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Which one SAP ABAP or BI/BW ?

Former Member
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Dear ALL,

              Myself  Kiran from Bangalore, working as Software Developer(PHP/Mysql) having 3 year of total experience. 

I always had a dream to learn some Technical modules like ABAP or BI  and to become SAP consultant from my initial days of my career.

I also took opinions from SAP gurus through  discussion forum,But they said in-order to enter into SAP field one should have domain experience . so i just dropped my idea of  entering SAP field.

But after  3 years of programming , i just wanted to learn SAP ABAP/BI/BW , so i  need to know answers for fallowing question.

1. Which one suites me either SAP ABAP or BI suites me ? Considering my past 3 years of programming experience?

2. What are the ways that i can enter in to SAP field in technical modules?

This is link to discussion that i had it in earlier days

http://sap.ittoolbox.com/groups/career/sap-career/what-to-choose-sap-or-php-4473164

Thanks in Advance,

Regards,

Kiran Yuvaraj

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former_member182098
Active Contributor
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Hi Kiran,

Since, you are developer, it is always good to start with SAP ABAP. However, the competition is very high.

Please just do not stop with ABAP. Once you have an year experience or so, please go to BI / BOBJ / HANA, currently which are hot in the market.

Your ABAP experience would be immensely help and you do not need to depend on ABAPers any more.

If you have ABAP + these analytic skills, then you are the best bet in the market.

All the best.

Kind Regards,

Ravi

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Former Member
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Hi Kiran,

I would suggest to learn SAP BI. Which have ABAP part too.

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Hi Deepti,

               Does learning BI is easier for me ? because i don't know ABAP ..

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ABAP is programming language. If you  are programmer and read basics of ABAP you can definately do BI level ABAP

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Hi Deepti,

I am Planning to go with BI Training in Bangalore , Got good experienced trainer also.

Please feel free to mention any suggestions regarding this.

Thanks and appreciate for suggestions and time.. I will keep you posted on my training.

Regards,

Kiran

former_member182915
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i suggest do core abap then do bi so that it is good for you , that 's something like hybrid.

for bi reporting is needed. with out abap if you go for bi it will bit confusing.

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Hi swadhin ,

       Thanks for your reply ...

       Please suggest any one which is easier to learn and get in to field considering my experience .

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Hii Kiran ,

I suggest you to Learn ABAP first as it will easier for you to start with it due to your Programming background and then after 2-3 years of Exp in ABAP go for SAP BW / BO as it is an Techno Functional

Module which would be very helpful take a big Leap in your Career .

Finally i would say nothing is easy or difficult in SAP it depends on your choice and love for Technology.

Regards

Jeetan

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Hi Jeetan,

               Even i have decided to go with ABAP , As everyone suggested it would suites me best.

   Thank you for your views and your guidance.Will definitely keep in mind the things you mentioned and will work hard to achieve my dream.

You are welcome to give some suggestions on Training Institute or some good SAP Consultant in Bangalore (if you know any).

Regards,

Kiran

RamanKorrapati
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Hi Kiran,

at SAP level your eligible for SAP ABAP/BW/BO/HANA.

For those you don't need any domain exp. but you need small dbms concept and Sqls.

From you background your strong at Coding part.  if you want to continue on coding wise go for ABAP.

ABAP - Is purely coding part with SQL concepts.

BW  - Is reporting tool, we need to get data from source and do required manipulations during loading time. finally doing the report on available data at bw.

Along with us, you can check with your mates and relatives. Finally you can go which your intrested.

Thanks

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Hi Raman ,

                 Thanks for your time and reply..

I have noted all your suggestions. Yes as you noted i have good experience in coding and like too

But you quoted there no need of domain exp to get into any of SAP ABAP/BW/BO/HANA,  Is it possible for me to get in to SAP field in either any of mentioned module with my current coding experience provided good training.?


As others suggested to learn ABAP  first So that working in BI makes easier. But my plan is to learn any one first and get job in that.

