VIJAYENDRAN THANGARAJU firstname.lastname@example.org
MANALAPAN, NEW JERSEY-07726, 732-***-****
UNITED STATES OF AMERICA.
LinkedIn URL: https://www.linkedin.com/in/vijayendran-thangaraju-716a321
Over 18 years of SAP R/3, ECC, and ERP system experience and more than 10 years on SAP OpenText Vendor Invoice Management.
Very good functional knowledge of various SAP modules and business processes including SD, MM, PP, FI-AP, Ariba and SRM.
Expertise in successful implementation and customization of all OpenText VIM components - Archive Server, Document Pipeline, automate indexing using ICC/BCC (16.3)- Optical Character Recognition (OCR)to speed up the invoice process, customize OT Fiori, Web & mobile Approval Portal, Enterprise Scanner, Image Viewer.
Expert in translating customer business needs & requirements into SAP solutions by following SAP best practice.
Extensively worked on various release of SAP R/3 4.6C, 4.7, ECC 5.0, ECC 6.0 environment.
Successfully involved in implementing SAP in diverse industry sector.
Worked on multiple implementation of SAP standard Workflow technical and functional.
Extensive participation in Integration Testing, troubleshooting and code review to check for correctness & performance improvisation.
SAP OpenText VIM
Solid skills in VIM technical side, VIM Workflow configuration, WF troubleshooting, RFC, Dialog Programming, Function Modules, Classical & Interactive ALV Reports, Smart-Forms, User Exits, BADI, BTE, Screen Painter, Menu Painter, ALV, Data Dictionary Objects, Data Migrations.
Expertise in VIM configuration to facilitate the smooth automation with new business.
Expertise on configuring the OpenText VIM End-to-End Process with new Archive Document type, VIM Document type, Process type and Process Option configuration, logic module, Invoice channel’s, External Interface data mapping, creating new product code, Role maintenance and BDC Id.
Worked on OpenText Invoice capture center (ICC) and created the application for invoices and Working Knowledge on OpenText Business Capture center (BCC) with BC..
Activated the central reporting and IIC on VIM.
Activated the different invoice scenario based on the business Requirement.
Configure and enhancement experiences in the VIM 7.5 and complex Invoice approval workflow design.
Worked on OpenText Content Server Livelink.
Experience in working with VIM Version Upgrades 5.2-6.0 & 6.0-7.5, Service Pack Upgrades; Test script creation, Working with HPQC.
Strong experience in Implementation, Upgrades and roll outs in the Open Text Vendor Invoice Management solutions for SAP.
Experience on integrating external Tax engine Vertex, Sabrix, One source with OpenText VIM.
Conventional and Interactive ABAP Reports, Smart Forms, SAP Script, Interface development.
Dialog Programming, Report Writing.
Experienced in maintenance of Data Dictionary Objects in creation of custom tables, domains and data elements.
Field Exits, User Exits, Custom tables, BADI, BAPI development.
Expert in ALE/IDOC, EDI processing.
Performed Performance Tuning & Analysis using ABAP/4 Runtime Analysis Tool and SQL Trace for query optimization to improve overall performance of several programs.
Have extensive experience in analyzing the runtime exception occurred and searching for available OSS notes to handle and rectify the error.
Efficient in debugging techniques for troubleshooting errors.
Data migration tool development - Batch Data Communication (BDC), Legacy System Migration Workbench (LSMW), CATT, ALE, and RFC connection.
Excellent understanding of Logical Database, Tables, Views, Data Elements and Domains and their usage across SAP.
Good exposure of SAP NetWeaver Gateway and ODATA service development.
SAP Interface (ALE, EDI & IDoc) Experience:
Configured Port definition, Partner profiles, Logical systems, Message control and RFC destination.
Configured EDI settings for both Inbound and Outbound documents.
Developed ALE interfaces for Master Data Distribution.
Worked with business documents and message types.
Experience in Trouble shooting and performance analysis of ALE/EDI process.
Workflow Experience Includes:
Strong experience in design and development of Business Workflows and Customization of pre-defined Workflows.
Used Deadline Monitoring in different workflow scenarios
Workflow Error handling and workflow logs
Designed approval process with complex routing Rules to automate the complete process with automatic identification of agents
Creation and maintenance of the organization structure.
Agent determination, Containers and bindings at different stages of workflow
Forwarding of work items
Sending mail to non-SAP inbox
Customized SAP standard Business Object types as required.
