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Focus on the Public Sector

Sierra-Cedar understands the challenges faced by Public Sector organizations and has developed service offerings which lead to improved processes, better information, and more efficient operations. These service offerings include ERP – Oracle PeopleSoft and Oracle E-Business, Budgeting and Business Planning – Oracle Hyperion, Workday HCM/Financials deployments, Pension Administration, INFOR Licensing and Permitting, Business Intelligence Sierra-Cedar_PSand Integration solutions, Application & Technology Analysis/Strategy, Organizational Change Management, and Application Management and Hosting solutions. Given our size and deep offering focus, our dedicated Public Sector Practice is uniquely positioned to assist organizations across the full application lifecycle for each of these areas of specialization.

Public Sector Experience

  • Completed over 250 projects with States, State Agencies, Cities, Counties, School Districts, Public Transportation Agencies, Public Utilities, Ports, and Airports among others.
  • Understand the unique requirements faced in Public Sector organizations, such as the need for transparency, meeting budgetary reporting requirements, encumbrance tracking, fund accounting, position management, and mandated payroll reporting requirements.
  • Clients appreciate our deep understanding of Public Sector organizations, processes and systems and our ability to leverage this know-how while successfully navigating major technology initiatives now and well into the future.

Talented Professionals

We employ a large group of highly talented consultants and industry experts who exclusively focus on delivering solutions for Public Sector. We have a customer-focused culture which promotes quality and positions our projects for success through a process centric approach. This culture attracts top talent and our employee retention rate is very high. This means that our consultants not only have deep experience with delivering Public Sector solutions, but they also have deep experience working with each other which promotes consistency and efficiency on our projects.

Carmel Call

Sierra-Cedar assembled a very talented and skilled team to guide and partner with our King County project team, and the project came in on time and under budget. This was a significant achievement given the County’s highly customized Time and Labor module. Sierra-Cedar brought the right mix of project management, technical, and functional expertise and partnered well with our business and technical teams. I appreciated the open communication and collaboration with Sierra-Cedar’s project team, their dedication to support the aggressive timeline, and their prompt attention to resolve issues quickly. I could not have asked for a better result.

Carmel CallDirector, Business Resource CenterKing County
Robin Rabii

This project represents a significant undertaking as NY OSC’s PeopleSoft environment is significantly customized to handle a complex Payroll operation that bi-weekly pays approximately 250,000 state employees in more than 500 payroll agencies with 46 unions and 110 negotiating units.

The aforementioned is one of many successes that we have celebrated with Sierra-Cedar team and look forward to continuing the legacy of outstanding solution delivery that we have experienced for more than 12 years

Robin RabiiDirector – Bureau of State Payroll ServicesState of New York, Office of the State Comptroller
Laz Martinez

We selected Sierra-Cedar as our partner because they offer a broad portfolio of services when it comes to  Oracle technology—including Oracle PeopleSoft, Oracle E-Business Suite, Oracle Business Intelligence, Managed Services, Oracle SOA Suite (Middleware) and Oracle Hyperion, just to name a few.

Regardless of the topic, they have delivered expert advice and are always very accommodating to our needs and interests.  We really appreciate how easy they are to work with along with their “can do attitude.”

Laz MartinezSystems and Programming ManagerCity of Lakeland
Tracey Bell

Sierra-Cedar has been our “go to” PeopleSoft services provider for the past three years. They have demonstrated a solid commitment to our success. Despite the lean budgetary years with very little consulting dollars to spend, they have stood by our side to help us optimize our applications and prepare our team for the road ahead. We are excited to have them as our PeopleSoft 9.2 Upgrade Partner, which began in April 2013, and look forward to working with them for years to come.

Tracey BellIT ManagerThe City of Oklahoma City
Christopher Gorka

Sierra-Cedar has been a trusted and valuable partner of the NYS Office of the State Comptroller (OSC) for a number of years. With Sierra-Cedar’s assistance, OSC has been able to overcome critical challenges and implement a number of important projects. Sierra-Cedar offers resources that are knowledgeable about Oracle/PeopleSoft products and skillful in moving large and small projects from concept to completion.

