SAP is a global leader in ERP followed by Peoplesoft and BAAN. SAP integrates all the IT systems of an enterprise into one system, and hence greatly enhance the productivity of an organization. Though implementing SAP is an costly affair for any organization, but it's long term benefits outweights investments involved in implementing it.
In India, SAP controls a market share of about 57% in ERP. Most of the big comapnies in India have implemented or are in the proces of implementing SAP ERP, and now SAP AG is targeting small and medium size enterprises in India and hence more jobs will be comming in future.
According to a recent news, globally there would be a shortage of 40,000 SAP professionals. In India, SAP AG will be doubling the headcount to 8,000 by 2010, which is an indication of increased opportunities for SAP professionals.