Please kindly answer

  • Which is easier to get job compared to ABAP or BI  . I have read many of them explaining they faced problems after doing ABAP training.
  • In-fact my plan is to learn and explore BI module but not pure coding like ABAP anymore . so it a right thinking 

Thanks in advance

cheers

Kiran

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Hi,

I would Suggest to Go for SAP HANA and Backend BODS...

Regards

Naveen

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Hi Kiran,

Yes, if you like to continue coding, you can go head with SAP ABAP. Means you can easily understand logics and calculaitons thru coding wise.

ABAP/BW anything need to hard work,  gain good knowledge from tainining program. keep on practises on IDES version system. Thru scn or mates, understand the real situtaions.

Seems like your planned to go with BW. yes you can. small bit abap was needed.

As you stated, not intrested pure coding, then as of now BW have better chances.

check with friends and relatives also. start learning.

Thanks

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Hi Raman,

    I am Planning to go with BI Training in Bangalore , Got good experienced trainer also.

Sure i will work hard and get the good knowledge in this training, then i will think about getting job and all.

Thanks and appreciate for suggestions and time.. I will keep you posted on my training.

Regards,

Kiran

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Hi Kiran,

can please share the contact of the good trainer for BI,even i want to join so.thanks in advance

Former Member
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Hi Kiran,

Its really good to enhance ur technical skills. Also, as u already have good exposure of programming, ABAP will be nothing but learning new keywords etc. So I would suggest BI/BW as this can help u to move to HANA(HANA is future).

Regards,

Shahir Mirza

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Hi Shahir,

              My planing is to go with same BI/BW as you suggested, Got good trainer for BI/BW .

Thanks and appreciate for suggestions and time.. I will keep you posted on my training.

Regards,

Kiran

former_member185177
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Hi Kiran,

I suggest do core ABAP then learn BI so that it is good for you , that 's something like hybrid.

for BI reporting is needed. without ABAP if you learn BI it will  be little bit confusion how you can play with the data using ABAP in all the routines, FM, Customer Exist........

Regards,

Krishna.

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Hai Kiran,

              First of all, SAP ABAP / BI / BW or Any domain in SAP  if you are strong enough in the

subject, you always have good market value. Keep this in your mind..

Coming to your question- ABAP / BI , Eventhough you have considerable experience in PHP/SQL,

According to SAP you are a fresher. For a fresher, ABAP is the good choice.why bcoz, for SAP

BI-its little difficult to get job as there is very limited number of openings for FRESHERS in market

as compared to ABAP.

If you are highly Interested in BI/BW, later you can move into BI..thats not at all a problem..

Think of your own and Take Good decision..I wish you All the Very Best for you Future ..

Warm Regards,

Nellai Muthu..

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Hi Nellai,

               You have mentioned very important point ie, Opening , In fact i had same question on my mind, But How about the opening for freshers if i go with ABAP ? But i heard its more difficult to get job in ABAP then BI/BW .. fully confused

Thanks & Regards,

Kiran

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Hello Kiran,

                Getting a job in SAP as a fresher ( ABAP / BI / Any module) is infact a difficult task ..

That depends upon totally on you and You only..Yes, Based on your hard work, dedication,

sincerity and the level of  efforts you put in, you can get into SAP..The entry is only

difficult..Once you enter you can sustain..But that too depends on your interest alone..

Simply Saying, IF You want yourself to be a Strong Competent, you need to Work Hard..thats it..

Coming to your Question,

         In Market, The Openings for BI as a FRESHER is low compared to ABAP..

Hope the above statement answers your question.. Dont confuse too much..Get suggestions from

the Reliable People you know and take off..But I Clearly mention the market situation..Rest is in you

Hands..Dont Worry..Take Clear decision and Lets Start..All is Well ..

Warm Regards,

Nellai Muthu..

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Hi Nellai,

            You have clearly given a market situation for fresher to make understand the scenario,

Considering yours and all other members opinions and suggestions , i have decided to go with ABAP programing, I will search for good institute in Bangalore.

