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Switching to SAP Consultancy

Former Member
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Hi all,

I am a Cost & Management Accountant, at 42 yrs of age. Now I want to switch to SAP Consultancy.

Until today, I had a 12 years to teaching experience for accounts & finance, cost & management. before that I had some Programming experience in CoBOL.

Can any body advise me, as my wish to switch over is GOOD, BAD, Ok or Excellent. or any thing else?

Thanking you in advance.

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OttoGold
Active Contributor
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Hello,

my father is 52 with similar experience in HR and little bit like yours. For him it is enough to understand SQL, be able to click on a SAP screen at that is enough. If you have a strong domain experience you can become a good SAP cosultant for your module. You will have to gather some experience and be aware of the SAP standard, you can do good. BTW I hope you are going to start as an employee and not as a freelancer, because it would be a tough time to start on your own.

Regards, Otto

Former Member
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thanks OTTO.

Former Member
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I want more people to suggest. thank-you.

come on boys - give you opinion - don't just view & go away

let me know what you people think about it - further you might have observed some one at this situation in your practice life.

feel free to state you opinion.

Edited by: muzairkhan on Feb 21, 2010 9:01 PM

Former Member
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Hi,

seems like you have no idea what to do. If you want to work in and with SAP it is the BEST choice in your life. You better start learning right away before it is too late (you´re 42) since it is a long road. Perhaps module FI/CO is your future due to your working experience and studies.

Programming in ABAP seems to be farther away than FI/CO, because you had "some programming experience in Cobol", which is not going to help much. You have to learn ABAP/4, ABAP OO, ABAP Workbench, Data Dictionary, BSP, WebDynpro, SAP Dialog Programming and a long etcetera.

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thanks Jorge.

please remember me.

thanks again.

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> Programming in ABAP seems to be farther away than FI/CO, because you had "some programming experience in Cobol", which is not going to help much.

I don't agree with that at all. I was about 45 when we implemented SAP. We had been a PL/1 shop and we all had to learn ABAP.

ABAP is just a tool. The important thing is programming experience. If you were proficient at COBOL, you can become proficient in ABAP.

Rob

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wooow

Mr. Rob,

Thanks for motivating me - woo great MENTOR.

yes indeed - programming is skills to observe, understand, interpret, visualize and control small and minute things that make up the entire picture through tools - BASIC, CoBOL, ABAP, etc

thank you

and thanks for watching my thread so closely and waiting for the right time to strike.

one more thing - I can not see any star on my left for assigning any points.

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Well, I wasn't waiting to strike (I only do that when moderating

I just wanted to point out that skill as a programmer is more important than being able to use any particular language.

But you may still run into difficulties trying to move from accountancy back into programming. Most employers do want to hire programmers who already know ABAP. So while age shouldn't be an issue, there will be others.

Rob

PS - It doesn't look like you can assign po1nts in this forum. But I wouldn't worry about it. A good deed is it's own rew ard

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Dear Rob,

Thank you - MENTOR.

Thanks - Now I am satisfied - a Long, but not that long, road - but the direction is correct. Tough job - but that tough.

Thanks again.

OttoGold
Active Contributor
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If you would need help or a starting point, most people here have their email in the profiles and are opened to help. For example you can contact me directly if it would help you make a step forward. Otto