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Working As An Oracle Functional Consultant

  • Interacting With Computers
  • Making Decisions and Solving Problems
  • Processing Information
  • Getting Information
  • Evaluating Information to Determine Compliance with Standards
  • Mostly Sitting

  • Repetitive

  • $101,780

    Average Salary

What Does An Oracle Functional Consultant Do

Computer systems analysts study an organization’s current computer systems and procedures and design information systems solutions to help the organization operate more efficiently and effectively. They bring business and information technology (IT) together by understanding the needs and limitations of both.

Duties

Computer systems analysts typically do the following:

  • Consult with managers to determine the role of IT systems in an organization
  • Research emerging technologies to decide if installing them can increase the organization’s efficiency and effectiveness
  • Prepare an analysis of costs and benefits so that management can decide if IT systems and computing infrastructure upgrades are financially worthwhile
  • Devise ways to add new functionality to existing computer systems
  • Design and implement new systems by choosing and configuring hardware and software
  • Oversee the installation and configuration of new systems to customize them for the organization
  • Conduct testing to ensure that the systems work as expected
  • Train the systems’ end users and write instruction manuals

Computer systems analysts use a variety of techniques such as data modeling to design computer systems. Data modeling allows analysts to view the processes and data flows even before programs have been written. 

Once programs have been written, analysts conduct in-depth tests and analyze information and trends in the data to increase a system’s performance and efficiency.

Analysts calculate requirements for how much memory and speed the computer system needs. They prepare flowcharts or other kinds of diagrams for programmers or engineers to use when building the system. Analysts also work with these people to solve problems that arise after the initial system is set up. Most analysts do some programming in the course of their work.

Most computer systems analysts specialize in certain types of computer systems that are specific to the organization they work with. For example, an analyst might work predominantly with financial computer systems or engineering computer systems.

Systems analysts help other IT team members understand how computer systems can best serve an organization by working closely with the organization’s business leaders.

In some cases, analysts who supervise the initial installation or upgrade of IT systems from start to finish may be called IT project managers. They monitor a project’s progress to ensure that deadlines, standards, and cost targets are met. IT project managers who plan and direct an organization’s IT department or IT policies are included in the profile on computer and information systems managers.

Many computer systems analysts are general-purpose analysts who develop new systems or fine-tune existing ones; however, there are some specialized systems analysts. The following are examples of types of computer systems analysts:

Systems designers or systems architects specialize in helping organizations choose specific types of hardware and software systems. They translate the long-term business goals of an organization into technical solutions. Analysts develop a plan for the computer systems that will be able to reach those goals. They work with management to ensure that systems and the IT infrastructure are set up to best serve the organization’s mission.

Software quality assurance (QA) analysts do in-depth testing and diagnose problems of the systems they design in order to make sure that critical requirements are met. They also write reports to management recommending ways to improve the systems.

Programmer analysts design and update their system’s software and create applications tailored to their organization’s needs. They do more coding and debugging than other types of analysts, although they still work extensively with management and business analysts to determine what business needs the applications are meant to address. Other occupations that do programming are computer programmers and software developers.

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A bachelor’s degree in a computer or information science field is common, although not always a requirement. Some firms hire analysts with business or liberal arts degrees who have skills in information technology or computer programming.

Education

Most computer systems analysts have a bachelor’s degree in a computer-related field. Because these analysts also are heavily involved in the business side of a company, it may be helpful to take business courses or major in management information systems.

Some employers prefer applicants who have a master's degree in business administration (MBA) with a concentration in information systems. For more technically complex jobs, a master’s degree in computer science may be more appropriate.

Although many computer systems analysts have technical degrees, such a degree is not always a requirement. Many analysts have liberal arts degrees and have gained programming or technical expertise elsewhere.

Many systems analysts continue to take classes throughout their careers so they can learn about new and innovative technologies. Technological advances come so rapidly in the computer field that continual study is necessary to remain competitive.

Systems analysts must understand the business field they are working in. For example, a hospital may want an analyst with a thorough understanding of health plans and programs such as Medicare and Medicaid, and an analyst working for a bank may need to understand finance. Having knowledge of their industry helps systems analysts communicate with managers to determine the role of the information technology (IT) systems in an organization.

Advancement

With experience, systems analysts can advance to project manager and lead a team of analysts. Some can eventually become IT directors or chief technology officers. For more information, see the profile on computer and information systems managers.

Important Qualities

Analytical skills. Analysts must interpret complex information from various sources and be able to decide the best way to move forward on a project. They must also be able to figure out how changes may affect the project.

Communication skills. Analysts work as a go-between with management and the IT department and must be able to explain complex issues in a way that both will understand.

