Dear SAP Business One Consultants/Partners/Customers/Co-ordinator

To start off this discussion (not a serious one 😉 )


I want to know the journey of  the people (of their respective SAP Business One Career)who are active in our area of SAP Business One particularly. So it could be helpful for people looking into an SAP Career via SAP B1

To start off, i will tell my journey since i have started it.(no need of mentioning company names)

Well  i started my career as a sales employee(BDE) selling IT Products after doing B.E(C.S)(even though i didn’t have a clue about it 😛 )

But the reason being i wanted to learn both technical and management so i  completed my M.B.A (Sys&Mktg).

I wanted to make use of both my Technical & Management knowledge to be productive in my career. I had heard of SAP during my M.B.A period but when i joined for an institute(unauthorized -only came to know later) to learn the course there was no mention of SAP Business One any where.


If you want to enter SAP career, you can only do by doing the following course SAP FICO/SD/MM/CRM(All R/3) cause R/3 consultants make huge bucks of money 😎 . So happily i completed my SD course in an institute (but later came to know only doing course is not enough have to do certification .Thought of completing that also but there is no Guarantee of getting job after paying huge amount  😯 as END TO END implementation experience is required.(this i have heard n number of times whenever i tried applying for an SAP R/3 Job)

Somehow joined a Startup company which gave an opportunity to work as SAP Business one consultant provided you get some business to them (expected startup company have to compromise).But the good thing was that i got introduced into SAP Business one which a product specifically designed by SAP for SME’S .In that duration i got chance to go to SAP company got  training on B1 technical by Yatsea Li   and  some how journey continued. Got to know that B1 consist of all modules in one single software so worth of doing degrees was somehow accomplished   😀 .

Later on i wanted more knowledge in SAP B1 hence joined the course specifically on SAP B1 in an Authorized institute(this time with proper information) . Later got chance to work in a Customer company and became active member in this awesome community of SCN. Both through my exposure to issues in the company and issues posted in SCN forum  helped me a lot in completing my certification in B1 🙂 .

So though this blog people looking for  an SAP Career keep you eyes and years open, there is not only R/3 required to enter into SAP but there are many other modules like B1 which doesn’t ask for any END- End implementation experience, provided you have thorough subject knowledge .

the SAP Business one DEMO videos posted by Richard Duffy is really helpful for people looking to get a good SAP B1 subject knowledge and SQL queries for SAP Business book by Gordon Du is helpful to get a proper SQL skillset .I also got guidance from Prasanna s in my sap b1 journey .I would like to thank everyone for all their direct and indirect help.. 🙂

I kindly request people to share their SAP B1 Journey so it would be worth full for the  community and people looking specifically in our B1  community.

Thanks&Regards

Darshan Desai

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  1. Nishit Makadia

    Hi,

    I read your Success Story. Such an interesting and new SAP B1 comers are also inspired from this story.

    I would like to tell you that i am also working as an SAP B1 Developer in SAP B1 used Customer Company.

    Regards,

    Nishit Makadia

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    1. DARSHAN DESAI Post author

      Hi Nishit,

      Thanks for your comments .Well i am still a fresher in the field and success is still long way to gooooo!! 🙂 .

      Good to see you are also in the same stream, In which industry are you working

      Regards

      Darshan Desai

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      1. Nishit Makadia

        Hi Darshan,

        Well Thanks to you man because your success story is such an inspired.

        No i am not a fresher i have an 3 years of experience in SAP B1.

        Currently, I am working in Manufacturing Company.

        Tell me about yourself.

        Thanks & Regards,

        Nishit Makadia

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        1. DARSHAN DESAI Post author

          Hi nishit,

          Well even i didn’t know, the blog will come good it was just my feelings which i had shared.

          I am in an IT Industry working as sap B1 Co-ordinator. Got Basics in B1.SQL i am managing with  query generator. .Still have to go in depth in writing complex queries.I am the lone person managing SAP here.

          How about you. do you guys have a team specifically for SAP B1.I think version 9 supports better for Manufacturing industry.

