Jens Straten

Cupertino, California, US

Entrepreneur with German Ingenuity
Jens's Skills
Business Development
Design
Finance
Fundraising
Management
Marketing
Operations
Product Management
Sales
Strategy
Technical
User Experience
Background

Startup Experience

First time founder

Age Group

36-55

About Jens

Jens Straten is the founder of Straten Consulting, a SAP Partner Edge company, specializing in the design and development of SAP add-on products including IDoc Medic. IDoc Medic is the only SAP certified IDoc error handling solution in use by customers in the United States and Europe.

Quote

Do not be embarrassed by your failures, learn from them and start again. - Richard Branson

Work Experience

Enterprise Architect

Soltius

December 2013 - August 2015

● Executes successful SAP HANA pre-sales engagements at Fisher & Paykel Healthcare, Auckland Council, LIC and others ● In charge of Enterprise Architecture & Management Consulting activities at Air New Zealand, Foodstuff and others ● Accountable for Soltius in-house Enterprise Architecture strategy ● Responsible for planning and configuration of demo systems (e.g. SAP S/4 HANA, SAP ERP on HANA) ● Explores new SAP technologies and products including SAP S/4 HANA, SAP CAR, SAP Cloud Solutions, Internet of Things and others

CEO & Founder

Straten Consulting

June 2007 - Today

● Accountable for company business plan including budget planning and approval ● Executes pre-sales activities to improve product and service sales ● Controls the relationship with global partners including SAP SE ● Responsible for in-house Enterprise Architecture activities including system landscape architecture, planning of system installations & upgrades, product evaluation & selection, vendor selection and more ● Conducts executive product demos to customers ● Leads architecture and implementation of IDoc Medic and other software solutions ● Manages solution certification with SAP SE ● Supervises production support ● Provides training to client resources (online and on-site) ● Assists with web and social media marketing activities ● Established Straten Consulting

Program Manager / Solution Architect / Enterprise Architect

ACS Systech

October 2005 - May 2007

● Accountable for project leadership and delivery ● In charge of project related client communication including board and c-level management ● Involved in Pre-Sales activities ● Responsible for in-house Enterprise Architecture including system landscape architecture and upgrade strategy ● Charged with discovering and exploring new SAP technologies

Project Manager

Answerthink

April 2004 - September 2005

● Accountable for project leadership and delivery ● In charge of project related client communication including board and c-level management ● Tasked with the delivery of functional and technical work on client projects ● Involved in Pre-Sales activities ● Responsible for in-house Enterprise Architecture including system landscape architecture and upgrade strategy ● Charged with discovering and exploring new SAP technologies

Senior Consultant / Project Manager / Solution Architect

EZCommerce

August 1995 - April 2004

● Tasked with the delivery of functional and technical work on client projects ● Responsible for in-house Enterprise Architecture including system landscape architecture and upgrade strategy ● Charged with discovering and exploring new SAP technologies ● Involved in Pre-Sales activities

Consultant

Siemens-Nixdorf

March 1994 - August 1995

● Tasked with the delivery of functional and technical work on client projects

Application Designer / Developer

pro-Datensysteme

January 1992 - March 1994

● Tasked with the delivery of functional and technical work on client projects ● Responsible for client communications to address issues

Education

TU Braunschweig

Equivalent to Bachelor's Degree, Computer Science

1989 - 1994

Ratsgymnasium Goslar

Abitur, Physics & English

1975 - 1989

Certification

Anaplan Advanced

Anaplan

Anaplan Fundamentals

Anaplan

SAP FI, MM, SD, ABAP and BASIS

Siemens-Nixdorf