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Please does anyone know anything about SAP and ERP and how lucrative learning them will be in Nigeria and overseas

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I have just basic computer knowledge with no certification. I graduated from a social sciences department.

I work as a marketer in a bank and thinking of a career change. If I want to get Sap certified, what are my chances?

what do you advise?

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To JJAY1,

I have good understanding of java and wants to leverage my programming skills to ABAP. could you tell me how you can assist to achieve this?

your reply to this mail will be appreciated

ganiyu

08061601131 :gshefiu@yahoo.com

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To JJAY1,

Hi and how are you doing with sap jobs, guess you are cool. please i am SAP FI certified consultant, just got certified and i have been working with an organisation that uses SAP for the past 2 years. I have the implementation experiences and can as well support almost all the modules on SAP FI,HR MM, but i need the consulting experience.

please i need to contact you privately either on your mobile line or email address so that we can talk.

my email address is okebrown2000@yahoo.com

08035433838.

thanks

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If you need self-paced hands-on training on SAP just give us a call on 08058505012. Or email: kaytye@yahoo.com. Modules available are:

SAP Basis/Netweaver Administration

FI/CO

MM

CRM

HR etc

The package includes module simulators, ebooks and SAP R/3 software to practise with. A module including ebook and simulator is =N=17,000. You only need to pickup a module that matches your background.

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I am SAP Certified Technical Consultant with over 7years hands-on experience and presently consulting for one of the multinationals in Nigeria.

Want to learn SAP?, Need a live system to dirty your hands and practice on?

The following SAP systems are available.

ERP 2007 with ECC 6.0 IDES on windows 2003. (64 Bit System)

ERP 2004 with ECC 5.0 on windows 2003. (32 Bit System)

BI 7.0 IDES on windows 2003 (64 Bit System)

Solution Manager 3.2 on windows 2003 (32 bit system)

Solution Manager 4.0 on Windows 2008 (64 bit system)

NetWeaver 6.40 on Windows 2000 (32 bit system)

Netweaver 7.0 on windows 2003 (64 bit system)

SRM 4.0 (2004) on windows 2000 (32 bit system)

CRM 4.0 (2004) on windows 2000 (32 bit system)

Each installation comes on 250GB disk and is valid for 4 weeks.

Linux versions are available.

The vmware versions are also available. (These versions are renewable for a lifetime if you know how to use vmware).

Contact: Martinsite on 08099896898.

Only serious enquiries please.

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hi all,

i studied computer science, i also have an orcle certification (OCP), i want to go into sap. please what module should i go into, whats the difference between sap erp and others. so many people say i should go into basis. do u know the current cost for training and certification? does the cost differ for different modules? does the pay differ also when you are certified? .pls where can i get the software and for how much? thanks, i await your replies

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Are you training for your SAP certification or you want to learn the skills to get an Instant Job? You definately need an SAP access. I have 4 original copies of SAP ECC 6.0 installed on hard drive. You only need to insert it in your computer and you are ready to go. Send email to:

rb.tunde@yahoo.com

Pice is negotiable, I also have certification materials, exam simulations and question dumps for :

SAP PP, Basis, HR, BI, FICO, SM, QM, Security, MM, SD, etc.

Most SAP Consultant get Job easily in Nigeria if they practice using a live SAP server environment. Send your email and I will put you through, I have over 10 year experience as an SAP consultant.

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totally agree, in SAP experience is more important than certification, especially business knowledge, however look at it like this, nobody knows the business better than the client, so the client provides you with an analyst to enable the business processes to be mapped, this what is called the 'as is' then the client with your guidance decides what the 'to be' solution will be. The guidance you provide is based around the available functionality that exists within SAP hence the term functional consultant, having business knowledge helps because you are better able to map the clients requirements to SAP. Whatever is not achievable is deem a GAP and this can be fulfilled using custom development ABAP or Java, administering the system is done by Basis. This is generally the same for all erp though terminology may differ.

before embarking on a long winded journay of SAP certification task yourself with business process knowledge if your goal is to be functional.

gofestac@yahoo.com

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Hello Everyone

I was going through the comments from different people and i understood everyone is feeling like if they get certified then they know everything about SAP.

