Thứ Tư, 30 tháng 7, 2014

SAP Financials Operations Analyst Job (Detroit, MI, US)

SAP Financials Operations Analyst-INF0009229



SAP Financials Operations Analyst



About the General Motors SAP Global Operations team:



The SAP Operations team is responsible to manage incidents, service requests and corrective CRs to avoid a potential interruption or reduction in the quality of a service to the GM Business Users. Global SAP Operations is focused on preventive, adaptive and corrective maintenance activities.



Global SAP Operations support 19 productive SAP landscapes that encompass many of SAP’s products to include FI, CO, PS, TR, MDGF, GRC, and Solution Manager. The SAP Global Operations team is geographically dispersed in multiple geographies and across multiple time zones to ensure our end users are provided 24x7 support for issues that disrupt our business.



About the role:



The SAP FI/CO/TR/PS Operations Analyst is responsible for the flawless operation of the technology and processes related to the SAP FI/CO/TR/PS module. This role assists the project teams during the design/development/rollout of large-scale SAP FI/CO/TR/PS solutions with focus on sustainability and post-implementation support. He/she will provide functional knowledge & develop deliverables within the context of the individual role.



He/she will assist the user community in identification and remediation of all production issues related to SAP FI/CO/TR/PS module. He/she must have knowledge of master data structures and processes in order to identify and correct any production related issues in the SAP FI/CO/TR/PS module (but not limited to the SAP FI/CO/TR/PS module).



He/she gathers operations redesign requirements and support the testing (regression, health checks, etc.) and implementation of package-based application software. The SAP FI/CO/TR/PS Operations Analyst is responsible to build expertise in interface and data conversions used in the productive environment as well as gain knowledge in this regard of new functionality going to be deployed. Deep knowledge of SAP FI/CO/TR/PS integration with the Logistic Modules of SAP is desirable.



The position must maintain conceptual understanding of enterprise software package solutions and related implementation/operations issues from a technical perspective.



He/she establishes credibility at all levels within the user community and builds problem-solving partnerships with users and colleagues. The SAP FI/CO/TR/PS Operations Analyst will assist in any project development activities related to SAP FI/CO/TR/PS to assure that the delivered system is designed for sustainability and long term support.



Qualifications

Qualifications:



Minimum Qualifications:



Must have



· Knowledge of master data structures and processes in order to identify and correct any production related issues in the SAP FI/CO/TR modules



· Knowledge of the SAP Project system and it’s integration with other modules



· Experience in New GL and parallel ledger on a global template in SAP ECC 6.0



· Experience working with Master Data Governance for Financials (MDGF)



· Experience with interfaces and IDOCS relating to SAP FI/CO/TR/PS module



· Experience with Project management using Solution Manager



· Experience with Invest to Divest (ITD) and Record to Report (RTR)



· Strong technical abilities to understand the complex interface structure in highly integrated landscapes



· Ability to direct the activities of ABAP resources to correct deficiencies identified



· At least 6 years’ experience working with the SAP FI/CO/TR/PS modules



· At least 2 full cycle SAP deployments



· Experience in working in an Global SAP Operations organization



· Ability to manage competing priorities in a complex and demanding environment



· Undergraduate degree or equivalent experience in a technical discipline



Preferred Qualifications:

- Project Management Professional (PMP)® credential

- SAP E2E Root Cause Analysis certification

- Appropriate SAP certifications in SAP FI/CO/TR/PS modules



Why General Motors?



At GM, we’ve charged ourselves with one mission: to design, build and sell the world’s best vehicles. And to achieve our goals, we’re currently undergoing one of the largest Information Technology transformations in the history of the auto-motive industry. GM IT is a leader in cutting edge technologies such as Mobility, Telematics, Mission-Critical Business Systems, Supercomputing, Vehicle Engineering, and Real-time Computing.



We offer challenging positions for passionate professionals looking to get in on the ground-floor of a growing “Fortune 5” firm that is re-inventing IT with a laser focus on Innovation, Speed, and Business Value.



Join our team and experience Information Technology at a scale and pace not seen before!

Primary Location: US-MI-Detroit

Posting Date: Jul 30, 2014, 1:00:16 PM - Ongoing

Job: Information Technology


SAP Financials Operations Analyst Job (Detroit, MI, US)

SAP Financials Operations Analyst-INF0009228



SAP Financials Operations Analyst



About the General Motors SAP Global Operations team:



The SAP Operations team is responsible to manage incidents, service requests and corrective CRs to avoid a potential interruption or reduction in the quality of a service to the GM Business Users. Global SAP Operations is focused on preventive, adaptive and corrective maintenance activities.



Global SAP Operations support 19 productive SAP landscapes that encompass many of SAP’s products to include FI, CO, PS, TR, MDGF, GRC, and Solution Manager. The SAP Global Operations team is geographically dispersed in multiple geographies and across multiple time zones to ensure our end users are provided 24x7 support for issues that disrupt our business.



About the role:



The SAP FI/CO/TR/PS Operations Analyst is responsible for the flawless operation of the technology and processes related to the SAP FI/CO/TR/PS module. This role assists the project teams during the design/development/rollout of large-scale SAP FI/CO/TR/PS solutions with focus on sustainability and post-implementation support. He/she will provide functional knowledge & develop deliverables within the context of the individual role.



He/she will assist the user community in identification and remediation of all production issues related to SAP FI/CO/TR/PS module. He/she must have knowledge of master data structures and processes in order to identify and correct any production related issues in the SAP FI/CO/TR/PS module (but not limited to the SAP FI/CO/TR/PS module).



He/she gathers operations redesign requirements and support the testing (regression, health checks, etc.) and implementation of package-based application software. The SAP FI/CO/TR/PS Operations Analyst is responsible to build expertise in interface and data conversions used in the productive environment as well as gain knowledge in this regard of new functionality going to be deployed. Deep knowledge of SAP FI/CO/TR/PS integration with the Logistic Modules of SAP is desirable.



The position must maintain conceptual understanding of enterprise software package solutions and related implementation/operations issues from a technical perspective.



He/she establishes credibility at all levels within the user community and builds problem-solving partnerships with users and colleagues. The SAP FI/CO/TR/PS Operations Analyst will assist in any project development activities related to SAP FI/CO/TR/PS to assure that the delivered system is designed for sustainability and long term support.



Qualifications

Qualifications:



Minimum Qualifications:



Must have



· Knowledge of master data structures and processes in order to identify and correct any production related issues in the SAP FI/CO/TR modules



· Knowledge of the SAP Project system and it’s integration with other modules



· Experience in New GL and parallel ledger on a global template in SAP ECC 6.0



· Experience working with Master Data Governance for Financials (MDGF)



· Experience with interfaces and IDOCS relating to SAP FI/CO/TR/PS module



· Experience with Project management using Solution Manager



· Experience with Invest to Divest (ITD) and Record to Report (RTR)



· Strong technical abilities to understand the complex interface structure in highly integrated landscapes



· Ability to direct the activities of ABAP resources to correct deficiencies identified



· At least 6 years’ experience working with the SAP FI/CO/TR/PS modules



· At least 2 full cycle SAP deployments



· Experience in working in an Global SAP Operations organization



· Ability to manage competing priorities in a complex and demanding environment



· Undergraduate degree or equivalent experience in a technical discipline



Preferred Qualifications:

- Project Management Professional (PMP)® credential

- SAP E2E Root Cause Analysis certification

- Appropriate SAP certifications in SAP FI/CO/TR/PS modules



Why General Motors?



