Kenneth Howard, Developer in Fort Worth, TX, United States
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Kenneth Howard

Verified Expert  in Engineering

SAP ERP Developer

Location
Fort Worth, TX, United States
Toptal Member Since
April 11, 2024

Kenneth is a functional analyst with 15 years of experience in product lifecycle management (PLM) and end-to-end SAP implementations, including SAP S/4HANA. With a bachelor's degree in cloud computing and a cybersecurity certification, he's an expert at optimizing systems for cost reduction and workflow efficiency, specializing in planning, design, testing, deployment, and support. Kenneth is committed to simplifying technical complexities to enhance productivity and system performance.

Portfolio

GameGuard Outdoors
Web Map Services (WMS), NetSuite, Celego, SPS, Amazon Web Services (AWS)...
Yooz
Client Relationship Management, Data Analysis, Software Troubleshooting...
T-Mobile
Analytics, Problem Management, HTTP Clients, IT Projects, Cin7, Citrix...

Experience

Availability

Full-time

Preferred Environment

MacOS, SAP, Middleware, PLEX

The most amazing...

...projects I've worked on involved successful SAP S/4HANA implementations.

Work Experience

ERP Analyst

2023 - PRESENT
GameGuard Outdoors
  • Elevated ERP efficiency, data accuracy, and security. I drove digital transformation, streamlining financial processes with SAP FI and enhancing inventory management with SAP Extended Warehouse Management (EWM).
  • Leveraged AI, Java, JSON, and Swift coding, showcasing versatility in software development and a strong foundation in artificial intelligence applications.
  • Developed an AI-driven app using Java, JSON, and Swift, which achieved over 100,000 downloads and received acclaim for its user-centric design and advanced features.
Technologies: Web Map Services (WMS), NetSuite, Celego, SPS, Amazon Web Services (AWS), Shopify, Amazon, SAP Extended Warehouse Management (EWM), Artificial Intelligence (AI), Java, JSON, Swift, CSV, B2C, API Integration, Shopify Plus, Python, NetSuite Advanced Revenue Management (ARM), NetSuite API, NetSuite Services Resource Planning (SRP), NetSuite OneWorld, NetSuite Multi-Book Accounting, SAP Business Technology Platform (BTP), Middleware, PLEX

Senior Implementation Specialist

2021 - 2023
Yooz
  • Managed 12 monthly client installations, achieving 100% retention. I enhanced over 150 user experiences through data analysis, interface design, and streamlined processes.
  • Led troubleshooting and fostered a best practices community to boost engagement.
  • Utilized Jira and Bugzilla to track and resolve software bugs, significantly enhancing product stability and user satisfaction.
  • Oversaw five major product launch processes, coordinating three cross-functional teams and utilizing Asana and Trello to ensure timely and seamless rollouts.
Technologies: Client Relationship Management, Data Analysis, Software Troubleshooting, Agile Project Management, UI Development, Process Optimization, SAP ERP, Web Map Services (WMS), Interface Design, Training, Troubleshooting, Asana, Trello, Jira, Bugzilla, NetSuite, CSV, B2C, API Integration, Shopify Plus, Python, AWS Cloud Development Kit (CDK), Sage Intacct, SAP Business Technology Platform (BTP), Middleware, PLEX

Implementation Specialist

2021 - 2022
T-Mobile
  • Successfully executed over 100 company implementations, demonstrating mastery in project management software such as Asana and Trello.
  • Led the seamless transition of customers to T-Mobile, utilizing tailored deployment plans and effective communication strategies to ensure customer satisfaction and operational excellence.
  • Developed and delivered comprehensive training materials, leveraging platforms like Jira and Bugzilla for tracking and resolving issues, significantly reducing client onboarding time and enhancing user engagement.
Technologies: Analytics, Problem Management, HTTP Clients, IT Projects, Cin7, Citrix, Payment APIs, Troubleshooting, ServiceNow, Asana, Trello, Jira, Bugzilla, B2C, API Integration, Shopify Plus, Python, SAP Business Technology Platform (BTP), Middleware, PLEX

Implementation Consultant

2019 - 2022
Tech Mahindra
  • Led 33 projects, enhancing LAN/WAN operations and enforcing quality controls, showcasing robust management of complex systems.
  • Trained over 65 employees on SAP Extended Warehouse Management (EWM), maintaining crucial documentation and utilizing ERP tools to meet client needs effectively.
  • Streamlined the launch and implementation of software solutions, improving client satisfaction by delivering tailored solutions and setting new standards in project delivery.
Technologies: CA Network & Systems Management (NSM), Quality Control (QC), Compliance, SAP, SAP Extended Warehouse Management (EWM), NetSuite, CSV, B2C, API Integration, Python, SAP Business Technology Platform (BTP), Middleware, PLEX

Information Technology Analyst

2012 - 2022
FedEx
  • Managed IT for 256 users, implementing advanced tools and reducing downtime by 30%. I enhanced system efficiency by 35%, streamlining data for 50% quicker decisions.
  • Enforced policies to raise project rates and solved over 1,000 requests yearly, improving solutions by 20%.
  • Successfully launched multiple IT projects, enhancing user experience and system efficiency, marked by a 25% increase in project completion rate and notable operational improvements.
Technologies: Oracle WMS Cloud, SAP Warehouse Management System (WMS), IT Support, Azure SQL Data Warehouse, Data Warehouse Design, B2C, API Integration

Engineer

2005 - 2010
United States Army
  • Received the Iraq campaign medal, the army commendation medal, the global war on terrorism medal, and the army service ribbon for exemplary service.
  • Utilized advanced military and engineering tools to optimize mission outcomes, reducing project times with efficient strategies.
  • Led teams to develop cost-effective solutions for complex challenges, enhancing product performance and ensuring project success within tight deadlines.
Technologies: Technical Analysis, Process Optimization, Lean Project Management, Documentation, Compliance, Budgeting, Planning

Software Implementation

This project involved leading a pivotal software system implementation for our 256-user organization, steering significant operational efficiency and data management upgrades. The project demanded meticulous planning, vendor collaboration for optimal solutions, and comprehensive training of end-users and IT staff, ensuring seamless integration and adoption.