SORRY TO SAY THAT SAP CERTIFICATION DOES NOT HELP AT ALL, AS YOU NEED TO HAVE A VERY GOOD BUSINESS PROCESS FUNCTIONAL KNOWLEDGE WITHOUT THIS EVEN IF YOU LEARN SAP DOES NOT HELP YOU AT ALL.

IF ANYONE IS INTERESTED TO GET CERTIFIED THEN PLEASE DO NOT TAKE ANY TRAINING AS IT DOES NOT REQUIRE ANY TRAINING AT ALL, JUST GO TO THE TABS AND READ THEM ACCORDING TO YOUR STREAM AND YOU WILL BE CERTIFIED, BUT YOU DONT EVEN KNOW WHAT IS SAP AS YOU HAVE NEVER WORKED ON ANY SCREENS AND IN ANY STREAM.

SO GUYS, WHAT I AM TRYING TO SAY IS FIRST YOU GAIN THE BUSINESS KNOWLEDGE AND THEN GET INTO SAP WHICH WILL HELP YOU AS WELL AS THE BUSINESSESS,

HOPE THIS HELPS, IF YOU HAVE ANY QUERIES, PLEASE CONTACT ME ON THE BELOW GIVEN DETAILS,

Kris Battula

ASAP Technologies International Ltd

1 Olympic Way

Wembley Park

Middlesex

HA9 0NP

Tel : +44 20 8782 1137 / 38

Fax : +44 20 8795 0099

Mob : +44 7815 878 005

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Before you start wasting your money travelling to India or South Africa for SAP training.

Email me if you are interested in SAP training in Nigeria. Because of the nature of the business

there is a company dedicated to developing the Nigeria SAP ecosystem.

The traing is free, and they offer Consultant training and end user training.

interested email me gofestac@yahoo.com

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Nice definitions by the SAP-informed. Wikipaedia, and other Google-related links will provide additional information.

The decision to pick up a career in SAP consulting is best not taken rashly; there are quite a number of factors to consider. Some of these have already been mentioned by the SAP consultants on this thread.

I am also personally interested in the growth of SAP in Nigeria, most of the implementations around here have been global roll-outs from parent companies, and that explains why the Shells, the Totals,the BATs, the P&Gs, the Nestles, etc ( the list is not limited to the names mentioned) all run their processes on SAP. It's been a challenge with local implementations - a number of which i've been involved - the usual Nigerian issues are there to contend with, but we'd get there, i believe. At the last count, i have been involved in 6 local SAP implementations one way or the other, and the list is growing.

It so happens that I am an SAP certified techno-functional consultant (Basis, SBO) based here in Naija, and been at it for over 3 years. I can be reached at accospace@ymail.com/08028371642 .

Cheers everyone.

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Hi,

SAP Enthusiasts, it has come to my attention, that this December a company will be providing access to SAp IDES ECC5 ECC6 BW BI7.0 CRM 5.0 CRM 2007,

with the West African Market as its main focus, so it will be accepting payments in Naira locally

This will enable those of you looking to self train and those looking to practice to keep them selves marketable an opportunity to do.

Get in touch to find out more I think it will cost around 15 to 20 thousand Naira per Month.

Gofestac@yahoo.com

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To all of you interested in getting into SAP, it is a good area to get into, for technology people have a look at BASIS for Developers have a look at ABAP and for Business people have a look at any of the core functional areas.

BASIS is a lot easier if you have background in Network administration and know database management

ABAP is a lot easier if you come from a programming background especially JAVA is very beneficial

FUNCTIONAL is a lot easier if you have some business process knowledge in a particular area

New Dimenesion things like BW CRM are also areas worth looking at

BW has 2 area functional designers that build information and write queries and BW developers that also write extractors and integrate BW with other modules, Financial reporting is most in demand hance you have lots of FI consultants that have ventured into BW

CRM is more for Sales people and covers a wide range of skills, but is most beneficial if you have both functional and technical knowledge.

