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My first Blog

I have been opening this link to blog since one year and closing it as I was struggling how to start.

Today morning as usual I was browsing through Facebook where one of my friend has shared a quote, which says “One of the hardest decisions you will ever face in life is choosing whether to walk away or try harder” – Ziad K. Abdelnour –

ERP for me was always fascinating, since I started my career in 2003 as HR Executive in a manufacturing industry.

From the resources available (MS-Excel) 😉 , we tried to automate everything on payroll. The company used to run payroll on MS-Excel.

Then moved to another manufacturing company, where the master data was maintained in Oracle by HR, but the payroll processing was done by the finance team. Later the company decided to implement SAP, this is where I have been introduced to SAP.

Though I was not there with the complete implementation, but then found my first job on SAP payroll support, where I have seen actual SAP professionals.

I joined as a trainee there.

I found people in office for 12 to 16 hours on the system, I wondered if they used to have that much work, but later realized that they were all LEARNING and LEARNING and LEARNING………

I was very new to SAP. Hats off to all my gurus who have patiently taught, explained and helped me for what I am today

We used to have fun at the same time discuss various issues and how they were resolved. A huge exchange of ideas used to happen here.

I feel very much fortunate to be associated with such organization where everyone are passionate about SAP and always trying to explore new things in SAP

I am in SAP payroll space since Jan 2007 and has been in support projects all the time.

Here I would like to share a small story why I am in support.

My Project manager called me and told me that he is going to ask one question, If I answer I will be in Implementation otherwise move to Support. The Question was “What is retroactive accounting in payroll?” 😆

I enjoy solving issues and it gives great pleasure giving an answer or solution to an issue.

Support gives great opportunity to interact with people across the globe. It’s a wonderful feeling when you say you have friends across the globe.

In my career I have interacted with some highly experienced and knowledgeable personalities. Interacting with such personalities not only tend to multiply your knowledge but also provide a perspective to ones future.

I visit SCN every now and then, its a wonderful space where you just search on anything you need, may be, you will not get an answer all the time – you will at least get a clue.

I will try to spend some valuable time on SCN everyday

I worked on Australia, UK, South Africa, Namibia, Mongolia payrolls and interacted with my counterparts in these countries, its very interesting interacting
with people and knowing their culture, food and facts about the country.

I have been in Australia, Brisbane for around 2.5 years. Its very comfortable place and the people there are very friendly. The climate is awesome.

I have been to Great Barrier Reef one of my dream has come true.

Thank you SAP for giving me this opportunity.

SAP Payroll for me seems to be very fascinating. It doesn’t allow you to move from your place until you found what you want.

Schemas, rules, functions, operations………….lots of calculations, logics…. What not? everything interesting.

My SAP guru used to tell me “Don’t dive into shallow waters unless you explore the shore”. This has worked for me almost always while analyzing issues
especially in support.

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