Firstly, SAP ABAP is not a module.
ABAP is a high-level 4th generation programming language created by SAP which stands for Advanced Business Application Programming. SAP ABAP is designed especially for Engineers and those who can code and debug. If you are certified in SAP ABAP, you may work for some of the best IT firms in the country, like Capgemini, L&T InfoTech, Cognizant, Wipro, Deloitte, etc.
ABAP is currently used as the language for programming the SAP Application Server. The SAP Application Server is a part of its Net Weaver platform that is used for building business applications. The best thing about ABAP certification is that it isn’t required that you have any prior work or domain expertise before learning this course. Programming and analytical abilities are needed, as well as a strong understanding of database and OOPS fundamentals.
The ABAP programming language, which is similar to JAVA, is used to develop applications for SAP R/3 systems. Customers of SAP also can utilize it to improve the standard SAP applications.
SAP ABAP is the programming language for ERP. Most of the ERP modules like SD (Sales and Distribution), SCM (Supply Chain Management), FICO (Finance and Controlling) etc. are developed, using ABAP. It’s an object-oriented language as well as structure just like structure.
Definitely, SAP ABAP is helpful for B. Tech Freshers of the CS stream.
SAP Products are used by thousands of customers and are developed and customized on ABAP. Therefore, if you join SAP as an ABAP developer (also known as an ABAPer), you will either be creating new SAP Applications from start or enhancing the quality of existing Applications by making modifications to them in accordance with the requirements.
If you are joining as ABAPer in any of the SAP’s partner companies or in SAP’s customer companies, then you would be customizing the standard SAP applications as per the business requirements.
Since ABAP is the programming language, if you work as a developer you would need to regularly improve your coding abilities just like a developer working on any other language. But, it is even better than just being an ABAPer, to be working as a Techno-Functional consultant on ABAP.
It’s very important to know what you are coding for. It gives immense happiness knowing exactly what you are building. ABAP is widely used in SAP ERP modules which help in running businesses, it is very good to know the SAP products functionally as well. A techno-functional job would not only improve your technical/coding skills but would give you an understanding of business scenarios and requirements.
Therefore, working on ABAP either technically or functionally is always helpful for any B. tech graduate.