Mr. Lanz, a Senior Oracle EBS functional consultant with a Certified Public Accounting background as well as international experience, provides an excellent background to help clients implement Oracle. His skills range from full cycle implementation across Financials, Procurement and Sourcing, Projects and Asset Lifecycle management, Solution Architect to Business Analyst. Clients have found Mr. Lanz an invaluable resource for successful projects, whether as a Manager or Team Lead.
Lanz & Assoc LC
2003 to Present
*• R12 Procurement Contracts implementation for governmental entity. Activities include environment analysis, requirements gathering, configuration update and changes, testing and production configuration as well as system administration menu updates for existing responsibilities.
• After current client below was acquired, remained on the Procurement Team supporting existing instance, expanding countries utilizing Direct Punch-out Catalogs. Then helped with the evaluation and recommendation of both companies’ current solutions, looking for the best future solution. After the review and decision, migrated and merged both companies’ configuration and solution for over 40 countries and several thousand users. Process included System testing, Conference Room Pilots, User Acceptance, Smoke testing and finally go-live. Modules involved included the following: IProcurement with Punch out Catalogs, Purchasing, Services Procurement, Procurement Contracts, AME, System Administrator configuring profiles, menus, responsibilities and XML PO delivery using Oracle XML Gateway. This was a phased approach, thus assisted the Procurement Team maintaining two instances while bringing various counties on-board. Next, was merging the two companies Direct Punch out Suppliers profiles. Final activities included divesting a third of the combined business' to a third party including configuring, testing and implementing a Glass Wall System profile so both companies can initially use both instances until the final conversion solution was implemented. Products included Purchasing, Advanced Procurement, IProcurement, ISupplier, Services Procurement, Procurement Contracts and Contract Repository and XML Gateway.
• R12 Architecture Review and Assessment to ease client’s pain points with Oracle Procurement and Contract Lifecycle Management (CLM) implementation. Recommendations were made and solutions implemented reducing Oracle errors and increasing user acceptance across the global Engineering and Construction user base. Examples of solutions implemented included migrating away from government version of CLM, not an easy task with thousands of users, additional patching as well as correcting various menus and profiles. Then, with more successful User experiences and acceptance, further solutions were allowed. Solutions included implementing standard Procurement with Catalogs, Punch outs, and XML PO automation using Oracle XML Gateway. Solutions improved current configuration, removed pain points and better leveraged client’s resources. Products included Purchasing, Contract Lifecycle Management (CLM) for Public Sector, Advanced Procurement, IProcurement, ISupplier, Services Procurement, Procurement Contracts and Contract Repository and XML Gateway.
*Led Oracle R12 Internet Expenses (OIE) and Payables implementation for Engine Services and Transportation client. Activities include environment analysis, requirements gathering, configuration update and changes, testing and production configuration. Workflow changes were made as well as system administration menu changes and interface updates.
Team lead for R12 IFRS and IRS asset books (FA) implementation for energy transmission company. Other activities included adding secondary IFRS ledger (GL), transferring historical balances, configuring responsibilities and profiles. Project Costing and Project Management (PA & PJM) were also updated for budgeting, expenditure and reporting purposes.
Led Oracle R12 Internet Expenses (OIE) and Payables implementation for Energy Services client. Activities include environment analysis, requirements gathering, configuration update and changes, testing, Project Integration and production configuration. Workflow changes were made as well as system administration menu changes, AME (Approval Management Engine) updates and interface updates working with on-shore, off-shore and Oracle On-Demand (OOD).
Led for Oracle R12 Project Costing, Project Accounting and Project Management implementation for energy client. Activities include environment health check and recommendations, requirements gathering, configuration update and changes, testing and production configuration. Other modules reviewed and recommendations made include purchasing, payables, assets, receivables and system administration.
Team Lead for Oracle R12 Project Costing, Project Billing and Project Management implementation for New Zealand’s health districts. Activities including requirements gathering, gap analysis, configuration, testing to successful CRPs. Client is progressing with recommendations and implementing this planned two year project.
Team Lead for Oracle R12 Advanced Procurement - Procurement Contracts including Contracts (CLM), Sourcing, and ISupplier implementation for New Zealand’s health ministry. Activities including workshop and requirements gathering, gap analysis, setup, configuration, testing and training. R11.5 to R12 upgrade analyzed and tested.
Environmental customer engagement and demonstrations for Oracle R12 Asset Lifecycle Management (ALM) including Property Management, Enterprise Asset management (EAM) and Asset Tracking.
Team Lead for Oracle R12 Advanced Procurement – Procurement Contracts including Contracts (CLM), Sourcing, ISupplier and Supplier Lifecycle Management (SLM) module analysis and implementation for New Zealand’s health districts. Activities include requirements gathering, gap analysis to Conference Room Pilots (CRPs). Client is progressing with recommendations and implementing this planned two year project.
