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Blog It Forward- Manikandan Elumalai

A special thanks to Priyanka Musale  for giving me an opportunity to introduce myself to SCN community. You can have a look at the entire Blog It Forward (BIF) Chain to see how interesting this is.

My Introduction

My Name is Manikandan a.k.a. Mani, a predominantly used name in south India. The name Manikandan generally means One with a bell around his neck or Lord Ayyappa, is of Indian origin. The name Manikandan is ranked on the 7,087ᵗʰ position of the most used names. An estimate states that there are at least 18000 persons in the world having this name which is around 0.002% of the population.

I born and grew up in a south Indian state of Tamilnadu, a town named Gingee famously called as Gingee Fort. Gingee is also called as “Troy of the East” during British era. To know more about my birth place, you can have a look here



I have been working in SAP technologies for almost 9 years and currently working with Cognizant Technology Solutions for the past 2 years working primarily in consulting role. To know more about my employer, here you go & As per Fortune magazine Cognizant is world’s 3rd most admired IT services company after Accenture and IBMHere is cognizant’s ranking


Almost 50-60% employee’s of Cognizant is based on Chennai which is approximately equivalent to that of State government employees in Chennai. There were so many BIF to speak about chennai, so am not going to include it in my BIF.

I am based out of Chennai, India and I am active in BI Platform  &  SAP Lumira spaces of SCN. Here is my response for Priyanka’s BIF questions posted here

1. What personal trait makes you different than others?

It’s my attitude which is in line with my blood group. Guess what?  It’s none other than B+.

2. Share a funny/Tricky story about your experience with SAP.

                I was working with one of the global clients who specialized in professional services sometime back in 2010 and I was asked to do a RAC (root cause analysis) for their outstanding issue.  The issue is all about a major change in the BusinessObjects environment and there is not even a simple trace for what is changed in the environment. After days of investigation & research, we found the issue with the help of SAP Support.

     The issue is during the server restart, server communication has been disrupted. As a result bits in a byte has been changed somehow, for example (11111100 has changed to 11110000) which caused the major change in the environment. Simple but causes sleepless nights for me at least a week or two.

3. What do you like about SAP Product/Services?

                High Quality & standard, Customers all across the globe, Opportunity to learn and grow, Periodic product evolution based on industry needs – All these helps every individual to achieve both personal and professional goals.

I would like to blog it forward below people

Dallas Marks , Denis Konovalov , Toby Johnston , Timothy Coffman , Matthew Shaw , Siddhartha Nirgudkar , Sohel Ahmed Syed , Durgamadhab Mishra , Mallikarjuna Narayandas , Victor Gabriel Saiz Castillo, Shankar Narayanan SGS

And Questions for all are listed below.

  • Where do you not mind for waiting?
  • What would you refuse to do for one billion dollars?
  • If you go to a psychiatrist, what would he say you suffer from?
  • If you could dis-invent one thing, what would it be?
  • Whatsup?

Hope you all enjoyed my BIF blog. Thanks for reading.



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      Author's profile photo Sohel Ahmed Syed
      Sohel Ahmed Syed

      Sweet one Mani 🙂 and thanks a lot for forwarding it to me, I will surely take it forward when I get a chance.

      Author's profile photo Michelle Crapo
      Michelle Crapo

      Excellent!  I love learning about people.