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Java to SAP after 7 years. Please help

Former Member
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Hello Everyone,

I am a complete newbie to this forum and have recently got hooked on to the SAP buzzword. A bit my background: I have roughly 7 years of Java dev experience and I work for an Investment bank at present.

I am here to talk and get some feedback about my options of getting into SAP.Even though I've been through few older discussions around similar queries, I still thought starting a fresh debate makes more sense.

Things I would like to know.

1) How feasible it's a career move: Java to SAP. To late?

2) I am looking at a functional module to do. BI?HANA? Anyone?or anything else? considering what's in demand and what's not.

3) If and when,I do my SAP certification, what will be the market response. Will I be considered as as fresher ? If yes, Worth that risk?

4) What all can I do to make this move a success.

Please pardon my ignorance as I am only trying to evaluate my options here.

Any comments/feedback will be highly appreciated.

Thanks,

Sagar

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srinu_s1
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Since you have mentioned that you already had gone through some threads am just giving the point to point reply of my opinion.



How feasible it's a career move: Java to SAP. To late?

As per me not advisable but again you need question your self what motivated you to shift your career from JAVA to SAP? ( example you need to compare how it would be more advantage compare to JAVA).

I have a friend who has  moved his career from JAVA to SAP after 2 years of experience in JAVA.

am looking at a functional module to do. BI?HANA? Anyone?or anything else? considering what's in demand and what's not.

As per me not advisable going for Functional module after having 7 years of JAVA exp.

If and when,I do my SAP certification, what will be the market response. Will I be considered as as fresher ? If yes, Worth that risk?

Yes you would be treated as fresher and i would say it is risky only.

 What all can I do to make this move a success.

Think twice before taking the above decision. Again you are the best judge how to go ahead also please check the below bolg.

All the very best and take the wise decision

thanks,

Srinu.

narnei
Contributor
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Hi Sagar,

As advised by Mr.Srinu, its required to think again from your end regarding the shifting of your career to SAP from Java, since you have very good experience (7 years)  of experience more over you may  need to begin your journey towards SAP.

I am sure you may have valid reasons to have a thought about SAP, Based on your decision you can take a call.

Then regarding the BI / HANA both are very good modules, I request you to refer the help.sap.com to know more about those modules and to know how you can co relate your skills with the same which will gives an idea to take a decision. If you are looking for functional modules you may need to have some domain experience in manufacturing / sales / Retail...etc.

Also you can think to know bout technical module ABAP which is purely needed programming knowledge& related to that some advanced technologies like Mobility ....may helps making career.

Taking SAP certification is definitely an added advantage and initially people may consider as a fresher that module, Again its all purely depends on type of business / profile you are going choose/placed.

Once again I suggest you to think back on your decision, and refer forums / online documents to know in detail about the wished modules and its contents how you are going to connect to it.

All the best.

Regards,

Subbarao.Narnei

Colleen
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Hi Sagar

Disclaimer - I'm not a developer and I avoided Java at university so will not answer all of your questions.

What you might like to do is run up on OpenUI5 and SAPUI5. This might be an area you could transition into SAP development based on your Java experience. ABAP is the development language for core systems, however Java is now being considered a skill to develop for SAP developers.

If you are a strong developer you should know the principals of programming. Therefore, with dedication you might find it easier to transition to a SAP background and learn the other languages. If you search Google and other areas you will find ways to get demo lessons and might be able to self teach yourself initially, although training would have benefits.

Regards

Colleen