Chandra Sekhar Reddy Bhavanam || Sr. EDI developer || charlotte, NC

Chandra Sekhar Reddy Bhavanam

(408) 203-7778

charlotte, NC

Profile Summary:

  • 10 + years of IT experience in EDI and worked as Senior EDI Analyst / Developer with extensive experience in multi divisional corporate EDI environments and 5+yrs on SAP Ariba (ECC 6.0, 7.0 SAP SD SAP MM and S4 HANA ) Environment.
  • Highly Experienced in Distribution, Manufacturing, Supply chain, Shipping and Logistics industry providing Business Process Assessment, Requirements Gathering, Gap Analysis, Implementation and Testing.
  • Experienced working in requirement gathering and Analysis phase.
  • Experienced in driving the EDI projects to meet the goals within the deadline.
  • Highly experienced in handling EDI Production Support.
  • Good Experience with Ariba Upstream process including designing, updating Ariba csv master data files.
  • Good Experience with ITK config and functionality utilizing SAP PI/PO from ECC.
  • Good Experience with Ariba integration issues involving supplier, invoices over ASN and PO round trip issues.
  • Good experience with Ariba light(quick) enablement process and work closely Ariba SS with set up etc.
  • Good experience in catalog load process with in Ariba.
  • Worked on SAP and Ariba EDI Integration projects using SPE, Gentran AI, SEEBURGER and IBM WebSphere Data Transformation Extender as a part of the EAI and B2B integration initiatives.
  • Good Experience with Ariba delivered WebService integration via SAP PI/PO and ECC.
  • Experience on testing and analysing all cXML transactions on Ariba Network.
  • Extensive Analytical skills in designing, planning and supporting SAP SD , SRM, MDG, MM & Ariba.
  • Good knowledge and Experience with SAP ECC 6.0, ECC 7.0, SAP SD SAP MM and S4 HANA Integration with Ariba Network and MDG.
  • Experienced on upgrades for all AS400 with emphasis on RPGLE, RPG IV applications and decided whether the updates are necessary for the organization.
  • Knowledge on High Jump Transaction Manage EDI translation software.
  • Experienced in Data Mapping and Data Conversion using Gentran, SEEBURGER and Sterling Integrator
  • Worked on WTX Maps for X12 Transactions 277, 837 Institutional, 835 created reviewed and implemented. Scripting created and tested with SPE called for software as a service (SaaS). SPE Performance Testing and documentation.
  • Extensive experience in B2B integration tool Sterling Integrator Expertise
  • Working on partners to send/receive EDI transmissions.
  • Experienced in various delimited file formats and standards include ANSI X12, VICS EDI & UN/EDIFACT.
  • Created Partner Profiles in SAP.
  • Worked on Lightwell B2B Framework for IBM Sterling B2B Integrator.
  • Proficient with different translation tools like SI Map editor.
  • Proficient working with Graphical Process Modeller for designing Business Processes in GIS & SI.
  • Worked with Scheduling and Performance Tuning of Business processes in GIS/SI.
  • Experience with BAPI, BADI, ALE, RFC as well as SAP CIG interfacing capabilities.
  • Experienced in integrating SAP – IBM SI/GIS.
  • Experienced in working with AS2, SFTP and FTP communication protocols.
  • Experienced in various testing phases like Functional, Assembly, Regression and Partner Testing.
  • Experienced writing SQL queries in Oracle, MySQL DBMS and IBM DB2.
  • Worked with SAP transactions like WE02, WE05, WE19, WE20, BD87, VD53, VA03, VF03,ME21N, ME22N,ME23N and VIM analytics.
  • Worked in Mainframes, for Trading Partner data extraction.
  • Experienced working with File Formats like ANSI X12, EDIFACT, IDOC, CSV, XML, cXML, xCBL,BPML and legacy specified application file formats.
  • Worked on ANSI X12 EDI transactions like 834, 835, 837, 850, 855, 856 , 810, 820, 816, 860, 865, 945, and 940, 204, 210, 404, 410,323,324 among others.
  • Performed EDI mapping for all EDI Standards, using TLE, GXS AI, SPE on UNIX and PC platforms.
  • Experience and Knowledge on EBI Translator.
  • IBM’s Source to Pay services to help building a responsive, integrated supply chain that communicates virtually in real time with suppliers, partners.
  • Worked with IDOC Structures like ZORDERS, ZORDRSP, ZNVOICE, and ZORDCHG among others.
  • Coordinate work for and with other Business Analysts, coordinate Unit Testing tasks, work with Trading Partners for connectivity issues; liaison between customers and corporate staff or between IT and Business Units; perform system matrix testing.
  • Involved in various activities present in project life cycle such as Field usage Analysis, FD walk-through, Map group analysis, Map specification preparation, Map build, Unit testing, AT, FAT, Co-ordination with Business teams about defects fixing.


