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Chicago, Illinois, United States
Salary:
85-90
Posted:
March 12, 2019

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RAMASUBRAMANIAN RAMADOSS Senior ABAP Consultant

Professional Summary

Over 18 years of experience in SAP R/3 ABAP development. His ABAP expertise covers a variety of developments spanning over most concepts of ABAP Netweaver Framework in Logistics, Finance & Supply Chain modules. Experience in working end-to-end implementation, roll out, upgrade as well as in support and maintenance type projects.His skills include technical analysis of functional requirements, drafting technical specifications, development, unit testing and peer reviews. He is well experienced in the following types of developments in SAP.

SAP Experience:

R/3 releases: 3.1H, 4.0A, 4.0B, 4.5A, 4.5B, 4.6A, 4.6B, 4.6C, 4.7,ECC 5.0, ECC 6.0

Reports: Basic and drill-down reports / ALV List and Grid reports, /ABAP Query; Module Pool programming; ABAP webdynpro.

Data Dictionary: Creation and generation of DDIC Objects, Logical Database

ABAP Data Conversion/ Interface: Batch Data Communication (BDC) programs using Call Transaction and Batch Input Sessions; LSMW;EDI;ALE/IDOCS;BAPI;RFC; PI/XI - ABAP Proxy;ABAP Websericves,ODATA.Services.

Developed ODATA services from SAP Netweaver Gateway Service builder for custom Fiori Applications.

Enhancements: User Exits, BADI, Enhancement Frame work. Extensive experience in the Enhancement Framework (Kernel – BADIs, implicit and Explicit enhancements), User exits, BTE’s, Classic BADI etc; OO ABAP

Forms: SAP-Scripts; Smartforms; Adobe forms

Have worked on multiple SAP upgrade projects using SPDD, SPAU and Unicode conversion using UCCHECK. Upgrade experience from 4.7 to ECC6.0 and ECC 6.0 to EHP5, EHP7.

SAP Business Suite on HANA, S4 HANA, SAP ECC, AFS, SCM, APO, EWM.

Educational Qualification

Masters in Computer Application, University of Madras, India – 1999

Bachelors in Physics, University of Madras, India – 1996

Professional Experience

SAP Project Experience

Wolters Kluwer – Riverwoods, IL (March 2018 to Till Date)

Representing New York Technology Partners Inc

SAP ABAP Senior Technical Consultant

Environment: SAP ECC6.0

Wolters Kluwer a global company that provides information, software, and services. Wolters Kluwer serves customers in over 180 countries, maintains operations in over 40 countries and their customers are legal, business, tax, accounting, finance, audit, risk, compliance, and healthcare professionals.

Key Responsibilities include:

Interact with the business/process team to understand the requirements.

Responsible for reviewing functional specifications and verifying they meet developer requirements such as compliance, data mapping, error resolution and test cases.

Analyze functional requirements to create detailed technical design specifications per established implementation methodologies, architectural guidelines and standards.

Responsible for all aspects of design, development and maintenance of the development objects while adhering to programming standards.

Participate across multiple project work streams mainly in the modules (Order to Cash, Procure to Pay,

Finance/Controlling, IS-Media) of SAP.

Responsible for authoring new and modifying existing ABAP programs (including ALV), user exits, BADIs, dialogue programs, Smart Forms or other objects according to the changing business needs.

Unit test the development objects and ensure it meets the requirements.

Conduct user acceptance test to ensure the program can be used easily, quickly and accurately.

Timely hand-over of deliverables.

Responsible for performance tuning and developing objects that adhere to performance standards.

Architect and construct highly complex interfaces between SAP and legacy systems or between SAP systems.

Conduct peer / QA reviews of the code delivered by onshore or offshore to check for program modularity, code

readability, and coding standards.

Troubleshooting and resolution.

Quality Process Adherence.

Responsible for understanding the process flow and custom development in Finance/Controlling, Sales and Distribution, Materials Management, Logistics, and Master Data.

Responsible for defining and building interfaces using LSMW, BAPI, ALE/EDI IDOCS methods.

