Karen Owens

Karen Owens

Works at:

Managed Enterprises- Inc.

Location in:

Washington D.C. Metro Area, United States

Karen Owens

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Currently

Works at:
Managed Enterprises- Inc.
Location in:
Washington D.C. Metro Area, United States

Bio

A highly-motivated practice and business development professional, with over 20 years of experience in Information Technology and Management Consulting, interested in working in a dynamic organization on the leading edge of providing Management/Technology Consulting Services and Solutions. My experience with Sarbanes-Oxley, JFMIP, GAAP, International Business Management, Consulting Practice Management, SAP, and ORACLE.are key strengths. In addition, I bring extensive contacts within industry and government markets. Certified: SAP Professional SRM, SAP HR, ASAP, Oracle.

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Work

2012 – present

SAP Consulting

Managed Enterprises- Inc.
  • Provide SAP SRM/PPS and SAP ECM consulting.
  • Implemented SAP Records Management with SAP PPS and MM.
  • Provided SAP Opentext Vendor Invoice Management implementation(VIM).
2005 – 2012

Senior Consultant

SAP Public Services- Inc.
  • Provided SAP implementation/best practices consulting services to public sector, aerospace and defense, and utility companies.
  • Provided SAP MM, GP/PPS (SAP Government Procurement or Procurement for Public Services), SAP RM(SAP Records Management), Document Builder, CM (Case Management), and SRM services.
  • Subject Matter Expert for SAP Enterprise Content Management using Archivelink and various repositories (Documentum, Filenet, Opentext, and SAP MaxDB).
  • Provided SAP HR and Payroll consulting.
  • Worked with SAP and Opentext to certify SAP Opentext VIM, Travel Receipts Management, and Employee File Management.
1999 – 2005

President

Strategic Enterprise
  • Developed strategic alliances and programs in the Federal and Commercial Market. Developed proposal teams, managed proposal development. Formed strategic alliances with major integrators and software/hardware vendors. Developed GSA IT & and MOBIS Schedules.
  • Developed Federal Financial and HR ERP services for public sector and utility companies. Developed JFMIP and GAAP-compliant implementation services. Developed and marketed Sarbanes-Oxley Section 404 compliance for government and emerging companies.
  • Managed contract engagements for SAP, Oracle, and Peoplesoft Services. Managed IT Security Certification and Accreditation Projects. Managed IT infrastructure and support projects.
  • Provided SAP Project Management for SAP HR implementations and Production Support. HR Modules were: SAP PA/PD/Organization Management, Benefits, Payroll, and Compensation Management. Provided Global configuration for US, UK, Netherlands, Germany, Singapore, Taiwan, Australia, and China.
1994 – 1999

President

The Owens Group- Inc.
  • Provided strategic planning, budgeting, and staff development for the company. Generated a $300M contract pipeline. Managed an organization of 30+ employees. Obtained U.S. Small Business Administration 8(a) certification for government contracting. Lead all proposal development efforts for the company. Developed and managed key alliances with Oracle Corporation (Business Alliance Partner and Certified Oracle Financials Implementor and Training), SAP (National Implementation Partner), Sun (Authorized Reseller and Catalyst), and IBM (Business Partner). Developed alliances with major integrators. Obtained corporate GSA schedule for services.
  • Wrote, negotiated contracts with multiple agencies.
  • Provided lead program and project planning, staffing, monitoring, and contract administration. Provided engagement management, program and contract management, and overall oversight.
1993 – 1994

Senior Consultant

Oracle Corporation
  • Ms. Owens served as a senior member of the consulting organization, in the analysis, design, and build phases in the development of a materials and maintenance management application to be utilized in electric/nuclear utility industry. Had responsibility for the Purchasing Module. Utilized Richard Barker's Case*Method and the Oracle Case tool in the full life cycle of the development. Generated and performed post-generation activities to customer specifications. Served as a lead over junior analyst during build phase. Utilized CASE*Exchange and the CASE meta-model to move conceptual and logical models between CASE tools.
  • · Performed business development activities for the Oracle Commercial Consulting Group.
  • · Lead a training session on 'Implementing Oracle V7 PL/SQL Constructs' at a Mid-Atlantic Oracle Users Conference.
  • · Provided senior-level design and project lead for the Bell Video on Demand Content and Subscription Management project.
1992 – 1993

