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Why SAP Career?

An employment is considered best if it allows growth opportunities and work-life balance. SAP career provides both.

With a combination of certain Skills, Qualifications, and Experience, one can work with SAP, its Partners, or Customers, on different Roles and assignments, around the world, and can enjoy the rewards it has on offer. From short-term travelling to living for longer periods in foreign lands, isn’t a dream when you think of SAP Career. As an SAP Consultant, you also can earn more than many other IT fields. The incentives are numerous, if you can address business challenges using SAP Solutions.

An SAP Consulting Career, provides you with an opportunity to

  • work with a number, and a variety, of clients, operating in different industries, and
  • as such let you learn valuable skills and build your professional profile.

When you pursue SAP Career, it’s not just the IT that you learn; you also get to know how each of the Business Functions add value to a company’s business, and how such business serves a complete industry.

In short, it’s Earning or Learning, as an SAP Consultant, you can have both, a lot easier than it’s in many other careers.

What else should you know before deciding if it’s the right choice for you?

Well, you need to understand

  1. How SAP Solutions are implemented and used?
  2. What kind of SAP Work you may expect?
  3. What are some common types of SAP Employment?
  4. Which of the SAP Roles are widely available?
  5. What type of SAP Jobs could you have?

In this blog series – Understanding SAP Career, you’ll get answers to all of the above, and subsequently to many other questions.

So stay tuned for the next entry!


Disclaimer: The above description is my personal opinion, and it’s based on experiences I had in my professional life. The entry is part of a blog series I’m writing to answer SAP Career FAQs. Its purpose is to explain different aspects of the profession. The rewards mentioned here may vary depending on one’s circumstances, therefore, it does not (in any sense) mean that it’s the best choice for everyone pursuing such a career. Please do not base your decisions on the advice provided here (and for that matter at other places). No responsibility, whatsoever, is accepted by me or SAP Community volunteering to share their Personal Insights.

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      Author's profile photo Jelena Perfiljeva
      Jelena Perfiljeva

      Hi Faisal! It’s a good idea to write about SAP career as I see many questions posted on this online and many people are definitely evaluating their career options due to pandemic.

      While it’s true that work in SAP ecosystem provides many diverse learning opportunities, I believe it would be wise to refrain from generalizations that could be deceiving to the readers.

      For example, you’re writing “allows growth opportunities and work-life balance” but the individual experience can vary greatly based on the specific workplace. One could end up with a great company that offers fair compensation and great benefits while another person might as well be stuck in a sweatshop-like environment. Also, I believe many people confuse “SAP career” and “career at SAP”, the latter meaning working for SAP, the company.

      Also statements regarding income should not be made broadly. It depends a lot on what country you are in and what expertise you have. For example, some niche functional consultant would be paid much better than a beginner ABAP developer.

      SAP world is very large, so we can’t make such broad statements about it and remain truthful. It would be best if you wrote based on specific personal experience or based on some factual information, such as employee surveys or salary data. Sources of information would need to be referenced in the blog in the latter case.

      Thank you.

      Author's profile photo Faisal Iqbal
      Faisal Iqbal
      Blog Post Author

      Hi Jelena Perfiljeva

      Thanks for taking time to read the blog and to provide your valuable feedback. I have added disclaimer at the end of the blog, to make it more clear.

      Since the blog is part of a series I am working on, I intend to cover the details – you have kindly highlighted, to provide a complete picture of SAP Career, including the roles, employment models etc.

      I completely agree with what you have said and have experienced it personally too. In 18+ years of my SAP career, not all jobs were smooth. And to some extent it’s similar to the Solution Implementation; not all customers get the same benefits associated with an SAP product, as it’s greatly depending on many other factors too.

      Thanks again for your comment.

      Author's profile photo Faisal Iqbal
      Faisal Iqbal
      Blog Post Author

      My second blog, in the series, can be seen at the link provided below:

      SAP Implementation and Support, and Career

      Author's profile photo Faisal Iqbal
      Faisal Iqbal
      Blog Post Author

      The third blog in the series can be seen at the following link:

      SAP Project and Support Organizations, and Career


      Author's profile photo Faisal Iqbal
      Faisal Iqbal
      Blog Post Author

      The 4th blog in the series is now available at the following link:

      SAP Partners and Customers, and Career