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Cendien - Senior Cognos Developer & Consultant

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Cendien - Senior Cognos Developer & Consultant

  1. 1. Senior Cognos Consultant / BI Developer Consultant: Ramana Cendien Consulting 1846 E Rosemead Pkwy Ste. 200 Carrollton, TX 75007 Phone: 214-245-4580 Fax: 972-559-1184 http://www.cendien.com Professional Summary  Over 13+ yrs. of experience in Data Report Development including 10+ yrs of experience in Data Warehousing.  Extensive knowledge in various reporting objects like Facts, Attributes, Hierarchies, Transformations, filters, prompts, Calculated fields, Sets, Groups, Parameters etc., in Tableau  Good knowledge of Data warehouse concepts, dimensional modelling  Working knowledge on Oracle, Sql Server, DB2 and IBM Netezza, Teradata  Having hands on experience of Cognos Server and Portal administration, installation of various Cognos products on windows environment and Unix environments  Hands on Experience on the migration of Cognos Business Intelligence 7.4/8.1/10 cubes and reports to Cognos 8.4 and 10 environments, V11  Hands on Experience on SDLC process, Requirements Gathering, Analysis, Technical specifications and project related docs  Hands on Modeling Business Layer using Cognos Business Intelligence Framework Manager for dimensional and relational models  Has experience in requirement analysis, design, developing and testing various types of reports for various projects ranging from simple to complex reports and dashboards.  Experience in designing and development of reports using Cognos Series 7 and Cognos 8 and 10 Suite of products, Cognos V11 Analytics  Good knowledge in Cognos Business Intelligence Transformer cube design, builds Analysis Studio for multi-dimensional reporting.  Having experience in Cognos Installation and configuration of Cognos 8 and 10 on stand-alone and distributed environment  Automation of cube builds process and deployments using shell scripts and batch scripts  Good conceptual knowledge in Data Warehousing, OLAP and report generation using o COGNOS – (8, 8, 10, ReportNet, Impromptu, Transformer 7.3,8,10, Power play studio, Cognos Workspace and Workspace Advanced), Cognos V11  Having experience in application development using Visual Basic 6.0.  Having Working experience in Cognos TM1, Crystal reports, Informatica, OWB, SSIS, Business Objects, SSRS, Qlikview, Tableau  Good Sql and pl/sql coding skills using Toad and Agility Workbench on Oracle, SQL Server, IBM Netezza  Well-versed in developing reporting applications using Cognos 8 Components like Framework Manager, Report Studio, Query Studio, Analysis Studio, Cognos Connection, Data Manager.  Sound Skills on Dash Board Report building using Report Studio and Analysis Studio, Ad-hoc reporting using Query Studio.  Experience with Framework Manager Metadata Modeling (Physical Layer, Business Layer and Packages) and publishing packages into Cognos connection.  Experience in DMR modeling using Framework Manager and Implementing Security.  Good experience in creating Dimensional Builds, fact builds using Data Manager.  Strong Knowledge with Transformer model design and Power play cube building.  Experience in implementing security in Framework Manager & Cognos Connection.  Experience in dimensional modeling using Star Schema and Snow-Flake Schema.  Experienced in Migrating Reports from Cognos Series 8 reports, cubes to Cognos 8.  Excellent Team coordinating Skills with the Development Team and Deliverable dates.