Process weaver Inc - San Jose, CA (May 2012 to Feb 2018)

Sr. Programmer / Analyst

Environment: SAP ECC6.0

ProcessWeaver, Inc., specializes in providing software solutions and services for Logistics and global trade solutions for the enterprise. ProcessWeaver software solutions are certified by US Customs and Border Protection (CBP) a part of U.S CENSUS BUREAU. We help US company to perform the global trade logistics according to regulations set forth by the government. ProcessWeaver Software solutions include includes Enterprise Centralized Shipping (ECS), Global Trade EEI/SED Link (GEL), Enterprise Track and Trace (ETT), Enterprise freight Shopping (EFS), Enterprise Address Verification (EAV), Enterprise Freight Analytics and Auditing (EFA).

Key Responsibilities include:

Plan, code, test, debug, implement and document complex computer programs and apply broad knowledge of programming techniques and computer systems to evaluate user requests for new or modified programs using technologies like SAP R/3, SAP-ABAP, Netweaver framework and others as to integrate Logistics and Supply Chain modules with(in) SAP as required. Prepare flow charts, write programs using ABAP/4 and ABAP Dynpro; create reports using ALV List, SAP Smartforms & Adobe forms; develop complex test plans to verify logic of new or modified programs; prepare detailed specifications from which programs are developed and coded; creates appropriate documentation in work assignments such as program code and technical documentation; gather information from existing systems, analyze program and time requirements; support project personnel in resolve fairly complex program problems and work to resolve issues and validate programming requirements within their areas of responsibility. Test and assist user to test programs in Processweaver Logistics and Supply Chain Management Solutions.

Nike Inc – Beaverton, OR (February 2010 to May 2012)

Representing Wipro Technologies

Environment: SAP ECC 6.0, AFS 6.3

Nike, Inc., based in Beaverton, Oregon, is the world’s leading designer and marketer of authentic athletic footwear, apparel, equipment and accessories for a wide variety of sports and fitness activities.

Nike Supply Chain (NSC) SAP Upgrade project from 4.6C, AFS 3.0B to ECC 6.0, AFS 6.3:

The SAP Apparel and Footwear Solution is the foundation system for the Nike Supply Chain (NSC) project. SAP AFS provides Nike with a complete enterprise management system, including capabilities for financials, order fulfillment, and logistics. The solution’s data structure, designed specifically to meet the unique requirements of the apparel and footwear industry, will allow Nike to more effectively manage its inventory. With 5,000 users at Nike’s North American operations, the deployment is the largest upgrade of the SAP AFS solution.

Key Responsibilities include:

Analysis and redesign of custom ABAP programs for unicode corrections in ECC 6.0 development box for Logistics, Supply chain, Finance & AFS modules.

Unicode corrections and fixes done for all program objects such as Reports, function pools, interfaces, type pools etc.

Gathers information from existing systems, analyzes program and time requirements. Prepares time estimates and justifications for assigned tasks and provides recommendations to project managers.

Design custom application programs to meet highly complex business needs. Prepared detailed specifications from which programs are developed and coded.

Created appropriate documentation in work assignments such as program code and technical documentation.

Modified the BDCs that need to be addressed because of the screen changes by SAP in ECC 6.0.

Analyzed & Implemented the OSS notes for the issues with standard programs.

Implemented plenty of OSS notes for Russia Localization.

Performed SPAU/SPDD and SPAU ENH for all countries as part of NSC SAP Upgrade project.

Analyzed the functionality and fine tuning the applications if required ( by creating indexes, replacing database

expensive statements/logic etc.,)

Extensively worked on BADI's and Shared User Exits.

Extensively worked on IDOC Error handlers to edit and resubmit the inbound shipment and delivery IDOC’S which are failed due to error in IDOC processing.

Worked closely with functional and business resources to ensure delivery of accurate application solutions.

Prepared the complex unit test plan documents for the programs that are modified as part of the ECC 6.0 Upgrade.

Atmel – San Jose, CA (July 2009 to January 2010)

Representing Yash Technologies Inc

Environment: SAP ECC 5.0, XI

Atmel is a worldwide leader in the design and manufacture of microcontrollers, advanced logic, mixed-signal, non volatile memory and radio frequency (RF) components. Leveraging one of the industry's broadest intellectual property (IP) technology portfolios, Atmel provides the electronics industry with complete system solutions focused on consumer, industrial, security, communications, computing and automotive markets.

