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Sap Functional Consultant

Plano, TX
March 20, 2018

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Experience Summary

Certified Success Factors, SAP HCM Solution Architect and Agile Scrum with total 15 years of overall experience, 12 years of experience in SAP HCM and Success factor Implementation - Upgrade project, Change Request projects and Enhancements Projects, SAP Support and Roll out projects. This is backed with 3 years of rich functional experience in Human Resource.

Profile Summary

• Success Factors Consultant – Core HR (Employee Central) Talent Solutions (Recruiting, Onboarding, Learning Management system, Performance and Goals, Compensation, Succession Planning), Workforce Analytics and Workforce Planning. Solution Research from initial to development and release

• SuccessFactors - Inbound and outbound interface runs between SF to R/3 sync the employee information for compensation. Updating custom infotypes with the information form workscape and SF.

• Expert at driving the adoption and enforcement of Scrum rules, removing impediments and fostering self-management Applying Agile Scrum

• Mapping client's requirements and providing them best solutions involving evaluation and definition of scope of project and finalization of project requirements; holding review meetings to ensure timely completion and delivery of the project to the client.

• Worked on SAP R/3 ECC 6.0, 5.0, 4.7 versions, HCM Sub Modules & Advanced modules, SAP HCM FIORI (HCM Wave -9 and Custom applications), HR Renewal-UI5, E-Recruitment, Enterprise Portal, LSO.

• Customized Human Resource sub - Modules (Organizational Management, Recruitment, Personnel Administration, Time management, Payroll and US/UK & Benefits) and its functionality as per the business process requirements.

• Global Delivery model includes working onsite at United States of America (New Jersey & Arkansas)

• Blue Print Preparation, Requirement Gather workshops, solution Design

• Significant experience in managing and developing technical teams.

• Strong hands on experience in Enterprise Architecture, applications, integration and system design.

• Well aware of integration with other SAP Modules such PP & FICO etc.

• Involved in Client presentations as a part of the Proposal submission activities and Project execution Plans.

• Experience in diversified business domains including Retail, Oil & Gas,Retail,Consumer Goods, Media, and Manufacturing.

• Hands on Experience in the solution design and Business requirement study for Success Factors cloud based SAP HR system with downstream systems.

Technical areas of expertise:

SAP HCM • Successfactor –ONB,RCM,EC, PMGM, Comp • Personnel Administration • Organization Management • Payroll – US,UK, International Time Management •Talent Management CATS• SAP HCM FIORI • SAP HR Renewal • ESS/MSS• Process and Forms • Performance Management • E-recruitment• LSO • LSMW • HP –ALM • MS Office Suite • Remedy • Project Lifecycle in Agile


Client- Dr. Pepper Snapple Group - SAP HCM Solution Architect Dec 2017 – Till Date

Roles and responsibilities

SAP HCM Solution Architect for Mid Payroll implementation project for Merger and acquisition for Dr. Pepper

• Adding New PA/PASA & payroll areas with different Payment dates

• New Tax Areas /Local Tax Authorities

• New Process Models for Offcycle Payroll

• Benefit eligibility for newly added Associates

• Interfaces – Taleo / UNUM / Fedility .

• BSI Upgrade / HRSP / Year end activities

• Set up of Payroll Control Center Background Jobs

• Set up Payroll Control Center Delivered Roles /Authorization

• Payroll Control Center Tools

• Up-front validations of the end-to-end Payroll process

• Automated Authorization process built-in

Client- Kansas City Southern MO, SAP HCM and Successfactor Solution Architect May 2017 – Dec 2017

Project SAP HCM US Payroll and Successfactor Hybrid Implementation (EC,LMS)

Roles and Responsibilities:

Work with Business Leads during Iteration workshops and solution design in defining processes to be captured in SAP SF EC LMS Rec (RMK) to Guide Users in aligning with Structures in SF modules/ SAP HCM ECC and third Party systems.

Review processes pertaining to EC/LMS to ensure seamless integration with SAP SF HCM/ SF LMS to facilitate Compliance training for employees/non-employees. Deploy new Business processes/functionalities within SAP HCM.

Review and define FS for Inbound & Outbound Interfaces to SF LMS / Enhancements involving field mapping for compliance Training with logic driven from new Custom Infotype as well as business rules for incentives. The files were encrypted into PGP Format utilizing Scripts and were transmitted using SFTP Passwordless protocol utilizing SSH Keys.