PM and Team Lead for Oracle Procurement R12 Proof of Concept for New Zealand’s accident compensation insurance organization. Activities including requirements gathering, gap analysis, setup, configuration, testing and training. Modules included Sourcing, PO, INV, IExpense, ISupplier, and IProcurement as well as R12 upgrade analysis and support.
Team member for R12 implementation for New Zealand’s largest housing organization, implementing IDM OAM (Identity Management and Oracle Access Manager) as well as System Administration, and supporting Assets, AME, EAM, IExpense, Property Management, Projects and Procurement.
Team Lead for Oracle implementation and support for European refinery and marketing corporation at various locations, including Germany (DE), Switzerland (CH) and United Kingdom (UK). Modules implemented included R11.5.10 P2P, ADI, AP, AR, CE, EAM, FA, FSG, GL, INV, MRC, PO, XML, Cost Management, iSupplier and iProcurement including Sysadmin and employee setups. Shared implementation and supported EAM, PA, PJM, SCM including, WIP, BOM. Implementation included regional and country specific localizations to meet German, UK and Swiss requirements. Responsibilities ranged from requirements gathering, gap analysis, data review, setups, implementation, training, and monthly support functions. iReceivables, iAssets, iExpense, Advanced Collections were also setup, analyzed. R11.5 to R12 upgrade analyzed and tested. Implementation scheduled. R12 – Training as well as upgrade analysis performed. New install analysis evaluated, setup configured and system test completed; decision path being evaluated.
PM and Team Lead for Oracle R11.5.10 iExpense implementation for international oil support corporation, activities included several sites from corporate to field operations, included self-service approvals and audit controls.
Team Lead for nationwide building supplies distributor implementation; initial modules lead included AP, AR, CE FA, and GL and then assumed PO and Inventory (INV). Activities included requirements gathering, gap analysis, unit, integration and acceptance testing (SDLs/CRPs) and training materials. Utilized BFAs and dataloads. Implemented iReceivables, iSupplier, Credit, Collections, D&B and DQM TCA in test environment, client moved go live to Phase 2.
Team Lead for Oracle 11.5.10 upgrade for an international distribution corporation as well as ipayment implementation. Modules responsible included AP, AR, CE, iPayment, GL, PO/INV and System Administration. Activities included training materials, gap analysis, functionality reviews, CRPs and integration testing for APAC, EMEA and US
Team member for national satellite company implementation and support. Supported R11.59 iExpense, Assets and other financial modules.
PM and Lead for multi-National proof of concept R11.59 implementation for Mexico mfg organization including set up and testing of R11i AP, CE, FA, GL, INV, iProcurement and PO environment.
Team member for large R11i Receivables Release 11.58 implementation for governmental state unit. Customer base over 1 million with 100,000 in monthly billings and receipts. Duties ranged from solution design to setup to user training and support including numerous interfaces to and from Oracle.
Financials and Procurement lead for a Financials and Manufacturing upgrade from R10.7 to R11i at a Gas utility local distribution carrier. Oracle modules responsible for were AP, ADI, CE, GL, INV and PO. IExpense, iProcurement, iSupplier modules were setup, reviewed and tested.
Oracle Consulting -
Applications and Project Management
Financials and Procurement lead for a Financials and Manufacturing upgrade from R10.7 to R11i at a Gas utility local distribution carrier. Oracle modules responsible for were AP, ADI, CE, FA, GL, INV and PO.
Project Manager (PM) for a full Oracle Financials and Manufacturing Applications upgrade from R11 to R11i at a worldwide software maker. Oracle modules included AP, AR, CE, ADI, FA, GAE, GL, HR, INV, OE, PA, PO and SC. Iexpense and iSupplier modules were setup, reviewed and tested. The project was implemented using Oracle's Easipath Migration methodology.
Project Manager (PM) for a large multi-year, multi-million dollar implementation and upgrade at a mid-stream natural gas processor and transportation company. Modules implemented included AP, AR, CE, FA, GL, iExpense, iReceivables, iProcurement, iSupplier, and HRMS. Developed integration with over ten third-party and legacy systems including Solarc right aNGLe, Indus Empac, IBM, TSW and Gator. Converted from legacy mainframe to Release 11.03 and upgraded from Release 11.03 to Release 11i. Rolled out applications to several acquired companies.
ERP Project Manager for an international airport implementation. Developed integration with two third party products - Datastream and AirIT/DST Airline Business Toolbox Propworks. Modules implemented included AP, AR, CE, FA, GL, INV and PO.
Financials and Procurement Team Lead for an international gaming corporation implementing Release 10.7 of Oracle Financials, Oracle Manufacturing and Oracle HRMS. Duties ranged from project definition to user training as well as leading the integration of these products.
Financials and Procurement Team Lead implementing Oracle General Ledger, Purchasing, Accounts Payable and Inventory release 10.7 for a large international hotel chain. This project resulted in significant reductions in the company’s procurement expenses.