Project - Ship and Debit: ATMEL carries out sales for their array of products on different models, one of which is Distributors who can ship and debit. There are claims that come from these distributors for the fall in price on the on-hand inventory. The way it works is Distributors submit Debit memo’s for which Price protection sheets are created thereby creating Credit Memo Request in SAP followed by Credit Memo’s: The above process needs to be automated for the Claims that will in future get generated in Model-N followed by transmitting request over to SAP for creation of Credit Memo request and subsequently Credit memos.

Key Responsibilities include:

Provide day-to-day support and maintenance for existing ABAP reporting programs, forms and interfaces for Logistics, Supply Chain and Finance modules in SAP ECC5.0

Analyze user requirements to create detailed program design specifications working within established implementation methodologies.

Create clear, concise technical documentation to accompany all application development.

Perform new application development, which includes analysis of requirements, ABAP design and creation, unit and integration testing, and deployment.

Analyze functional specifications, write, modify, and test ABAP code for Reports, Interfaces, Conversions, Enhancements and Forms.

Experience working on SAP ECC 5.0 environment and above - specifically with SAP Finance (FI/CO), Logistics (SD, MM) and HR modules.

State Of Michigan – Department of Treasury – Lansing, MI (June 2008 to March 2009)

Representing Yash Technologies Inc

ABAP Consultant

Environment: SAP ECC 6.0, XI

Michigan Treasury implementation of SAP solution for Tax and Revenue Management:

MBT-Implemenation of Michigan Business Tax processing system in SAP ECC 6.0 environment from existing legacy system.SAP will allow Treasury to update systems (year end tax changes, new taxes, etc.) more easily and will cost less to maintain current systems. Treasury staff will eventually have greater access to customer profile/account information, the Department will have better access to metrics/reports to use in decision making. SAP will also allow for even more reduction in manual functions.

The ABAP development involved the functional areas such as PSCD, FI-CA modules.

Key Responsibilities include:

Analysis and design of payment lot conversion program for transferring payments from SBT mainframe system

to SAP.

Design and development of inbound payments interface program for daily transfer of credit forward over payments, extension with out money, credit carry forwards, business loss carry forwards, fiscal filer using the annual method from SBT mainframe system to SAP.

Design and development of the Auditor General (GASB - Governmental Accounting Standards Board) interface program is a yearly extract of data and reports that are sent to Office of Revenue and Tax Analysis (ORTA) to update their GASB 34 data.This process also produces the yearly Revenue Reports and files that are available for ORTA review in October.This interface will be a scheduled job that will be run yearly by Treasury in October.

Design and development of print programs and layout set for aknowledgement of extension approval and denial letter -The State of Michigan receives extension requests from Taxpayers that need additional time to submit their tax returns.Those extension requests are loaded into TREAS and are then interfaced to SAP. If the no money extension is granted, due to timely submission of the extension, then an Acknowledgement of Extension letter

is sent to the taxpayer.

Analysis and design of FI-CA documents and tax returns data extraction program.This interface creates an FI-CA document extract and exports this as text file on application server.

Trouble shooting and resolving problems of high complexity in a test or production environment.

Provided guidance to project teams, specifically in the areas of design and integration with existing applications.

Samsung Telecommunication America Inc– Plano, TX (March 2008 to May 2008)

Representing Yash Technologies Inc

ABAP Consultant

Environment: SAP 4.6C

Samsung Telecommunications America provides a variety of personal and business communications products - including cell phones, wireless infrastructure equipment, fibre optics, and enterprise communications systems -- to customers throughout North America. The company's phones are compatible with the networks of leading wireless service providers including AT&T, Sprint Nextel, T-Mobile and Verizon Communications. Founded in 1996, Samsung Telecommunications America is as a subsidiary of Samsung Electronics, the flagship of South Korea's Samsung Group.

