Monday, January 20, 2014

The SAP ROI Calculating-Get Payoff on ERP

SAP ERP ROI calculator by


The ERP software you are thinking may not have a simple or fixed set price. It may be or most likely has a list price, and you can get discount based on your negotiate ability. The price might be based on the number of user licenses. Also has the support cost and implementation with infrastructure cost as well. More over the Business practice change.

Suppose after implementing the SAP ERP you have good business control and your company become more efficient so the customers will be satisfy with your service, this satisfaction you cant convert in Quantifiable amount to calculate your ROI. This is very top level ROI calculator with huge research and this is from a world class firm. here this is put for your help. you can visit the original site here

All credit goes to panorama-consulting

Tuesday, September 3, 2013

The fastest SAP Implementation.


The fastest SAP ERP Go-Live @ 45 days.

Monday, May 13, 2013

SAP certification exam- The easiest way to get yours.

SAP Certification is one of the prestigious vendor certificate program which validates the knowledge and skills of SAP customers, internal consultants, and SAP partners and SAP independent consultants. For get this there are no mandatory restriction or individual selection criteria. If you are employee or students or business maker you can get SAP certificate.||

Before continue you may find interest to my other blog posts:


In this blog post i will not discuss about the following:

                  Do SAP clients care about certification?
                        Does SAP certification worth it?
                              What benefits will one get by having SAP certified?
                                     What benefits will i get for career?
                                            Will being certified help you get your first SAP job?


rather i will try to explore how easily one can :


                                              SAP certification without training
                                       SAP certification with pearson vue
                                SAP certification cost
                         SAP certification information
                SAP certification guides.
       What SAP certification levels are available today?
                                             
To appear the certification exam without any SAP Education course or training you need to fulfill the following criteria:


Summery:

  • 1 year of SAP Implementation Experience in module specific.
  • 1 year in present employer and the employer must be SAP CUSTOMER or PARTNER. 
  • You need SAP service market place ID given by present employer.
  • your updated profile.     
  • sample profile should contains the bellow information.
  • SAP Certification profile

1. To appear for Associate level certification without attending any SAP Education course or training you need Minimum 1 year of SAP Implementation Experience or 2 years of Support experience with minimum of 6 months experience in the module and version in which you wish to take up certification.

To appear for Professional level certification without attending any SAP course you need Minimum to 3 - 7 years of SAP Implementation Experience with minimum of 6 months experience in the module and version in which you wish to take up certification.

2. The last 1 year should be with your present employer.

3. Your present employer should be a CUSTOMER or PARTNER of SAP India Pvt Ltd

If you fulfill the above criteria please send your updated project profile as per the attached format to tulasi.ram@sap.com or education@sap.com for direct certification evaluation. On establishing your eligibility they will guide you through the process of registration.

Please send in your profile once you are ready to appear for the certification as the certification approval mail is Valid for 2 MONTHS only you are requested to complete your certification within the given time frame.

Evaluation of profile will take minimum 3 - 7 working days

Please visit the webpage https://training.sap.com/ for available certification details. 

Please note no assistance with regard to study material/questionnaire is provided for direct certification. Study material is offered only with training and not as a standalone component.

Certification fee for Associate level will be INR 39,326/- and for professional level the fee will be INR 56,180/- inclusive of current taxes applicable. Please note the price is subject to change as per SAP policy in a timely manner. 

Important Note: 
Clarifications required by SAP on the profile should be adhered to without which evaluation will not be done. 

Please update your profiles at the first instance. If SAP does NOT approve the profile on the basis of incorrect or incomplete information, you will not be allowed to update your profiles or re-apply for direct certification for the next 6 months.

Once profile is approved, the same will not be re-validated. Re-validation of profile will take please once in six months. 

Certification dates are not pre-scheduled & will be shared only on approval on receipt of documents for registration. If your profile is approved for direct certification, documents required for registration will be shared on the same approval mail. 

Feel free to mail back in case of further clarifications.

Note: Pearson VUE in India is authorized to offer only A1 and B1 certifications. All other certifications are offered by SAP India. To know more http://www.pearsonvue.com/sap/ but you have to get your profile approved by SAP Education before you can appear in Pearson VUE. 

Who Can Be SAP Certified? At What Levels? And At What Focus Areas?
SAP announced three levels of certification:

  1. Associate, 
  2. Professional and 
  3. Master. 

Currently the associate level and professional level exams are available. The master level is still in development.


Associate “This certification covers the fundamental knowledge requirements for an SAP consultant ensuring the successful acquisition of broad SAP solution knowledge and skills.”

Professional “This advanced certification requires proven project experience, business process knowledge, and a more detailed understanding of SAP solutions.”

Master “This certification, under development, involves demonstrating an expert-level understanding of a specific area of SAP software and the ability to drive innovation and solution optimization through in-depth knowledge and vision. Certification at this level requires broad project experience, comprehensive SAP product knowledge, and the ability to create a future IT vision within complex project environments.”

The Associate level exams test book knowledge. In most cases, this level does not require SAP implementation experience in order to pass the exams. Questions on the Professional level exams are designed to test the SAP experience of the test taker.

SAP takes care to point out that you don’t need to pass the Associate level exam before sitting for the Professional level exam. So you get to select which level you think you are qualified for and take that exam.