  2. 2. Senior Cognos Consultant / BI Developer Consultant: Ramana Cendien Consulting 1846 E Rosemead Pkwy Ste. 200 Carrollton, TX 75007 Phone: 214-245-4580 Fax: 972-559-1184 http://www.cendien.com  Experience in data Extraction, Transformation and Loading(ETL) in data ware house environment using Informatica.  Exposure on in modifying the Informatica mappings to according to business needs  Exposure on the transformations like Source Qualifier, Expression, Aggregator, Filter, Router, Sorter, Update Strategy, Lookup, Joiner and Sequence Generator  Experience in creating Mapping, Sessions and scheduling Workflows using Workflow Manager Certifications and Licenses  IBM Cognos Business Intelligence 8 Certified BI reports Designer  IBM Cognos 10 Business Intelligence Certified BI reports Designer  Tableau Certification BI Development – IS, Tenet Healthcare 10/2016 – 02/2018 Project: Tenet BI Client: Tenet, Dallas - Texas, USA Role: Data warehouse/ Business Intelligence Lead Developer Tools and Technologies: Windows 2012 Server, Cognos Business Intelligence Suite 10, Netezza, Tableau10.2.1, Aginity Workbench, Sql Server 2012 Description: This project is for Tenet HealthCare is one of the biggest Hospital Chains in USA. Currently the project is BI development of reports/dashboard using Tableau as well Cognos suite of products  Requirement analysis based on business users request  Collaboration with various teams  Tool evaluation based on the requirement  Design of Cognos dashboards as per requirement  Design and development of Cognos cubes and deployment  Development of dashboard using Cognos cubes  Re-design and optimize to match/improve performance of the application  Design of dashboards using Tableau using various functionalities  Securing of Tableau dashboards to sync with enterprise level security  Unit testing and data accuracy testing of the dashboards  Securing of the dashboards and deployment to production environment  Schedule and refresh of the dashboards  End to end development from requirement gathering to design, development and deployment  Interacting with business analysts to get the BRD’s  Converting the business requirement documents to technical documents.  Used PL/SQL as ETL for data loading and transformations using packages, procedures, functions etc.  Upgraded existing Reportnet reports to new Cognos 8.4 reports.  Created required packaged or modified existing packages by importing data from different data sources using Framework Manager  Developed List, cross tab, drill through, master-detail and complex reports which involved multiple prompts and multi-queries.  Developed reports with Tabular SQL.
  3. 3. Senior Cognos Consultant / BI Developer Consultant: Ramana Cendien Consulting 1846 E Rosemead Pkwy Ste. 200 Carrollton, TX 75007 Phone: 214-245-4580 Fax: 972-559-1184 http://www.cendien.com  Deployed the packages and reports from development to test environment and test to production environment.  Tested and validated the report output against the database to measure report performance  Created Prompt Pages and Cascaded Input Prompts to display in selected reports  Developed various dashboard reports as per user requirements for decision makers  Involved in installation, configuration and maintenance of Cognos Administration tool  Prepared and maintained complicated reports through the use of Cognos tools  Developed, managed and monitored testing and production environment.  Administered the quality of data generated and helped to make changes wherever required  Modeled metadata and applied in Cognos framework and reporting.  Ensured delivery of project within deadline.  Ensured proper scheduling and administration of Cognos connection.  Evaluated the overall performance of Cognos suite to meet the business needs.  Created test cases and technical documents.  Supported in resolving the Production Issues. Go to Market – Assort Financial, Nike Retail Inc. 02/2015 – 09/2016 Project: Go To Market Client: Nike Retail Inc Role: Data warehouse/ Cognos BI Lead Developer Go to Market Business Intelligence solution within Nike Retail Inc., is of one business unit which captures the sales and inventory information. This project enables insightful business intelligence solution decisions by providing Go to Market solutions to BPLs and other leaders across organization to access to consistent, accurate and timely information of Sales and Inventory of various Retailers across GEO’s based on the medal type (Gold, Silver, Bronze and Unclassified) Tools and Technologies: IBM Cognos BI 10.2.2, IBM Go office, Oracle, Teradata, Version One, Agile, Service Now  Migration of Cognos Reports from Oracle DB to Teradata  Collaborate with various teams on requirements, product owner and other teams  Validation of Cognos objects and data against multiple scenarios after migration  Develop, Design and Publish of Cognos FM model and changes  Requirement analysis and validation with BSA’s and Product owners  Design the Report prototypes as per the Business needs and solutions  Develop and Design the various report as per the Business owners demand  Consult and collaborate with various teams on requirements  Release process implementation and follow the deployment activities across various teams  Enhancement to the existing reports and design of new reports  Feasibility study of the requirements and providing optimal BI solutions  Performance Tuning of reports using Cognos best practices  Providing Cognos best solutions and coordinating with support team and IBM  Validation of objects across environment after migration and deployments
