Michael Hanna, Developer in Hamilton, ON, Canada
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Michael Hanna

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SAP BI Developer

Hamilton, ON, Canada
Toptal Member Since
December 1, 2023

Michael is a visionary data strategist with experience working on different aspects of data. He specializes in data analytics, business intelligence, data visualization, data description, big data, reporting, and data mining while following the predictive data approach. Michael creates actionable insights and in-depth consumer analysis to facilitate decision-making and help business achieve their objectives.


Baillie Lumber
ABAP CDS, Eclipse, SAP Analytics Cloud (SAC), SAP Datasphere, Data Engineering...
Express Scripts Canada
SQL, Microsoft 365
SAP Webi Reports, SAP Information Design Tool, Microsoft SQL Server...




Preferred Environment

SAP Datasphere, SAP Analytics Cloud (SAC), Eclipse, Microsoft Power BI, SAP Webi Reports, SAP Information Design Tool, Microsoft 365, Data Engineering

The most amazing...

...thing I've built is a complex data model of over 16 tables using SAP Datasphere and ABAP S4/HANA table.

Work Experience

SAP Datasphere and SAC Data Modeler Consultant

2022 - PRESENT
Baillie Lumber
  • Built seven data models for traffic management and production using SAP Datasphere and ABAP S4/HANA table. The developed analysis depicted the contractual rates and payments to the transportation carriers.
  • Set up SAP Datasphere data connections with SP4. Created spaces, added users, and created catalog assets and data governance in SAP Data Warehouse Cloud (DWC).
  • Contributed to SAP Datasphere data architecture and set data model rules.
  • Developed analysis to identify missing orders from SAP HANA tables.
  • Created dashboards, KPI reports, and TV applications using SAP Analytics Cloud (SAC).
Technologies: ABAP CDS, Eclipse, SAP Analytics Cloud (SAC), SAP Datasphere, Data Engineering, Data Warehousing

Strategic Product Advisor

2022 - 2022
Express Scripts Canada
  • Crafted a data strategy roadmap for the company data, which identified all data aspects from a data warehouse, including reports, analytics, and processes.
  • Built an analysis of one of the company's products to measure product performance, effectiveness, and savings using the company's data advanced statistics measurements and data visualization.
  • Contacted two AI platform suppliers to move forward with utilizing AI in the organization, covering areas such as fraud detection and claimants' drug utilization prediction.
Technologies: SQL, Microsoft 365

Business Intelligence Analyst

2016 - 2022
  • Worked actively on data migration from .NET and Salesforce to Salesforce CRM.
  • Created a data model for using the SAP information design tool for HealthForward.
  • Migrated 25 reports from an old platform to a new one as part of a data migration project.
  • Created over 100 reports with data visualization and/or tabular approach for clients and benefits providers using SAP BusinessObjects and Microsoft SQL Server. Reports included regular reports and KPI reports.
  • Identified issues in the CRM data collection process and provided the CRM business users and developers with an implementation solution.
  • Collaborated with a developer to design and build two SAP universes, i.e., business layers, for six benefit payers.
Technologies: SAP Webi Reports, SAP Information Design Tool, Microsoft SQL Server, Microsoft 365, Salesforce Sales Cloud, Data Engineering

Traffic Management Data Model

For the traffic management data model, I used SAP Datasphere, harnessing 18 SAP S/4HANA standard back-end tables and CDS views. The project also included creating five KPI reports, four dashboards, and TV applications with SAP SAC for the traffic management team. Leveraging SAC's visualization tools and interactive features per the business team's requirements, we provided quantitative and qualitative business insights.
2018 - 2019

Master's Degree in Business Analytics

University of Fredericton - Fredericton, New Brunswick, Canada

2011 - 2015

Master of Business Administration (MBA) in Global Leadership

University of Fredericton - Fredericton, New Brunswick, Canada

2000 - 2002

Bachelor's Degree in Computer Science

Bishop’s University - Sherbrooke, Quebec, Canada


Introduction to SAP Datasphere



SAP Strategic Enterprise Management (SEM), Microsoft Power BI, Salesforce Sales Cloud


Python, SQL


Database Management, Microsoft SQL Server



Industry Expertise



SAP Datasphere, SAP Analytics Cloud (SAC), SAP Webi Reports, SAP Information Design Tool, Microsoft 365, Data Interpretation, Communication, Privacy, Continuous Learning, Data Analysis, Programming, Ethics, Business, IT Project Management, Team Management, Finance, Marketing Strategy, Operations Management, Innovation, Global Business, Economics, Complex Problem Solving, Leadership, Data-driven Decision-making, Algorithms, Data Structures, Data Modeling, Critical Thinking, Financial Accounting, Entrepreneurship, Data Engineering, Data Warehousing, International Development & Economics, Conflict Resolution, Relationship Building, Web Development, Machine Learning, ABAP CDS, Artificial Intelligence (AI), Negotiation, Networking

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