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Which SAP module to choose for transition from ABAPer to functional

Galactic 1
Galactic 1

Hi Experts,

I am  having 16 years experience in ABAP and worked on modules CRM, PP, PLM etc.  I am in a dilemma whether to move to functional area or BTP (node.js/CPI) ?  as I have worked on S/4HANA PP, I have some interest to learn S/4HANA PPDS or IBP.   or should I learn SAP EWM or SAP TM?  or again stick to technical path.  

My technical expertise is on ABAP, OOABAP, RAP and CDS.





Galactic 6
Galactic 6

Hi - I think the answer is "it depends".  If you want to go functional, a big part of the job is gathering requirements in which case I recommend taking some business analysis training.   You can start by looking at the International Institute of Business Analysis YouTube channel

But also look at BTP development at - free learning about Business Application Studio

Good luck

Galactic 2
Galactic 2


I'd go for functional. It'd be really something new for you. BTP is ok but continue being technical. And after all, if you don't like functional, you can always go back.

A third option could be combine both. I know several functionals that many times do both. A functional who has a solid technical background is very competitive in the market.