Utilizing advanced tools and methodologies, we streamlined deployment, reduced system downtime by 30%, and significantly enhanced data analysis capabilities, which in turn sped up decision-making by 50%. This effort improved our IT solution development and maintenance efficiency by 20% and reinforced the importance of rigorous policy implementation, resulting in a 25% increase in project completion rates.

This project was a testament to the effectiveness of precise software implementation in fostering organizational growth, demonstrating how integrating cutting-edge technology with strategic management practices can overcome the challenges of the digital landscape. We set new operational benchmarks through this initiative, establishing a scalable framework for future technological enhancements.

AR Software Implémentation

http://getyooz.com
In a bustling corporate office, an accounts receivable (AR) specialist is implementing transformative AR software designed to overhaul financial management. Surrounded by monitors, they navigate through complex datasets, ensuring seamless integration with existing accounting systems. The software automates invoice generation and payment tracking and offers real-time reporting, which the specialist tailors to fit the company's unique needs.

Their workspace is a model of efficiency, reflecting the precision required in financial operations. Collaboration is key; they engage with colleagues to refine the system and conduct training sessions, empowering the team with comprehensive knowledge of the new software.

This AR specialist doesn't just streamline financial processes but also provides vital insights into cash flow and customer payment behaviors. Their work boosts decision-making, optimizes revenue cycles, and contributes significantly to the organization's financial health. Through their expertise and dedication, the specialist ensures the successful integration of the AR software, marking a milestone in the company's financial management capabilities.

SAP S4 Hana Implementation

http://ns2.com
In a global business landscape, an IT professional leads a transformative SAP S/4HANA implementation, aiming to streamline operations and unlock real-time insights. They plan meticulously, ensuring a smooth transition that aligns with business goals by engaging stakeholders across levels to address concerns and align expectations.

The key to their strategy is training and change management, readying the workforce for the system's advanced capabilities. They highlight benefits such as improved financial reporting and optimized supply chains, emphasizing agility in market responsiveness.

The professional manages a team of experts, troubleshooting and refining the system, guiding the project to stay on course and within budget. Their leadership is pivotal in overcoming challenges and maintaining focus on enhancing operational efficiency and future growth.

The successful SAP S/4HANA rollout transforms the digital landscape of the enterprise, driving innovation and competitive advantage. The IT professional's dedication and expertise are instrumental in this digital transformation, marking a significant milestone in the company's progress.
2016 - 2022

Bachelor's Degree in Cloud Computing

American Public University System - Charles Town, WV, USA

OCTOBER 2023 - PRESENT

Salesforce Certified Administrator

Salesforce.com

NOVEMBER 2019 - PRESENT

SAP S/4HANA and SAP FI

SAP

Libraries/APIs

NetSuite API, Custom APIs

Tools

SAP VMS, SAP Materials Management (MM), SAP Fiori, SAP S/4HANA, Shopify Plus, SAP Extended Warehouse Management (EWM), Asana, Trello, Jira, Bugzilla, Salesforce Sales Cloud, Exact ERP, Oracle OSM, AWS Cloud Development Kit (CDK)

Languages

Python, PLEX, SPS, Swift 5, Python 3, Java, C++, SQL, Swift

Paradigms

Agile Project Management, B2C, Interface Design

Platforms

MacOS, Shopify, Amazon, Citrix, Azure SQL Data Warehouse, MuleSoft, Amazon Web Services (AWS), Cin7, Sage Intacct

Storage

JSON

Other

SAP System Landscape Optimization (SLO), Middleware Technologies, Data Migration, SAP Warehouse Management System (WMS), Oracle WMS Cloud, SAP FI, SAP HR, Web Map Services (WMS), NetSuite, Compliance, Client Relationship Management, Data Analysis, Software Troubleshooting, UI Development, SAP ERP, Analytics, Problem Management, HTTP Clients, IT Projects, Payment APIs, Troubleshooting, ServiceNow, Finance APIs, SAP FICO, SAP Ariba, IT Support, Data Warehouse Design, Artificial Intelligence (AI), CRM APIs, CSV, API Integration, NetSuite Advanced Revenue Management (ARM), NetSuite Multi-Book Accounting, SAP Business Technology Platform (BTP), Middleware, Security, Celego, Process Optimization, CA Network & Systems Management (NSM), Technical Analysis, Lean Project Management, SAP, Cloud Computing, Product Lifecycle Management (PLM), Training, Quality Control (QC), Documentation, Budgeting, Planning, Invoicing, CRM Configuration, Sage ERP, Data Analytics, SAP CRM, NetSuite Services Resource Planning (SRP), NetSuite OneWorld

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