  4. 4. Senior Cognos Consultant / BI Developer Consultant: Ramana Cendien Consulting 1846 E Rosemead Pkwy Ste. 200 Carrollton, TX 75007 Phone: 214-245-4580 Fax: 972-559-1184 http://www.cendien.com BI Development – IS, Tenet Healthcare 06/2011 – 12/2014 Project: Tenet BI Client: Tenet Healthcare, Plano- Texas, USA Role: Data warehouse/ Cognos Business Intelligence Lead Tools and Technologies: Windows 2008 Server, Data Stage, Cognos Business Intelligence suite 8.4, 10, Oracle, Daptive, Netezza, Tableau, Aginity Workbench, Cognos SDK Description: This project is for Tenet HealthCare is one of the biggest Hospital Chains in USA. Currently the project is migrated from Oracle 11g to Netezza DB and Cognos 10.1 to 10.2 in which all the objects and tested and migrated and wherever required the codes are changed according to Netezza. Roles and responsibilities  Support the tickets raised in the HP Quality Center ticketing system  Change and update the tickets and prioritize based on the ticket severity  Schedule and Monitor the Cube build process, reports and jobs through batch scripts and portal administration  Design, Build and deploy the Transformer cubes in different environments  Export and Import of the packages/reports to different environments  Installation and configuration of Cognos product tools and fix packs.  Content store backup on regular basis  Development and test of various objects to Netezza db.  Design of Cognos dashboards as per requirement.  Re-design and optimize to match/improve performance of the application  Design of Cognos mobile reports using IBM Cognos apps for android and iOS using Active report functionality in Cognos 10.2  Upgradation of Cognos 8.4 objects to Cognos 10.1 and validation and fixes any required.  Ensure same end-user experience and usability of the tool, with no impact and accuracy of data  Installation and configuration and upgrade to Cognos 10.2.1 on windows server 2003  Active reports for mobile version of iPhone and Android phones  Tableau reports and dashboards  Testing of Data accuracy using Toad SQL, Aginity Workbench Dole Foods Migration 11/2010 – 05/2011 Project: DFC Data Warehouse Migration Client: Dole Food Company, CA, USA Role: Data warehouse/ Cognos Lead Architect Tools and Technologies: Windows 2000 Server, Unix, Oracle 8.3,9.1, Cognos 7.3 Series, Cognos 8.4 Business Intelligence, Crystal Reports, Toad, SQL This project is for the client Dole Food Company (DFC). DFC is the one of the division of Dole. DFC migration involves the migration of Cognos 7.4/8.1 application to Cognos 8.4
  5. 5. Senior Cognos Consultant / BI Developer Consultant: Ramana Cendien Consulting 1846 E Rosemead Pkwy Ste. 200 Carrollton, TX 75007 Phone: 214-245-4580 Fax: 972-559-1184 http://www.cendien.com The following roles and responsibilities:  Weekly status call with client on business understandings  Requirement Analysis of the existing system and compatibility study of the Cognos environment  Design of the Cube models using Framework Manager model  Installation and configuration of Cognos in distributed environments  Generation of the iqds from the Framework manager  Administered tasks such as Scheduling, Deployment  Export and Import of Packages into different environments  Creation of data sources backup of the Content store  Migration of Reports from various BI tools to Cognos BI  Providing the access privileges to different users of AD groups Verizon Wireless 01/2010 – 10/2010 Project: Payroll Consolidation Role: Cognos BI Lead Developer The project is to consolidate their payroll system and DWH, it involves the retooling the different environments like Business, Telecom and Wireless people. Gathering data from different environments and creating the required data marts as well as to design and build new framework models, reports and cubes for various applications. Responsibilities:  Gathered new requirements, analyzed the existing business requirements and interacted with business users.  Used People soft SQR for ETL process and involved in data warehousing.  Analyzed the Mainframes Focus code and worked on Mainframes Focus reports to convert them into Cognos.  Created the new projects using Framework Manager by importing data from different data sources.  Designed the Framework Manager models by creating Data layer and Presentation Layer and published the packages to the Cognos Connection Portal  Developed multiple page reports with page-breaks based on the first page of the report using Master-detail relationship.  Developed List, cross tab, drill through, master-detail and complex reports which involved multiple prompts and multi-queries.  Developed Query Prompts, Calculations, Conditions and Filters in the models and reports.  Created Prompt Pages and Cascaded Input Prompts to display only the selected entrees in the report.  Developed various dashboard reports as per user requirements for them to make decisions on business users.  Responsible for creating the tables, enforcing the Constraints & Indexes.
