Why S/4HANA Should be your next move

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A guide to the reasons why S/4 Hana should be your next career move supported with the facts...

A guide to the reasons why S/4 Hana should be your next career move supported with the facts and figures.

With more and more companies taking advantage of Cloud solutions and the global impact Covid-19 has had on the working world we have seen a huge surge in demand in particular skills, especially S/4 HANA.

What is S/4HANA?

If you're reading this, you probably already know what S/4 HANA is and what it can do for businesses. But just to recap for those that may be new to the ecosystem see below!

SAP S/4 HANA was launched as the next-generation intelligent ERP system. It is built on SAP HANA and takes advantage of in-memory processing and real-time accessibility

The main functions include finance, sourcing and procurement, sales, and manufacturing. As all the information is on a single platform/cloud-based programme, this makes integrations easy. It can transform current business processes and develop new ones, turning real-time data into actions that will increase employee productivity.

Training in S/4HANA

Once you have gained a wealth of experience and knowledge in SAP for a number of years, you may be wondering what next? You will have acquired many skills that are transferable but if you want to be challenged, then

S/4 HANA is the next obvious step to take.

Moving into S/4 HANA is a worthy investment to make.

On the job training is going to be the best place to gain the training and experience but this will be at the customer/clients’ expense. There is no guarantee that this will happen. The next option is employer-funded training/self-funding the courses to attend.

There is the option to use online SAP courses and their own training platform - openSAP (https://open.sap.com/).It is the hub for microlearning, great for a small unit and short term learning.

The Stats

  • There has been a 20% increase in S/4 HANA salaries in the last 6 months of 2020
  • 54% of SAP professionals want to retire in the next 10 years, which means professionals need to skill up now to fill the void!
  • 50% of customers believe the marketplace cannot fulfil the skills required - more S/4 HANA professionals are needed!
  • Estimated that 40,000 Companies will need to migrate to S/4 HANA by 2025.
  • SAP Customers consider data migration and technical knowledge as the most vital skills when moving to S/4 HANA
  • Functional knowledge is also highly ranked alongside - adoption and business change skills.

Get yourself Certified

Associate Certifications

If you are new to SAP and the solution, these certifications are an intro level to the SAP ecosystem but help demonstrate your knowledge - No pre-requisite skills or training are required to undertake the associate certification.

Specialist Certifications

These certifications build on the associate level credentials - you must have previously attained associate level to undertake the Specialist Certification.

Professional Certifications

These represent the highest level of certification in the SAP ecosystem and demonstrate deep knowledge and hands on experience.

Ensure your certifications and skills are kept up to date. SAP will monitor your credentials and notify you if and when your skills need updating.

SAP launched their stay Current program which is designed for cloud solutions and is available for SAP S/4 HANA.

Networking in the SAP Ecosystem

Start networking on platforms such as Linkedin. Begin by reaching out and speaking with other professionals in your network. Grow your experience, ask questions and build on your knowledge. Connect with people in the industry and engage with them.

Get involved in blogs and content online. Start with thought-provoking pieces of content that will show off your knowledge of the SAP ecosystem. Become a thought leader. Speak to an industry specialist recruiter. Our recruitment consultants know their area's inside and out, they are ready to share their knowledge.

If you have any questions about anything SAP career related, feel free to reach out to any member of the team.

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