Hope i have choose correct path .

Thank you very much for your time and suggestion.

Regards,

Kiran

Former Member
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Hi,

in your case , i think that it is better go ahead with studing ABAP programming.

Regards

Ivan

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Hi Ivan,

           Thanks for suggestions and time.

Here are my doubts for you...

         Why do you think learning ABAP is better then BI/BW for me? Why not BI/BW ? What are the hurdles ?

As of now am interested to learn BI and continue because not interested in programming again .

Thanks

Regards,

Kiran

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Hi Kiran,

because the knowledge of abap is also useful for working in BI and then because you have a good technical experience in the development area.

Regards

Ivan

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Hi.

My suggestion would be to go with BI/BW with the knowledge of ABAP as this is the hot cake in the market and most of the companies prefer BI consultants with ABAP knowledge.

Anyhow you would require programming knowledge in BI as well so its always a good idea to learn ABAP as well.

As you are from programming background so i guess you will not have much issues learning ABAP.

Hope this helps.

Regards,

AL

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Hi AL,

         Considering opinions from all members here, i have decided to go with ABAP first, once i get knowledge of ABAP ,Later i can move to BI/BW as you suggested,

In fact i was interested to learn BI/BW first , But after knowing use ABAP knowledge in BI/BW domain,decided to learn ABAP first.

Hope i have Choose Correct Path,

Thanks for you Time and Suggestion.

Regards,

Kiran

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Great ! Good luck......

Regards,

AL

Former Member
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Hi Kiran,

  Since you have good and vast programming experience, you are well suited for ABAP domain. Also once you got two years of experience, then thats the highly right time to enter into BW Domain.

Then ABAP with BW is a very good combination and you can shine well there.

Thanks,

Umashankar

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Hi Umashankar,

                Thakns for your suggestion.

                You are suggesting me to go in to ABAP domain now, So later i can jump in to BW Domain.

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Yes Kiran. Please go ahead because i have taken the same kind of decison and i am comfortable working now and i am happy with it.

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Hi Uma,

          Thanks for your positive suggestion to go ahead.. In truth i was expecting for same reply’s which suggest any one domain in particular.

So Taking into account all members opinion here, i will go with ABAP  ,

Also you have given yourself as live example, so it boasted my self-confidence,  

You are always welcome to give some inputs which helps me in achieving it .

Regards,

Kiran

former_member182098
Active Contributor
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Hi Kiran,

Since, you are developer, it is always good to start with SAP ABAP. However, the competition is very high.

Please just do not stop with ABAP. Once you have an year experience or so, please go to BI / BOBJ / HANA, currently which are hot in the market.

Your ABAP experience would be immensely help and you do not need to depend on ABAPers any more.

If you have ABAP + these analytic skills, then you are the best bet in the market.

All the best.

Kind Regards,

Ravi

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Hi Ravi,

           Yes I will go with ABAP module first.

            Thank you for your views and your guidance.Will definitely keep in mind the things you mentioned and will work hard to achieve my dream.

Regards,

Kiran

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All the best Kiran.

Kind Regards,

Ravi

former_member184580
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Hi Kiran,

I suggest you to learn ABAP first since it is programming language for SAP and it will help you to grow in SAP field. I think your 3 years experience (SQL) will help you learn fast and apply in future customer facing.

All the best!!!

thanks & regards,

prasad

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Hi Prasad,

              Considering all members suggestion , i have chosen a ABAP module.  Hope i like it too

               Thank you for your views and your guidance.

Thanks & Regards,

Kiran

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Hi Kiran,

I'm happy for the choice that you have done because I think abap with its new potential is very interesting.

I work in abap since 2001.

Regards

Ivan

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Hi Ivan,

             Thanks for your reply,

            Will Keep you posted on my Training on ABAP ...and come back to you with lots of Doubts

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Hi Kiran,

for me it will be a pleasure to help you.

Collaboration is important to have good results

Regards

Ivan