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Overcoming the Barriers to Effective Project Costing in Hospitals

Hospitals face many challenges when capturing project costs—not the least of which includes disparate systems and processes that often result in incomplete and inaccurate information. Cost pressures and the need to validate all investments have brought increased attention to all “projects” of strategic importance to [...]

By |July 30th, 2019|Categories: Healthcare|Tags: |

Modern Integration in the New PeopleSoft World: A Call to Action for Business Users

Demands for robust connectivity and business system agility are greater than ever. We want the latest information available across all systems and devices at all times. The tolerance we once had for waiting on a nightly batch integration to update data across our systems is diminishing [...]

Machine Learning in the Oracle Analytics Cloud

Data Science Capabilities at Your Fingertips Most analytics tools are only capable of reporting on past events and showing trends. While helpful, it’s not actionable. Historically, predictive analytics required the specialized skills of data scientists and advanced developers to discover patterns, trends, and correlations in [...]

By |April 25th, 2019|Categories: Oracle|Tags: , , , |

The Cloud Understood (Part 5 – PeopleSoft in the Cloud)

Welcome to Part 5 of The Cloud Understood series. In this edition, I want to address questions and concerns from the clients of Sierra-Cedar. As you most likely already know, Sierra-Cedar is first and foremost a services company. We are built on the idea of and [...]

By |April 23rd, 2019|Categories: Cloud, Oracle|Tags: , |

Increase System Confidence and Lower Cost with PeopleSoft Test Framework 2.0

One of the significant benefits of PeopleSoft Test Framework (PTF) is consistency. Once a test runs successfully, it will always run successfully until there is a configuration change. It is easy to change the data values to create different test cases for the same basic test; [...]

By |April 9th, 2019|Categories: Oracle|Tags: , , |

PeopleSoft is More than ALIVE

Quick—the first three emails I receive at Richard.George@Sierra-Cedar.com with the correct answer to the question on the right will receive a Starbucks gift card! On Thursday, March 28that 2:00 p.m. ET, Lisa Riley, who is the Tech Lead at Domino’s, and I will co-present an online seminar on facts about [...]

By |March 21st, 2019|Categories: Oracle|Tags: , , |

Using PTF Results for PUM

When faced with the decision whether to implement the next PeopleSoft Update Manager (PUM) Image, an organization must consider the amount of testing that will have to take place before the updated features are rolled out. Before PeopleSoft Test Framework (PTF), this meant having a lot of PeopleSoft users performing [...]

By |February 28th, 2019|Categories: Oracle|Tags: , , , , , , |

New HCM features in Image 28

HCM Image 28 has many new features, and while some may not apply to your organization, you’ll likely be pleased by the ones that help you improve processes, simplify, and perhaps, allow you to retire a customization that now is met by out-of-the-box functionality. This quarter’s Image brings 28 improvements [...]

By |February 26th, 2019|Categories: Oracle|Tags: , , , , , , , , |

Winning Strategies for Achieving Your Enterprise Application Goals

Over the last two decades of conducting our Annual HR Systems Survey, we’ve observed a very real transition in how organizations adopt, deploy, and value their HR applications. Originally enterprise software was implemented to automate cumbersome, paper-based processes—back office tools meant to have little or no interaction with employees. [...]

By |February 21st, 2019|Categories: Oracle|Tags: , , , , |

Lease Management Updates in PeopleSoft

The new FASB ASC Accounting Standards Update 842 has raised a few concerns and created a little confusion on exactly how to best implement it and remain in compliance. To meet the new requirements, Oracle PeopleSoft delivered the Lease Administration Phase 4 updates in PeopleSoft 9.2 Image 27 for [...]