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Should i Start with SAP SD...Experts please help

Former Member
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HI,

I have 7+ experience in Channel and Direct sales of IT products.

I work for a company who is fortune 100 and only global distributor of IT products  having presence in 6 Continents.

I am Exploring SAP as my career path as i am planning to work overseas and this is not possible having only Sales experience.

Please help as I am in dillemma to look SAP as my career path and invest approx 4-5 lacs in it.

I would also have to take a loan for it.

Please advice.

Thanx

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moazzam_ali
Active Contributor
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Hi

This thing has been discussed many times. This is not advisable that you take loan for starting your career in SAP until and unless you have hundred percent job surety which is almost impossible. You have to sacrifice your prior non IT related experience. When you start career in SAP you start from scratch. Please check this blog where I have shared some tips and my personal experience as well. There are also many other blogs and threads in which can go through. This query was supposed to be posted in career forum and now some moderator can move it there. You'll get better responses from there.

Thank$

Lakshmipathi
Active Contributor
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Moved from SAP ERP Sales and Distribution (SAP SD) to Career Center

G. Lakshmipathi

Former Member
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Hi Rahul,

What is actually triggering you to go for SAP as career option?

Regards

Shanu Patil.

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Hi,

I am planning to work overseas for next 5 years however their is no job for the sales people.

Every body talks about hiring technical people so decided to learn SAP and find opportunity abroad.

But need consultation from You experts and explore possibilities before taking any step

thanx

rahul

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That's not true. You can certainly get good opportunities in Sales as well. In fact, Sales consultants travel more than SAP consultant. Rather than learning SAP from scratch for becoming a consultant it is advisable for you to look out for opportunity in SAP Sales.

In this way, you will be stepping up in your career and adding value to your profile.

Regards

Shanu.

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Hi Shanu,

Any best practises which i can adopt.

thanx

rahul

Former Member
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Nothing specific. Stick to your basics. Instead of IT products you can sell SAP Consulting solutions or directly product itself. Sales is all about personality and your ability to convince consultants for the product. Try to get an overview of SAP as it will help you in selling SAP effectively and also cracking the interviews.

Regards

Shanu.

nishan_dev
Active Contributor
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Rahul,

SAP look lucrative from outside, just like any other ERP tools, starting from scratch won't land you on any job, and that does not mean you invest money and company will hire you after your training.

There are lot of Certified SAP consultant sitting and trying to find out tunnel to get in.

Why SAP? You can also stay in your field and sell, if your motive is oversea and then you are thinking SAP, not a good approach.

See what your passion drives you into..

Best Luck,

Nishan