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SAP FICO Consultant – Part 4: From Beginner to Expert

From Beginner to Expert

Continuing the series for becoming a SAP FICO Consultant I would like to share with you several resources and major steps you could follow. They will give you a very good knowledge in this area. So far, you should be familiar with business processes in SAP ERP, capabilities of FICO modules and have access to SAP IDES.  Then it is a good time to dive into FICO Configuration world. You should already know that without practice you could not become a SAP Consultant. Experience is vital to become a SAP expert, but without fundamental knowledge, almost nobody will …

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SAP FICO Consultant – Part 3: Capabilities of SAP Financials

Functionalities of SAP Financials

  So far you probably have an access to SAP IDES and have a basic understanding for the business processes which are covered in SAP ERP. Next important knowledge that you should develop is to learn what SAP ERP Financials modules are capable of. Having good understanding of what SAP FICO capabilities is critical success factor for every SAP FICO professional. It is much more important to know what are the functionalities of SAP FICO than knowing a few more configuration transactions. You will be surprised how many unnecessary customer ABAP developments exists in the SAP world, because of missing knowledge in …

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ABAP FICO – Part 2: Become a Beginner in ABAP

Foundation in ABAP

  If you were lucky enough to find the study book for BC100 in realtion with Part 1 of ABAP FICO series, you will probably be eager for a little more knowledge in ABAP. It would make sense if you follow the SAP courses where the next one is BC400 course. By the way, BC400 course is in the syllabus for getting SAP FI Professional Application Certification in relation with knowledge in FI Tables and ability to design document print layouts. Back to the topic, BC400 seems to be wonderful course, but you should take the on-site training. …

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ABAP FICO – Part 1: Programming for Non-Programmers

ABAP for Non-Technicals

  When we first imagine programming from a person with financial background view, it could look a bit scary, but probably you don’t realize that you already have basic skills. If you use VLOOKUP function in Excel then you could very easy familiarize yourself with relational databases. If you use IF statements or even nested IFs, you could very easy catch the topics with program flow control and logical expressions. There are plenty of functions in Excel for transformation of the cell contents as VALUE, LEFT, RIGHT, MID, CONCATINATE, PROPER, LOWER, UPPER, VALUE and many more. These are usually …

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SAP FICO Consultant – Part 2: Business Processes Overview

How to Become SAP FICO Consultant - Business Processes Overview

Becoming a SAP FICO Consultant is not simple and straightforward process. Just having knowledge about transaction codes for customization and knowing how to use them will not make you a consultant. SAP FICO Consultancy is about understanding the business processes and knowing how to implement them in the system. When we speak about understanding business processes, FICO is integrated in almost every SAP ERP Module. Being familiar with other SAP modules is not an option, but mandatory knowledge if you want to add real value to the project team. Jumping directly into SAP FICO modules is like becoming …

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