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Elire Journeys into the Cloud

August 16th, 2016

Elire Journeys into the Cloud


Did you know that 90% of U.S. firms claim some form of cloud computing, and over 60% of those firms have cloud components representing at least a third of their overall IT architecture? Analyst Firm Gartner estimates that within 5 years, 50% of the ERP market will be on a cloud solution. With the right ERP cloud, modern businesses are able to empower their resources, maximize value and grow smarter. That’s where Elire comes in.

Elire has made the jump into the Cloud! We are proud to announce we have achieved the Cloud Standard designation within the Oracle Partner Network (OPN) Cloud Program. Elire has achieved this designation based off of demonstrated expertise gained from Cloud Financials and HCM implementations, and Oracle Certified Cloud Implementation Specialists within our Elire Network of consultants.

Our ERP and HCM Cloud Implementation expertise is based off of key strategies to lead with Implementation Best Practices, utilize Configuration Best Practices, and leverage Cloud Operational Best Practices. We start with the end in mind, working to address all project components, and implement a business solution.

Grant Bernardy, President of Elire and Oracle Cloud Subject Matter expert, states: “As our customers began the transition to the Cloud, Elire has invested our time and talents in transforming our business model to deliver success in the Cloud. Being a leader in Oracle Cloud applications has meant the transformation of our resource, our methodology, and our business.  We are proud to be an industry leader in delivering success in the Cloud.”

“Our Elire Oracle Cloud Solutions team combines our HR and Finance experience into every aspect of every client solution.  Whether you need help developing a more effective SaaS or PaaS strategy, deploying or preparing to operate a more optimized Oracle Cloud solution around HR, Payroll of Financials, Elire can help. We utilize our expert global experience to facilitate your Cloud journey, and we’ll work with you to help you optimize your investment, meet your goals, and increase your results,” says Elire Cloud HCM Practice Lead, Richard Cho.

Oracle Cloud has been optimized for the modern business offering the industry’s most integrated and broadest public cloud. It’s best-in-class services include Software-as-a-Service (SaaS), Platform-as-a-Service (PaaS), Infrastructure-as-a-Service (IaaS), and Data-as-a-Service (DaaS) solutions.

Elire is a Gold Level Consulting Partner with over 11 years of experience in successfully completing projects for our customers. We help our clients achieve success by efficiently implementing, integrating, and upgrading their software investments through the development and use of our proprietary Success Delivered methodologies.  In addition, we also provide strategic guidance and support to assist with a wide variety of business process improvements, and specialize in helping our clients unlock the full potential of their software investments. To learn more about our Cloud services, including co-existing with an on-premise solution, please reach out to our sales team today.


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Testing Made Easy: Elire and Quest PTF Webinar Recap

July 28th, 2016

Testing Made Easy: Elire and Quest PTF Webinar Recap

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Recently, Elire and Quest International Users Group hosted a webinar by PTF Subject Matter Expert, Valentin Todorow.

The goal of the webinar was to provide an overview of the PeopleSoft Test Framework (PTF), its maturity over the last few years, and its value within PeopleSoft. We also discussed why PTF is unlike any other testing tool and how it is the most powerful solution to testing your PeopleSoft application. And lastly, our SME demonstrated features of the PTF tool and introduced some of the most advanced reports and recording methodologies developed around PTF.

Elire has a variety of service offerings for those considering utilizing PTF. Our service offerings include:

  • PTF TRAINING – Utilizes a single Elire resource for a two week engagement aimed at transferring knowledge and skills to client resources. Training will take part in a two-week session with the first week focusing on classroom training and the second week focusing on allowing assistance as client resources record their own scripts.
  • PTF STANDARD – Recording within the client’s environment. Typically, 50 test scripts are recorded with single-ended execution. Elire will modify vanilla scripts to match client needs and data entry methods. Duration of project is based on the recording type selected.
  • PTF PREMIUM – Elire will oversee entire PTF recording project utilizing 3-7 Elire resources to completely automate the client’s entire test script repository. This will utilize advanced multi-iteration recording methods that take into account negative testing, query-based data input and advanced test linking.
  • VANILLA SCRIPTS FOR PURCHASE – Elire has developed highly complex PTF scripts for purchase that span the majority of components utilized within the PeopleSoft HCM and FSCM environments. We also include custom reporting pagelets and queries to help with mass reporting outside of what is available within the client log manager.

For those who attended the webinar, all questions that we were unable to answer due to time have been compiled into an FAQ document below.

Elire Leveraging PTF Webinar – Your Questions Answered!

To ask questions, set up an introductory call, or request a recording of the presentation, please contact the Elire Team Member listed below:

Jordyn Fugere – Marketing & Recruiting Coordinator

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Recap – Elire at RECONNECT 2016

July 22nd, 2016

Recap – Elire at RECONNECT 2016



Booth Set-Up

The Elire Team had a great time at PeopleSoft RECONNECT 2016. Our team arrived Tuesday morning to set up early before attending and presenting.

Director of Strategic Alliances, John D. Scott facilitated the Treasury SIG Meeting as Co-President of the PS TR SIG, alongside Janet Division, Wells Fargo.


Elire had a HUGE presence, both in Deep-Dive Sessions, and around the conference. Two Elire Partners, Mike Graham, and Grant Bernardy, are pictured above in the Conference Program.  Attendees also picked up their own Elire insulated cooler bag at registration!


Elire PTF and Continuous Delivery Subject Matter Expert, Valentin Todorow, presented “I upgraded to 9.2, Now What Do I Do?” The presentation showcased a proven PeopleSoft Continuous Delivery model to help organizations manage PeopleSoft investments after going live on 9.2. Valentin highlighted how to develop and implement a successful PUM strategy and handle future images with more efficiency and less risk by providing examples, sharing success stories, and answering any questions attendees had.