Wednesday, May 1, 2013

SAP BusinessObjects Dashboards for iPAD/mobile – Find whats new in SP6



The most anticipating release of SAP now a days is SAP Dashboards (Xcelsius) (known as BI Dashboards / Business Object Dashboard) for HTML5 that is SAP Dashboards for iPAD or iphone. SAP has already announced the release roadmap and according to the roadmap SAP first release of HTML5 compatibility in BOBJ 4 sp5 in last 2012. But most of the fans were disappointed about the release because we have seen very limited mobile / IOS /HTML5 compatible components. So like millions of SAP Business Object Dashboard  fans I also waited for the next release of SAP in which SAP will solve those problems. 



Today I got the most waiting release SAP Business Objects Dashboards 4.0  SP6. I couldn’t hold my breath and  immediately installed. I have found some new changes which includes some internal development for bug fixing and compatibility. I didn’t look at all in to those because I couldn’t wait to see my old development to new look in IPAD

Original Development
  


IPAD view on SAP BusinessObject Dashboard 4.0 SP6.

What should I say! I lost my word after seeing this. Again it disappoints me. So I tried to drill down the root causes. As I know all the component will not supported by HTML5. 

Found lots of incompatible components as bellow
Then I tried to compare with the SP5 release with SP6 release and found very small changes
Take a look at iPAD view of the new released components
Conclusion:
Again I have to wait for next quarter to see the rapid changes to make compatible with HTML5. But till now what i expressed doesn't mean that SAP didn't do improve this release. SAP has done a lot improvement regarding performance specially loading time and smoothness on Mobile devices. SAP is continued on investing and working hard to make happy of their customers and fans like me.

Never give up try new release and try it in IPAD with your new development with only Mobile compatible components till now. for testing your development you can follow this documentation run SAP Dashboard on iPAD directly 




Sunday, April 14, 2013

SAP jobs salary range - The Reality.


This article is about SAP Jobs salary range, SAP pay scale, SAP salary package, SAP salary for entry level or fresher, SAP consultant’s salary. i will try to analyze in a berief fashion. So that you can get the real picture about the top searched keyword "SAP Jobs Salary Range". Lets start the discussion with the bellow news from www.businessinsider.com


SAP position on 8 among top 10 Highest-Paying Tech Companies.

SAP Jobs Salary range
SAP Jobs Salary

Let's Discuss on SAP JOBS salary comparison at worldwide with real picture:
We have discussed on my blog why SAP Jobs Salary is higher than other functional jobs. But like every other jobs here also the hike depends on many variables, experience , your location, education level, as well as the location of the company you work for and the industry type you are in.

A very good and vast research has been done by panayainc.com on SAP salary worldwide, let’s find some of those real facts.

  • The salary of SAP professionals in North America is 25% higher than in Europe and those working in Europe is getting 35% higher than Asia or other parts of the World.
  • SAP Jobs Salary trend is much higher for high revenues companies, the partners and integrators than the companies using SAP or SAP clients.
  • The survey found that the education level is playing a great role in salary hike or SAP jobs.


The World’s uncertain economic environment for last few years seems to have a mixed effect on the salaries expectations of SAP professionals worldwide:
  • Among 8000 SAP professionals 62% got an increase in their 2011 earnings compared to 2010, and for trend to get more frequent Increases were more common for SAP professionals working for companies based in Asia (66%), Latin America (67%), European (57%), and American companies (61%).
  • And more about 65% employees (SAP Professionals) are Looking ahead to 2012, to have an increase in their salaries.



  • Company and Job Characteristics:

  • SAP Professionals come from SAP clients or SAP partners. Among 805 individuals the majority of the survey respondents (55%) come from companies that run their own business on the SAP system. (43%) from SAP partners.

    • And if you compare the 2 company types “SAP Jobs Salary range” or “average salary SAP” you will get to know SAP pay scale for employees of SAP partners/integrators is (4%) higher than the average salary SAP of those working for SAP customers or SAP using Companies.
      Which is just opposite than the same survey result on 2011
      We can have a look at the below chart for the SAP Jobs or SAP recruitment in world wide.  39% d in North America, while 33% for European companies. 28% for companies based in other parts of the world.
      The salary of SAP professionals in North America is 25% higher than in Europe and those working in Europe is getting 35% higher than Asia or other parts of the World


      On the other side 51% work in organizations that have more than 50 SAP professionals. Over a third (36%) work for organizations that have more than 100 SAP professionals.


      Job Function, Experience, Gender, Education
      As normal, the most earned professionals are in director and manager positions, But the difference of the highest earning position (ERP or Application Director) is as much as 75% higher than SAP Super User. Bellow we can find the salary range and sap salary package of the various SAP Jobs positions like:

      • SAP Project Managers Salary
      • SAP consultant salary
      • SAP functional consultant salary
      • SAP senior consultant salary
      • SAP Technical Consultants Salary
      • SAP Programmer salary
      • SAP Trainer Salary
      • SAP Super users Salary
      • SAP Users Salary
      • SAP salary for fresher’s
      • SAP starting salary



      All the SAP jobs salary range depends on job experience levels. The SAP average salary range for respondents with more than 10 years of experience is 44% higher than for those with 1-6 years of experience.
      In SAP salary range for women or female are not that much difference than men. But female should get encouragement as because the first 1-6 years shows higher salary for SAP jobs salary for female or women than men.
      Obviously as expected higher education corresponds higher earnings for SAP professional’s salary range.

      Our survey respondents have some insightful advice for advancing your SAP career:

      1. Get certified
      2. Understand the business side
      3. Develop your communication skills
      4. Keep up to date with new technology
      5. Be flexible and open to change

      According to the survey, project management (49%) are the most important for securing higher pay and additional job options and about other on the row are business function expertise (38%), communication (34%) skills  and analytical (37%).

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