Many would love to learn Business Rule Framework, however, their main issue is lack of time to get familiar with the tool. Unfortunately, you have to get your hands dirty to go through the learning process.
You can end up in a vicious circle where learning BRF+ will get postponed indefinitely. The only way to breakthrough is either to sacrifice your spare time or hire a BRF+ consultant that does the work for you.
Employers apply the trend that you need to learn new skills out of business hours and out of your own pocket. You probably won’t like that, but it is a new reality. Those who are budget for their own education and are willing to spend their free time to step outside their comfort zone will have clear advantages in the market place. You will discover that employers prefer to hire new staff who can demonstrate new desirable skills than to invest in their own workforce. Companies are afraid to commit to spend on education with the fear that skilled staff then leaves to join the competition. Those employees who understand and accept this trend and act to school themselves have the upper hand when applying for a new job.
When your SAP system has BRF+ activated and you have authorisation to create applications with the master data storage type, then nothing will stop you to get your hands dirty and play. You can buy the BRF+ book on SAP Press and sign up for the free training course available on this website. Read the blog and start to discover the impact Business Rule Framework can have on your organisation. Become an advocate and try to introduce this tool in your company. The more examples you have to demonstrate the features the better.
You can also rent SAP systems that offer Business Rule Framework. There are many suppliers and this does not need to be expensive. Your google “rent sap system” and you have a long list of providers. Initially just commit to rent a system for a few days to see which supplier is the most suitable to fit your needs. The cheaper the supplier the more likely that you share the SAP server with many users. In some extreme cases you even share the same login details. Often the cheaper providers tend to refresh the system without any notice, so be aware you might loose all your data. Therefore it makes sense to export your BRF+ applications every time you have made significant changes.
Conclusion is that learning BRF+ does not need to be expansive. If you want to learn this tool then you will have enough ways to play and get familiar with the available functionality. Export all your applications to XML as proof you have the skills to create something out of nothing. Just accept that you have to dedicate spare time in the morning, evening or weekend to ignite your career.