Career Corner Discussions
Join the conversation in the Career Corner group to ask career-related questions, find approaches to building skills, and seek career advancements.
Showing results for 
Search instead for 
Did you mean: 

Planning to study SAP after 24 years in mfg industry Right move?

Former Member
0 Kudos

I am an engineer with 24 years work experience thinking of using my functional experience in ERP Modules. What should I study to prepare and qualify for this new role? Pl advice.


Active Contributor
0 Kudos

Dear Ramaraj,

I came across a SAP Consultant who started his career after 45 years.

Right move or not depends on many things to be considered.

Definitely your functional experience would be useful....If you learn any new SAP Functional module, you would be still be a new person in SAP and salary might not be that great in the starting. You need to work in atleast 2 end to end SAP projects to gain good experience.

You need to decide whether its worth the risk at 45 years.

You need to consider your present job, family, obligations and all and then take a decision.

All the Best.



Former Member
0 Kudos

hi Ramraj

hope this may be useful for you


SRS Kannan

Active Contributor
0 Kudos


The "black and white" answer is that it is not the right move.

Ofcourse, there are exceptions...but few and far between.

Are you ready to "struggle" for the next 5 to 10 years? (hard work, long hours, *hitty work, conflict with SAP "consultants" who know less than you but don't listen, less money etc.)


0 Kudos

*hitty work !

TW,You're a funny dude.