What is the role of a Functional

Consultant in Support and
Implementation Project?
2 JANUARY 2015 1,134 VIEWS 5 COMMENTS ARTICLE BY SHAILENDER THALLAM

Who is a Functional Consultant?
A role of functional consultant involves in understanding the client’s business process,
requirements and mapping to the Oracle EBS system as best as possible. If gaps are
identified between the requirements and Oracle EBS system, the functional consultant with
the help of Technical architect should suggest solutions.

Role of a Functional Consultant in a Implementation Project
1.

Requirement Study in detail

2.

Preparation of RD020 document (As-Is process document) and get sign-off from
client

3.

Mapping the requirements to Application process

4.

Preparing BP080 Document (Mapping of As-Is process to To-Be Process) and get
sign-off from client

5.

Business Process Re-Engineering (BPR) need to be done if required

6.

Identification of GAP

7.

Preparing MD050/60 for customization

8.

Conference Room Pilot (CRP) environment Setup

9.

Conduct Conference room pilot testing, unit testing, and integration testing. Test
script preparation.

10.

Training Environment Setup (Optional, Same CRP instance may be used)

11.

Prepare Standard Operating Procedure (SOP) manuals

12.

Testing of Customizations (Forms, Interfaces and Reports)

13.

User Acceptance Testing (UAT) environment Setup

14.

Prepare TE040 document (Test Case Document)

15.

Assist users in UAT and resolve UAT issues

16.

Prepare BR110 document and get the access details requirement from the client

17.

Document management (version Control & Incremental setup)

18.

Production Instance Setup

19.

Assist Developers to upload the master data and open transactions

20.

Verify the uploaded masters and open transactions

21.

Post Live support

In case. Test Data & testing. Performance Tuning . In case. then run those required (data fix SQL’s when Required) and update SR’s and co-ordinate with oracle support team till closure 5. then Describe and transfer the issue to Technical Consulting team with the inputs. When an issue is received. In case. if the issue requires the support of Database Technical Consultants/DBA. Prepare BR100 document (Setup Document) 23. Applications Developer tasks / Forms and Reports. Co-ordination with Technical Consultants / DBA’s. There will also be interaction with other modules consultants/Technical Consultants/DBAs/Developers 11. SQL’s or any other required to identify or resolve the issue. Monitor and help development team to complete the task 3. Training the end users and preparing end user training material 10. 8. Knowledge of discoverer is a plus. if the issue requires support from Oracle. Preparing MD050/MD060 documents for any customizations 7.22. PL/SQL and Java stuff 2. if the issue requires the support of development. if the issue requires to run diagnostics requests. then raise SR and co-ordinate with oracle support team till closure 4. Creation of process documents & its updating if required Functional consultant should know the basic SQL and the important tables and how to run diagnostics and SQL’s. it needs to be analyzed and resolved 2. Developers and Oracle Support Role of a Functional Consultant in a Support Project 1. What we shouldn’t expect from a Functional Consultant 1. then transfer the issue to development team with the inputs. hence it is better to know it. Coordination with client managers/Key users and other teams for issue resolutions and getting sign-off for release to be moved to production 9. Handling tickets and application support to the end-users. Preparing Test Cases. In case. Data Loader is an easy to use tool. Monitor and help Technical team to complete the task 6.

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