At GM, we’ve charged ourselves with one mission: to design, build and sell the world’s best vehicles. And to achieve our goals, we’re currently undergoing one of the largest Information Technology transformations in the history of the auto-motive industry. GM IT is a leader in cutting edge technologies such as Mobility, Telematics, Mission-Critical Business Systems, Supercomputing, Vehicle Engineering, and Real-time Computing.



We offer challenging positions for passionate professionals looking to get in on the ground-floor of a growing “Fortune 5” firm that is re-inventing IT with a laser focus on Innovation, Speed, and Business Value.



Join our team and experience Information Technology at a scale and pace not seen before!

Primary Location: US-MI-Detroit

Posting Date: Jul 30, 2014, 12:54:40 PM - Ongoing

Job: Information Technology


SAP Security Administrator Job (Detroit, MI, US)

SAP Security Administrator-INF0009220



SAP Security Administrator



About the General Motors SAP Global Operations team:



The SAP Global Operations team is geographically dispersed in multiple geographies and across multiple time zones to ensure our end users are provided 24x7 support for issues that disrupt our business. We support 19 productive SAP landscapes that encompass many of SAP’s products to include ECC, BI, PI, EP, SCM/APO, SRM, EWM, CRM, MDGF, GRC, and Solution Manager.



About the role:



Responsible for SAP security for SAP landscape, including 4.6c, 4.7, 5.0, and 6.0 systems



Worked with client to development new procedures and polices to maintain SAP security integrity



Trained entry level security personnel in basics of SAP security so that they could be responsible for user provisioning.



Create and assign new users groups to all remaining GM users.



Configur and install GM rule set for GRC tools



Train GM security personnel to create background job to automatically run weekly reporting security reports.



Train GM security personnel to create and run SOD reports, both Ad Hoc and automatic background jobs



Qualifications

Minimum Qualifications:

- Experienced in studying and analyzing organization structure and defining job matrix, roles and responsibilities, transport management, security audit.

- Experience in using automatic profile generator (PFCG) in creating single roles, composite roles and derived roles

- Experience includes analysis, development, maintenance of SAP security for workplace, SAP R/3 and SAP BW with authorizations, creation & maintenance of roles using automatic profile generator, reconciliation of roles and user master records, Transport Management System (TMS),



- Experience in problem analysis and troubleshooting security issues (SU53 and ST01)

- Experienced in coordination with Audit team for SAP security audit and generated Audit Information Systems logs as per audit team requirement

- 2-5 years experience in overall SAP security operations



Educational Requirements:



- Undergraduate degree or equivalent experience in a technical discipline



- Appropriate SAP certifications in SAP GRC module



Preferred Qualifications:

- Strong knowledge of Security tables and programs



- Experience in generating reports using SAP AD Hoc queries (SQVI.



Why General Motors?



At GM, we’ve charged ourselves with one mission: to design, build and sell the world’s best vehicles. And to achieve our goals, we’re currently undergoing one of the largest Information Technology transformations in the history of the automotive industry.



We offer challenging positions for passionate professionals looking to get in on the ground-floor of a growing “Fortune 5” firm that is re-inventing IT with a laser focus on Innovation, Speed, and Business Value.



Join our team and experience Information Technology at a scale and pace not seen before!

Primary Location: US-MI-Detroit

Posting Date: Jul 30, 2014, 10:47:05 AM - Ongoing

Job: Information Technology


Thứ Năm, 24 tháng 7, 2014

Future of Make for Me: Luxury of Customer Centricity – Part 2

Today’s buzz: You – again!


Plus ça change, plus c’est la même chose . (Jean-Baptiste Alphonse Karr, 1849)


Early-days “Make for Me” industrialization was humming along until Henry Ford car-jacked it to launch the “Any color you want, as long as it’s black” mass-production manufacturing economy.


Today, consumers are calling the shots again, loudly clamoring for “Make for Me” products and services – all higher quality but at lower prices, of course. Mais bien sur.


Can new technologies help you give ‘em what they want and still keep your company profitable?


The experts speak.


Whitney Johnson, Disruptive Innovation Facilitator : “The more we give, the more we have. The more we let go, the more control.”


Elizabeth Hedstrom Henlin, TBR : “So, two cheers for Democracy: one because it admits variety and two because it permits criticism.” (E. M. Forster)


Reuven Gorsht, SAP : “To understand your customers, start by knowing why you exist.”


Join us for more of their insights on The Future of Make for Me: The Luxury of Customer Centricity – Part 2 .


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SAP Study Shows More Personalized and Targeted Football TV Broadcasting Would Better Suit the Diverse Interests of Viewers

WALLDORF — On behalf of SAP SE, former sports show presenter Prof. Michael Steinbrecher and research institute mct Dortmund are identifying what TV viewers want from football coverage. The project aims to aid in the development of new, innovative presentation forms for data-driven TV journalism. Their focus lies on opinions of data-based services, such as animated 3-D analyses.


The first results of the study suggest that viewers rarely find individual data points such as ball possession or pass completion rate to be meaningful. They expect the journalists to interpret and classify this data in context. The better the expert analyses are presented before and after the game and the clearer the tactical details are visualized as a result, the better the fans perceive the coverage. To build their hypothesis, the researchers held discussions with several groups immediately before and after World Cup matches. TV viewers’ expectations of World Cup coverage diverge widely. While some fans expect complex analyses and data services, more conservative fans are fighting back against what they see as a “scientification” of the reporting.our types of viewers were identified: event-oriented, conservative, open-minded and tactics fans.


Except for the tactics fans, all study participants agreed that they want to receive as little additional information as possible during the actual matches. However, the way the data is presented is very important. In particular, participants found large graphical overlays disturbing while the game was still in progress. During the half-time break, viewers are open for data-driven analyses. The time provided for this is usually too short. The new goal-line technology is seen as an improvement. Only the conservative fans are skeptical in this regard.


Viewers think the pre-game coverage is too long overall; in their opinion, it should last less than one hour and should also become more athletic and more topical as the kickoff time approaches. The tactics fans think the pre-game coverage isn’t analytical enough. The event-oriented fans would like to hear more about the country and its people. But everyone agrees: as the match time draws closer, the coverage should get more sports-related and more topical.


The lower the emotional ties are between viewers and the playing teams, the more interesting the “second screen” becomes. Viewers then research background information on their smartphones or tablet PCs, comment on the match in the social web or use the alternative camera feeds in the networks’ media libraries.


“Major events like the World Cup show that in the long run, you can’t meet every desire of every group,” said Steinbrecher. If it were technically possible, TV viewers would seem to prefer separate, more targeted coverage. And even though this would mean an end to the shared viewing experience, more personalized offerings would be better suited to the divergent interests of the viewer types.”


The four viewer types are:



  • The event-oriented fans: This type is not interested in football outside of World and European championships. For this viewer type, watching football an emotional event they enjoy in larger groups.

  • The conservative fans: This group includes real football fans who regularly watch football on TV and are well informed about current and historic football facts but reject data-driven journalism in general. The open-minded fans: This type also watches football regularly on TV and are well informed.

  • The open-minded fans: This type is not necessarily thrilled by data-driven journalism, but open to it. Journalists have to interpret the data. It also has to be well presented visually.

  • The tactics fans: This group of fans is strongly interested in all aspects of the game. They expect well-researched tactical analyses through data-driven journalism, to provide new insights. They want to have supplementary graphics and information during the match, whether embedded in the TV broadcast or on a second screen.


As the research continues, the researchers will verify the type definitions and calculate their numbers compared to the total TV audience. Next, Steinbrecher will examine which data is considered meaningful from a sports perspective, how more meaningful data can be developed and what potential for new coverage may become available to the TV networks.