Worked on upgrade project from 4.6C to ECC6.0.
Find out syntax that gone obsolete in the new version.
Worked on Adobe Form in ECC 6.0, developed the Interface required for creating the adobe form and analyzed the basic requirement and configuration for creating adobe forms in ECC6.0.
Update of tables through BAPI’s instead of BDC.
Client: VIHO LLC, NJ. Jan ‘21 – Till Date
Industry: IT Product Develpement.
Role: Software Developer
Environment : SAP ECC 6.0, OpenText, Docusign
Lead requirements gathering facilitation, architecture, proof of concept development, testing, and deployment of DocuSign integrated with ERP.
Assisting with complex production support activities including answering business user questions, providing data results, analyzing problems, discussing issues with business users, resolving issues, documentation.
Analyzed and specified technical business requirements for client Portal and provided guidance on migration from contents from Old to new OT content server.
Developed the migration program in the optimized way for migration huge volume of the documents and scheduled to run as a batch job.
Developed program to mass download the images attached to the Vendor master and customer master.
Created the REST API interface between with DocuSign and backend ERP system to retrieve the signed document and linked it to Business object.
Supported OpenText VIM 16.3 with BCC for OCR Extraction.
Worked on the BCC on migration of Applications from ICC to BCC.
Client: DOW Chemicals, PA. Sep ‘12 – Dec ‘20
Role: SAP FI-AP OpenText VIM Techno-Functional Consultant with workflow.
Environment : SAP R/3 ECC 6.0, VIM 6.0, Kofax Scanning
Assisting clients with designing leading edge workflow solutions, configuration and enhancement of proprietary software product within SAP, client upgrades and the input into the development of future releases of products.
Participate in business Requirement, architecture and design discussion.
Responsible to gather requirement for new validating business rule which fit into the business process for optimizing the invoice process with OpenText VIM.
Designed an effective Invoice solution to the client in a highly customized and country specific environment using VIM.
In Accounts Payable, Configured Automatic Payment Processing F110 for Outgoing Payments, Vendor and Inter-company Payment using In-House Cash.
Accounts Payable: Configured Automatic Payment Program including configuration of company codes, paying company codes, payment methods Check, ACH, Wire transfer for country, bank selection, payment blocking reasons and payment medium.
Worked on automation of global electronic payment solutions using SAP’s standard programs for Accounts Payable (AP) Payment files in multiple formats using DMEE for PMW, XML and classic payment medium workbench.
Responsible for support, maintenance and handling Change Requests of FI/CO module
Creating of House Banks, Check Lots and configuring FBZP screen.
Creation of New validations and substitutions as per customer requirement.
Involved in SAP Bank interface, EBS. Work with RICEF Team to develop the end-to-end report to capture the return status from EBS and map it to internal status.
In depth understanding of business processes relating to SAP Finance, Controlling and Integration of FI with MM and SD with Procure to Pay and Order to cash Cycles.
Extensive experience in OpenText Livelink Enterprise Archive Server platform, SAP Integration via Archive link and Vendor Invoice Management.
Designed the Payment exception workflow for payment run F110/F111 utilizing the OpenText VIM configuration and created the new Product code as the extension of OpenText VIM.
Automated the rejected and returned payment from bank through SAP workflow.
Worked on interface of KOFAX scan server with OpenText VIM.
Worked on interface with IBM OCR scanning solution with OpenText VIM.
Hands on experience on e-invoice compliance project solution for Mexico, Italy, Colombia and India GST.
Responsible for Preparation of gap and decision document.
Lead upgrade project of OpenText VIM 7.5 SP2 from 6.0 SP3 and Brazil uplift supporting taxation.
Lead upgrade project of OpenText VIM 7.5 SP9 from 7.5 SP2.
Lead OpenText Complex Invoice approval workflow end-to-end deployment.
Hands on Experience on creating for setting up OpenText Invoice Approval Portal page by creating new iView, Page and Role administration.
Implement ICC/OCR process to automate invoice attribute capture and indexing
Developed and redesigned the SAP ABAP code used in the main objects of finance, function modules and programs used by the Workflow to enhance new capabilities and functionality requirements.
Troubleshooting problems and issues in the production systems, performing root cause analysis and considering multidimensional approach to resolve the problems.
Troubleshoot numerous SAP Workflow for problem solving, streamlining and cost efficiency.
