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Kumar Burra

Sr.OBIEE Developer - FedEx

• Skilled Professional with 7+ years in the field of OBIEE/Siebel

• Expertise in gathering Business Requirements, assessing & developing Business Intelligence Program

strategies, and designing and implementing BI information & analytical solutions.

• Experience in Full life cycle implementing of large scale reporting applications using Siebel Analytics/

Oracle Business Intelligence (OBIEE) platform.

• Expertise in developing Business Intelligence using Oracle Business Intelligence Enterprise Edition (OBIEE) 11g/10.x and Siebel Analytics 7.x

• Business Intelligent Solutions using Data Warehouse and OLAP Techniques.

• Experience in complete software development life cycle (SDLC) implementation of various Business Intelligence and Data Warehouse / Data Marts that covers gathering business requirements, proof of concept, GAP analysis, design/modeling (Star and Snow flake), development, implementation and documentation(Oracle AIM).

• Data modeling experience using Dimensional Data modeling, Star Schema/Snow flake schema, Fact and Dimension tables, Physical and logical data modeling.

• Working knowledge in Business Analytics Applications (BI Apps) various domains like Sales Analytics, Marketing Analytics, and Project Analytics.

• Experience in configuring Interactive Dashboards with drill-down capabilities using global and local Filters, Siebel Security Setup (groups, access / query privileges), Metadata Objects and Web Catalog Objects (Dashboard, Pages, Folders, Reports).

• Proficient in Installing and configuring Siebel Analytics/OBIEE on windows/LINUX operating system. • Proficient in building analytical repository, business models, generating reports, and creating Dashboards using OBIEE/Siebel Analytics

• Strong Experience in Siebel Analytics Server, Siebel Analytics Web, and Siebel Delivers Business

Intelligence Dashboards and Reports.

• Expertise in Business Model development with Dimensions, Hierarchies, Measures, Aggregation Rules,

Time Series & Caching.

• Extensive experience in providing end-to-end business .intelligence solution by dimensional modeling design, building business models, configuring metadata, Answers, Delivers/ iBots/Alerts, creating

reports / Dashboards, cache monitoring, and building Siebel Analytics Repository consisting of three layers (Physical Layer, Business Model & Presentation Layer) using Siebel Analytics

• Expertise in debugging, Performance Tuning Analytics Dashboards / Reports and Data Warehouse


• Extensive knowledge in Data Warehousing development using ETL tools such as Informatica Power

Center / Power Mart 7.x/ 6.x.

• Experience in DAC to configure, monitor and schedule ETL routines

• Experience in setting up a Multi-User Development Environment (MUDE).

• Experienced in BI Publisher, MS Office Plug-in for rich reporting and Oracle BI Scheduler Configuration for Alerts / iBots.

• Responsible for Unit and Integration testing in various environments.

• Extensively worked on the ETL mappings, analysis and documentation of OLAP reports requirements. Solid understanding of OLAP concepts and challenges, especially with large data sets.

• Experience in developing OBIEE repository from scratch in past projects. Developed many reports/

dashboards with different analytics views (drill-down/dynamics, cascading style sheets, pivot table, chart, column sector, tabular with local and global filters) using OBIEE Answers/Dashboard. Troubleshoot

various technical issues and bugs

• Did configuration of NQSCONFIG.INI file for usage tracking.

• Set up dimension hierarchies and level-based measures for drilldown detail within Analytics Reports


• Migrated the Repository from Development to Production using UDML Utilities

• Developed automation tools to seed and purge the cache in Admin tool.

• Implementation of Warehousing and Database business Applications for different industries with experience in complete life cycle implementation.

• Good database experience using Oracle 11g/10g/9i

• Very strong experience in developing Siebel Analytics Repository (.rpd) at three layers (Physical Layer, Business Model & Presentation Layer), Time Series Wizards, Interactive Dashboards with drill-down capabilities using Page and Dashboard prompts, Siebel Security Setup (groups, object and data level), LDAP, External Tables, configured Analytics Metadata objects (Subject Area, Table, Column), Web Catalog Objects (Dashboard, Pages, Folders, Reports) and scheduling iBots

• Detail understanding of OLTP and OLAP Data models to create and manage the repository with the

available metadata using Siebel Analytics/OBIEE.

• Having demonstrated experience in commerce lending, insurance, financial, Supply chain analytics and telecommunications.

Work Experience

Sr.OBIEE Developer

FedEx - Dallas, TX September 2010 to Present

FedEx is one of the most established corporations in USA. The requirement of the client was to deliver

a business solution to the Finance users to provide insight into the financial reporting. Our initial project was to offer a demonstration of OBIEE capabilities using internal data from different sources that custom designed dashboards. Responsibilities:

• Analyse business requirements and translate them into technical design solutions.

