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 Poorna Uppala, an SAP Architect from the USA.
Read our interview with Poorna below.
Can you tell us a little bit about yourself?
I have 15 years experience in SAP R/3 and other systems including the analysis, design and development of various different SAP Enterprise versions.
In my career, I have managed many teams both offsite and onsite with a variety of skill-sets such as; architects, cost analysis, resource evaluation and allocation.
I have also been involved in the development of complex forms, reports, interfaces, integrations, conversions and enhancement objects using the ABAP Workbench and Cloud as well as, PI/PO, Cast Iron/Boomi/HCI/SAP Cloud Integration (SCI) for SuccessFactors, C4C, CfT, ByD,HCM and Workday Integrations.
What was your most recent K2 project?
My most recent project was as an HCI (SAP Cloud Integration) Architect. The customer had implemented SuccessFactors Employee Central but they were struggling to develop the integration. The main challenge here was that I was brought onto the project late, approximately 2.5 months before it’s scheduled go-live and there was a lot of work to be done to resolve problems they had with the SAP integration of the Employee Master, Organizational Replication and Organizational Assignment.
What do you enjoy most about your job?
What I most enjoy about my job is how every day is a new challenge testing out solutions with new technologies. I like to keep myself up to date with new technology to stay relevant in my field and find it very exciting keeping up with the technology trends.
Which technical development do you think will have the biggest impact on your field over the next few years?
Technical developments I see having the biggest impact on my field over the next few years are most probably IoT, Mobile and AI.
What advice would you give to someone who is starting out as a freelance IT consultant?
My advice to people starting out as a freelance IT consultant would be to put an effort into understanding, listening and executing the requirements of your client to a high standard and be honest with them throughout the project. I would also recommend keeping yourself up to date with new technologies as your career progresses.
Poorna Uppala, SAP consultant based in the USA.