For more information, visit the SAP News Center.Follow SAP on Twitter at @sapnews.


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Kamila Joanna Laures, +49 (0) 30 41092-252, CET, kamila.laures@sap.com


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Is Finance Ready for the Cloud?

Your Finance organization may be warming up to adopting the Cloud, with good reason.


In addition to helping Finance provide much-needed strategic advice to the business and facilitating operational efficiency and regulatory compliance, the Cloud offers ease of ownership, low-cost predictable subscription model, and reduced dependence on IT.


But before its lukewarm reception becomes an enthusiastic embrace, Finance first must balance these pluses against its valid concerns for the security and data integrity of critical financial information in the Cloud. What will it take to tip the scale decisively in favor of the Cloud?


The experts speak.


Joshua Greenbaum, Enterprise Applications Consulting : “The Office of the CFO needs to be split into the Office of Financial Compliance and the Office of Financial Innovation, so we can ignore the former and stop driving financial innovation based on what a regulator thinks is innovative.”


David Dixon, TruQua Enterprises : “Behind every cloud is another cloud.” (Judy Garland)


Neil Krefsky, SAP : “You are not here to shrink down to less, but to blossom into more of who you really are.” (Oprah Winfrey)


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Chủ Nhật, 20 tháng 7, 2014

SAP ABAP Developer Job (Atlanta, GA, US)

SAP ABAP Developer-INF0007373



SAP ABAP Developer



About the General Motors GM SAP COE team:



The innovation behind the SAP COE team is another example of how GM is breaking down the walls of conventional technological thinking. GM’s new SAP COE team is responsible for developing and delivering global solutions on our core SAP platforms.



As part of SAP COE team you will have the opportunity to work and contribute in a large and dynamic environment with numerous SAP instances across the globe. As a Basis Administrator you will have the opportunity to work along-side project team members in scoping and validating existing environments to ensure optimal performance for the global SAP landscape.



About the role:



GM offers a career in SAP which will expand your knowledge and provide opportunities to lead development and delivery for one of the world’s largest SAP implementations. This is a chance to develop your skills and expand your capabilities across a number of SAP modules across a global organization. This is a challenge which will enable you to grow as a top SAP delivery professional.

- Work with leading technologies from SAP and the latest integration and support packages

- Solution delivery for global process teams including Supply Chain, Logistics, Finance, Aftersales and Warehouse Management

- Ability to work on large scale global implementations as well as smaller, faster innovative challenges

- On-going training and development in SAP and the latest delivery techniques

- Responsibilities for technical design specifications for any development objects and alignment of that work within the organization

- Additional opportunity to prioritize work across multiple projects for delivery coordination with project timelines for yourself as well as other colleagues and/or contractors

- Responsible to develop a framework for non-functional requirements to optimize the solution for delivery

- Leadership opportunity to manage a team and manage a team of supplier resources including career development and work alignment provider, and managing the effort

- Engage in project management activities including estimate work, issues and risk, risk management, critical path assessment, and resource modeling



Qualifications

REQUIRED QUALIFICATIONS

- Bachelor’s degree in Information Technology or related field

- Extensive experience in SAP project life cycle deployments and/or sustain operations

- Managerial experience with teams leadership responsibility for 6-10 resources

- At least 5 years experience in configuration activities associated with an SAP system in one or many of the key modules

- Note: Location - Atlanta and support for Asia Pacific region could require after standard work hour calls or meetings to gather requirements and validate solution – appropriate flexible time will be applied

- Ability to coordinate resources and priorities across multiple projects and groups

- Ability to motivate teams to achieve tight schedules and resolve issues quickly

- Experience in working with outsourced service providers

- Project management experience



PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS

- 8 years experience in SAP configuration experience including responsibilities for multiple system landscapes

- Functional Lead role in at least 2 large scale SAP system deployment projects



All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability or protected veteran status.

Primary Location: US-GA-Atlanta

Posting Date: Jan 27, 2014, 4:58:29 PM - Ongoing

Job: Information Technology


Thứ Năm, 17 tháng 7, 2014

IT Business Analyst, Containerization, Global Supply Chain Job (Warren, MI, US)

IT Business Analyst, Containerization, Global Supply Chain-INF0009163



IT Business Analyst, Containerization, Global Supply Chain



About the GM Global Purchasing and Supply Chain IT team:



The Global Purchasing and Supply Chain IT team provides the technology innovation behind one of the world’s largest digital supply chains,with a network of 182 plants, 650 logistics service providers and 3,100suppliers to build 9 million vehicles and deliver to over 15,000 dealers worldwide. IT integrates the enterprise to make this happen. Ourindustry-leading team of analysts, developers, engineers, and architects develop, test, and deploy the technology that drives GM.



About the role:



The Business Analyst for IT Container Management will partner with internal cross-functional customers to understand business needs,analyze and evaluate various IT solutions, and drive enhancements through the application of systems and technologies that enhance global businessvalue.



This person will act as a liaison between the user community and the IT development and operations support teams. Role requires a high-level of customer focus,and business knowledge to ensure the appropriate business needs are clearly defined, communicated and delivered at or above expectations. Strong IT knowledge of web based technologies is also beneficial to bridge the gap between business requirementsand prototype development of a solution. Strong oral and written communication skills are required, with proven ability to communicate and build relationships cross-functionally.



This role requires technical knowledge of J2EE and Oracle databases as well as global business facing experience. Container knowledge can be obtained leveraging the existing resources in the Container IT group as well as the Container business resources.



This role will work to implement robust integrated operating plan model for all container activities that will interface with the appropriate data with other GM source systems like MGO (Material Requirements),logistics systems, central rate repository, MRP/SAP, and engineering activity. This role will define the appropriate requirements and solutions surrounding Container activities forestimation, planning, program management, daily operations and plant support. Goal is to improve operations,costs, and ability to forecast and measure actual cost per unit.



Qualifications

Minimum Qualifications:



- A bachelor’s degree in an engineering, supply chain management, packaging, information technology or technical discipline

- Supply chain business process, systems and data base experience

- Hands on experience with development of use cases, business requirements, system requirements, test scenario and test cases

- Strong oral and written communication skills, as well as the ability to effectively communicate with others whose primary language is notEnglish

- Creative problem solver, flexible, proactive, and ability to work in fast paced, ever changing environment

- Ability to organize, prioritize work, meet deadlines,working both with a team and individually

- Ability to develop business process models and create /deliver end user documentation and training



Preferred Qualifications:



- 3-5 years of IT experience in Purchasing, Supply Chain,Logistics, Container/Packaging Management, Manufacturing and/or 3rd party manufacturing services in the automotive industry

- Understanding of vehicle development life cycle, new product introduction, procurement, and returnable container management

- Knowledge of data structures, data base design, datawarehouses, business intelligence/analytic tools, ETL tools, data modeling and data integration methods

- 1-3 years of experience in J2EE development or similar tools

- At least 2-3 years’ experience with application development including deployment planning, change management, onsite testing, training, and start up support

- IT experience in project planning, project management, and status reporting to business and IT leadership

- Sound understanding of IT fundamentals and technologies pertinent to creating business solutions (software development and testing,architecture, applications, databases, integration, infrastructure andnetworks)

- Experience developing and deploying both custom and COTS solutions globally

- IT experience with global supply chain management,containerization, customs, port processing, consolidation & sequencing centers, security, ocean/rail/truck/air transportation, and industry transportation management systems



Why General Motors?