• Development, Implementations and Documentations of Data Warehouse / Data Marts deployments and Business Intelligence solutions.

• Worked closely with the ETL team to determine the granularity and figure out the facts and dimensions.

• Worked with Oracle Data Integration as ETL tool to import data to OBIEE.

• Installed and Configured OBIEE Environment in the Organization.

• Building executive Performance Management Systems using OBIEE interactive Dashboards

• Configured Analytics Reports, dash boards, web catalog and the RPD using OBIEE Administration tool 10.1

• Developed Dashboards / Reports with different Analytics Views (Pivot Table, Chart, Tabular and View Selector), Alerts, Guided Navigation and Interactive Dashboards with drill-down capabilities

• Created Dimensional Hierarchies for Drill Down, Level Based Measures and Time Series Functions based on the Requirements.

• Worked extensively on Oracle Answers, Delivers, and Intelligent Dashboards.

• Involved in Repository Configuration, Troubleshooting, Migration and Server Administration.

• OBIEE Admin work: New Id creation, Account modification of existing users, Password reset and deletion of accounts.

• Created materialized views and aggregates to improve performance.

• Implemented OBIEE Security (Object Level and Data Level Security in the OBIEE Repository and

Answers) using Repository Variables, Session Variables and Initialization Blocks.

• Merged two different Repositories using administration tool and Web Catalogs using Catalog Manager. Used job manager to manage and monitor iBots.


• Created Global Prompts, Narrative Views, Charts, Pivot Tables, Compound layouts to design the


• Created Business Model to support Adhoc Reports for User Access based on Requirements.

• Configured Presentation layer used by different User Groups and also established the various standard

queries, in order to support the presentation layer.

• Designed the Row Level Security for the Managers to View the Reports pertaining to their Region.

• Monitored Siebel DAC tasks on daily basis for incremental loads.

• Configure the BI Publisher scheduler to schedule reports and view the saved data

• Created RTF templates in MS word by connecting to BI Publisher, and publish these templates for the reports to view data in BI Publisher.

• Involved in the logical and physical models of the warehouse.

• Implemented Oracle Business Intelligence Tools for Data warehouse application.

• Performed unit testing, integration testing on the deliverables to analyze the errors and fix them.

• Loaded data to the Interface tables from multiple data sources such as MS Access, SQL Server, Text files and Excel Spreadsheets using, SQL*Loader.

• Developed best practices, development & deployment standards for successful implementation of

OBIEE solution Environment: OBIEE, Oracle11g/10g/9i, BI Publisher 10.1.3, DAC, Informatica 8.6.0, SQL, PL/SQL, Toad, Unix Shell Scripts, Windows and AIX.

OBIEE Consultant

FBL Financial Group - Des Moines, IA May 2009 to August 2010

The ANALYZE project involved developing a BI solution for strategic analysis by sales, marketing, and

pricing to provide marketing and campaign management capability, an ability to measure effectiveness across all products and provide single data set for analysis and tracking of results to the management. Responsibilities:

• Worked closely with the business community to assess business needs, define requirements and Implement solutions.

• Interacted with different QA teams and program managers located at different locations in onshore and offshore before delivering fix packs to customers ensuring quality of fix pack.

• Creating the Logical and Physical joins in Business and Physical Layers.

• Design Web Components including OBIEE Answers and Intelligence dashboards.

• Implement new data modeling and new hierarchies on the existing marketing module as per client requirements.

• Customized OBIEE Repository defined Physical Data Layer and developed Business Model and

Presentation Layer using OBIEE Administration Tool.

• Set up security using Session variables, tested and validated the model using OBIEE Administration


• Set up LDAP Authentication, used Row-Wise Initialization Blocks, and set up Web Groups.

• Giving security permission / privileges as per the role of each user.

• Worked on creation and configuration of dashboards, customized reports and charts (like Sales, Service and marketing), in OBIEE Answers.

• Extensively used OBIEE Delivers and iBots.

• Used Filters and provided Customized prompts appropriately to avoid excessive data showing up Reports.

• Developed dashboards with drill-down capabilities and applied local and global filters.

• Worked on OBIEE Answers to build Interactive Dashboards with drill-down capabilities

• Created views on dimensional tables to satisfy the reporting needs.


• Implemented dynamic dashboard prompts to zoom into particular segments of the business in a

performance-optimized manner.

• Customized the repository and created new requests using Answers.

• Managed day-to-day .rpd, Scheduler & iBots

• Redefine hierarchies in Marketing Accounts and contacts as per client requirement.

• Experience in working in Multi-User Development (MUD) environment.

