You may have already noticed that there are a variety of different SAP consulting careers. To make it a little easier for you to find out which career is suitable for you, we differentiate between 3 groups:
An SAP consultant knows the SAP software solutions and helps companies use them correctly. A distinction is made between SAP process consulting and SAP basic and technology consulting. A process consultant for SAP Finance, for example, has very good business knowledge of the business processes in a company's finances and sets up the SAP software for the customer's accounts receivable department so that the dunning process is fully automated. Process consulting is available for sales, materials management and procurement, production, maintenance, financial accounting and controlling, HR and many other areas of companies. An SAP basic and technology consultant, on the other hand, is the first point of contact for the customer's IT department when it comes to, for example, cloud architecture, security or the use of AI.
If you would like to build up your initial SAP skills in consulting, you can find interesting, free SAP beginner training courses here and receive a digital badge (so-called Record of Achievement), which you can share on LinkedIn, for example:
- Basic understanding of what SAP software is used for: Discover End-to-End Business Processes for the Intelligent Enterprise
- Overview: Overview of Financials in SAP S/4HANA
- Accounting: Outlining the Record to Report Process in SAP S/4HANA
- Controlling: Performing Overhead Cost Accounting in SAP S/4HANA
- Distribution: Exploring SAP S/4HANA Sales
- Product development: Exploring product engineering in SAP S/4HANA
- Marketing: Get Started with SAP Emarsys Customer Engagement
- Analytics: Exploring SAP Analytics Cloud
- circular economy: Responsible Design and Production for the Circular Economy
- Environment, Health and Safety: Discover the Environmental, Health & Safety modules in SAP S/4HANA
An SAP developer (programmer) knows the tools of SAP programming and helps companies, for example, to create interfaces to other non-SAP systems or to expand the SAP software to include customer-specific functions.
If you would like to build up your first SAP skills in development, you can find interesting, free SAP beginner training courses here and receive a digital badge (so-called Record of Achievement), which you can share on LinkedIn, for example:
An SAP project manager plans and controls an SAP project and is responsible for the successful implementation, the budget and the schedule. Of course, you start your career as an SAP project manager with small projects, for example for additional development with 20 person days, as a sub-project manager or in a PMO role that supports the SAP project management in their work. To manage large, cross-departmental SAP implementation projects with tens of thousands of person days, you need many years of SAP project management experience and grow into this role over the years.
If you would like to build up your initial SAP skills in project management, you can find interesting, free SAP training courses here and receive a digital badge (so-called Record of Achievement), which you can share on LinkedIn, for example: