The authors of »Integrating SuccessFactors with SAP«
Vishnu Kandi currently heads the SuccessFactors HCM cloud integration practice and has been part of several integration implementations at SAP. He has an extensive background in enterprise-class software development, implementation, and management, and over 12 years of experience in integrations, client-server and web-based technologies. He has experience in managing development teams, as well as architecting, developing, and deploying highly scalable and available systems, acquired while working on global enterprise implementations for large and multi-national companies. Prior to joining SAP in 2005, he worked in product engineering at Itreya Technologies on WorkflowDirect and eCommunix products.
Venki Krishnamoorthy is an independent SAP/SuccessFactors consultant with over 12 years of experience as a functional lead and project/program manager in the HCM space. Venki has done over 18 full lifecycle implementations of SAP, Employee Central, SuccessFactors Recruiting, SuccessFactors Onboarding, Performance and Goal Management, SuccessFactors Learning, SuccessFactors Succession and Development, and Nakisa for customers in the US and across the globe. Venki is an author of four SAP PRESS books and has been a speaker for SAP Insider, ASUG conferences, and SuccessFactors-facilitated online webinars.
You can follow Venki on twitter at @venki_sap or via email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Donna Leong-Cohen is the co-founder and managing director of Coeus Consulting, an SAP consulting partner specializing in SAP on-premise and cloud HR implementations using best practices and rapid-deployment solutions. Prior to founding Coeus, Donna worked for several years with Deloitte Consulting in their Human Capital Division. Donna has over 16 years of experience in implementing HCM global systems and business consulting specializing in HR business process transformation. She has delivered over 30+ HCM implementation projects for a broad spectrum of global and domestic clients. Her wealth of experience in the HR systems industry has augmented her ability to work with complex global organizations and across many business sectors. Donna has worked in SAP HCM for 12 years and on SuccessFactors implementations for three years. She has considerable expertise in SAP and SuccessFactors integrations and has worked very closely with SAP’s rapid-deployment solutions teams to develop package solutions, as well as with customers delivering complete end-to-end solutions for on-premise and cloud HR solutions. In addition, Donna has also worked to develop the curriculum for the SAP Talent Hybrid integration course with SAP Education.
Prashanth Padmanabhan is the senior director of Solution Management in the HCM group of SAP. He is an SAP Mentor as well as a solution owner for SAP/SuccessFactors integration. Prior to January 2010, he was the global product manager for SAP Enterprise Learning, SAP’s Learning Management System (LMS). In that role, he was responsible for product strategy, design, roll out, and road mapping, leading a team out of the US, Germany, and India. In addition to this book, Prashanth coauthored SAP Enterprise Learning (SAP PRESS, 2009) and a self-published title, Look and Flow (Amazon, 2012). Prashanth currently lives in the San Francisco Bay Area.
You can follow Prashanth via his product design blog at http://productdesignjournal.blogspot.com/ and Twitter using the handle @sprabu.
Chinni Reddygari is a seasoned HCM expert/executive and has been with SAP (via the SuccessFactors acquisition) since 2001, gaining extensive experience in integrations and extensions. Chinni began working as an SAP consultant, later becoming the practice director of SuccessFactors Global Cloud Integration and Extension Services practice. Chinni’s focus is in enterprise cloud services, an area he is excited to be a part of given the opportunities and challenges that lay ahead. Apart from his success in practice management, he regularly helps with pre-sales activities related to SuccessFactors integrations.