Elire News

Author: Jordyn Fugere

5 Reasons to Attend Oracle OpenWorld

September 18th, 2018

5 Reasons to Attend Oracle OpenWorld

The Oracle Event of the year – Oracle OpenWorld – is upon us! For those who have not attended, Oracle OpenWorld offers 2,000+ sessions focused on transforming and planning for tomorrow’s technology – on hot topics including Oracle Cloud, Block Chain, Adaptive Intelligence (AI), Machine Learning, and more. Whether you have attended in the past or are gearing up for your first OOW experience, here are our top 5 reasons you should attend:

  1. 3,000+ Oracle Customers and Partners – Learn from the experts! Oracle’s Partner Network offers a wealth of information and best practice experience for you to leverage as a consultant, user, or learner
  2. 500+ Sessions and Case Studies on Emerging Technology – think hot button industry topics like AI and Blockchain. Leverage this opportunity to learn more about the future of technology while addressing your current technology needs
  3. 60,000 attendees from 175 countries – NETWORKING! OOW is the largest Oracle User networking opportunity in the world; take the time to connect with industries and geographies different from your own and exchange lessons learned
  4. Give back – Oracle OOW has made a conscious effort to leave a positive impact on the community that hosts OpenWorld and to plan for the waste a conference this large entails! 100% of onsite emission is offset by Oracle, 81% of ingredients for meals are sourced from within 250 miles of San Francisco, and almost 8,500 meals were donated to local charities at OOW 2017! A conference with a purpose!
  5. Oracle CloudFest. 18 – a full night of festivities featuring Beck, Portugal. The Man., and Bleachers where you can decompress and enjoy a fun night out with your team!

 

To learn more about the sessions available, visit the full session catalog here

Visit the Oracle OpenWorld website for registration information (hotel pricing ends September 21st!) and their FAQ for useful tips and tricks.

Planning to attend? Elire will be presenting with Yum! Brands (CAS3707) and Oracle (PRO4335). Visit our booth #3025 and learn more about our sessions!

Read Full Story
Ask the Expert: Oracle Cloud Global Human Resources

August 9th, 2018

Ask the Expert: Oracle Cloud Global Human Resources

The global workforce is ever changing and transforming. In order to effectively manage you employees domestically and abroad, your organization needs a flexible and robust Human Resource enterprise solution to meet your needs. Enter Oracle Cloud Global Human Resources. 

We asked Elire Consultant and Oracle Certified Cloud Global HR Implementation Specialist, Rachel Rudolph, what common obstacles our clients run into while implementing Global HR, and what best practices they should follow to get the most out of their investment. 

Here’s what she had to say!

Interact with Rachel and learn more at her upcoming webinar, “Global HR from A to W: Assignments to Work Structures and everything in between.” Register for this complimentary webinar here

To set up a call with Rachel and the Cloud HCM team, contact [email protected].

Read Full Story
Elire at #PSRECONNECT 2018!

July 9th, 2018

Elire at #PSRECONNECT 2018!

 

Next week, Team Elire will be in Rosemount, IL for Quest PeopleSoft RECONNECT! As largest PeopleSoft focused conference around, RECONNECT offers more than 200 deep-dive sessions across all PeopleSoft product areas including PeopleSoft in the Cloud, Selective Adoption, Testing Automation, Fluid UI, and more! With over 600 Cross-Industry Attendees representing Financial Services, Healthcare, Utilities, Public Sector, Education and others, the networking opportunities through Special Interest Groups, Roundtables, Receptions, and Exhibitor Showcases is unmatched!

Elire will be presenting FIVE sessions this year, as well as exhibiting at Booth #403. Stop by during open exhibiting hours and enter to win a Yeti Backflip Cooler!

101360 Tue. Jul. 17 | International Ballroom C
12:45 – 1:45 pm PeopleSoft Treasury SIG Meeting

101710 Wed. Jul. 18 | Heathrow AB
8:00 – 9:00 am PeopleSoft on Oracle Cloud: What Does this mean for your PUM Strategy?

101740 Wed. Jul. 18 | Grand Ballroom F
8:00 – 9:00 am Accounting Standards Made Easy with PeopleSoft Lease Administration

102560  Wed. Jul. 18 | International Ballroom C
11:15 am – 12:15 pm  Double the PeopleSoft 9.2 Upgrade Fun – Henderson, NV’s FSCM & HCM Public Sector Success Story

102260 Thu. Jul. 19 | Grand Ballroom F
1:45 – 2:45 pm Taking Accounts Payable to the Future: 5 Pillars of Automation

Discounted registration is available through July 12th here. 

