RPI
Team

RPI Team

Certified Experience and Expertise

JUSTIN L BRAUN

RPI Partner and Senior Lawson Financials Consultant

Mr. Braun holds certification in Lawson Financial and Procurement Suites, as well as PMP credentials from the Project Management Institute.  He has been consulting to Lawson clients on various projects since August, 1999.  His broad application knowledge is supported by an in depth understanding of the relationships and interdependencies of technology and process.  Mr. Braun has been able to synthesize these complimentary skills in a variety of ways, including full cycle implementation phases such as design, configuration, testing, training and go-live support.  Mr. Braun has led post implementation optimization assessments, conducted business process review sessions; and developed custom reporting to support ongoing business and implementation functions.  Mr. Braun has led several Lawson implementation and upgrade projects to on time and under budget delivery.  Mr. Braun has been consistently complimented by several clients for his patience, attention to detail, and interpersonal skills.

  • General Ledger (GL/IF/FB)
  • Asset Management (AM)
  • Activities (AC)
  • Accounts Payable (AP)
  • Cash Ledger (CB)
  • Invoice Matching (MA)
  • Purchasing (PO)    Requisitions (RQ)
  • Inventory Control (IC)
  • RQC
  • Process Flow (PFI/LPA)    EDI

GREG POLLARD

RPI Partner and Senior Lawson Financials Consultant

Mr. Pollard has over twelve years of experience working with ERP, imaging, workflow and data capture technologies to automate business processes. During that time he has worked with a variety of software packages to automate business processes and increase efficiency in large processing organizations. His role has ranged from hands-on technical development to overall project management.  In his typical role as a Solution Design Architect, he helps assess the unique needs of each implementation and develops strategic implementation designs to best leverage the applications and related business processes.  He has centralized processing functions and integrated disperse systems into successful Shared Service departments.  He has designed interfaces, workflow, eForms, training documents, testing plans, and reporting metrics to empower clients for ongoing success with these Automation technologies.

  • Accounts Payable (AP)
  • General Ledger (GL)
  • Activities (AC)
  • Purchasing (PO)
  • Asset Management (AM)
  • Cash Ledger (CB)
  • Perceptive/ImageNow
  • Kofax Capture
  • Process Flow
  • KTM
  • iScripting/Java Script

RICHARD STOUT

RPI Partner and Senior Lawson Process Flow/LBI Consultant

As an expert in process optimization and system integrations in the accounts payable and supply chain arenas, Richard exhibits a rare blend of technical expertise and business savvy.  With 10 years of experience working on a variety of system integration projects for Lawson Customers, Richard is able to understand an organization’s true pain points, develop a solution using a variety of available technologies, and execute.  He draws on his extensive background in database management, systems administration, programming, and automation to provide simple solutions to complex problems.  Richard is a certified installer of LBI and MSCM and has a strong system administration background, with focus on the Microsoft server and database platforms.   He has worked extensively with Process Flow and various reporting solutions, including Crystal, and is fluent in Visual Basic, C#, Java, and JavaScript, with extensive web development experience.  Recently, Richard has gained experience on Landmark by completing a Landmark installation class and implementing a flow in Process Server to manage Landmark user accounts.

  • Process Flow Integrator
  • Smart Notes
  • Crystal Reports
  • Process Automation
  • Accounts Payable (AP)
  • Inventory (IC)
  • Lawson Business Intelligence (LBI)
  • Requisitions (RQ)
  • Purchasing (PO)
  • Mobile Supply Chain Management (MSCM)
  • Talent Management (LTM)

KEITH WAYLAND

RPI Partner and Senior Lawson Procure-to-Pay Consultant

Mr. Wayland, a certified Lawson Financials and Supply Chain consultant, has worked on Lawson implementation and post-implementation support projects for ten years.  He has served as a Project Manager, Financials Lead and Procurement Lead, and has been responsible for business process review, system configuration, end-user training, and post-live support.  He has pioneered techniques and business processes for RNI and INR cleanup, buyer message reduction and other procurement system optimizations.   As one of the foremost invoice matching experts in the Lawson industry, he has provided expertise to dozens of Invoice Matching implementations with multiple configurations and business processes in both Shared Service and decentralized environments.  Keith has developed a deep understanding of the general ledger impact of procurement and distribution of goods, PO invoice discrepancy management and vendor payments and has used this experience to help finance departments to better understand and troubleshoot discrepancies.   He has extensive experience with multiple Lawson Modules including GL, AP, AM, AC, CB, MA, PO, IC, RQ, WH and Lawson Security.

  • Invoice Matching (MA)
  • Accounts Payable (AP)
  • Cash Ledger (CB)
  • Inventory Control (IC)
  • General Ledger (GL)
  • Requisitions (RQ)
  • Ware House (WH)
  • Activities (AC)
  • Purchasing (PO)
  • Lawson Security (LS)

GEOFF LILIENFELD

RPI Partner and Senior Imaging Consultant

Geoff graduated with a Bachelors of Accountancy from Loyola University in New Orleans. Right out of school he started a granite and marble fabrication and installation company, learning firsthand what it takes to launch and run a business. After selling the business, Geoff became a Management Consultant for McGladrey, where he spent time on process improvement teams to earn a Sigma Six Green Belt Certification. Geoff has experience integrating with Lawson, NetSuite, Dynamics AX, PeopleSoft, Ellucian Banner and Ellucian Colleague, as well as working for Perceptive Software on a contract basis. While Geoff has personally designed and implemented systems for higher education and human resources fields, his primary role at RPI is to manage the Imaging Strategy and Technical Services division. He recruits top level senior talent who share his passion for stellar customer service.

