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Sr. Lawson Analyst Resume

Dallas, TX

SUMMARY

  • Experienced ERP/ Lawson Consultant covering life cycle phases including Business Process Analysis, Requirement Study, Business Blue Print and Gap Analysis and assisted client with Lawson.
  • Experience in working with Lawson software (S3) and Penta Construction software, with product knowledge on how data flows through the various modules and how the data is integrated.
  • Good Experience in scheduling of Lawson HR & Payroll, Benefits, Lawson Work Flow, Lawson system shutdown/ start up process and maintained security, integrity and confidentiality of all LAWSON Information systems and Experienced in conducting User Acceptance Testing (UAT) and documentation of Test Cases. Expertise in designing and developing Test Plans and Test Scripts.
  • Experienced with the performance and reliability of the Lawson systems and sound knowledge of operations leadership, payroll, human resources, and Lawson end users to resolve Lawson HR and payroll problems.
  • Experience in scheduling of Lawson HR & Payroll, Benefits, Lawson HCM absence Management, Administration Employee and Manager Self - Service, Human Resources, Personnel Administration, and Resource Navigator.
  • Experienced in ERP Software Implementations (Lawson HCM Module) in the roles of Consultant and Business Analysis working in a team environment or independently at client site using discovery processes to recommend best practice for building configuration, training, testing and support.
  • Experienced with Lawson System Foundation (LSF), Landmark (LMK), Design Studio, Infor Lawson Add-ins, and Process flow (IPA / PFA) installations, patching, troubleshooting, and maintenance.
  • Experienced in Lawson Talent Management which consists of software modules for Compensation Management;GHR.
  • Human Resources; Goal Management; Learning & Development; Performance Management.
  • Strong Knowledge of Enterprise COBOL, JCL, VSAM, DB2, Fileaid, MS Visio, Lawson CASE/4GL, MicroFocus COBOL and UNIX.
  • Major user enhancements written & maintained utilizing Microfocus Cobol. Lawson Software prerelease supported on IBM mainframe utilizing COBOL, VSAM, & CICS.
  • Experience in the following Lawson modules: AP, AR, PO, GL, BL, and BR.
  • Implemented Kronos HRIS system and led the conversions from Lawson to Kronos.
  • Experienced in conducting requirement analysis, use case design, designing test plans and developed database schemas based on the logical models and performed systems development and maintenance of the Lawson ERP System.
  • Experience in Infor Talent Management (LTM) applications to include the following functional components: Global Human Resources (GHR), Work Force Management, On boarding, Talent Acquisition and Interfaces to Infor S3.
  • Taught and assisted in end user training for Infor-Lawson modules in accounts payables, invoice matching, budgeting, allocations, cash ledger, asset management, project and activity accounting, general ledger, and report writer.
  • Hands on experience in establishment, maintenance in the development of LAWSON System values, user codes, system structure and parameters, system security and hierarchy, report writer characteristics, etc.
  • Experienced in Infor Business Intelligence (IBI), Infor Process Designer (IPD), Infor Process Automation (IPA), and Crystal Reports Designer for Lawson data.
  • Experienced as a Lawson Functional Consultant/ Analyst in preparing Business Cases, Business Requirements Documents, Use Cases, Functional and Technical Specification Documents, Requirement Traceability, Traceability matrices, Test plans, Test scripts, Troubleshooting Upgrades Issue and Software Development Plans.
  • Knowledge of software development lifecycle (SDLC) and experience in SQL and UML, modeling use cases, testing techniques and well versed in SQL, MS Access, Excel, SAS and other reporting tools such as Micro strategy, Business Objects & Crystal Reports.
  • Experienced and implemented Agile and Waterfall Methodologies during projects for better efficiency and to create Productive Environment in the team.
  • Hands on experience on Lawson M3 Analytics focusing the key business areas: sales, finance, procurement and warehousing/logistics. Also, expertise on Lawson M3 for additional manufacturing-specific analysis capabilities focusing on production and order costing processes.
  • Extensively used Unified Modeling Language to graphically represent system's blueprints, business processes and; the as-is and to-be system functionality.
  • Monitored and informed IS department of "patches" necessary to maintain and improve the Lawson HR/Payroll system & Responsible for LBI security, LBI Administration and applying patches & Wrote SQL code to provide enhancements to Lawson such as benefit enrolment, wage works, retro pay calculations, and Union clinics upgrade.
  • Experienced in Infor Business Intelligence (IBI), Infor Process Designer (IPD), Infor Process Automation (IPA), and Crystal Reports Designer for Lawson data.

