Career move between SAP and .Net

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I have about 7 years experiences in ABAP. Now have a chance to work in ASP.Net and enjoy doing portal programming. About 6 months into .Net. I wonder if i should make a career move into .Net and leave the SAP world ? Is this a good move ? Not sure if they are jobs utilizing both sap and .net. What do you think ? Any comments are welcome. Thank you.

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THAT is a difficult question!

The SAP field is booming right now, and ABAP programming is not nearly as dependent on new implementations.

However, as a webmaster myself, I know that building something that enables people outside the physical structure, even the company, to interact safely (and profitably) is a lot of fun.

It boils down to this:

.Net is a widely used platform, but by no means a standard worldwide, despite MS’s efforts. It isn’t going to go away.

ABAP is the standard technology for the largest ERP provider. The more SAP grows, and especially as it is penetrating the small to medium enterprise market (companies under $500 US a year in revenue), the need for ABAP programming will continue to grow.

So, do you want to go with a new interest, which may have a smaller job pool, or stay with something you know where the need is going to be steadily increasing, but you may not feel as challenged as you’d like?


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    There are substantial synergies between the SAP world and the Microsoft world, so having experience in both could be a plus. Given SAP and Microsoft's relationships and the fact that both are trying to close the fault line between the vertical ERP and MS's horizontal solutions, a .Net developer who understands SAP's internals can perhaps benefit. A third option is to move into an SAP-focused Java/Netweaver framework, but if you already are well down the road on .Net it probably makes sense to solidify your track record in that technology environment rather than jumping to another.
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