Oracle Purchasing release 10.6 team leader for the Americas implementation for a global provider of classroom and self-paced training. Duties ranged from solution design to setup to user training.
Developed a “best of breed” solution for the consumer packaged goods industry. Duties included reviewing and testing of upgrade from Oracle Applications release 10.5 to 10.6.
Analyzed and resolved Accounts Payable and General Ledger problems arising from a third party implementation of the applications for a mid-sized telecommunication company.
Implemented Oracle Accounts Payable for a telecommunication client during the Transition and Production phases of the project.
Developed system-testing processes for release 10.5 of General Ledger, Accounts Payable, Purchasing and Fixed Assets.
Lanz & Co
Founded and managed an accounting/consulting professional firm dedicated to implementing and managing business solutions for small to mid-size entrepreneurial companies. Helped clients identify tax, accounting and computer solutions to ease paperwork burden and equip them with tools to run their business’ more effectively.
Project Manager for a team implementing a client server based integrated computer system for management, payroll and general ledger. Enhanced management decision making by providing database reporting and improved accounting response time from four-week paper processes to graphical, real time paper-less processes. Generated operational and accounting savings to the company of $1 million annually by providing more accessible, accurate, and time management information and streamlining business processes. Training for the developed solution was presented to over 400 people in five states.
Managed financial reporting, payroll, disbursements and property accounting processes for a large petro-chemical company. Accomplishments included:
Identified disbursement-streamlining activities including need for EDI, alternative for paying small dollar invoices, enhanced field and office cash management controls.
Reengineered and implemented management “score carding,” including activity-based cost drivers, benchmarking and determining costs by pipeline segments. Initiated change from mainframe to client server reporting. Short and long term marketing and operations management are utilizing scorecards.
Established financial reporting for local and corporate management, including profit and loss statements, profit/cost center reporting net assets employed, net present value and net profit enhancement and tax reporting.
Accountable for acquisition economics, including NPV and DCF, IRS Section 338 reporting as well as preparing and presenting reports to board of directors.
Reduced regulatory and budget reporting by 50%.
Managed natural gas pipeline acquisition audit. Saved $60 million, 10% of total purchase price, during acquisition investigation. Contract was renegotiated as a result of review.
Managed tax-free securities acquisition audit. Saved $5 million, 5% of total purchase price, during acquisition investigation.
Occidental Petroleum Corp
Los Angeles, CA
Planned, directed and reported on operational, financial and environmental audits for worldwide divisional entities. Audits included reviews of the world’s largest phosphate mining and chemical complex, the company’s largest oil and gas region, North Sea headquarters and operations, joint interest department, natural gas purchasing and engineering department, property and excise tax department, chemical plants and petrochemical facilities.
Pannell Kerr Forester
Public Accounting firm – conducted audits, tax and managerial services for clients in the construction, telecom, oil and gas and entertainment industries.
Manufacturing and Distribution Systems
Data Conversion and Interfaces
Business Process Modeling
Software Development Lifecycle
Oracle Accounts Receivable v10.5-11I, 12
Oracle Self-Service v11i, 12
Oracle iReceivables v11i, 12
Oracle Accounts Payable v10.5-11I, 12
Oracle Cash Management v10.5-11i, 12
Oracle Fixed Assets v10.5-11i, 12
Oracle General Ledger v10.5-11I, 12
Oracle iExpense v11i, 12
Oracle Enterprise Asset Management EAM v11i, 12
Oracle iAssets v11i
Oracle Cost Management v10.5-11i, 12
Oracle Procurement Contracts R12
Oracle Supplier Lifecycle Mngmt - SLA
Oracle Approval Management Engine (AME) R 12
Oracle Applications Desktop Integrator v5-7
Oracle Inventory v10.5-11, 12
Oracle Multi-Org v10.5-11i, 12
Oracle Purchasing v10.5-11i, 12
Oracle iProcurement v11i, 12
Oracle iSupplier v11i, 12
Oracle Procurement P-Cards
Oracle Projects PA, PJM, PJC,PJP, PJI
Oracle Web Application Desktop Integrator ADI v10.5 – 11i
Oracle XML v11i
Oracle IDM OAM Access Manager
Oracle Sourcing SCM R11, R12
Oracle’s Applications Implementation Methodology (AIM)
Oracle’s Easipath Migration Methodology (EMM)
Oracle Unified Methodology (OUM)
Oracle Business Modeling (OBM)
Architecture & Engineering
High Tech Electronics
Oil and Gas
EDUCATION, CERTIFICATIONS & PUBLICATIONS
Certifications & Organizations
CPA - Certified Public Accountant
CGMA - Certified Global Management Accountant
CFE - Certified Forensic Examiner
CFF - Certified Financial Forensic
CITP - Certified Information Technology Professional
McMurry University, B.B.A., Accounting