The SAP job market is being shaken up. You can recognize the attractive companies by the fact that they have convincing answers to the challenges of our time ready. This can also be seen in the specific SAP projects.
Please “recognize the signs of the times”, you have to “anticipate the trends” and it is always particularly important that you “take a step back to see the big picture”. Yes, actually: There is seldom a lack of good advice – and certainly not when it comes to a professional career. Many career tips have been read in the same or similar wording for decades. The well-intentioned advice comes up so often that it is hard to recognize its honest intention. What can we say: This autumn is indeed a very good time for many SAP specialists to take the advice seriously. The prize question is: Is the current position still the right one for the future?
Confidence is the right attitude. According to a survey by DSAG among its members, only a fifth (22 percent) will reduce the investment budget for IT by more than 20 percent in the next year. Around half of the companies surveyed are expressly committed to consistently pursuing or even accelerating the SAP projects that have started. Walldorf is also convinced of the prospects. SAP boss Christian Klein emphasizes that the pandemic, in particular, reveals how important digitization is. So the work doesn’t run out. The migration to S4/HANA and the integration of various systems are central tasks that guarantee job security and career prospects for each individual in the long term.
Check the long-term prospects
With all due optimism, SAP specialists should use the situation to critically examine the prospects of their own employers. Is the business model suitable for the post-corona era? Does the company have answers to the complex challenges in times of climate change, paradigm shifts, and international framework conditions that are changing rapidly? Is there still room for improvement so that improvements on the SAP side can provide new growth spurts? It’s the big questions that suddenly become important.
Look beyond your own SAP team
Personnel consultancies are increasingly observing that the motivation to change is driven by the industry and the state of the employer. This also applies to SAP professionals. The movement is understandable. Some business areas will be hit harder by the pandemic than others. The situation in the hospitality and travel industry is well known. On the other hand, there is now a good opportunity to take advantage of new opportunities. The current survey by DSAG shows that half of all SAP user companies surveyed have enough pressure on their tanks. This is exactly where you are desperately looking for fresh strength to bring the desired acceleration onto the road. As banal as it sounds, the question is allowed: Do you see the big picture?