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.