Business Solutions borne of Experience and Innovation

With 20 years of SAP® programme experience, Rodney Barkworth loves helping clients extract more business value from technology within the broad areas of finance, order to cash and procure to pay. 
A true hybrid consultant, Rodney has successfully delivered in the following roles:
  • FI/CO Consultant
  • CO-PA Consultant
  • FI/CO Leader
  • BI Consultant (early days of SAP BIW)
  • SAP PS Consultant
  • Consultant
  • Principal Consultant
  • Trainer
  • Solution Architect
  • P2P (Finance) Architect
  • Outsourcing Technology Architect
  • Partner Manager
  • Pre-sales Consultant
  • Workstream Leader
  • Consulting Leader
  • Project Manager
  • Programme Manager
  • Process Owner
  • O2C Lead
  • P2P Lead
Possessing such a hybrid background allows relationships and credibility to be established quickly, and that can instantly dissolve some politics and some operational or project silos.

People

  • Leadership
  • Coaching & Development
  • Training
  • Interviews
  • Project planning
  • Target Operating Model definition (for Finance teams)

Process

  • Template rollout & gap analysis
  • Meaningful process change / optimisation
  • Process Architecture / Frameworks
  • Workshops (Visioning / Blueprint / Detailed Design)
  • Cross-functional Process Designs
  • Integrated business processes
  • Process Optimisation
  • Best-practices
  • Bespoke Processes
  • Work Instructions
  • Training Delivery & Needs Analysis

Technology

  • SAP® Simple Finance (Looking for the first client!)
  • SAP® S/4HANA
  • SAP® Finance & Controlling
  • SAP® Sales & Distribution
  • SAP® Materials Management / Logistics
  • SAP® BI
  • SAP® Ariba®
  • SAP® Concur
  • OpenText Vendor Invoice Management for SAP®
  • Integration with a wide range of 3rd party applications
    (best-of-breed architectures)

Project / Programme Specific - Ways of doing stuff

  • Process, Enterprise, Business Solution & Technology Architecture
  • ASAP
  • ASAP Focus
  • Activate - the S/4HANA implementation methodology
  • Agile (within Waterfall i.e. to accelerate delivery / reduce risk / build positive press)