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Difference between SAP End User and Consultant

Updated Mar 05, 2024

SAP End User 

An SAP end user is someone who uses SAP software to perform day-to-day tasks within their specific role in an organization. These tasks typically involve creating or modifying data related to their area of expertise.

SAP MM End User Roles and Responsibilities:

  • Create and maintain material master data.
  • Monitor inventory levels
  • Create purchase requisitions and manage purchase orders.
  • Monitor and manage vendor relationships
  • Generate basic reports and analyze data to identify trends.

SAP FICO End User Roles and Responsibilities:

  • Processes daily financial transactions like payments, receipts, and journals.
  • Run reports to analyze financial data like general ledgers, trial balances, and income statements.
  • Reconcile bank statements.
  • Manage and monitor cost centers.
  • Allocate costs to different cost centers.
  • Analyze cost center data to identify cost-saving opportunities.

SAP End User Job Responsibility

This role encompasses a wide range of responsibilities, including creating and maintaining various data (customer, vendor, orders, documents), managing inventory, generating reports and analyzing data, overseeing financial aspects (accounts receivable, payable), handling customer and vendor relationships, managing user accounts, overseeing production and financial processes, establishing pricing and discounts, managing customer service requests, and troubleshooting system issues.

What SAP Consultant?

An SAP consultant is an IT professional specializing in SAP software solutions. They act as advisors, implementers, and supporters for organizations that use SAP to manage various aspects of their business like finance, human resources, and supply chain.

SAP End User Job Description

  • Analyzing existing IT infrastructure and identifying areas for improvement through SAP integration.
  • Testing and troubleshooting the implemented system to identify and resolve any technical glitches or usability issues.
  • Developing and delivering training programs to equip end-users with the necessary skills and knowledge to effectively operate the new SAP system.
  • Staying up-to-date with the latest SAP technologies, software updates, and industry best practices.

Note: The specific roles and responsibilities of an SAP consultant can vary depending on their area of expertise, the size and complexity of the project, and the specific needs of the client.

SAP End User vs. SAP Consultant

                          SAP End User

                             SAP Consultant

Definition – A SAP end user uses the finished SAP system to create or modify various business-related tasks.

Definition – A SAP consultant builds the SAP system from scratch and provides modifications or updates for it based on the needs of the end users.

How to become –

  1. Proper SAP training and certification

How to become –

  1. Extensive knowledge of SAP (module-specific) is required
  2. Well-versed in domain (telecom, banking, etc.) knowledge
  3. Good presentation and communication skills, ability to work in teams

Roles and Responsibilities –

  1. Performing business tasks using the SAP system for which it has been created
  2. Collect task-related information from the SAP system

Roles and Responsibilities –

  1. Consult with the customer and design a SAP system as per need
  2. Facilitate the implementation of the SAP system
  3. Make changes/provide updates for the system as required
  4. Advise and guide the customer regarding the SAP system

Salary in India –
Rs 1,50,000 – Rs 3,00,000

Salary in India –
Rs 4,00,000 – Rs 7,00,000