• Configuration of EC,LMS,Recruitment Marketing and applicant tracking

• Complete Configuration Workbook - Site functionality and scope definition, content, and graphics

• Inbound /Outbound interfaces for SF – Active directory – SAP HCM for SSO login

• Picklist Management, Foundation Objects, Propagation Rules and Business Rules

• Managing Role-Based Permissions

• Recruitment Marketing configuration for - Social Networking, Seamless Integration Creating a Talent Community, Better Candidate Experience

• Uploading of users data into SAP SuccessFactors

• Import, export and modify the visibility of fields in Succession Data Model

• Configuration of Employee Files through Admin tools.

• Involved in the development of functional design documents for the custom requirements.

• Creation of custom portlets as per the client requirement

• Creating Ad hoc reports in the instance

• Developed Functional Design documents, Configuration documents during implementation of SF Modules

• Arrange for weekly calls with the ABAP team to investigate complex issues in interface.

• Raising of SF-tickets with SuccessFactor team and coordinating of the functionality malfunctioning in reporting.

• Error analysis and correction, Responsible for root cause identification and elimination of recurring issues and documentation of the same.

• BSI Tax factory tub updates cyclic 111/ 112-113 upgrade

• HRSP Upgrade

Client- Walmart Inc, Bentonville Arkansas, US SAP SF HCM Solution Architect Dec 2016 – May 2017

Project SAP Success Factor Implementation – PMGM / Compensation

Roles and Responsibilities:

SAP HCM & Success Factor Solution Architect following Agile Scrum Project lifecycle, Design, develop and configure software systems to meet market and/or client requirements either end-to-end from analysis, design, implementation, quality assurance (including testing), to delivery and maintenance of the software product or system or for a specific phase of the lifecycle

• Worked closely with the Product Owner to enable them to elaborate user stories with acceptance criteria and scenarios.

• Worked on configuration of Foundation Objects and Generic Objects.

• Prepared Work books(WB's) and config for PMGM, Compensation, Recruitment and applicant tracking.

• Coached the team in how to manage an overall release plan, velocity forecast with agile metrics through standard agile tooling such as JIRA

• Supported coordination of work with delivery partners, Scrum Masters and helps remove impediments for the team

• Data migration from SAP to SuccessFactors Compensation and Variable Pay.

• Setting up the Job Selector (for promotions), Creation of compensation plan template.

• Setting up workflows and route map. Assign Route map templates.

• Creation of compensation planner ( Standard suite hierarchy, Roll up hierarchy, Custom Hierarchy)

• Setting up currency conversion tables, setting up salary matrix table, Job code and mapping table.

• Setting up the job selector, Manage group assignment to Compensation group.

• Compensation and Employee central integration

• Regularly using the SF portals - Support, Partners, Connect, Service Market and SF Community

• Daily interaction with Offshore team and providing the related tasks for their deliverables

• Design, build and configure applications to meet business process and application requirements.

• Validated data with Legacy system and tested interfaces (built in Dell Boomi).

• Involved in Time off Configuration.

• Involved in Meta Data Frame work Configuration.

• Involved in Hire to Retire Process - SAP & SF

• Worked on Role Based Permissions(RBP) and workflows.

• Filtering of data based on Employee grades and Functional Area Codes

• Worked on Analytics and Reporting.

• Integration set up for SAP HCM / SF with Workday

Client – J&J Health Care NJ, US Business Solution Architect Aug 2015 – Dec 2016

Project: SAP Payroll / FIORI Implementation / PCC

Roles and Responsibilities:

• SAP HCM Payroll for US (Union and non Union) and SAP FIORI implementation.

• Participate in the Blue print to implementation phase of Our Source Project.

• Maintained payroll calculation rules, payroll schema, withholding information, Tax Functions and Override Methods.

• Worked on rules and functionality of partial period factors, and assign the factors to the wage types to be factored and creating wage types for Cost Accounting. Generated Payroll Calendars.

• Wage type models and feature LGMST to default basic pay wage types in info type 0008, Setup feature TARIF to default pay scale type/pay scale area/planned compensation indicator in info type 0008, and setup feature ABKRS to default payroll accounting area in organizational assignment info type 0001.

• Set up Wage Types for Basic Pay (info type 0008), Recurring Payments / Deductions (info type 0014), Additional payments (info type 0015).

• Worked with the payroll schema and sub-schemas (replica of U000 -accounting schema for RPCALCU0), UTX0 (Tax Calculation), and UT00 (processing of time data for payroll accounting) and payroll driver RPCALCU0.

• Created Symbolic Accounts for the wage types and also configured the Time characteristics for the wage types.

