Benedict John Torres

I’m a SAP technical consultant with around 15 years of professional experience and always excited for new projects.

Around fifteen years in IT industry

I have been working in the IT industry since graduating in 2005. Since then, I have been working with a lot of multinational and global corporations.

Diverse Competency and Background in SAP and IT

I have been involved in different SAP roles from my core competency, SAP development, to functional consulting, data management and solution architecture. In addition, I have experiences in non-SAP technology such as Oracle DB and Unix as DBA as well as Hyperroll / Oracle Express for Data Warehousing.

Industry and Geographical experience

I have experience in multiple industries such as Pharmaceutical, FMCG, Retail, Manufacturing, Electronics, Government and others while working on different regions such as Americas, Europe and Asia. I used to be based in Germany, Thailand and now in Singapore.

Vast functional domain knowledge

I have project experience in different SAP functional domains such as Sales and Distribution, FI/CO, Materials Management, Human Capital Management, Document Management System, Production Planning, Customer Service and others

SAP Technical Skills

Reports (ALV, Dialog Programming, OOALV)
Interfaces (IDOC, RFC, ALE, BAPI, SAP Proxy, WebService, etc)
Conversion (LSMW, BDC, BAPI)
Enhancements (Exits, BADI, Enhancement Framework, BTE)
Forms (SAP Script, Smart Forms, PDF Forms)
Business Workflow / Process and Forms
ABAP Webdynpro / FPM / POWL
ABAP Object Oriented Programming

SAP Functional and others

Sales and Distribution
Materials Management
Financial Accounting
Document Management System
Human Capital Management
Production Planning / Customer Service
Python and Flask
HTML5 and Javascript
Unix and Oracle DB
Mongo DB

My Roles

Below are the roles that I have held over my career

Working as a Development Lead as well as UI/UX and Agile Lead for a major government project in SE Asia handling front-end (SAPUI5 and Fiori) and back-end developers (ABAP). In addition, I am working as a UI/UX managing the User Experience component of the project and working as a Agile lead managing Scaled Agile with 14 concurrent tracks.

Co-Founded SAPTM Consulting, Inc, a SAP Technical Firm based in Manila, Philippines. Our goal is to become the leading SAP Technical firm of choice. Our key capabilities are in SAP Development, SAP UI5, Fiori, S/4HANA and other new technologies.

Works as a remote freelance SAP developer for multiple clients on SAP development requirements which includes RICEFW developments with emphasis on ABAP OO and prototyping using SAP UI5 and REST Service using Odata / Netweaver Gateway for internal projects.

Development Interface and Integration Lead

  • Support business for five country roll-out project (Singapore, Malaysia, Philippines, Thailand and Vietnam) as well as Legal Entity project / Merger and Acquisition project for nine countries (Singapore, Malaysia, Philippines, Australia, New Zealand, Hong Kong, China, Korea and Japan)
  • Provide technical expertise and strategic guidance on development, infrastructure and interface topics.
  • Work with clients to determine requirement and scope of work.
  • Liaise with local business and ERP Global team for technical requirement.
  • Work with suppliers / service providers for interface related tasks
  • Work on cutover activities.
  • Provide regulatory guidance for tax authority (Philippines – BIR)
  • Work with an Asian Logistic Service provider for LSP interface work.
  • Support business testing particularly on technical perspective (ie. Interfaces).
  • Provided site infrastructure support (printer devices setup, network bandwidth tests, Citrix adoption, RF devices)

Data Lead

  • Provide SAP expertise in the area of Data migration
  • Provide guidance on SAP Master Data tables, fields and relationship.
  • Work with Business Users to manage the data scope and migration requirements.
  • Provide guidance and experience on data related concern.
  • Support the global team in terms of Data Loading tasks.
  • Provide data validation before loading
  • Perform conversion mapping specification via Cransoft tool.
  • Perform loading via Cransoft.

Hewlett Packard, Philippines

  • Handles developments on the different functional areas such as: Sales and Distribution, Materials Management, Production Planning, FICO, HCM and Product Lifecycle Management, DMS
  • Provides SAP development expertise and consultancy work for different clients.
  • Mentors junior SAP developers
  • Provides consulting work
  • Develop prototypes and innovative solutions like Sharepoint to SAP webservices, SAP to HTML5 / Angular development using REST like services, SAP GUI drag and drop functionality for DMS.

Hewlett Packard, Philippines

  • Led SAP development teams from 2009 to 2015.
  • Has led teams as small as 5 resources and as big as 50 full time resources at one point.
  • Led and managed ABAP developers for multiple SAP projects with multiple clients from different industries
  • Provides people management and thought leadership.
  • Involved in the end-to- end ASAP methodology and go live support
  • Handles solution architecture, estimation, resource management, technical delivery management and escalation management.