As the part of utility project, interacted with various end customers to gather system requirements and identify appropriate solutions.
Worked on integrating 3rd party sourcing tool (Zycus) to create ECC contracts via XML
Worked on GRC system to handle Brazil invoices and its integration with VIM and handled Brazil complex Tax Exception.
Worked on Integration with Ariba network and supported during CIG Ariba Upgrade project.
Implemented the ARIBA NETWORK integration for supplier document exchange
Assisted the SAP and ARIBA team with the master data set up in ARIBA system for integration
Worked with PI for design the documents exchange with ARIBA.
Design and Configuration of Ariba solutions and integrating with SAP ECC System using Pi integration.
Design and Configuration of Ariba Network integration with SAP ECC for invoice collaboration
Worked on the integration between SAP OTC and OTM system to bring the inbound EDI invoice into VIM
Worked on the IDOC mapping between SAP OTC system and OpenText VIM Idoc.
Worked on creating the CDS view configuration in VIM to support SAP HANA database.
Created Open Text VIM Fiori application integration configuration and mobile approval portal.
Client: American Water Corp, Voorhees, NJ. Aug ’11 – Sep ‘12
Role: SAP FI-AP Opentext VIM Specialist
Environment : SAP R/3 ECC 6.0, VIM 6.0,ICC,Scan Enterprise 9.7.
Responsibilities/Deliverables: Responsible for design, evaluate, propose the architecture for OpenText and SAP integration, analyze the existing infrastructure & existing as-is processes and finalize the to-be. Analyzing functional gaps and proposing solution by way of configuration or customization
Designed VIM process flow using VIM Components, in particular,VIM Approval Workflow using OCR technology.
Configured OpenText Vendor Invoice Management (VIM 6.0) Solution for PO or Non-PO Based approval. Designed the approval multi-level routing using VIM rules engine.
Identified the list of exceptions for PO or Non-PO invoice and designed the workflow routing matrix between exception list and Business role for configuring exception workflow and routing process fit to the business requirement.
Handled Incoming invoice through various source like scanned copy, fax, Email and E-invoice through OpenText.
Worked with basis team on implementing OpenText ECM tool and setting up OpenText Livelink based ECM/EDM Platforms Production, Disaster Recovery, Test, and Development.
Configured the basic archive link for storing the scanned copy of invoice in Electronic content Management Tool.
Setting up OpenText Live link ECM Suite integration for various external systems using Enterprise Scan/Connect, Lotus notes, Vendor Invoice Management VIM, OpenText Document Pipeline Info, Enterprise Scan, OpenText Image Viewer etc.
Good experience in defining proper architecture for the products by picking up right technologies, platforms for product implementation and hands on experience in developing a strong technical team, and providing good guidance to the rest of the engineering team.
Configured the Chart of authority to identify the coder and approvers for the VIM Invoice approval process.
Configured and activated the parked invoice approval workflow.
Enhanced the OpenText provided sub–screen to do attachment at the creation of invoice in SAP.
Created and customized the application in Invoice Capture Centre (ICC) for PO and Non-PO Invoices.
Train the optical recognize server using ICC customizing client when the OCR fails to capture the image text for optional field.
Preparation of Functional and technical design documents.
Preparation of configuration rational document.
Design and write the test cases for End to End VIM Solution.
Prepared the OpenText VIM solution user manual for end user.
Worked on Automatic Payment Program (APP): Payment Run - Setting parameters, generating a proposal, Scheduling the payment run, Printing the payment media.
Configured Master Data, Automatic payment program. Payment terms, clearing Inter-company Vendor open items. Worked closely with MM team for purchase process and transferring billing documents to AP and closing procedures in AP
Client: West Pharmaceutical, Lionville, PA. Aug ‘10 – June ‘11
Role: Senior Development /Workflow Consultant
Environment : SAP R/3 ECC 6.0
Responsibilities/Deliverables: Responsible for analysis, high level design,development and effort estimation for SAP Business Workflow. As a workflow consultant worked on a new project to support the development activity in the new dimension product namely Promenta WebForms.
Designed and developed the material approval workflow process on SAP system with web-based interface tool Promenta.
Replacement of standard approval preview applet by external application (Promenta) as standard applet does not support parallel approval preview.
Handled the triggering events from the SAP side and attached the URL link for displaying the material using promenta web forms at various approval level.
Developed the web form page for new material creation using the promenta business object.
