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Functional Consultant

Functional Consultant Job Description

Other job titles for Functional Consultant

Functional Consultant, SAP Consultant, Oracle Consultant

What does a Functional Consultant do?

Functional Consultants plan, design, and oversee the construction of a software system. They translate business requirements into functional specifications to build a system that meets those necessary requirements. They are considered as subject matter experts on the use the applications for business. Generally, they have Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) implementation expertise but may also work with Customer Relationship Management (CRM).

Functional Consultants often work with teams that include Business Analysts, Technical Consultants, and Software Engineers.  


Duties and Responsibilities:

These are some of the core duties and responsibilities of a Functional Consultant.

  • Know and understand business processes and business flow
  • Work with clients to determine needs and demands
  • Turn those needs and demands into a logical and technical business model that can be achieved and translated through a software
  • Configure the application to ensure that it works the way clients intend
  • Coordinate with technical counterparts (such as Technical Consultants, Software Engineers, etc) and perform data mapping activities
  • Deliver end-user training and ensure usability
  • Provide follow-up or on-going support for the application


Products/Technologies a Functional Consultant may work with:

  • ERP: Microsoft Dynamics Nav, Oracle E-Business Suite, Netsuite ERP, SAP/SAP Business One
  • CRM: Microsoft Dynamics CRM, Netsuite CRM, Pega CRM, Salesforce, SAP CRM
  • HR: Oracle HCM, Peoplesoft, SAP SuccessFactors, Workday
  • Office Automation: Microsoft/Office365

Functional Consultant Salary in the Philippines

How much does a Functional Consultant make?

The average monthly salary of a Functional Consultant in Philippines ranges between Php 93,250 - Php 192,500 (median: Php 132,089).

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Functional Consultant Skills & Qualifications

Education Requirements

Bachelor’s Degree: Computer Science, Information Technology

Skills required

Experience with SAP or Oracle Systems

Workflow and security configuration

Business process analysis

Good communication and interpersonal skills

Documentation and writing

Requirements gathering

Critical thinking

Project Delivery

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