Laughing all the way to the bank

by Mark Finnern

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When SAP member of the board Shai Agassi gave his keynote at the JavaOne conference
he nicely summed up how developers are viewing SAP and their fellow SAP developers:

"Most of you in the audience know SAP as the German Giant, the one
that you don't really know what we do, but we are big, and we do stuff for
companies that you don't want to work for."

He got a good chuckle from the audience. (Check out the Webcast)

That is how SAP developers are being perceived, doing stuff for the big corporations,
but not the real interesting, cutting edge developments like in open source

May be the last laugh has the SAP Developer. Read this article from the JobCenter
section of the Dallas Morning News: Recruiters
treat SAP pros as a precious commodity

"One programmer he recently placed ran SAP operations at a company
but didn't feel that his personal ethics matched that of other company executives.
When recruiters contacted him about an opportunity, he opted for a similar
job that paid around $840,000. "

Personally I think this number is a bit high, or where can I sign up for this?
But it is good to know one works in an area, where people are in demand even
during this downturn.

What comes to your mind, when you read/hear about SAP Development?


2003-08-27 12:01:30
SAP as Mystery Warez
You are not telling anything about SAP or
ERP or how SAP drags gunny sacks of cash to the

I suggest you tell people real information or
at least some opinion based in fact.
Try for articles that
rip the covers off ERP and lets people know
how it works.

2003-08-27 13:14:41
SAP as Mystery Warez
Dear anon reader - is this really an appropriate place to trash SAP and back it up with a reference to very questionable content?

I saw this post as just a point about SAP developers being still very much in demand. Which is encouraging in an industry which is still suffering from a general sluggishness.

2003-08-27 16:37:23
SAP Developers
The age-old dilemma:
How do you get a SAP job w/o experience in SAP


How do you get experience in SAP w/o a SAP job?

There is a reason there is lots of demand for SAP developers. It is rare to run across anyone that has ever DEVELOPED for it.