As an SAP consultant, you have in-depth knowledge of
various branches, IT applications and the latest technology. Moreover, you know
how to use those purposefully for your customer or employer. You will develop
systems, applications and services that help businesses streamline their
business processes and increase their work efficiency. As an SAP consultant,
you analyze existing processes, revise and optimize them. You will also
simplify the service and lifecycle of SAP software products used in your
SAP Customizing, Configuration and
A keyword in the context of SAP consulting is
customizing. In this context, "customizing" means that a specific
system within a company should be adapted to the specific needs of a company. On
the one hand, this can be the case with an existing system, e. g. when the
system has been upgraded or when it comes to optimizing specific processes or
operations. On the other hand, the customizing is in demand during the
implementation of a new system because new systems are usually provided as
standard software. Here is a practical example: SAP SE has introduced SAP
S/4HANA as the follow-up system of the classic SAP ERP system . The support for
the legacy system will gradually come to an end and the SAP customers will be
introduced to the new system step by step. And certainly, also new customers
will be gained. During and for all these update and implementation processes, companies
look urgently for consultants (either in-house or externally from consulting
firms) who already have experience in working with SAP S/4HANA. Since SAP S/4HANA
is still a relatively new product, the market for S/4HANA professionals is not
saturated yet. If you are currently dealing with planning your career and
professional future, then this is a stroke of luck: in hardly any other
industry the job entry opportunities are so beneficial and the demand for young
professionals so high as it is in the field of S/4HANA.
You want to
work as a consultant but tend to stay more generally focused? You are also
interested in the more technical aspects of SAP implementation and customizing,
and would like to gain skills in these areas during your studies in order to ideally
position yourself on the job market? In this case, our S/4HANA modules,
including the TS410 consultant certification and the customizing module, are
just the right choice!
In addition, there are various different topics and
tasks in SAP consulting for which a specialization is an option. In the
following, we would like to briefly introduce you to the most important areas.
SAP Finance Analyst:
The Financial Accounting application represents the widely
used component of any SAP S/4HANA system which is justified by the accounting
obligations of all merchants and voluntary balancing companies (§ 238 HGB).
Theoretical knowledge and practical experience with the SAP S/4HANA system -
and especially with the core component Financial Accounting (SAP FI) - are
therefore often the basic prerequisites for professional advancement or
promotion. While theoretical ERP knowledge is often part of scientific
curricula, the link to practice usually lacks. Practical experience with a
"living" SAP S/4HANA system offers you a clear competitive advantage
on the job market!
If you work as an SAP consultant with a focus on SAP
FI, your responsibility will usually cover the support of the specialist
department for the corresponding SAP FI module, the support for the system and
process requirements regarding design, planning, implementation and testing of
the respective systems and processes. As an FI consultant, you are responsible
for the module support and the customizing of SAP FI within the company, and
you are responsible for the implementation and documentation of FI projects. In
addition, you will be the contact person of the department in all matters
relating to the FI module. In general, you will optimize existing processes as
well as create process analyses and concepts. The coordination of
implementations and the customizing of the SAP FI modules fall also within your
area of responsibility. Here, you work together closely and interdisciplinary
with the development team and the end users.
SAP CO Consulting:
When it comes to decision-making processes at management level, controlling is of very important, as controlling provides intrinsically important information and data. The corresponding controlling application SAP CO helps to monitor, coordinate and optimize the processes running within a company. In the role of an SAP consultant with a focus on controlling, your focus is now on the implementation and optimization of SAP systems. You will advise new customers on the implementation of SAP and implement process optimization within controlling. The conception, implementation and constant optimization of the SAP CO system landscape (possibly including customizing) will also be part of your area of responsibility. In addition, you will carry out requirements and process analyzes including a conception for optimizing company processes. Since controlling is closely linked to financial accounting and there is real-time synchronization between these core SAP components, you will work closely with your customer's financial accounting during your work as an SAP CO consultant. Ideally, in addition to your SAP CO specialist knowledge, you also have know-how in the field of SAP FI.