To schedule a time to connect with the Elire team or speak with our Experts, email [email protected]

Read Full Story
Big News for PeopleSoft Users: Oracle Extends Premier Support for PeopleSoft

June 27th, 2018

Big News for PeopleSoft Users: Oracle Extends Premier Support for PeopleSoft

 

Oracle Announces Long Term Investment and Support for PeopleSoft “Through at Lease” 2030

Earlier today, Oracle extended Premier Support for PeopleSoft through 2030. Last May, Oracle announced it was extended support to 2027. 

The continuing extension of Premier Support for PeopleSoft applications is seen as a gesture of good faith that Oracle will continue to not only support PeopleSoft, but also continue to add new functionality and enhance existing features for loyal PeopleSoft customers. This extension also comes with a promise to extend the currently stated Premier Support “at least” date annually bu one calendar year, allowing for a “rolling window” of 10+ years of Premier Support for all PeopleSoft applications (CRM, CS, ELM, FMS, ESA, SCM, and HCM) Continuous Innovation Releases. 

The continued support extension as well as new innovation for PeopleSoft will allow customers to have the time they need to plan their journey to the cloud, as well as have a “stable and predictable long-term support policy.”

Check out the original article from Marc Weintraub here. 

Read Full Story
RECAP: COLLABORATE 18 in Las Vegas!

April 27th, 2018

RECAP: COLLABORATE 18 in Las Vegas!

Thank you to all who joined us in Las Vegas for COLLABORATE 18! We always love connecting with our clients, the Quest International Users Group and OAUG Communities, and other PeopleSoft Experts!

Elire was honored to present ten sessions on Oracle Cloud, Lease Administration, Peoplesoft 9.2 Upgrades, AP Automation, PeopleSoft on Oracle Cloud, and Treasury! For a complete list of our sessions, click here

Aside from Sessions, the Elire team exhibited at Booth #730 to answer questions and connect users with our Subject Matter Experts. 

If you missed us at the booth or would like to set up a follow up, contact [email protected]

We look forward to seeing everyone at COLLABORATE 19 in San Antonio, TX!

Read Full Story
PeopleSoft Lease Administration and Lease Accounting Updates

April 6th, 2018

PeopleSoft Lease Administration and Lease Accounting Updates

 

As a part of the new FASB and IASB regulations for Lease Accounting, Oracle PeopleSoft has developed a four-phase release of new and updated functionality to consolidate Asset Management and Lease Administration Leases into a single data structure. Lease Administration (formerly Real Estate Management) enables users to manage the entire lease lifecycle from planning and acquisition through lease expiration. Lease payments interface to payables, receivable to billing, and accounting entries to general ledger. In a recent PeopleSoft Talk, Marc Weintraub spoke with Loida Chez, Product Strategy Director for PeopleSoft ALM to detail these phases.

Phase 1 and 2 were a foundation to deliver functionality for leasing guidance

Phase 3 and 4 have new functionality to address debits and credits, as well as consolidate leases into single data structure.

Phase 1 – Image 10 (Foundation)

  • Extended enterprise wide frameworks to Real Estate Management
  • Tighter integration with Asset Management

Phase 2 – Image 19 (Foundation)

  • Real Estate Management extended to allow for leasing of property and equipment, finance and operating

Phase 3 – Image 24 (Lessee Accounting)

  • Multi-asset leases
  • Dynamic lease classification at Asset level
  • More precise data capture of financial terms
  • Allocation of lease payments

Phase 4 – Image 27 (Migration and Transition)

  • Introduction of Asset Management’s share product functionality with Lease Administration
  • Activity Guide – Migrate Asset Management leases to common lease data structure
  • Transition to new FASB and IASB leasing guide

Shared product functionality is huge, but is not Lease Administration. The following are not included:

  • Receivables/Lessor Leases
  • Operating Expenses/CAM
  • Security Deposits
  • Clauses
  • Options & Critical Dats
  • Site Selection & Acquisition

To utilize share functionality, utilize the following information detailed in the PeopleSoft Lease Accounting overview.