Developed the ALV tree tracking report with object oriented to monitor the webform approval process.
Developed the workflow approval process for individual processing using IMA11 t-code.Created the organization structure for determining the approvers.
Developed the workflow for purchase requisition approval process using ad-hoc agent determination and also created the webform approval page for approving and submitting the PR document using promenta.
Customized the release procedure for purchase requisition and defined the different characteristic for determining the release strategy and release code.
Developed the ALV report to compare planned order values with actual order placed on monthly and display the open purchase order based on the selected vendor.
Developed the sales projection report using Object oriented ABAP programming with editable field to calculate projected value and quantity.
Responsible for preparing the technical specifications from functional specifications.
Client: Canberra Industries, Inc. Meriden, CT. Dec ’09 – Aug ‘10
Role: Senior Development /Workflow Consultant
Environment: SAP R/3 ECC 6.0
Responsibilities/Deliverables: As a Workflow consultant I was involved in designing, developing, implementing and testing Workflow by understanding the existing business process.
Designed and developed the workflow for a customer contract created through VA41. The workflow sends the contract display work-item to the "Employee Responsible" which was maintained under the Partners Tab and also the notification mail to outlook.
Created the method to send executable work-item as an attachment to outlook.
Did delegation for the business object BUS2034 and created new method for fetching the employee responsible from the header partner tab.
Customized the workflow to get triggered through the standard events in SAP, created and configured the new event for person responsible change and the workflow get re-triggered whenever the person responsible is changed.
Created the asynchronizing task and handled the terminating event.
Created the variant for the service order backlog report and scheduled the job with the created variant.
Created the workflow for plant maintenance notification to person responsible when it is created and re-trigger when it is put in process.
Extended the business object BUS2038 and BUS2080 and created the new method to send the work-item to outlook inbox with executable work-item as an attachment.
Created the workflow for service order and service notification.
Implemented the BADI to check the service order or service notification contains any attachment. A popup will notify the user for any attachment.
Redesigned the purchase requisition approval process in procurement.
Made the workflow to kick-off through the BADI ‘MD_PURREQ_POST’ and triggered the MRP related purchase requisition through BADI ‘ME_PROCESS_REQ’.
Developed the workflow for purchase requisition created through network project, notification and service order.
Created and maintained the custom table for the approvers and approvers are fetched based on the plant, amount, account assignment category, purchase requisition type and release level.
Modified the release strategy customization making the first release code to process before the next release code by maintaining the Pre-requisition.
Allowed the workflow to kick-off again for any change in quantity and price and also if there is a change in account assignment category the approval process should start from initial level.
Configured the deadline monitoring, substitution functionality and forwarding of work-item.
Customized the workflow to do auto approve if the same approver present in next-to-next level and also restricted the approver for further processing if the initiator and approver are same and allowed him to forward the work-item to another manager.
Notification mail will send to the initiator outlook whenever there is any rejection or deletion of line item.
Worked on the user-exits to display the processor name in the Purchase requisition screen and the processor name.
Designed and developed the material creation approval workflow. Whenever the material is created in any of the plant, the material should go for the approval process.
Created and customized the new event for triggering the workflow when material is created in plant and restricted the workflow trigger if it is not plant specific using check function module.
Once the material is approved the notification mail is send to the different department of the company.
Created the web-dynpro application to track the material status. The web-dynpro application URL is attached in the outlook email.
Automated the background job of sending service order backlog report excel sheet as an email attachment to different territories on weekly basis.
Created the excel report using XML transformation method using XSLT tool in ABAP to create the excel sheet and applied different styles for cells and rows.
Business configurations like setting up of organization structure related to workflow approval process.
Client: Purdue Pharmaceutical, NJ. Dec ’07 – oct ‘09
Role: Senior Development /Workflow Consultant
Environment: SAP R/3 ECC 6.0
Responsibilities/Deliverables: Responsible for analysis, high level design,development and effort estimation for SAP Business Workflow (related enhancements, ITS developement and reporting) .Managed a strong and diverse team of onsite and offshore resources. Responsible for all the deliverables, resources and workflow project plan.
Developed a Workflow for (VIM) Vendor Invoice Management Approval process for the (FI) Finance A/P area, the Vendor Master Create/Change Approval Workflow, and the Workflow Status Reports in ALV format.
Developed the new ITS approval screen for the online payment approval process.
