Charles (Tim) Soper is a senior SAP Educational Consultant and has been with SAP for over 19 years. His areas of expertise are FI, CO, SAP BusinessObjects BI, SAP Strategic Enterprise Management (SAP SEM), and SAP Business Planning and Consolidation (SAP BPC). He has been involved with the development of numerous courses, including CO, SAP BusinessObjects BI, SAP SEM, and SAP BPC and is a course owner for several of them. As an instructor, he has taught courses at all levels from novice to advanced workshops. He has been involved in a number of review and customer assignments in the SAP BusinessObjects BI and SAP BPC areas, for which he is a subject matter expert and is often requested to offer advice and expertise. Tim has written articles in the areas of SAP BusinessObjects BI and SAP BPC for the BI Expert and has been a contributing author on other books in the SAP BusinessObjects BI area. He has a BA and MBA from the University of Rochester in Finance and is SAP-certified in the areas of FI, CO, SAP BI, and BPC. Previous to SAP he worked for Eastman Kodak Company in various finance and accounting positions.