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Future of SAP PP

Hi Experts

I would like to know the future of SAP PP module ,will it be safe for anyone to continue with the PP module,or is it going to be phased out by other SAP applications.Can anyone throw light on this?

With Regards

Kumar CH

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    Dec 03, 2007 at 06:00 AM

    Hemant,

    PP is going to ever living. There are currently composite applications being used for reporting or performing transaction, but this ultimately uses R/3. I would suggest you to also get into module like QM/PM/MM which are closely associated with PP so that you are not getting lost.

    Regards,

    Prasobh

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      Yes PP is going to ever living,Alongwith PP Core strategies One should also emphasize on reports such as OEE,IDLE HOURS,PPM,ACTIVITY COSTS so that the management could made decisions regarding PRODUCTIONS.

      Thanks & Regards,

      Devendra

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    Dec 03, 2007 at 06:23 AM

    Hi

    If you want to do certification then i would like give suggestion not to do from genovate.better you go with seimens .

    thanks

    kk

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    Dec 03, 2007 at 09:20 AM

    SAP & SAP-PP will never be phased out.

    Comps are still using COBOL,C & C++.

    Only thing is that rate will come down ,earlier comps are working at 40$/hr and now they are working at 10$/hr.

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      Hi

      Thank u, I have not understood the second part of your answer.

      What do u mean by comps?

      Comps working 40 $/hr/ 10$ hr?

      Regards

      Kumar

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    Dec 03, 2007 at 04:21 PM

    Hi all,

    PP has good future and in the scenario of ESOA, shopfloor execution and real time tracking is going to be a main issue. Although compsite apps are coming up the real challenge is how to have a real time tab on mfg activites.

    So irrespective of any top layer like xmii, lpo etc... the core is going to be R/3

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    Dec 04, 2007 at 05:44 AM

    Dear Kumar,

    If you are looking for Certification then even I suggest u to go for Siemens then Genovate as i did from Genovate .

    But still even if you are doing frm Siemens then plz dont expect any Placement

    Regards,

    Ishwar

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      Hi,

      I too did my certification from Genovate, and it was tough getting it thru them. They had placed a MM Consultant to teach us PP. That bad it is....

      We had a fight, and also we reached to a level that we spoke to Genovate, Singapore with their Financial Director to get us a Qualified Tutor.

      Neverthelss, its all about how you carry yourself, how confident are you with your Domain, how good are your Software skills and grasping power.

      From wherever you do, please remember, that get it fixed in your mind, that NO ONE GUARANTEES PLACEMENT. Its all YOU and how good you are.

      Fight to be the chosen one.....give interviews, practise and learn everytime, and you would get it.

      Regards,

      Harris

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    Dec 07, 2007 at 12:03 PM

    Dear Kumar

    From Opinion, You can certification from Siemens and any other details regarding the same, u can contact me at sapppuser@gmail.com

    Regards

    Palaniappan

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    Dec 16, 2007 at 04:17 AM

    Hi

    I will sugest that PP is having also the good market share in future also.

    As in any industry, Planning (in all respect) plays an importent role, there no harm with the PP.

    Only thing is that it should have the backup of MM / QM at least as only PP is not having any value.

    Best of luck My PP friend

    Avinash

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  • Dec 24, 2007 at 07:06 AM

    Hi,

    PP is one of the biggest modules.

    You have to master the entire planning process which includes SOP, Demand management , MRP, MPS, LTP, Capacity planning etc

    The second phase is the execution of the manufacturing/production process which includes:

    Discrete with production orders

    Repetitive with planned orders( RSQ)

    Process industry with process orders.

    Of course other than this it is closely linked with QM and MM and of course the most imp ie product costing.

    The above mentioned was the core ie R/3 or ECC as we call it now.

    If you have advanced knowledge of the core module then you can learn APO.So PP will be always there as other core modules.

    As per Certification and placement is concerned it is very difficult nowadays to get placement w/o prior SAP experience .

    Certification alone will not take you through even if you do it from Siemens or Genovate.I am telling you this because I have personal experience in this regard.

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      Hi,

      I guess PP module may be renamed to some technical name or may be merged with SCM-APO in future, still the PP process will exist. Production Planning is vast and every manufacturing industry need it for production accounting which is vital for cost accounting. For accurate production accounting some of the big manufacturing industries are generating production orders automatically by using XMII (xApp Manufacturing Integration and Intelligence ) technology with APO. Still the production order process is there but method of generating order is changed. Hence PP consultants are forced to know about latest integration technologies relevant to PP that are available in the market.

      Balaji NG

      Edited by: Balaji N G on Jul 23, 2010 6:07 AM

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    Dec 27, 2007 at 12:00 PM

    Hello kumar

    If you are new to SAP then not to prefer certification.If you have experienced then i suggest you to do from siemens.My friends who are certified from siemens they all are well placed but some friends who did certification from genovate are yet to be placed.Think over it.

    Thanks

    Mike

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    Jan 18, 2008 at 07:08 AM

    HI,

    I think this is a very important question.

    Please remember that the businesses shall run when production shall happen.

    As long as manufacturing exists, and demand for systematic manufacturing rises there are bright chances and future for PP module.

    Also remeber that normally in a manufacturing industry PP users are comparatively more than other modules.

    Rest assured that PP module has very bright future.

    Regards,

    Narendra.

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