I have seen many threads where people asking for which is best module to get into & have excellent career road-map ahead. For Obvious reasons, someone who is new to SAP or someone who is willing to change his career path in SAP usually gets into a dilemma of what to choose and what not to? Through this document I would like to spotlight Top-down approach which I followed till date and changed my career path from SAP technical to SAP functional.
As you all know nothing is Rocket-science in this world. At the same time nothing is static. Everything is going to change day by day. New technology will grow in market. You will have to adopt yourself with this changing environment & keep learning new things regularly.
Now let's go step by step.
Step 1 : What would you like to do in your career? What do you think you are best at? ( Below list is generic only)
Selling an IT Solution
Design/Implement an IT/ERP/CRM product
Business analysis, Continuous Process improvement across business functions
Coding & building new applications/Reports
Manage Team & Projects
Step 2 : What SAP consulting role suits for your expected career objective?
SAP Functional :Business analysis ,Continuous Process improvement across business functions, Implementation pre-work etc.
SAP Technical :Coding & building new applications/reports
SAP Presales :Market research, Selling a IT Solution,
SAP Project Management - Manage Team & Projects
Step 3 : What are different opportunities you could get into SAP based on three major categories of Roles?
SAP Functional : SAP ERP any of the core module, Explore S/4 HANA, All cross module Add-on's
SAP Technical : SAP ABAP & BI, Interfaces, Portals, HANA, Fiori, SAP Mobility, Basis, Security.