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Four Customers Who Said, “Goodbye Data Center, Hello AWS”

Four Customers Who Said, “Goodbye Data Center, Hello AWS”

Saying ‘goodbye’ to your data center and moving to the Cloud is a big deal. It is like allowing someone else to take care of your car – you own it, you drive it, but someone else cleans it, maintains it, and powers it! The hardest part of moving your data to the Cloud...

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Government and the Cloud: 4 Approaches to Migration

Government and the Cloud: 4 Approaches to Migration

For years, maintaining a central, on-premise data center was the norm for organizations with sensitive, proprietary, or top-secret data. Since 2010, though, increasing numbers of government entities have migrated to the cloud, leveraging the platform’s increased...

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Machine Learning in the Oracle Analytics Cloud

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...

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

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...

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PeopleSoft is More than ALIVE

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...

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Using PTF Results for PUM

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...

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New HCM features in Image 28

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....

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Lease Management Updates in PeopleSoft

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...

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PUM & PTF Go Together Like "Copy & Paste"

PUM & PTF Go Together Like "Copy & Paste"

When I’ve asked for a show of hands for who uses PeopleSoft Update Manager (PUM), I usually see a majority of hands raised. The most recent update from Oracle shows that roughly 72% of all PeopleSoft customers are on release 9.2, and most have used PUM. Customers whom...

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PeopleSoft Test Framework – Is it Right for You? (2 of 2)

PeopleSoft Test Framework – Is it Right for You? (2 of 2)

In Part 2 of my interview with Russ Barberio (RB) and Dan Croce (DC), we dig deeper into the PeopleSoft Test Framework (PTF) as we discuss the system and cost benefits associated with automated testing. PTF is a powerful tool, especially when applying variables and...

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