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  1. Agenda SAP Career opportunities ERP a strategic ammunition for business SAP, the most matured ERP Opportunities for SAP Consultants SAP- Consultant Development program from Placement methodology with track record of over 70%. After the presentation for about 1 hour interactions will be taken up Presentation by Chandra S Gangadharan-Partner-The Practice-Nagpur THE PRACTICE

  2. 1. ERP, a strategic ammunition for business

  3. Realities of IT in Businesses • IT investment is affordable and PCs are just best used for office automation • Tendency to develop applications for the functional needs • Data entered more than once creates inconsistencies between functions • Data gets fragmented over islands of functions

  4. Stand-alone applications lead to islands of functional data Sales FINANCE Purchase Production Stores

  5. Market reality Vendors to OEMs are assured of sustained business ONLY if • The price is reduced further • The quality is continuously improved • Deliveries are made on-time

  6. A CEO’s demand for Information To manage the business, CEO requires up to date information like : • Amount due from customers and payments receivable in a week • Payments due to vendors, employees and statutory requirements • Orders in hand for execution • Finished good stock for delivery to customer orders • Material to be procured for production to full fill customer orders • Fund flow statement BUT all the above information are not readily available in one lot!

  7. Expectations of information system • Elimination of risks in fund management • Avoiding hold-ups • MIS for cost control • Performance improvement • Enabling effectiveness

  8. ERP, a strategic ammunition for business CEOs want information for Business decisions : Holistic view of organization is possible ONLY when there is an integrated software for all the functions that operates on a common database.Winning in the competitive business environment means continuous improvements of operational effectiveness.Subjectivity of managerial decision is substantially reduced with information becoming available INSTANTLY.

  9. MARKET CHALLENGES YESTERDAY TODAY Seller’s Market Buyer’s Market High Batch Size Low Batch Size Price driven by Cost Cost driven by Price Production Capacity Focus on Value added chain Focus on Enterprise Liberalization & Globalization Shorter Product Life Cycle Technology Human Resource Competitive Market

  10. ERP is not just another Software Computerization Vs Business Simulation

  11. E R P Enterprise Resource Planning is a total simulation of the “Business Processes” of an Organization THE PRACTICE

  12. TREND IN India India is emerging as the global manufacturing country Robert Bosch, Germany relocates manufacture of key products to MICO Bangalore – THE HINDU BUSINESS LINE 06 January 2005 NISSAN and SUZUKHI have agreed for joint production from MARUTI Plant for the Japanese market. - DECCAN HERALD 03 June 2006

  13. Popular ERP products • SAP • Oracle Applications • People Soft • JD Edwards • SIEBEL • BAAN • BPCS • MFG Pro • Navision and the homegrown products

  14. The sales pitch of SAP THE BEST RUN BUSINESSES RUN SAP

  15. SAP, the most versatile and comprehensive ERP Experience of a user

  16. SAP Corporate • Founded by 5 IBM System Engineers in 1972 • # 1 Applications Software Organization • Employs 32,000+ people today in 50+ countries • 12 Million+ Users • 91,500+ Installations • 1500+ Partners • 25 Industry Solutions • 900 Million USD in Research & Development • Over 60% market share - Updated from SAP web site 07 July 2005

  17. SAP in India • In India, since 1996 • 1000th customer in India as of June 2006, and over 10000 users • CIN version since 1998 • Resellers : SISL & HCL Info systems • 17 Implementation Partners, planning to double the consultants in a year • SAPient Colleges in Mumbai, Pune, Bangalore, Chennai & Delhi, operated by SISL and Genovate. SAP announes 22 more Colleges THE PRACTICE

  18. SAP Labs, Bangalore 2nd largest development Centre • Founded in 1998 as a Strategic Development Center for SAP, SAP Labs India is one of the fastest growing SAP subsidiaries. It is an integral part of SAP's global development network and is the second largest development center • SAP Labs India today employs over 1500 people, and now we're on a quest for ambitious, dedicated professionals who can deliver high-end software products and services for our operations in Bangalore. At Labs India, we are looking for talent which will help achieve our vision of being a role model for software organizations worldwide. SAP Labs announced 2000 jobs in 2006. • At SAP Labs, hiring is not limited to those based in India alone. Our "Returning Indians" Program encourages professionals working overseas who may be interested in exploring various opportunities that we may have to offer, to join us in our quest for excellence. Updated from SAP web site 2000 SAP Consultants wanted Indian Consultants wanted THE PRACTICE

  19. Implementation Partners • Covansys - Origin Technologies • HCL Technologies - Satyam • HP,Digital Globalsoft - SISL • IBM - PwC- Tata Infotech • Infosys - TCS • Intelegroup- Wipro • L&T ITL - Cognizant Technologies Vygyan Consulting • Accenture - Bristlecone – Mahindra Consulting • Carritor - Cap Gemini THE PRACTICE

  20. The Technology Paradigm THE PRACTICE

  21. The R/3 Solution SD Sales & Distribution FI Financial Accounting MM Materials Mgmt. CO Controlling PP Production Planning AM Fixed Assets Mgmt. R/3 SM Service Manage- ment EC Enterprise Controlling Client / Server ABAP/4 QM Quality Manage-ment PS Project System PM Plant Main-tenance WF Workflow HR Human Resources India Version Business Navigator Document Management Links to Desktop Faxing, EDI, EFT THE PRACTICE

