Hi Friends!

    First of all, l would like to thank Sudeep A and Thanga Prakash for inviting me to BIF chain. I used to read the BIF of all members and I would like to appreciate the SCN team for the wonderful initiative.

About Me:

    It’s time to disclose my identity ! 😎

    I am Prasoon. AK , 26 years old, born and brought up in a small village  “Thilannur” in Kannur District, Kerala state, India. My small family consists of four members including me. My parents are teachers and I have an elder brother who is working in software testing field.


My home – my heaven!:


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About My Personal Life:

          I’m single and relocated to Chennai, India. I would like to move to my home town during every weekend, though its 13 hours train journey towards one side. πŸ™‚


About the name “AKPT” πŸ˜›

The reason behind the fact that I didn’t maintain my actual name as first name in SCN is that I wanted to hide myself πŸ˜‰ from my colleagues and managers. Still, only two of my colleges know that I am active in SCN! πŸ˜†

          I maintained my first name in SCN as AKPT, which is the short form of “AK Prasoon Thilannur”. I added my village name to my last name just to show my respect and immense love to my hometown 😳

About my academic details:

         My primary education was in a government school where my mother was teaching. I got the opportunity to be taught by my own mother in school! πŸ™‚   My secondary education was also done in a similar government school.

          I have completed my graduation in Mechanical Engineering  and that is my highest educational qualification till today!

My Career flow:

             Soon after completing my graduation, my brother asked me to do “some” course related to software (I didn’t know anything about IT industry at that time) and join in any IT company. But as all Mechanical Engineers do, I rejected the suggestion as I wanted to work in core mechanical industry! πŸ˜› .

                After two months, I managed to get a job in a commercial motor manufacturing company in Goa, India, as apprentice trainee.  After few days, I was asked to get the design drawing for a component. I started searching in the design data register for the drawing number and finally end up with no result. I asked my colleague and I got reply from him that “ you check in SAP na, all details are available there”. That was the day I heard about SAP for the first time and logged in to SAP!!!. I worked in the manufacturing company for more than one year and was daily touching SAP and I knew some 3 -4 sap transactions like MB51, MMBE, MB52, ZMD04  (which I came to know later that it’s a custom transaction)  etc.  During those days, I used to write the transaction code and paste in the board near my desk!!!! πŸ˜† πŸ˜†

                One fine day, during casual talks, my reporting manager mentioned that “there are lot of things behind SAP and you will like it”. He was the person who identified my consulting skill. After that I started thinking about coming to SAP field. Moreover I was fed up with the manufacturing industry timings as I never went on time to office and the timing is very strict in any manufacturing company πŸ˜› .

                After few months of extreme investigation about SAP field, I resigned the job from the manufacturing company and completed course in SAP MM.  It was quite simple for me during training since I was having practical knowledge of the purchasing scenarios. But the tough time started after completing the training since my fellow students got job and I was not able to get one! I was not ready to give up and started extreme practice in SAP. The hard work ended up in a job with designation as Jr. Consultant – SAP MM. There starts my career as SAP consultant! 😎

                I was put in to support project initially and after a couple of months, I was moved to implementation team. Immediately I was sent to client site along with a senior MM resource. That day I saw the SAP implementation project kick off for the first time and the project started. My senior resource was rough, tough and he tortured me a lot. But he was so strong in subject and I learned a lot from him during the implementation project. I would remember him till my last breath as he made me to learn deeply, think before commenting / committing on any requirement from the client, think twice before changing existing design etc; and that gave me lot of confidence! Sincerely, I believe that the implementation project made me a real consultant! 😎

                After successful completion of the project I gained lot of confidence and it helped me to complete multiple projects, roll outs etc in different industries and in different release of SAP. Apart from MM, I got opportunity to work in WM, SD & CIN, and currently involved in implementation of “Transportation Management” module for a US based company. TM module seems to be very interesting! πŸ™‚

My relation with SCN:

            I created my ID in SCN by end of 2012 and started being active in the community by mid of 2013. I used to login to the community whenever I get time and I’m proud to be a part of world’s greatest ERP community network.

                I used to search / refer SCN for filling my knowledge gaps and I tried to follow the policy that “I should not search the same thing again”. 😎

About My interest:

               I like to travel a lot, mainly to explore the natural beauty.

            I’m so crazy in car driving and sat very rarely in my car other than driving seat! I have four wheeler license only and I never drive a two wheeler!!!!! πŸ˜›

Some photos from my village: πŸ˜›


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Cultural:


Our National Festival – “ONAM”:

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North Kerala Traditional – “Theyyam”:


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Thats all about my native!….


And finally…Myself:

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Thanks all for reading my BIF and thanks for your valuable time!


I would like to blog it forward to Satish Babu and Ravindra Devarapalli



Regards,

AKPT

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  1. Dibyendu Patra

    Welcome to BIF family….

    Thank you for sharing your story with us..

    Finally I can see your picture now..

    Many times I had decided to send you a message that “I want to see your picture” But as this is a public forum, so can’t request that in public..

    Your village is absolutely like as my village…

    And I am also able to understand the meaning of AKPT….

    Thank you so much for sharing……..

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    1. PRASOON AK Post author

      Hi Dev,

         Thank you very much for reading my blog. Yes, I read your BIF and found the home town is similar.

         Keep in touch.

      Regards,

      AKPT

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  2. Sudeep A

    Hey Prasoon.. !! (I guess I can call you so πŸ˜› )

    I appreciate your courage to take up my challenge.. πŸ˜† Nice to know more about you.. Thanks for sharing.

    Regards,

    Sudeep.

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    1. PRASOON AK Post author

      Hi Sudeep,

         Yes, you can very well call my name!! πŸ˜†

         More over we are from same place – within 20 kms!

