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Bpc Planning Team Lead Resume

PROFILE SUMMARY:

  • Over 10 years of strong SAP experience in architecting, configuring and deploying Budgeting, Planning and Forecasting solutions in SAP
  • Experience of multiple end - to-end implementations in SAP involving ECC, APO, BW, CRM, etc.
  • Successfully architected user friendly solutions in Budgeting, Planning and Forecasting space under tight timelines:
  • 5 projects on BPC (BPC 10 on HANA, BPC7.5NW, BPC 7.0NW, BPC 5.1)
  • 2 projects on Integrated Planning (IP)
  • 3 projects on Business Planning and Simulation (BPS) and Corporate Performance Monitor (CPM).
  • Strong expertise in BW - Designing InfoCubes, InfoObjects, Reports
  • Experience on clients in different industries (Utility, Consumer Goods, Bio-science, Manufacturing)
  • Strong experience in project planning, requirement gathering, team management and different stages of the project - Design, Build, Test, Deploy and Post go-live support
  • Experience in client demos and responding to RFPs
  • Bachelor’s degree in Civil Engineering and MBA in IT

TECHNICAL SKILLS

SAP BPC10 on HANA, BPC 7.5NW, BPC 7.0 NW and BPC 5.1: Architecting BPC solutions integrating with other modules Designing Input schedules, Reports, Data Manager Packages, Script Logic, Security setup, Business Process Flows

SAP BI/BW: Architecting BW solution to meet BPC requirements Designing custom designed cubes, Complex BW reports, Run Time Variables, Exceptions and Conditions

Corporate Performance Monitor - Balanced Scorecard: Requirement Gathering, Defining Strategy, Perspectives, Objectives, Measures, and Scores Assignment

Integrated Planning (IP): Requirement Gathering, Configuring Aggregation Levels, Filters, Planning Functions, Query Design

Strategic Enterprise Management (SEM) - Business Planning and Simulation (BPS): Requirement Gathering, Developing Technical Documentation, Customizing Planning Layouts, Planning Levels, Variables, Planning Packages, Planning Functions, Publishing layouts on Web, Transports

Proficient in MS office tools: MS Project, Excel, Word and PowerPoint Extensively leveraged Excel tools/formulas for BPC

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE

Confidential

BPC Planning Team Lead

Responsibilities:

  • Conduct working sessions to define scope, gather requirements and help in process documentation
  • Create project plan for tasks and activities and produce weekly reports
  • Lead and Manage functional and technical (Client and Accenture) resources
  • Configure, document and conduct workshops to demonstrate prototypes
  • Work with PMO for relevant Change requests
  • Identify and document integration points with other teams and work through cross team integration topics
  • Lead the report build and documentation for BPC leveraging onsite-offshore model
  • Track status on configuration and data tasks
  • Help team through testing and fix any defects
  • Client: Hydro One, Utility Giant, Canada ( )
  • Architected BPC solution with client and team
  • Functional Lead for Requirement Gatherings for Programs and Projects Forecasting
  • Conducted deep dive sessions with client and suggested process improvements to simplify forecasting process
  • Developed a tracking plan for deliverables, noted possible risks/delays and provided project leadership with timely updates
  • Responsible for technical peer review and Unit testing different objects in Phase 1
  • Responsible for coaching junior team with technical skills
  • Responsible for build of Input forms and reports in Phase 1
  • Responsible for guiding training coordinators for training documents
  • Client: Kellogg’s, Consumer Goods Giant ( )
  • Architected the Budgeting and Forecasting solution for North America and led the team to a successful go-live
  • Participated in requirement gathering for Latin America
  • Helped client to migrate from Hyperion planning to SAP BPC 7.5NW
  • Documented the As-Is and To-Be process and created respective Process and Sub-process design documents
  • Documented Functional and Technical requirements
  • Guided team to configuring BPC - Input schedules, Reports, Creating transformation and conversion files for data loads from BI, from flat file and data transfer within apps
  • Managed onsite-offshore model for various deliverables
  • Developed a tracking plan for Wave 2 deliverables and noted possible risks/delays
  • Created test scripts, monitored user testing and addressed any fixes
  • Developed 2 pilot projects to demonstrate BPC functionality
  • Conducted different trainings for end users
  • Designed training documents for end user training
  • Responsible for QA and Unit testing different objects
  • Responsible for coaching junior team with technical skills
  • Client: Chartis Insurance (AIG), Insurance Giant ( )

