I have ten years experience in accouting/finance and three years experience in master data and data migration for financial objects in SAP implementation projects. I've been in my current position for four years. If I stay in the U.S. to get the education and become certified, given my background and the future outlook of SAP, which area would you suggest; FI/CO, SCM or CRM?
There might be some SAP consultant job opportunities within the company's offshore offices, but typically the salary is less than half of what I'm making now. Would it be better to take the overseas job, gain the experience for the next two to three years then come back to the U.S. to become an SAP consultant? Or should I take classes in the U.S. and become certified then hope to land a job that works with structure and configuration?
One thing I can say with certainty -- and there are others in your situation -- is that it's not good for your marketability to be doing everything BUT the configuration. When you are not allowed to configure the system, you are missing out on a crucial piece of SAP implementation know-how. Whatever you do, if you decide to stay in SAP, you do want to find a way to get configuration experience one way or the other.
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