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Why Becoming An SAP Consultant Is Still A Great Career Option

The Information Technology industry is a highly volatile one. Latest cutting-edge technologies become obsolete within a matter of months. It is mainly due to the advancement in the fields of technology on a regular basis. But it is quite unfortunate for the people who work for numerous IT services companies around the globe. For example, people who have been working as C++ developers are now facing uncertain future as the advent of JAVA and other programming languages have replaced C++. Similarly, the future is not rosy for old BAAN ERP and LotusNotes database consultants. The same, however, cannot be said about the thousands of SAP consultants. SAP has been around for decades and there are still no signs of them slowing down anytime soon.

There are some great reasons why you can and should choose becoming an SAP consultant as a career. They are as follows:

  1. It is one of the two biggest players in the ERP software market. Other than Oracle ERP, there are not many ERP solutions that can threatened SAP, not even Microsoft’s ERP solution. The number of companies that have implemented SAP solutions is very hard to figure out and there are new companies signing up every day.
  2. The number of modules SAP provides and supports are increasing with every year. Each business has a number of different modules such as MM, PS, SD, APO, QM etc. With time, they have differentiated some larger modules into several smaller ones such as MM into PM, PP etc. This has opened up new job opportunities for people and allowed them to become consultants in the line of work they are most comfortable in.
  3. The amount of new modules being released by SAP is not very less either. For example SAP recently upgraded from Business Rule Framework to Business Rule Framework + or BRF+. This is a solution which is dedicated to replicate and automate all the rules and policies existing within an organisation. It also captures financial rules such a tax rules, insurance policies etc. Similarly, recently a newer version of EH$S M or Environment, Health and Safety Management was released. This module captures all incidents and their implications within an organisation workplace. This is a thriving new module in want of skilled new consultants.
  4. new tools, techniques and products are always coming out from SAP. The best example should the SAP HANA. It is a solution that provides a huge cache for database which speeds up the processes amazingly. It is cloud based solution which can be used as a stand alone application platform as well.  People have started to train themselves in HANA and soon it will create large job opportunities.
  5. The technical consultants or ABAP developers constantly have new tools and techniques to play with. All the new solutions coming out from the stable of SAP mean that there is no chance of redundancy anytime in the future as far as the technical consultants are concerned. Older more experienced ABAP-ers can learn new techniques and move on to new career opportunities while fresh batches of developers take their place. It is an ongoing endeavor.

So it should be clear by now that SAP is by no means stagnant and you can give your career a boost if you decide to embrace SAP as a career option. You can get a training from a certified SAP training partner and you should be set. All the best!

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The Best Tips To Succeed As A Freelance Writer

Freelance content writing can be an exciting career both part time and full time. It can be pursued by work at home moms, students and even professionals who want to make some extra bucks. There is no dearth of writing work in the world and if you can provide quality articles, it should net you a handsome income in no time. But there are some pitfalls along the way as well. Let me list the most important tips to succeed as a freelance writer.

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  • Sign up with a freelance writing website. Check some reviews to find out how good the website is before signing up. Most such websites allow a free sign up. But some may ask for a small fee to become a member. Considering the popularity of the website you can pay to join as well.
  • Once joined, you need to choose the skills that you possess. It is very important to choose them carefully as you will be getting job notifications and offers based on these skills.
  • Create a portfolio for yourself. While bidding for a job, you need convince the employer that you are the best person for this job. As a beginner, it will be difficult but never impossible. Create a good sales pitch which should include what you can do, why you are reliable person and what value add you can give the employer.
  • Write a few articles on some different topics such as product reviews, health and fitness etc. Give them as examples of your writing to the employer.
  • While deciding on the amount to charge, don’t be greedy. But asking too low is not fair as well. The rule of the thumb is to ask a little less than the experienced writers bidding for the job. It will increase your chances.
  • Always go for partial payment options. There are many fake employers in the market. To be safe from them, check their ratings too. Ask for some payment after completing a certain percentage of the job and take the rest once it is finished. That way, you can avert the risk of getting no payment after finishing the job.
  • Always go for payment through the website that provided you the job. That way you get some protection in case the employer decides to betray you.
  • Last but most important, hone your writing skills. Read up on latest writing techniques and practice a lot. Nothing can replace quality work and dedication.
  • As you keep writing and getting jobs, you will definitely improve with time. Be sure to update your skills as you keep getting proficient in new skills.
  • Always keep an amicable relationship with your clients. If you can make them happy, your chances of getting hired by them manifold. Many times, the employers know other employers too and can recommend you to them. That way you will never have a shortage of projects to work on.
  • be sure to increase your rates as you gain experience. You will be amazed to know that employers are ready to pay handsome amounts for people who can provide quality work on a timely basis.

I hope these guides will help you become a successful freelance content writer and generate a steady income stream. In case of any doubts, reply to this blog. I will be more than happy to help out.