  6. 6. Senior Cognos Consultant / BI Developer Consultant: Ramana Cendien Consulting 1846 E Rosemead Pkwy Ste. 200 Carrollton, TX 75007 Phone: 214-245-4580 Fax: 972-559-1184 http://www.cendien.com  Responsible for Creating and coding the Packages, Procedures, Functions which built the Desired Functionality.  Created Data Dictionary for future reference.  Supported in resolving the Production Issues. Environment: PeopleSoft HRMS, Cognos 8.4.1 Framework Manager, Report Studio, Analysis Studio, Query Studio, Cognos Transformer, Toad 9.7.2, Oracle 11g, Windows XP, and UNIX. Swift Mindtree 04/2009 – 01/2010 Project: SWIFT BI Projects Client: SWIFT, Belgium, Europe Role: Data warehouse/ Cognos Business Intelligence Lead & Architect Tools and Technologies: Sun Solaris UNIX, Cognos Series7, Cognos Business Intelligence 8.4, SSIS, SSRS SWIFT supplies secure messaging services and connectivity software to more than 8,000 financial institutions in more than 200 countries. SAMS:-SAMS (Support, Analysis, Metrics, System) application is monitoring the daily metrics related to customers’ support of SWIFT, and cubes for cases, tickets and incoming ticket measures cubes. LLUR: Leased Line Usage Reporting (LLUR) service available on swift.com. LLUR provides customers with bandwidth utilization statistics for their permanent connections to SWIFTNet. ATLAS:-Atlas reporting is the ticket management system of SWIFT where cases are raised by the internal and external customers. SLA reporting: SLA reporting is development of around 13 reports for swift services subscribed by customers of swift Roles and responsibilities were performed  Interaction with client for requirements and business clarifications  Maintenance of cubes and CR’s to the existing cubes  Development of new reports as reqd and troubleshooting to the existing reports  Cognos 8.4 installation and configuration tasks – involved in the installation of Cognos 8.4 Fix pack 2 on Sun Solaris OS  Content Store back on regular basis  As Cognos core team need to help the internal report development team and troubleshoot their issues.  Publish and deployment of packages from one environment to another environment  Assigning of the user groups for the various packages  Implementation of CRs and troubleshoot the various issues in Cognos applications  Design of the report specifications and development of reports using report studio.