Global Service Partner Support System:

The current Partner Support System of STA, which is called SWIFT (Samsung Web Interface), is running on Broad Vision application server which interacts with SAP R/3 system via RFC interface. Difficulties in maintenance and no more upgrade of Broad Vision made Samsung replace it with Web Logic application server. As a result of upgrade to new web application server, modification and enhancement of RFC, BAPI interface is required in SAP R/3 system to build Global Service Partner Network System web portal application. Global Service Partner Network System will be mainly used by STA partners like Carriers, Authorized Service Center, Distributors and end users.GSPN system supports role based user access.

The ABAP development involved the functional areas such as MM, SD modules.

Key Responsibilities include:

Analysis and redesign of custom ABAP programs for unicode corrections in SAP4.6C development box for Logistics & Supply chain modules.

Analysis and design of RFC interface for RMA (Return Material Authorization), creation, updation and deletion functionality.

Analysis and design of RFC interface for parts order creation.

Provided RMA status report functionality for RMA and shipping status information.

Provided Vendor support report functionality for forecast and shortage information.

Screen design and development for maintaining Global Service Partner Support System user account information.

Performances of SWIFT RFC function modules were improved using various performance enhancement features of ABAP.

Technical specification preparations for newly created and modified program, transaction request creation and testing the programs.

The Toro Company – Bloomington, MN (August 2007 to March 2008)

Representing Cognizant Technology Solutions U.S Corporation

ABAP Consultant

Environment: SAP 4.6C

The client is a global leader in turf maintenance equipment and precision irrigation systems, serving customers from golf course superintendents, grounds and sports field managers to landscape and irrigation contractors, fruit and vegetable growers, and homeowners. Around the globe, Toro relies on a strong sales, service and support network that includes distributors, dealers, and retailers such as The Home Depot®.

The ABAP development involved in the Logistics, Sales & Distribution and Finance modules.

Key Responsibilities include:

Analysis of work requests or trouble ticket: SAP Production support development and modification of ABAP Programs including ABAP reports, User exits, Outbound and inbound interface programs, SAP-Scripts.

Involved in design and development of Toro’s Accounts Payable audit data extraction.

Extensively worked on Freight invoice screen design and development.

Design and developed RFC function module for extracting Toro’s irrigation product price.

Extensively worked on Sale Order user exit to incorporate incoterms and also modified invoice and purchase order layout set for incorporating the same.

Fixing of problems faced by end users and providing technical enhancements, where ever necessary

Valero Energy Corporation– San Antonio,TX ( April 2007 to July 2007 )

ABAP Consultant

Environment: SAP ECC 6.0

Valero Energy Corporation is a Fortune 500 company based in San Antonio, TX. The largest refiner in North America, Valero has an extensive refining system with a throughput capacity of approximately 3.3 million barrels per day. The company's geographically diverse refining network stretches from Canada to the U.S. Gulf Coast and West Coast to the Caribbean. A marketing leader, Valero has approximately 5,800 retail and wholesale stores in the United States, Canada and the Caribbean under various brand names including Valero, Diamond Shamrock, Shamrock, Ultramar, and Beacon.

The Project ERP technical upgrade is to replace existing SAP R/3 system running on 4.6C to ECC6.0

The ABAP unicode conversion involved in the Logistics & Finance modules

Key Responsibilities include:

Analysis and fixing of custom ABAP programs for unicode corrections in ECC6.0 development box.

Extensively performed SLIN and UCCHECK on custom ABAP programs for removing extended syntax check and unicode errors.

Unicode corrections and fixes done for all program objects such as Reports, function pools, interfaces, type pools etc.

Unit tested all converted programs and compared the outputs to ensure that program will run on unicode and non-unicode systems with almost identical behavior.

Used LIVE COMPARE tool for comparing objects, application and implementation data across 4.6C and ECC6.0 landscape.

Client:

Energinet DK – Copenhangen, DK (March 2006 to January 2007)

Representing Cap Gemini Denmark

Onsite ABAP Development coordinator

Environment: SAP ECC 5.0

Energinet.dk is the result of a merger between Eltra, Elkraft and Gastra. The company is responsible for sufficient transmission capacity for electricity and gas to cover consumption in Denmark.Project Falken is one of the highest prioritised projects in 2006 with in Energinet.dk and is most important element in integrating the 3 companies Elkraft, Eltra and Gastra with common controlling principles, processes and structures. To support the common process Energinet.dk has choosen SAP and Capgemini Denmark to be their implementation partner.Capgemini Denmark has proposed to use the Rightshore methodology to deliver the services to Energinet.dk.