      Regards,

      AKPT

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  3. Thanga Prakash

    Hello Prasoon,

    It’s very great to know about you. Thanks for taking it forward.

    Nice pics and I love Kerala very much, It is a Heavenly place…. πŸ™‚

    I have been to Kerala during my Engineering and school days for excursion.

    Regards,

    Thanga

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  4. Suseelan Hari

    Hi AK Prasoon Thilannur,

    Welcome to SCN BIF Family

    Now only I understand why you are hiding your name. πŸ˜† Kerala is beautiful place to live and it is good place after retirement. We can go and relax for longer time. I am also from Alleppey, Kerala. Thanks for sharing about you and your experience.

    All the best for upcoming project and career.

    Regards,

    Hari Suseelan

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    1. PRASOON AK Post author

      Hi Hari,

         You are the first person in SCN, to call my full name!!! And happy to know about you guys too!!

      Thanks for your wishes…

         

      Regards,

      AKPT

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  5. JΓΌrgen L

    People who had done a business job  and then go into SAP Logistics modules usually have a strong basis to built the career on, and you are another evidence. Good to have now a face to the quality content.

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    1. PRASOON AK Post author

      Thanks for going through my blog, Jurgen!

      I agree with the comment. The practical knowledge is always an added advantage, which will make us to think in different angles of business!

      Regards,

      AKPT

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  6. Satish Babu

    Hi Prasoon aka AKPT,

    Nice Blog! Its very nice to know much more about you trough this BIF. Whenever I see your name in SCN, I always used to think what is meant by AKPT πŸ˜• ? Now I have an answer 😎 .

    Thanks for forwarding this BIF Baton to me.  I will come back with My BIF πŸ™‚ .

    Regards

    Satish

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  7. Piyas Kumar Das

    Hi AKPT,

    You missed out the questions who tagged you to the BIF Chain.

    As well as you forgot to put in your Questions whom you are tagging to the BIF Chain.

    It nice to get a glimpse of God’s Own Country……

    Nice Blog good to know you…..and Welcome to the BIF Chain.

    Cheers

    Piays

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    1. PRASOON AK Post author

      Thanks Piyas for your feedback!

      I already answered his questions in the comment to his BIF itself!!

      Yes…I forgot to put my questions in the BIF…I’ll try to add the same!.

      Keep in touch.

      Regards,

      AKPT

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  8. Raju Prabhune

    Hi Prasoon,

    Finally the “real face” behind the avtar is revealed.

    Very nice BIF blog! Really impressive life journey!!

    You contribution on SCN is awesome. Keep it up.

    Regards,

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  9. Ramesh Babu

    Hi Prasoon,

    Its a surprise for me too as everyone to know the real name of AKPT MM. Nice to know about you and your place. You are a prominent contributor that we see in MM forum. Also happy that you are working in the same city. Keep doing the good work.

    Regards,

    Ramesh

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  10. jitendra kansal

    Kerala beauty always mesmerizes me. I along with my friends planned to visit Wayand Kerala over this weekend but had to cancel due to some ongoing strike. Btw, interesting to know you more.

    Rgrds,

    Jitendra

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    1. PRASOON AK Post author

      Hi Jitendra,

          Yes…You are right..yesterday there was a strike in Wayanad. You may plan for next weekend!! 😎

      Thanks for reading my BIF.

      Regards,

      AKPT

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  11. Bisweswar Sahu

    Hi AKPT,

    Kerala is a beautiful state with lots of natural beauties with some friends from there. Thanks for sharing some pics.

    As others, myself always tried to know your full name & we got it. πŸ™‚

    Another query I have, regarding your avatar, you used. Please share about that also, if feel free.

    Regards,

    Bisweswar

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  12. SAP Enthusiast

    Hi Prasoon,

    Excellent blog!

    Really great to know that you are from Kerala, I’m also a mallu, but an NRI now.

    Thanks you for all the help and support you have provided so far in response to my questions on SCN.

    Good luck to you!

    Cheers,

    Shilpa

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  13. Sudhir S.V

    Nice disguise of your name Prasoon. I have read your blog previously but due to some reasons didn’t comment on this. But anyways nice to know you πŸ™‚

    Regards

    Sudhir Sadhu

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  14. Devendra F

    Nice Blog,Nice to know about your journey,

    Your expertise comments like learn deeply, think before commenting / committing on any requirement from the client, think twice before changing existing design,

    this will really/Practical approach for the senior/Beginners of SCN,

    U have achieved milestone within short span of SCN,

    Best Regards,

    Devendra

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  15. Atul Mahajan

    Hi Prasoon,

    With this Blog , I got opportunity to see you.

    other wise its just goes in imagination only.

    Nice blog, I can use some the wordings from the blog to introduce my self in an interview.

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  16. B V Yadav

    Hi Prasoon,

    Finally we got you thanks to BIF and thanks to your torched senior who made you knowledgeable  MM consultant.

    Kerala the name always No.1 position in literacy rate in India.

    I would like know about you profile picture it looks different.

    Regards,

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    1. PRASOON AK Post author

      Hi BV Yadav,

         Thanks for reading the blog and the nice comments!!

         In fact, there is nothing special in the picture. It actually represents the “Phoenix” bird.  In terms of wikipedia,  “a phoenix obtains new life by arising from the ashes of its predecessor”.   Its a symbol of “reborn from ashes” πŸ™‚ , which is always encouraging!!

      Regards,

      AKPT

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      1. Kamlesh Kumar Arya

        Hi PRASOON AK

        Nice to know about you, a simple story, but really liked your journey from Purchasing Professional to SAP MM Consultant,  & also fell good to see about your town. may I know you completed your training from SAP Authorised centre or from Unauthorised Centre .

        Thanks for sharing

        Happy Independent Day.

        Kamlesh 

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