March 1, 2021 – Alpharetta, GA – Sierra-Cedar announced the University of California Office of the President’s (UCOP) successful migration of 21 environments, primarily comprised of PeopleSoft Human Capital Management (HCM) environments, to the Amazon Web Services (AWS) Public Cloud. Sierra-Cedar is an AWS Advanced Consulting Partner with AWS competencies in Higher Education and Oracle.

UCOP’s transition to AWS was completed in six months. In addition to PeopleSoft HCM, migrated environments include Informatica, PeopleSoft UPK, and an Enterprise Reporting Solution (DDODS).

“University of California Office of the President administers and runs a Human Resources and Payroll system which serves its more than 230,000 employees. UCOP recently engaged Sierra-Cedar to move the hosted environments to AWS which was completed on time and on budget. Now that the system is live on the new platform, we have observed significant performance improvements and cost reductions,” said Molly Greek, CIO, University of California Office of the President.

Sierra-Cedar, AWS, and UCOP worked collaboratively to complete the project within the six-month deadline. Project accomplishments include significant reduction in payroll processing times; integrated system solutions that sustain demands of enterprise usage and adhere to security standard protocols; controlled costs and scalability with the ability to increase and reduce resources on demand; built-in redundancy for disaster recovery, and more time for internal staff to focus on business-critical items.

“We are thrilled for UCOP and its digital transformation,” said Timothy Gehrig, EVP, Sierra-Cedar Cloud Managed Services. “Sierra-Cedar’s FlexOps® platform was a key player in hitting the tight go-live date as it helped deploy, maintain, and manage multiple environments within a very complex architecture.”

Sierra-Cedar provides UCOP on-going AWS Managed Services support and PeopleSoft HCM Application Management Services (AMS) with Sierra-Cedar’s Cloud Managed Services offering.

About Sierra-Cedar, Inc.
Sierra-Cedar is an information technology professional services firm specializing in system implementations, upgrades, hosting, and managed services for on-premise and cloud-based applications. We help organizations navigate their application and technology roadmaps, whether modernizing an existing portfolio or transitioning to emerging technologies. Sierra-Cedar is an AWS Advanced Consulting Partner, an AWS Public Sector Partner, and an Oracle partner.

About University of California Office of the President (UCOP)
The University of California is a system of 10 campuses, five medical centers, and three affiliated national laboratories. The Office of the President, located in Oakland, California, is the University’s headquarters. It manages a complex system to operate as one university, furthering its public interest, academic, and research missions. UCOP oversees programs that serve the entire university system, allowing campuses to capture efficiencies from centralized operations.

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