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Ravi Sikakollu

SAP Certified Consultant Ph: 313.414.1667

SAP HANA/BI/BW Consultant


11 Years of IT experience with strong background in various Business Intelligence tools

like Business Objects BI4/XI 3.x, Crystal Reports XI and excellent DW SDLC
experience with Modeling, Extraction, Transformation and Loading methodologies.
Hand on experience with In-memory technologies like SAP HANA with exposure to data
provisioning, modeling and Administration roles.
Extensive experience in Business Objects XI 3.x Enterprise suite with hands on exposure
to industry most anticipated SAP BI4 suite of products.
Hands-on experience in installing Business Objects BI4 & XI 3.x server products on
multi-server cluster environments. Deploying web applications on Web-Application
Servers like Websphere 5.0/6.0, IIS, APACHE-TOMCAT and WEBLOGIC8.1.5 using GUI as
well using scripts on Windows2000/2003, AIX5.2/5.3 OS.
Experience in providing Mobile Dashboarding solutions using technologies like SAP
Mobile, Explorer, ROAMBI and high scale Dashboarding solutions using Xcelsius.
Built complete architecture comprising BO server, Web-App server, Repository, databases
and SSO using LDAP/Enterprise Authentication.
Exposure in SAP BW3.5/7.x Modeling, Extractions, Reporting using Query Designer,
BEx Analyzer. Migration of dataflow from BW 3.x to BI 7.0.
Upgrading BW InfoObjects and components to BI workflows. Working knowledge in
Generic/Application specific extractions, Archiving, Process Chain, Transports, Business
Contents, ODS/DSO, InfoCubes, Infosets.
Hands-on experience with integrating Business Objects Portlet using PIK on corporate
portals and integrating Business Objects XI with SAP BW/BI server and create OLAP
Experience in creating jobs using various transformations using Datastage7.5 Designer
and administering jobs using Manager/Director.
Experience in End User trainings and creating custom online training modules using
Business Objects Knowledge Accelerator tool.
Unique ability to understand long-term project development issues at all levels, from
interpersonal relationships to the details of coding scripts. Comprehensive knowledge
and complete understanding of SLDC methodology from BRD to post deployment.


SAP Module: SAP HANA, SAP BW3.5/7.x, SAP MM, SD, PP, FI, LO, CO-PA.
BI tools: SAP BI4/XI3.1/XIR2 server/Client suite, Xcelsius2008,
Enterprise performance manager, Explorer, BW3.5/BW7,
R/3, BIWS, SAP MOBILE, ROAMBI, Crystal Reports XI.
Development Tools: SQL, PL/SQL, SQL*Plus, SQL Loader, TOAD 7.6, Designer6i,
Reports2.5/6i, Forms4.5/6i, VisualBasics5.0/6.0, HTML
ETL Tools: Ascential DataStage 6.0/7.1/7.5 (Designer, Manager,
Director, Administrator).
RDBMS: Oracle 11i/10g/9i, IBM DB2 UBD v7.x/8.1, MS SQL Server
7.0 / 2000, MS Access 97/2000.
Server Environments: Windows 2008/2003, AIX5.3, IIS7, APACHE-TOMCAT,
WEBLOGIC8.1.5, Websphere6.0
Others: Load Runner8.2, Knowledge Accelerator, Siteminder, Portal
Integration Kits, SAP Integration Kit.

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SAP N.A Oct11-May12

SAP has come with innovative and most anticipated product that uses In-memory
technology called HANA. HANA is hardware/software appliance which runs on massive
memory and CPU. Just to perform POC would cost too many money for corporations. SAP
has initiated a pilot ramp-up program with a pool of close associates to get access to their
In-house HANA suite.

SAP HANA Consultant

Roles & Responsibilities:

Hands on experience with HANA landscape using functionalities like data provisioning,
Modeling and Administration, and Information Composer.
Well versed with replication methods like SAP Landscape transformation and Business
Objects Data services.
Completed various certified courses and participate on various HANA open houses and
webinars to keep unto date on technology.
Comprehensive modeling experience in creating various views like Attribute, Analytic
and calculation views.
Hands-on experience with SQL scripts like stored procedures and CE scripting and well
versed with BW7.3 on HANA working functionalities.

Pfizer Inc, New York, NY ____ Nov08-Till Date

BI Architect/Administrator

Pfizer leading pharmaceutical company host drug and safety data warehouses and SAP
Business Objects technologies was chose Enterprise reporting solution. Pfizer houses a
magnitude of clustered Business Objects environments deployed across AMER, EMEA and
APAC regions and there is one shared services team which controls and deploys server
suite. Within short period of time, departmental deployments were replaced by Shared
services environment saving lot of money to company.

