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It’s been more than a week since I was blog forwarded byxMoshe Naveh (Old Acct) to participate in the blog it forward chain in hisBlog It Forward – Moshe Naveh and I think that the combination of this honor with the exciting BIF initiative are more than enough to convince me to get me out of my comfortable ‘Industry Solutions-Utilities’ SCN space zone. πŸ˜‰

So let’s start…..

My name is Amlan Banerjee, and I am working as a Senior SAP Finance (though the actual terminology is FI-CA πŸ˜› ) professional with an Indian IT Consulting giant, TCS and is currently based in Sydney.

After completing my graduation (Engineering) in Comp.Science, I worked as ASP developer for a few months, but I couldn’t find it challenging and so I left the job and did my post-graduation (PGBM) in Finance.

So “Why Finance after Comp. Science“- I faced this question quite a lot in my career. 😑

Any guesses??? Well, the answer is straight and simple “Comp. Science was my parents wish, where as Finance was mine” πŸ™‚

I started my SAP career with a SAP FI certification and then moved to IS-Utilities (IS-U) space around six years ago.

“IS-U”- When people (mostly from non-SAP background) ask me what does IS-U stands for….I normally answer them as its the short form of “ISsUe” πŸ˜‰ πŸ˜†

Well jokes apart, IS-U, is something which I found very exciting and interesting.

The fact that it deals with the one of the basic human needs makes it more challenging and any changes can have adverse impacts on the society.

Though I have learned a lot of state-of-art IS-U functionality in all these years, my desire for learning new functionality hasn’t stopped.

I joined SCN around 3 years ago and have now got addicted to it. This is the place where I spent most of my day and sometime weekends (though I have to do it by hiding from my wife πŸ˜† ) as well.

Enough about myself…now its time to answer the questions.

What was your dream job as a kid?

Like,every other Indian youngster, I also dreamt of being a cricketer with loads of records under my name.

Have represented at school and college levels. but that was the end of it… πŸ™

Still play cricket during the weekends with friends and enjoy watching the T-20’s on TV.

Being in Australia geography for quite a while, I have also been to the three major cricket venues – MCG (Melbourne), WACA (Perth), SCG (Sydney).

The below picture is from WACA, where I went to witness a Test match b/w Aussies and Windies.

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What is your favorite place in the world?

I love travelling and visiting new places.

I have visited many places in the Australian Continent, having lived here for around 5 years now.

However, I still become emotional and nostalgic, when it comes to my hometown, Kolkata. πŸ™‚

So I would go for Kolkata (India) as my favorite place in the world.

But if you ask me my favorite vacation spot, I would say, Gold Coast (Australia).

Had an excellent trip with my family last X-mas 😎

Dolphin Show-Sea World Theme Park,Gold Coast

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What was the most fun project you ever participated in and why?

I always enjoyed working on IS-U projects;Be it my first project or be it the current one.

However, I would pick up the IS-UCredit Management integration project as the one which I thoroughly enjoyed.

The reason being-

    – it was a completely new functionality that I was working on.

    – Was involved in the initiative from the scratch and also led to its completion single-handedly.

In order to get the ball rolling I will “Blog It Forward” to my friends and our SCN Moderator in the IS-Utilities space:

(Be sure to follow the Blog It Forward Chain to be notified when they update the link to their BIF blog)

William Eastman, Rajesh Gumpena, Vikram Reddy, debashish mishra

Sachin Kulkarni

BANASRI MITRA

I have had the pleasure of working with and alongside them over the years in SCN space and I would like to ask them the following questions:

(a) If you had not been in to SAP, what career you think you would be into?

(b)  What is your favorite time-pass, apart from surfing SCN πŸ˜‰ ?

(c)  Which of the options you will choose in a SAP Implementation project-Quality or Cost?


See you in IS-Utilities space and in the forth-coming SAP Tech-ed’s.

Cheers,

Amlan

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  1. Susan Keohan

    Hi Amlan,

    Welcome to the #BIF crowd!  It’s good to come out of your safety zone every now and then.  I have to laugh because one of your questions is ‘What is your favorite time-pass, apart from surfing SCN?’ and that is definitely one of my favorite things. 

    Cheers,

    Sue

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  2. Tammy Powlas

    Hello Amlan,

    Welcome to BIF, fellow “FI-CA” friend.

    We also use IS-U and I liked your “issue” reference.  I will mention it at work.

    I really enjoyed your BIF and someday I’ll understand cricket….

    Thank you for sharing.

    Tammy

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  3. Astrid Gambill

    Hi Amlan

    It’s nice to see someone in the IS-U sphere getting some wider exposure.

    My Dad was a weekend cricketer when I was a child, I got dragged to lots of games which made me just a little bit cricket phobic.

    I got to spend some time in Sydney a couple of years ago, it’s a great city.

    Cheers

    Astrid

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    1. Amlan Banerjee Post author

      Thanks Astrid for reading my blog…its great to hear that you also love cricket….

      And yes completely agree with you- Sydney is a indeed great and vibrant city….

      Cheers,

      Amlan

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  4. Suseelan Hari

    Hi Amlan,

    Good Day! πŸ™‚

    Thank you so much for sharing about you and your experience. It was very interesting and different to read you BIF. Keep up the good work. Thanks for sharing exceptional blog. Keep rocking and sharing new innovation and ideas. I love to read your blogs and happy to comment it.

    Have a Wonderful day!

     

    Regards,

    Hari Suseelan

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