Dallas SAP Solution Center


New staff joins Training, Business Analysis and Support and Data Management teams



                                                                                                               Angela Randall is a new SAP  Configuration Trainer

Angela Randall, Configuration Trainer, is responsible for creating and delivering SAP training to multiple departments across the City, assisting with user acceptance testing for system upgrades and enhancements and providing training support on technical issues. Prior to joining the City, Angela worked in higher education and was a graduate employment specialist where she prepared college students for the workplace. 

Her experience in SAP and education attracted her to the City’s SAP training team.

“I have been using SAP software for years and saw a chance to get behind the scenes to gain a better knowledge of where this industry has come from and where it is going,” Angela said. “I have always been computer techie, and this gives me opportunity to increase my knowledge in the SAP space.”

A native of the Rio Grande Valley, Angela moved to Dallas in the mid-90s where she attended the University of Texas at Arlington and earned a bachelor’s degree in university studies.  Angela is also a proud member of Zeta Phi Beta Sorority, Inc.

She is delighted to have joined the City of Dallas, and said, “I have gained a sense of pride and responsibility for my community, which can now solidify me as a true ‘Dallasite.’ I am excited about my future here! “

In her spare time, she enjoys music, camping, traveling and spending time with family and friends.

“I also enjoy reading and catching up on news”, she said.

Angela would like to learn to sew like a professional seamstress, take a cruise to Alaska, and backpack across Europe.




Venkata Durgi is a new SAP  Configuration Coordinator

Venkata Durgi comes to the department with expertise from Fortune 500 companies including Apple, Nike and Hanes.  Most recently, he was a senior SAP Analyst in the materials management and sales and distribution modules at Neovia Logistics.  With over 11 years of experience, he got his start in SAP by working on the Glaxo Smith Kline Pharmaceuticals sales team.  He currently works as a Configuration Coordinator in the Business Consulting Division of Dallas Water Utilities on the Business Analysis and Support team.

By joining the City of Dallas, Venkata says it is a great opportunity to work in the Industry Specific Solution for Utilities space.

“My previous experience was in the corporate section, now I can expand my work in city government,” he said.

Venkata grew up in Khammam, India, known for its history and cultural richness.  Located on the Munneru River banks, the 1000-year old Khamman Fort is a major tourist attraction.  Venkata completed his master’s in science from Tellakula Jalayya Polisetty Somasundaram College in Guntur, India.

He plans to get his certification in SAP S/4 Hanna, SAP’s latest offering designed to be simpler to use and easier to administer.  The S/4 Hanna platform helps users resolve more complex problems and process larger amounts of data than earlier SAP releases.

Venkata says when he is not working, he likes to read, spend time with his family, and plans to travel to Europe.


 

Francisco Valiterra is a new  SAP Configuration Coordinator

Francisco Valtierra is a new Configuration Coordinator on the Data Management team.  In his new role, Francisco is responsible for Business Warehouse reports, ad-hoc analysis, and data archiving. A Dallas native, he attended Mountain View Community College and the University of North Texas.

Francisco says he was attracted to SAP because it is a global application and is used by a wide range of companies. Prior to working for the City, he was with Toyota Commercial Finance.  “I was a Master Data Specialist where I was responsible for data cleansing, queries and reports to our stakeholders”. 

He is a big movie and music fan.  When asked what his favorite movie is, he said, “Tough question, depending on the day. I think my favorite movie is Terminator 2: Judgement Day. But that can easily change!”

Francisco’s bucket list includes travel to Europe South America and winning the lottery.


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