Consultant

Haliburton NUS
  • Lead a team of analyst in the development of a Radiological Data Management System in Oracle Case, Oracle V6, and Forms 3.0 on two concurrent platforms (SCO Unix and VAX VMS) for a nuclear utilities service firm and Oracle VAR.
1989 – 1992

Consultant

PRC (now Northrop-Grumman)
  • Performed conversion analysis, converted Oracle version 5 to 6, Forms 2.0 to 2.3 for the Transportation Operational Personal Property System. Performed hardware, software,and contract analysis for Military Transportation Management Command in a baseline study. The result was the identification of an open architecture consisting of Sun workstations and the Oracle 6 database, and an existing procurement vehicle for the command.
  • Developed archiving application using Unix batch scripts, accessing the Oracle database.
  • Performed systems analysis in the development of a Drug and Alcohol maintenance system for the military. Documented system specifications, database specifications, and the operations manual. The system was a COBOL, CA-Ideal system.
  • Performed data standardization analysis for the Reserve Component Automated System (RCAS). Developed a data dictionary utility in Oracle Version 5 and Forms 2.3 on a Unisys 5000 system. Analyzed data elements and developed naming standards.
1983 – 1989

Data Processing Associate II

AT&T Corporation
  • · Developed, implemented, and reported the findings of a Cost of Quality study for the IMS division data center at AT&T. Responsible for study population, group participation, and implementation. Used FreeLance and Lotus 123 as tools for the study.
  • · Site leader for the development of a Customer Profile Database to be standardized and implemented in a distributed environment. The system was developed in COBOL and DB2, and each system (regionally dispersed) was able to share data. Responsible for site buy in and methods and procedures.
  • · Performed testing and quality assurance activities for the IMS division. Created the test environment, set up testing schedules and routines, and coordinated with the development group for testing failures. Documented problem resolutions for production libraries. The environment was DB2, MVS, COBOL and PL/1

Work

2012 – present

SAP Consulting

Managed Enterprises- Inc.
  • Provide SAP SRM/PPS and SAP ECM consulting.
  • Implemented SAP Records Management with SAP PPS and MM.
  • Provided SAP Opentext Vendor Invoice Management implementation(VIM).
2005 – 2012

Senior Consultant

SAP Public Services- Inc.
  • Provided SAP implementation/best practices consulting services to public sector, aerospace and defense, and utility companies.
  • Provided SAP MM, GP/PPS (SAP Government Procurement or Procurement for Public Services), SAP RM(SAP Records Management), Document Builder, CM (Case Management), and SRM services.
  • Subject Matter Expert for SAP Enterprise Content Management using Archivelink and various repositories (Documentum, Filenet, Opentext, and SAP MaxDB).
  • Provided SAP HR and Payroll consulting.
  • Worked with SAP and Opentext to certify SAP Opentext VIM, Travel Receipts Management, and Employee File Management.
1999 – 2005

President

Strategic Enterprise
  • Developed strategic alliances and programs in the Federal and Commercial Market. Developed proposal teams, managed proposal development. Formed strategic alliances with major integrators and software/hardware vendors. Developed GSA IT & and MOBIS Schedules.
  • Developed Federal Financial and HR ERP services for public sector and utility companies. Developed JFMIP and GAAP-compliant implementation services. Developed and marketed Sarbanes-Oxley Section 404 compliance for government and emerging companies.
  • Managed contract engagements for SAP, Oracle, and Peoplesoft Services. Managed IT Security Certification and Accreditation Projects. Managed IT infrastructure and support projects.
  • Provided SAP Project Management for SAP HR implementations and Production Support. HR Modules were: SAP PA/PD/Organization Management, Benefits, Payroll, and Compensation Management. Provided Global configuration for US, UK, Netherlands, Germany, Singapore, Taiwan, Australia, and China.
1994 – 1999

