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Former Member
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Hi gurus,

can some one brief about roles of a functional consultant in real time.


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Hi siva,

Herez clear picture of roles N responsibilities of Functional/technical cosultants:,

<b>Types of Consultants:</b>

The most common question being asked in interviews is ' What are your roles and responsibilities?'.

Before answering the above question, let me explain the difference between Functional consultant and

Technical consultant.

Roles and responsibilities differ from functional consultant to Technical consultant.

<b>Functional Consultant:</b>

  • Functional consultants are responsible for designing the SAP implementation solution based on the

requirements of your company.

  • Functional consultants are business process experts.

  • Functional consultants normally use their process knowledge to calculate the impact of the SAP

implementation on the company's processes.

  • Functional consultants are thus concerned with SAP functions and processes that will generate the data

and output for business.

  • Functional consultants interact with end users of the company to gather requirements and based on the

requirements they customize the SAP implementation.

<b>Technical Consultant:</b>

  • Technical consultants are experts in information technology.

  • Technical consultants normally assist in configuration of the SAP R3 installation. In many SAP

implementations, technical consultants help in designing interfaces and customizations in R3. Finally, the

SAP R3 technical consultants would be responsible for migration of data from the legacy system to the new

SAP ERP implementation.

  • Here i will discuss major roles and responsibilities of a technical consultant:

1) Designing technical specification by looking at the functinal specification you have recieved.

Usually senior developers having 3 years or more than 3 years of experience involves in preparing technical


2) Developing objects using ABAP workbench tools. That may be a report program or an on-line program or a

custom table.

Remember the development work starts after the technical specification is approved by your team leader.

3) Preparing the Unit test case document.

In unit test case document, we document the results and test cases performed on the developed object.

4) Peer Review

if you are a senior developer you can perform peer review. I.e review the code written by your peers.

5) Working on Problem Tickets

If you are working in a support project, you should solve the tickets assigned to you. Tickets are nothing but

the problems occured in production environment.

The above mentioned are the major roles and responsibilities for a technical consultant.

*Hope it helps , Reward Points

Former Member
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HI Siva,

Some of roles of Functional Consultant:

IN SUpport:

1. Address the Issues related to module you are working

2. Prepare FS, Help tech guys to make TS

3. Help tech guy in developments to understadn the functionla need/business need

4. DO the testing of devleoped objects

IN Inplementation:

1. understand the business process

2. Prepare Business blue print doc

3. prepare config rationals

4. prepare FS

5. do the configs

6. Write Test scripts - unit/integaration etc

7. do the testing of all business scenarios

8. Help tech guys in developing all objects

etc are some of the roles of a functional consulatant in real time.

revert back for any clarifications.

Reward if it helps



Former Member
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Hi siva,

Pl. check this link :

<a href="">Roles of a functional consultant</a>

Pl reward. if it helps.

Thanks & Regards

Sadhu Kishore