SAP MM Consulting
As an SAP consultant in materials management, you usually work in different SAP modules, as materials management is at the interface of different fields of work. In addition to the areas of finance, controlling and logistics, this primarily affects the sales & distribution area. This is why you will almost always come across the job title “SAP SD/MM Consultant” in job advertisements. In addition to (initial) experience in SAP FI, SAP CO, SAP PPS, the essential application modules in this professional field are SAP MM (Materials Management) and SAP SD (Sales & Distribution). As an SAP SD/MM Consultant, you support the company in materials management and process management and develop strategies to use the existing SD/MM modules in such a way that they increase the efficiency of operational processes.
SAP SD Consulting:
As an SAP consultant in sales & distribution, you usually must be familiar with various SAP modules, since sales always works at the interface of different areas such as controlling, marketing and human resources management. In addition to experience in SAP CO, SAP CRM, SAP HCM, the essential application modules are SAP SD (Sales & Distribution) and SAP MM (Material Management). As an SAP SD/MM Consultant, you support the company in the area of process control and develop strategies for using the existing SD/MM modules in such a way that they increase the efficiency of operational processes.
SAP PP Consulting:
In the area of SAP PP consulting, the focus is clearly on the planning- and production-oriented logistical business processes of a company's ERP system. As a SAP PP consultant, you will be entrusted with a (partial) project responsibility for IT projects that focus on SAP PP and the adjacent interfaces. In the area of logistical and production-oriented business processes, you will develop appropriate concepts and create and implement them (including appropriate specifications, customizing processes, tests and the final documentation). In general, it is up to you (and your team) to analyze the respective business processes, to identify and eliminate faults and errors if necessary, so that the logistical, planning- and production-related processes can run stably, efficiently and in accordance with the requirements of the company.
Would you definitely like to work in the consulting business, for example, with a specialization in the area of SAP PP, SAP CO, SAP FI, SAP MM, or SAP SD? Would you like to develop practical skills in these areas during your studies and stand out from the crowd with an official SAP consultant certificate? Then our modules in the areas of SAP PP, SAP CO, SAP FI, SAP MM, and SAP SD, including the respective SAP consultant certifications, are just right for you!
SAP Data Modeler:
Warehouse and SAP Analytics Cloud (SAC) provide the basis for many large
analytical processes within day-to-day business, for example in controlling or
reporting - i.e., in general where a lot of data is used and maintained.
However, many companies are also increasingly using BW applications and SAP SAC
in marketing, purchasing and/or sales, which means that the operation of BW
software and SAP SAC is not (or no longer) exclusively reserved for upper
management, but is also used in regular day-to-day business. The data modeler
is one of the most important job profiles and user roles that are active in the
BW and SAC environment.
As a data
modeler, you work in an interdisciplinary manner and at eye-level with the IT
department of the respective company and the customer for whom you work. You
are familiar with data models and a wide variety of data procurement methods.
Together with the IT department, you analyze the company processes and record
the company requirements and information needs, which you transfer to concrete
data models. You will also use methods from statistics and data mining to
enable detailed analytical investigations of data. You can provide data
directly from working SAP source systems, databases, and third-party systems
and transform and harmonize these requirements as required. As a data
specialist, you move effortlessly between SAP BW, SAP HANA and SAP SAC data
models and are responsible for the comprehensive development and generating new
evaluations based on these new data models. Typical representatives of this
group are analysts with additional technical training or external management
Are you looking for a career as a Data Analyst and would like to gain practical
experience with SAP BW/4HANA or SAP Analytics Cloud during your studies? You wish to start with a profound
BW/4HANA or SAP SAC education in the application process and thereby increase your chances on
the job market? Then our modules SAP BW/4HANA (with SAP certification) and SAP Analytics Cloud (SAC) (with SAP certification) are just
the right choices!