I am working in ABAP for 2 years in a reputed Indian IT firm.
I am thinking of moving towards the functional side, as it suits my strengths better than Technical side.
I am interested in SAP FI. Planing to go for a SAP FI Certification in a month's time.
Would a 2 year technical expertise coupled with a FI Certification suffice to lead me into the Techno-Functional / Functional side or would my lack of Domain knowledge prove determental ?
Please let me know of ur experiences and opinions...
Thanks in Advance,
Edited by: gs on Apr 15, 2008 1:23 PM
It is a good decision to move into functional side when you have desire. For a functional consultant domain experience is required but not a must. But before moving into functional side learn the basic functional processes and study the functional scenarios, learn accounting basics. Since you will be projecting yourself as Techno-functional, it is enough to have 2 years ABAP experince and FI certification. All the best!
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Understading the SAP flow/business flow/process flow is the most important job of any functional consultant. In case of FI you should be knowing that how the finance flow is and how it should be, how to map it etc..
Experience is not the criteria to shift but the knowledge which matters. If you think that you know the procedure and your current knowledge is bit eough to start up as a FI consultant surely you can move into it. Also you can talk to you colleagues who are working on it and ask what all the basic things required for a FI consultant which will help you in learning fast.