Are you thinking of Joining an ERP course?????

Hey ERP bigwigs... I need a bit of info
I'm currently working in an Indian IT company in Delhi. I have 7 months of workex till date.
I am currently working in PeopleSoft. I just needed a bit of clarification.
Since Oracle has acquired PeopleSoft, do you see the market for PeopleSoft diminishing rapidly in the next 2-3 years? Further, would it be wise to work in PeopleSoft at the moment or switch to another solution?
I see a lot of jobs for PeopleSoft professionals, but still I am a bit anxious.
What do you advise?


i wud suggest tat u shud keep option of moving to other ERPs..such s Oracle Apps, SAP etc...open...des ERPs hav better market....

Hi

Have a few doubts regarding the Whole ERP domain and products...
I have 2 yrs of exp on working on SAP PS as a end user no impementation or power user exp...currently giving CAT and the whole gamut of exams hoping to make it thru one of the top B schools and want to specialise in SCM....end goal...get into ERP consulting...my q is possible?

I know a lot of people do get into SAP implementation across domains once they are out of B schools....but i do not want to work on SAP as such...want to move onto specialised products like Ariba or work wit Manhattan who develop their own products....is this possible?

thx...
Rj

some one suggest me...

a few months back i too was vacillating about joining some ERP/SAP thingie or not... so went ahead and made enquiries with Siemens about SAP training they provide... They suggested me to go for SD module..as i have around 3 years experience in Marketing..
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but after that i spoke to some of my friends said that it would be difficult for me to secure a good job as i have 3 years non-IT back ground... that really perturbed me going ahead with this option... though still is sometime think of it... but investing 2.5 lakhs without a job security makes me look other ways...

so i just want the industry insiders to give there take... moreover i m not aiming for ABAP...just application...

thnx in advance...

PS: some one plz lemme know are there any MBA institute which impart SAp training (in curriculum or as an auxilliary course)... and for what course (like MBA-IT, MBA-SYSTEMS, MBA-Operations etc.)

Hi

Have a few doubts regarding the Whole ERP domain and products...
I have 2 yrs of exp on working on SAP PS as a end user no impementation or power user exp...currently giving CAT and the whole gamut of exams hoping to make it thru one of the top B schools and want to specialise in SCM....end goal...get into ERP consulting...my q is possible?

I know a lot of people do get into SAP implementation across domains once they are out of B schools....but i do not want to work on SAP as such...want to move onto specialised products like Ariba or work wit Manhattan who develop their own products....is this possible?

thx...
Rj


Dear Friend,

Let us take the queries one by one,
First, SCM Specialization - ERP Consulting: Hmm, to get into SCM and full time consulting, there are two entry points...first as mentioned U can go for an MBA from a good B-school and big players would pick U up directly from there; second is U get into an organization where U get experience both in Materials Management / Sales and Distribution Functions, then edge towards SCM. There have been other cases also, where I have seen college passouts getting directly into SCM, just after joining a company (but that depends on how companies shuffle their resources, one doesn't have a say in that).

Second, Specialized Products (Ariba etc) or Product Development (Manhattan): Same paths, an MBA can also lead U there as well as work-ex in the relevant domain. But chances are that a lil bit of a fight would be required at this stage, cos justifying urself in the topic the company is looking for and the topic U have been working on becomes an area of conflict. But, I think Product Development is something that requires U to be a domain specialist, very well versed in Business rather than any tool. And, Ariba - Manhattan, don't U think ur limiting ur scope...they indeed are good options, but be open to the entire field, U never know something would click and U land up working for one of them.

Hope this helps...
Nikhil.
some one suggest me...

a few months back i too was vacillating about joining some ERP/SAP thingie or not... so went ahead and made enquiries with Siemens about SAP training they provide... They suggested me to go for SD module..as i have around 3 years experience in Marketing..
\
but after that i spoke to some of my friends said that it would be difficult for me to secure a good job as i have 3 years non-IT back ground... that really perturbed me going ahead with this option... though still is sometime think of it... but investing 2.5 lakhs without a job security makes me look other ways...

so i just want the industry insiders to give there take... moreover i m not aiming for ABAP...just application...

thnx in advance...

PS: some one plz lemme know are there any MBA institute which impart SAp training (in curriculum or as an auxilliary course)... and for what course (like MBA-IT, MBA-SYSTEMS, MBA-Operations etc.)


Dear Friend,

Hmm, "just application" means that ur looking at Functional Consultancy. One of the best things that U did was approach Siemens directly, as Siemens and Genovat are the only two education partners that SAP has in India. I think, the advice on going for the SD Module sounds very logical; but then the dark side even though there is a demand for certified SD consultants in the market, there are certain factors that a company considers while recruitment (IT Exp / Domain Exp etc) that depends on whatever the client in turn asks the company.

But still IMHO as U have a relevant domain, and U would go for Siemens which has a credible image in the market...the chances of U being picked up after ur certification are pretty high. Also what U can do is call a coupla HR guys (most company websites have the numbers available) working for different companies and get it straight from the horse's mouth, what kinda candidates are they recruiting these days...that'd give U a clear picture.

Last, there are institutes like IsquareIT Pune, which offer a full time 2 year certificate course in MBA - AIT (Advanced Information Technology) or C-Dac Noida with full time 2 year MBA (IT) and full time 1 year PGD in Software Enterprise Management...as well as PGDSEM @ IIM Bangalore. These are few that I am aware of, rest all Google and lemme know if U find something interesting ! :)

Hope this helps...
Nikhil.