  7. 7. Senior Cognos Consultant / BI Developer Consultant: Ramana Cendien Consulting 1846 E Rosemead Pkwy Ste. 200 Carrollton, TX 75007 Phone: 214-245-4580 Fax: 972-559-1184 http://www.cendien.com Affinion Group USA 09/2008 – 03/2009 Project: Truston and Hotline – Online Reporting Client: Affinion Group, USA Role: Senior Cognos Developer Affinion Group offers innovative products and solutions like Membership services and Insurance service. The Scope of this project is to implement the Truston and Hotline-Online Tools and Technologies: Oracle9, Informatica, Cognos 8.3 The following are the roles and responsibilities performed  Regular calls with the onsite team on the status  Client interaction on the business understanding  Analysis and modeling business layer using Framework Manager  Developed model and published package.  Interacting with the client on a regular basis for business clarifications Mindtree /John Wiley USA 03/2008 – 08/2008 Project: Phoenix Usage Reporting Client: Affinion Group, USA Role: Senior Cognos Developer The Purpose of Phoenix reporting is to capture the Customer details that login to John Wiley site to access the Wiley products. Tools and Technologies: Cognos 8.3, Oracle 9i, OWB, Business Objects, Crystal reports Roles and Responsibilities  Coordinated the team on the deliverables  Weekly status call with onsite coordinator and client  Created Dynamic column reports based on the Prompt values selected.  Created Cascade Prompts and various prompts as per requirement.  Created drill through reports to link two or more reports.  Migration of BO reports to Cognos  Validation of data after migration  Unit testing of the reports General Motors Corp 05/2006 – 02/2008 Project: Peregrine and Quote Migration Client: GMC Financial Services Role: Cognos Developer This Client General Motors Acceptance Corporation Insurance is the financial services unit of the $185 Billion General Motors, One of the Top 10 Auto Insurance companies in the United States. The project involved converting crystal reports as part of organization-wide Peregrine Tools and Technologies: Crystal reports, ReportNet 1.1MR3, Cognos 8, Oracle 9i The following as the roles and responsibilities performed  Created filters and prompts to reports to add interactivity for users.
  8. 8. Senior Cognos Consultant / BI Developer Consultant: Ramana Cendien Consulting 1846 E Rosemead Pkwy Ste. 200 Carrollton, TX 75007 Phone: 214-245-4580 Fax: 972-559-1184 http://www.cendien.com  Created drill through reports to link two or more reports.  Created reports using conditional formatting.  Created various kinds of reports using report studio.  Created report using Tabular set.  Created master detail reports. Aptronics / Grupo Sanborns 09/2005 – 04/2006 Project: GS Reporting System Client: Grupo Sanborns, Mexico Role: Cognos Developer For this project I developed reports using Cognos Impromptu for a Retail Business covering the consumer products especially FMCG products. Tools and Technologies: Oracle 8i, Informatica 6.1, Cognos 7 Series Impromptu The following tasks were performed  Creating catalog and connecting between impromptu and data source through ODBC.  Creating catalog to build various kinds of Reports using prompts and other features  Involved in reports using hot file, snapshots.  Creating various kinds of reports using impromptu for end user.  Creating joins to get the necessary detailed data from tables. Aptronics / TELCO 09/2004 – 08/2005 Project: Billing system Client: TELCO Role: Senior Programmer / Business Analyst Tools and Technologies: Oracle 8 and Visual Basic 6 Description: Automation of processes for the medical distributors. The project Modules included Invoice entry, Billing, Master maintenance, Order management and Inventory control. Roles and Responsibilities:  As a Team member involved in requirements gathering  Analysis and design of the product  Coding and testing of product Education  Bachelor degree in Electronics, Kakatiya University, Warangal,  Master of Computer Applications, Osmania University, Hyderabad Academic Affiliations  PG affiliation to OSMANIA University, Bachelor’s affiliation to Kakatiya University
  9. 9. Senior Cognos Consultant / BI Developer Consultant: Ramana Cendien Consulting 1846 E Rosemead Pkwy Ste. 200 Carrollton, TX 75007 Phone: 214-245-4580 Fax: 972-559-1184 http://www.cendien.com Achievements  Achieved Outstanding Performer for the Year 2009-2010  Spot award winner for DELL Services for outstanding work and management of team

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