My Journey form Account Assistant to Manager IT/ SAP Administrator

I want to share my journey from Account assistant to Manager IT/ SAP Administrator. I started my professional carrier from 2010 in a private organization as Account Assistant. I like computers and especially Microsoft Excel, all day I was working on Microsoft excel. My company director give a task for upgradation its software, that time company used only inventory IN/ OUT, Director give me the task to improve software and design Financial, Store and production in the ERP.

This task is very hard and difficult for me without hardworking and struggle, so I accept this challenge and starting designing and improving the software. I used the following steps in designing and improving our software;

Analysis

From the very beginning I started analysis of the previous system which was excel and manual entries like in Stores & Spares and finance, and make a document defining all processes and requirement in the current system.

Designing

From my document I design the format of the process in excel for each and every step just like BBPs. And then started developing from the software house and improving our software.

Testing

When a form is developed I will test it with the documents and on each angle and scenarios. Made some changes or modifications if required

Training

I give the training to users and  take a UAT (user acceptance Testing), some modifications and changes required according to users.

Documentation

I change my previous designed document according to the new and modified form and process which users accept.

I found some great things during development and designing, Visual FoxPro give me the step into software or ERP, I learned the basic structure and designing processes from this software. I also learned the business process for our organization.

With the passage of time the users and data are increased we expand our network and users from 10 to 50 users in two years, the software result gone down and speed and accuracy are too low I tried many times to solve these challenges but visual FoxPro didn’t do this for me.

After that we meet and decided that we are shifting our software to a new structure and interface and for that we selected PHP & MySQL. I was totally disagree with development because the above steps are required and I know that in development bugs and errors are not completed.

One of my friend give me the idea about SAP (not SAP Business One) and again I meet with management and convincing them to implement SAP. So we call a vendor and take a brief demonstration and proposal but he give us a proposal 4 times high from our budget.

Actually that was not SAP business One that SAP all in one, I again trying to ask from some friends and companies who work on SAP, after some struggle one my friend suggest me SAP Business one and give the vendor contact number.

I called him and take a brief demonstration and proposal (unofficially, because management didn’t want to discuses SAP any more). They give us proposal 50% high from our budget.

I again start convincing my management on SAP business one and approve it within two weeks with the following conditions;

  1. 1. If project is not successfully and SAP didn’t meet our requirements you will responsible.
  2. 2. You will make all master data and process for SAP business one

I accept all conditions as a challenge and starting implementing SAP Business one in our organization. I take 9 days paid training from vendor academy before starting and see some good things in SAP Business one. When we start configuration I have too much difficulties in collecting master data for which I hired two person ells as internee.

Now I am here at our organization as Manager IT/ SAP Administrator and the management are happy from the reporting and result of SAP business one.

Thanks @SAP

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  1. Jiju Oommen

    Hi Irfan,

    That’s a great break for you..

    Happy to hear that the little courage you took made a great milestone in your life..

    All the very best for your professional work.

    Regards,

    JO

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