FUNCTIONAL ANALYST III, BW, IS&T (4811/G1117)

Location
Boston, Massachusetts
Posted
Jul 12, 2017
Ref
300716
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution

The BW Functional Analyst is an integral part of the support, sustainment and enhancement activities of the IS&T Applications & Reporting Team, requiring an understanding of business needs and the key systems data, metrics, and reporting requirements. Responsible for discovering, validating, documenting and communicating business processes and requirements associated with SAP BW.  The role serves as a key partner with service owners and managers, development teams, project teams and an array of business clients from different areas (business units and schools & colleges within the university). Understanding and representing the client’s operational needs, their strategic and business needs, and various project needs with focus on BW reporting is a vital component of the position.  This position will focus on business analysis and reporting services in the SAP BW (business warehouse) and other data warehouse & reporting environments. Act as an IS&T liaison for reporting and work with business owners in General Accounting, Comptroller’s Office, Budget & Planning, Purchasing, Grants Administration, Human Resources, and other areas as well as distributed end users to identify business needs for small changes, defects & enhancements and small projects. Work with other IS&T functional and technical resources to design and deliver solutions that include technical/system changes and also business process changes.

For large projects, the BW Functional Analyst will work with Project Management (PMO), department Directors, technical resources, and business owners.  The BW Functional Analyst must also contribute to and support reporting as a strategic service of Boston University inclusive of IT initiatives such as data integration, system upgrades, enhancements and expansion of data and reporting capabilities and tools.  The analyst is often the first tier in assessing and investigating BW issues, and must have a hands on ability to work with and analyze source data and support reporting needs across a variety of subject areas spanning SAP ECC & SRM modules (e.g. FM, FI, GM, HCM SRM), SAP BW, and various ancillary data sources and data environments.

Required Skills

B.A./B.S. required, three to five years of related experience.