envi_ria


HI

Does any one know what is the procedure and purpose of doing SAP.

What are the requiments, and how can I go about doing the training. What are the courses available for the same.

I am an IT trainer for the last 2 years would like to do SAP.

Supriya





Re: SAP

Tantani


Dear Supriya,

SAP is the leading Enterprise Information and Management Package worldwide. Use of this package makes it possible to track and manage, in real-time, sales, production, finance accounting and human resources in an enterprise.

If you would like to work and do the training on SAP, you should decide the area which you are interested. For example, if you are a programmer then you can become a ABAP programmer; then you be able to add make changes in SAP System by programming.

It is highly recommended to have a good knowledge of business and processes. Because SAP is a business information system.

I advice you to have a look at the companies which they are looking for SAP experts. You can have a look at their requirements, then you will get the idea of the areas which you have to invest more.

I hope this can help you!

Success,
Tantani





Re: SAP

envi_ria

Hey Tantani

Thank you so much for this information. I did quite a lot of research but failed at the end. These SAP training is 3,00,000 and I donĄ¯t have so much of money that I can invest in such a thing where I donĄ¯t know if i will be benefited with this training.

Thanks a lot for your knowledgeable information. I really did not think in that prospective. Now my search will be to find out the companies that are looking for SAP experts and that too in which field.

One more question if you donĄ¯t mind. I am based in Mumbai, and there is only 1 SAP affiliated Institute 'Genovate Solutions India Pvt. Ltd' they provide training but no hands on live projects.... but they give you a certification. In SAP is it necessary that the companies look for candidates who have worked on live projects or certifications Ą­.

I would really want to grow.

Regards

Supriya








Re: SAP

Tantani

Dear Supriya,

You are so welcome. I would like to tell you that you have not failed yet. You always have to do your own research, which you did, and when you need more clarification, then you ask from the others, which you do now!

For SAP, the most important factor is EXPERIENCE. In order to cover all aspects of SAP System, you need to get PhD on it, so its impossible to learn the whole SAP. Because, this system is a combination of IT and Business and you need to know both.

If you are looking for a job on SAP, just try to get into the company which they use or implement SAP system, even as Technical Writer, or Trainee or just a programmer. Later, when you show your interests in SAP side, they keep you into account and they provide you few small assignments on SAP and then you will find your way.

SAP Corporation, is investing a lot in India. You can have a look at SAP.com and search for vacancies. Then you will see which kind of people they need. On the other hand, you can look for the companies like Capgemini, Atos Origin, Accenture, IBM, Philips, etc. These company are implementing SAP system globally. Therefore, they need SAP experts. Look at the Career part of their websites, and you will find a lot of information about requirements of SAP expert.

Go forward my friend, you are on the way. It should be hard and challenging, otherwise everyone would be on your way. You only need to look and investigate more and then you will realize that you are learning day-by-day.

By the way, have a look at Sap-press.com. You will find the books which are available on SAP. Each book tells you what SAP does or able to do. I think it would be very useful for you to get the picture of SAP.

I hope I have informed you well. You need more info. just post it!

Yours,

Tantani!





Re: SAP

envi_ria

Hey Tantani

Thanks a lot for that prompt reply. I was actually thinking of investing 3,00,000 and getting a certification. But then what is the use of that certification if there is not hands on live projects.

So if I master the book and get a job (may be at a lower level) in a company who have implemented SAP programme, and then show my interest in that programme, you are saying that it will help. Is that so.... in that case i would not need a certification. But will this experience count if I have to apply somewhere abroad..... or the companies there will want to have a look at my certification.

I am really confused Tantani, I am really not sure what I should do, and how to get started on....

And how do you know so much about SAP. Have you done it !!!

Your information is very cut clear..... But I have too many questions in my mind which I feel are stupid to ask.

Regards

Supriya






Re: SAP

Tantani

Hiii Supriya,

Seems you are understanding very well. I am doing a very small project in SAP in a company but I have faced with huge amount of information. SAP is really broad and no one can cover it all.

Imagine you have a certificate by now and you are looking for a job. The first thing a company will ask you will be your experience. I also want to get the certificate in SAP but which one ABAP Programming, Business Intelligence, SAP Business Warehousing (BW), SAP Supply Chain Management (SCM), SAP Project Management (PM), SAP Security, etc.

You see...there are a lot of areas to work on. So, you have got to think about your interests. I do not know what is your degree or education but you should start somewhere. Then day-by-day you will learn how to find your way. India is the center of IT, so you can find a lot of SAP experts in this country. Go out, talk to them, network, question them, ask them for a help, ask them HOW they are SAP experts, what they have done, how they have done it. Then do the same thing, and in near future you will be a SAP Expert.

I do the same thing my friend, I am also confused because IT is really broad. When you know IT, you are happy that you can work everywhere but you are confused because you don't know where !