- Built SAP Business Objects BI4 clustered multi-environment infrastructure with SSO
using LDAP authentication
- Built SAP Business Objects XI3.1 clustered multi-environment infrastructure with SSO
using LDAP authentication across AMER\EMEA\APAC regions.
- Designed XI3.1/BI4 Pfizer enterprise security across various environments
- Enterprise Dashboarding solution design and implemented across Pfizer.
- Mobile solutions development using technologies like SAP Mobile/ROAMBI.
- Integrate Enterprise Business Objects infrastructure with SAP ERP suite for reporting

Roles & Responsibilities:

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Interact with business users and project stake holders in planning content
upgrade/migration using SDLC guidelines.
Administer security management, content life cycle management, and BOE XI system
stability and architecture on a huge cluster environment.
Installed XIR2 on windows clustered environment using IIS TOMCAT web application
severs. Horizontally/Vertically scaled the environment comprising 36 servers.
Administered users and groups using LDAP authentication and monitor server activities
using Auditor and legacy monitoring tools.
Followed Business Objects best practices and methodologies in scaling and configuring
the cluster environment. Evaluate system capacity to meet near- and long-term
processing requirements.
Solution architect for multiple projects across Pfizer in AMER and EMEA regions using
onsite offshore development methods.
Implement overall BI solution framework for end-to-end BI projects, in compliance with
the corporate BI standards.
Technical Liaison for application like Relsys Argus Insight application having users around
the world.
Create Xcelsius dashboards using various data providers like QAAWS, Live Office for
executives to monitor the progress of the projects implementing ELC standards.
Developed state of the art Xcelsius dashboards with Audit and server monitoring
Constantly evaluate several BI tools and come up with best solution for the projects.
Handle critical cases at Level 4/5 support. Work in shared services and offshore teams to
meet the deadlines.

Environment: SAP BW7.1, BW Integration kit, OLAP universes, Business Objects XI

(BI4/3.1/R2) Enterprise Suite, Enterprise Performance Management, Crystal Reports XI,
Xcelsius2008, SAP Mobile, Explorer, ROAMBI, IIS, Tomcat, Oracle 9i, TOAD, Windows

DaimlerChrysler NA, Detroit, MI ________ Feb06-Nov08

Business Objects XI Architect/Administrator

MOPAR is the automobile parts and service arm of Chrysler has come up with a project to
build data warehouse to track parts purchases and sales by dealers to end users. It has
come up with different incentive programs to reward dealer sales based on few performance
metrics completely changing the way of giving discounts to dealers every month. Project
involved building data warehouse and datamart for service and Parts. Dealer sales data is
captured by third and sent to Chrysler everyday to Chrysler Mainframes. Using this
tremendous wealthy data, business customers has come up with many Reward programs.
Built many separate universes based on reporting requirements. Business Objects SDK
reports are developed which are deployed on corporate site where dealers can gets reports

As part of another project, PDCFOT datamart holds logistics data which calculates the
compliance of parts fill over time. Multiple datamart are built to track ordered parts from
shipment until delivered by carriers.

In order that the Chrysler Group is better positioned to respond to market conditions
regarding changing product volumes and mix changes, a Flexible Reporting datamart is built

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for stake holders to identify supplier capacity Management, Capacity/Release Variances and
Supplier cost information.

Business Analyst/SME
Interact with executives constantly in identifying potential Scorecards/Reports for
SALES/MARKETING teams. Lead onsite/offshore teams in completing the requests and
change controls. Replace legacy reporting systems with Business Objects XI with a user
base of 5300 globally.

Roles & Responsibilities:

