I would like to hear from professionals on this forum who happen to be either technical or functional consultants for a variety of vendors who deal with CRM/ERP such as SAP, Dynamics AX (MS), Oracle, Sage etc.
1. What exactly is the difference between functional and technical consulting?
2. How did you get into this role either of them?
3. How a newcomer can break into this kind of roles and what is required of him/her in terms of skills, qulifications, knowledge, experience etc.
4. Can a person from a non-programming background become either funcational or technical consultant? What is the best path for him functional one or technical one?
Thanks a lot.