Project based work is what makes you a proper consultant and thats what gives you your edge, breaking in requires carefull planning, demand and supply, and luck, but then you can make you own luck.

Which ever route you choose to pursue remember that delivering enterprise wide application solutions whether its SAP or Oracle, requires for you to be able to understand requirements in the context of the business and map these to the system, determine the gaps and propose solutions on how to fill these gaps, that is the true challenge which no training course will teach you.

And for those of you wondering, yes I am an SAP Consultant, Both Functional and Technical with multi modular exprience and have been consulting for over 12 years.

We are constantly trying to develop the Nigerian ecosystem and will continue to do so. The problem with the Nigerian scenario is salary expectations and it will take a liitle time for it to be very lucrative but having said that there are on going projects in Nigeria which are paying very good rates.

In our country technology does not drive competition so is not considered as a core part of the business or a competitive variable variable the angle mostly played is one of efficiency and trend. Business cases are getting stronger as execs become more aware of the benefits.

One last thing if you really want to pursue a career in SAP don't let the barriers to entry stop you, it's a lot easier to break in than you think. Also with regards to training depending on where you are get in touch and I'll point you in the right direction. Look upon training as just that 'training' because many people will promise a lot and deliver very little.

I can be reached at gofestac@yahoo.com

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That might be pretty difficult the materials are pretty expensive and a bit hard to find too but i am working my butt off to get it and just see what its all about

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Hello,

Alexis i would please like you to throw more light on

"My advice to you is this - don't learn the software, learn the technology that powers the software. Good luck"

I am interested in SAP am considering BW, MM or Netware, please anyone in the Nigerian, UK or Canadian market have any ideas for me.

If i am spending so muc studying SAP, i believe that at least u should pursue a module that would be rewarding.

Also, fellas what do you think of self study, how can i get access to materials

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Please i really need to know if your knowledge of the Oracle DB gives one an advantage and if it is can one combine it with SAP

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MD of SAP Nigeria, nice thoughts, suppose I can reach you on 08035205333,

This is for the Guy Interested in SAP,

Worth mentioning SAP has quite a number of modules, and the expertise required to administer them are different though they might intersect at some point,

Channelling your energy towards the module that best suits your current experience is the way forward,

So much ado about SAP BW….the frenzy is on…but hey…does it suit you!!!

Take a step back….ponder on which career path you want to pursue…, And don’t let the ‘big money syndrome ’ blind a sensible and well thought out plan…,

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Hello. As the pioneer MD of SAP Nigeria, I have some knowledge of SAP (system and company) and its competitors. Over the next 24months we intend to build the premier enterprisewide management information and decision support systems (EMIDS) company in Nigeria. If you are interested in participating in this venture and have any relevant experience or certification, SAP or other, please get in touch. Phone number is 0803 583 3988.

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YOu are better off joining a company that runs SAP or with a SAP consulting compnay e.g Accenture, IBM, KPMG, Atos Origin, CapGemini etc. they will be able to groom you

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hello every body

i am a recent graduate of computer science. please i will like to know if sap is OK for a fresh graduate in computer science with no work experience. your quick reply will be highly appreciated.

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Dear J Jay

I am a SAP FICO Certified consultant but not into SAP.

I am still into Mainstream Finance

Can u help me with a SAP FICO Break

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Hi Guys,

I work for SAP AG for couple of years now, b4 then have done few implementations as an independent consultant.

All I can tell you is that, it'll be beneficial for you to take your time in choosing areas suitable for you in SAP.

Lots of potentials in most areas, if not all.

I wish you all he best.

Ade

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Its way cheaper for you to do the training in Thailand, India or South Africa. Also you shouldnt limit your training to Banking as this is just a tiny sub-module of FI, you are way better off with an end to end FICO academy which brighten your chances a great deal.