This shared functionality relates to core accounting requirements for payables leases. Shared product functionality does not require a Lease Administration license. 

The first step to using the shared product functionality is migrating your AM to the Lease Administration data structure. A new Activity Guide enables you to perform all migration tasks. Select the Asset Management Lease data migration tasks from the left panel. They are divided into three phases – Initial Assessment of AM, Pre-migration Configuration, and Migration Process. Selecting the initial assessment allows you to review current assets. Since AM now shares functionality with LA, you have to configure common components including amendment types, role types, routing codes, and other configurations like Business Units. The tasks in the Pre-Migration section guide you through configuration changes required for migration. Once these are completed you are ready to migrate. 

From the migration process section, you’ll migration AM leases to the LA data structure and review leases online after migration.

The activity guide serves as point to complete transition to the new accounting guidance. 

Select “Preparing to Transition to the New Standard” to view guidance and with analytics review expected costs of operating leased assets on transition date.

Finally, you’ll update to “Transition to the new standard” to capitalize operating leases, transition leases to new accounting guidance, and transition to the corresponding straight-line schedule.

For more information on how Lease Administration or to speak with our Lease Administration team, email Practice Lead, Carlos Conde, at [email protected].

Read Full Story
PeopleSoft Image 27 Highlights

April 6th, 2018

PeopleSoft Image 27 Highlights

Mid-March, PeopleSoft Released highly anticipated Image 27 which included the following new functionality and enhancements:

Expanded eProcurement Fluid Requisition Capabilities (0:20) – Define default field values for a requisition and add a one time shipping address for a requisition. Mass Changes allows you to modify multiple requisitions at one time. You can also now view, copy, and print for requisitions 

Fluid Purchase Order Acknowledgements (1:41) – PeopleSoft has expanded the comprehensive supplier secure portal feature, including POA functionality, and configurable “My Preferences” page to prioritize and respond to POAs.

Bank Transfer Center in Fluid (3:28) – PeopleSoft added the Bank Transfer tile to the Cash Management Fluid Homepage to update existing bank transfer details and create new bank transfers. You can update details only if the status of the Transfer is “new.” In update mode – BU, Transfer type, and ID type are not editable. 

Lease Accounting Phase 4 (5:13) – Lease Accounting Phase Four shares Lease Functionality between Asset Management (AM) and Lease Administration (LA), allowing AM users to use LA functionality delivered in the previous three phases. This functionality address core accounting requirements for Payables leases. A new activity guide is available to perform all tasks for performing the migration. The Guided Migration Process Activity Guide enables you to perform migration tasks necessary  for utilizing the new accounting standard, including preparing to Transition to the New Standard, and Transition. 

Asset Profile Inactivation (6:25)  Asset Profile is used to add assets to the system with pre-defined depreciation and tax criteria for a specific asset type. With Image 27, PeopleSoft added the status field to the profile definition field. You can mark an asset profile active or inactive. This prevents obsolete assets from populating an asset with incorrect criteria and depreciation values.

Calculating Taxes when Saving Invoice (7:11) – PeopleSoft Billing allows you to calculate taxes from the invoice page without having to navigate to the summary page. The Calculate taxes icon is not available for invoices that have a status of “invoiced” or “final.”

Courtesy Copy of Consolidated Invoices (8:01) – PeopleSoft Billing provides the capability to have courtesy copy addresses on consolidated headers. You can select the copy address link to access the create consolidated addresses page.

Component Keyword Search for Grants and Contracts (8:33) – Image 27 provides new search capabilities for award and contract general components using Elasticsearch, including keyword search across contract and award attributes. 

Accounting Tag in General Ledger Journal (9:23) – Accounting Tag, a centralized and standardized accounting definition, is designed for financial products in fluid and classic plus. It is a simplified method to manage and maintain accounting data. With Image 27 – PSFT extends the use of Accounting tags, replacing speed types when enabled, for Online Journal Entry, Budget Journal Entry, and Journal Excel Spreadsheet Upload.

