Saturday, February 11, 2023

SAP Solution Architect

Srinivasan Desingh

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Location                                              San Jose, California.
Email                                                   srinivasdj@yahoo.com
Phone Number                                    +1 408 368 3837

SAP Certifications:      

SAP Project Systems with SAP ERP 6.0 EHP7 - Verify Certificate
SAP S/4 Hana for Financial Accounting 1909 - Verify Certificate
Business Process Integration with SAP S/4 Hana 1809 - Verify Certificate
SAP S/4 Hana Cloud–Professional Services Implementation 2020 - Verify Certificate
SAP S/4 Hana Cloud Implementation with SAP Activate - Verify Certificate
SAP Certified Professional - Order Fulfillment (Sales and Distribution)

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• SAP Certified Consultant with 20+ years of SAP onsite work experience in Germany, New Zealand, Singapore, China, India, Indonesia, Korea, Malaysia, Philippines, Bangladesh, and the United States.
• Accomplished 14 full cycle implementation (from requirements gathering through post go-live support), 6 Enhancement & support projects, 2 Roll outs, 1 Upgrade project, 1 Global Template, 1 SAP Business All-in-One solution, and various other types of projects using ASAP methodology and Solution Manager.
• “Big Five” Consulting skills – worked on SAP, Cap Gemini, IBM, Deloitte, Accenture Projects.
• Moreover, seven years of professional experience in Project Management and Planning in Bahrain, Dubai, India and Kingdom of Saudi Arabia in Engineering, Pharma, Petrochemicals, Cement, Oil & Gas
• Vast working knowledge in SAP PS, CPM, MRS, PPM, FICO, SCM, and Integrations & Interfaces.
• Very good in Professionalism, Communication, Attitude, Customer facing consulting role and Team Player.
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• Implemented, Enhanced and supported SAP (Version 3.1H through S/4 HANA) for various industries like Aerospace, Automotive, Engineering, Energy R&D, Telecom, Retailing, Hi-Tech, Utility, Paper and Pulp, Pharma & life Science, Petrochemical and Oil, Public sector, Professional Services.

Business Process Implemented:

•    Professional Services T&M, fixed fee projects using CPM, MRS, AIF, BRF+
•    CPM Master Project scenario with Project Work Space (PWS), Project Financial Planning (PFP), Project Issue and Change Management (PICM), Embedded Analytics.
•    Engineer to order / Assembly to Order / Quote to cash process with Milestone billing
•    Auto creation of Sales Document from Project with Down payment, ECP, Cost based RA
•    Capital Investment Project with IM & Asset Accounting, Flexible Real Estate (RE-FX)
•    Consulting project, Product Development, Internal Project and R&D Project using PPM and PS
•    Capital Investment Project with SRM, FM & GM and interface with Primavera for public sector.
•    Customer Project with Fixed Price, Billing plan, Revenue based RA and Progress Analysis
•    Professional services scenario with Inter-company Resource Related Billing (ICRRB) and Subcontractors
•    IS-Professional Services scenario with Commercial Project Inception, Lean Staffing and CPM
•    Time and Material project with RRB & Resource Planning, External Services Procurement
•    Shutdown scheduling and weekly & monthly maintenance scheduling with PMPS
•    Project based Production process with Make to Order – production scenario with Advance Procurement Scenario in Projects for long lead items with Material Availability
•    Project MRP with Requirement Grouping, Pegging and Distribution
•    Maintenance Contract Projects with Time based Revenue Recognition

Others:
•    Sales of Services with VSOE, RRB, Milestone, fixed billing and Revenue Recognition
•    Customer service contract for warranty, services and general
•    Swap and Repair with / without contract
•    Refurbishment and salvage process
•    Call management for Installed base and Functional location
•    Products Sales, spare parts with services and warranty
•    Procure for project using PROMAN, Procure to Pay (P2P)
•    Third Party Subcontracting Process in Materials Management with / without drop shipment
•    Subcontracting process from Production Orders
•    Subcontractor process using External Services Procurement
•    Collective Orders Scenario in Production planning
•    RMA Process for Customer and Supplier Returns using SAP Advanced Returns Management (ARM) with ATP
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Wednesday, February 11, 2015

SAP Results Analysis for Beginners



When I was picking up Project systems skills, Results Analysis was one of my challenging areas to understand. In this document, I try to explain RA in a simpler manner with Professional services scenario.

