Each month we recognise a K2 consultant who has received outstanding client feedback on their recent project.
This month the K2 Consultant of the Month is João Monteiro, an SAP FI/CO and SAP Project Manager. Read our interview with him below.
Tell us a bit about yourself, for example, which technologies do you specialise in? How long you have been working as a consultant? Where are you based?
I’m based in Lisbon and have been working with SAP for 15 Years within the Financial Modules. Throughout this time I’ve had many different roles, such as an Architect in SAP complex projects, a Senior FI-CO Consultant and I’ve managed SAP teams. I also have in-depth knowledge in sales, purchasing, logistics, retail and supply chain processes
Tell us a little about your most recent K2 project. What was being implemented, what were the technical challenges, how were they overcome etc?
I’m working in an SAP rollout from an Italian Group as an SAP FI/CO Senior consultant. We are implementing SAP in a Portuguese company’s code and defining group processes. Our focus is to prepare the system for the Portuguese localization and to create conditions that will enable subsequent rollouts in other countries.
What do you enjoy most about your job?
Helping customers to improve their business using SAP. I really enjoy analyzing and rebuilding processes in order to get better results.
Which technical development do you think will have the biggest impact on your field or the wider world of IT over the next couple of years?
Big Data – we should use the data that is now available to improve information systems and simplify IT implementations
What advice would you give to someone who is starting out as a freelance IT consultant?
It’s important to understand the basics first. Try to learn something every day and use it to get better results. Understand the customer’s needs and help them to accomplish them!
— João Monteiro, a SAP FI/CO and SAP Project Manager