21 years along with SAP
Who am I?Twenty one years ago I was on the plane heading to Brussels. A four weeks IBM SAP Consultant course was about to start. Today I have made a long career as a certified SAP Fico professional. I have worked as consultant, controller and in corporate IT. Reinventing the wheel is the one thing that has astonished me most. SAP courses and online documentation were never detailed enough. They provided the frame, but Google, trial and error and colleagues the specifics. Most of the documents answer the question WHAT, not HOW. Or WHAT DOES IT MEAN? SAP Best Practice Documents were an exception. Finally detailed configuration instructions. The knowledge is in the consultant's head, binders and private files. When they quit or retire, this knowledge is lost. These pages serve as my knowledge transfer to you desperate googling for SAP Materials. I have started with reporting documents, but there is more is to come.
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Where is SAP now?The SAP user interface has changed during the years from a gray screen to sky blue and Fiori boxes. Behind the “icing” the system feels pretty much like it always did. The changed tables and table structures (faglflext, acdoca, etc) don’t mean much for the users. They can continue as before. Often without training, other than in the initial implementation project that was years ago. This trend seems not to change. The skills deteriorate gradually, when new users are virtually on their own. User instructions, if there are any, are not updated since initial implementation. I am not against authorizations, but find it odd that IT decides what controllers can do with the system. If they are entitled to the information, they should be allowed to have access to it. This is often prevented, when IT blocks transactions they don't even know. Companies pay millions for integrated erp systems and then prevent the use of it.
CEO, Senior Consultant SAP FICO
Sap Professional since 1996
From people I don’t know, I accept only invitations with a personalized message.
Recruiters, don’t bother. I have reached my “Best before date" and am not available for projects.