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    1. Nishit Makadia

      Hi,

      Can you please share your Educational Background ?

      Let me tell you one thing,

      SAP B1 Certification is not a Compulsory but it is helpful to get a job in SAP B1 implemented Customers Company.

      Regards,

      Nishit Makadia

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        1. DARSHAN DESAI Post author

          Hi andakondaramadu,

          First tell me are you fresher or you have experience specifically in SAP B1. or any other experience.

          Regards

          Darshan Desai

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            1. DARSHAN DESAI Post author

              hi,

              I did not understand your word by telling ” not able to strong in b1″ ?

              You are working as SAP B1 consultant in partner company ?.Have you been involved in any support or implementation projects..Please explain your problem in detail.

              So people can help you through..

              Regards

              Darshan Desai

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        2. Nishit Makadia

          Hi,

          So you are eligible for SAP B1.

          You can just browsing on internet for SAP Business one Application.

          and based on learning attitude you will get entry to SAP B1 implemented company.

          As per my point of you, don’t require any type of certification for SAP B1.

          You must having following Knowledge for enter into SAP B1 Market.

          1) Functional knowledge of production, finance, sales and purchase modules.

          2) some knowledge of Crystal reports

          3) some knowledge of SQL Server

          4) Aware with all the functionality of SAP B1.

          Regards,

          Nishit Makadia

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  2. Alaa Kharma

    I had a strange story with SAP Business One. The story started two years ago and I think it will never end. I was working in a family business. We had a local system with lots of bugs but it was working fine at that time. I don’t remember how I visited SAP website but the story started with visiting SAP website and submitting a form. The next day someone called from SAP asked some questions about our business. After a couple of days one of SAP partners visited us. They sent us an offer but it was out of our budget.  I thought it was the end since we were running a good software with little issues.  The SAP partner who visited, sent us a better offer and we signed the contract. I was involved in the system implementation and master data transfer.  I tried to learn how to do things myself not to get things done for me.  I watched lots of the videos on the Internet and read a lot. After using SAP Business One for two years, I have decided to leave the family business and apply for an SAP Business One Consultant position.

    Using the SAP Business One for two years helped me to get into all the modules.

    Because I was working in the a family business and I am responsible to develop our business, I tried my best to get the most of the system by making the business processes faster than before.

    My advice to the people who wants to learn SAP Business One is to learn about all the modules.

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    1. DARSHAN DESAI Post author

      Hi Alaa,

      Thanks for sharing your experience, it really motivating for people who require guidance in respective career to move ahead..:)

      Cheers to B1 🙂

      Regards

      Darshan Desai

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    2. Yatsea Li

      Thanks Alaa and Darshan for sharing your inspiring stories with B1.

      I believe that people in the community would have his/her own experience with SAP and B1. Looking forward to seeing more nice career stories about B1 in the community. 🙂

      Kind Regards, Yatsea

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      1. DARSHAN DESAI Post author

        Hi Li,

        Thanks for your compliments, .Hope you remember me during the technical training given by you…We had good training session from your end.  I had told you about the places to visit in Bangalore… 😀

        Regards

        Darshan Desai

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  3. Rahul Tanpure

    Hi DarashanJi,

    Just Saw your successful Journey with SAP B’one, I’m also doing job in SAP Business one Functional Consultant from last 2 years, Its very user friendly ERP for everyone.

    Regards,

    Rahul.

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  4. Tushar Nathwani

    Hi All,

    Right now I am working as a Sr. Technical Consultant in SAP B1 specially in SAP B1if & SAP B1iSN. I also worked as Support Consultant for SAP B1. I have 5+ exp. in SAP B1.

    Thanks & Regards,

    Tushar Nathwani

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  5. M G Hegde

    Hi All,

    Good to see this thread after long time, Its relay  inspirational for SAP b One group.

    After working in SAP R3 as user , I got attracted to become SAP consultant , So I left my job. and  luckily got opportunity to work in organisation who is a SAP B one Channel Partner  .

