SAP Advanced Business Application Programming SAP ABAP is a programming tool used to develop all of R/3’s applications and even parts of its Basis system. It is more than just the language. It is a set of professional tools used to extend R/3 applications to add enhancements and meet individual needs.
It can be used independent of SAP software to develop your own applications. The SAP ABAP programming language will improve reusability, maintenance and quality of the code including productivity. Also, ABAP is keyword oriented. It supports prototyping-based program development and structured programming.
SAP ABAP has a wide range of applications in an enterprise and is a reliable language for the development, testing and debugging of SAP-based solutions. It is typically a high-level programming language used for developing business applications for the Net -Weaver platform and SAP application server.
SAP ABAP is a high-level 4G language. This language was conceived to develop an enterprise application for large business and financial institution on SAP platform. This mainly aimed at reporting using syntax and semantics focused around data and business rules to manipulate those data.
ABAP consultants are familiar with the basic concepts, architecture and important tools of the SAP Net Weaver Application Server ABAP and have in-depth knowledge about the ABAP development environment. They are fully equipped to create smart business applications, explore ABAP Objects and use the features of Web Dynpro for ABAP—which is SAP’s main UI technology suited for ABAP applications.
With a command over ABAP objects and other aspects of its programming and developing environment, ABAP consultants are making their SAP applications more secure, scalable and robust. So, join the bandwagon and look forward to smarter salaries, a positive looking career path and more challenging projects coming your way—today
Programmers, Developers, IT Officers and Managers, SAP CONSULTANT
A Trained/ Certified SAP ABAP fresher can enter this field as a consultant. Once he/ she has skilfully handled a couple a project, the next job profile could be that of an ABAP programmer or a SAP ABAP consultant.
After having gained Training/ Certification in the SAP ABAP workbench, an ABAP developer may aspire for the position of a qualified SAP ABAP design developer. With an increase in the number of projects that have been implemented in a successful manner, Over the years, there has been a sharp rise in the demand for ABAP developers and consultants globally. This has made ABAP a much sought after module in the world of SAP.
Below is the various career path :
SAP ABAP Implementation Consultant: Wherein you spend more time on the system and eventually graduate to being a Principal Consultant / Technology lead by gaining more experience and in varied projects. Formulate high solutions for new implementation or work on complex requirements or integrations. It might also involve management of competency & resources within the organization.
SAP ABAP Support Consultant: As a support function, your responsibility would to give some training to the users, to change the configs, do custom development, Period end closing support etc.
Project/Delivery Management: Wherein you spend more time managing resources & client servicing and providing more depth to client portfolios by suggesting implementation of updated tools or new functionalities. Clients also expect you to be a partner and not just a vendor who only does what he is told to. It also involves pitching for new clients & getting new projects for the organization.