The ABAP development involved in the Logistics, Sales & distribution and Finance modules.

Key Responsibilities include:

Work with Capgemini Denmark and Energinet.dk to learn and identify work to be transitioned using his experience on executing projects offshore.

Coordinate offshore activities as well as knowledge sharing between India center and main project team in Denmark.

Validate functional specifications for completeness to enable further development offshore.

Assist onsite team in Denmark in doing technical design of new functionality in the transitioned applications.

Arrive at documentation/ development effort estimations with the help of the offshore Coordinator.

Assign ABAP development work to offshore technical team.

Facilitate issue resolution.

Facilitate communication between the onsite functional team and the Offshore technical team

Review the offshore development before delivery and provide technical assistance when needed for minor work onsite for objects that are developed offshore.

Coordinate test results with consulting team lead.

Report and review weekly status to the PMO onsite.

World Bank – Washington, D.C (January 2005 to November 2005)

Representing Satyam Computer Services Limited

ABAP Consultant

Environment: SAP 4.7

The Client is a vital source for providing financial and technical assistance to developing countries around the world.

The Project iLAP – Integrated Loan administration Platform is required to replace the existing legacy system as new processes and systems are needed for better support core financial management, disbursement, loan accounting and borrower services.

The ABAP development involved in Finance and CML modules.

Key Responsibilities include:

Leading offshore ABAP development team, technical analysis of business requirements, technical specification and object oriented ABAP code development, performance tuning of code, peer reviews and unit testing to ensure appropriate results.

Understanding the functional requirements and confirming requirements with Business Analyst.

Analysis of Rational design documents – Use case, Collaboration, Schema diagrams for preparing high level design documents and drafting technical design documents.

Object oriented ABAP code development in FI and CML modules.

Involved in development and testing of AP Payment bank interface programs.

Involved in design and development of back value dated posting update programs.

Technical issue resolution, daily status maintenance and update to the on-site team, requirements review and feedback to on-site, deliverable review and feedback to developers, issue resolutions during development and testing.

Client:

Kraft Food’s International U.K (September2003 to November 2004)

Representing IBM India Limited

ABAP Consultant

Environment: SAP 4.7

The client is a global leader in manufacturing of branded foods and beverages. Kraft has grown from modest beginnings to become the largest food and beverage company headquartered in North America and second largest in the world, marketing many popular brands in more than 155 countries.

IBM India provides offshore development support to IBM UK for the SAP implementation at Kraft food’s International in the areas of MM, WM, SD and FI. A team of functional and ABAP consultants are working out of Bangalore along with a team onsite to provide this service. As part of the services, IGSI provides new developments support and problem fixing enhancements.

He has been involved for 12 months in offshore development in SAP ABAP technologies from IBM, Bangalore for subsequent roll outs of SAP R/3 for UK, Germany and France.

The ABAP development involved in the Logistics and Finance modules.

Key responsibilities include:

Understanding the requirements, coding, designing, unit test plans and technical documentation preparation for developed programs.

ALE configuration for master data distribution using IDocs.

Created outbound IDOC transfer programs for sending delivery details from SAP R/3 system to ware house system.

Extensively worked on IDOC extensions. Extended DESADV01 and DEBMAS01 as per client requirements.

Developed customized reports using ALV features.

Developed layout sets and print programs for transportation & shipment label printing.

Fixing of problems faced by end users and providing technical enhancements, where ever necessary.

Eli Lilly–Indiana, IN (September2002 to September 2003)

Representing Tata Consultancy Services Limited

ABAP Consultant

Environment: SAP 4.6C

The Client is a leading, innovation-driven corporation committed to developing a growing portfolio of best-in-class and first-in-class pharmaceutical products that help people live longer, healthier and more active lives.Eli Lilly is leading manufacturer of Pharmaceutical chemicals and drugs.

GBIP -Global Business Integration Project is one of Eli Lilly and Co’s four strategic initiatives to bring most of its business processes under one enterprise architecture. GBIP-COE: SAP provides production support for my SAP applications have been responsible in providing primary and secondary support through the problem resolution management system.