ABAP dialog and report development for IXOS(OpenText) imaging and document archiving integration with Workflow using archive livelink for document access.
Developed the ABAP program which allows the user to Control the existing IXOS( OpenText) Workflow process and authorization is given based on the user login.
Configured the Vendor Invoice Management workflow with new buisness object method for storing and retriving the scanned document using IXOS archive livelink.
Enhanced the Invoice capture screen in SAP with new additional fields and validations before the scan technician submits the invoice for approval.
Designed and extended the VIM workflow for payment approval process with bio-metric technology for approving.
Re-modified the ITS front end screen for the online web approval for payment approval process.
Preparing Requirement Document for customer approval. Designed manuals for end users and other technicians in the Workflow area, on procedures such as: Inbox Substitution & Forwarding, Logical Deletes, Restarting Workflow,cancel and restart procedures, Scanning and Faxing processes, Workflow Development check list, Deadline Monitoring, Virtual Attributes, Work-item Text.
Worked on the Workflow issues after the upgrade.
Tested and changed the requirements for Workflow in the corporate SAP upgrade from 4.6C to ECC 6.0.
Implemented the appropriate OSS notes for the error occurred after upgrade from 4.6c to ECC 6.0..
Recreated all the Workflow on an easy to understand version, in the application Visio, which were used as training and presentation materials.
Developed the Report program which runs in background on daily basis check for the voided check and reset the check details and status to Check voided.
Developed the ALV report to display the voided check and the user have the option to update the ledger table with the new status and check details if the check is reissued.
Developed the Supplier Relationship Management (SRM) WF's for Purchase Order (PO) Change and N-Step Spending Limit Shopping Cart (SC) Approval.
Customized and developed the Workflow for solution manager CHRM Implementation process.
Developed and customized the workflow for solution manager,responsible for creating the action definition,action profile,start condition and Schedule condition.
Client: Mars Electronics International, PA Jan ‘06 – Nov ‘07
Role: Senior Development/Workflow Consultant
Environment: SAP R/3 4.7
Responsibilities/Deliverables: Senior Technical development consultant responsible for the technical development of programs, forms, ALV reports, data migration tools, interfaces for global implementation (U.S, U.K, Mexico & Switzerland) of SAP R/3 Enterprise (4.7).
Created ALV Report to display all the Purchase Orders for the Purchasing Organization, Purchase groups and display the total, and individual values of all the Purchase Orders.
Developed a report to list the sales documents those have been delivered on the requested date of the customer and sales orders due for delivery.
Developed a BDC Program to upload Standard Sales Order Data using transaction VA01 [Call Transaction Method].
Validations performed: Sold-to-party/Ship-to-party validated against entries in Customer Master Table KNA1, Material Number validated against entries in Material Master Table MARA.
A separate session/flat file log that contains the error entries is created at the end of the session.
User is given the provision of placing the flat file in Application Server or in Presentation Server.
Developed IDOC interface for data exchange of master data – Customer, Vendor.
Involved in EDI configuration. EDI configuration includes Output type, Condition Tables, Output Determination Procedure, Message Control Data, Port Definition, and maintaining Partner Profiles.
Created new IDOC types by adding new data elements, new segments to meet customer requirements for Sales order creation through EDI Inbound processing.
Involved in EDI Configuration for outbound Order Confirmation, Shipping Notification, and Invoice and inbound Purchase Order.
FI-SD validation & substitution development.
Developed LSMW for master and transaction data load.
Maintain technical documentation for all development activities.
Manage offshore development resource – Assign & Monitor.
As a Workflow consultant I involved in design and documentation of technical requirements.
Triggered the Workflow for approval when purchase requisition is created which is subjected to the release strategy. After approval the purchase requisition is converted into purchase order.
Extended the business object BUS2105 created new event and methods.
Customized the standard task for single release and notify the next approver to release.
Mail is sent to the requester at each level of approval.
Used parallel approval process.
Initiated the release strategy when approval is rejected and notify the requester to edit.
Extended the business object for service notification and automated the process to create service order when there a service notification is created.
When a service order is created from service notification, work-item send to service manager for perusal.
Automated the Purchase order process.
Added a new event “POCreated” to trigger a notification when a new purchase order is created.
Added a new method “Confirm PO” to confirm the purchase order creation and returns the “Approval /Rejection “status. Based on the status the work-item is sent to business workplace of the respective agents for further procurement process.