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Be Counted in the Sierra-Cedar 2018–2019 HR Systems Survey, 21st Annual Edition

The Sierra-Cedar 2018–2019 HR Systems Survey, 21stAnnual Edition is open and available for participation by the greater HR community. This annual research effort provides insights into HR technology trends and is available through June 8th. All responses are confidential and only used in aggregate results. What did the Survey identify [...]

By |2019-09-11T09:46:59-04:00April 17th, 2018|News, Research & Analytics|

Preparing Your Organization to Explore SaaS

In my last post, I wrote about the SaaS application delivery model and encouraged organizations to take a serious look at it as a new year’s resolution. I presented some descriptions of what many organizations would recognize as their current state of application systems and gave [...]

By |2019-09-11T09:47:02-04:00April 3rd, 2018|SaaS|

Sierra-Cedar Teams with the City of San Luis Obispo to Implement the Full Suite of Oracle Cloud Applications

On February 21, 2018, the City of San Luis Obispo and Sierra-Cedar launched the “Motion Project”—a citywide initiative to improve efficiency, effectiveness, and transparency through the implementation of the Oracle Cloud Application Suite. This is a modern business platform which enables the City to deploy leading business practices to [...]

By |2019-09-11T09:47:03-04:00March 21st, 2018|News, Oracle|

Jump-Start Your Cloud Journey

Deeper analytical insight and agility is at the forefront of growth strategy for companies across all industries. However, the complexity of defining the appropriate path to leverage the benefits of the Cloud to gain meaningful insight from your data can be overwhelming. The Oracle Analytics Cloud (OAC), a breakthrough [...]

By |2019-09-11T09:47:07-04:00March 8th, 2018|Oracle|

PeopleSoft Test Framework. Well worth the effort.

Testing PeopleSoft processes for PeopleSoft Update Manager (PUM) updates or major release upgrades is usually not high on a user’s list of likes. The entire process of developing a test plan is not exactly fun: assembling a team, creating and performing tests, fixing issues, re-testing, documenting, and finalizing the [...]

By |2019-09-11T09:47:10-04:00March 1st, 2018|Oracle|

Simplified Analytics, it's truly a must have

When organizations list the most important function for a system, it’s to collect and report data. This is, by far, the number one response. To me, the better the reporting, the better the system. Do you use this PeopleSoft feature, Simplified Analytics? You should. Obtaining actionable information that is [...]

By |2019-09-11T09:47:12-04:00February 22nd, 2018|Oracle|

Is "Exploring SaaS" one of your organization's Cloud Computing New Year's resolutions? It should be

Cloud Computing can take on many different forms. Popular options include the following: Infrastructure-as-a-Service (IaaS) provided by a vendor like Amazon Web Services Platform-as-a-Service (PaaS) where organizations subscribe and build/deploy applications that meet specific needs Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) where organizations subscribe to deploy industry-leading best practices through prebuilt application software Each [...]

By |2019-09-11T09:47:14-04:00February 15th, 2018|Cloud|

Selective Adoption

My wife and I have similar business backgrounds and often discuss current issues and events, however when I recently brought up the topic of "Selective Adoption," she gave me a very questioning look. (Understand that we volunteer with an organization called Safe Families for Children, Safe-Families.org, which focuses on keeping [...]

By |2019-09-11T09:47:17-04:00January 30th, 2018|Oracle|