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Wouter Vanhoutte

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Last update: 28.01.2020

Freelance SAP Analytics Consultant | BPC | BW4HANA | HANA SQL

Graduation: not provided
Hourly-/Daily rates: show
Negotiable depending on project duration. I can also offer you fixed price.
Languages: English (Limited professional) | French (Limited professional) | Dutch (Limited professional)

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Wouter Vanhoutte is a Freelance SAP Analytics Consultant and can offer you :
- Long-term engagements leading SAP BPC and BW4HANA transformations.
- Fixed Price design of to-be SAP architecture of your datawarehouse and planning systems, including insights on direct license cost impact and long-term cost of ownership of different scenarios.
- Thorough estimations and methodology of different projects needed to implement the to-be architecture.
- Fixed Price developments in SAP BPC standard and embedded
- Fixed Price developments in BW4HANA , including HANA SQL stored procedures and/or calculation views and CDS views

Wouter graduated as a Commercial Engineer in Business Economics & Strategy at the KU Leuven, complemented with a specialization in accountancy & auditing.
Wouter started his career as a SAP consultant in 2007 engaging in financial and custom-built SAP deployments before he moved to the area of SAP Business Warehousing in 2008, where he worked for consultancy firms Eozen and Accenture.
During his career, Wouter became knowledgeable in different SAP functional areas like Finance, Controlling, Material Management, Sales & Distribution and Customer Relationship Management. Most of the knowledge is centered around the Controlling side, while he was also engaged in building custom-built controlling solutions in SAP BW. Since 2013, Wouter has focused on SAP BPC implementations, both with SAP Netweaver (standard & embedded) and SAP BPC Microsoft, where he was acting as a technical expert assisting in design and development of BPC Badis, script logic, HANA calculation views and stored procedures, complex report and SAP BW ETL. Wouter also has experience acting as lead consultant with a green field BW/4HANA implementation. Complementary to this , he has worked with various business stakeholders where he has developed a very good understanding of the financial business processes involved in financial planning and consolidation.

Project history

09/2019 - Present
SAP BPC consultant for consolidation process
Deceuninck (5000-10.000 employees)
Consumer goods and retail

Project :

Upgrade of SAP BPC Microsoft to SAP BPC 10.1 NW

 

Role:

SAP BPC consultant for consolidation process

  • Process configuration for consolidation in 2 models
  • EPM input & Report building
  • Script logic development
UAT & Go-live support

09/2018 - Present
SAP BPC consultant for consolidation process
IATA (5000-10.000 employees)
Public service

Project :

Implementation of SAP BPC 10.1 for Financial Consolidation

 

Role :

SAP BPC consultant for consolidation process

  • Architecture for BW ETL to SAP BPC
  • Process configuration for consolidation in 2 models
  • EPM input & Report building
  • Script logic development
  • UAT & Go-live support
  • Coaching of junior colleague

10/2015 - Present
SAP BPC lead consultant for the Sales & Gross Profit model
Atlas Copco (>10.000 employees)
Industry and mechanical engineering

Project :

Implementation of SAP BPC 10.1 for consolidation & management reporting process

 

Role :

SAP BPC lead consultant for the Sales & Gross Profit model

  • Functional analysis & Technical design of the SALES GP model
  • ABAP programming / SQL procedures in HANA
  • Support of user acceptance testing & parallel run
  • Build and support of other supporting models for consolidation

01/2020 - 01/2020
functional analyst for logistics workstream
Umicore (>10.000 employees)
Other

Project :   

The MC project is the 3rd and final phase of the RADAR program for Umicore’s business unit “Precious Metals Refining” (1st project Metals Desk and 2nd Metals Stocks). After the MC project, all mainframe applications and other non-integrated systems (sales, quote,…) will be replaced by a 100% custom built SAP solution. The MC project will be designed and implemented for the Hoboken and          Hanau plant.

 

Role :      

functional analyst for logistics workstream.

 

  • Creating technical designs, testing and assisting key users in testing.
  • Specifying the queries and logic needed to build the transactions
  • Be the SPOC in the sampling and assaying domain; these include the custom built transactions comparable to the standard SAP QM module.
  • Organizing the testing activities in a way that errors are minimized in tested transactions
  • Improving the datamodel, assisting the programmers in building the transactions and ensure that the functional specifications are met.

01/2020 - 01/2020
Financial Management Reporting Architect during the Analysis Phase
AB INBEV (>10.000 employees)

Project :

Anheuser-Busch InBev is the leading global brewer and one of the world’s top five consumer products companies. Zone Mancom has made a decision to enhance the current zone BI platform through a BI finance initiative as a pilot.

