Minal Kiran Shimpi, Developer in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
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Minal Kiran Shimpi

Verified Expert  in Engineering

Epicor Expert and Software Developer

Location
Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
Toptal Member Since
September 8, 2023

Minal has a Master of Business Information Technology degree and 15+ years of experience in ERP lead consultancy and project management, specializing in Epicor for 11+ years. She is proficient in handling various Epicor modules, including manufacturing, supply chain, CRM, finance, taxation, inventory management, and sales and services. Minal has also worked as an associate director of professional services, leading a 25-member team and many on and offsite projects.

Portfolio

CCC (Underwater Engineering) SAL
Business Systems Analysis, Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP), Epicor...
Index InfoTech
Epicor, Epicor 11, Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP), Functional Analysis...
Prodash Technologies Pvt. Ltd.
Business Systems Analysis, Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP), Epicor...

Experience

Availability

Part-time

Preferred Environment

SQL, Crystal Reports, Epicor 10

The most amazing...

...thing I've done is successfully implement Epicor services for CCC Underwater Engineering, enforcing new strategies to streamline the company's overall workflow.

Work Experience

Project Manager | Epicor ERP Lead

2019 - PRESENT
CCC (Underwater Engineering) SAL
  • Planned, reviewed structures, and oversaw the work in progress of the ERP system. Monitored leading indicators and developed workaround options within the given trade space of programs and portfolios.
  • Monitored the project with Azure tools. Conducted weekly calls to check the project's status, issues, and work progress.
  • Evaluated and recommended changes and future ERP system requirements to meet organizational needs. Led the implementation of new organization-wide processes aligned with ERP configurations.
  • Reported and communicated the project status to the configuration management/management directorate and other stakeholders.
  • Conducted reviews to analyze issues on programs, identify risks, develop corrective actions, and communicate issues, impacts, and remedial efforts to the program team.
  • Provided training to end-users and offered daily support, logging ERP support issues. Managed system upgrades, applied patches, developed SSRS reports, and assigned business process management (BPM) and validation in the ERP system.
  • Identified opportunities for improvement within current systems and implemented changes accordingly. Assisted in developing new strategies to streamline the company's overall workflow processes.
  • Worked with other software, including Freelancer Payroll, Payit, Timesheet, and HRMS.
Technologies: Business Systems Analysis, Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP), Epicor, Functional Analysis, Financial System Implementation, Supply Chain Management (SCM)

Associate Director of Professional Services

2017 - 2019
Index InfoTech
  • Worked with a 25-member team, CCC Underwater Engineering, and many onsite and offsite projects. Managed multiple concurrent projects from inception through completion while adhering to tight deadlines set by the management.
  • Collaborated effectively with cross-functional teams, including sales, marketing, operations, finance, legal, and engineering, to ensure projects were completed on time and within budget.
  • Managed and developed a team of 20+ professional services staff, providing guidance and direction to ensure successful project outcomes.
  • Created and maintained relationships with key clients, ensuring their continued loyalty to the organization.
  • Headed the project with Premium Oilfield Technologies. Handled the GST setup and mapping, month and year closure activity, multicurrency and bank statement process setup, custom report creation, tax invoice, and exporting invoices with/without GST.
  • Engaged as the lead senior functional consultant for Western Furniture, Dubai. Developed custom reports support and measures to enhance system processes.
  • Developed custom reports 2.6, implemented VAT modules for 29 entities, created custom VAT reports, and handled the aftersale module business understating and requirement gathering as the lead senior functional consultant for Al Naboodah Group, Dubai.
  • Enabled custom reports and implemented the MRP and maintenance module and post-go-live support for all entities as the lead consultant for Gemini Technical Industries, Dubai.
  • Conducted a post-C review analysis and post-implementation review of the group as the project manager and lead consultant for CCC Underwater Engineering. Coordinated with team members and handled team and client escalations.
Technologies: Epicor, Epicor 11, Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP), Functional Analysis, Shipping Management

Head of Epicor

2016 - 2017
Prodash Technologies Pvt. Ltd.
  • Engaged with Pradeep Metals Limited on the Epicor ERP module process, including purchase, inventory, finance, and manufacturing, and implemented the end-to-end financial rollout.
  • Provided post-go-live support and handled issues using Jira tools.
  • Developed custom reports, a complex mass allocation solution that allocates cost to departments without changing the income statement, and various analytical reports like ratio analysis, bonus evaluation, aging, and bank positioning.
  • Enabled custom reports, upgraded the system from 9 to 10, developed customization and validation, and engaged in user training and business process definition.
  • Completed the entire stock correction cycle and Kanban and barcoding systems.
Technologies: Business Systems Analysis, Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP), Epicor, Functional Analysis

