UTMB Health implemented Oracle’s PeopleSoft HCM version 8.9 in 2005 with limited Manager Self-Service (MSS) rolled out using the legacy design and delivered routing capability. It proved difficult to maintain and update, and somewhat inflexible to meet the changing business needs. Gaps in delivered MSS (such as new position request) [...]
By Tim Foley and Randy Ott A few years ago my wife and I noticed water leaking through a crack in the bathroom walk-in shower where the floor met one of the walls. Fancying myself the handyman, I figured a bit of caulking would do the trick. After a few [...]
Grants are “special” – we all know that! In order for us to do our daily and monthly processes we cross bridges from Grants to Project Costing, Contracts, Billing, and Accounts Receivable before finally landing in General Ledger. In a perfect world the transactions you started with are the same [...]
I have recently been working with the Kentucky Community and Technical College System (KCTCS) on improvements to their Procure-to-Pay process. These improvements include streamlining their procurement process and reducing redundancy. With the upgrade to PeopleSoft Financials 9.1, we were able to streamline recurring payments by utilizing some of the new [...]
Whether by “waving” our flags or by “waiving” our tuition, higher education proudly supports our military veteran students. However, current federal regulations make it difficult to offer quality customer service to this student population. I imagine colleges view their veterans’ processing as the proverbial “square peg/round hole” dilemma: how to [...]
Universities that have a significant amount of grant funding will usually process a high volume of transactions in Oracle’s PeopleSoft HCM Commitment Accounting module either to set up funding for Payroll Expenses and Encumbrances or for Retroactive Salary Funding Transfers. Funding for Payroll expenses and encumbrances is set up in [...]
I have recently been working with the Kentucky Community and Technical College System (KCTCS) on improvements to their Procure-to-Pay process. These improvements include streamlining their procurement process and improve efficiencies. With the upgrade to PeopleSoft Financials 9.1, we were able to streamline the year-end processing, especially the year-end accruals for [...]
Integration technologies are now more important than ever, as Higher Education customers look at adopting SaaS applications and interact with a wider variety of data consumers. This includes old technology, new technology, leading edge technology, and industry-specific solutions. With these ever-expanding technology footprints, how do we find the right integration technology fit?
Someone recently asked me to predict which service and technology trends will have the biggest impact on Higher Education in 2013. Interesting question. Though lacking a proper crystal ball, I nonetheless gaze into the future and no less than a dozen influential trends come into view.
Outpacing the Shift: What CEOs & CIOs should be thinking about now to prepare for cloud innovations to come
The software and services market is changing at a rapid pace. The question I get most often is ”what should CEOs & CIOs be thinking about now to prepare for and ideally outpace that shift?” C level executives are going to be dealing with many of the same decisions and challenges [...]