What does a Functional Consultant do?

Functional consultants provide advice and support to businesses about technology that can perform critical tasks and processes. They recommend and configure technology-based solutions to address a client or organization’s business needs. These consultants commonly represent a specific brand or product line or specialize in a particular type of technology. They gather information from the client to determine their challenges and priorities and then recommend programs or systems that would be beneficial to their business.

Functional consultants typically have a bachelor’s degree in a computer science field and a background in tech support or software development. They must have extensive knowledge about their specific product line or type of technology, and an in-depth understanding of how it can solve business needs. Requires good client relations skills and problem-solving capabilities.

Work/Life Balance
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Career Opportunity
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Avg. Experience5-7 years

Functional Consultant Salaries

Average Base Pay

$3,700 /month
Same as national average
Not including cash compensation
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Median: $4K
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Functional Consultant Career Path

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Functional Consultant Insights

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Enabling Function
24 Aug 2020

“The people I work with are friendly and really want to create a difference in the way we work and support our customers.”

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Oracle Financial Functional Consultant
25 Jun 2021

“Expectations are higher and that is indeed good for career”

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Techno Functional Consultant
4 Apr 2021

“One starting his career in TCS will take at least 12+ years to reach a good salary (6 figures monthly).”

Reliance IndustriesReliance Industries
SAP SD Functional Consultant
16 Feb 2020

“Luxurious workplace and one of the best offices in India”

NetSuite Functional Consultant
13 Aug 2021

“Good support for rotation and shifting teams and career goals”

Associate Functional Consultant
23 Oct 2021

“Salary is really nice and keeps increasing”

Merck KGaAMerck KGaA
8 Oct 2021

“Best place to work and work life balance is good.”

Functional Consultant
10 Aug 2021

“Hard to see personal career development here as it feels like you are jumping from project to project.”

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