0 Comments23 November 2015

Why I created Breaking into SAP 3.0

Want to make immediate progress in your SAP Success Journey?

  1. Watch the video below.
  2. Understand a bit more about why I created BITSAP, and
  3. Take this opportunity to join:

> Breaking into SAP 3.0

> Breaking into SAP Accelerated

 

What do you think about current training available in SAP? Everyone benefits when you comment below.…

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0 Comments02 September 2014

The nature of work in SAP

I hesitate to state the obvious, but when you’re working in SAP, you are doing work with information. You’re adding value to businesses by creating and running business systems that are required so that a business may function.  In essence, you’re helping a business create information. Sometimes you’re setting up transaction processing systems that allow a company to capture and enforce rules about a process. You may also find yourself gathering and synthesizing information to help a business analyze and improve upon an already existing transaction processing system.  Rarely are you doing much of what I call “technology for technology’s sake” — Fiddling with (fine tuning) software and technology without any regard to business process. I want to challenge you to think a bit differently.

I’m writing this today because I want to remind you that work in SAP is fundamentally different than work that you may encounter in other …

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0 Comments22 February 2014

Where are the jobs in SAP?

Here is the list of top skill sets in SAP by open number of jobs around the world.  This is by no means a comprehensive evaluation of the global SAP jobs market – local variations will be apparent – but over the years I have found my index to be a reasonably good proxy for the demand for SAP skills worldwide. Trends in technology are now global.  Following the chart below, I have included a brief discussion about your prospects in each skill category.


SAP Basis 3715
SAP Mgt.* 2754
SAP CRM 1484
SAP SD 620
SAP MM 605
ABAP 509
SAP FI 453
SAP BW 447
SAP Hana 161
SAP SRM 114
IS-Oil 3

* SAP Mgt. means “SAP Project Manager”

SAP Basis

We’re seeing that more and more, a whole host of technical skill sets are being bucketed into the “SAP Basis ” category. Skills with the proxy …

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0 Comments05 May 2013

highest average SAP rates

sap salary discussion

sap salary discussion

Here’s a a quick “no bull” review of some top-paying skills in SAP, as measured by highest average daily contact rates in the UK and US.*

Each of these skill areas have several hundred openings.  As a close follower of the SAP contract market and employment, to me this means it’s a perfectly viable skill to pursue: if you advertise skills properly in these areas you will be contacted more than once daily to join a project.  Students of mine don’t ever allow themselves to be in a situation where they have to worry about their current or future contracts – there will be plenty of demand to move to another project should your current client become problematic for any reason.

Reminder: these are average daily rates for SAP contractors – you may be at a higher rate, and you may be at a lower rate for …

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1 Comment03 December 2011

on the right track?

I read a post on the dice.com discussion forums, which I generally find to be overwhelmingly depressing — you have about 100,000 people who have no clue about how to find a job in IT all being miserable together. One poster in particular said:

I have sent out over 100 resumes, and never hear back from recruiters, who now ignore my phone calls. They ignore my emails. What am I going to do? I’ve been looking for a job for 5 months! This economy is horrible!

Nothing could be further from the truth about “the IT economy.” There is an absolutely vibrant market for IT skills and if you’re ready and willing to learn, there is a job for you here.  I wanted to say a few things about how things feel when you’re on the inside, when you have stable and in-demand skills — and I want to tell …

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