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For many people, when they think about SAP, they instantly think about technology. Misa Rawlins thinks about a lot more. As a SAP cloud thought leader for Deloitte’s US SAP practice, she is focused on the impact that clients can make with technology. And Misa gets to see that impact every day.
One of her top priorities: Helping clients and colleagues understand how they can wield SAP technology as a tool to enable true transformation for clients—to help them achieve tangible business objectives.
“To me, that's one of the best feelings about what we do—when you're actually able to turn that switch on and say that ‘we're live,’” she says. “But more than anything, it's the satisfaction of seeing our clients actually attain a goal that they've been waiting for.”
Over the past two decades, getting to work with the “nuts and bolts” of SAP solutions has always been something Misa enjoyed—the opportunity to dive into the details when it comes to how systems actually work, how their pieces fit together, and how they connect to clients’ business processes. Another important aspect of the job: Bringing a sense of calm to clients, to help them navigate obstacles with greater confidence.
Helping more women become involved in SAP projects is a priority for Misa, who believes that Deloitte teams should bring different perspectives, to enable a more holistic approach to problem-solving, and ultimately to help clients gain a competitive edge.
For women thinking about a career in the SAP world, she recommends looking at SAP solutions through the lens of business and industry, viewing it as an opportunity to get involved in whatever interests you—whether it’s retail, science, professional services, or some other field.
“This definitely an opportunity for you to not only advise, “she says, “but also if you want to build solutions, if you want to help design solutions for your client—it gives you an opportunity to do all of those things.”