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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

  • $94,329

    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
Senior Business Analyst Senior Technical Analyst Senior Systems Analyst
Application Manager
9 Yearsyrs
Senior Functional Consultant Senior Consultant Information Technology Project Manager
Business Program Manager
10 Yearsyrs
Senior Business Analyst Business Systems Senior Analyst
Business Systems Manager
9 Yearsyrs
Principal Consultant Project Analyst Project Manager/Analyst
Change Manager
10 Yearsyrs
Functional Analyst Functional Consultant Project Manager
Contract Project Manager
10 Yearsyrs
Project Leader Technical Consultant Customer Relationship Management Consultant
Customer Relationship Management Manager
8 Yearsyrs
Principal Consultant Business Systems Senior Analyst
Director Of Business Systems
12 Yearsyrs
Solutions Architect Senior Manager Controller
Finance Controller
9 Yearsyrs
Functional Analyst Project Manager Program Manager
Global Program Manager
11 Yearsyrs
Senior Consultant Program Manager Human Resources Generalist
Hris Manager
10 Yearsyrs
Senior Consultant Subject Matter Expert Information Technology Specialist
Information Systems Manager
6 Yearsyrs
Supply Chain Analyst Senior Business Analyst Implementation Manager
Integration Manager
10 Yearsyrs
Oracle Consultant Senior Consultant Information Technology Project Manager
Manager, Project Management Office
12 Yearsyrs
Supply Chain Analyst Business Analyst Functional Consultant
Oracle Applications Consultant
5 Yearsyrs
Functional Lead Project Manager Information Technology Project Manager
Program/Project Manager
10 Yearsyrs
Functional Lead Project Leader Information Technology Project Manager
Service Delivery Manager
11 Yearsyrs
Senior Functional Consultant Functional Lead Solutions Architect
Solutions Manager
8 Yearsyrs
Solutions Architect Product Manager Purchasing Manager
Supply Chain Consultant
10 Yearsyrs
Oracle Consultant Oracle Database Administrator Senior Software Engineer
Technical Manager
7 Yearsyrs
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Average Length of Employment
Functional Lead 2.5 years
ERP Consultant 2.4 years
Functional Analyst 2.3 years
Oracle Consultant 2.2 years
Top Employers Before
Consultant 2.2%
Manager 2.0%
Developer 1.8%
Top Employers After
Consultant 2.8%

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Oracle Functional Consultant Demographics

Gender

Male

69.0%

Female

27.6%

Unknown

3.4%
Ethnicity

Asian

42.2%

White

34.3%

Hispanic or Latino

8.5%

Black or African American

7.9%

Unknown

7.1%
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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

San Jose State University

13.6%

University of Texas at Arlington

6.8%

More Tech Institute

6.8%

University of Nevada - Las Vegas

6.8%

Illinois Institute of Technology

6.8%

University of Utah

6.8%

University of Phoenix

4.5%

University of the West

4.5%

Georgia State University

4.5%

Tufts University

4.5%

Texas A&M University

4.5%

Northern Illinois University

4.5%

Virginia Commonwealth University

4.5%

Metropolitan State University of Denver

4.5%

Wayne State University

4.5%

Central Washington University

2.3%

University of Houston

2.3%

University of Colorado at Boulder

2.3%

University of New Orleans

2.3%

Stanford University

2.3%
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Majors

Computer Science

15.0%

Business

11.9%

Electrical Engineering

8.8%

Accounting

7.9%

Computer Engineering

7.9%

Engineering

7.4%

Computer Applications

7.4%

Finance

6.8%

Information Technology

5.4%

Electrical Engineering Technology

3.7%

Business/Commerce

3.4%

Management

2.5%

Management Information Systems

2.0%

Mechanical Engineering

2.0%

Computer Information Systems

1.4%

Chemical Engineering

1.4%

Project Management

1.4%

Engineering And Industrial Management

1.4%

Human Resources Management

1.1%

Information Systems

1.1%
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Degrees

Bachelors

51.9%

Masters

38.2%

Other

6.4%

Diploma

2.8%

Certificate

0.5%

Associate

0.3%
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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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  1. Setup
  2. Order Management
  3. Business Requirements
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  • Gather and document requirements, define and document setup and configuration, develop functional specifications, and facilitate fit/gap analysis.
  • Have done important setups and developed inbound/outbound interfaces in Oracle Order Management.
  • Conducted several sessions with key users to analyze business requirements and performed fit-gap analysis to map user requirements.
  • Conducted study on the existing business practices, gathered requirement specifications and performed Gap Analysis for implementing GL, AR.
  • Communicated with other functional teams in order to integrate manufacturing functionality with the financial modules.

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