Is ERP a good career?

Is ERP a good career?

ERP (Enterprise Resource Planning)

ERP (Enterprise Resource Planning), as we all know is an application to manage all of its resources right from recruiting, payroll and what not.  We would have either heard of the term ERP either from a tech friend or from a HR consultant.  The ERP industry seems to be one of the highly paid and the levels of scope drastically increases from zero to above average but what is the average pay for an ERP consultant? 

The demand for ERP consultants are rapidly increasing due to the requirements of the hugely potential industries. So let’s have a sneak-peek into the roles and pay.

ERP industry primarily offers two types of work profiles

1) Technical Consultant 
2) Functional Consultant 

Typical Technical Consultant Responsibilities: 

Leading AX development team
Involved in Requirement gathering, Analysis, Design, Development, Unit Testing, and Deployment.
Preparing Functional specification and technical specification based on the requirement
Worked closely with Functional Team for Setup and Configuration of data.
Involved in Design, development, testing, deployment as per the Client specifications
Developed code as per requirement
Customization of the standard Reports as per the client requirements.
To work closely on the Standards set by the client for their Process.
Customization of Forms and Reports to suit the Client Business’s needs.
To develop a Trade agreements for State code.
To ensure a consistent look & feel across the Project and adhere to the standards set by the client

Typical Functional Consultant Responsibilities:
Analysing the systems requirements of the clients.
Business Process Study and analysis
Gap Fit analysis.
Exploring the viability of ERP to meet their requirements and carry out the Diagnostic process Study the feasibility for development
Preparing Enterprise Design Document
Involved in Development activities
Setup and master configurations for implementation
Preparing Functional Requirement Document for customization
Getting the Developments and customization done as per business requirement.
Testing the developed product
Provide Process Owners and Process Champions training
Carrying out configuration with Key Users and knowledge transfer in set up
Data migration using functionalities.

Salary Range for ERP Consultant:   4500 USD to Max
A Saturation Point for ERP?  Depends.
Major ERPs : Microsoft Dynamics, SAP, Oracle and others

As far career is concerned, pursuing a career in the ERP industry is a fruitful one and has proved to be successful right from the start.

Author : Sargunan Ranganathan

Comments (3) -

  • Naser

    1/5/2015 3:46:22 AM | Reply

    Intrested in suitable oppurtunities roles and

  • Naser

    1/5/2015 3:46:47 AM | Reply

    look foreword to some suitable oppurtunity and role

  • Robert Strickland

    1/7/2015 7:59:20 AM | Reply

    It has been a good career, but may not be good for new comers... As people see the "high level of effort to install new" compared to smaller or more focused applications, I fear that the number of people required in this role, is dwindling.

    These existing installs will be around for 10 - possibly 20 years and the people needed to manage existing systems, may come from the pool of "new setup consultants" who see the new work dwindling.

    If I were 25 or fresh from school, I'd consider the move very carefully.