What Are The Career Opportunities After Completing SAP Certification?

By Shatavisha Chakravorty

SAP is a concept that has revolutionised the recruitment scene in India. Although it is a relatively new concept in the Indian context, the fact is that ERP software applications are increasing by the minute here and in such a situation the need for SAP-certified professionals is increasing across horizontals and verticals. The primary reason for this is the fact that customers these days are interested in the idea of having to interact with a single unified system. SAP manages data in such a manner that such efficiency is achieved through the various comprehensive modules that it possesses.


Now the scope of implementation of SAP clearly emphasises on the fact that since the data is difficult to handle and the nature of implementation is complex, the depth of knowledge and experience that is required here is pretty detailed. That is why there is a greater demand for a technological certification in SAP.

Career Options After SAP Certification

Such a certification will justify your ability to use SAP systems and validate all that you have learnt on a global platform. In this article, we shall talk about the career opportunities that are available to an individual who has completed an SAP certification.

• SAP Sales And Distribution (SD) Module

Graduates from any discipline are eligible to take up this certification. The roles would include that of an SAP trainee, a senior designer, an SAP SD end user, an SAP SD functional consultant, an SAP CRM functional consultant and the usual SAP project manager and team leader.

This particular certification is held in high value across the wholesale, retail and logistics domains and people who successfully complete this module get to choose the area that they would like to work in. In fact, these days, a number of manufacturing industries require the services of people who have successfully completed this course.

• SAP Financial Accounting and Controlling Module

This is one certification that has taken the world of finance by storm, particularly after 2010. One can take to various kinds of consultancy after this particular course. This may range from an SAP FICO consultant and an SAP FI consultant to an SAP functional consultant and an SAP CO consultant.

For candidates who pass this particular exam, the future is an endless ocean of opportunities. One can also become a project leader, a module lead, a costing manager or a process developer after this particular course. A graduate degree in the commerce stream is advised for candidates who wish to pursue this particular certification.

• SAP Customer Relationship Management (CRM) Module

In the services sector, CRM is what is gaining immense popularity. Here, there are endless designations that you can take up after successfully completing this particular certification. These range from that of an SAP CRM functional consultant, an SAP CRM technical consultant, a customer relationship management manager and an SAP project manager.

From banks to online service providers, these professionals manage to find employment in a wide range of fields. In the coming years, the scope of job opportunities is only expected to rise. That is because CRM is one of the most important tools that companies use in order to attract customers and clients and subsequently retain the same.

• SAP Human Capital Management (HCM) Module

As the name is self-explanatory, this certification will be of help to candidates who wish to make a career in HR. Because of the high pay structure here, the world of HR is one of intense competition and it is certifications like this that will enable you to stand out in a crowd.

After successful completion of this course, you can become an SAP MM consultant, an HR generalist, an SAP HCM general consultant or an SAP HR functional consultant. This degree will also help you secure the post of an HR officer, an assistant manager HR, an HR recruiter or even an HR executive.

Having an SAP certification will not just teach you how to go about dealing with people, but it will also teach you how to go about making the most of their skill set and talent.

• SAP Payroll Module

Till a decade ago, companies in India did not invest in having a separate payroll team and the same was dealt with by the HR department. However, the situation is up for a change and most companies these days have their dedicated payroll teams.

If you wish to seek employment in such teams, completing your SAP payroll module will give you an edge over your competitors.

• SAP Quality Management

Out of the 28 SAP modules, SAP quality management is one that is in demand in a number of industries. One can choose to become a system specialist, a functional consultant, an advisory consultant or a quality engineer after completing this particular SAP module.

These days, government bodies and private agencies that are responsible for the implementation of various environmental safety measures also prefer doing the same under the supervision of someone who has successfully completed this particular certification.

Thus, by going through the aforementioned career opportunities, you must have realised that the world of SAP is one of endless possibilities. You just have to look for the appropriate SAP certification that is applicable in your context and then go ahead and welcome a future of possibilities for yourself. On that note, we wish you a fulfilling career ahead.

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