As for "diving deep into SAP," you do so from either the functional or technical direction. I'd be tempted, if I were you, to stay on the functional side and move into more cutting edge functional areas like online supplier auctions (SRM) or perhaps APO or PLM. Managing materials and inventory is mission critical stuff to most companies, perhaps even more so than IT operations that Basis would get you into. If you do pursue a technical...
career path, I'd skip Basis entirely and move into NetWeaver-related technologies. It's a huge mistake to try to move into new areas of SAP without fully understanding the NetWeaver technical platform and how it affects the latest releases of SAP.
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