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|

How Oracle’s Vocado Student Financial Planning Provides Dynamic Flexibility for Higher Ed Institutions Amidst COVID-19

In the ever-changing environment of higher education, updates to financial aid policy are not an uncommon occurrence. However, the unprecedented impacts of COVID-19 have created challenges for this financial aid year and years to come. Oracle Cloud’s Vocado Student Financial Planning (VSFP) is helping institutions navigate these difficult times. But [...]

By |2020-05-22T10:02:42-04:00May 4th, 2020|Cloud, Higher Education, Oracle|

Oracle Integration Cloud Bootcamp

Sierra-Cedar recently participated in Oracle’s hands-on multi-day bootcamp led by Oracle Integration Cloud (OIC) specialists. The bootcamp focused on the OIC application, which brings together Application Integration, Process Automation, and Visual Builder. Oracle has developed its OIC offering as a cornerstone for future cloud initiatives and strategies. As organizations [...]

By |2020-01-29T09:46:49-05:00January 28th, 2020|Cloud, Oracle, SaaS, Training|

Take Advantage of New Features in PeopleSoft HCM Images 30-31

PeopleSoft HCM Images 30-31 has 91 new features. Although each feature may not apply to your organization, you’ll likely be pleased by the ones that can help you improve productivity, simplify processes, and, perhaps, allow you to retire a customization that can now be met by out-of-the-box functionality. The pie [...]

By |2019-11-18T13:15:13-05:00October 23rd, 2019|Oracle|

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 [...]

By |2020-02-28T23:56:59-05:00May 16th, 2019|Oracle|

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 |2019-09-09T01:22:08-04:00April 25th, 2019|Oracle|

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 |2019-09-09T01:24:40-04:00April 23rd, 2019|Cloud, Oracle|

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 |2019-09-09T01:25:31-04:00April 9th, 2019|Oracle|

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 |2019-11-11T12:12:23-05:00March 21st, 2019|Oracle|

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 |2019-09-09T01:27:48-04:00February 28th, 2019|Oracle|