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Expert SAP Business Consultants

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LEADERSHIP TEAM

James Cochlin
Consulting Director
James Cochlin

Consulting Director

Education & Credentials

The University of Wales - BEng (Hons) Internet and Networking Technologies. IS27001 Certified Lead Measurementor.

JNC Role

SAP Licensing Project manager and principal consultant – delivering SAP license management projects globally to some of the largest SAP clients in the world. Responsibilities include contract review, SAP Bill-of-materials, measurement simulation planning, measurement simulation execution, measurement and technical team management, project coordination, managing budgets and presenting deliverables to stakeholders. SAP Licensing expert; contract management, total cost of ownership analysis, license asset analysis and license optimization. SAP License measurement defence, measurement preparation, compliance health checks, roadmap to compliance planning, and enterprise licensing strategy. SAP access controls expert delivering SAP security blueprints and concepts, risk mapping and managing SAP compliance for organisations in both the public and private global sectors. Expert in SAP security and authorizations design and GRC implementation both business and technical implementation. SAP Indirect Access licensing consultant providing future licensing impact assessments, as-is indirect access risk assessments, enterprise-wide functional and technical interface reviews.

Relevant Experience

Overall delivery responsible for process architecture, security blueprinting, contract review, pricing review and benchmarking, negotiation support and support through SAP license measurements, for large European and global clients in various industries including consumer goods, telecommunications, food and beverage, transportation, energy and public sector resulting in significant cost savings, entitlement optimization, risk mitigation and positive measurement outcomes.

Career History

James brings significant experience in SAP sales, implementation and measurementing. Previously he led Deloitte’s SAP Security & License Measurement practice based out of Belgium. James also served as a security consultant for CSI focusing on SAP, and Deloitte Belgium (Brussels) and worked with Harte-Hanks on behalf of SAP UK to identify and advise small to midsized organisations on purchasing and implementing SAP business applications

Alex Meijer
Principal Consultant and Technical Lead
Alex Meijer

Principal Consultant and Technical Lead

Education & Credentials

The Delft University of Technology (Netherlands) - MSc Applied Physics (Computational Science).

JNC Role

Senior SAP Technology and License Management consultant responsible for advising customers on their contractual requirements based SAP roadmaps. Not only is Alex considered a commercial expert for SAP contracts and SAP product entitlements, but due to his vast experience as an SAP license measurementor; he has the technical in-depth knowledge on the SAP license measurement approach and methodologies. Alex has seven years’ experience as a senior License Measurementor at SAP SE, responsible primarily for customers in The Netherlands including some of the world's largest Fortune 500 corporations. Alex advises on all aspects of SAP product selection, benchmarking. In addition, measurement processes and systems, advising the measurement business team on complex licensing scenarios. Alex established himself as a go-to person on complex licensing scenarios, legacy contracts, indirect access, measurement evaluation and practical aspects of standard measurements.

Relevant Experience

Overall delivery responsible for SAP license entitlements and SAP technology roadmaps and architecture, contract review, pricing review and benchmarking, negotiation support and support through SAP license measurements, for large European and global clients in various industries including consumer goods, telecommunications, food and beverage, transportation, energy and public sector resulting in significant cost savings, entitlement optimization, risk mitigation and positive measurement outcomes

Career History

Alex was formerly a Senior Expert License Measurementor and Global Technical Lead for SAP’s Global License Measurement Services, Alex was the worldwide primary contact for SAP measurement HQ.

Ciaran-Hudson
Ciaran Hudson
Consulting Manager
Ciaran-Hudson
Ciaran Hudson

Consulting Manager

Education & Credentials

BSc (Hons) in Computing with Data
Analytics and Big Data, Dublin Business School.
Certified Information Systems Measurementor.
Certified Programming Professional.
Computer Network Institute.
Accounting Technician, Dun Laoghaire Senior College.

JNC Role

Ciaran performs the role of Programme Manager for JNC's major customers ensuring smooth delivery of large scale SAP projects. Project management in complex organisations across multiple functions. In-depth understanding of software licensing concepts and has advised clients moving from perpetual on-premise licenses to cloud solutions. Excellent data analysis skills with extensive experience with advanced Excel, SQL and MS Access. Currently finishing a BSc in Computing to enhance data analytics skills encompassing Hadoop ecosystem; Python, R.

Relevant Experience

A SAM specialist with over 13 years’ experience in consulting and industry. Prepared for negotiations with SAP with scenario analysis of SAP pricing, discount benchmarking and annual running costs (maintenance support) to determine the appropriate current and medium-term solution. Has identified savings in the millions by identifying under or unused assets prior to contract negotiations. Very experienced with SAM tools, knowing their benefits and limitations, having project managed the deployment of them in multiple complex organisations, both centralised and decentralised.

Ciaran has worked on behalf of clients preparing for and defending software licensing measurements for large complex organisations ranging in size from 1,000 employees to over 100,000 employees. Project managed the deployment of a new P2P system in over 20 countries for a global bank.

Career History

Ciarán started his career with KPMG and Deloitte (2004 to 2010) managing SAM projects. He then moved to industry for a few years before returning to consulting with JNC and has been with JNC since 2014.