• Garnishment info types 0194, 0195, 0216 maintained tables relating to Garnishments T5UG1 Garnishment Document Category and T5UGM Garnishment Originator, Government and Company service charges.

• Fixing the Go-Live Hyper care configuration settings for Global template -

• Daily interaction with Implementation team and providing the related tasks for their deliverables.

• Interacting with Business team and fixings broken functionalities.

• Weekly meetings with Business users and educating the new features in FIORI s applications.

• Designed Process Models.

Client – PBF Energy NJ, SAP HCM Lead Consultant Sep 2013 – Aug 2015

Project: SAP HCM PY & ESS MSS implementation and Post implementation Support.

• Created Payroll Area, Payroll Periods and assigned a Control Record to Payroll Accounting Area.

• Defined Pay scale type and Pay scale areas, Employee subgroup grouping for PCR and CAP, Creation of Pay scale groups and Pay scale levels.

• Modified the Basic settings of US Payroll like Period modifier, Date modifier & generated Payroll periods, Control Record, Period Parameters.

• Creation of wage type catalog, modification of wage type characteristics, Permissibility of wage type to specific info types.

• Worked on Associations, New Pay Ranges and Pay Grades configuration and Pay scale changes.

• Worked on business Rules for China Birthday leave accrual, Service Leave Accrual, Yearend propagation in Compensation and Short term incentive plan for New employees.

• Customized the wage types based on requirement from Business.

• Customized various PCR’s required for calculations in payroll run

• Defined deduction frequencies, payment models, pay periods, limits on deductions and deduction base wage types.

• Defined EE sub grouping, pay scale type, pay scale area and pay scale level and assigning pay scale type to pay scale area.

• Responsible for Customization of employee tax information. Maintained Infotypes 0207, 0208, 0209, 0210, 0221, 0234, 0235 and 0161 for maintaining employee tax information and tax adjustment.

• Worked on RICEFW issue resolution.

• Developed functional Specs and testing of Interfaces and Reports

• Used BSI Tax factory for Tax Reporting analysis.

• Worked on Health Plans; Insurance Plans, Saving Plans and COBRA plans.

• Defined Evidence of Insurability conditions for Health and Insurance plans.

• Defined Savings Plan 401K plans General Data, Employee/ Employer Contribution

• Rules, Vesting Rules and Schedules and involved in Calculation of BSAL.

Client – American Modern Insurance Group - Ohio, US SAP HCM Lead Consultant Jun 2011 – Sep 2013


SAP HCM Implementation – US Payroll Time Management /ESS / MSS

Roles and Responsibilities:

• Created Payroll Area, Payroll Periods and assigned a Control Record to Payroll Accounting Area.

• Defined Pay scale type and Pay scale areas, Employee subgroup grouping for PCR and CAP, Creation of Pay scale groups and Pay scale levels.

• Modified the Basic settings of US Payroll like Period modifier, Date modifier & generated Payroll periods, Control Record, Period Parameters.

• Creation of wage type catalog, modification of wage type characteristics, Permissibility of wage type to specific info types.

• Worked on New Pay Ranges and Pay Grades configuration and Pay scale changes.

• US Payroll

Garnishments,Tax,Benefit Integration

• Time Management

FMLA Processing,Positive Time Recording,Overtime,Leave Management


ESS Leave Management,Benefit Enrollment,Pay Stub

Client – STOMO, Muscat Oman SAP HR Business Analyist April 2010 – May 2011

Project: SAP HR End to End Implementation (International Payroll)

Roles and Responsibilities:

Implementing the full life cycle of SAP HR Module, including configuration of HR (PA,TM,PY), International payroll, Travel Management.

• SAP HCM End to end implementation for STOMO 4 Power plants

• Preparation of Cook Book with Master data and Blue print

• Business Process Documentation

• Configuration of HR system as per STOMO Business requirement.

• User Roles and Authorization HCM,MM,PM and FICO Modules

• Creation of Custom Schema and Rules for STOMO Payroll requirement.

• HR FI Integration with Employee - Vendor assignments.

• Data load only using LSMW

• Developed Pay slip forms with the help of technical Team

• SAP Queries for User Business requirement

Client – SMT- Oil and Gas IT Solutions, Khartoum Mar 2009 – April 2010

Project: SAP HR End to End Implementation (International Payroll)

Roles and Responsibilities:

Implementing the full life cycle of SAP HR Module, including configuration of HR (PA,TM,PY), International payroll, Travel Management.