Hewlett Packard, Philippines

  • Provides technical solution architecture work on various SAP implementation projects.
  • Provides consultancy work to different clients to generate opportunities from leads by delivering customer solutions and create proposal with costing.
  • Responsible for delivering solution architecture and proposal creation for different opportunities
  • Provides and presents SAP capability and emerging technology presentation to different clients.
  • Manages the following service offerings: (a) SAP Upgrade Service, (b) SAP ABAP Factory service, (c) SAP ABAP QA as a service

Hewlett Packard, Philippines

Managed and led the overall innovation program for a group of 1000 employees from 2013 to 2015. Owned all programs and operations with regards to innovation. Worked with other site leaders to execute and implement the innovation programs. Led and executes the innovation strategy and programs for SAP.

Hewlett Packard, Philippines

  • Provided Workflow expertise in terms of solution architecture, implementation and support for multiple clients and modules. Provides consultancy work for different workflow requirements. Works as part of the SAP governance team for a certain client to provide expert advice on Workflow Best Practices.
  • Trainer: Acted as the Lead Instructor for SAP Workflow providing trainings for HP employees for the tower responsible of creating supplemental training materials up to conducting the actual trainings.
  • Has worked on these modules for workflow: (a) Materials, Business Partner and Pricing (SD), (b) SAP HCM Process and Forms, (c) Purchasing Workflow, (d) FI Document Park and posting workflow (invoice workflows), (e) Inspection Lot workflow.

Hewlett Packard, Philippines

Led a team of 5 SAP developers to provide 3rd Level ABAP Incident and Problem Management. Led the Change and Release Management

Hewlett Packard, Philippines

Led 20+ Oracle DBAs located in three sites (Philippines, Warsaw and Cincinnati) supporting a Datawarehouse system managing a 24/7 operation for a large multinational consumer products and goods company. Provides application and infrastructure DBA work.

My Projects

I have been involved in numerous projects across my entire SAP career. Here are the major implementation projects (at least 6 months engagements) that I have been involved in.

  • Lead Project Manager for a Government SAP HCM Project (2019 - present)

    Development Manager, Agile and UX Lead (Singapore)
    Working as lead on multiple technical and cross-functional tracks for a major SAP S4HANA implementation in Singapore which include team leadership, architecture, UX and technical thought-leadership and project management tasks.

  • SAP Technical Consulting for upgrade/migration project for a Pharmaceutical Company (2018)

    Lead Consultant/Architecture (Philippines)
    Worked as a lead consultant and architect for a major upgrade project for ECC (Suite on HANA), SCM, CRM and Solman SAP systems

  • SAP Technical Consultant (2017 - present)

    Freelance Consultant (Philippines and Germany)
    Ongoing development work for various clients involving prototyping, SAP technical migration and RICEFW development.

  • SAP Consulting for a leading US Pharmaceutical Company (2015 - 2017)

    Lead Consultant (Philippines and Thailand)
    Involved in a Asia Pacific roll-out projects providing SAP Development, Interface and Infrastructure Lead and SAP Data Lead. Also provided work for a Legal Entity project and a merger project. The modules involved are SD, MM, FICO, QM and PP. Currently based out of Bangkok, Thailand

  • SAP Onshore SAP Consultant for a German Steel Company (2014 - 2015)

    Hewlett Packard GmBH (Dortmund, Germany)

    SAP technical architecture and development work for a leading steel company based in Germany providing SAP development work for multiple projects, consulting work and prototyping work. The modules involved are DMS and PLM

  • SAP Senior Techno-functional resource for a Dutch Lifesciences and Materials company (2014 - 2015)

    Hewlett Packard (Philippines)
    Worked as a lead developer and techno-functional resource on a roll-out project. The modules involved are SD, MM, FI, EH&S

  • SAP Development Lead for a leading Japanese Electronics Company (2013 - 2014)

    Hewlett Packard (Philippines)
    Worked as a development lead and technical architect for a roll-out project in Singapore and Philippines. The modules involved are SD, MM, FI, CO, QM, PP and CS

  • SAP Development Lead for a New Zealand Government office (2013 - 2014)

    Hewlett Packard (Philippines)
    Worked as a development lead and senior developer for an SAP HCM implementation project

  • SAP Senior Developer for a German Optical Manufacturing Company (2012)

    Hewlett Packard (Philippines)
    Worked as a SAP developer for PP/MM Webdynpro project and PLM CDESK integration prototype with SAP

  • SAP Development Manager and Workflow Developer for a US FMCG company (2010 -2011)

    Hewlett Packard (Philippines)
    Led a team of SAP developers and worked as a Workflow developer for numerous workflow projects such as Material Master Workflow, Customer Workflow, Supplier Workflow and Pricing Workflow. Worked as the Workflow Subject Matter Expert

  • SAP Development Manager and Senior Developer for a US FMCG Company (2009 - 2012)

    Hewlett Packard (Philippines)
    Led a team of SAP developers and worked as a Senior developer for multiple small Master Data Management enhancements projects.

  • SAP developer for a US FMCG Company roll-out project (2007 - 2009)

    Hewlett Packard (Philippines)
    Worked as a SAP developer for roll-out project in US and Canada. The modules involved are SD, MM and FICO

Let’s work together

If you have any opportunities or challenges that we can both work together, let me know

+65 8740 2191 (Primary)

+63 917 558 5710