A career in ERP – your passport to success
September 28, 2015
Neha Sinha owned a small manufacturing unit in molded rubber goods. She was finding it difficult to survive in a highly competitive marketplace. The cost to stay afloat kept escalating and she found it challenging to keep the business running. Eventually she had to wind up the unit and decided to change her career path. After a lot of research, she enrolled herself into a SAP ERP course.
She found it very interesting and was soon on her way to build a career as an ERP Consultant. She started by helping out other small and medium scale units cut costs, maximize their resources and optimize their performance. In doing do, her confidence increased. Within a few weeks, she re-opened the company she had founded, implemented SAP ERP systems and gave it a second shot. This time, she dealt with each and every challenge successfully and emerged as a leader in her pack. She was glad she had chosen ERP Training. Most companies resort to ERP or Enterprise Resource Planning software systems, not just to automate their tasks but also streamline their processes and routine tasks, and increase the efficiency of their business manifold. Consequently, there is a burgeoning demand for ERP professionals. Although there are many software systems such as Microsoft, Oracle, Sage, Accpac and NetSuite, SAP still ranks as one of the world's leading Business ERP systems. The various modules of SAP can easily be integrated making it useful for all business operations. If you want to choose one of the ERP courses, get your SAP certification, today. Most companies prefer SAP professionals over others when it comes to ERP development. In fact, they don't mind paying a premium for their services.
Why choose SAP ERP courses?
- SAP is scalable and can be easily customised as per client requirements
- SAP ERP solutions are designed to optimise performances, reduce costs maximize resource utilisation
- SAP solutions are industry-specific and affordable too
- The architecture of SAP is very strong and flexible to any legacy system
- SAP offers real time access to important information
After doing a SAP course and obtaining a SAP certification, getting a job should not be challenging. You could start as a SAP consultant or an ERP consultant and train corporate employees on how to use SAP systems. Several companies invest in SAP and implement these systems into their day-to-day operations. However, very often they know nothing about how to use them. They don't mind hiring a consultant and paying him to learn how to use the system. From the consultant position you can slowly expand into a service delivery platform and then march into a sales leadership role too. It all depends on the speed of experience and expertise that you gather during the process. Once you have built on an ERP career, you can choose your own path of specialisation, which could be Supply Chain Management, Financial Management, CRM, Manufacturing, Project Management or Distribution. You can also choose the business sector you would like to serve – small, medium or large-size enterprises.
Besides you may also need to develop certain soft skills, such as:
- The capacity to work with or lead a small team
- The ability to take on greater responsibility with regard to the projects assigned to you
- The capability to handle multiple customers
- The patience and knack to deal with non-IT savvy customers
- The ability to handle work-pressure issues created by team mates or business owners
- The ability to perform within assigned budgetary constraints
In case you choose the corporate sector, you need to:
- Be a team-player who can work with large teams
- Focus on just about one or two huge projects until each is executed
- The ability to abide and deliver by strict deadlines
- The smartness to circumvent office politics
- Work in a totally different environment (onsite) where you may have no control over the project or its final outcome
Any sector or specialization that you choose, an ERP career can definitely leap you forward if you have the hard-work, dedication and patience to follow things through