We’ve charged ourselves with one mission at GM: to design,build and sell the world’s best vehicles. We’re changing our IT business structure to help the company achieve our mission and are currently undergoing one of the largest Information Technology transformations in the history of the automotive industry.



GM IT is a leader in cutting edge technologies such asMobility, Telematics, Mission-Critical Business Systems, Supercomputing,Vehicle Engineering, and Real-time Computing. We offer challenging positions for passionate professionals looking to get in on the ground-floor of a growing“Fortune 5” firm that is re-inventing IT with a laser focus on Innovation, Speed,and Business Value.



Join our team to experience Information Technology at a scale and pace not seen before!

Primary Location: US-MI-Warren

Posting Date: Jul 17, 2014, 9:36:32 AM - Ongoing

Job: Information Technology


Does Cloud-based HR Boost Performance? Three Companies Report Back

It’s not big news that top performing human resources (HR) organizations are replacing spreadsheets and reams of paperwork with cloud-based software. But where’s the evidence that these new technologies are actually saving time or making people more productive?


Three HR leaders from companies in different industries recently shared their experiences with cloud-based HR technology during a panel discussion at SAPPHIRE NOW, SAP’s annual customer event.


Triumph Foods lowers the cost of doing business, increases productivity

As the largest premium pork producer in the United States, Triumph Foods needed to modernize its back-office systems in synch with the company’s overall commitment to state-of-the-art food processing from farm to table. “We didn’t have a lot of experience with technology, and when I joined the company two years ago our systems, including HR, were pretty much on paper in file rooms. Yet all of our employees carried smartphones,” recalled Nancy Fox, Vice President of Human Resources at Triumph Foods.


Triumph Foods began with SuccessFactors Employee Central, followed by Recruiting, and Performance & Goals for its highly diverse employee population. Although fairly early into its total implementation, Fox says that Triumph Foods has already decreased the amount of paper it uses for HR reporting. “We translate that to lowering the cost of doing business. The ability of people to get answers much faster is really mind-boggling. We look at software as a way to expand the size of your staff and hours of operation because an employee and their manager can be doing all of their HR business anytime from anywhere.”


Interestingly, Fox says that the company is using Employee Central as the ‘company intranet portal’ that it never had. “When I pull SuccessFactors up on my mobile device, it looks the same as if I’m sitting in my office. When we’re fully implemented and everyone is using the tools to their maximum potential we envision everyone will be using their smartphone, other mobile device or home computer 24/7 rather than waiting for the HR office to open. That’s a huge benefit.”


Owens Corning builds next generation of leaders

Building leadership from within is foundational to Owens Corning’s HR strategy. “We realized that we didn’t have the system capability from a talent standpoint to deliver what we needed. Some processes were on paper, our recruitment management system was old and unsupported, and we didn’t have performance management processes in place,” said Sue Hatfield, Director of HR Systems, Compliance and Payroll at Owens Corning.


Owens Corning first deployed SuccessFactors Recruiting, followed by Performance & Goals, Succession & Development, and Compensation. Plans for next year include Employee Central Payroll. The company benchmarked certain metrics prior to implementing the software in order to accurately measure results.



“We’ve had a 30 percent increase in internal promotions for our leaders and executives. The visibility in their profiles that allows employees to talk about what’s important to them, what their career goals are, and what jobs they want, has helped us to match them with the job that they’re really excited about,” said Hatfield.



In addition, 94 percent of employees have reported having more meaningful performance conversations, while executives experienced a 60 percent decrease in the amount of time spent completing succession planning. The company also saw a 35 percent reduction in both the cost to hire and time to fill positions.


Kawasaki changes company culture

Culture change was the overarching transformation at Kawasaki after implementing SuccessFactors Performance & Goals.



“We make some of the coolest toys in the world, and we’re all about winning and high tech performance. When I joined the company six years ago, we had performance metrics for our motorcycle engines but no metrics for our people. SuccessFactors has changed the company culture–the way you think about business and managing people. You have to think about what kind of a high-performance company you want to be,” said Tom Porter, Director of Human Resources at Kawasaki.



For the last two years, Porter says that 100 percent of Kawasaki’s performance reviews have been completed on time because the system enables HR to link annual bonuses to review deadlines. “Managers and employees collaborate to set goals and metrics for what will be achieved so there are clear expectations. Everyone looks forward to having performance conversations.”


As the experiences of these companies show, every organization has its unique business demands that encompass HR. Using technology to alleviate pain and support growth is like any other business imperative. At the end of the day, it’s all about empowering people.


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Thứ Hai, 14 tháng 7, 2014

SAP to Announce Second Quarter 2014 Earnings Results

SAP SE will release its results for the second quarter of 2014 on Thursday, July 17. CEO Bill McDermott and CFO Luka Mucic will host a financial analyst and press conference call to review second quarter results. Media representatives may also listen in on the financial analyst and press conference call via webcast at 2:00 p.m. CET / 8:00 a.m. EDT, accessible here .






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Thứ Năm, 10 tháng 7, 2014

Big Data Initiatives from SAP Help Protect the Planet and Global Food Supply

LONDON — In an effort to improve people’s lives, SAP SE today announced initiatives that aim to use Big Data to help better understand the planet’s diversity and enhance food safety. The initiatives intend to use the SAP HANA platform to collect and analyze data to help crowdsource the identification and analysis of species globally as well as identify fraud in the global food supply. The announcement was made at the SAP Big Data for Industries Influencer Event, being held July 10 in London.


Big Data Crowdsourcing Project Helps Better Understand the Planet’s Diversity

The International Barcode of Life (iBOL) project involves a consortium of institutions building a database containing DNA barcodes for every species on the planet. The database currently hosts more than 400,000 species. However to identify all the species on the planet, estimated at anywhere between 10 million to 100 million species, the International Barcode of Life project is looking to expand the number of people contributing to the research.


The SAP University Alliances program plans to help crowdsource the analysis of data collected through the LifeScanner application. The published DNA barcode data is intended to be made available to researchers and students for analysis and to be accessed through SAP HANA, SAP Lumira software as well as other third-party analytics tools. The SAP University Alliances program’s global network includes more than 1500 universities in more than 80 countries worldwide.


“Whether it’s better understanding the human species, or any other animal or planet species, there is no doubt that Big Data gives us the opportunity to better understand life all around us,” said Irfan Khan, senior vice president and general manager, Database & Technology, SAP. “The volumes and sources of data continue to grow rapidly and using this information intelligently can help prevent the extinction of species, promote new life science discoveries and improve the health of life on our planet. The SAP HANA platform helps organizations better process Big Data so they can acquire, analyze and act on insights in real time.”


New Research Sponsored by SAP Helps Identify Fraud in the Food Industry

New research by the Biodiversity Institute of Ontario shows that food contamination and mislabelling is prevalent across the herbs and spices, as well as fish and seafood categories. The soon-to-be-published market studies investigated product authenticity of common herbs and spices in the marketplace such as thyme, cinnamon, cloves and chilli powder. Drawing on early findings from the research project, adulteration was indicated in one-third of the products tested. This included product substitution, contamination and use of fillers, which were not listed on the product label.


Additionally, new research on seafood fraud in Canada, which examines adulteration of seafood over time, suggests that product substitution in the marketplace remains high, with more than 20 percent mislabelling, despite repeated media exposure. This stands in contrast to studies in the UK that revealed a combination of increasing consumer awareness and regulatory enforcement resulted in a significant decrease in seafood fraud.