Why Results Analysis?
In any customer projects with more lead time (at least 3 months), RA plays an important role. Results Analysis is to valuate ongoing unfinished activities, in projects during period-end.
If you look at profit and loss of such ongoing unfinished activities, you will see costs only and therefore your P&L shows loss. If you look at this in the period-end, the project’s ongoing activities will have an unfavorable effect on the company’s results. Accurate, timely recognition of project profitability, for each project, for every period end, is very important in any company.
SAP Results Analysis is used to show a more realistic view of your ongoing activities by capitalizing the value added so far in the balance sheet.

How to capitalize?
SAP has supplied fifteen RA methods as standard. Results analysis methods contain the rule for calculating the results analysis data. These methods will help you to capitalize the costs/revenue.

Professional Services Scenario:
Consulting, audit & tax, legal, and IT services businesses use professional services scenario in SAP. This would efficiently manage people, client relationships, maximize resource utilization, improve project and operational efficiency, drive profitability and adhere to government regulatory requirements.


Method 3 - Cost based Percentage of Completion (POC) method:
In this document we will look into Method 3 - Cost based Percentage of Completion (POC) method.  This method is primarily used in large customer projects and is used to capitalize revenue instead of costs. With this method, you assume that the costs incurred to a project will lead to an amount of revenue equal to the costs. For example, if you realize 15% of your percentage of completion, you will capitalize 15% of your planned revenue. This enables you to report a profit before any revenue has actually been received. Some countries will not allow unrealized profits to be reported. Legal requirements in different countries stipulate that unrealized profits can be capitalized or that they cannot be capitalized.

How RA Method - 03 works?
The following are the parameters used to calculate:
1.       Planned Revenue
2.       Actual Revenue
3.       Planned Costs
4.       Actual Costs

Output parameters:
1.       Calculated Costs (Cost of Sales)
2.       Calculated Revenue
3.       Revenue Surplus (Reserves for unrealized costs). ( In SD Revenue Recognition term this is called Deferred Revenue)
4.       Revenue in Excess Billing (Capitalized costs (WIP)). (In SD Revenue Recognition term this is called Unbilled receivables)

In this method, system has to calculate Percentage of Completion (POC) based on planned costs and Actual costs.
Percentage of Completion (POC) = Actual Costs / Planned Costs

1.       Calculated Costs = POC X Planned costs
                                  = (Actual costs / Planned Costs) X Planned Costs
                                  = Actual costs
Therefore, in this method, Calculated Costs (Cost of sales) will be always Actual Costs.

2.       Calculated Revenue = POC X Planned Revenue
                                        = (Actual Costs / Planned Costs) X Planned Revenue

If Actual Revenue > Calculated Revenue
System creates Revenue Surplus
3.       Revenue Surplus = Actual Revenue – Calculated Revenue

If Actual Revenue < Calculated Revenue
System creates Revenue in Excess Billing
4.       Revenue in Excess Billing = Calculated Revenue – Actual Revenue

Now let us take an Example. I have taken a happy path where there is no loss in the project.
A project with sales contract is created with planned revenue $ 100. You plan labor and service costs in the project for $80.  Assume, the project will have lead time of 4 months (periods).

In the first period, few services are done to the project and therefore the actual costs $20 incurred in the project. No invoice is raised to the customer.
 


In the period 2, you send an invoice of $40 to your customer and also your actual costs in the project increased to $40.



In the period 3, you send another invoice of $40 to your customer and actual costs increased to $60.



In period 4, you complete the project technically. Total actual costs incurred is $80 and total invoiced amount is $100.



Based on this method, you can learn other methods easily. Hope, I have explained you simply.
Enjoy SAP..
 



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