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Career Switch from Cobol to SAP.

Career Switch from Cobol to SAP.

Career Switch from Cobol to SAP.

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Hi,
I am not sure if this is the right forum to raise this question (I believe this forum is for technical questions only), but anyways .....

I am having an opportunity to switch from Cobol programming to SAP as my company is executing a project for another client on SAP. I have 8 years of procedural language programming experience.

I have absolutely no idea about SAP.

Can any of you advice me if this is a good move?

What is the future of SAP in terms of job opportunities and pay packages?

Is SAP merely customisation work .. without much coding?

Does SAP require enormous function knowledge?

Is this ERP package losing out to other players like Oracle Apps or Peoplesoft?

Is SAP related only to the manufacturing industry?

Can you suggest some web sites which give some basic info about SAP?

Regards,
Maheshs.

RE: Career Switch from Cobol to SAP.

Can any of you advice me if this is a good move?

What is the future of SAP in terms of job opportunities and pay packages?

Is SAP merely customisation work .. without much coding?

Does SAP require enormous function knowledge?   Yes, but you learn it over the years.

Is this ERP package losing out to other players like Oracle Apps or Peoplesoft?   SAP currently has more market share

Is SAP related only to the manufacturing industry? No, it covers other industreis like retail, banking, automotive, etc.


Regards,
askSAPsme

RE: Career Switch from Cobol to SAP.

I am not an SAP expert either, but their SMB product, SAP Business One, is really hurting other players in the mid market such as Best, Exact Macola, Syspro, etc.  Its a very good product.

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