TECHNICAL SKILLS

Lawson ERP Applications: Lawson Software, Lawson 4GL, Lawson Case-Tools and, Infor Talent Management (ITM), Infor Spreadsheet.

Lawson Modules: HR, Payroll, Procurement, Inventory, General Ledger, Accounts Payable, Accounts Received, Budget Management, GHX, Absence Management and Performance Management.

Languages & Scripts: JAVA, JavaScript, Shell Script, Visual Basic, XML, HTML, T-SQL, PL/SQL.

Databases: SQL Server, MS Access, Teradata, Oracle

Reporting Services and Tools: SSRS, Crystal Reports, MS-OFFICE

Operating Systems: Windows XP/Vista/7/8/10, Linux.

Modelling Tools: Visio, Rational Rose, Draw.io, Tableau

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE

Sr. Lawson Analyst

Confidential - Dallas,TX

Responsibilities:

  • Functional user for Lawson S3 supporting recruitment, benefits, compensation and other areas as needed and Provided Gap Analysis, documented business processes and directed UAT process.
  • Assist client with Lawson reimplementation Upgrade Testing. Designed "Test Plan" and Documentation.
  • Responded to Lawson ERP end-user support questions, reports and information requests and Generated and developed accounting reports in Lawson Report writer.
  • Setup users, groups, accounts in the Lawson ERP system and Provided support for Lawson Modules including Purchasing, Finance, Supply Chain, General Ledger.
  • Maintained Lawson vendor master file and uploaded journal entries into Lawson General Ledger and Supported Lawson application and environment, ImageNow and SRC (owned by Business Objects)
  • Customize various Lawson forms/screens using the Lawson Design Studio Suite to meet business needs and Responsible for creation, preparation and accountability of various financial documents and reports monthly using Lawson Financial, Crystal Reports and Hyperion Essbase.
  • Responsible for installations, modifications, upgrades, and trouble-shooting of Lawson Programs and Assisted clients in advanced use of Infor-Lawson Applications to better achieve their business goals through optimizing the software's capabilities.
  • Comply and review accounts payable documents, prepare and maintain accounts payable records and reports.
  • Currently implementing reconciliation invoice matching within the Lawson MA application including the use of the invoice messaging, cost messaging, and charge backs to insure the negotiated contract price is paid on the invoice.
  • Configured and maintained Lawson S3 and M3 environment in premises and Amazon web services.
  • Provides first line support to end-users in resolving functional issues with Lawson Financial Suites (Accounts Payable, General Ledger, Asset Management, Cash Ledger, Purchasing, Activity Management, Matching, and Purchasing).
  • Conducted workshop to apply Lawson System Foundation administration best practices to client processes and Conducted workshop to determine how Lawson Process Flow could be used effectively to improve and automate processes.
  • Conducted workshop on how to effectively use Lawson Smart Office to improve quality of work and Served as Sr. Lawson Analyst for the following Lawson Applications: General Ledger, Cost Allocations, Budgeting, Report Writer, Accounts Payable, Invoice Matching, Cash Ledger, Employee Advance/Expense, Project and Activity Management, and Asset Management.
  • Worked as a Business Analyst/Consultant for Lawson Accounts Receivable and Lawson Billing Systems. Created documentation for training and worked with best practices to improve existing AR and Billing processing for business units.
  • Administer and maintain the Lawson modules, HR Payroll, General Ledger, just to name a few as all modules were used, in a clustered environment.
  • Establishes, maintains and/or participates in the development of LAWSON System values, user codes, system structure and parameters, system security and hierarchy, report writer characteristics, etc.
  • Developed financial accounting and planning reports in Hyperion Essbase and Assisted in software application and environment testing for Lawson upgrades and patches.
  • Worked on Landmark and S3 integration and data conversion and involved in Support and Implementation of Cloud suite HCM (cloud based Global HR and Talent Acquisition) as an upgrade to the existing Infor platforms.
  • Have done data conversions for all Lawson Financial Applications: General Ledger Chart of Accounts, Company Structure, Assets, Budgets, Interfaces from other financial systems, Activities within Project and Activity Application, historical balances and detail transactions. Have assisted clients balancing to all data
  • Provided consulting services for a major hair care retailer that included zone balancing, asset management, cash ledger, accounts payable, allocations, and General Ledger Report Writer.
  • Created documentation for all step by step processes, set up training classes, and taught clients to use system Infor Lawson S3 Payroll and Human Resources (GHR).
  • Designing an interface with other systems such as Agile Assets and KRONOS. (Inbound and Outbound) and Supported the Business Information Systems Analyst and Programming Staff, Help Desk and Provisioning Team with all Lawson related issues.
  • Reverse engineered financial system processes that are GL (General Ledger), AR, BL, AP (Accounts Payable) within Mainframe and distributed systems through JAD sessions with business stakeholders, Solution Architects and Developers.
  • Implementation of completely automated Lawson SCM / Finance PO and Invoice Match Process and Created Report Writer Reports, Transaction Writer Reports and database queries to pull data out of the Lawson System versus using manual entry into Excel Spreadsheets for analysis and reporting.
  • Maintained a global employee record, with optional employment contract management and flexible employment status definitions, such as contractor, volunteer, etc. in Lawson GHR.

