There is a lot of conflicting information in regards to which modules are hot in the market. I'm considering SD, BW and CRM at this point. Keeping in mind that I have no prior SAP experience, what would you suggest I get training in?
So, between your choices of SD, BW, and CRM, I think they are all hot areas and I could not say definitively which area is the hottest of those three. Perhaps I can answer the question this way: let's assume that your background is equally relevant to SD, BW, and CRM. And let's assume that all three are equally "hot." Then how would you go about choosing? Well, you could roll a three sided dice. But I would suggest that you spend more time researching all three. Then, choose the area that fascinates you most from a business process vantage point. In other words, when in doubt, follow your professional passion. I say this because I continue to believe that becoming a consulting expert is much easier when you truly have a drive and interest towards your area of focus. I have even told consultants to stick with areas of SAP that are not as "hot" because they truly love and excel at it. It's good to remember that the functional SAP consultants of the future will be expected to be between business process consultants. It won't be enough to know how to configure some tables. That's why it's more important than ever to choose SAP functional areas that you can really master and then deliver a high degree of business value when you go to a project site.
This was first published in June 2007