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How Would You Advise an SAP Time Management Consultant?

SAP Time Management can be a limited niche. I do know a few SAP HR/time management experts that keep themselves very busy, but for most SAP HR consultants, time management is a component of a broader set of HR-related implementation skills. It’s hard to expand your skills when you’re only qualified to work in a very specific area.

The good news is that many SAP users are doing a lot of things with the HR module, whether it’s basic payroll and benefits projects, or more advanced ESS and workforce management initiatives. Your best bet is to land a project that will allow you to continue to work in your best area (time management), but will give you exposure to related areas within HR. You may be able to move this process forward by obtaining some new HR certifications. The certifications would expand your knowledge base and they might help you to obtain project roles that focus on time management but include broader HR areas as well.

If for some reason you cannot find work outside of time management, remember that you can also help your cause by getting HR experience in mySAP ERP. 5.0 and, preferably, 6.0. The current wave of SAP upgrades is driving demand in core functional areas like HR, so it’s an ideal chance for a time management consultant to broaden their niche.

 

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