Hi Mr Devil

Thx for that insight..more q's that are troubling me....im into SCM recruitment right now due to various reasons but have 2 yrs of Exp with ABB before that...my q is it it better to do an MBA and go straight into ERP consulting (assuming sum corporate picks me for it)....or wud it be better to build a domain expertise and then shift to ERP consulting?
If Domain and then ERP then what are the chances of getting a break into ERP?

I have come across and spoken to a lot of people with around 6-8 yrs of Exp in logistics of SCM domain who are working as Functional consultants(most of them work for what would be called Tier 2 companies or work on contract) for specific modules and also have come across people from Premier B Schools with 2 yrs exp before MBA and currently working in niche areas of ERP consulting...

My q is what does it take to get into niche areas of ERP/SCM consulting?
Not talking about SD or MM cos these modules are amongst the common modules....talking about something like IS Retail or WM....:)

Thx
Rj

some one suggest me...



PS: some one plz lemme know are there any MBA institute which impart SAp training (in curriculum or as an auxilliary course)... and for what course (like MBA-IT, MBA-SYSTEMS, MBA-Operations etc.)


Hi,
IIM B and schmrd/sibm(not sure ) one of them..but there is college under SNAP..SIOM..which lot of ERP ppl choose becaz its best in the operational managment..
hey ya..im at a similar fuss..but i wuld like to say that think as of now u definately want to enter into functional right? so which module u interests in..is it FICO.HR.Logistics..n definatley do a research u will urself get an answer for sure..and it will be easy for u too to enter inot it as u have a whole lot of experience....
cheers..
Will the ERP Course helps those who are having MBA(Finance) ?

And if it does, in what way ?

Hi all....
Am at a point in my life where am directionless and seeking opinions about my next step..
Please provide me your thoughts.
My background:
Economics hons from calcutta university
My work:
functional implementor/testor for Oracle Apps 11i E business Suite.
My Company:
Cognizant Tech Solutions.
Skillsets:
functional knowledge of Oracle Apps financials, Supply chain, PL/SQL.
In the pipeline:
CAT 08 (will complete 2 yrs work ex on April 09 hence would be eligible for most laterals)
My questions:
1. Would I benefit from an OCP like OCP Payables/Recievables or Inventory?
If so, what benefits?

2. What other options do I have to leverage my career? Am querying a first person viewpoint on this..If you would be in my position, what would you do?

Hi mr. devil...
I m pursuing B.Tech IT,m in 3rd year and want to go for an ERP certification.can u plz help me as in what field to go for in ERP....is it realy helpful....and from where to do the certification in Delhi???
plz suggest as i dnt kno nythin abt it....
waitin for ur reply....
Kushagra.

Hi guys,

need some help !!!

m a fresher n planning to do Peoplesoft / Sap functional basic module. as a fresher m not bale to find a job in HR. I enquired abt a few courses in SAp & Peoplesoft from authorised training centres where they are looking for freshers with diploma or MBA in HR. The Training for peoplesoft is just for 2 days for the basic module & costs upto a 90,000/-. M interested in Peoplesoft more than Sap. they are offering placement assistance as well.
Pls advise cos its a huge money.

Rgds,

Nithyam

Hello everyone,

i just wnt to know whether an ERP course can be in any way for a non technical mba graduate having 2-3 years of work-ex in marketing & sales.
What r the options avialable??

Suhail
Indore

hi guys
presntly going to pursue mba with 1 yr exp in tele sales will erp or sap will add some value to my cv for gud placements ............i hav heard of seimens which the best sap course with placement guarnateed . plz help
watng 4 rply

I am a graduate in B.Sc.(2 tear pass) with subjects - phys chem and math.
Know MS word Excel and some of Power point.
Have a sales experience of around 9 years.
If at all ERP training help me to built my better future?
Please help me.:-o

Hi mate , Thanks for ur msg in forum. I am MBA graduate from UK. I am looking foreword to join some career oriented course in Delhi in filed of ERP/ SAP /CRM. But very much confused as there are 2 many variations are there. Kindly suggest me with ur suggestion. I was software engineer before doing MBA... Thanks

I was working as Funtional Analyst in PeopleSoft HRMS, so I am in position to say something, my sincere advice to freshers is ERP is not for freshers, because its a business software you need to know business process more than technical stuff, secondly ERP training is very costly.

Important is get in some job not necessary IT/ Software... then go for it.

Hi, y u feel its not good option for me to do any ERP course .

i have done corporate business studies ...

I am a final year student of Electronics and Instrumentation engineering. I want to make my career in ERP.

I need the guidence

I dunno whether it would be right for me to mention C-DAC here, as it is more of a R&D; Organization. But it offers two courses for ERP, SAP per se...
a) Short Term - 1 Month
b) PGDSEM (1 Year - Vision of Creating Functional Specialists)
FYI - I'm persuing PGDSEM :)

I'll be glad to service any queries on the topic, ERP, SAP, Pvt - Non Pvt Institutes, et al...

Cheers,
Nikhil




Dear nikhil plz guide me as i did mba from autralia and working as business analyst in IT co., but to jump in MNC i want to do go for any erp course. but confused