There has been many highs and lows in my career, since I started working as SAP Basis Consultant since 2006. I will soon be completing 5 years as a SAP Technical Consultant. I cannot say I have seen it all but it has been quite a bit of experience. And when I look back, I feel glad.
It was difficult to shortlist and bring it down to 10. But finally, here are the top 10 Reasons, why I love my job.
Working as a Basis Consultant is where you can create opportunities for yourself. It give you exposure to all SAP Products as well as IT infrastructure. Today I am working as SAP Architect in my current position. Though I don’t do much of solutioning. But I am sure I will soon be doing it as major part of my job as I grow in my current role. Later the possibilities as limit less, depending on interests and ability.
2. Passion and Challenge:
I am passionate about technology and how it helps to make life simple. SAP technology evolves for better adaptability, security, integration and ease of use. With every Implementation project I do, I see how it makes difference to business and in the end to the life of individual who work on it. With every different product I work on, I discover the potential to make the difference. And consciously evolving technology posts a challenge to be on the edge.
As a Basis Consultant I get to try my hands on all SAP products be ECC, CRM, BW,Solution Manager, etc . I get to work at different layers be it Operating system, Database and application. This provides a rich learning experience and knowledge. In short as Basis Consultant you know how entire picture is painted. It satisfies the learning urge of a tech geek. Learning is important for me to keep me motivated for my job.
One thing I want to be very honest about, that working as SAP Consultant in an MNC, gives a sense of Pride (Yes it does). There is “”fell good factor”” about working in SAP. It is despised by IT guys working on other technologies because SAP Consultants are pampered by all the companies. I might be wrong, but let it be that way.
I am gaining valuable experience. With every day of work, I gain experience to strengthen my skills. In SAP world experience is highly valued and respected. In just 5 years I got opportunity to work with worlds best companies, interact with big clients and manage their mission critical systems.
6. Easy Life:
SAP not only makes life simple for business people, who use SAP, but it also makes life easy for administrator like me, who run SAP. With every enhancement in SAP Netweaver, administrator’s life is becoming easy. Be it solution manager or Netweaver Admin or Installation/ Upgrade tools, all of them make technology very manageable.There has been times when work gets really hectic and takes a toll on you. But that the time you actually learn and grow.
7. SAP Community Network:
It a great place to contribute and gain knowledge. It has been recognized by IT industry experts as the best online technical community. Best place to get unofficial answers to your big and small, smart and stupid questions.
8. SAP Customer Support and SAP help:
I can be brave enough to take up new challenge and critical activities because I have faith SAP Customer support. You might not see connection between the two, but surely there is. SAP is attributed to be difficult to configure and use. But only people who work on it knows how easy it is. SAP help provides extensive documentation and when you get stuck up with unexpected problem SAP Support Team is ther for rescue. SAP has a teams of highly skilled people who help you on any issue that you feel is due unreasonable behavior of SAP products.”
In the world of recession, unemployment and layoff, I dont need to have a reason to love my job
In the of the day, money does matter . I have a job that pays me for my time, and if it pays well nothing like it.