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The Scope for HR Jobs in SAP Field

Updated on September 28, 2015

SAP simply stands for Systems, Applications and Products in data processing. In the current IT scenario, getting a job in this domain can lend you a successful career. SAP is a well-known leader in enterprise business software solutions. Being a fourth-largest software company in the world, it was originally founded in the year 1972 by Wellenreuther, Hector, Tschira, Hopp and Hector. This system embraces a large number of fully integrated modules and covers almost every aspect of the business management. Apart from that, it delivers end-to-end solutions for manufacturing, distributions, financials, logistics, etc.

The SAP solutions cover a broad number of industries including automotive, banking, insurance, chemical, pharmaceuticals, aerospace, healthcare, defense, oil and gas, railways, mining, media and more. A large number of companies, these days using SAP software for their day to day business activities starting from the sales and customer relationships to financials and operations. This software helps companies in:

  • Capturing all their business information is a single, scalable system

  • Automating and accelerating their end-to-end business processes

  • Improving their decision-making power

  • Enhancing the customer satisfaction with real-time insights


Important applications of SAP

Along with ERP SAP, there are various other applications offered by SAP to meet the assorted requirements of the customers. These applications include:

  • SAP Customer Relationship Management (SAP CRM): Basically used for sales, marketing, e-commerce and social media, it drives higher levels of customer engagement. It assists in addressing the necessities of an organization by reducing the cost and boosting the decision-making power.

  • SAP Supplier Relationship Management (SAP SRM): Helps in creating an effective co-ordination between a business process and its key suppliers that lead to a long-term relationship between the organization and its reliable suppliers.

  • SAP Product Life Cycle Management (SAP PLM): Provides constant support for all product related processes starting from the product idea, manufacturing to its service. This application is highly effective in creating and delivering innovative products to fulfill the varied demands of the customers.

  • SAP Advanced Planning and Optimization (SAP APO): Offers an effective planning and optimizations facilities in different business processes. It also helps in building a better co-operation between partners at various stages of supply chain process starting from the order to the final shipment of the product.

  • SAP Supply Chain Management (SAP SCM): With innovation and improved customer service and responsiveness, this system helps in collaborating, planning, executing and coordinating the whole supply network of various business processes.


Products Offered by SAP

  • SAP R/3 and R/3 enterprise

  • mySAP business suite


  • SAP industry solutions

  • SAP xApps

  • SAP solution manager


What are the advantages of SAP software?

The Systems, Applications and Products software is highly beneficial for businesses and organizations due to the advantages that it provides such as:

  • Flexibility of use

  • Customized solutions to suit the varied needs of businesses

  • Industry specific modules

  • Constant support

  • No duplicate data

  • Automate project monitoring

  • Excellent cost savings on various overheads


Modules in SAP

The sections under SAP can be categorized in two parts:

  • Functional Modules: There are a number of job opportunities present in SAP functional modules, which includes, finance & control, production planning, material management, sales & distribution and human resources.

  • Technical Modules: Technical unit comprises advanced business applications programming, exchange infrastructure, net-viewer, basis and business information warehousing.


HR Jobs in SAP

Although, there are a number of jobs present in SAP, demand for Human Resource manager is on the rise these days. SAP Human Resource Management, also known as Human Capital Management (HCM) is one of the vital modules in ERP (Enterprise Resource Planning) SAP systems. It supports all the process of human resource management in a company.

SAP HR is supposed to manage various human resource processes starting from managing the employee’s employment histories, hiring, payroll, training to their final termination in an organization. It also comprises a number of sub-modules like budget management, organizational management, personnel development, time management and recruitment.

Some of the most popular SAP HR jobs on offer are:

  • SAP HR analyst/ payroll: This job requires you working with different payroll, financial and HR users so as to develop and maintain HR processes and procedures

  • SAP HR architect trainer: Responsible for keeping the record of employees training

  • SAP HR consultant: It includes studying the whole business process of the client, understanding client’s requirements, customizing the respective business area, testing the projects in different ways, transferring external knowledge to the client etc.

What are the key skills required to get HR jobs in SAP?

In order to start your career as an SAP HR, you must follow the below mentions tips:

  • Improved SAP knowledge: First and foremost, you need to get familiar with the SAP system. A complete know-how of systems applications and products in data processing will definitely help you in availing the desired job.

  • Educational Qualification: Another most important criteria for becoming an SAP HR is your educational qualification. You must hold a bachelor’s degree in human resources, business management or information technology to get into this field. Along with meeting the required educational criteria, it is also important to build a strong base through adequate training that must cover the entire aspects of this field.

  • The significance of SAP HR software: You must be aware of the importance of SAP HR software. How it works and enables the administrators to manage data of their human resource, its benefits, applications, etc. All should be known to you in order to gain preference for SAP HR position.

  • Knowledge of the desired role: It’s necessary that have the complete know-how of the role for the position, which you are applying for. Understanding the role that may include handling of personnel management, organizational management, ESS, CATS, etc., will further help you in delivering your services efficiently without any hassle.

  • SAP certification: A SAP certification will provide you a competitive edge in the job market. It will show the employers that you have sharpened your skills for SAP through rigorous study and training. Although, it is not compulsory that you should be SAP certified in order to apply for the SAP HR jobs, but yes, it proves to be advantageous and makes you a suitable candidate for your desired position even if you don’t have any experience in this field.


Salary in SAP HR field:

Although the distribution of salary may vary according to the roles and responsibilities in various organizations, however, to get a general idea:

For fresher, it is in between $48,000 to $60,000 with bonuses from $1,000 to $2,000 in USA, whereas in India, it is between RS 247,000 to RS 4, 50,000 with bonuses RS 10,000 to RS 15,000.

How to apply for the job of SAP HR?

Before applying for the post of SAP HR, you need to start the job search. Many big and mid-sized organizations are introducing SAP modules that have augmented the demand for SAP HR. Companies need HRs to record all the essential information of their employees for using in a later stage. You can search on various popular online job portals for this job or can make a network with professionals in HR field to enhance your chances in a job search.

To conclude, SAP is undoubtedly one of the best business software solutions provider that help various organizations in different industries in managing the whole work process and data in an efficient manner. A better understanding of this software will definitely help you in gaining expertise and handling the entire tasks of HR in a proper manner.


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