Creativity. Because analysts are tasked with finding innovative solutions to computer problems, an ability to “think outside the box” is important.

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Oracle Functional Consultant Career Paths

Oracle Functional Consultant
Functional Lead Project Manager Information Technology Project Manager
Business Program Manager
10 Yearsyrs
Solutions Architect Program Manager Information Technology Project Manager
Change Manager
10 Yearsyrs
Senior Consultant Senior Technologist Network Administrator
Information Systems Manager
6 Yearsyrs
Project Manager Technical Project Manager Implementation Manager
Integration Manager
10 Yearsyrs
Senior Functional Consultant Senior Consultant Lead Consultant
Lead Developer
6 Yearsyrs
Functional Lead Senior Business Analyst
Product Owner
9 Yearsyrs
Functional Analyst Functional Consultant Project Leader
Quality Assurance Lead
6 Yearsyrs
Project Leader Database Administrator Senior Software Engineer
Senior ETL Developer
5 Yearsyrs
Senior Consultant Adjunct Professor Senior Software Engineer
Senior Java Developer
6 Yearsyrs
Project Manager Information Technology Consultant Information Systems Manager
Senior Manager-Systems
12 Yearsyrs
Solutions Architect Senior Project Manager Principal Consultant
Senior Oracle Database Administrator
7 Yearsyrs
Senior Business Analyst Lead Consultant Business Analyst
Senior Programmer Analyst
7 Yearsyrs
Senior Functional Consultant Support Lead Business Analyst
Senior Quality Assurance Analyst
6 Yearsyrs
Project Leader Business Analyst Senior Quality Assurance Analyst
Senior Quality Assurance Engineer
7 Yearsyrs
Senior Business Analyst Lead Business Analyst Quality Assurance Lead
Senior Quality Assurance Manager
11 Yearsyrs
Supply Chain Analyst Process Engineer Quality Assurance Engineer
Senior Quality Assurance Tester
6 Yearsyrs
Functional Analyst Project Manager Consultant
Senior Software Engineer
6 Yearsyrs
Oracle Consultant Business Analyst
Senior Systems Analyst
7 Yearsyrs
Oracle Consultant Senior Consultant Senior Technologist
Senior Systems Engineer
8 Yearsyrs
Senior Functional Analyst Senior Business Analyst Solutions Architect
Solutions Manager
8 Yearsyrs
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Average Length of Employment
Functional Lead 2.5 years
ERP Consultant 2.5 years
Functional Analyst 2.3 years
Oracle Consultant 2.3 years
Lead Consultant 2.3 years
Top Employers Before
Consultant 1.8%
Manager 1.6%
Top Employers After
Consultant 3.0%

Oracle Functional Consultant Demographics

Gender

Male

67.3%

Female

29.4%

Unknown

3.4%
Ethnicity

White

45.8%

Asian

40.2%

Hispanic or Latino

6.0%

Unknown

5.7%

Black or African American

2.3%
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Languages Spoken

Hindi

28.6%

Spanish

14.3%

Gujarati

14.3%

Tagalog

14.3%

Dutch

14.3%

Urdu

14.3%
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Oracle Functional Consultant Education

Schools

Illinois Institute of Technology

11.8%

San Jose State University

11.8%

Texas A&M University

9.8%

University of Texas at Arlington

5.9%

University of the West

5.9%

University of Phoenix

5.9%

University of Utah

5.9%

More Tech Institute

5.9%

Southern Illinois University Carbondale

3.9%

Virginia Commonwealth University

3.9%

Wayne State University

3.9%

Metropolitan State University of Denver

3.9%

University of Nevada - Las Vegas

3.9%

Tufts University

3.9%

Northern Illinois University

3.9%

Central Washington University

2.0%

Northeastern State University

2.0%

University of the Pacific

2.0%

University of the Sciences

2.0%

De Anza College

2.0%
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Majors

Computer Science

16.6%

Business

10.4%

Electrical Engineering

9.6%

Computer Applications

8.8%

Computer Engineering

8.3%

Engineering

7.5%

Accounting

7.0%

Finance

6.0%

Information Technology

6.0%

Electrical Engineering Technology

3.4%

Mechanical Engineering

2.6%

Business/Commerce

2.6%

Management

2.6%

Management Information Systems

1.6%

Engineering And Industrial Management

1.6%

Project Management

1.3%

Computer Information Systems

1.0%

Human Resources Management

1.0%

Chemical Engineering

1.0%

Information Systems

1.0%
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Degrees

Bachelors

49.5%

Masters

40.2%

Other

6.0%

Diploma

3.0%

Certificate

0.7%

Associate

0.5%
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Real Oracle Functional Consultant Salaries