President

The Owens Group- Inc.
  • Provided strategic planning, budgeting, and staff development for the company. Generated a $300M contract pipeline. Managed an organization of 30+ employees. Obtained U.S. Small Business Administration 8(a) certification for government contracting. Lead all proposal development efforts for the company. Developed and managed key alliances with Oracle Corporation (Business Alliance Partner and Certified Oracle Financials Implementor and Training), SAP (National Implementation Partner), Sun (Authorized Reseller and Catalyst), and IBM (Business Partner). Developed alliances with major integrators. Obtained corporate GSA schedule for services.
  • Wrote, negotiated contracts with multiple agencies.
  • Provided lead program and project planning, staffing, monitoring, and contract administration. Provided engagement management, program and contract management, and overall oversight.
1993 – 1994

Senior Consultant

Oracle Corporation
  • Ms. Owens served as a senior member of the consulting organization, in the analysis, design, and build phases in the development of a materials and maintenance management application to be utilized in electric/nuclear utility industry. Had responsibility for the Purchasing Module. Utilized Richard Barker's Case*Method and the Oracle Case tool in the full life cycle of the development. Generated and performed post-generation activities to customer specifications. Served as a lead over junior analyst during build phase. Utilized CASE*Exchange and the CASE meta-model to move conceptual and logical models between CASE tools.
  • · Performed business development activities for the Oracle Commercial Consulting Group.
  • · Lead a training session on 'Implementing Oracle V7 PL/SQL Constructs' at a Mid-Atlantic Oracle Users Conference.
  • · Provided senior-level design and project lead for the Bell Video on Demand Content and Subscription Management project.
1992 – 1993

Consultant

Haliburton NUS
  • Lead a team of analyst in the development of a Radiological Data Management System in Oracle Case, Oracle V6, and Forms 3.0 on two concurrent platforms (SCO Unix and VAX VMS) for a nuclear utilities service firm and Oracle VAR.
1989 – 1992

Consultant

PRC (now Northrop-Grumman)
  • Performed conversion analysis, converted Oracle version 5 to 6, Forms 2.0 to 2.3 for the Transportation Operational Personal Property System. Performed hardware, software,and contract analysis for Military Transportation Management Command in a baseline study. The result was the identification of an open architecture consisting of Sun workstations and the Oracle 6 database, and an existing procurement vehicle for the command.
  • Developed archiving application using Unix batch scripts, accessing the Oracle database.
  • Performed systems analysis in the development of a Drug and Alcohol maintenance system for the military. Documented system specifications, database specifications, and the operations manual. The system was a COBOL, CA-Ideal system.
  • Performed data standardization analysis for the Reserve Component Automated System (RCAS). Developed a data dictionary utility in Oracle Version 5 and Forms 2.3 on a Unisys 5000 system. Analyzed data elements and developed naming standards.
1983 – 1989

Data Processing Associate II

AT&T Corporation
  • · Developed, implemented, and reported the findings of a Cost of Quality study for the IMS division data center at AT&T. Responsible for study population, group participation, and implementation. Used FreeLance and Lotus 123 as tools for the study.
  • · Site leader for the development of a Customer Profile Database to be standardized and implemented in a distributed environment. The system was developed in COBOL and DB2, and each system (regionally dispersed) was able to share data. Responsible for site buy in and methods and procedures.
  • · Performed testing and quality assurance activities for the IMS division. Created the test environment, set up testing schedules and routines, and coordinated with the development group for testing failures. Documented problem resolutions for production libraries. The environment was DB2, MVS, COBOL and PL/1

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