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SAP vs Java Career?

vignesh karthick
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Joined: Mar 16, 2008
Posts: 34

Hello all,

(I need much more information than my previous posts so I have started a new post regarding this topic because many of them seeking for the answer to this kind of questions, hope this post might help them also).

I am a B.Sc computer science graduate with an overall experience of 3.5 years which includes 1.5 years as JAVA and J2EE developer.
Last 2 years I am involved in SAP IDOC monitoring Project.

The salary I'm currently drawing is below par with Industry standards considering my experience and skill set (1.95 lakhs per annum) .
Kindly advice whether shifting back to JAVA & J2EE is a wise option. My current project doesnt have much scope for learning
anymore and the company is unwilling to shift me to better projects.

As far as I inquire, many of them asked me to choose SAP Technology because we can increase the salary packages than in Java.

Now I have the best of both worlds but I am confused to choose the right one.

Currently I am working in SAP technology but I have no scope in my current project and its just the monitoring process(in which i am working for past 2 years).
Still my managers asking me to be in this project because none of them are willing to come to this project to replace me.

SAP has several modules like ABAP, BASIS, SD, QM, PP, PM etc and I belong to none of these modules. Moreover I am unable to increase my salary package in my current
company because I am a B.SC grad. I am unable to search jobs outside as I don't have much experience in the specific modules of SAP technology.

I do not know whether it is possible to move back to Java technology again because I am not currently working on it but still I can cope up.

Can anyone tell me about the people success rates in SAP technology and its future because this technology is only focused on Business and ERP.

Of course, its finally up to me to choose the right career but i need some advice from you all to choose the better career.

Request your valuable inputs.

Thanks and Regards,
Vignesh Karthick.
arulk pillai
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Joined: May 31, 2007
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Why not learn those modules and enhance your skills in SAP to earn more money? What do you enjoy more? You need to set your goals, and other can't do it for you. Both have good scope only if you become good at it.

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vignesh karthick
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Joined: Mar 16, 2008
Posts: 34

Hello Arulk pillai. Thanks for your comments.

You need to set your goals, and other can't do it for you

Yes, you are right. But nowadays layoffs are happening due to recessions and lack of projects. So I thought to be aware of these technologies, future scopes. It might help me to choose the right career.
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