SAM Revised General Services Administration Requirements (10:07) – PeopleSoft expands the system for award management leveraging the new SAM taxpayer Name Field from the inbound interface field. Select the user taxpayer name for alternate withholding on the federal processing options page, this allows PSFT system to update the supplier withholding information if it is different from the legal business name.

Activating Contract and Upgrade Bill Plans en Masse (11:00) – Two new actionable exception reports have been added to “My Work” on the Contracts Work Center, Contracts for Activation, and Invalid Billing Plans, allowing you to take action on an individual update or take actions en masse. 

Additional Features:

  • ISO 2022 – Customer Credit Transfer Initiation for Switzerland
  • Electronic Submission of Invoices for Italy
  • Prepaid Enhancement for GST

For more information check out the PeopleSoft Youtube Channel!

Read Full Story
Ask the Expert: Reporting with Oracle Cloud

April 4th, 2018

Ask the Expert: Reporting with Oracle Cloud

So you’re considering or have made the move to the cloud – how do you ensure your reporting needs meet compliance standards and internal requirements? We asked Elire Cloud Consultant, Karen Costakes, what are best practices for effective reporting with Oracle Cloud, and what common obstacles organizations face. Here is what she had to say:

 

More information on Common Obstacles:

  • Identifying where data lives in OTBI or BI Publisher can be a challenge. There is not transparency into how data populates the front-end screens, and as such, thorough testing and validation of report results is critical
  • Understanding security roles necessary to view results in OTBI varies by Subject Area and can take some time to understand and provision. Use Oracle’s “OTBI Subject Area Documentation” to better understand how each specific Subject Area is built and the required security for the subject area
  • Not all fields a user can see on the front end are available in OTBI Subject Areas. Oracle is continuing to develop Subject Areas, but creating a report in BI Publisher may be the workaround if the field is needed. By opening enhancement request for key fields that are unavailable, users can help make OTBI an even more robust business intelligence tool

Interested in learning more? Register for Karen’s webinar on April 17th here

 

Read Full Story
COLLABORATE 18 – Why YOU should attend!

April 4th, 2018

COLLABORATE 18 – Why YOU should attend!

ONE event. NUMEROUS takeaways to help drive results for your business all year long! COLLABORATE 18 is the premier, user-led, technology and applications forum for the Oracle community. Produced by three independent user groups, IOUG, OAUG and Quest, COLLABORATE 18 is your event – created by users for users.

• 1,200+ sessions and panels packed with customers sharing their stories, case studies and practical “how-to” content • Community-sourced education led by experts – for everyone, at every stage of their technology journey

• Breaking product news, roadmaps and insider information from Oracle executive management and developers

• Education and training for functional, technical and hybrid users

• Access to hundreds of other customers across industries to build your personal and professional network, including special interest group (SIG) meetings, geographic networking events and receptions

• An Exhibitor Showcase packed with products and solutions providers who can help you solve your specific challenges

• Unique events such as the Women in Technology Forum—connect with key women who are examples of success in a fast-changing environment

Team Elire will be at Booth #730 as well as presenting a variety of sessions on Lease Administration, Oracle Cloud HCM and ERP, 9.2 Upgrades, and MORE! 

Read more about our COLLABORATE presence here!

Ready to access a wealth of information to help you navigate your technology journey? COLLABORATE 18 takes place April 22-26, 2018, at Mandalay Bay Resort & Casino in Las Vegas, Nevada.  Select the user group most closely aligned with your interests at www.attendcollaborate.com.

Read Full Story
Ask the Expert – Developing your Treasury IT Roadmap

March 8th, 2018

Ask the Expert – Developing your Treasury IT Roadmap

New Year, new Ask the Experts!

We connected with Elire Treasury Advisory Services Practice Lead, Cory Bratts, to discuss what obstacles organization’s usually face when tasked with a Transformation to their Treasury Operations or a new Treasury Workstation implementation. Here is what he had to say!

 

Interested in learning about Elire’s Strategic Treasury Roadmap to avoid these common obstacles? Attend our webinar, “Treasury Transformation: Plotting a Course with Elire’s Treasury Strategic Roadmap” on March 27th. 

Register here.

Read Full Story