  • ImageNow
  • Kofax Capture
  • KTM
  • Java Script
  • VB.Net

MELISSA OLSON

HCM Practice Manager

As RPI’s HCM Practice Manager Melissa Olson is responsible for the development of RPI’s HCM service offering and for ensuring customer satisfaction.  Melissa Olson leverages vast experience in the Lawson HCM space, as both a Senior Consultant and a former Lawson HCM customer. As an Engagement and Project Manager she has supported full cycle HCM implementations, Employee and Manager Self Service deployments, Infor/Lawson upgrades, and Global HR implementation and optimization endeavors. Recent past roles include acting as an Engagement Manager and Project Manager for multiple Global HR & S3 Implementations, Infor/Lawson upgrades, EMSS Customization deployments as well as working on various HCM Assessment and optimization endeavors.  Her experience with Lawson started on the technical side.  As a Lawson programmer, she supported HR functions for a public sector company before making the transition to the application side via her role leading an HR implementation through the full life cycle.  Ms. Olson has 14 years of Lawson experience specializing in optimization of HR business processes using Lawson tools including ESS/MSS, Process Automation and LBI Smart Notifications.

  • Human Resources (HR)
  • Personnel (PA)
  • Benefits (BN)
  • Payroll (PR)
  • Absence Management (LP)
  • System and Process Audits
  • Employee Self Service
  • Process Flow
  • Excel Add-Ins
  • Manager Self Service
  • Training
  • System Integration

STEPHANIE KOWAL

SCM Practice Manager

Senior Lawson Supply Chain Consultant Stephanie Kowal is a leading voice in Infor Lawson SCM best practices and process improvement for healthcare.  She leverages a deep understanding of Lawson functionality, healthcare supply chain processes and procedures and organizational change management to spearhead SCM optimization and implementation efforts surrounding: RQC deployments, IPA approvals, Capital Requisitions, Lawson Mobile Applications, EDI (850/855/856), MSCM, LBI Dashboards, Smart Notifications, Lawson Security, Imaging Integration, IC11 Replacement Items and RNI Clean-up and Maintenance.  Her expertise in project management is comprehensive, including workflow design, system builds, testing, metrics, and go-live support. She is a frequent presenter in the Lawson community and a thought leader in RQC best practices, Lawson SCM Optimization and Contract Management. Combining a degree in Communication with her natural aptitude for leadership and mentoring, Mrs. Kowal is motivated by projects involving complex systems or processes and audiences with varying skill levels.  Before coming to RPI, Mrs. Kowal was the Supply Chain Consultant & System Administrator for a large health system

  • Inventory Control (IC)
  • Warehouse (WH)
  • Requisition Center (RQC)
  • Mobile Supply Chain (MSCM)
  • Purchasing (PO)
  • Requisitions (RQ)
  • EDI (810/832/850/855)
  • Receiving & Delivery (RAD)
  • Crystal Reports & LBI
  • Excel Add-ins / Spreadsheet Designer
  • Training & Documentation
  • Contract Management

ROBERT CRISSMAN

Senior Lawson Financials Consultant

Bob has more than twelve years of experience implementing Lawson financial applications. Previously with Lawson Software and the Huron Consulting Group, he has unique expertise in implementing Grant Management and Project and Activity Accounting functionality as well as extensive experience with Lawson Accounts Receivable, Billing and Revenue Management, Asset Management, General Ledger, Budgeting, Cost Allocations, Lease Management, and related interfaces and conversions.
Bob also brings experience in software implementation methodology, business process review, best practice development, ERP system selection, and has designed custom reports and interfaces. Bob holds a Master’s in Healthcare Administration and prior to consulting he spent almost 10 years at UTMD Anderson Cancer Center as an Administrative Manager over its outpatient chemotherapy clinics and the Emergency Department.

  • General Ledger (GL)
  • Asset Management (AM)
  • Project & Activity Accounting (AC)
  • Cost Allocations (CA)
  • Lease Management (LM)
  • Billing & Revenue Mgmt (BR)
  • Report Writer (RW)
  • Excel Add-ins (MOA)
  • Accounts Receivable (AR)
  • Flex Budget (FB)
  • Crystal Reports
  • Grant Management (GM)
  • Lawson LAUA Security
  • Lawson Security (LS)
  • Attribute Matrix (MX)

Our partnership with RPI Consultants helps us ensure customers can effectively use Lawson products to make their business processes simpler and more cost-effective.

Brian SterrettLawson Software

RPI was flexible to work with our schedule and meet our specific needs. With their help we were ready to move forward with our upgrade.

Tom FarryBon Secours Health Systems

One planning phone call and one follow-up call once our script was written and we were live! Responsive, Professional, Integrity that’s how I would describe RPI Consultants.

Meg KobalterBarton Memorial Hospital

Our [ImageNow] launch was an immediate success. I have to say that after a few months of working with RPI, I wasn’t surprised.

Craig Hopkins, Finance Implementation LeadSisters of Charity of Leavenworth Health Systems

We understood that we required a robust, customized solution. RPI not only had the expertise with ImageNow, they listened to our needs and helped make sure it was a success.

Chris Tozier, Director, IT DepartmentInternational Speedway Corporation

RPI has more than just knowledge. The consultants I have worked with are personable and are leaders who will drive towards a more efficient solution. As a result, we are now recognizing a significant return on investment, with minimal impact to operations.

Joel StaffordBon Secours Health System