SAP Analytics Solutions Architect

Job Type: Full Time
Job Location: South Africa

Decision Inc. is a leader in enabling its clients to make better decisions, faster. The Company’s foundation is built in technology; however, what makes us unique is our understanding of effective decision making based on relevant information at the right time.

We represent the following leading global technology brands and are experts in the implementation, support and execution of these technologies: Adaptive Insights, BOARD, Planful, SAP BPC and SAC.

Our team is growing and we are looking for a Senior SAP Analytics Cloud Consultant to join our global team.

More about who are we

Decision Inc. is a global digital partner that enables businesses to reinvent themselves to realise their full potential.
We deliver agility, resilience, and intelligence to any enterprise, enabling them to adapt quickly and thrive through innovation and opportunity. Our teams have engaged with more than 400 clients globally over the past 15 years, providing them with the expertise to build, operate, and optimise their digital businesses.

We achieve this by leveraging the world’s best technology to drive our client’s business ambitions forward into tomorrow’s reality. These technologies include but are not limited to: Microsoft, SAP, Qlik, Snowflake, Alteryx, Automation Anywhere, and Workday Adaptive Insights.

Our success is ultimately driven by our entrepreneurial culture, industry exposure, and the passion of our people. We have three key cross-functional teams – Functional and Specialist Consulting, Development, and Engineering teams. Based in four global offices, our exceptional consultants focus on delivering value to clients by keeping them at the centre of our service delivery.

To find out more about our exciting fast-paced culture visit: Careers at Decision Inc.

What Will You Do?

Key Responsibilities:

  • The Senior SAP Analytics Cloud Consultant partners with the client business to define the functional and technical requirements, adhering to design principles and delivering planning models based on the accepted proposal.
  • Able to facilitate client workshops and gather functional requirements, convert them into technical designs and compile a solution Blueprint.
  • Define system integration processes; develop these integration processes from all source systems as per the requirement.
  • Implement and test solution models to enable business planning and reporting based on the agreed solution design.
  • Compile all functional and technical specifications and documentation. Compile Blueprint, Unit Test Cases, UAT Test Cases, Functional Design Specifications, Technical Design Specifications as well as training material for implemented content.
  • Perform quality assurance testing on other consultants’ development to ensure adherence to relevant project governance metrics.
  • Communication – Keeps technology and service managers aware of key customer issues, identifying and resolving potential problems.
  • Collaborates with project management on the creation of project plans, reporting project status, issues, risks and benefits.
  • Work as a UX expert to implement the best visual stories for customer’s business KPI’s
  • Perform required setup, configuration, prototyping and testing on the SAC environment as per solution design.
  • Manage and mentor other team members while playing the role as technology expert and solution owner.

Who Do You Need to Be?

  • Bachelor’s degree in Finance and Accounting, Informatics, or a related technology field.
  • Keen interest in technology and the desire to pursue a career in technology consulting.
  • Minimum 7-years of EPM (Enterprise Performance Management) related work experience with multiple full lifecycle project implementations of similar technologies.
  • Minimum 2-years of SAC experience implementing SAC planning solutions.
  • Experience in SAP BPC or SAP BW beneficial.
  • Strong Excel skills, and VBA experience beneficial.
  • Experience in SQL also beneficial.
  • Strong problem-solving skills.
  • Excellent communication skills with the emphasis on relationship building.
  • A desire to learn coupled with the ability to grasp new concepts and apply them quickly.
  • The ability to train and mentor junior staff on challenging technology concepts.
  • Ability to work under pressure and be deadline driven.
  • Sound judgment, logical thinking, and strong analytical skills.
  • Ability to communicate with financial professionals and understanding the budgeting and forecasting business process.
  • Relevant experience in similar corporate performance management applications such as Oracle Hyperion, IBM TM1 Cognos, SAP BPC, Vena Cloud planning would be beneficial.

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