One of the best things we did on our project was to spend a lot of time focused on requirements and leveraging Sierra-Cedar’s Business Process Alignment solution. We were able to leverage the best practices and make all of the decisions we needed to make up front, versus making those decisions along the way. Had we made those decisions during the project, we would have had a lot of stops and starts, and it would have slowed the entire project down…this process also kept the project timeline on track.
Sierra-Cedar assembled a very talented and skilled team to guide and partner with our King County project team, and the project came in on time and under budget. This was a significant achievement given the County’s highly customized Time and Labor module. Sierra-Cedar brought the right mix of project management, technical, and functional expertise and partnered well with our business and technical teams. I appreciated the open communication and collaboration with Sierra-Cedar’s project team, their dedication to supporting the aggressive timeline,and their prompt attention to resolve issues quickly. I could not have asked for a better result.
Sierra-Cedar did a fantastic job on this project, helping us define the requirements, design the solution, and build the solution for us. The consultants that they brought in were brilliant. They were knowledgeable and had the required Public Sector experience to meet our complex requirements. They went above and beyond to help and patiently address the needs of our users. We are extremely happy with the services provided by Sierra-Cedar, and we plan to work with them again in the future.
Working with Sierra-Cedar has been a rewarding experience. We have found them to be unique in this market space. They are large enough to be able to flexibly address resource needs; however, unlike many of the larger firms, Sierra-Cedar’s ability to adapt to project changes and creatively resolve project challenges when presented make them a great partner to work with.
We selected Sierra-Cedar after an extremely lengthy and complex procurement process and have not been disappointed. Their level of professionalism, business acumen in the public sector, and extremely knowledgeable team members were just a few reasons they were selected. We have a great relationship to date and expect that continue into the future.
Sierra-Cedar led our HCM upgrade which was completed on-time and on-budget with very successful results. The project was efficient and cost-effective because they tailored an approach for us which blended LWC resources with specialized talent from Sierra-Cedar. It is also beneficial to LWC to have a business partner that provides useful information, insight, and best practices which contribute to the formulation of our Application Roadmap.
Sierra-Cedar has been a trusted and valuable partner of the NYS Office of the State Comptroller (OSC) for a number of years. With Sierra-Cedar’s assistance, OSC has been able to overcome critical challenges and implement a number of important projects. Sierra-Cedar offers resources that are knowledgeable about Oracle/PeopleSoft products and skillful in moving large and small projects from concept to completion.
Sierra-Cedar has been our “go to” PeopleSoft services provider. They have demonstrated a solid commitment to our success. Despite the lean budgetary years with very little consulting dollars to spend, they have stood by our side to help us optimize our applications and prepare our team for the road ahead.
These experienced resources have demonstrated a genuine concern for our success as their first priority, and they have designed and implemented the configuration and business process solutions needed in support of NMDOT’s mission-critical systems. They have always been able to furnish the right resource at the right time for us, even when our needs require a “needle in a haystack” or urgent response.
Sierra-Cedar had a Change Management expert that worked with us. They partnered with our communications team and our change management staff, and together we built a very robust program throughout the implementation.
When our director told us to pull out all the stops and pay our people on September 14, we knew that failure was not an option. We were counting on Sierra-Cedar and they came through. On the days immediately following September 11, payroll was elevated to a mission critical system at The Port Authority. Employees were depending on those paychecks. But members of the Sierra-Cedar team were undaunted. They rolled up their sleeves and put in long hours despite the trauma of September 11.
We selected Sierra-Cedar as our partner because they offer a broad portfolio of services when it comes to Oracle technology—including Oracle PeopleSoft, Oracle E-Business Suite, Oracle Business Intelligence, Managed Services, Oracle SOA Suite (Middleware) and Oracle Hyperion, just to name a few. We really appreciate how easy they are to work with along with their “can-do attitude.”
In those initial days following the storm, I was struck by the resolve and determination of the Port Authority and Sierra-Cedar team; not once was it said, “Just delay payroll a couple of days, people will understand considering the circumstances.” On behalf of The Port Authority of New York and New Jersey, please accept my deepest gratitude for all the tireless efforts the Sierra-Cedar staff performed responding to Hurricane Sandy.
We made the right choice to work with Sierra-Cedar and look forward to continued collaboration to successfully going live with a fully integrated system in 2014. Without hesitation, we would recommend Sierra-Cedar as an organization that is easy to work with, has good project management skills, and works hard to meet the needs of their clients.
Nassau County’s decision to have its PeopleSoft environments hosted by a third-party application services provider was driven by financial and operational constraints. Sierra-Cedar was the successful bidder due to their wealth of experience in the field and their understanding of the County’s needs, and we have not been disappointed with the results.
In the hours and days immediately following the attacks, you couldn’t tell the difference between Sierra-Cedar and Port Authority staff in terms of their dedication. These people barely survived themselves, yet continued to work through the night, and long days and nights thereafter, helping the Port Authority through its most difficult tragedy. While I always knew that Port Authority staff can do the impossible, I never expected that “miracle worker” would be one of Sierra-Cedar’s job functions. I can never thank them enough.
This project represents a significant undertaking as NY OSC’s PeopleSoft environment is significantly customized to handle a complex Payroll operation that bi-weekly pays approximately 250,000 state employees in more than 500 payroll agencies with 46 unions and 110 negotiating units. The aforementioned is one of many successes that we have celebrated with Sierra-Cedar team and look forward to continuing the legacy of outstanding solution delivery that we have experienced for more than 12 years.
Hosting of our PeopleSoft applications by Sierra-Cedar has delivered a high degree of availability and reliability for the City of Milwaukee. In addition, we have been very satisfied with Sierra-Cedar consulting service who has performed upgrades in the HRMS and Financial environments. We value the relationship we have built over the years.
City of San Luis Obispo’s Journey to Oracle Cloud ERP with Sierra-Cedar