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Which ERP has the highest potential for a new Analyst? Feel lost between Salesforce, ServiceNow, SAP, Workday, etc. Currently staffed on a major SAP project. Want to make an informed career decision.

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Being able to gather business requirements and document and possibly configure technical solutions would be most valuable long term. Focus on that skill in whatever project you find yourself in.

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Yes, technologies come and go. Fundamental skills are forever (well, almost forever).

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Don’t worry about platform. Learn the processes and what the business cares about and become platform agnostic.

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classic consulting advice

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When in doubt go for SAP, it’s so engrained into nearly all the firms that you will never have shortage of challenging work (or non challenging work) which ever you prefer

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Btw.... don’t let the generalists dissuade you from getting specific application expertise. All the soft skills are indeed most valuable, but really mastering one application stack(and all the processes covered) can really accelerate your career.

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I’m in the same spot. I’m on a big SAP project but not sure I want to focus on SAP in my career

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I have connected with some folks in other offering, definitely don't want SAP folks to be my entire network

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With everyone trying to be a YouTuber or and instagramer these days, I’d say all of these are pretty safe bets and will be lucrative

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I say as since you’re a newbie, any ERP experience is great because you still have time to move around and explore other options so I wouldn’t stress too hard about being stuck. You at least will have a foot up over someone else who has no experience in any ERP systems. Since you’re new, tbh you’re pretty much dispensable since you won’t be making the decision regarding huge changes in the system. Your experience in just ERP systems in general could lead you to other projects in other platforms but you’ll have to be proactive about making moves.

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the process of understanding requirements and driving to solutions is transferable between all these platforms.

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Salesforce or Workday are big in the market right now. Truly adopt Agile methods instead of the cynics who pretend to be Agile. Not many huge SAP/Oracle type programs starting new these days...most everything moving to the cloud.

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Close to saying everyone is moving to computers these days. My current project is moving SAP to Azure cloud. You can also have SAP in managed SaaS...which is what SAP wants everyone to do. Many reasons to hate on SAP...but this isn't one. There's plenty of work available in SAP, whether or not you want to be a part of the behemoth projects, with non user friendly software, that have year long projects...

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If you want to grow quickly and broadly I’d go toward a mid market erp such as NetSuite so you get the macro view of a business. SAP is good but you start out very myopic focusing on one little area. Workday also is good and I think oracle cloud is also well positioned to grow in next 36 months.

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Also no ebs peoplesoft or jde or infor

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If you enjoy finance and HR stick with the ERPs. If you like Sales processed go with SF. I’d say all except Salesforce is ripe for disruption. Even workday which was born in the cloud is surprisingly lackluster in UX. Tons of opportunity across the board

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