SAP and Tru-ID Explore Solutions to Help Identify Fraud in the Food Supply Chain

Traceability of food sources and confirmation of food product authenticity is difficult and time consuming. Most global supply chain visibility solutions in the food industry ensure strict processes and track packaging, but knowing what species are inside the package is challenging because many species can be hard to identify after processing. To help address this challenge and to identify fraud in the food supply chain, SAP and Tru-ID, a new member of the SAP Startup Focus program, are exploring solutions to increase visibility in the supply chain leveraging SAP HANA.


Integrating DNA-based verification testing and product authenticity certification into supply chain solutions from SAP will help companies identify the source of adulteration among their suppliers. Using SAP HANA Cloud Platform, companies will be able to require suppliers to share independently audited tests. This would give companies better visibility into the authenticity of the foods provided by their supply chain.


Customers are envisioned to be able to integrate these test results into supply chain visibility solutions from SAP, so they can address problems that may arise from food-quality problems such as determining the quality of the foods supplied by certain suppliers, initiating product recalls when food contamination or substitution is detected and identifying risk exposure by supplier and product.


In addition, Cafer Tosun, a senior vice president of Strategic Research and Innovation at SAP, has been appointed to the board of directors of the Biodiversity Institute of Ontario, which is a founding member of, and hosts the secretariat for, the International Barcode of Life (iBOL.org) consortium operating in 26 nations.


For more information, visit the SAP News Center.Follow SAP on Twitter at @sapnews.


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Banks Embrace Technology But Not Fast Enough for Some Regulators, SAP Study Shows

WALLDORF While technology is changing every aspect of banking operations, 77 percent of participants in a recent survey say the greatest impact will be on customer satisfaction and regulatory compliance. Some regulators, however, believe banks are moving too slowly. “The Benefits of Innovative Information Technology in the Banking Industry” was conducted by the Frankfurt School of Finance & Management, New York University’s Stern School of Business and Management, the University of Applied Sciences and Arts North-Western Switzerland, the Business Transformation Academy (Basel, Switzerland) and SAP SE. The study uncovered various trends in banking, most notably a large disconnect between regulators’ expectations and the ability of banks to meet compliance and reporting requirements. However, many banks have plans to increase their budget for IT to invest in the necessary banking solutions to meet these changing requirements


The study included extensive desk research, in-depth interviews with C-level representatives from banks and regulatory authorities and a quantitative survey. It also provided detailed insights into the technology areas considered as most important for the industry. More than six out of 10 participants (65 percent) said mobile is the most important trend for the future, followed by in-memory computing (48 percent) and cloud (47 percent).


Banks Address a New Era in Information Technology

A senior executive from a large U.S. bank who was interviewed for the report noted that 25 percent of mobile phone users access financial services content on their phone, yielding a significant market opportunity for banks in mobile banking application development.


Mobile banking is following a similar usage curve to online banking, with China, India and the United Arab Emirates leading in adoption. In emerging markets, mobile devices provide access to financial services to previously under-banked populations. As one study participant noted, “The Hispanic market have higher penetration of mobile devices relative to PCs, so that the mobile channel becomes critical to reaching and servicing this important and growing part of the population.”


Respondents also recognize the opportunity in Big Data and analytics in banking and placed a much greater emphasis on the overall comprehensiveness of information. The top two priorities in platform features noted included completeness of aggregation (84 percent) and the availability of real-time information (62 percent).


Throughout the study, banks expressed six key expectations for Big Data in process innovation. Big Data solutions are expected to:



  • enable banks to tailor their offerings to the needs of individual customers

  • improve the banks’ trading strategies

  • provide better insights into market dynamics and improve market research

  • improve banks’ ability to react to internal and external issues

  • speed up high-quality decision-making processes

  • identify possibilities for revenue enhancement and cost reduction


According to the study, in order to implement customer-centric banking offerings to deliver better services, institutions will need to enhance their back office support systems to ensure customers experience the same quality standard through traditional or new communication channels. By synchronizing traditional and new banking channels, successful banks can retrieve all existing relevant information at every customer touch point. Banks will be forced to deliver better online services, including offering online chat in place of telephone services. They will also need to address data security and privacy issues in a competent and diligent manner to maintain trust amongst their customer base.


Regulators Define Requirements and Expectations
Throughout the study, a clear consensus prevailed that regulatory requirements are the primary driver of business model changes. Regulators agree that required levels of risk reporting in banks cannot be met given existing IT infrastructure. As one regulator noted, “IT budgets have to significantly increase to meet the current and future requirements.” Indeed, 61 percent of survey participants expect an increase in their IT budget of at least 25 percent in the next three years.


Regulators ranked new provisions that are regarded as the main cost drivers for the future IT infrastructure for banks. According to the study, the top cost driver is the Basel Committee’s guideline on principles for effective risk data aggregation and risk reporting (BCBS 239), followed by Basel III, Dodd-Frank, the recommendations set forth in the Liikanen Report, Markets in Financial Instruments Directive and Markets in Financial Investments Regulation, European Market Infrastructure Regulation and multi-curve valuations.


Regulators defined which features will characterize a state-of-the-art IT infrastructure from a regulatory standpoint. The ability to conduct automated ad hoc stress testing is key, as well as the ability to produce timely, complete, granular balance sheet data and counterparty data for the entire bank.


In order to achieve a sustainable infrastructure, regulatory authorities and auditors recommend banks make the following improvements:



  • Implementation of a central data warehouse

  • Improvement of data and process governance

  • Introduction of more automated processes

  • Flexible and customized modules for automatic analysis, stress scenario generation and ad hoc stress testing

  • Enhanced capabilities and data analytics for product valuation and bank enterprise risk management calculations

  • Enhanced capabilities for legal entity- and jurisdiction-specific analytics


As banks adopt advanced technologies to decrease the time lag on reporting, regulators have laid out their expectations. For reporting on regulatory and economic capital on a group level, institutions should aim for final results within 10 business days from the effective date. Interestingly, there is a common expectation that in the near future the time frame deemed acceptable for delivery of information will not exceed one day, granting near real-time visibility.


Banks are largely in agreement that their current systems need updating, according to the study. Respondents to the online survey expressed little confidence in the ability of their current systems and processes to simulate the potential effects of business decisions on various figures, including economic capital and regulatory capital, in real time.


Despite increased regulatory pressures for banks to update their IT infrastructure, banks remain largely focused on short-term success. As one auditor voiced, “To date, many banks tend to implement work-around and small scale solutions, but this will create significant issues in meeting potential future requirements.”


An executive summary of the study is available for download here. For more information, visit the SAP News Center. Follow SAP on Twitter at @sapnews.


Methodology
The study was executed through three pillars, including extensive desk research, followed by 20 in-depth interviews of C-level managers at various global banks, regulators, auditors and consultancies from the U.S., Europe and Africa, and an online survey of more than 1,500 members of the alumni network of Frankfurt School of Finance & Management. The interviewees were restricted to the top to upper management of the respective institution or the specialized division, such as risk management, front office or information technology.


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Thứ Hai, 7 tháng 7, 2014

Senior Procurement Contract Specialist Job (United States)

Senior Procurement Contract Specialist-PUR0003538



Senior Procurement Contract Specialist- IT

GPSC IT Purchasing& Contract Management



Responsible for Global Sourcing, Contract Management and Supplier Relationship Management activities supporting General Motors Information Technology Business.



