My question is how valuable will this experience be for me, since I would like to become an SAP consultant working with BI/BW? Also, where should I try to focus my attention during the testing and implementation phase of the SAP ERP system? Is this a good path for a career as an SAP consultant?
In terms of where to focus you attention during the testing and implementation process, that is a role-specific question that really varies based on what your precise role is on the project. The one thing I would recommend is that you do your best to understand the overall business processes your company is implementing as well as the overall business strategy your company is pursuing (how SAP fits into that strategy). The best SAP consultants of the future will have a focused skill set, but they will be able to work with a "big picture" context where they understand where their piece of the implementation fits into the bigger picture. So if you can balance your hands-on skills with a broader sense of SAP's role in your company's so-called "best practices," you are on the road to becoming a marketable consultant who can come in and make money for your clients.
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