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Managing Partner, EIC Experts,  SAP Mentor and SAP HCM and SuccessFactors Consultant who has specialized in HR Technology since 1998. Over the past 18+ years, Jarret has completed 30+ high profile, full life cycle HCM implementations for global Fortune 1000 companies, which have included Core HRMS, Payroll, Compensation and Shared Services across SAP and SuccessFactors technologies. He is SAP HCM Certified, SuccessFactors Associate Certified in Employee Central, Compensation and Performance Management and Goals, an author for HR Expert, CloudAve, ASUG News and a moderator, blogger and platinum level contributor on the SAP Community Network.

16 responses to “The Future of SAP HCM and SuccessFactors Consulting – 2013”

  1. Volker Kuecherer

    very good story !

    as one of the first sap -hr consultant with more than 25 years experience i remember the change from r/2 to r/3, now we are looking forwardto r/4 , it is ondemand sf, ec and ec payroll together with the oldie rpcalcxx :-))

    I’m happy again !

  2. jarretpazahanick

    Thanks for the comment Volker and some exciting times even for old dogs such as us 🙂

  3. Anand Shrimal

    Very well written and provide excellent insights of future of HR consulting migration to new technology

  4. Lincoln Gupta

    That is a very good story Jarret. There are very few sources of information about SF and I have always found articles/stories written by you to be very informative. They are closer to the ground realities.

  5. Volker Kuecherer

    Do you have any information or links, regarding FIORI ?

  6. Chal

    Hi Jarret,

    Could you please advise on how to get trained in HCM, how is the job potential, is it advisable to switch to SAP-HCM after having 28+ years of electronic manufacturing experience?, what is the kind of starting salary for the freshers in HCM, could you pl recommend some reputed institutes for the training, what are the financial committments one has to keep in mind for the training? You can email me at


  7. jarretpazahanick

    Volker – Here is a great article on Fiori that provides lots of insights

    Chal – I would do a google search as you should be able to find much of the information you are looking for. Given the article above and the obvious trend towards SF surprised you are asking about SAP HCM though.

  8. joost van assen

    That is very good information about Sap HCM and SF. Your stories about SAP HCM and SF are as always very interesting. Thank you very much.

  9. jarretpazahanick

    Thanks Joost for the kind words as much appreciated.

  10. Vijay

    Good Article… I have been working in SAP for a decade and planning to get into Successfactors but not sure how to get trained without being partner.


  11. Hiks

    Thanks Jarret. It’s really a very nice article about SF and HCM in the recent times. It’s true that change is basic rule of the nature and technologies keep on evolving.. But question is how long you can keep yourself updated… hard fact …. but true that survival of the fittest !!

  12. Edita Laurel

    Hi Jarret,

    Just curious how you get certification for SAP HCM. I am a grad degree holder in H.R. and transitioning to HR technology. Just need all kinds of info on how to transition. Thanks!

  13. jarretpazahanick

    Hi Edita

    A simple google search on SAP Education will provide you information on official SAP certification and it is important to use SAP and not a inexpensive 3rd party but this will just be the start of a long and complex process to get your foot in the door.

    Just so you are mentally prepared it is going to be extremely challenging to break into SAP HCM or SuccessFactors as it is a very competitive space for people with no experience.

    If it were me I would look at my network of friends and associates, start attending major conferences, become active in social media, clean up your Linkedin Profile, start reading SCN daily as well as everything you can get your hands on regarding SAP HCM.

    The links on the below didnt transfer over but just search the title on google.

    Blogs for students still in school or who have just graduated.

    • Advice for Students Interested in a Career in SAP
    • Advice for Recent College Graduates (aka “Freshers”)
    • Top 10 Tips for New Grads Entering the Business World by @Liz_Brenner
    • Ten ways for an entry level developer to get hired

    Blogs for folks interested in Certification or just in learning SAP functionality
    • My journey from Sales Professional to SAP Functional SD Consultant: A blog written for all SAP aspirants. byBalaji Parsewar
    • DOs & DON’Ts for SAP Career (Certification) on the basis of my on going journey from an Accountant to SAP FI CHIRAG SHAH
    • Getting into SAP – From the perspective of a prospective consultant by Terry Choo
    • Fraud Institutions by kavi prashu
    • Top 10 Myths about SAP Certification by Ravi Sankar Venna
    • When is the right time to take your SAP Certification? by Mark Chalfen
    • SAP Certifications – Where Do I Start? by Patrick Flanders
    • How to Approach and Pass a SAP Certificationby Ravi Sankar Venna
    • Learning SAP when you don’t have an SAP job already – Web Sites
    • Learning SAP when you don’t have an SAP job already – Books
    • Learning SAP when you don’t have an SAP job already – System Access
    • Learning SAP when you don’t have an SAP job already – Authorized Classes
    Generally Applicable SAP Career Blogs
    • How did you get your start in SAP?
    • Storytime! How did you get your start in SAP?
    • Why I Am Still an SAP-type by Eric Vallo
    • Valuable lessons to make the most of your SAP Career by Jarret Pazahanick
    • Employment in the Agile Business by Kevin Grove
    • How an SAP ABAP Career Can Be Like a Train Journey by Leon Limson
    • What should a fresher in SAP do? by Krishna Tangudu

    The bottom line is there is no “easy” way break into SAP/SuccessFactors or do well once you get your first break other than hard work as what is that famous saying “Nothing in life comes easy is worth having”

    Good luck