• Working with SRS (System requirement study) Team in SMT for SAP Implementation Project.

• Preparation of HR Business Process Information Collection Document.

• Preparation of HR As Is Document covers Data Flow Diagram (DFD) and Entity Relationship Diagram for HR(ERD)

• Preparation of Project execution plan

• HR Business Requirement study for 4 locations.

• Coordinating Steering committee Meetings and other Project related meetings.

• Creation / Validation of various deliverables related pertaining to the project transition and delivering them with in the agreed time frame.

• Prepared process flow for Personal Administration Organizational Management, Time Management, Payroll and validated SMT process flow with SAP process flow.

Client – Inbev, Belgium SAP HR Business Analyist Dec 2007 – Mar 2009

Project: SAP HR Global Roll out with Multiple Countries for INBEV based in Belgium.

Roles and Responsibilities:


• SAP HR Global Roll out for InBev.

• Coordinating with ASM team members for solving different module issues and solving tickets on priority basis (P1/P2/P3), maintaining and generating time sheet, managing quality of the project, closing all the tickets in time, placing all the updated documents in VSS etc.

• Actively involved for preparing impact analysis, effort estimation, preparing FSD for technical development, testing all functionality & preparation of Unit test plan (UTP) for new development.

• Interacting directly with client during weekly status review call for updating pending issues and also for clarification if any.

• Set up Authorization design.

• Warranty support for OM, PA, Time, Benefits and Notification Work flow and Authorization issues.

• Maintaining J track and IBM Managenow (Support tool)..

Client – NATIONAL GRID, UK SAP HR Lead Consultant Oct 2006 – Dec 2007

Project: SAP HR Implementation - End to End Testing for UK PY/Benefits


Roles and Responsibilities:

• Responsible for End to End Testing in SAP R/3.

• Performed unit testing, ATS (Assembly Testing Scenarios) in different cycles.

• Master data check before ATS and validate the results after testing.

• Scripting and execution for testing purpose.

• Worked on interface between SAP and Pension Legacy Syatem(Pension, Time and Benefit related Interfaces).

• Validate data in IDOCS as per the Mapping sheet, FS and TS. (Both Inbound and out bound Interfaces).

• Validate the output file from JACAPS for the purpose of all Interfaces.

• Maintenance of Solution Manager (SIR, Scripts uploading etc).

• Assistance in data migration.

• Data Collection, Validation and Uploading pertaining to Master Records like Employee Master, Applicant master from the legacy system

Client – Malayalam Manorama, India SAP HR Consultant Sep 2005 – Oct 2006

Project: Business Transformation Program

Description: SAP HR - Post Implementation Support/ Role Out / Documentation / Testing

Roles and Responsibilities:

• Handling Tickets in solving problems pertaining to SAP HR

• Post implementation Support and Maintenance.

• Changes to customizations settings to meet business needs.

• Resolving issues identified in manual testing.

• Using LSMW for mapping fields from legacy system to upload data.

• Used SAP Queries and Information System for Reporting.

• Document preparation Test Scripts, Functional Specification for Reports and enhancements.

• Resolving of issues during the support period.


EASTERNTREADS, India Jun 2002 – Aug 2005

Designation: HR Assistant Manager


Recruitment & Selection -

Liaisoning with Search agencies, Screen, Short listing, Design and Conduct technical test for each short-listed candidates, Conducting interviews, Co-ordinate the Technical Interviews, Reference Checks Work actively with each consultant with pre & post selection follow-ups, Negotiate & finalize the contract, Maintenance of all database.

Training – Preparing schedule, updating training calendar, preparing notice, collecting feedback of training.

Salary & Compensation Management –

Managing Monthly Salaries of the Employees. Managing Compensations. Overtime Payments, Awards & Recognitions.

Participated in ISO work Coordinated activities for ISO Documentation, ISO Audits and ISO Trainings.

Education & Credentials Master of Business Administration(MBA) from Bharathiar University, Tamilnadu, India in 2002

Bachelors of Business Administration (BBA) from Mahatma Gandhi University, Kerala, India

Professional Affiliations Member of Project Management Institute, Bangalore Chapter


SAP Network

Professional Certifications SAP Global Certification ECC6, EHP5

Certification Number : S0013470870

Certified on Dec 2014

SAP Success Factor Certification

Certification Number : S0016474852

Certified on Aug 2016

SAP Success Factor Certification – Employee Central

Certification Number : S0018260550

Certified on Sep 2017

Scrum Master Certification International Scrum Institute

Certification ID: 160***********

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