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7628, United States
May 27, 2010

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Jim S. Patel

* ******* ***** ~ Raritan, NJ ****9



Project Management ~ Configuration ~ Implementations ~ Upgrades

With more than 14 years' of experience in software development, including

12 years of SAP HCM best practices. He has experience in many aspects of

SAP projects blueprint & design, configuration, QA testing and

integration with other modules including payroll. Versatile industrial

experience in services provider, pharmaceuticals, insurance, media,

public sector, global transformation projects. Managed development of pre-

configured HR client. Project experienced in large to midsized SAP

markets with portal and payroll components. Quality-oriented team leader

who can resolve complex technical and project issues. Deep familiarity

with ASAP methodology and solution manager platform, SAP Financials (FI),

SAP Business Warehouse (BW), gap-fit analysis and SAP best practices in

many functional areas, including:

( Solution Manger ( Project Management ( SAP

Certification -1998

( HP/Mercury Quality Center ( Taleo Integration (

Organizational Management

( Personnel Administration ( BW Reports / Queries (

Benefits Administration

( Time Recording/CATS ( SAP Payroll & BSI

upgrade ( ADP -tax-print Interfaces

Career Accomplishments

Wyndham Group Inc.

Johnson & Johnson Global Transformation (GHRT ECC6.0 SAP HCM Wilma OM/PA).

Held multiple lead SME roles on a multi-phased project (Waves 2&3 A/B/C) -

Global process lead for 37 countries, Provided SME in best practices and

configurations related to on-boarding and employee movements . Other

role included Wilma test lead- (Wilma/ payroll processes), global process

lead SME to integrate Taleo to portal processes. The portal-on

boarding process intersected many sub-modules. (PY, ECM, OM, BN, and TM,

applicant tracking- Taleo).

IMG Americas, Inc.

. Consulting Manager - Rollout of a HCM payroll implementation for a

global insurance company. Managed resources, performed and risk analysis,

interfaced with the company's worldwide SAP organization while satisfying

local requirements.

. SAP HCM system assessments and issues resolution surrounding an

implementation, upgrade.


. Consulting manager in the SAP Center of Excellence in the HR practice.

Hands on leader in the HR practice, Led a global rollout of SAP HCM

upgrade, work closely with business development teams, played varying

roles implementation. During the Divine acquisition, coordinate with

management in developing an acquisition strategy to incorporate newly

acquired subsidiary's systems into the new SAP system with SAP Solution


SAP - CBS provider -Global Core Strategies

. Multiple engagements - led teams in the implementation of SAP 3.0i to

4.6b SMB using ASAP implementations methods. As a team leader blueprinted

and configured the HCM modules transaction. Configured PA, OM and

Payroll interfaces. Benefits Assisted accounts executives in business

development, pre-sales and system demonstration

Professional Experience


Client: National Gas Company of Trinidad, Point Lisa's, Trinidad

October 2009 -current

. SAP SME for international payroll for adaption of local payroll


. Assessment in development in functional analysis of international

payroll / non-country specific HR & payroll for this client.

. Blueprint Trinidad payroll, of local taxes structure to SAP

International PY.

Client: Johnson & Johnson (GHRT), New Brunswick, New Jersey March 2008

- September 2009

. WILMA Global process leader in global human resources transformation

project. Integrated WILMA processes to other HCM components such as

BN, TM, PY and TPV.

. Performed configuration in PA, included Personnel Structure, country

specific actions, and subtypes for various country specific infotype

fields and local social insurance.

. Wrote FDDS and Led and coordinated offshore resources in portal logic

PCR development and testing of an on-boarding process & EE movement,

globally for 37 countries

. Led the offshore development of PCR resources in the Taleo recruitment

integration team, functional process alignment and development.

. Coordinated portal process development assisting the service center

/call center in development of process / alignment for issue


. The tasks included review of blueprint; configuration of PA related

tables and objects for EE hire and movements. Escalation of gaps,

issue resolution, changes to FDDS, for the build process for all scope


. Test Lead (Wilma)-Manage validation to ensure validation of all local

laws and J&J mandates. Ensured defects resolutions up to UAT testing

. Extensive use of in Mercury test tool in review of test plans,

scripts and managing defects to a quick resolution.

. Configured actions to for global EEs, to allow boarding and EE

movement in a portal processes for workflow to allow manager

performing a hire and payroll critical Roles within this engagement

included Global Process lead and testing lead(Wilma) . These tasks

involved assisting with the service center processes alignment and

issues management

Client: Publishers circulation fulfillment, (PCF) Towson, MD

April 2006 - January 2008

. Team leader in an off-shore outsourced transformation project.