The ABAP development involved in the Logistics, Finance, Supply chain and APO modules.

Key responsibilities include:

Analysis of change requests or trouble ticket for GBIP-COE: SAP Offshore support development and modification of ABAP objects including ABAP reports, User exits, Outbound and inbound interface programs.

Modified Interface program which transfers all the dependent demand generated by a SAP Plant to LIDS system and also modified the IDOC segment for adding extra additional fields as per client requirements.

Enhanced standard transaction SAPAPO/RRP3 in APO side for display of replenishment lead time in product view. For this enhancement, a custom BADI (Business Addins) is identified which gets invoked when this transaction is executed. Logic for displaying Replenishment Lead Time is implemented inside the BADI.

Fine tuning of SQL statements and runtime analysis is used to improve the performance of custom programs

Modified print program and layout set for sales invoice printing, for correcting Bill to party address and total value of customer line items.

Technical and Components specification preparations for newly created and modified program, transaction request creation and testing the programs.

Avnet Inc–Phoenix, AZ (March 2002 to August 2002)

Representing MaxAteev Limited

ABAP Consultant

Environment: SAP 4.6C

Client specializing in manufacturing and distribution of electronic components, and offering custom built embedded design solutions. Avnet new initiatives include addressing the broad band segment, RF and Microwave components. Avnet has offices all around the world including Europe & Asia.Their main tasks are buying and selling of electronic components. Avnet has setup their offshore development center in India to implement SAP .The main objective of this project is to customize the MM & SD module according to client requirements.

The project MFE-Materials Front End is to provide client a quick decision making tool to purchase and plan their products quickly and effeciently. The new front end will be more intuitive and faster to use. It will have a better process flow to execute all the purchasing tasks and transactions.

The ABAP development was involved in the Logistics modules.

Key responsibilities include:

Analysis, design and development of custom ABAP objects, unit test plans, and technical documentation preparation for newly developed objects.

Developed a module pool program simulating functionality of SAP MM Module.The objective is to collate various business information’s from SAP MM module into a single screen. Basically this development avoids complicated navigation provided in SAP. All the business information generated using critical transactions are summarized in a single screen. And this development facilitates the user to create, change and display all critical documents through a single screen. This includes customized authorization to run any transactions.

Designed & developed customized screens according to client requirements.

Worked extensively on module pool programs including table controls and Step Loops.

Extensively debugged standard SAP Programs and even modified system programs according to client requirements.

Technical documentation preparation for newly developed programs.

Siemens India Limited, Mumbai, India (February 2001 to January 2002)

Representing MAARS Software Limited

ABAP Consultant

Environment: SAP 4.0b

The client is wholly owned subsidiary of Siemens group (Germany). They are manufacturer of automotive parts like switch gears, Motors parts etc. They implemented SAP for all branch office and factory at Siemens group of companies in India. Now, they are upgrading the SAP version from 4.0b and lot of enhancement is developed for their SAP System

He has been involved for 11 months in offshore development and post go-live support in SAP ABAP technologies from SIEMENS, Mumbai.

The ABAP development was in the functional areas such as MM, and SD modules.

Key responsibilities include:

The Project responsibilities involved in modification of existing reports and also developed few objects as per enhancement required by the system.

Modification of reports as per client requirement.

Modified print programs and layout set for contract and scheduling as per Client requirements.

Modified print programs and layout set for GRN printing.

Developed various reports in SD module as part of enhancement to the existing system.

Transported data from the legacy system and uploaded to SAP R/3 system for changing material master standard price using BDC.

Worked on user Exits to customize SAP – Standard Programs.

Applied SAP Online service patches (OSS notes) to SAP standard programs.

Attended to Maintenance calls of the users and successfully solved the Problems logged by them.

Performances of many programs were improved using various performance enhancement features of ABAP

Technical Documentation preparation for newly created and modified program, transaction request creation and testing the programs.

Wipro Infotech, Bangalore, India (March 2000 to January 2001)

Representing MAARS Software Limited

ABAP Consultant

Environment: SAP 4.6c

The client is leading software and services provider.This project is aimed at Consolidation/Integration of all branch offices and factory at Wipro infotech group



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