Not only in united states over the world there are more than 7500 customers in over 90 countries have chosen SAP and therefore a leading global provider of client/server business software solutions. Also 34% of SAP's customers worldwide are under $200 million. All these above statistics clearly shows that there is a great demand for SAP and the job opportunities for SAP are on the higher side.
There are numerous reasons for companies and corporations preferring SAP R/3. Some of its features which made it popular are namely:
SAP’s R/3 is very versatile, as it will operate on six different platforms, including the recently added Microsoft NT.
The R/3 package includes several very attractive features like it has a three-tier client/server system.
SAP’s R/3 is available in 14 different languages and it also incorporates multiple currency features.
R/3 also provides for a "single data entry point" where the data entered from any location is instantly sent to all other appropriate modules in the ERP system.
Minimum operating costs: no retention of redundant data in the back office.
High level of stability and performance: response times are consistently under one second.
Because of all the above factors the career and job opportunities in SAP R/3 is challenging and satisfactory and also the monetary benefits one gets in this career is good. The entry would be bit challenging as the demand for this job is high so is the number of candidates for this job. So one should equip themselves well, to stand well in limelight in the job market. One must plan and get themselves certified with certification courses offered by SAP, get equipped in knowledge with the latest technologies in SAP R/3 and along with this proper management of time put with hard work would fetch them good results.
Also the market of SAP R/3 apart from having very good opportunities for SAP people the technology would long last for a great period of time which gives security of job in the market. The main advantage of SAP is it is divided into modules and there are many areas like Finance, HR, Technical and so on one can get into by using this technology. For instance SAP HR would prove very beneficial for people having HR related work experience.
The number of companies using SAP R/3's Human Resource (HR) module has increased dramatically in the last few years, with many clients adding HR to their live suite of modules, or even choosing HR as an initial or standalone implementation. The HR module enables customers to effectively manage information about the people in their organization, and to integrate that information with other SAP modules and external systems.
So from the above it is clear that one must clearly understand their area of interest and must choose the appropriate module in SAP to get a great place in the job market.
If your strength and liking is in business then apply for any business position in companies currently using or intending to implement SAP products.
It is very essential that one must possess good SAP-skills and also good business-knowledge in their area. A combination of both in good proportion only would be regarded as very valuable in the job market. Then further training in this area would give them more skills and knowledge.