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Career in SAP for a mechanical engineer?

I am a Mechanical Engineer having 6 years ex. in Mechanical R&D and for last 3 years I am in pre - sales of 3D CAD software now I want to switch my profile to SAP so kindly suggest me :

1. SAP is the right option for me? If yes then which module?

2. Could I get the good job in SAP, if I do the SAP course.

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    Apr 16, 2013 at 05:55 PM

    Hi Robin,

    Before entering in SAP consider following points :

    1) 9 Years of vast experience(6 of R&D + 3 of pre-sales) which is not in line with SAP.

    2) If you shift to SAP, you are not utilizing at least your 6 years of R&D experience.

    3) Huge compromise in salary & other benefits (Here you will join on freshers salary)

    4) Risk involved in career shift

    5) Whole new paradigm of SAP for a R&D professional like you.

    After considering above points take conscious call.

    Balaji

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    • Former Member Balaji Parsewar

      Hi Balaji,

      I'm a mechanical engineer with 8 yrs of experience in Product design and development. Can you please suggest me whether SAP is suitable for my career. If so which module is appropriate for me to learn and start career in SAP.

  • Apr 16, 2013 at 03:31 AM

    Hi Robin,

    it is good opting for SAP but before that you need to know what are the various Modules available in sap.

    it mainly consists of few modules based on the various departments in any Enterprise

    Module Department

    FI/CO FINANCE

    SD MARKETING

    MM PURCHASING

    PP PRODUCTION

    QM QUALITY MANAGEMENT

    Aboe are the Core modules,apart from them you have many New dimension modules which are the Extensions of the core modules like

    CRM,SRM,EWM

    some technical modules are ABAP-Programming,BASIS-Administration.

    Now you can decide which Module you can Opt for,morever do not leave the job you are presently into,you need to Dedicate to learn any SAP modules and face the competitive Market.

    All the Best

    Shiva

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    • Robin,

      Last 3 years you worked in presale (inquiry, quotation, proposals) which is part of SD module hence go for it.

      Regarding ABAP & BASIS knowledge, even SD is ocean, you grab some portion of it, its more than sufficient. I hope u got d way.

      Balaji

  • Apr 15, 2013 at 09:52 AM

    You can go for SAP MM or PS module, and as you have some sales exp you can also opt for SAP SD module.

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    May 29, 2013 at 11:20 AM

    Hi,

    Go for SAP SCM /MM/SRM module this will benefit for your.

    Regards

    Pitabash

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    Jun 08, 2014 at 07:04 PM

    Hello,

    I am a B.Tech Graduate in Mechanical Engineering and also have a Masters degree in it. I have 3 years work experience in Wind Energy (Renewable Energy) sector. I want to pursue a career in ERP. Can anyone suggest me which module is best for me?

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    Sep 18, 2014 at 04:27 PM

    Dear Sir, My name is Gaurav Tare.

    I have total 5 years experience in Purchase, Vendor development & supply chain.

    Being customer, I used SAP from 5 years & now i have made my mind to be consultant in SAP.

    There some questions in my mind for which i need your guidance.

    1. As i have used SAP MM module as a customer is it good that i should choose the same, so that i can get added advantage of my 5 years which i spend in SAP MM module, do you thinhk that it will help ful.

    2.As i know that there are various consultants already in market os SAP MM Module , so it will right choice to choose the same.

    3. Apart from SAP MM Module which are the other module you think that i should focus so that i can grab the more opportunity considering my experience.

    4. If for any SAP Module my this experience will not be counted then which SAP Module has wider scope in India.

    5. This is last question. what are the best institutes for SAP Modules in India in terms of learning & giving opportunity to move forward & strengthening carrier.

    Thanks,

    Gaurav Tare

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    Apr 25, 2016 at 07:05 AM

    I am Kaustubh. I am from India. I am 25 years old. I did my graduation in Civil engineering in 2012, after that i worked on a construction site for almost 1 and 1/2 years (2012-2014). After job i did my post-graduation in Infrastructure Business, which I’ve did from a useless college (2014-2016). Now i am working as a Technical Assistant in a construction firm from last 1 month.

    I went to ATOS SAP center to inquire about SAP and the counselor there told me to go for SAP-PS.

    I have some queries which I request you to resolve because I got lots of idea about SAP from your site only.

    My queries are:-

    1) What are the prerequisite for SAP-PS?

    2) What is the scope of SAP-PS in construction industry in INDIA and ABROAD?

    3) Being a Civil engineer, is it good for me to go for SAP-PS?

    4) Somebody told me that it is worthless to directly pursue SAP-PS without having idea of Programming. Is it true?

    5) What would be my salary range (in INR)? Because it cost around 4 lakh to pursue SAP-PS and I have already wasted 4 lakhs of rupees for my PG.

    6) What would be my job profile after pursuing SAP-PS certification?

    7) I’ve heard that after certification, it takes a long time to get placed. Is it so?

    8) I’ve heard you need to have prior experience of SAP to get placed.

    9) I’ve heard that is it very difficult for fresher to get a job after pursuing SAP certification as most of the companies only takes/ prefer candidates who have prior experience of SAP

    Please guide me as I want to pursue SAP-PS certification. <<removed personal contact details>>

    Thanking you…!!

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    May 21, 2016 at 06:20 AM

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    Sep 12, 2016 at 02:43 AM

    I'm NARESH i would like to join SAP. I have 22 years and my streem is Mechanical.what i do for working in SAP.

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