Go to sap.com/education, and check the full details of the consultant education curricullum. There are "mushroom" training centres in London at the moment. Trust me you want to avoid those, the guys that teach there hardly knows their left from right and you need a certified training especially when your interest is FICO

JJAY1

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blancknbold

Sent you an email via that email address but returned as an invalid email address

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JJAY1 - please can you put me through, i was planning onn going for training inthe uk for sap fico-banking sector, which training schools will you recommend u can reply here or mail me at ronk80@hotmail.com your help will be much appreciated

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I have been a Certfified SAP Consultant (Independent contractor) for 5 years and have been fortunate to worked in about a couple of implementations for about 6 different companies in the top FTSE companies. My background is in Functional FICO but I have been specializing in Oil & Gas for about 2.5 years now.

I have seen quite a few good advices and a few misconception as well.

It is true that the UK SAP market here is about the highest paying in the global SAP market (contractors I mean as cant say for the guys in permamnent roles) but you will need to understand that getting into the SAP market is probably a most difficult hurdle, but not impossible. I have seen dozens of people and friends that want come into the SAP world simply because they see someone driving big cars and other stuffs like that, but it doesnt work out for most guys that reason this way. You need to have building a proper career in mind and that will go a long way in nurturing your determination to succeed.

Trust me when I tell you that more than 70% of people that have written SAP certification exams (FICO) failed it, and this has nothing to do with being brilliant in school or not. You just have to be damn good and be very well prepared, and that is just the starting point of the whole race compared to being good enough to pick a job which is even nothing compared to keeping that job.

Make sure you go to a proper training academy and you can always check with www.sap.com/education if the training academy is certified. There are quite a number of phoney SAP training schools here in London that are just there for the money they will collect from students who are mostly unaware 'whats' and 'what nots'. I recommend that you ask whichever academy that does your money include the certification exams and know that they are mushroom and unqualified ithey say no.

I honestly do not know an oil&gas exploration company in the world that does not use SAP ( I have worked in the 3 of the biggest oil companies and presently work for one in London which is probably the biggest and the most know, at least in Nigeria) and most big companies, whether oil, finance and manufacturing are following suit.

The module to study is best best based on your academic background but its not sacrosant that because you made a first class in Accounting and even a Chartered Accountant that you will find SAP FICO a walkover. I have seen some of the best students with 1st class degree fail too many times. Its all in your determineation and hunger for success, and also the grace of God

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men it is like that netweaver is the future of SAP from a technical perspective. One SAP Career expert John Reeds actually advised people to go into functional areas like MM, FICO etc. He howeversaid for people with technical background, Netweaver is the way to go

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oje how much is UAC plannin to offer u?

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which sap module/modules would you advise one to study considering job placements in Nigeria first then abroad

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Hey!

Nice to see this topic.

I went for SAP training in India. I got back this year. My problem is that i have not been able to crack into the few organizations that have implemented SAP. I friend of mine has linked me to a guy implementing for UAC. Maybe i will get started there soon, otherwise, i am looking out for opportunities where i can be of service to my country via the huge robust Technology.

There are more opportunities abroad though, and the pay out there will be mind blowing, but getting a job abroad does not come easy too.

I advise you go ahead and learn it as it has very robust tools in the package ( I learned SAP Netweaver, I also had a look at SAP securities, Knowledge management,  etc.), but it will be good if you have opportunities of getting into US or Europe.

TEE ZERO, as for the no. of SAP MD in Nigeria, may i ask for permission to call him too?  All the Best Jeffman, if you need to talk with me, 08035205333, Lagos.

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SAP is a very good and reward software.

It will be an added advantage to u whenever u are hunting for a job.

Schlumberger uses it for the employee services data.

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as Afam and other have said, it depends on yr passion.   Very much intrested into the training as well and currently being in the support field with MS products, I'm concentrating on Basis and Security functions out of the available 12/14 modules.   