Mapping Tools


: SAP (ECC 6.0, 7.0 SAP SD SAP MM and S4 HANA), HPQC- ALM

Sterling Integrator (5.0/5.2), Gentran 6.0, Gentran Integration Server (4.2), GXS, Gentran Server for windows (3.0), WTX, SEEBURGER (6.3.5), BIS 6.

Industry standards : ANSI X12, EDIFACT, VICS
EDI Tools : EDISIM 4.0, Sterling integrator, Ariba, SEEBURGER, Trusted link.SPE
SQL Editors : TOAD
EDI Transactions : 830, 850, 855, 860, 856, 810, 867, 997, 837, 210, 310ORDERS, ORDRSP, INVRPT, DESADV, INVOIC, SLSRPT, CONTRL, 300, 301, 310, 353, 355, 824 and 311.
Databases : Access, Oracle, SQL DBMS
Operating Systems : Windows UNIX
Communication Protocol : AS1, AS2, HTTPS, FTP and SFTP


BCBS, charlotte NC July, 2019 to Present

Manage File Transfer Engineer/ SAP Ariba

  • Creating communication set up for Trading partners as per requested protocol in the configuration requests.
  • Communication with other internal application users and trading partners to ensure the safe and secure delivery of files via different communication protocols.
  • Creating memberships for trading partners using internal software application tools.
  • Resolving Day to Day EDI issues in files which we receive from VAN’s and Internal Application Users.
  • Developing customized BPML’s in IBM Sterling Integrator for communication and Integrations.
  • Performing Maintenance or Infra Structural Related activities during Patching on Linux & windows servers.
  • Setting up connections for transferring files between external trading partners and Internal Applications or Line of Businesses using Sterling Connect Direct.
  • Creating PMR’s to IBM support and resolving Issues in internal or external connections, or any issues in IBM Software Product.
  • Having Good Knowledge on Linux Operating Systems and creating custom based scripts and Onboarding Trading partners and building connections in the Applications Installed on the Linux Systems.
  • Generating PGP keys & SSH keys for facilitating the secure transmission of the files between External Trading Partners and Internal Line of Business Applications.
  • Familiar with creating Mapping Requirement Specifications (MRS) by interpreting External Trading Partner and Internal Application specification, Business requirement documents, High Level Design and Detailed Design documents.
  • Experience in developing translation maps from various application formats such as IDOC, XML, Positional and Delimited to EDI X2 and vice versa
  • Experience in unit testing and integration testing by coordinating with external trading partners & internal application teams and documenting test cases.
  • Have created Templates and routing channels as per the requirement and routed he file accordingly.

