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.