Job Title Company Location Start Date Salary
Oracle P2P Functional Adept Computer Consultants Inc. Houston, TX Oct 27, 2016 $139,829
Oracle P2P Functional Adept Computer Consultants Inc. Houston, TX Jul 25, 2016 $139,829
Senior Oracle Financial Functional Consultant Tricore Solutions LLC Quincy, MA Dec 14, 2015 $135,000
Oracle Function Consultant Isolvetechnology Inc. Chantilly, VA Jul 12, 2016 $132,000
Oracle Functional Consultant Global Applications Solution LLC New York, NY Apr 21, 2016 $130,666
Oracle Functional Consultant Isolvetechnology Inc. Chantilly, VA Sep 11, 2015 $125,757
Oracle Functional-Manufacturing and Planning National Oilwell Varco, L.P. Houston, TX Jun 13, 2016 $123,178
Oracle Functional Consultant Global Applications Solution LLC New York, NY Jun 21, 2016 $120,224
SR. Oracle SCM Functional Consultant Amicus Systems Inc. Louisville, KY Nov 30, 2015 $120,000 -
$180,000
Oracle Techno-Functional Consultant (Multiple Openings) NTT Data, Inc. Plano, TX Dec 20, 2016 $115,794
Oracle Techno-Functional Consultant (Multiple Openings) NTT Data, Inc. Plano, TX Dec 12, 2016 $115,794
Oracle Techno-Functional Consultant (Multiple Openings) NTT Data, Inc. Plano, TX Aug 12, 2016 $115,794
Oracle Techno-Functional Consultant (Multiple Openings) NTT Data, Inc. Plano, TX Dec 29, 2015 $110,406
Oracle Functional Consultant Isolvetechnology Inc. Chantilly, VA Jun 04, 2016 $89,669
Oracle Apps Techno-Functional Consultant Deegit, Inc. Sunnyvale, CA Sep 26, 2016 $89,149 -
$94,149
Functional Consultant-Oracle Retail Developer Accenture LLP Boston, MA Apr 09, 2016 $89,000
Functional Consultant-Oracle Retail Developer Accenture LLP Marlborough, MA Apr 09, 2016 $89,000
Oracle Financials Functional Consultant Isolvetechnology Inc. Chantilly, VA Jun 29, 2016 $88,878
Oracle HCM Functional Consultant IBM India Private Limited Piscataway, NJ Sep 04, 2015 $88,865
Oracle Finance Functional Consultant IBM India Private Limited Iselin, NJ Aug 11, 2015 $88,865
Oracle JDE Sales and Distribution Functional Consultant IBM India Private Limited Saint Louis, MO Jan 01, 2016 $85,677
Oracle Techno-Functional Consultant (Multiple Openings) NTT Data, Inc. Plano, TX Mar 21, 2016 $79,747
Oracle Techno-Functional Consultant (Multiple Openings) NTT Data, Inc. Plano, TX Jan 27, 2016 $79,747
Oracle Apps Finance Techno Functional Consultant IBM India Private Limited Piscataway, NJ Aug 19, 2015 $79,102
Oracle Functional Consultant HIH, Inc. Waterloo, IL Jul 09, 2016 $78,957
Oracle Purchasing Techno Functional Senior Consultant IBM India Private Limited Malta, NY Aug 01, 2015 $77,997
Oracle-JDE Manufacturing Functional Consultant IBM India Private Limited Saint Louis, MO Jun 02, 2015 $76,976
Oracle Functional Consultant Javaji Systems Solutions Inc. Redwood City, CA Nov 15, 2016 $76,835 -
$96,013
Oracle Functional Consultant IBM India Private Limited Durham, NC Jun 29, 2016 $76,465

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Top Skills for An Oracle Functional Consultant

OrderManagementSetupGLCustomReportsFinancialModulesBusinessRequirementsR12Pl/SqlInterfaceTablesBusinessProcessLegacySystemAutoInvoiceAccountPayablesToadLedgerWorkflowAccountReceivablesPurchaseOrdersUnixAPI

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Top Oracle Functional Consultant Skills

  1. Order Management
  2. Setup
  3. GL
You can check out examples of real life uses of top skills on resumes here:
  • Prepared Detail test for Inventory, PO, and Order Management.
  • Gathered and analyzed current setups for Purchasing and Performed PO setups like Setup of Suppliers, Purchasing, Receiving and Financial.
  • Standardized process across globe and shift to a common platform.
  • Develop custom reports (RDF, XML, Discoverer reports).
  • Conducted pilot testing and integration with other financial modules testing.

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