What does a SAP Consultant do?

SAP consultants provide support, training, and guidance for projects and initiatives involving SAP (Systems Applications and Products) software programs and systems. They generally provide these services as a freelancer or independent contractor. They may be enlisted to assist with the planning, development, implementation, or maintenance of a particular system or program. They analyze organizational needs, pinpoint primary objectives or challenges, and recommend SAP-based solutions. They provide troubleshooting and tech support services, and may create user guides or other support materials and documentation.

SAP consultants typically have a bachelor’s degree in a computer science discipline. They must have extensive hands-on experience with SAP systems and programs. These roles require excellent analytical skills, attention to detail, and good project management capabilities. Proficiency with programming languages is an advantage.

What responsibilities are common for SAP Consultant jobs?
  • Prepare and deliver demonstrations/presentations in support of new requirements.
  • Create detailed design, architecture and process artifacts and implement the deployment plan.
  • Responsible for analysis, advisory services, specification and complex problem solving within the SAP area.
  • Lead and assist in SAP design sessions or blueprint workshops.
  • Develop, test, and deploy code into the appropriate environment.
  • Lead and drive implementation team and facilitate them on integration and solution definition for the SAP MDM and MDG.
  • Maintain responsibility for and help ensure that the service and process components are seamlessly integrated to other areas.
  • Validate and enhance the integration points between finance, strategy and planning processes, SAP core components, SAP technology components such as Portal and other non SAP technology sets.
  • Conduct discovery sessions with representatives from the prospective customer in order to build relationships with the customer and understand their unique needs.
  • Work with team members on SAP Basis related tasks around performance monitoring, performance tuning, test automation and others.
  • Provide guidance to the businesses on the appropriate use of the SAP system.
  • Assist in system implementation activities of data migration and training.
  • Participate in business solution workshops and share configuration and integration expertise.
  • Work closely with the offshore team to manage/ monitor their priorities and deliverables.
  • Responsible for analysis, design, and documentation of new solutions/concept.
  • Work closely with clients to capture the integration requirements and define Integration strategies and roadmaps for the clients.
  • Support business development activities such as identification, proposal development, and other pursuit activities at clients while working with the appropriate resources from other service lines, service networks, or industries.
  • Work with support to troubleshoot issues and maintain smooth operation and performance of the platform.
What are the typical qualifications for SAP Consultant jobs?
  • Associate's, Bachelor's or Graduate's Degree in computer science, engineering or information systems, or STEM Degree.
  • Fluent in SAP processes including HANA, BODS, BPC, Cloud, and Basis.
  • Skilled with enterprise resource planning programming.
  • Fluent in business case development and business process analysis.
  • A critical thinker who leads with agility.
  • Fluency in interfaces and cloud computing.
  • Prior experience as a consultant.
EducationBachelor's Degree
Work/Life Balance
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Salary Range--
Career Opportunity
3.8 ★
Avg. Experience5-7 years

SAP Consultant Salaries

Average Base Pay

$114,191 /yr
Same as national average
Not including cash compensation
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$82K
Median: $114K
$160K
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SAP Consultant Career Path

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L2
Sap Consultant
$114,191/yr
L3
L2

Average Years of Experience

0 - 1
3%
2 - 4
33%
5 - 7
35%
8+
29%
Not including years spent in education and/or training
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SAP Consultant Insights

Read what SAP Consultant professionals have to say about their job experiences and view top companies for this career.
TCSTCS
Senior SAP Basis Administrator
Jun 16, 2020

“Good working environment.Job security is there.Will bring the best out of you.Have the flexibility of working from home.”

LTILTI
SAP QM Consultant
Mar 26, 2021

“I could not find any serious issue there but i could say growth opportunities are little less comparatively.”

Enterprise Consultancy Services (ECS)Enterprise Consultancy Services (ECS)
SAP Consultant
Jun 12, 2022

“Good place to start your career in SAP if you looking for opportunity in SAP field.”

MedtronicMedtronic
SAP Consultant
May 14, 2021

“Good and nice to work”

Mondelēz InternationalMondelēz International
Senior SAP Analyst
Feb 21, 2022

“Supportive and good for career growth”

Lucas-TVSLucas-TVS
SAP Consultant
Jun 16, 2022

“It is good and great”

Sannicron
SAP Consultant
Oct 28, 2021

“nothing to say all are good and best place for career growing”

HCL TechnologiesHCL Technologies
SAP Basis Consultant
Sept 21, 2021

“Salary Hike and is not good and also no promotion”

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Frequently asked questions about the role and responsibilities of SAP consultants

A SAP consultant, or a consultant in systems, applications, and products in data processing, specializes in software and programs. They work with companies to help them find software that meets their unique needs. Other duties include gathering feedback and configuring systems.

Yes, a career as a SAP consultant is appealing. It's a highly sought-after and well-paid position. Many of the top companies located throughout the country rely on SAP consultants to find and implement software solutions.

Just like any other job, working as a SAP consultant has its challenges. Entry-level SAP consultants may work long hours, especially when handling requests from demanding clients. Consulting may also involve marketing your services to find and acquire clients, which can be difficult.

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