Lawson Analyst

Confidential

Responsibilities:

  • Upgraded to Lawson V7 to V8 Mingle and Smart Office and later v8.0.x and managed and mentored Lawson Support Team ensuring successful day to day operations of the libraries ERP.
  • Maintained the Lawson modules, HR Payroll, General Ledger, Benefits, time accrual just to name a few as all modules were used, in a clustered environment and managed all areas of system administration for Lawson systems, Oracle database, Unix (HP-UX), and Linux.
  • Migrated Workday HCM using modules such as HR, Benefits, Talent Management, Security, Compensation, Personal-admin, Time accrual, Payroll, Custom Reports and developed Integrations and configured changes into Lawson HCM solutions to meet the business needs.
  • Conducted GAP analysis by contrasting the conceptual view of the proposed business with the current system to upgrade.
  • Involved in data gathering, system configuration and other components of the Global HR Workday implementation project for all functional areas within Workday HCM and Recruiting.
  • Wrote Ad-Hoc reports using MS Access, Crystal or Oracle SQL plus, SQL from Lawson, Kronos, and external data and analysed data to determine needed system enhancements or training opportunities, also performed data analysis using reporting tools and utilized Lawson Microsoft Add-ins for automating system uploads or data changes.
  • Implemented Lawson Requisition Center including process automation and an online approval process to replace manual, paper-based process.
  • Provided technical thought leadership to the Lawson space; works with teams to effectively resolve challenges.
  • Provided Gap Analysis, documented business processes and directed UAT process.
  • Generated reports in the Contract Management System and other database systems and spreadsheets as needed and worked on current state assessment to determine business need analysis, fit /gap, reconfiguration and redesign of application settings, parameters and Lawson Process Flow.
  • Managed and developed LBI AS400/RPG Database M3 and Crystal Reports to Lawson ERP/BI system to meet the needs of the organization.
  • Worked with Director/President and end users to determine business requirements to identify opportunities to improve functionality of the Lawson ERP System.
  • Led a large-scale upgrade of the Lawson HR applications from v7.33 to v8.1, including the implementation of the Lawson Portal and BSI Tax Locator and monitored the overall project status, facilitated status meeting with Executive Steering Committee, and approved project time and expenses.
  • Assisted Lawson Support Manager with weekly cost reports, data tracking, and inventory tracking and provided production support resolutions for custom programs, interfaces, Lawson and Crystal reports.
  • Worked with business users to capture the business requirements by conducting interviews and hosting JAD Sessions (with all other stake holders) as required and provided training to the Functional user for Lawson S3 supporting recruitment, benefits, compensation, HR, Payroll Benefits, Absence Management, GHR, Talent Management Landmark, Self-service Modules and other areas as needed.
  • Participated in Lawson conversion Project requirements definition, testing and implementation using Excel spreadsheets.
  • Involved in designing, development and maintenance of HRMS Databases also provide technical support for Lawson GHR/Payroll and MS Add-in uploads