Activities:



- Work with IT Stakeholders to develop and implement global strategies for goods and services procurement in the area of IT Hardware, Software, Services and Telecommunications

- Negotiate new IT Agreements and amendments to existing Agreements to obtain best in class Pricing,Terms and Conditions (T&Cs) and Service Levels

- Enforce supplier adherence to Terms and Conditions (T&Cs) and Service Levels through use of contract governance and review practices

- Ensure compliance to GM Purchasing policy and procedure



Qualifications

Qualifications



Required Critical Skills:



- Demonstrated 5+ years of experience in complex software and hardware contract negotiations

- Working knowledge of contracting methodology (Pricing,T&Cs, SLAs, Governance Models)

- Strong attention to detail and process compliance

- Experience managing commercial issues with suppliers and tracking supplier performance

- Ability to work in dynamic setting, handle multiple projects simultaneously, and meet deadlines

- Proficient with Microsoft Office products: Word, Excel,PowerPoint.



Preferred Critical Skills:



- Experience in IT procurement and contracting

- Solid knowledge of IT contract law and procurement

- Ability to work on a global team, independently, and self-directed

- Experience using SAP



Education and Training



- Bachelor’s Degree required or equivalent training/experience

- Degree in Procurement, Accounting, Business, and/or MBA preferred

Location:



- Austin, TX

Primary Location: United States



Other Locations

US-TX-Austin

Posting Date: Jul 7, 2014, 1:57:41 PM - Ongoing

Job: Purchasing


SAP Now European Company (SE)

WALLDORF — As of today, SAP has turned its legal form to a European Company (Societas Europaea, SE). After a 99 percent approval by the annual general meeting of shareholders in May, the company today has been registered as a European Company by the Commercial Register. The German subsidiary, as a consequence, has changed its name to SAP Deutschland SE & Co. KG.


With this step, SAP is underscoring the company’s international nature. The SAP Supervisory Board now holds five of 18 members that are of non-German background: three on the shareholder representative side, Pekka Ala-Pietlä (Finland), Bernard Liautaud (France) and Jim Snabe (Denmark), as well as Catherine Bordelon (France) and Steffen Leskovar (Slovenia) as representatives of the employees. In the composition of the Supervisory Board, SAP is one of the top three international companies of the German Blue Chips, DAX 30.


SAP’s transformation into an SE has no consequences for its contract partners, customers or employees. Employee contracts will continue as before and shop agreements are being retained. Shareholders’ rights have not been altered by the new legal form, and the conversion also has no impact on stock exchange trading of SAP shares. SAP shares are listed on the stock exchanges of New York, Frankfurt, Stuttgart and Berlin and can be traded there. The headquarters and registered company seat of SAP SE remain in Walldorf, Germany.


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Thứ Năm, 3 tháng 7, 2014

Stay on Top of Complex Construction Projects with Sablono

Whether it’s an airport, a hospital, or an office complex, the completion of large construction projects in a set time frame is always a challenge. Start-up company Sablono is now offering a software-based solution that helps address that challenge.


All too often, a project’s schedule does not accurately reflect its complexity, meaning that changes in the project timeline are often dealt with inadequately. This frequently results in exploding costs and delayed project completion.


The software package BIMtime from Sablono utilizes 3D modelling to generate detailed construction plans. The components of the resulting models are associated with Sablono’s certified construction processes by means of certified templates that contain standardized production procedures for each component. This, in turn, leads to a significantly more accurate construction plan with a thousand-fold increase in the level of detail that also maps any dependencies that may exist between the different construction trades. The plan is connected to the model throughout all phases of the project and is updated automatically.


“It’s now much easier for construction companies to stick to the original time frame, and site supervisors can monitor the building site’s progress in greater detail,” says Lukas Olbrich, co-CEO of Sablono. The company was founded in 2013 by a group of TU (Technical University) Berlin alumni.


Optimized control ensures that processes run smoothly

All progress made during the construction process is entered into digital checklists by controllers. The combination of manual and calculated forecasts allows the schedule to be updated automatically, enabling quick responses to unforeseen developments. Using SAP HANA technology, Sablono can analyze several projects simultaneously and in real time. This makes it possible to identify patterns in construction projects and to verify the accuracy of predefined process parameters.



While collaborating with the SAP Innovation Center in Potsdam, Sablono’s team had the opportunity to discuss problems and potential improvements to their software with experts. Sablono’s goal is to create a platform that facilitates the simultaneous management of several projects by collecting data from each construction project. The analysis dimensions offered by the solution proved to be a major asset.


In addition, the software simulates an optimal distribution of resources, based on the original schedule. The aim of these simulations is to closely analyze several criteria, such as project duration or costs, so as to identify potential improvements that could ease the construction process in the future. Construction workers on site would thus benefit from a construction plan that was always up to date and real-time status information.


To achieve this goal, the start-up is working together with several property developers: “Due to the highly complex processes that take place here, we hope to get all participants on the same level of knowledge with this software, to make sure that everybody works with the same database and knowledge in one consolidated system,” says Mathias Stieb, senior project manager at KVL Bauconsult GmbH.


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Thứ Ba, 1 tháng 7, 2014

Data Analyst – ILM Data Archiving Job (Atlanta, GA, US)

Data Analyst – ILM Data Archiving-INF0009077



Data Analyst – ILM Data Archiving



About the ILM Data Archiving team:



The Global Database, Architecture, and Tools organization is transforming information technology at General Motors by delivering integrated “IT for IT” that is used to plan, build, and run the business of IT globally. As part of this talented team of IT professionals, the ILM Data Archiving team will accelerate application rationalization, reduce risk, and optimize IT operations by providing a state of the art platform for Information Lifecycle Management.



About the role:



The Data Analyst will be responsible for analyzing source systems, identifying dormant data to be archived and/or purged, and determining the optimal approach for archival and retrieval of the data. They will also assist in designing critical components of Information Lifecycle Management (ILM) solutions that include database-to-database archiving, database-to-file archiving, query design, records management, consolidated archive, and advanced analytics.



The ideal Data Analyst should be able to:



- administer and configure tools and related software



- analyze complex structured and unstructured data sources



- create or reverse engineer logical and physical data models



- define archive entities, processes, business rules, and workflows



- write database queries, generate statistics, and interpret results



- collect and analyze data that is generated during the delivery process



- manage requirements, plans, priorities, and tasks using agile methods



- communicate effectively with stakeholders and teams that they support



- act as a change agent to drive direction and adoption of tool strategies



Qualifications

Minimum Qualifications:



- BS in Computer Science or technical discipline preferred



- Proficient in analysis and design of complex data models



- Proficient in Structured Query Language (SQL) database programming



Preferred Qualifications:



- Knowledge of Information Lifecycle Management policies and practices



- Experience implementing database archive and purge strategies



- Experience with information lifecycle management and governance tools (e.g. HP Structured Data Manager, HP Records Manager, HP Consolidated Archive, HP Autonomy IDOL, IBM Optim Archive, IBM Optim Test Data Management, IBM InfoSphere Discovery, Informatica Data Archive, OpenText Archiver)



- Experience with relational databases (e.g. Oracle, DB2, SQL Server)



- Knowledge of big data analytics platforms, NoSQL databases, distributed file systems, and ETL tools (e.g. HP Vertica, Teradata, Hadoop, DataStage)



- Experience with enterprise software suites (e.g. SAP, Oracle, SharePoint)



Why General Motors?



At GM, we’ve charged ourselves with one mission: to design, build and sell the world’s best vehicles. And to achieve our goals, we’re currently undergoing one of the largest Information Technology transformations in the history of the automotive industry.



GM IT is a leader in cutting edge technologies such as Mobility, Telematics, Mission-Critical Business Systems, Supercomputing, Vehicle Engineering, and Real-time Computing. We offer challenging positions for passionate professionals looking to get in on the ground-floor of a growing “Fortune 5” firm that is re-inventing IT with a laser focus on Innovation, Speed, and Business Value.