The goal is to cover all Finance reporting needs at Zone level. BI Finance should replace all existing reporting capabilities from the countries that will roll out Global SAP ERP.

 

Role :

Financial Management Reporting Architect during the Analysis Phase

  • Leverage SAP BI and SAP FI/CO knowledge to perform sourcing analysis for all the different financial subject areas
  • Deliver fit-gap analysis report for the subject areas
  • Propose functional dataflows per subject area

04/2018 - 06/2019
SAP BW4HANA/BPC lead technical consultant
VPK PACKAGING
Consumer goods and retail

 

Project :

Implementation of BW4HANA and SAP BPC 11 for management reporting & budgeting

 

Role :

SAP BW4HANA/BPC lead technical consultant

  • Architecture for BW4HANA ETL to SAP BPC in a green field BW/4HANA setup
  • ABAP programming / SQL procedures in HANA
  • Coaching of junior colleague

07/2017 - 07/2018
SAP BPC lead technical consultant
ONTEX GROUP (>10.000 employees)
Consumer goods and retail

Project :

Implementation of SAP BPC 10.1 for consolidation

 

Role :

SAP BPC lead technical consultant

  • Architecture for BW ETL to SAP BPC
  • ABAP programming / SQL procedures in HANA
  • Logic Script in SAP BPC
  • Development of Journal Input Schedule in EPM

04/2017 - 09/2017
SAP BPC embedded consultant
ETEX GROUP (>10.000 employees)
Industry and mechanical engineering

Project :

Implementation of SAP BPC embedded for sales quantity planning

 

Role :

SAP BPC technical consultant

  • Functional analysis & Technical design of the sales quantity process
  • Development of planning functions and planning process
  • FOX scripting / ABAP programming / SQL procedures
  • Support of user acceptance testing

04/2016 - 07/2017
SAP BPC embedded consultant
TESSENDERLO GROUP (5000-10.000 employees)
Industry and mechanical engineering

Project :

Implementation of SAP BPC embedded for sales budget / Implementation of SAP BPC standard for budget gelatins division

 

Role :

SAP BPC technical consultant

  • Design of embedded BPC model
  • Development of planning functions and planning process
  • FOX scripting / ABAP programming / SQL procedures

02/2015 - 02/2016
SAP BPC lead consultant
FOD B&B (>10.000 employees)
Public service

Project :

Implementation of SAP BPC 10.1 for the federal budget process

 

Role :

SAP BPC lead consultant

  • Technical design of the Budget model
  • Setup BPF process and configuration
  • Script Logic & ABAP development
  • EPM input schedule development
  • Coaching of junior colleagues
  • Support of user acceptance testing

08/2014 - 02/2015
SAP BW BPC Consultant
SES ASTRA (>10.000 employees)

Project :

Upgrade of SAP BPC v7.5 Microsoft to SAP BPC v10 Netweaver, scope including consolidation and planning.

 

Role :

SAP BPC consultant

  • Migration of input forms and reports to EPM technology
  • ABAP development to support Consolidation process

02/2014 - 07/2014
SAP BPC Consultant
Rezidor Hotel Group (>10.000 employees)
Other

 

Project :

Rezidor’s SAP BPC application, version for Microsoft, is used for both consolidation and planning. A technical upgrade was necessary to version 10, in parallel with a new model for forecasting.

 

Role :

SAP BPC consultant

  • Executing migration tasks
  • Analysis of requirements for new forecasting model
  • Build of necessary planning logic and input forms
  • Support of user acceptance testing
  • After Go-Live support

11/2013 - 01/2014
SAP BW Consultant
Asahi Kasei (5000-10.000 employees)
Industry and mechanical engineering

 

Project :

Technical SAP BW upgrade, 3.0 à 7.3

 

Role :

SAP BW consultant

  • Analyzing existing SAP BW dataflows
  • Desing of new dataflows in SAP BW 7.3
  • Build and unit testing of new dataflows

06/2013 - 11/2013
SAP BW BPC Consultant
BIA Group (5000-10.000 employees)
Transport and Logistics

 

Project :

Implementation of SAP BPC V10 for consolidation for BIA Group, on top of SAP Netweaver.