Christopher GorkaDeputy ComptrollerNew York State Office of the State Comptroller
Daniel G. McCarron

In those initial days following the storm, I was struck by the resolve and determination of the Port Authority and Sierra-Cedar team; not once was it said, “Just delay payroll a couple of days, people will understand considering the circumstances.” On behalf of The Port Authority of New York and New Jersey, please accept my deepest gratitude for all the tireless efforts the Sierra-Cedar staff performed responding to Hurricane Sandy.

Daniel G. McCarronComptrollerThe Port Authority of New York and New Jersey
Pat Byrd

These experienced resources have demonstrated a genuine concern for our success as their first priority, and they have designed and implemented the configuration and business process solutions needed in support of NMDOT’s mission critical systems.  They have always been able to furnish the right resource at the right time for us, even when our needs require a “needle in a haystack” or urgent response.

Our contracts have been established and managed with the highest level of integrity, and the cost for services is consistently less than what we have paid other firms for less effective resources.

Pat ByrdProject ManagerState of New Mexico, Department of Transportation
Vijay Badal

We contracted with Sierra-Cedar to design the Hyperion Public Sector Planning and Budgeting with Human Capital Planning plan type that will meet Douglas County’s functional, technical and reporting requirements.

Sierra-Cedar did a fantastic job on this project, helping us define the requirements, design the solution, and build the solution for us. The consultants that they brought in were brilliant.  They were knowledgeable and had the required Public Sector experience to meet our complex requirements. They went above and beyond to help and patiently address the needs of our users.

We are extremely happy with the services provided by Sierra-Cedar, and we plan to work with them again in the future.

Vijay BadalDirector – Web/Oracle ApplicationsDouglas Omaha Technology Commission
John Rosenburg

Sierra-Cedar’s professionalism and performance were key components of our success. They demonstrated a high level of personal commitment in helping us meet our objectives characterizing them as a high-value partner.

John RosenburgAssistant Manager – Information SystemsNew York State Teachers’ Retirement System
Kim McKinney

Sierra-Cedar’s professionalism and performance are key components of our current and future implementation success. They have demonstrated a level of personal commitment in helping us meet our objectives that can only be characterized by a high-value partner.

Kim McKinneyDirector of ITBroome County, NY
John Sebastiano

When our director told us to pull out all the stops and pay our people on September 14, we knew that failure was not an option. It was the toughest situation I can imagine. We were counting on Sierra-Cedar and they came through. On the days immediately following September 11, payroll was elevated to a mission critical system at The Port Authority. Employees were depending on those paychecks. But members of the Sierra-Cedar team were undaunted. They rolled up their sleeves and put in long hours despite the trauma of September 11.

John SebastianoPayroll ManagerThe Port Authority of New York and New Jersey
Margaret Zoch

In the hours and days immediately following the attacks, you couldn’t tell the difference between Sierra-Cedar and Port Authority staff in terms of their dedication.  These people barely survived themselves, yet continued to work through the night, and long days and nights thereafter, helping the Port Authority through its most difficult tragedy.  While I always knew that Port Authority staff can do the impossible, I never expected that “miracle worker” would be one of Sierra-Cedar’s job functions.  I can never thank them enough.

Margaret ZochFormer ComptrollerThe Port Authority of New York and New Jersey
Christopher L. Nolan

Nassau County’s decision to have its PeopleSoft environments hosted by a third-party application services provider was driven by financial and operational constraints.  We found that procuring these services would avail the County with the experienced resources we needed at a lower cost. Sierra-Cedar was the successful bidder due to their wealth of experience in the field and their understanding of the County’s needs, and we have not been disappointed with the results.

Christopher L. NolanOffice of Management and BudgetNassau County, NY
Nancy Olson

Hosting of our PeopleSoft applications by Sierra-Cedar has delivered a high degree of availability and reliability for the City of Milwaukee.  In addition, we have been very satisfied with Sierra-Cedar consulting service who has performed upgrades in the HRMS and Financial environments.  We value the relationship we have built over the years.

Nancy OlsonChief Information OfficerCity of Milwaukee