    Now its been two years and I’ve been part of two successful implementation . Learnt lot of things in SAP.

    I am from Technical Background (BCA)  and I never studied accounting concepts, it is making me uncomfortable, I can say How it will work , But not Why it has to be like this !.

    I’ve decided SAP as my career , and thinking to get my master degree (External) . Please anybody suggest me , which degree would be helpful to my career, I mean MBA or MCA. ?

    also I’am very eager to learn new things and want become professional consultant , what are the best practice ?

    Finally, What is the opportunities(Jobs) in SAP B one? 

    hope for the inspirational words.

    Thanks & Regards

    M G Hegde

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    1. DARSHAN DESAI Post author

      Hi Hegde,

      Thanks for sharing your info and if you have got motivated through its great!!.

      My personal suggestion regarding your career is, Do the SAP B1 Technical consultant certification .Join for the course in an Authorized Institute and clear your certification.

      So you will have better opportunities in your Career. Instead of doing MBA or MCA externally. As doing job only and learning through SCN you would gain more knowledge in SAP then doing the degree.

      Well its my personal opinion, you can decide ultimately what you want 🙂

      Regards

      Darshan Desai

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      1. M G Hegde

        Hi Darshan,

        That would be a Valuabe suggetion and I’am thankfull to you. at some point of time , life will make us to take difficult decision. I’am in that confusion weather I could have make big future in SAP  B1. So I had posted about my master degrees in the Post.

        thank you once again for your reply,

        I’ll take wise decision.

        Thanks & Regards

        M G

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  6. Narayanan Lakshmi

    Hi Darshan,

           Thanks for your reply. I am new for this.I already worked in  Dot Net and VB 6.0. I like to work in this long term. I am trying to write an exam for technical Consultant in SAP Business One(like you).Could you please give me a details and documents for this.

            I started my career in VB 6.0 and SAP ABAP,Dot Net.Now I am in SAP Business One Technical.I don’t know how SAP Business one Market is going on now and future.Hopefully, It is good. i want to become a “SAP Business One Technical and  Functional Consult” in future.

    Please guide me

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    1. DARSHAN DESAI Post author

      Hi Lakshmi,

      Becoming an SAP B1 techno functional consultant is really good thing and its added advantage to have both technical and functional knowledge.But there are two exam you have to take for becoming consultant in both the fields. TB1200,TB1300. is the exam code for functional and technical .Have you already taken course on TB1300, ?

      let me know about it, so i can help from whatever i know.SAP B1 is growing, you need not worry about it.

      Regards

      Darshan Desai

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  7. Narayanan Lakshmi

    Hi Darshan Desai,

    Thanks for your reply. First i need to take an exam for Technical.

    I think, this is exam code for both.

    TB1200 — Functional Consultant.

    TB1300 — Technical Consultant.

    Am i right?

    could you send me TB1300 Exam details and documents?


    I have another query.

    TB1300 — Technical Consultant and TB1200 — Functional Consultant.

                 We need to take an exam for every Business one version(like 8.81,8.82,9.0,9.1),


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    1. DARSHAN DESAI Post author

      Hi,

      Yea TB1300 is for technical consultant, and for its details visit SAP B1 education portal .You have to undergo SAP B1 Technical course in an Authorized Institute and there would get a Hard copy of three books TB1000,TB1100,TB1300 and a training would be given by a consultant.

      Yea the exam is version wise.Right now 8.82 and 9.0 is being done.Its better if you take 9.0 as its latest.

      Regards

      Darshan Desai

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      1. M G Hegde

        Hi,

        Thank you Darshan for sharing Knoweldge,

        is it neccessary to undergo SAP B1 Technical course in an Authorized Institute ? I mean can we achive it by self study ,beeing working in SAP partner or SAP Customer place.

        Thanks & Regards

        M G

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        1. DARSHAN DESAI Post author

          Hi Hegde,

          You can take certification exam ,if your company sponsors for you for the exam fees and its a channel partner.Course in an Authorized Institute is only for freshers.

          Thanks&Regards

          Darshan Desai

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