 

Role :

SAP BW-BPC consultant

  • Analyzing data integration with SAP FI
  • Design of dataflows towards SAP BPC
  • Build of BPC packages and reports
  • Training end-users on the SAP EPM add-in

07/2012 - 05/2013
SAP BW functional lead for logistics track
Electrolux (>10.000 employees)
Consumer goods and retail

Project :

COMPASS program to transform’s Electrolux business processes to run on SAP platform

 

Role :

SAP BW functional lead for logistics track

  • Analyzing business requirements and design BW reporting solutions
  • Project management of different BW developments
  • Manage off-shore development team
  • Support UAT sessions

04/2012 - 06/2012
Lead Consultant in SAP BW upgrade
Umicore (>10.000 employees)
Other

Project :

Umicore’s business unit ‘building products’ is engaging in an SAP BW upgrade from 3.1 to 7.0 in order to set up a proof of a concept to pick a new front-end reporting tool.

 

Role :

Lead Consultant in SAP BW upgrade

  • Lead activities in upgrade of SAP BW system from version 3.1 to 7.01
  • Project Planning
  • Analysis of to-be migrated BW objects
  • Technical design of new dataflows
  • Follow-up of daily Build/ Test activities and communication of status to stake holders
  • Ensure timely delivery in acceptance for end users
  • Coach junior consultant in design-build-test

01/2011 - 06/2012
SAP BW transition lead
Telindus (5000-10.000 employees)
Internet and Information Technology

 

Project :

The complex EPS SAP implementation (including SD – MM – SRM – FI – CO – PS - CRM –MDM – BW – BO) has gone live with an unstable and unfinished system. Accenture is taking over the support and delivery of change requests.

 

Role :

SAP BI transition lead / implementation consultant

  • Responsible for the smooth transition of support activities in the BI domain to Accenture peers
  • Conduct workshops to ensure all knowledge gets transferred
  • Delivery of change requests regarding to reporting on SAP CRM service, PS and CO/ COPA
  • Guide the transfer of support activities to onshore resources

03/2010 - 09/2010
SAP BW BO BPC Consultant
SITA SUEZ (>10.000 employees)
Energy, water and environment

Project :

The NEWS WBINS project implementation is necessary in order for NEWS to become a better organized and managed Business Unit. The scope of the BI Implementation is the sales, operational and financial reporting in a BW/BO environment.

In order to facilitate the calculation of standard prices in CO, SAP BPC is implemented for operational and financial planning.

 

Role :  

Responsible for the implementation of Sales Reporting in SAP BW :

  • Enhancement of LIS extractors                                  
  • Design and implementation of dataflow                           
  • Unit Testing                         

 

Responsible for the implementation of the SAP BW Interface

with SAP BPC Netweaver 7.0 :

    • Design of BPC applications
    • Design and Implementation of masterdata interface Design and Implementation of transactional data interface Build of Input Sheets
    • Go-Live support

 

Responsible for the implementation of the SAP BW Interface             

  • Extranet : Perform Functional Design
  • Technical Design and build of BO Webi Reports

10/2009 - 11/2009
Presales
SAP Belgium (>10.000 employees)
Internet and Information Technology

Preparation and presentation of a SAP BusinessObjects Planning and Consolidation Demo at the SAPience user day. The focus was on the Netweaver version. The demo presented two main topics :

 

  • Setting up of a planning screen
  • Integration with SAP Netweaver

11/2008 - 11/2009
SAP BW Consultant
Delhaize (5000-10.000 employees)
Consumer goods and retail

Project :

The SAP4Begelux project covers the implementation of the FI/CO module for the Belgian, German and Luxembourg Company Codes. The scope of the project is very large; it implies

implementation  of  Accounts  Payable,  Accounts  Receivable,  Asset  Accounting,  Project

Systems, Cost Center Accounting, Supplier Relationship Management, Business Intelligence,

 

Role :    

SAP BI Consultant in BI 7.0

  • Design of the dataflows for General Ledger, Capital Expenditure, Cartesis Interface, Winbudget Interface
  • Configuring the dataflows in SAP BI, programming in ABAP where necessary
  • Design and building of the Queries
  • Building reports and front-end developing  in VB.NET
  • Process chain design and implementation

10/2007 - 02/2008
Operational support SAP FI-AP system
Agfa Healthcare (>10.000 employees)
Pharmaceuticals and medical technology

 
Project :    After the implementation of the new SAP AP (Accounts Payable) system at Agfa Healthcare, the backlog of vendor invoices increased dramatically because of system failure. Even after the system was up, there were still some flaws in the workflow which needed to be addressed properly.
 
Role :      - Operational support for the new FI-AP system
- Daily reporting the backlog status of the AP system 
- Assisting In the monthly closing runs and the year end closing 
- Ensure workflow and reporting improvement

Time and spatial flexibility

Currently based in Leuven. Can locate to projects based in areas around Brussels, Antwerp, Hasselt.
Projects abroad possible if remote work can be negotiated.

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