Switching to an SAP SuccessFactors Consultant Career: Tips and Insights

Joining a new company can be a challenging experience. Nevertheless, my decision to switch careers proved to be the right one as soon as I arrived at Diokles.

Reasons behind my decision to pursue a new career as an SAP consultant:

  • Strong career prospects: SAP is one of the largest software companies in the world. Thus, the demand for qualified SAP consultants remains high. Since many companies use SAP software to manage their business operations, there are numerous employment opportunities for SAP consultants.
  • Lucrative salaries: SAP consultants can earn competitive salaries, in many cases above what they earned in their previous jobs. However, the exact salary depends on factors such as experience, location, and specialization.
  • Career opportunities: SAP consulting offers excellent opportunities for career advancement. For instance, consultants gain experience and expand their expertise in specific SAP modules. Therefore, they can advance to higher positions, such as project manager, team leader or even senior executive.
  • Versatile day-to-day work: Consultants work with clients from different industries and sectors, and each project can differ greatly. This can be a good fit for people who enjoy learning and dislike being stuck in a fixed routine.
  • Flexibility: Many SAP consulting roles offer flexibility, such as remote work or flexible schedules. Hence, this can be an attractive feature for people who want to balance work and other commitments. For example, family or education.

Changing careers is not a decision to be taken lightly. There can be challenges to overcome, such as building relevant skills and experience. However, for those interested in technology, business management, and problem-solving, SAP consulting can be a rewarding and fulfilling career path.

Upon joining Diokles, I was thrilled to collaborate with a talented team and contribute to the company’s mission. Specifically, with my strong project management, sales, and networking skills, I can help expand the company’s customer base and establish new business relationships.

My Job as an SAP SuccessFactors Consultant

First of all, what impresses me most about Diokles is how quickly we solve challenging problems as a team. Moreover, our work involves implementing, customizing and optimizing SAP software solutions to meet the specific business needs of our customers. In addition, I help customers streamline their business processes, increase their efficiency, and reduce their costs through the use of SAP technology. Of course, the specific tasks and responsibilities of an SAP consultant can vary depending on the area of expertise.

Undoubtedly, Diokles has a warm and supportive team culture that makes me eager to come to work every day. Consequently, I am constantly expanding my skills and knowledge to meet the company’s vision. In particular, our expertise enables us to provide reliable and practical support that aligns with our customers‘ needs. As a result, Diokles received recognition as an SAP Silver Partner from SAP in 2022.

EC Certification in SAP SuccesFactors

However, becoming an expert in SAP Employee Central is not a piece of cake. I have experienced failing the certification exam and the discouragement and frustration that came with it. But thanks to my team, who has been incredibly supportive and encouraging, has helped me to overcome setbacks and stay motivated in pursuing this goal. Most importantly, Employee Central certification is highly respected in the HR industry and it is highly recommended that you become certified as an SAP consultant.

Useful tips for the certification exam:

  • Start with the official SAP SuccessFactors training courses: SAP offers a range of training courses for Employee Central, both online and in person. These courses cover the core functions of the software as well as more advanced topics such as configuration and integration.
  • Work with the software hands-on: The best way to learn and understand Employee Central is to work hands-on with the software. Consider setting up a sandbox environment or working on a sample project to gain experience with the software.
  • Use the official SAP documentation: SAP provides extensive documentation for Employee Central that includes implementation, configuration and user guides. These documents can prove useful in gaining a comprehensive understanding of the software’s features and customization options.
  • Exchange with colleagues: Colleagues with experience implementing or using Employee Central can provide valuable insights on how to effectively navigate and customize the software. By discussing real-world scenarios and use cases, you will gain a deeper understanding of how to use EC to address common HR challenges. For instance, ask colleagues who have already passed the certification exam for their tips on how to prepare, the types of questions that are commonly asked and strategies for addressing them.
  • Practice with sample questions: Numerous online resources offer practice exams and sample questions for the Employee Central certification, e.g. SAP Learning Hub. This can aid in identifying knowledge gaps and focusing study efforts. By utilizing these resources, one can increase confidence in preparation for the actual exam.

Keep in mind that becoming certified in SAP SuccessFactors Employee Central requires a significant investment of time and effort. By following these guidelines and dedicating yourself to the learning process, you can increase your chances of success and advance your career in SAP consulting.

The Long Road to SAP

As mentioned above, my experience of pursuing a new career path as an SAP consultant demonstrates the importance of having a supportive workplace and the need for perseverance and commitment in overcoming obstacles. SAP and Diokles offer many opportunities for personal and professional growth, but it is up to each of us to seize those opportunities and pursue those goals. Whether fostering spirited team culture or seeking expertise and certifications. We at Diokles provide an enjoyable career path for those willing to put in the necessary effort. Therefore, I am committed to working diligently and being a supportive team member while earning additional certifications in various SAP modules. Making a career change was the right decision for me and I highly encourage others who are considering it. If you are interested, the first step of your new chapter could be a visit to our career portal.


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