5 Steps to Become a SAP EWM Freelancer

The demand for SAP EWM freelancers globally is booming. With projects already underway and a shortage of talent to support these implementations and upgrades, SAP EWM freelancers seem to have a never-ending stream of project offers.

The demand for SAP EWM skills has junior and senior consultants alike considering up-skilling in this area. If you’re already working in SAP WM, TM, LE, Logistics or SCM, the transition to working as a SAP EWM freelancer can be a lucrative career move. So what do you need to do in order to become a fully fledged SAP EWM freelancer?

 

1) Get Trained Up

It may seem obvious but getting trained up is truly the first step in landing your first SAP EWM project. For SAP consultants currently working with a consultancy or in a permanent contract, your employer may offer training— either by sponsoring you to attend a training course or by holding one internally. This is more likely to happen if a company is undergoing an upgrade to EWM.

If you are planning on pursuing training on your own, SAP is naturally the most reputable training provider. There are local training companies but these should be thoroughly investigated prior to enrolment.

 

2) Read Up

SAP Press produces a number of reliable resources to compliment classroom-style learning. Here are some foundational texts that will help kick-start your journey:

  • SAP EWM Architecture and Programming
  • Introducing Extended Warehouse Management with SAP S/4HANA
  • Warehouse Management with SAP EWM
  • Warehouse Management in SAP S/4HANA

In addition to reading up, anyone serious about getting a solid start as a SAP EWM freelancer should consult the free OpenSAP courses as well as youtube videos and demos from experts in the field. Again, these resources should be considered as a supplement to certified training rather than a cheap replacement.

 

3) Practice, Practice, Practice

Many SAP EWM freelancers suggest that those new to EWM gain access to an IDES server for practice. Access to an IDES server will allow you to practice creating your own warehouse from scratch and allow you to work in a risk-free environment. This practice will help you ease into your first project and hit the ground running.

 

4) Connect with and follow experts

LinkedIn can be a powerful tool for connecting and engaging with likeminded professionals in your field. This is no different in the SAP EWM freelance space. Use this platform to connect with seasoned professionals, exchange experiences and resources.

Read: 3 Ways LinkedIn Can Help You Find Your Next SAP Job

Alternatively, you can also identify SAP EWM experts from SAP blogs— the more they write, the more they will have to share.

 

5) Get a comprehensive understanding of Warehouse Management

Chances are if you’re coming from a SAP WM, LE, TM, Logistics or SCM background you may already have a strong background in Warehouse processes and standards. It’s important for any successful SAP EWM freelancer to have a strong foundation in warehouse management outside of SAP. This knowledge will allow you to go above and beyond when it comes to adding value to a project.

 

Looking for your next SAP EWM opportunity? Search SAP EWM Projects in your area or register your profile with us today.

 

                        Register your profile as a SAP EWM freelancer

 

Warning: These 5 Mistakes Could Derail Your Salesforce Implementation

01 Jun 2018

Across Salesforce implementations, there are five common mistakes that can lead to serious delays and poor results. Find out here whether your team is making them.

4 Ways to Dive Into Salesforce Freelancing

01 Jun 2018

Diving into Salesforce freelancing can be an advantageous career move for any professional to make. Our team reached out to the Salesforce freelancers in our network and found that there are four common ways of snagging your first freelance gig...

Why Your Next SAP Project Should Be in Hi-Tech & Engineering

01 Apr 2018

Freelancers can choose SAP projects in any number of industries. Find out 3 reasons why some consultants choose projects in the Hi-Tech and Engineering space time and time again.

3 Reasons Why Consultants Are Rushing to SAP Projects in Minneapolis

01 Apr 2018

Minneapolis is rising in the ranks of American tech hubs. Find out here why consultants are actively choosing to take on SAP projects in Minneapolis.