Asha Shankar Lakshumanan

Job function
DWH/Cognos Project Lead
Company size
1,001-5,000 Employees
Tech Consulting Company
Years of experience
10+ years
Company name
Syntel Inc @ Mercedes Benz USA
Since Oct 2016, Asha Shankar Lakshumanan's postings have been viewed 30 times on IT Central Station.

Business Intelligence // Analytics // Cognos Development // Cognos Administration // Cognos Business Analyst

• 10+ years of IT experience involving various aspects of Business Intelligence. Well versed
with complete Life Cycle Development process including requirement analysis, documentation,
development, testing, implementation, and maintenance.
• 10+ years of strong experience in designing and implementing complex reporting solutions
using COGNOS Suite 10.2.1 / 8.4.1 / series 7 ver. 4.
• Expert level with developing metadata models in Framework Manager following best practices.
• Expert level with developing OLAP models, using PowerPlay Transformer.
• Strong skills developing DMR models in Framework Manager and dimensional reports in
Report Studio.
• Skilled at training users to use Query Studio and Analysis Studio, and Report Studio.
• Ability to effectively communicate with various business groups to gather requirements and
prepare functional and technical documents.
• Strong understanding of designing dimensional and relational models, star and snowflake
schemas and different DW design paradigms.
• Good knowledge of Oracle and DB2 databases.
• Good knowledge of COGNOS administrative and security tasks.
• Exceptional ability to quickly master new concepts and technologies.
• Excellent functional and technical analysis and Communication skills and also maintaining
effective working relationships with organizational team.
• Excellent in trouble shooting with quick turnaround in fixing the issues.
• Knowledgeable in data visualization best practices and design principles, and the effective
communication of information.
• Extensive experience working with, manipulating, and consolidating various data sources/formats
to produce cohesive dashboards, reports and presentations.

Interesting Projects and Accomplishments
Migrating to Cognos 10.2.1

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