My desire to become a SAP consultant was so great. I spent close to $20,000 to get my self certified and now cant get a job. I have so much to offer any company, but no opportunity. What can I do. I am even ready to work for free for now.

konent@gmail.com

surdie said...

While I search, are there any good tools/sites/resources for

(a) reading up on SAP FI/CO modules; and

(b) broad approaches to implementation of SAP FI/CO

Thanks in advance for your assistance

Samir Shah said...

Daniel,
I really enjoyed your blog. I have just graduated with an MBA in Supply Chain Management and want to go into Supply Chain consulting. Many jobs require that I have SAP experience..I have done some testing with SAP...but I still want to know from someone who has been working with ERP and SCM for such a long time..what essentially is SAP? How long would it take for me to learn it? I forgot to mention that I have a bachelors in Computer Engineering and Engineering Management..so I am tech savvy and am able to pick up stuff like this pretty quickly. Please let me know if you can help me. I tried looking for an email address but couldn't find it. My e-mail is samir.r.shah@gmail.com . I've just started my blog: mrsamirshah.blogspot.com

Hope to hear from you soon!

pure said...

Daniel,

This whole week, i feel like quiting and came by your blog. gave me some energy to move on. thank you. i dont know how long it whould last. but you never know. thanks

dennyx said...

Hi Pure,

Thanks for the remarks. That's why I'm keeping this blog. To help other SAP consultants with support and advices. Please drop me a mail to keep in touch danieltoba (at) yahoo dot com

Marcel said...

Konent,

I just read your comments and I am litle bit concern. I am looking to become a SAP consultant, and i am looking for full immersion class in some modules like SAP PS, SAP SD, SAP MM.
Can you please tell me where you get trained? I am already SAP user.
thanks

rajeev said...

Dear Daniel,
Your career history is quite interesting as well as similar to my current career.
Well i m working in IT org. as project Coordinator.
My company provides ERP solution for Real Estate/Construction world.
Currently I have 1.5 yrs of experience in implementing the ERP in various organisation.
Can you suggest me how to get into SAP wORLD

Jaideep said...

Hi Daniel,

I have been working with Accenture Services for 2 yrs now as an ABAP developer. I want to move towards functional side. During my tenure with Accenture I have developed objects for clients in the Utilities industry. But I want to increase my earning and grow to become a SAP consultant. Is there any course which I need to complete? Any certifications? Or what should be my approach in moving towards functional side?

Jaideep said...

Hi Daniel,

I have been working with Accenture Services for 2 yrs now as an ABAP developer. I want to move towards functional side. During my tenure with Accenture I have developed objects for clients in the Utilities industry. But I want to increase my earning and grow to become a SAP consultant. Is there any course which I need to complete? Any certifications? Or what should be my approach in moving towards functional side?

dennyx said...

HI Jaideep!

Send me an email at danieltoba at yahoo dot com.

Daniel

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Hi
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For excellent FI config documents and study material.

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Navneet said...

Dear Daniel,

Please advise I am currently working in an MNC with there local ERP package with detail knowledge on
supply chain B2B & B2C, picking and inventory management and I am also have knowledge of SAP MM material Master and batch mangement a

I havn't done any implementation is SAP MM. Please how you I proceed as I want to be a supply chain consultant.

Please advise

Ken said...

great blog, really great information you have there. thanks for sharing with all of us

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shyam said...

Is it worth doin SAP FICO after completing Masters in Finance ?

Hi Everybody,

I recently finished my Masters in Finance and Banking and my seniors asking me to do SAP FICO module but i dont have any idea about SAP FI/CO and also not much knowledge about IT field. Is it worth doing SAP?. Is both my Masters and SAP are similar? Can anyone tell me what are pros and cons of doing SAP FICO !!!!

faran said...

Hi

I am MBA-Finance + 7 year experiance in Accounting/Finance field. Recently i did qualify SAP-FI certification Exam. i want to join SAP consultat can you please guid me in this regard.

Thanks

Farhan Ali.

Karthik said...

Nowadays there are more job openings available for freshers and experienced persons in various categories. Just apply for the jobs or register in this websites, so that right jobs will be intimated based on the resume. Its a simple and a best way to get into the good job and best of job
best of luck for getting a good job in ur carrer

anush said...

Hi Daniel,

I am working for a MNC for 3 years
as a programer (AS400/Java).
My company is currently implementing SAP and they have selected me for PM module.
I am new to SAP and some of my friends
say PM has no scope for career development like MM ,PP,FI or CO has.