U can do the self study at least 50%, will need to obtain the installation software on a robust system which will take you very considerable hours to accomplish.  check-out www.ebay.com -  be careful as some of the advertised products are photocopies and SAP pictures copied unto CD - beware of int' 419.   

Impossible is nothing - go for it.

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Self study may take a longer time but if you have the passion and the willingness to learn it could be your best option as you won't be learning under a rigid time frame.

Some professional software writers today do not even have any computer related certificates yet they are writing great codes out there.

It all begins with the passion.

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Thanks everyone. @tee zero thank u. i'll call him. I had thought it would be possible to do self study and maybe practice to understand SAP.

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I have spoken to the former MD of SAP Nigeria, Mr Folabi Esan. He is in a position to direct you properly. He has given me permission to give you his number: 08035833988. All the best.

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i know very much abt sap, it cost 1.2m(training +certificationn) in south africa.it has 12 modules u can tak any1 of d modules,any more question i will answer send ur mail 2 magageiks@yahoo.com

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jeffman,

Advice, study the R/4 Systems. If you are a web developer or enterprise application developer and would want to continue on that line. Study the BIW/BW (Business Information Warehousing/Business Warehousing).

This is the foundation module for studying ABAP, which is the Advanced Business Application Programming. If you can handle ABAP without BIW/BW by all means go ahead. BIW/BW is like learning database in web-database programming. It is the programming that correlate with the ERP.

If you live in the UK particularly London visit or call this school below for all your SAP training

Zoya Technologies

Suite:T500

Threshold & Union House

Shepherd's Bush Green

London W12 8TX

Phone :+44-208 746 0613

Fax     :+44-208 746 1819

Mob    : +44-7940005674

www.zoyatech.com

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thanks guys. i would like to do a training on it and i am very good at java.

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SAP (System Application Products) is the name of the biggest European software company. The head office is in Walldorf, Germany. SAP was founded

in 1972 by five former IBM employees in Mannheim, Germany.

It is one of the very very  lucrative fields in IT with outstanding good pay.

Their Training and Certifications are quite expensive and presently Africa has south africa as the country for SAP training.

Nigeria has an office in Oakland Center Maitama Abuja, but they offer training sparingly san and they major in administrative functions.

SAP Actual and e-business comprising of financials CRM, ERP, xchange infrastructure and lots more.

It also has it own programming Language called ABAP.

the exciting thing about SAP is that its framework can easily integrate into databases like Oracle,Microsoft SQL server ,db2 and a lot more.

Well it also has a very strong JAVA PRESENT in most (like over 60%) of its application giving any one with JAVA knowledge an edge.

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SAP is the in thing now o.

In fact some organisations are now implementing it in NAIJA

CHEVRON, TOTAL et al are some of the companies.

OCEANIC BANK is also working on it - they are presently training their staff

on the use of the softwares.

If you can learn it, you very well will have some considerable leverage.

The beauty of it is that all companies, in every sector of the economy can

use it so you are not going to be restricted.

Please, consider taking the course.

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ERP (enterprise resource planning) is an industry term for the broad set of activities supported by multi-module application software that helps a manufacturer or other business manage the important parts of its business, including product planning, parts purchasing, maintaining inventories, interacting with suppliers, providing customer service, and tracking orders. ERP can also include application modules for the finance and human resources aspects of a business. Typically, an ERP system uses or is integrated with a relational database system. The deployment of an ERP system can involve considerable business process analysis, employee retraining, and new work procedures.

SAP is a form of ERP software that integrates HR, Accounting Finance, CRm workflow processes, etc all tied together in one software package. Most of the big companies use SAP but their are other ERP software, some open source and other commercial.

My advice to you is this - don't learn the software, learn the technology that powers the software. Good luck.

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actually from wikipedia sap is an ERP system and an ERP system integrates all data and processes in an organisation in a unified system. I heard shell is using it but i want more details on it

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i heard about it while doin oracle at niit

niit is infact planning on introducing the course, though i don't advise u goin there

it works like oracle, i think, its a recording system, i remember its what the cbn plans to run on

its profitable

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