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|

Sierra-Cedar Successfully Migrates University of California Office of the President’s PeopleSoft HCM Application to the AWS Public Cloud

March 1, 2021 – Alpharetta, GA – Sierra-Cedar announced the University of California Office of the President’s (UCOP) successful migration of 21 environments, primarily comprised of PeopleSoft Human Capital Management (HCM) environments, to the Amazon Web Services (AWS) Public Cloud. Sierra-Cedar is an AWS Advanced Consulting Partner with AWS competencies [...]

By |2021-03-18T11:44:47-04:00March 1st, 2021|AWS, Higher Education, News|

Understanding FlexOps® Q&A with Sierra-Cedar’s VP, Cloud Solutions

Five years ago, Sierra-Cedar began to re-invent the way it delivers managed services. Our vision: to create a managed service for cloud platforms that focuses on performance, risk-reduction, improved efficiency, and cost-optimization. Almost immediately, our cloud architecture and development teams realized the immense benefits of automation on a cloud platform. [...]

By |2021-03-24T08:31:30-04:00February 25th, 2021|AWS, Cloud|

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|

Preparing for the Cloud – Clean, Re-organize, and Own Your Data!

If this pandemic has done anything, it has given the gift of time! Time to catch up with old friends, binge watch Netflix shows, and tackle the most mundane projects … like reviewing and cleaning your system data. The thought of cleaning your data may have you desperately seeking other [...]

By |2020-12-17T11:11:47-05:00December 17th, 2020|Cloud, Higher Education|

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|

PeopleSoft on AWS: Understanding Design Methods and Scaling Functionality

Moving your PeopleSoft application to the AWS Cloud can be a gamechanger as the benefits can revolutionize your IT department. However, the key to getting the most out of an AWS Cloud investment is to methodically design your PeopleSoft application inside the cloud to take advantage of AWS services. To [...]

By |2021-01-31T13:18:34-05:00September 30th, 2020|AWS, Cloud, Public Sector|

AWS Cloud Migration Strategy: Two Models for Making the Transition

Looking to move your ERP application to the cloud? To get started, it’s important to understand the two most leveraged migration path alternatives that organizations take. In this post, we’ll take a look at both paths, the pros and cons, and provide tips for making your move successful. Re-host (a.k.a. [...]

By |2021-01-31T13:19:05-05:00August 25th, 2020|AWS, Cloud|
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