I want to know whether PM module is good ?
Will there be good job oppurtunities in PM module in future?

Raghav Pandey said...

Hi, can anybody send me SAP FI certification material, I have all configuration material , I can send but i need SAP FI Certification material ... CTFIN52

Kindly send me at

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KALPESH said...

I was SAP FI core team member and done full life cycle from project preparation to Go live ans support. I have bachelor degree in finance and Post graduate diploma in business management. I am looking for a job as SAP FI Consultant how i can find the same

MoneyPhile said...

Hi Daniel,

I got my start as an IT consultant by using the "junior" approach you've mentioned above. It took 6 months of work, but eventually they put me in a good paying gig.

There are other factors to consider once when trying to become an IT consultant.

Check it out here:

http://www.moneyphile.com/2011/04/20/becoming-an-independent-it-consultant/

Regards,
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archana said...

Hi,
M Archana frm Bangalore, wanna be a SAP consultant, M a BCOM(Commerce) Graduate and have 2 yrs experince in accounting stream. M pretty well verse with accounting principles. Would like to learn SAP FICO. Pls smbdy advice me what to do????

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Sam said...

Hi, I work as a SAP MM key user and worked as SAP cordinator in a project about SAP BW/BO. I'd like to know if there is a job oportunity in your country. I intend to travel to Romenia but I'm thinking about starting a SAP Academy here.
Do you think that is possible to find a job there? It's easy if you have a experience in another country?
I graduated in Accountant Science a 2 years ago. Could you help me about this issue??
Thank you !!
Sam.

Rajeshwari said...

Hi All

i want to enter into the SAP world. As i completing my MCA in this year till october.right now i m working as JAVA developer.now what should i do to get entry in SAP as ABAP devloper.

Thank You!

Ruthra said...

Hi

I am from chennai. I compledted MBA and was working in supply chaing management past 3 years with SAP SD(sales order creation , change orders,and Credit and Debits for Sales orders) module. Now i have done SAP MM and i have looking opportunitys in chennai

1. Do i have opportunity getinto consultant job?

2. Can u advice me how should i prepare my self to get consultatn job?

Plse send mail to :
ruthra_85@yahoo.co.in

Ruthra said...

Hi
I have completed MBA and i have 3 years exp in supply chain management and have hands on exp in SAP SD(creating sales orders and change orders and Debit and Credit returns.etc...) and also i completed SAP MM module

1. Do i have opprotunits getinto consultant job?

Mail me u r advice :
ruthra_85@yahoo.co.in

umsp said...

Hi Daniel

Many thanks for posting your blog. it makes a very interesting read. I have been working as SAP end user for nearly 4 years now and I want to move into a SAP consultant role, even a junior consultant role. Please can you give me a few pointers on how should I go about doing this.

Many thanks

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Kadi said...

Hello Daniel,

Thanks Daniel for your SAP story, you are the kind of person who want to share knowledge with others. here is my story,
I have just finished SAP MM training three months ago, I have done practices and I am now ready for the challenge, start searching for a job in the SAP environment is not easy, about my CV, how am I going to arrange it without any previous experience in SAP, what is your advice, because I have the knowledge of a SAP MM JUNIOR, but no working experience in SAP. I live in London and I am a British citizen. Thanks in advance for your help and understanding. Bye then.

Kadi said...

Hello Daniel,

Thanks Daniel for your SAP story, you are the kind of person who want to share knowledge with others. here is my story,
I have just finished SAP MM training three months ago, I have done practices and I am now ready for the challenge, start searching for a job in the SAP environment is not easy, about my CV, how am I going to arrange it without any previous experience in SAP, what is your advice, because I have the knowledge of a SAP MM JUNIOR, but no working experience in SAP. I live in London and I am a British citizen. Thanks in advance for your help and understanding. Bye then.

gcs88 said...

Hi ,

i probably wants to ask some stupid question ;-)
first thanks for discussing these type of issues dennyx
i'm sekhar from india after completion of the graduation on wards i like to learn as my own now currently i'm working as a freelancer in web designing ...
and coming to sap i was trained in sap (business intelligence)module
nowadays as per market in 2012
no one is taking as sap junior consultant anyway maybe if we are working in companies they were migrating or getting experienced candidates (senior consultants)
now i spent so much time& researched on it
i would like to work in sap bi area purely but no offers are coming as a trainee ..

My question was - is there any opportunities for working as freelancer in sap bi area!
How could we approach this issue
let me know
Thanks

Regards
sekhar

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