I have seen painful SAP implementations and felt sorry because the most of the problems can be avoided by proper architecting. At present, I am concentrating on the practical aspects of architecting future flexibility for BPM on SOA solutions. Can my experince be useful at SAP?
It seems to me that your skills could be applied to non-SAP environments also, so you may be able to learn about SAP and find the right time to break in while continuing your non-SAP consulting. Just remember when you talk to SAP customers, try to avoid coming off like you have all the answers for why their implementations go wrong or need fixing. The fact is that many SAP installations have been very successful. True, some companies are struggling with SAP, but the high profile disasters are mostly footnotes in SAP's history now. At this point, the success of an SAP install depends on many factors, and architecture design is a big one, but it's far from the only one. If you take that big picture approach and really learn how SAP's ESA solution works, you might have a lot to contribute to SAP customers.
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