Join our team and experience Information Technology at a scale and pace not seen before!

Primary Location: US-GA-Atlanta

Posting Date: Jul 1, 2014, 1:34:30 PM - Ongoing

Job: Information Technology


Solutions Architect – ILM Data Archiving Job (Atlanta, GA, US)

Solutions Architect – ILM Data Archiving-INF0009070



Solutions Architect – ILM Data Archiving



About the ILM Data Archiving team:



The Global Database, Architecture, and Tools organization is transforming information technology at General Motors by delivering integrated “IT for IT” that is used to plan, build, and run the business of IT globally. As part of this talented team of IT professionals, the ILM Data Archiving team will accelerate application rationalization, reduce risk, and optimize IT operations by providing a state of the art platform for Information Lifecycle Management.



About the role:



The Solutions Architect will be responsible for analyzing source systems, identifying dormant data to be archived and/or purged, and determining the optimal approach for archival and retrieval of the data. They will also be responsible for the architectural design for critical components of Information Lifecycle Management (ILM) solutions that include database-to-database archiving, database-to-file archiving, query design, records management, consolidated archive, and advanced analytics.



The ideal Solutions Architect should be able to:



- define and develop architectural design for ILM tools and related software



- assist with creation of conceptual, logical, and physical data models



- analyze complex systems with structured and unstructured data sources



- define archive entities, processes, business rules, and workflows



- collect and analyze data that is generated during the delivery process



- manage requirements, plans, priorities, and tasks using agile methods



- communicate effectively with stakeholders and teams that they support



act as a change agent to drive direction and adoption of tool strategies



Qualifications

Minimum Qualifications:



- BS in Computer Science or technical discipline preferred



- Proficient in architectural design of complex enterprise systems



- Experience with architecture and data modeling tools and technologies



Preferred Qualifications:



- Knowledge of Information Lifecycle Management policies and practices



- Experience with infrastructure engineering of databases and storage



- Proven success on a complex IT integration and/or transformation project



- Mastery of database archive and purge strategies and/or ETL design



- Experience with information lifecycle management and governance tools (e.g. HP Structured Data Manager, HP Records Manager, HP Consolidated Archive, HP Autonomy IDOL, IBM Optim Archive, IBM Optim Test Data Management, IBM InfoSphere Discovery, Informatica Data Archive, OpenText Archiver)



- Experience with relational databases (e.g. Oracle, DB2, SQL Server)



- Knowledge of big data analytics platforms, NoSQL databases, distributed file systems, and ETL tools (e.g. HP Vertica, Teradata, Hadoop, DataStage)



- Experience with enterprise software suites (e.g. SAP, Oracle, SharePoint)



Why General Motors?



At GM, we’ve charged ourselves with one mission: to design, build and sell the world’s best vehicles. And to achieve our goals, we’re currently undergoing one of the largest Information Technology transformations in the history of the automotive industry.



GM IT is a leader in cutting edge technologies such as Mobility, Telematics, Mission-Critical Business Systems, Supercomputing, Vehicle Engineering, and Real-time Computing. We offer challenging positions for passionate professionals looking to get in on the ground-floor of a growing “Fortune 5” firm that is re-inventing IT with a laser focus on Innovation, Speed, and Business Value.



Join our team and experience Information Technology at a scale and pace not seen before!

Primary Location: US-GA-Atlanta

Posting Date: Jul 1, 2014, 12:49:36 PM - Ongoing

Job: Information Technology


Data Architect – ILM Data Archiving Job (Atlanta, GA, US)

Data Architect – ILM Data Archiving-INF0009072



Data Architect – ILM Data Archiving



About the ILM Data Archiving team:



The Global Database, Architecture, and Tools organization is transforming information technology at General Motors by delivering integrated “IT for IT” that is used to plan, build, and run the business of IT globally. As part of this talented team of IT professionals, the ILM Data Archiving team will accelerate application rationalization, reduce risk, and optimize IT operations by providing a state of the art platform for Information Lifecycle Management.



About the role:



The Data Architect will be responsible for analyzing source systems, identifying dormant data to be archived and/or purged, and determining the optimal approach for archival and retrieval of the data. They will also be responsible for the architectural design and data models for critical components of Information Lifecycle Management (ILM) solutions that include database-to-database archiving, database-to-file archiving, query design, records management, consolidated archive, and advanced analytics.



The ideal Data Architect should be able to:



- define and develop architectural design for ILM tools and related software



- create conceptual, logical, and physical data models



- analyze complex structured and unstructured data sources



- define archive entities, processes, business rules, and workflows



- collect and analyze data that is generated during the delivery process



- manage requirements, plans, priorities, and tasks using agile methods



- communicate effectively with stakeholders and teams that they support



- act as a change agent to drive direction and adoption of tool strategies



Qualifications

Minimum Qualifications:



- BS in Computer Science or technical discipline preferred



- Proficient in conceptual, logical, and physical architecture and design of structured and unstructured data models for complex enterprise systems



- Experience with data management and modeling tools and technologies



Preferred Qualifications:



- Knowledge of Information Lifecycle Management policies and practices



- Mastery of database archive and purge strategies and/or ETL design



- Experience with information lifecycle management and governance tools (e.g. HP Structured Data Manager, HP Records Manager, HP Consolidated Archive, HP Autonomy IDOL, IBM Optim Archive, IBM Optim Test Data Management, IBM InfoSphere Discovery, Informatica Data Archive, OpenText Archiver)



- Experience with relational databases (e.g. Oracle, DB2, SQL Server)



- Knowledge of big data analytics platforms, NoSQL databases, distributed file systems, and ETL tools (e.g. HP Vertica, Teradata, Hadoop, DataStage)



- Experience with enterprise software suites (e.g. SAP, Oracle, SharePoint)



Why General Motors?



At GM, we’ve charged ourselves with one mission: to design, build and sell the world’s best vehicles. And to achieve our goals, we’re currently undergoing one of the largest Information Technology transformations in the history of the automotive industry.



GM IT is a leader in cutting edge technologies such as Mobility, Telematics, Mission-Critical Business Systems, Supercomputing, Vehicle Engineering, and Real-time Computing. We offer challenging positions for passionate professionals looking to get in on the ground-floor of a growing “Fortune 5” firm that is re-inventing IT with a laser focus on Innovation, Speed, and Business Value.



Join our team and experience Information Technology at a scale and pace not seen before!

Primary Location: US-GA-Atlanta

Posting Date: Jul 1, 2014, 1:02:50 PM - Ongoing

Job: Information Technology


Data Architect – ILM Data Archiving Job (Atlanta, GA, US)

Data Architect – ILM Data Archiving-INF0009075



Data Architect – ILM Data Archiving



About the ILM Data Archiving team:



The Global Database, Architecture, and Tools organization is transforming information technology at General Motors by delivering integrated “IT for IT” that is used to plan, build, and run the business of IT globally. As part of this talented team of IT professionals, the ILM Data Archiving team will accelerate application rationalization, reduce risk, and optimize IT operations by providing a state of the art platform for Information Lifecycle Management.



About the role:



The Data Architect will be responsible for analyzing source systems, identifying dormant data to be archived and/or purged, and determining the optimal approach for archival and retrieval of the data. They will also be responsible for the architectural design and data models for critical components of Information Lifecycle Management (ILM) solutions that include database-to-database archiving, database-to-file archiving, query design, records management, consolidated archive, and advanced analytics.



