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SAP SD Career for Sales and Marketing Professional in Banking & Insurance Industry

Dear Experts,

I have 8+ years experience in Marketing,Sales and Customer Services in banking and financial service industry. I enquired about SAP courses in authorised SAP centres and they suggested me to go with SAP SD module. I am not sure whether SAP SD will suits to me as it deals with hard core products, but my sales and marketing experience in based on Concept selling. As a marketing guy i have good understanding and knowledge of sales and product life cycle. I have done MCA in 2004, but all experience is into BFSI domain. Now i want to shift into IT. Whether i can take up SAP SD and make a career in it.?.Seeking proper guidance from experts.

Cheers

Ramesh

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  • Sep 07, 2014 at 03:16 PM

    Ramesh,

    SAP SD is not about making a sale or about product life cycle.

    It is about "keeping records" of activities related to sales and distribution -

    the sale - creating sales orders, the delivery of goods to customers - creating deliveries, the bill to the customers - creating billing documents.

    Above tasks are of users in a company that uses SAP.

    For a consultant, you have to setup the processes so that users can do their daily jobs (above mentioned).

    Market is tough for freshers.Getting a job is tough and may take months (even with certification).

    From learning point of view, anybody can learn SAP SD.

    TW

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    Sep 08, 2014 at 07:51 AM

    Hi Ramesh,

    You can try to IS-Insurance to suit your domain experience.  However, if you look at major SAP Implemented insurance companies adopted SAP ERP and custom according to their need.  So, getting a breakthrough in this IS solution would be very hard.

    Again, if I come back to your question on BFSI point domain experience.  I have my friend who worked in Top 5 BFSI company in India who transitioned his career in SAP SD (studied in SAP Authorized institute and got a job through campus in CMM Level 5 company) because he has BE + MBA.  This story was happened 8 years back.  But I don't know the current trend in India. 

    SAP SD is best and it will suit as I saw already a guy went through the same path.  Also, check SAP CRM Sales or Service.

    You can wait for other members comments who may be transitioned from BFSI sector to SAP to give  some ideas.

    Best of luck.

    Regards

    GGOPII

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    Sep 30, 2014 at 01:29 AM

    Hi Gopi

    I have same confusion as Ramesh has , I have Engineering background & Post MBA ( in marketing)  , I got campus placed in one of reputed Private bank , I worked very great at there about 4 years now wants to have career change in SAP -  I was end user of various banking applications as well as CRM.

    I yet to select which module i should go for.

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