BPC Consolidations

Confidental

Responsibilities:

  • Gathered requirements and translated them into Functional Design documents for BPC 7.0NW version for consolidations
  • Created technical documents for developers
  • Explored the functionality of BPC 7.0NW (GA version), comparing it with the ramp up version
  • Discussed requirements with Offshore team for successful handoffs
  • Maintained daily tracking report, participated in status calls for monitoring test status
  • Created BI Queries based on Financial Statements (Income Statement, Balance Sheet and Trial Balance)
  • Documented User-friendly steps for executing BI Queries
  • Involved in trouble shooting for data issues in BI
  • Involved in Design workshops for analyzing the technical difficulties in creating BI queries as per the user requirements
  • Validated data flow from source system to BI queries
  • Executed test scripts, documented test results, and identified system issues and raised any defects
  • Monitored progress of team and assisted in any issues
  • Troubleshooted for any mismatch of data and raise the defect to the appropriate person
  • Kept track of all the test scripts monitoring the correct progress status

Confidential

Internal development

Responsibilities:

  • The demo dealt with different planning processes in a company viz. Sales Planning, Cost Center Planning, Asset Planning, and Headcount/Salary Planning eventually producing the Financial Statements
  • Developed Functional Specifications, Technical Specifications, Process Design Documents, and Process Flows
  • Configured Actual and Plan cubes and Multiproviders for relevant application
  • Designed Input Ready queries, Planning Workbooks and Web Planning Templates for Cost Center Planning, Income Statement and Balance Sheet
  • Configured different planning functions
  • Configured variables necessary for the development
  • Designed Input ready Workbooks, Web Planning templates, planning functions, variables based on specific requirements
  • Understood process of Entity Planning, gathered requirements
  • Discussed with client the possible solution for their specific requirements
  • Helped client in building User Requirement Specifications, Process Design Documents, Process Flows and Functional Specifications
  • Discussed various report structures with BI team to develop reports
  • Developed Technical Specifications
  • Developed Specifications for technical developers to write User Exits using ABAP
  • Designed layouts (SAP ALV Grid and Excel), planning functions based on specific requirements
  • Designed specific planning functions for their specific business processes
  • Designed layouts (SAP ALV Grid and Excel), planning functions based on specific requirements
  • Discussed with client the possible solution for their specific requirements
  • Designed specific planning functions for their specific business processes
  • Involved in creating test scripts, user training and post production support

BPS Consultant

Confidential

Responsibilities:

  • Gathered Requirements and developed Technical Specifications based on requirements
  • Designed layouts (SAP ALV Grid and Excel), planning functions based on requirement
  • Discussed with client the possible solution for their specific requirements
  • Designed specific planning functions in the areas of HR, Sales Planning, Asset Management based on client requirement
  • Involved in creating test scripts and user training
  • Involved in transporting developments to Production system and addressing issues related to the same

Confidential, Utility Giant

BPS Consultant

Responsibilities:

  • Performed Requirement Gathering, Analysis and Discussing with client about the possible functionalities of SAP SEM-BPS and BW based on their requirements
  • Designed Management Cockpits based on client requirements - created walls, views, frames
  • Selected graphics to provide a high quality ergonomic presentation
  • Designed new layouts, new planning functions, new BW queries, modifying existing layouts based on requirement
  • Documented Technical specifications
  • Managed transport related issues
  • Provided production support for SEM – BPS, CPM and BW related issues for existing implementation and Functional Enhancements
  • Worked as Executive Assistant to Executive Vice President. Responsibilities included detailed analysis and projection of Sales for all ERP Business Units, backend support for onsite requirements

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