The ideal Data Architect should be able to:



- define and develop architectural design for ILM tools and related software



- create conceptual, logical, and physical data models



- analyze complex structured and unstructured data sources



- define archive entities, processes, business rules, and workflows



- collect and analyze data that is generated during the delivery process



- manage requirements, plans, priorities, and tasks using agile methods



- communicate effectively with stakeholders and teams that they support



- act as a change agent to drive direction and adoption of tool strategies



Qualifications

Minimum Qualifications:



- BS in Computer Science or technical discipline preferred



- Proficient in conceptual, logical, and physical architecture and design of structured and unstructured data models for complex enterprise systems



- Experience with data management and modeling tools and technologies



Preferred Qualifications:



- Knowledge of Information Lifecycle Management policies and practices



- Mastery of database archive and purge strategies and/or ETL design



- Experience with information lifecycle management and governance tools (e.g. HP Structured Data Manager, HP Records Manager, HP Consolidated Archive, HP Autonomy IDOL, IBM Optim Archive, IBM Optim Test Data Management, IBM InfoSphere Discovery, Informatica Data Archive, OpenText Archiver)



- Experience with relational databases (e.g. Oracle, DB2, SQL Server)



- Knowledge of big data analytics platforms, NoSQL databases, distributed file systems, and ETL tools (e.g. HP Vertica, Teradata, Hadoop, DataStage)



- Experience with enterprise software suites (e.g. SAP, Oracle, SharePoint)



Why General Motors?



At GM, we’ve charged ourselves with one mission: to design, build and sell the world’s best vehicles. And to achieve our goals, we’re currently undergoing one of the largest Information Technology transformations in the history of the automotive industry.



GM IT is a leader in cutting edge technologies such as Mobility, Telematics, Mission-Critical Business Systems, Supercomputing, Vehicle Engineering, and Real-time Computing. We offer challenging positions for passionate professionals looking to get in on the ground-floor of a growing “Fortune 5” firm that is re-inventing IT with a laser focus on Innovation, Speed, and Business Value.



Join our team and experience Information Technology at a scale and pace not seen before!

Primary Location: US-GA-Atlanta

Posting Date: Jul 1, 2014, 1:53:05 PM - Ongoing

Job: Information Technology


SAP OTC Analyst Job (Atlanta, GA, US)

SAP OTC Analyst-INF0007032



q GM offers a career in SAP which will expand your knowledge and provide opportunities to lead development and delivery for one of the world’s largest SAP implementations. This is a chance to develop your skills and expand your capabilities across a number of SAP modules across a global organization. This is a challenge which will enable you to grow as a top SAP delivery professional.



q Work with leading technologies from SAP and the latest integration and support packages



q Solution delivery for global process teams including Supply Chain, Logistics, Finance, Aftersales and Warehouse Management



q Ability to work on large scale global implementations as well as smaller, faster innovative challenges



q On-going training and development in SAP and the latest delivery techniques



q Responsible for the functional design, configuration, and validation of the SAP solution for appropriate modules. GM has and will continue to work with Sales & Distributiion (SD) and OpenText



q Opportunity to ensure the solution has comprehensive testing approach and validation of end-to-end processes.



Qualifications

REQUIRED QUALIFICATIONS



q Bachelor’s degree in Information Technology or related field



Experience with modules in ECC: Sales & Distributiion (SD), Finance Accounts Receivable (FI-AR), Finance Supply Chain Management (FSCM) and OpenText



q Experience in SAP project life cycle deployments and/or sustain operations



q At least 1 year of experience in configuration activities associated with an SAP system in one or many of the key modules



q Ability to coordinate tasks and priorities across multiple projects



q Some experience in working with outsourced service providers



PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS



q 2-3 years experience in SAP configuration experience including responsibilities for multiple system landscapes

Primary Location: US-GA-Atlanta



Other Locations

US-AZ-Phoenix, US-TX-Austin, US-MI-Detroit

Posting Date: Dec 5, 2013, 5:13:33 PM - Ongoing

Job: Information Technology


SAP Analyst - European Delivery Job (Atlanta, GA, US)

SAP Analyst - European Delivery-INF0007038



q GM offers a career in SAP which will expand your knowledge and provide opportunities to lead development and delivery for one of the world’s largest SAP implementations. This is a chance to develop your skills and expand your capabilities across a number of SAP modules across a global organization. This is a challenge which will enable you to grow as a top SAP delivery professional.



q Work with leading technologies from SAP and the latest integration and support packages



q Solution delivery for global process teams including Supply Chain, Logistics, Finance, Aftersales and Warehouse Management



q Ability to work on large scale global implementations as well as smaller, faster innovative challenges



q On-going training and development in SAP and the latest delivery techniques



q Responsible for the functional design, configuration, and validation of the SAP solution for appropriate modules. GM has and will continue to work with FI, CO, FA, PS, PC, SD, AR, AP, IAS, VMS, MM, PP, and EWM – a chance to work on a variety of solutions.



q Opportunity to ensure the solution has comprehensive testing approach and validation of end-to-end processes.



Qualifications

REQUIRED QUALIFICATIONS



q Bachelor’s degree in Information Technology or related field



q Experience in SAP project life cycle deployments and/or sustain operations



q At least 1 year of experience in configuration activities associated with an SAP system in one or many of the key modules



q Note: Location - Atlanta; work hours would be an earlier start 5 AM - 3 PM ET (will work partial European hours)



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q Ability to coordinate tasks and priorities across multiple projects



q Some experience in working with outsourced service providers



PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS



q 2-3 years experience in SAP configuration experience including responsibilities for multiple system landscapes

Primary Location: US-GA-Atlanta

Posting Date: Dec 6, 2013, 8:50:30 AM - Ongoing

Job: Information Technology


SAP and Partners Co-Innovate to Connect Cars With Parking and Food Services in German Pilot Program

LEIPZIG — SAP AG today announced a co-innovation pilot with Volkswagen AG and further partners that intends to use mobility and cloud services from SAP to help drivers locate parking and nearby food offers in Hannover, Germany. The pilot is the result of a multi-year partnership and co-innovation investment by both companies envisioned to drive standardization and common formats to consume such cloud-based services. The announcement was made at the 14th SAP Automotive Forum, being held July 1-2 in Leipzig, Germany.


Initially focused on eliminating the frustrations and inefficiencies drivers encounter daily while searching for parking in cities, the pilot is envisioned to further extend beyond parking services to include location based services (LBS) for quick service restaurants (QSR), offering drivers location based food offers once they have parked. Built on SAP HANA Cloud Platform, the pilot plans to aggregate information on parking locations, vehicles’ location and route. The pilot also aims to integrate data from the Hannover airport to resolve the challenges of airport parking. These processes and information are envisioned to be integrated via the SAP Cloud portfolio and presented in an app on the user’s mobile phone.


This pilot shall represent the first time SAP and Volkswagen are delivering an end-to-end, scalable and replicable city-wide parking solution. The envisioned result is a cloud-based solution hosted and offered by SAP that shall enable drivers to find the optimal parking, saving time, saving fuel and helping increase the vitality of urban settings. Volkswagen and SAP intend jointly to collaborate to drive standardization of the marketplace services and their adoption by the industry.


“SAP’s multiyear co-innovation with Volkswagen is planned to address the everyday inefficiencies city drivers face around the world,” said Gil Perez, senior vice president, Connected Vehicles, SAP. “Our collaboration with Volkswagen intends to deliver a delightful user experience and accelerate the standardization of such services across the industry. It is a great showcase for the power of SAP HANA Cloud Platform to simplify daily complexity.”


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Media Contact:
Janice Edman, +1 (650) 223-4817, janice.edman@sap.com, EDT


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