3M Corporation Headquarters. St Paul, MN Oct 2016 to July, 2019

SAP/Ariba – EDI Analyst

The 3M Company, formerly known as the Minnesota Mining and Manufacturing Company, is an American multinational conglomerate corporation operating in the fields of industry, worker safety, health care, and consumer goods


  • Responsible for SAP Ariba application implementation with Ariba BRW completion, Designing, Realization and Testing the Meijer SAP Ariba Downstream suite with Legacy Integrations and ECC Integrations.
  • Responsible for on boarding new suppliers, maintaining cross reference codes for trading partner profile. Communicating with suppliers in setting up new interfaces and troubleshooting
  • Involved in ERP transition from legacy Peoplesoft to SAP.
  • Responsible Ariba Upstream process including designing, updating Ariba csv master data files according to supplier requirements
  • Responsible for ITK config and functionality utilizing SAP PI/PO from ECC
  • Responsible for Ariba integration issues involving supplier, invoices over ASN and PO round trip issues and troubleshooting the issues.
  • Involved in Ariba light(quick) enablement process and work closely Ariba SS with set up etc.
  • Responsible catalog load process with in Ariba as per the supplier requirements.
  • Involved in master data set up in general namely (WBS, cost center, purchasing groups, users, POrgs, company codes etc) for downstream and upstream process.
  • Participating in meetings with respect to new implementation with the customer.
  • Gather requirements from business and develop the BPML, SOA solutions.
  • Participate in daily scrum meeting and provide directions for pending EDI projects.
  • Working daily EDI operations, which included administration, control, scheduling and balancing of EDI documents.
  • Works closely with Enterprise Architecture and business analysts to ensure high quality implementations.
  • Worked on integration to streamline the order fulfilment and to improve visibility into the transactions with key customers using EDI True Commerce
  • Worked on generating EDI documents from SAP ECC 6.0, SAP ECC 7.0 SAP SD SAP MM and S4 HANA system and compared them against corresponding EDI documents from production legacy system in order to have minimal trading partner impact. Implementation of B2B (EDI) Integration.
  • Performed EDI mapping for all EDI standards, using GXS AI, GXS TGEG on UNIX and PC platforms.
  • EDI Mapping/Testing Trusted Link (TLE) for Translation.
  • Accountable for the stability, integrity and efficient operations of the EDI information systems to support admin EDI functions.
  • Developed an apparel business system and converted from the mainframe to the AS400
  • Creating various applications using AS400 RPG
  • Worked on multiple client integrations with a focus on detail orientation and regular status updates with client facing teams as well as IT Management.
  • Configured Application and Integration Server connections for SOA suite
  • Designed and developed business processes and maps for the identification, capture, processing, formatting, and dissemination of EDI information using ANSI ASC X12, VICS EDI and EDIFACT, cXML, xCBL Standards.
  • Developed business processes to connect to VANs& trading partners to send/receive EDI transmissions.
  • Communicate with managers and business stake holders on project statuses.
  • Designed and developed EDI interfaces with the follow EDI documents, 855, 856, 810, 846, 867, 997, ORDERS, INVOIC, SLSRPT, CONTRL, Flat File, CSV, XML.
  • Worked on all general EDI concepts and messaging standards and setup B2B Communications on EDIFECS, IBM WTX.
  • Manage the relationships with VAN’s (GXS EG, Inovis).
  • Handle SAP workflow messages and notify the groups responsible.
  • Provide project turnover documentation to the development team, including data mapping specifications
  • Preparing requirements documents and influences business decisions that lead to the right solutions.

Environment – EXCEL Gentran Integration suite 4.3, Sterling Integrator 5.2, HIPAA 5010, EDI TrueCommerce, Sterling File Gateway 2.2, Connect Direct, GPM, SAP (ECC 6.0, 7.0 SAP SD SAP MM and S4 HANA , UNIX, SEEBURGER, Oracle. GXS AI, GXS EG, GXS TGEG Catalogue, Liaison ECS Gateway.

Saibersy, Carrollton, TX Sep 2015 to Oct 2016

SAP/Ariba – EDI Analyst

Saibersys provides customized software solutions and IT staffing services to business and governmental entities around the world. By combining a highly skilled local presence with a proven global development model, Saibersys delivers exceptional value to its customers, becoming a partner in their success.


