Preparing for a SaaS Cloud Transition

Are you running on-premise back-office applications such as PeopleSoft, E-Business Suite, Lawson, JD Edwards, etc.? Are you looking for a strategy to move to a SaaS (Software-as a-Service) applications such as Oracle Cloud? Building trust into a cloud concept is not an easy feat and there are many items to [...]

By |2021-05-04T11:24:04-04:00April 30th, 2021|Oracle, SaaS|

How Optimizing PeopleSoft Can Support Your Institution’s Strategic Direction

Higher Education IT leaders know they need to innovate. I know because I felt the constant need to support and improve systems of engagement as an IT leader for a public university system with an enrollment of more than 70,000 students. The struggle is real! Strategic imperatives such as flexible [...]

By |2021-03-31T19:26:40-04:00March 31st, 2021|Higher Education, Oracle|

Realizing the Beauty of PeopleSoft’s Fluid User Interface

When PeopleSoft was born, the cell phone was a telephone the size of a brick, and PeopleSoft was manually installed on individual PCs. Fast forward a couple of decades, a cell phone is called a smartphone, a smartphone is so slim it fits into a pocket, and PeopleSoft is accessible [...]

By |2021-02-02T10:24:35-05:00January 31st, 2021|Oracle|

Announcing Sierra-Cedar’s PeopleSoft Testing Framework (PTF) Workbench

End user testing … a critical step in any system update or release, yet this activity is notoriously painful! Testing needs data, scripts, and tracking; and it is a prime candidate for automation. Yet automating testing is tricky and time-consuming. A few years ago, Oracle implemented PeopleSoft testing automation with [...]

By |2020-11-30T16:56:41-05:00November 30th, 2020|Oracle|

Ease M&A Pain with Sierra-Cedar’s PeopleSoft System Readiness Assessment

Have you ever tried to put together a blank puzzle? Like one with 5,000 pieces and no image to guide you? While you may be up for the challenge, the puzzle may be a brutal experience without a clear picture of the result. Navigating a Merger and Acquisition (M&A) system [...]

By |2021-02-02T16:17:43-05:00October 29th, 2020|Healthcare, Oracle|

Oracle Cloud Module Spotlight: Procurement Contracts Cloud

Need to stay on your existing PeopleSoft system but want to try out the cloud? Look no further than Oracle Procurement Contracts Cloud. Why? It provides an easy way to transition to the cloud while maintaining your current PeopleSoft applications. Here is how it works in a nutshell: The Oracle [...]

By |2020-10-15T09:26:15-04:00October 15th, 2020|Cloud, Higher Education, Oracle|

Free Offering: Automated Class and Enrollment Maintenance Toolset

What do you get when you gather a former college dean, a veteran university registrar, and several college-IT-directors-turned-consultants on a Zoom call during a pandemic? An amazing think tank with a focused eye on the pain COVID-19 has inflicted on class enrollments! The best part? This talented group created an [...]

By |2020-09-04T11:55:48-04:00September 4th, 2020|Higher Education, Oracle|

A Journey to Oracle Cloud Applications Through the Eyes of a Financials Consultant

Talk about trying to teach an old dog new tricks! I have been working with PeopleSoft for more than 25 years, both as a technical and functional consultant. When I found out I needed to learn Oracle Cloud Applications, I was skeptical. After working with PeopleSoft for so long, it [...]

By |2021-02-02T16:24:52-05:00July 17th, 2020|Cloud, Oracle|

Lucas County Reaches New Heights with Oracle Cloud Applications: Highlights from the May 21st Webinar

In January 2020, Sierra-Cedar and Lucas County, Ohio brought live Phase One of the County’s Oracle Cloud investment: Oracle Financials, Procurement, and Budgeting Cloud Services. Weeks later COVID-19 hit, and operations changed overnight for the County’s 3,200 employees. On May 21, Oracle did a webinar with Lucas County staff and [...]

By |2021-02-02T16:09:33-05:00June 26th, 2020|Cloud, Oracle, Public Sector|

COVID-19 and Grading Basis Changes

The COVID-19 virus has created a lot of challenges for higher education institutions. A front runner is grading and graduation, particularly with the inclusion of Pass/Fail and Credit/No-Credit grading options. The impact of these changes to the norm is deep and touches departments from financial aid to student financials to [...]

By |2020-05-22T09:47:53-04:00May 8th, 2020|Higher Education, Oracle|
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