Lawson Analyst

Confidential - Fredericksburg, VA

Responsibilities:

  • Maintain security for the Lawson system using Lawson User Security, laua and Lawson Security Administrator.
  • Advised clients on implementations of LBI (Lawson Business Intelligence), including Framework Services, Dashboards, Smart Notifications and Reporting Services.
  • Launched Cloud Suite Financials in Cloud (on AWS platform) as part of multiple Infor Cloud Suite modules.
  • Provided first line support to end-users in resolving functional issues with Lawson Financial Suites (Accounts Payable, General Ledger (GL), Asset Management, Cash Ledger, Purchasing, Activity Management, Matching, and Purchasing)
  • Used Infor Talent Management (TM) with Infor HR Management to configure links and allowed employees to view their personal data in HRM like pay checks, direct deposit information, W-4 information, current benefits, leave balances.
  • Utilized Lawson Business Intelligence (LBI) for publishing and maintaining custom Crystal Reports for end- users.
  • Prepared and maintained documentation pertaining to systems operations for the Lawson applications in HR/Payroll and performs systems development and maintenance of the Lawson System.
  • Worked on Maintenance and updating of policies and procedures for time and attendance processes and implemented in Lawson HCM.
  • Involved in continuous monitoring for Lawson Security personnel and planners through observation of available data flowing in to the system to observe, assess events, traffic, and usage.
  • Involved in business process flow and functional design document preparation, documentation, system configuration and implementation.
  • Extensively used ETL tools to store procedures, views, and database triggers on Oracle and SQL Server platforms.
  • Used Excel Export to export data from Dynamic Reports to an Excel template for further manipulating data into LSO (Lawson Smart Office)
  • Developed customized SQL queries and reports using MS SQL Server, MS Access and Crystal Reports.
  • Assisted in the successful implementation of new Lawson Smart Office (LSO) ERP software that helped make business functions run more efficiently.
  • Involved in monitoring data to be used to feed a myriad of reports and security activities such as the assessment of the effectiveness of access controls i.e. user entitlement, quantitative risk assessments and identifying unused resources.

Business Analyst

Confidential

Responsibilities:

  • Developed the Different type of Project Document like Wireframe Screen, SRS, FRD, Business Process Flow BPMN and Collaboration Diagram, RTM, Database Table and Form, Fields & validation, Estimation of Project.
  • Possessed Analytical skills, Technical skills to understand the Business process and Functionality requirements and to translate them to system requirement specifications.
  • Worked on Document project artifacts such as Business Requirements Document (BRD), Software Requirement Specification (SRS), Functional Requirement Documents (FRD), Requirement Traceability Matrix (RTM), use cases, Issues Log, and training manuals.
  • Worked on different areas of software technologies including MS Excel, MS Word, MS Power point, MS Office Suite and SQL server.
  • Developed business process models in Scrum environment. Helped to create and translate user stories to define the functions the system must provide, and to facilitate requirements management.
  • Actively involved in brainstorming and JAD session with the client to identify all the business requirements for property and casualty project development.
  • Involved in developing & automating reports, iteratively build & prototype BI dashboards using Tableau to provide insights at scale, solving for analytical needs of business team and was Involved in GUI testing, Functionality Testing, Regression testing, System Testing, Unit Testing, Integration Testing, Performance Testing, and Stress Testing.
  • Created various Reports (summary reports, matrix reports, pie charts, dashboards and graphics) and Report Folders to assist managers to better utilize Salesforce as a sales tool and configured various Reports and for different user profiles based on the need in the organization.
  • Wrote SQL and Access queries for data extraction and reporting purposes and learned User Acceptance Testing (UAT), GUI Interface testing, Functionality Testing, System testing including Integration, Performance, Stress, Load and Regression Testing of Web and Client/Server based applications.

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