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Industries Where SAP Skills Will Benefit You

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(3 June 2016) If you are looking to go into business in a specific industry, it pays to know the kind of technology that is used within your sector even if the role you plan to play in your business is not a technical one. If you are planning to consult as an IT specialist to a certain industry, then it goes without saying that your expertise in field-relevant IT systems will be one of the most vital things you can bring to the table, but even in more strategic or managerial roles, some IT training in the most important areas for your industry can pay off.

SAP is a very broad topic in IT, and one where even expert SAP consultants tend to specialize in certain modules and industries. However, it touches on a huge number of industries in a very significant way, and so if you want to go into business in one of those spheres, some skills with the relevant SAP areas will be very beneficial to you. Here are three industries where going in with a knowledge of SAP and how it is implemented can work in your favor:

B2B environments

In B2B environments, SAP is often used as the main way of managing the complexity that these kind of enterprises have, where suppliers and clients all form part of a wider ecosystem of businesses. Using things like SAP supplier portals, which you can find more information about here, B2B enterprises can streamline processes and manage their network of clients, suppliers and partners effectively.

Health care

SAP is used so much in health care that there are even industry specific modules for health care itself and related industries like pharmaceuticals and life sciences. Managing the logistics and records belonging to a hospital or other healthcare institution demands powerful solutions, and SAP by its very nature is exactly right for this kind of challenge. From small private clinics to some of the largest hospitals in the world, and their suppliers, SAP is a vital asset in this industry, and one you can benefit from understanding if that’s where your business or consultancy ambitions lie.


Retail is another industry where there isn’t really any set of products quite like SAP for handling the complexity and the challenges of managing operations, especially in larger retail organizations. For major retail brands with lots of branches, suppliers, products and partners, as well as huge numbers of staff, manufacturing for their own branded products, and thousands or even millions of customers, SAP is vital. For smaller retailers it still has many advantages too, and so even if you are planning a retail start-up, you should understand something about the modules of SAP that could help and how they are implemented.

When it comes to knowledge, SAP is one thing well worth researching or getting some training in for a wide range of sectors. It may not be as talked about as Windows, but it is almost as big and for many industries, even more important.

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