Just get started!...actually you did, so keep it on, in SAP Forumes you can learn a lot, explore the forumes, see the problems and solutions, ask the experts, and you will see.

By the way, I recommend you to have a deep look at www.sap.com. See what business they are doing, how they do, and of course WHY ...maybe in future you can do the same thing. SAP is not the way to grow up, it is just a tool to make it happen.

Companies like Accenture, uses SAP as a solution for industry or enterprises. If it fits, they implement it; and if it is not they use other software or applications like Cognos, Oracle, etc.

If you have any other questions, just post it. You should always ask questions, never mind if it is stupid or not. But always search on your own to get the vision. I will do my best to answer your questions, and I really don't mind if it sounds so easy!

Yours,
Tantani




Re: SAP

envi_ria

Hi Payam,

I am really obliged, thank you so much. I was really wondering what to do.

I have done my BSc. IT from Manipal IT Education. Did my BCom too from IGNOU just waiting for my results. I have been an Analyst for a sister concern company of CISCO in MS Office and then as a Trainer in the same tool. Then moved on to programming subjects like dreamweaver, perl, javascript, xml and html. But yes did not get proper hands on training on these tech subjects though. Its been just 3-1/2 months that I have joined as a IT/MT trainer in this new company in Mumbai. Will be going to Bhutan soon for the team there need my technical assistance.

I am not a programmer and neither my interest lies in that. I have been searching for courses or books that can help me build up my training knowledge. So I had planed to do Project management or Material management. So that was I will not totally to be cut from my IT line.

I am not an expert but I would really want to be one.

I do realize that SAP concept is in fact vast and really broad-based, and that is why I am getting so confused so much every now and then, but then I need to start somewhere, mastering can be done for one or two once I get started (obviously the related once).

Since you are doing a project in SAP I guess that I am seeking help from a right person.

I am still in probation in this company and would at least like to complete 6 months; if I am not able to get through SAP then it should not hamper my resume. Say by Aug I would like to get started with SAP. As per your previous mail you said that getting a job in a company that deal or work on the software SAP, may be at a lower level, I am totally for it, but then why would they take me. I right now work at a lower level managerial post but still feel that I have to do something more, I need to learn something more.

I will definitely go through the SAP web site and understand the matter well, once I get sufficient time on hand.

So your real name is Payam and not Tantani Surprise)

Thank you so very very much for all that help,

Cheers !!!

Supriya






Re: SAP

Tantani

Hi Supriya,

I am really glad to hear that you have a very good background in IT. If you are a good analysit, then you will be definitely successful in SAP side. You have a very good english and its a very important factor.

Do all your best my friend, start somewhere and make it happen. You will be a very good expert in near future because you are eager to learn and you want to grow.

By the way, first apply for the companies and if they want a certificate from your side, then you can get into company and get the certificate by the help of company itself. Most of the time, big companies pay for trianing especially when they see that they will have return on their investment. Then you wont need to pay on your own.

My nickname is Tantani, sometimes I use my own name but both are okay and being used by my friends.

I wish all the best in your career and your future. Stay in touch!

Yours,

Tantaniii!!!





Re: SAP

envi_ria

Hey Tantani

Thanks a lot for your help. I went through the SAP web site. Looks like I will take ages to finish reading it.

So now my next step is to find a company that are involved in SAP. But the way why will the company take me if I don't have a certification, for them it is better that they employ some one who is certified. And why will they invest in me.....

Thanks so much of your help.

Well I guess to stay in touch I will have to post a forum. heheheheheh

Take care and be good.
Supriya





Re: SAP

envi_ria

Hey Tantani

I also could you guide me on which SAP books I should buy..... Any idea !!

Thanks
Supriya





Re: SAP

Tantani

Hi Supriya,

You only need to apply for the companies and see what are their requirements. If they are expecting you to have a certification, then you can negitiate with them to be involved as a member of their project. SAP is not only technical, the business knowledge is also highly considered. Sometimes, they have project which is not only on SAP and other areas are also involved. May be first you can work on those areas and afterwards you get on the SAP side.

For SAP books, I really don't know which one. It is depends on you. I am doing my project on Production Planning and Control in SAP. Therefore, the new released book named "Production Planning and Control in SAP" is the best.

You can also get huge amount of information in http://help.sap.com/. This site has everything on SAP. You can also find a lot of PDF files on specific areas or subjects. I recommend you to look through this website before buying a book.

Success!

Tantani





Re: SAP

envi_ria

Hey thanks... Sorry that o could not reply yesterday I was a bit busy. Will have to go to Bhutan for training end of next week. Till then when i get time i will suerly find out about different companies that have SAP programe.

I really dont know how to thank you. for that wounderfull help of yours.

Take care and be in Touch. I will definately get back to you if i need any more assisstant.

Supriya