• Managed OBIEE administration including manage sessions, create users and cache management.

• Implemented security in BI Analytics using LDAP authentication.

• Migration of RPD, webcat, Informatica repository to DEV/QA/PROD environments.

• Used Toad to debug the SQL query to identify duplicate rows in the warehouse tables, and to debug

the SQL query issued during report execution. Environment: OBIEE, Oracle 10g/9i, oracle applications R12, Informatica 8.1, SQL, PL/SQL, Toad, Windows XP.

Siebel/ETL Developer

Kansas City Life Insurance Company June 2008 to April 2009

Kansas City Life Insurance Company (KCL) is a financial services company. The Company has three business segments: Individual Insurance, Group Insurance and Old American. The Individual Insurance segment consists of individual insurance products for both Kansas City Life and Sunset Life. The goal

of this project was to build reports for the company which provides integrated views of information that can be verified with respect to historical as well as present data and show trends regarding sales data, clients, client profiles, products, and their relationships. Responsibilities:

• Involved in the analysis and functional requirements gathering process by meeting up with the business users.

• Managed Oracle Business Analytics Applications security and performance.

• Created the Technical design document (TDD) of repository and webcat (reports / dashboards).

• Designed, implemented the Metadata, Reports and Dashboards for the Gross Margin, Sales, and

Inventory subject areas using the OBIEE tool.

• Developed the repository model for the different work streams with the necessary logic that involved

creating the Physical, BMM and the Presentation layer. Also created hierarchies, variables, time comparison analysis and event poll strategies in the repository.

• Extensively worked on creating reports and dashboards.

• Performed query optimizations / tuning in Physical Layer as well on Database.

• Identifying and Retrieving Business Data sources from Oracle EBS Financials Apps.

• Developed custom reports/Ad-hoc queries using Siebel Answers and assigned them to application specific dashboards.

• Extensively worked on ETL performance tuning.

• Used ETL processes to accommodate changes in source systems and new requirements.

• Interacted with ETL team and contributed my role in developing reusable and non-reusable mappings, source and target definitions using Informatica power center.

• Developed on demand, canned Reports and Dashboards for the various subject areas. Configured the Scheduler and created iBots, which were sent out to the users on a daily basis.

• Performed the Performance Tuning of Dashboards/Reports and made required changes to repository and database.

• Performed UAT for the various reports and dashboards.

Environment: Siebel 7.8, Oracle 9i, Siebel CRM, Informatica Power Center 7.1.2, SQL Server 2000, Windows 2000, Ms Access, Toad


OBIEE Consultant

Commerce Bank - Lawrence, NJ January 2007 to June 2008

Performance & Risk Data Mart (PRDM) was implemented for mortgage division to track different kinds of key performance for indicators for their mortgage lending group. The data mart also helped evaluate credit risk with the customer and also finds new sales opportunities based on the customer's needs. Responsibilities:

• Worked closely with Business Analyst, discussed and gathered the Analytics requirements and created the Business Model using Star schemas.

• Used Administration Tool for customizing and modifying the physical, business and presentation layers of metadata repository (.RPD).

• Worked on the Time Series Wizard and implemented time comparison measures.

• Used Filters and provided Prompts appropriately to avoid excessive data showing up Reports.

• Developed Reports / Dashboards with different Analytics Views (Drill-Down/ Dynamic, Cascading Style

Sheets, Pivot Table, Chart, Column Selector, Tabular with Global and local Filters) using Answers in OBIEE.

• Managed security privileges for each subject area and dashboards according to user requirements.

• Customized/Created presentation layer catalog folders, to show different views of the business model to different users and assigned group permissions to the catalog folders.

• Worked Extensively on Answers to create the reports as per the client requirements.

• Configured Intelligence dashboards by adding content such as links/images, HTML objects and folders.

• Created templates for presenting results and Analytics and modified the OBIEE Dashboard using cascading style sheets.

• Maintained effectiveness in creating the Dashboards by appropriately including guided navigational links and drilldowns.

• Used the Catalog manager and maintained the Analytics web catalog to manage Dashboards, Answers. Environment: OBIEE, SQL Server 2005, Oracle 8i/9i, SQL, SQL*Plus, TOAD, Windows XP/2003 server.

