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Former Member
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Hi all,

I am fresher to SAP. I wanted to learn  SAP ABAP or SAP PI (SAP Netweaver Process Integration).

So which one should I choose and Why??

Please help me.......


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That question is a bit hard to answer - it depends on your own taste, preferences & predilections.

Also, why are you restricting your choice to those two?

I suggest you read up on them both (SCN is a good place to start). See what fits.

ABAP covers a much broader area than PI. Once you know ABAP you can easily branch out into other areas like workflow, WebDynpro, etc.

Why not just do both? 🙂



Former Member
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Thanq so much for your valuable answer paul.

Acually for the past 3 months I working on SAP PI but now i got a chance to work on SAP ABAP. I am new to both modules.But i have 3 moths of experience in SAP PI. So I just want to know weather to go for ABAP and start my carrier with ABAP (by forget past 3 months exp) or continue with the SAP PI.

Which one is good for me in terms of learning and future opportunities.

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I would do both. As SAP progresses you'll need to keep jumping from one technology to another anyway.

I myself started with ABAP, then specialised in SAPscript, IDocs, HR, Workflow, TRM, CRM, PI, WebDynpro, and who-knows-what's-next. I try to stay au-courant in all of them.

If you restrict yourself to PI, you may be out of a job very soon.

So go ahead and buy those new shoes, but don't chuck out the old ones 🙂


Paul B