Interfaced with business users to prepare and update Business Requirement Documents
(BRD). Ensured all requests complied with corporate SDLC Policies and guidelines.
Constantly involved with Business Customers, Portfolio Managers, and District Managers
to gather business requirements and translate to technical requirements to offshore
development team.
Take lead in Dealer CONNECT and Field CONNECT projects which involved deploying SDK
reports on corporate portals for all Dealers in North America.
Installed Business Objects XI R1/R2/3.0 Enterprise Suite on UNIX AIX5.2/5.3 and
Windows 2003 servers on various DBs like DB2, SQL Server. Sized and clustered the
server architecture, complete backend server administration from installation to applying
MHFs and SPs.
Deployed Business Objects XI3.0 web modules on Websphere application server using
console interface and WDEPLOY scripts. Installed Business Objects Portlet on IBM
Websphere Portal Server with LDAP authentication using Siteminder policy server.
Migration of Business Objects Enterprise including Enterprise Performance Management
repositories between various environments using tools like Import Wizard, PMDT from
legacy version to XI3.0 version.
Integrate Business Objects XI3.0 with SAP BW system using SAP Integration Kit. Create
OLAP universe on InfoCubes and SAP BW Queries generated from SAP R/3 VMS.
Worked on BW extractions using LO cockpit. Built various models and workflows using
BW workbench.
Extracting inventory data from R/3 cubes to BW system and creating ODS, InfoObjects,
Multiproviders, for reporting. Migrating objects between different environments using
Transports. Compressing/Collapsing, Aggregating cubes for better performance.
Administer UNIX servers in Development, Test and Production by doing file systems
backups and repository backup periodically.
Create Datastage jobs to load db2 datamart tables from various sources like Mainframe,
flat files.
Create complex jobs using TRASNFORMER, PIVOT, AGGREGATE stages. Create
sequences for Daily, Weekly, Monthly loads.
Created complex reports in Desktop Intelligence and Web Intelligence and implemented
functionalities like sub-queries, multiple DPs and OPENDOC/OPENANALYTICS.
Worked on Central Management Console for controlling user rights, implement LDAP
authentication using Siteminder, and configuring servers for optimum use of resources.
Provided End-user trainings and created custom tutorial modules using Business Objects
knowledge Accelerator. Deployed and configured KA tutorials on the webserver.
Create multiple corporate dashboards and scorecards using various analytics like IMTs,
Speedometers, Alert Analytics, Compound Analytics, and Metric Trees.
Created Crystal XI reports from various data sources. Implement Live office and Xcelsius
reporting using QAAWS.
Provided assistance in Business Objects SDK reports with JAVA programmers by
providing requirements and SDK code from Business Objects.

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Worked on Datastage and created jobs to load tables. Monitor and schedule jobs using
Director. Migrate jobs from TEST to PRODUCTION environments.
Access mainframe screens as part of data validation. Monitor jobs for source files.
Building and sizing of BO servers in a clustered environment. Assist in certifying
Business Objects XI as part of making BO as corporate reporting tool.
Sizing servers by performing Load Testing using Mercury LOADRUNNER before launching
any application on the corporate portal.
Support applications after production launch by providing canned and Adhoc reports to
Chrysler HELP Desk.
Support legacy tools like Product line manager which runs on Mainframes and Sybase.
Monitor and fine tune server setting on Business Objects based on different set of user
base (Internal and External).

Environment: Business Objects XI (R2/3.0) Enterprise Suite, Enterprise Performance

Management, Crystal Reports XI, Xcelsius, SAP BW3.5, SAP R/3 server, VMS,
DataStage7.1/7.5, Knowledge Accelerator, Universal Metadata Bridge, IBM DB2 V8.2, SQL
Server 2003, Websphere6.0, Websphere Portal, Siteminder, Apache/Tomcat, Load
Runner8.2, Windows XP/2003, AIX 5.2/5.3, SUN OS 5.9.

General Motors Corporation, Detroit, MI May05-Feb06

Business Objects Developer

General Motors Legal Department is one of the major divisions in General Motors,
which handles all the legal cases for General Motors and its partner companies. Project
involved in creating universe and reports for Legal Department to keep track of the legal
cases of past and present on going case records. Created complex reports to meet the
requirement of users using Business Objects 6.5. Work on TeamConnect and Lawpack
applications. worked on converting huge volumes of canned/ad-hoc reports to meet the
requirements of users and executives.

Roles & Responsibilities:

Created universe and required tables and objects for reports generation and maintained
other universes using Business Objects 6.5.1.
Worked closely with Senior Executives for gathering the business requirements and
prepare technical design/specifications.
Involved in training users and providing technical support and resolved issues like bug
fixing, updating patches by working with Business objects technical support team
Installation and deployment of Business Objects XI Enterprise Suite in JAVA and .NET
framework using WEBLOGIC 8.1 and IIS as web Application server in development
Migrated documents and universes from Business Objects 6.5 to Business Objects XI
Enterprise using import wizard.
Worked on Supervisor module to setup Authorization and Authentication to users
according to their rights and privileges.
Used Broadcast Agent Publisher and Scheduler to publish and schedule reports.
Installed and configured Business Objects 6.5 Server Products like InfoView, Dashboard
Manager in Cluster Environment using APACHE-TOMCAT and also in WEBLOGIC 8.1 SP5
Web and Application servers and implemented BOSS.

