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Meet Espresso Tutorials author Tanya Duncan. Tanya is the author of The Essential Career Guide – Hitting the Ground Running and Practical Guide to SAP CO-PC. Keep reading to learn more about Tanya.
How did you get your start with SAP?
I learned about SAP during my undergrad at Grand Valley State University. The business school had a required ERP course and I learned about SAP processes and developed an interest since this tied my interests of business and technology. I was fortunate to land a job at Owens Corning out of college and was placed with an SAP CO expert on a European implementation. I learned a tremendous amount from that project and am very thankful for the many professors and colleagues that mentored me as I started my career.
What are you most proud of in your SAP career?
Publishing my first book on SAP careers was a huge accomplishment and something I never thought I would have an opportunity to do so early in my career. I am very proud of seizing the opportunity after meeting Martin at the Controlling 2013 conference. I am a big proponent of young people finding their voice and finding what they can share with others. We often think we don’t know enough or aren’t senior enough to take opportunities like this and I am proud to have continued with publishing a book Practical Guide to SAP CO-PC (Product Cost Controlling) and just this past month a second edition of The Essential SAP Career Guide.
What are some of the most important trends that you see currently impacting SAP teams?
S/4 HANA is having a big impact in the consulting world. Companies are seeing that HANA is everything they’ve been wanting from an ERP and there is a lot of activity right now.
How do you stay up to date on SAP topics? What resources do you regularly use?
I am fortunate to have a massive network of experts within Deloitte that I can tap in to for expertise in all areas of SAP and beyond. I use SCN in a limited capacity and use the SAP Service Marketplace extensively for research. I do refer to some textbooks on occasion, but typically stick to electronic sources.
What is your favorite vacation spot?
A fun fact about me is that this Fall, I will have been to Hawaii 6 times now in 5 years for vacation. It is my most favorite vacation spot and the proximity to San Diego is too convenient to pass up. This September will be the second time I have been this year and it will be the 7th time total I have visited.
Author Tanya Duncan is an experienced SAP Finance consultant with Deloitte Consulting. Her global implementation experience includes the energy, life sciences, and consumer products industries with deployments in North America, Asia, and Europe. She graduated from Grand Valley State University in Grand Rapids, MI, in 2010 with a bachelor’s degree in management information systems. She is currently an MBA candidate at Pepperdine University. Tanya has been with Deloitte Consulting since 2011, and prior to that worked for Owens Corning, a Fortune 500 global building materials company.
She lives in San Diego, CA with her husband, Joel, and poodle, Maddie.
SAP is the world’s leading enterprise applications provider with software solutions for companies of all sizes and industries. Nearly 80% of Fortune 500 companies rely on SAP to run their inventory management, financials, human resources, purchasing, and sales business processes. There are numerous job opportunities for all experience levels and the right approach can fast-track your career. This book is written for students and professionals aspiring to start a career with SAP as a consultant or users. This second edition includes interviews with leading SAP professionals with diverse career paths.
This book covers key SAP career topics including:
– Fundamentals of an SAP job search
– Interviews with leading SAP professionals in diverse career paths
– Tips for choosing the right SAP module for you
– Important SAP skills & tools