Maintained a task activity list, and Go-live assessment. Performed PA

and OM configuration and led efforts in cycle testing and payroll

parallel testing.

. Worked with SAP Solution Manger, a SAP methodology tool, to maintain

schedule, and quality.

. Work with SAP project management providing risk assessment media solution


. Lead effort in conversions for parallel testing for ADP tax and print


. Drew upon past technical and implementation experience to provide team

members leadership and guidance.


Consulting Manager

. HCM Practice leader for boutique consulting firm. Managed and

developed resources for projects, coordinated support resources, and

coordinated SAP HCM implementation for several clients. Assisted IMG

US and Europe in business development.


Consulting Manager (continued)

Client: Partner RE, Greenwich, Connecticut (2004-2006)

. Guided and reported to the steering committee and program management

during global HCM and US payroll rollout.

Professional Experience


. Assisted client in developing Sarbanes-Oxley-compliant processes and

controls for HCM and payroll.

. Configured wagetype reports, Tax Reporter, Tax model configuration,

Garnishments, Valuation of Wage Type, and remuneration statement for

ADP tax and print payroll

. Configured benefit Deductions and configured tax company- tables and

BSI interface.

. Upgraded BSI software and update and related processing;

Clients: Partner RE, Connecticut

. Project assessments, advised of risks and scope management for payroll


. Developed working relationship on current and existing future project.

. Assisted with European clients to bridge expectations in local HCM

systems and processes.

. Configured PA and ADP interfaced payroll using SAP best Practices.

Client: SAP America, Service Provider, Fargo, North Dakota, (2005)

. Evaluated, reviewed and performed functional post-production

assessment of SAP HCM system for SAP America's client, to resolve

client issues post implementation .

. Performed solution gap-fit of HCM payroll system, determined risks

related to configuration, SAP best practices, go-live assessment and

client processes.


Manager, SAP Center of Excellence

Mentored other consultants, performed periodic consultant performance

reviews and interviewed job candidates. Maintained project standards for

the HCM practice, including project/client documentation, sign-off and

testing procedures. Assisted account executives in the sales cycle and

followed industry trends. Performed internal audits on accountability and

functionality within the practice. Executed team building responsibilities

actively recruited, supervised, and evaluated all team members.

Client: Divine Inc., Chicago, Illinois (2001-2002)

. Project Manager on an integrated SAP 4.6c Upgrade to Service Provider


. Leader in a successful cross-functional team in an upgrade - HCM

module, and BW components.

. Coordinated with global project management

. Strategically defined and developed acquisition template, a strategy

and procedures for incorporating newly acquired companies.

. Developed HCM data templates for new acquisitions, performed

assessments of HCM rollout and training.

Client: RSA Security, Boston, Massachusetts

. SAP HCM SME - system assessment of HCM components for preparation for

an upgrade.

. Provided the client in assessment of upgrade-related risks in

reporting and payroll processing.

Client: Mini-Med, L.A., California

. SME - Provide leadership to functional team on an SAP HCM


. Reviewed and developed HCM BW security.

Client: E Online, Cupertino, California

. Team Leader of an Integrated SAP 4.6b FI/HCM implementation, ADP

interface payroll software.

. SME - Accelerated HCM/FI Pre-configured Client with SAP gross payroll-

ADP/SAP interface.

. Interface development and conversion efforts to synchronize parallel



Lead HCM Consultant

Lead HR consultant in the HR practice, SAP accelerated HR implementations.

Maintained knowledge base of SAP functionality and best practices.

Developed enhancements for the preconfigured HR client. Assisted account

executives in business development, and maintained demonstration SAP


Professional Experience


Client: Regeneron Pharmaceutical, Tarrytown, NY (1999-2000)

. SAP HCM Team Leader on a 4.0b implementation - PA, OM, TM and PY


. Managed work plan to develop ADP tax interface

. Configured personnel administration, organizational management,

benefits and time recording data.

Client: Ocean County Public Utility, Ocean County, New Jersey

. HCM implementation team led a SAP R/3 4.5c ASAP implementation of PA,

OM, BA, and PY.

. Configured personnel administration tables, time recording and

training events sub-modules.

. Performed union contract-related appraisals and development.

Client: Hunter Services, Limerick, Pennsylvania

. Implementation of an SAP R/3 4.0b for three organizations using ASAP


. Configured PA actions and developed HCM reports.

. Developed acceptance testing and rollout plan and procedures.


J & J COLLEGE OF NADIAD, Nadiad, India


UNION COUNTY COLLEGE, Union County, New Jersey

Professional Affiliations

SAP Certification

Member, Society for Human Resources Management

SAP- ASUG Member

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