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Created complex Master/Detail, cross tab reports with different data providers using
universe and free-hand SQL and implemented various functionalities like Breaks,
Alerters, variables.
Created various Templates and Reports using functionality of Business Objects like query
prompts, Slice & Dice, Breaks, Filters, Alerters, etc.
Involved in Unit testing and created test cases for UAT for all reports and created
documentation for all reports.
Involved in Tuning and Performance of reports using Explain Plan functionality using

Environment: Business Objects XI Enterprise(Desktop Intelligence, CMC, Live Office,

Publisher), Business Objects6.5.1(Designer, Business Objects, Supervisor), InfoView, WebI,
Broadcast Agent scheduler & Publisher, Oracle9i, SQL, PL/SQL, Apache/Tomcat,
Weblogic8.1.5, IIS v5, TOAD7.6, Windows NT/2003.

Solectron Corporation, Charlotte, NC Feb04 - Apr05

Business Objects Developer

Solectron Corporation is one of the leading manufacturer and supplier of

electronics equipment for Automotive, Medical, Communications, and Industries. The
project involved developing universes and generating repots for Material Management
department from oracle database. Created reports and scheduling jobs for decision-making
and identifying key factors like the total sales revenue, Inventory on weekly wise.

Roles & Responsibilities:

Interacting with Business Users and Business Analysts to understand and document the
requirements and Built Universes for end user reports generation using Business Object
6.1a/6.5 designer.
Worked with universes and Free Hand SQL as the main data providers.
Worked extensively with the major functionality of Business Objects like Breaks, Alerter,
Filters, Sorts, Query Prompts and Drill filters.
Created Classes, sub classes, Dimension objects, Measure objects in multiple universes,
Check the Integrity of the Universes and exported the Universes to Repository for
making available to users
Resolved Loops and Traps using the functionality of Aliases and Contexts.
Used the Slice and Dice feature, set variables, alerts and group values in the reports.
Used the Drill Down/up function to analyze data and created multiple charts in Reports.
Created, managed and formatted standard reports, master/detail reports and cross tab
reports using Report Manager.
Created Report Templates for consistency in the look and feel of the reports
Exported the Reports to the Broadcast Agent Server for Scheduling and Refreshing.
Created reports using Web Intelligence and published reports using Broadcast Agent
Used SQL Loader to load flat files into oracle database and used PL/SQL stored
procedures and functions to a format data for the end-user report requirements.
Creating Complex reports like Inventory, Buyers, Excess Materials, Products sales,
revenues, regions wise on Demand and exported them to the corporate repository.

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Environment: Business Objects6.1a/6.5 (Designer, Business Objects, Supervisor), Web
Intelligence, InfoView, Broadcast Agent scheduler & Publisher, Oracle9i, SQL, PL/SQL, SQL
Loader, Windows NT.

Mentor Graphics, OR Feb03 - Dec03

Business Objects Developer

Mentor Graphics based out of Oregon is a leading Internal Circuit design and
manufacturing company. The company not only provides various solutions in embedded
software, it manufactures wide range of embedded components having wide range of
suppliers and customers globally. The project involved generating revenue analysis reports
by factoring various costs of the components. Suppliers are evaluated quarterly for any
potential part cost reductions.

Roles & Responsibilities:

Designed, developed, implemented and maintained Universes using Business Objects

5.5 Designer.
Developing complex universes by using advanced features in Business Objects like Lovs
and prompts and resolved the loops using Aliases and Contexts.
Maintained and did enhancement to existing universes and reports generated by
Business Objects developers.
Interacted with the end users, Project Manager and other resources in understanding the
requirements and writing universe, report specifications.
Converted existing Excel Reports and MS Access to Business Objects Reports.
Defined and created classes, objects, conditions, users and measure objects to capture
complex formulae.
Created variables, formulae, grouping objects, and inserting prompts at report level
Resolved the performance issues in report generation and tuned the universe for better
Created the reports using Business Objects 5.5 functionalities like Slice and Dice, Drill
down, @Functions, Cross Tab, Master/Detail and Formulas etc.
Architected the Web Deployment strategy for Business Objects Web Reports using Web
Intelligence, ZABO, and automated document Scheduling, Publishing using Broadcast

Environment: Business Objects 5.5(Designer, Business Objects, Supervisor), Desktop

Intelligence, Web Intelligence 2.7, Broadcast Agent, Oracle7.1, SQL, PL/SQL MS-Access,
Excel, Windows NT/2000.

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