Lead Epicor Functional Consultant

2014 - 2016
United Crane Component Pvt. Ltd.
  • Handled the Epicor ERP module process, including purchase, inventory, finance, and manufacturing business process setup and implementation. Set up inventory management, stock correction and stock-in, and production and scheduling.
  • Provided post-go-live support and handled issues using Track System.
  • Developed the BPM and validation user training, defined the business process, integrated system applications into existing systems and software as per end-user needs, and resolved system issues.
  • Enabled custom reports and developed a customization and validation tracker.
Technologies: Epicor, Epicor 11, Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP), Functional Analysis

Senior ERP Consultant

2008 - 2014
MRC Logistics India Pvt
  • Handled the end-to-end Ramco ERP module process rollout for 128 entities. Provided user training and payroll management support and defined the business process as part of the transport management system implementation.
  • Developed the visitor application's software and custom reports. Provided user training and daily support.
  • Created and supported the online consignment tracking system for the CN module application. Created reports and online email notifications and provided user training and daily support.
  • Implemented and supported taxation auditing, coordinating with statutory and internal auditors and analyzing and streamlining existing systems and procedures.
Technologies: Ramco ERP, Crystal Reports, SQL, VB.NET

Developer

2008 - 2008
Aloha Technology
  • Developed the hospital management software. Handled issues and errors and managed the daily support of users for DC Talk.
  • Built web services for club management in London. Handled issues and errors and managed daily support of users for AppSwing.
  • Wrote some SQL store processes and reports and contributed to developing the project.
Technologies: ASP.NET

Epicor Services Contract Implementation Success for CCC Underwater Engineering

As in executing any business system, the first step I took was to understand thoroughly the processes that comprise business operations. This is especially true for ERP implementations because they are often intended to be the core management system for company operations. Next, I defined and prioritized key business requirements—determining how much customization was needed to define requirements as early as possible.

Prioritizing business requirements is just as important as defining them. There is so much information available during the evaluation phase of implementation that it's easy for companies to get lost in specifying lower-level processes, which can lead to "analysis paralysis." A better strategy that I use is to develop priorities based on satisfying immediate business needs that affect everyday business processes, followed by longer-term strategic objectives. Moreover, defining business requirements is not a one-time activity, resulting in a static set of requirements for vendor selection. Instead, it should be viewed as an ongoing process that can be refined regularly to reflect the organization's changing needs.
2014 - 2016

Master of Business Information Technology (MBIT) in Computer Science

MIT College, Pune - Pune, Maharashtra, India

2002 - 2005

Bachelor's Degree in Computer Science

North Maharashtra University - Jalgaon, Maharashtra, India

APRIL 2019 - PRESENT

DocStar ECM CSE Partner Certification 2018-2019

Epicor University

MARCH 2019 - PRESENT

Diploma of Completion: Implementation Methodology Training

UiPath

MARCH 2019 - PRESENT

Diploma of Completion: Business Analyst Training

UiPath

MARCH 2019 - PRESENT

Diploma of Completion: RPA Awareness Training

UiPath

MARCH 2019 - PRESENT

Epicor Implementation Methodology

Epicor University

FEBRUARY 2019 - PRESENT

Delta Tools and Technical - 10.2.300

Epicor University

DECEMBER 2018 - PRESENT

Epicor ERP Certificate of Completion

Epicor University

AUGUST 2018 - PRESENT

Consultant: Manufacturing and Distribution Level 1 - 10.2

Epicor University

FEBRUARY 2018 - PRESENT

Delta Tools and Technical - 10.2 (Rev)

Epicor University

JANUARY 2018 - PRESENT

Consultant: Tools Level 1 - 10.1.600

Epicor University

JANUARY 2018 - PRESENT

Consultant: Financial Level 1 - 10.2

Epicor University

DECEMBER 2017 - PRESENT

Certification Prerequisites - 10.1.600

Epicor University

Tools

Crystal Reports, Epicor 10, Jira, DocStar, Mathematica

Languages

SQL, VB.NET

Frameworks

ASP.NET

Paradigms

Functional Analysis

Other

Business Systems Analysis, SSRS Reports, Epicor, Implementation, Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP), Shipping Management, Zoho, Ramco ERP, Epicor 11, Supply Chain Management (SCM), Financial System Implementation, Robotic Process Automation (RPA), Business Analysis

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