  • Coordinate with customer services and compliance departments to complete all EDI functions and provide everyday support to resolve all EDI transaction issues and perform tests and document all results for same.
  • Perform troubleshoot on all FTP connectivity for all EDI environment and prepare and modify all SQL reports and develop and monitor all automatic scripts to ensure efficient EDI document flow.
  • Supervise efficient working of all assign tasks and coordinate with various departments to provide enhancements for support staff and design all EDI maps and business processes and resolve all implementation issues.
  • Designed and developed business processes and maps for the identification, capture, processing, formatting, and dissemination of EDI information using ANSI ASC X12, VICS EDI and EDIFACT, cXML, xCBL Standards.
  • Manage all system designs and implement new designs and assist to implement brand for all new customers.
  • Prepare and implement all payment advice documents and participate in various tests development and implementation plans and manage all communication for projects according to work plan.
  • Collaborate with non-EDI sources to prepare design and implement all solutions for same and design all data map to ensure effective administration of all transactions.
  • Provide support to all e Business transactions and assist all business units in same processes and provide update on architecture if required.
  • Perform tests on all new interface and transactions to resolve all business issues and provide support to interfaces and processes for efficient flow of information and maintain all change requests and integration projects.
  • Prepare an effective database and data set for all system design and resolve all members inquires for everyday and weekly operations.
  • Analyse all incoming discrepancy reports for all EDI processes and develop all data maps and coordinate schedule and unscheduled maintenance on all application programs.

Environment – EXCEL Gentran Integration suite 4.3, Sterling Integrator 5.2, HIPAA 5010, EDI TrueCommerce, Sterling File Gateway 2.2, Connect Direct, GPM, SAP (ECC 6.0, 7.0 and UNIX, SEEBURGER

ETS Technologies, Bengaluru Karnataka Feb 2010 to March 2014

Sr. EDI developer

ETS Technologies management team is made up of accomplished leaders within business and healthcare IT, with a history of taking small companies to big places. Our past start-ups have been acquired by recognized household brands such as Amazon and Hewlett-Packard. We’ve helped companies across the world leverage their data to make them smarter, faster, and more profitable. Our people have earned awards for data and analytics excellence; judge industry awards competitions; own data management patents; and much, much more.


  • Gather requirements for new carrier on-boarding.
  • Participate in business & customer meetings while on boarding a customer to EDI.
  • Implement the EDI mapping and exchange test files with customers, seek feedback and move the code on go-live to production.
  • On-board trading partner to EDI and AS2.
  • Work with ANSI X12 HIPAA transactions like 834, 835, and 837.
  • Worked with Database and xml mappings.
  • Provided mapping services in support of Liaison client CVS care mark.
  • Experience with Oracle environment using JDeveloper, and SOA suite.
  • Installation and configuration of ICD 10 2015 code values into SPE and configuration
  • Created flat file definitions and transforms to test maps.
  • Worked with Typing maps to handle partners with flat file processing.
  • Working with SSIS Packages for applying various business rules, using various control dataflow components and event handling techniques.
  • Migrate SI objects like Maps, Envelopes from GIS to SI.
  • Expertise in handling web services using SOAP protocols
  • Liaison between IT technical departments and external and internal customers to ensure error free EDI transactions
  • Work with SI Resource manager to export/import maps from test to production after successful end-end testing.
  • Working on SQL performance monitoring and tuning of reporting data by optimizing indexes and stored procedures.
  • Monitor translation tools like SI Map editor.
  • Implementation of B2B (EDI) Integration using Sterling File Gateway 2.2
  • Monitor business processes for AS2 send/receive errors.
  • Work in EDI/GIS/SI support on rotational basis.
  • Participating in meetings with respect to new implementation with the customer.
  • Perform system health check once every day.

Environment – Gentran Integration suite 4.3, Sterling Integrator 5.2, HIPAA 5010, Sterling File Gateway 2.2, Connect Direct, GPM, SAP, UNIX, Oracle.


Master’s in Computer Science

North Western Polytechnic University, CA May 2014 – Aug 2015

Master’s in Computer Networking

Napier University, Edinburgh, Scotland, United Kingdom Oct 2007 – Dec 2009

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