Rhys Deen
Principal Consultant
Rhys Deen

Principal Consultant

Education & Credentials

BSc Business Computing Systems (City university, London).

JNC Role

My focus area is with technology and business strategy relating to Compliance and Measurement. Identifying and improving business processes through supporting governance, using detailed analysis and IT measurements to ensure organisations are running optimally. Expert experience and knowledge in contract licensing and license management. My experience extends to performing in-depth analysis work with clients, having strong account intelligence and detailed knowledge of their IT landscape and how it fits within their business process. Drawing up the relevant information and understanding the key requirements of the client and conducting measurement simulations on relevant systems to identify assets and cross check against entitlement.

Relevant Experience

I have extensive experience within IT measurement, Financial Services, Sales and Project Management. This has enabled me to drive and support blue chip clients to ensure the usage of IT is running compliantly and securely whilst still pursuing their business goals. Rhys is consultative, well networked, capable, focused, challenger-seller and leader who can deliver results. With strong experience with working with Clients to identify appropriate restrictions, limitations and how it affects the business’ future functionality and future IT roadmap. Rhys has practised knowledge with indirect access scenarios, contractual negotiation, measurement evaluations and roadmap commercial support directly whilst working with SAP and now supporting Clients on projects.

Career History

Rhys was formerly a License Compliance & Measurement Manager for the UK at SAP. Responsible for implementing a new process for how SAP measurement their customers. Managing all measurements across UKI and supporting from a technical and commercial perspective. Worked on measurements across all industries putting unique methods in place to make sure measurements are carried out as effectively as possible, measurements carried out for numerous solutions including SAP ERP, BusinessObjects and Sybase.

Maia Haywood
Benchmarking Lead
Maia Haywood

Benchmarking Lead

Education & Credentials

Worcester Sixth Form College - Business and law BTEC.

JNC Role

Maia performs the role of Associate Consultant, at JNC. This entails helping the consultants to assist clients in User analysis, bills of materials and benchmarking analysis. These are all essential roles in completing an SAP measurement for a client, Maia is still currently in training to become a Consultant at JNC, with help and training from the other consultants.

Relevant Experience

Maia has spent her time at JNC working directly with the senior consultants to enhance her knowledge and understanding of the subject of SAP. Maia has also worked with clients directly to create Bills of Materials, this helps the consultants and the clients themselves to understand what products they are entitled to, this is used to check if what they are entitled to matches what licenses they are currently using.

Career History

Maia has spent the last three years studying both law and business at college. Studying law she learnt both family and commercial business law, then going on to study business, understanding the knowledge of the business sector, with emphasis on developing relevant roles to the workplace, also developing marketing skills.

Ryan Chen
SAP Security Lead
Ryan Chen

SAP Security Lead

Education & Credentials

(BSC) Business Information
Technology - Middlesex University, London UK

JNC Role

Head of SAP Security service line at JNC and responsible for delivering License management services at a multinational electricity and gas utility company. Ryan is today successfully leading and managing a GRC 10.1 > 12.0 migration project for a public services company in Belgium. On top of Ryan responsibilities, he also heads JNC business tooling developments as well as strategizing, identifying and refining business processes using detailed analysis and project management initiatives to ensure the organisation runs optimally.

Relevant Experience

SAP Security & Authorizations, GRC and License Management Consultant with experience and responsibilities working on SAP Security design and implementation, GRC and SAP License Measurement projects. Experience in Global Systems implementation & migration programmes, Ryan is responsible for using his knowledge and expertise to consult with clients with all aspects of SAP GRC, Security & Authorisation and Licensing Management Services.

Career History

Ryan was former SAP & Financial Systems Analyst and responsible for project leading, business support and SAP implementations. Lead analyst SAP Security & Authorisation, Ryan was also given the responsibility for lead support on implementation/data migration projects; he is also accountable for managing, obtaining and delivering ongoing business changes. One of his major achievements within his career had been managing a SAP license measurement project which had benefited several clients saving and risk mitigating in the regions of circa £100k - £10M per year on SAP licenses.

Martin Ridos
Lead Software Developer
Martin Ridos

Lead Software Developer

Education & Credentials

MSc. Poliiticalscience, Aalborg University, Denmark
MSc. international Relations, Comenius University, Slovakia.
Certified  Project Management
Prince 2 Practitioner

JNC Role

Martin is JNC’s data analyst that focuses on creation of analytics tools for consultants. His focus is on tools that can be used universally by processing data from any SAP system and provide secure way to analyse client’s data without exposing it to external vulnerabilities and data privacy breach. Martin’s focus is primarily SAP user licence and usage analysis . Preferred coding languages are VBA and Python used alongside SQL.

Relevant Experience

Martin worked for Deutsche Telekom’s Business Services Europe as SAP HR specialist and trainer where he trained employees in using SAP HCM module and related technical skills. Later he worked for Dyson as SAP Master Data Development Analyst, where he programmed various tools for automation of operational and reporting tasks. Martin has experience working with relational databases and performing qualitative and quantitative research for academic and commercial purposes. Martin is interested in data prep, data analysis, automation and due to his fondness of statistics, he would like to implement machine learning.

Carol Purslow
Finance and Project Management
Carol Purslow

Finance and Project Management

Education & Credentials

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