  22. The R/3 Technology Environment UNIX Systems Hardware Data General HP (Intel) IBM (Intel) Sequent SNI . . . AT&T Bull/Zenith Compaq IBM AS/400 Bull Digital HP IBM SNI SUN Operating Systems AIX Digital UNIX HP-UX SINIX SOLARIS OS/400 Windows NT ADABAS D DB2 for AIX INFORMIX-online 7 ORACLE 7.1 ADABAS D MS SQL Server 6.0 ORACLE 7.1 Databases DB2/400 Dialog SAP-GUI Windows 3.11, Windows 95, Windows NT, OS/2-Warp Windows 3.11, Windows 95, Windows NT, OSF/Motif, OS/2-Warp, Macintosh Languages ABAP/4, C, C+ + THE PRACTICE

  23. Freedom to Choose Windows 3.1, Windows’95, Windows NT OSF/Motif, OS/2-Warp, Macintosh Basis Front End Basis D A T A B A S E Oracle Informix DB/2 ADABAS MS SQL D E V E L O P SAP Application Basis Operating System (OS) AIX, Digital UNIX, HP-UX, SINIX, SOLARIS, NT, OS/400 THE PRACTICE

  24. Business Collaboration Inter-Enterprise Cooperation • Objectives • Cost andEfficiency • Optimization • Supply Chain Excellence • Cooperation across enterprises • Process-orientation • Focus on point-to-point linking • Objectives • Create Value • Flexibility • CustomerRelationship Management • Collaboration within business communities • User-orientation • Focus on the Internet hub Evolution of Business Solutions Enterprise Resource Planning • Objectives • Cost andEfficiency • Automation • Best-PracticeBusiness Processes • Integration ofbusiness processes • Process-orientation • Focus on internal systems THE PRACTICE

  25. From Integration to Collaboration Workplaces Marketplaces Portals Employee Self Services e-Commerce BusinessIntelligence Customer Relationship Management Outsourcing BusinessScenarios Industry Solutions Supply ChainManagement PartneringPlatform XML-enabling Business Framework Technology, BAPIs Internet ApplicationComponents Continuous Knowledge Transfer 94 Enterprise ResourcePlanning 97 Inter-Enterprise Cooperation 99 e-Community Collaboration THE PRACTICE

  26. ASAP Roadmap Continuous Change 1 4 3 5 Project Preparation 2 Final Preparation Realization Go Live & Support Business Blueprint Methodology -Q&A database -ASAP Roadmap -Knowledge corner -BP Master List PC Tool R/3 Tool -Q&A database -ASAP Roadmap -Knowledge corner -BP Master List Service Training & Education,Info DB, OSS, Support, Consulting THE PRACTICE


  28. Customization I.S. Utilities Company A CONFIGURING SAP Country Specific Version SAP Product THE PRACTICE


  30. Every business is unique Every company has its own system which is set of processes evolved over a period of time and practiced. THE PRACTICE

  31. Adapting best Business Practice P1 P2 P1 P3 P4 P4 BPR Processes User’s in SAP Practice P5 P6 Improved Process P7 P8 BEST BUSINESS PRACTICE P9 THE PRACTICE


  33. Matching Career Objectives 3. Career Opportunities for SAP Consultants THE PRACTICE

  34. Pre-requisite for the SAP Consultants • Functional Consultants : • Minimum 3 years of industry experience in the relevant function. • Technical Consultants : • Programming skills for ABAP • Minimum 2 years in System Administration for BASIS • Advanced skills : • Expertise in an SAP module. THE PRACTICE

  35. Selection Process for SAP Consultants • Assess Functional / Technical Experience * Period * Domain Knowledge * Role • Technical / Education Qualification * Relevance to the Function * Knowledge Level • Personal attitudes * Style * Age w.r.t. Experience * Capability WE do NOT recommend ANY ONE to take up the program, if we feel that the individual will not be able to make success as SAP Consultants. THE PRACTICE

  36. Needs Skills Common requirements Industry specific Advanced facilities Functional SD FI-CO MM PP PM HR PS QM CO BIW IS SCM CRM APO Technical BASIS ABAP Skill Mix for an SAP implementation project THE PRACTICE


  38. SAP market is booming ! How long the BOOM will last? HOW LONG THIS BOOM WILL LAST? THE PRACTICE

  39. HOW LONG THIS BOOM WILL LAST? 1. Opportunities in manufacturing : A Survey by DQ in 2001 : Manufacturers registered with Central Excise >300,000 whereas total ERP Users in the country < 5000 2. Opportunities in other industries ! 3. Future Opportunities : BPOs will soon integrate out sourced processes back to the IN-HOUSE System THE PRACTICE

  40. SAP’s Strategy to enhance business SAP marketing strategy • No. of Users 100  15 • Direct marketing & Resellers • Implementation partners • ASAP Methodology • Rapid CIN versions • Industry solutions • SAPient Colleges • Certifications for consultants of partners THE PRACTICE

  41. Market wants only experienced Consultants! If ONLY experienced persons are required for the SAP jobs, how does a fresher get in? THE PRACTICE

  42. SAP Consultant Profile Specs: Criteria Weightage SAP Experience SAP Skils Prior Functional Experience Academic Qualifications THE PRACTICE

  43. Opportunities for SAP Consultants 40 % for *Implementation in new sites 60 % for • Junior consultants under experienced consultants for implementation • Off-shore development projects • Post Go-Live / Help-desk support • Remote System Support • Enhancements to cater to further business needs • Mandatory version upgrades • Training for new end users / Managers Market is booming & so with every player doubled the capacity in the year 2005 and trend is even better this year THE PRACTICE

  44. SAP Consultant career styles • Directly as employee with an implementer • On-contract for a project through an I.T. Consultant, for project specific needs • As a FREE LANSER offering to serve the client or implementer at specific terms. THE PRACTICE

  45. Business Information Warehouse Brief on the Business Information Warehouse (BIW) Current Data for operations Vs Past data for MIS / Strategic Decisions THE PRACTICE