Siebel Analytics test engineer

Siebel Systems India - Bangalore, Karnataka February 2006 to November 2006

Bangalore) Feb '06 - Nov'06

Siebel Analytics Description: Siebel Analytics is business intelligence tool and it has an in-built repository. The repository comprises of databases from different sources. Repository also holds the business logic required to analyze data and build warehouse. Siebel Analytics Web helps in creating reports and dashboards based on the warehouse. Siebel Analytics Server can retrieve data from many databases simultaneously and help in developing analytical reporting. Recently integrated Actuate Advanced Reporting with Siebel Analytics. Through E-designer advanced reports can be generated & published. These Advanced reports are viewed in Siebel Analytics web. As a Siebel Analytics test engineer, I was involved in checking the migration of older version of reports into the latest versions and maintaining the customer required reports on the latest versions and implementing the new requirements on the existing reports. Responsibilities:

• Installation, Configuration and testing Siebel Analytics on the following platforms

• Windows 2003/MSSQL 2000

• Solaris 9i/Oracle 10g


• HPUX/Oracle 9i

• Created and configure the Analytics repository using Siebel Admin tool.

• Physical, Logical and Presentation layer customization using Admin tool in the Analytics Repository

• Configure and customize Siebel Answers and Web Intelligence Dashboards

• Changes were made in the Analytics RPD metadata for the Fact table's columns as per the business


• In the Analytics RPD business Model layer implemented filter conditions to fetch only the particular data

• Implemented reporting cache to faster response time.

• In Analytics RPD metadata Created Logical Joins/keys, Set levels to support Drill-down, Aggregation / Sum over columns etc.

• Create guided navigation links within Intelligence Dashboards

• Implementation of different views of report i.e. Pivot table, Column selector, view selector, Graph, Narrative, Funnel Chart and Gauges etc.

• Created Guided navigation Static links and Conditional links in Dashboards

• Using Dashboard prompt created Global filters at dashboard page level and at dashboard level

• Created Global filters using drop down, multi select & Variable

• In Answers created Reports which are linked to another report or Dashboard page

• In Answers created is prompted Reports.

• In Dashboard worked with global filters and is prompted report and navigation to other is prompted report

• Implementation of Dashboard Objects like Link or Image, Embedded content, HTML, Folder Guided

navigation link

• Perform administration tasks related to the development and configuration of Intelligence Dashboards

• Customize the Siebel Analytics Web user interface

• Integrating Actuate Advanced reporting with Siebel Analytics

• Generate & publish Actuate Advanced Reports into Siebel Analytics web

Environment: Siebel Analytics/ Siebel Analytics 7.7, Oracle 9i, 10g, DB2 v8, MSSQL 2000

Siebel Developer

Innova Solutions - Bangalore, Karnataka June 2004 to January 2006

Central Data Warehouse (CDW) is a Data Warehouse project that is carried out for UST's Europe Client (Vodafone technologies) that provides seamless mobility products and solutions across broadband, embedded systems and wireless networks. We used OBIEE to develop Repository, Reports, and Dashboards for Business users. Responsibilities:

• Developed Solution Designs and Detailed Design Documents based on Siebel Analytics Requirements

and Business reviews.

• Configured Column and Dashboard Filters in Siebel Analytics Requirement validation of the reports and drilldowns.

• Expert in Siebel Analytics Physical, Business and Presentation Layers.

• Extensively worked on physical, business and presentation layers

• Developed Assets, Opportunities, Entitlements, Partner Authorizations, Service Requests subject areas using Siebel Analytics/Answers.

• Designed the Data Mart model using Dimensional Modeling methodology in conjunction with data architects and ETL team.

• Expert in Siebel Analytics components - Clients, .RPD, Presentation Services, server, repository and data sources.

• Extensively worked on RPD, Web cat and Dashboards.

• Created logical tables and assigned levels and custom aggregation rules.


• Used Catalog manager to do work between folders.

• Worked on Siebel Analytics Administration tools - online and offline.

• Written SQL queried to test the OLTP & OLAP Databases based on changes of the functionality.

• Created logical tables and assigned levels and custom aggregation rules.

• Extensively worked on synchronizing the thin client to the Handheld (palm) and completed successfully.

• Verified logical tables and validated levels and custom aggregation rules. Environment: Siebel Analytics 7.7, Oracle 9i, MS SQL Server


Bachelor of Engineering

Osmania University - Osmania University, ANDHRA PRADESH, IN

Additional Information


OLAP Tools: OBIEE 10.1.3.x/, Siebel Analytics 7.8/7.7, DAC 7.x. Databases: Oracle 11g/10g/9i/8i, MS SQL Server 2000/2005, MS Access. Languages: C, SQL, HTML, UNIX Shell scripting, XML, UML. Operating Systems: Windows 98/00/XP/2008 server, Linux, UNIX. SQL Utilities: Toad for Oracle, SQL*PLUS. ETL Tools: Informatica Power Center 8.x, 7.x, 6.x Data-Modeling Tools: Erwin 4.0, MS Visio. Applications: MS Word, PowerPoint, FrontPage, Outlook. Others: OC4J, Web Logic.