Treasury SME, Cory Bratts, presented two deep dive sessions

Bank Reconciliation of the Future, Take a Ride in Our Time Machine provided an overview of past PeopleSoft Bank Reconciliation challenges and how they were met with existing functionality. Cory  also discussed PUM 18’s new updates around Bank Reconciliation and provided insight to how these updates bring best of breed functionality to the process. The goal was for attendees to learn how their organization can use the new PeopleSoft Reconciliation process to manage their system.

Have Your Cake, and Cash Forecasting Too  gave an overview of past PeopleSoft forecasting challenges and how they were met with existing functionality. VP of Wells Fargo Home Lending Treasury, Janet Division, explained how the Wells Fargo organization uses Cash Forecasting in their day-to-day operations. Attendees also learned some of the many advantages of the Cash Forecasting functionality and how organizations can use it to manage their system. Cory discussed updates around components of Cash Forecasting and provide insight to how these updates bring best-of-breed functionality to the process.

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At the end of Day 2, Elire participated in the RECONNECT Fiesta, and seized the opportunity to network with other Exhibitors for the Exhibitor Showcase.

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Wrapping up the conference was a drawing for our Quest-o-poly prize, a Sonos PLAY:1 speaker! Congrats to Richard Proctor, from Savanna River Nuclear Solutions, and a big thank you to all who stopped by the Elire Booth. We look forward to continuing the connections we made this past week, and can’t wait for RECONNECT 2017.


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Elire and Quest FREE Webinar: Testing Made Easy – How to Leverage PTF with Your Continuous Delivery Model

July 7th, 2016

Elire and Quest FREE Webinar: Testing Made Easy – How to Leverage PTF with Your Continuous Delivery Model


Is your organization struggling with testing after applying the latest PeopleSoft PUM Image? Are you looking to leverage the free Testing utility offered with PeopleTools? Need assistance in getting an automated Testing Strategy developed? 

Elire and Quest will be hosting a free webinar Thursday, July 14, 11:00 AM – 12:00 PM Eastern. Testing Made Easy aims to provide an overview of the PeopleSoft Test Framework (PTF), its maturity over the last few years, and its value within PeopleSoft. Subject Matter Expert, Valentin Todorow, will also discuss why PTF is unlike any other testing tool and how it is the most powerful solution to testing on your PeopleSoft application. Lastly, we will demonstrate features of the PTF tool and introduce some of the most advanced reports and recording methodologies developed around PTF.

Register today for Testing Made Easy: How to Leverage PTF with Your Continuous Delivery Model

Biography: Valentin Todorow has over seven of PeopleSoft  consulting experience specializing in PTF Development and  Implementation. He is a recognized expert in Testing  Automation across all PeopleSoft product suites.

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Elire at RECONNECT 2016

July 7th, 2016

Elire at RECONNECT 2016



Elire at RECONNECT 2016

Don’t miss out on a chance to connect with PeopleSoft Experts at RECONNECT 2016. Elire will make a splash with four exciting presentations by Continuous Delivery, PeopleSoft Test Framework, and Treasury Subject Matter Experts.

Stop by Booth #801 to meet the Experts and discuss how to leverage your PeopleSoft Tools. Whether your interest is in the future of Cash Forecasting or automating your PeopleSoft testing with PTF, our team is ready to answer your questions and utilize their industry-proven knowledge to your advantage.

Elire’s exhibit will be paired with exciting “deep dive” presentations created to give you detailed demonstrations on optimizing your PeopleSoft products. Check out Elire’s presence at RECONNECT below!

Session #103110 PeopleSoft Treasury SIG Meeting
Tue. July 19| 2:15 PM – 3:15 PM | International Ballroom F
Presenters: Janet Division (Wells Fargo) & John Scott (Elire)

Session #103260 Bank Reconciliation of the Future, Ride Along in Our Time Machine
Wed. Jul. 20| 1:00 PM – 2:30 PM | Florence
Presenter: Cory Bratts (Elire)

Session #101540 How to leverage PTF with your Continuous Delivery Model
Wed. July 20| 4:30 PM – 5:30 PM | Narita AB
Presenter: Valentin Todorow (Elire)

Session #103230 Can Have Your Cake and Cash Forecasting, Too
Thu. July 21| 8:00 AM – 9:00 AM | Capital
Presenters: Janet Division (Wells Fargo) & Cory Bratts (Elire)

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Can’t wait for RECONNECT?

Join us for a FREE webinar: Testing Made Easy with PTF
Hosted by Elire and Quest

Thursday, July 14th
11:00 AM – 12:00 PM Eastern

Click Here to Register Today


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Elire at COLLABORATE 2016

March 22nd, 2016

Elire at COLLABORATE 2016


Elire will have a strong presence at COLLABORATE 16 and we want YOU to be a part of the excitement!

Meet with our team of Oracle Experts at Booth #529 to discuss your PeopleSoft and Oracle EBS Applications, path to Oracle Cloud, Business Process Improvements, Continuous Delivery Model plans, and building a roadmap for your organization’s Oracle investments and desired future state. Elire will have 5 Subject Matter Experts on hand, ranging in a variety of expertise.

Elire will not only be exhibiting, but presenting, demoing, and sponsoring some other exciting events through the conference. Check out Elire’s presence at COLLABORATE below!


Session #106460: PeopleSoft Treasury SIG Meeting
Sunday, April 10  |  3:30 PM-4:30 PM  |  Reef A
Presenters: Janet Division & Michael Morrison (Wells Fargo) – John Scott (Elire)

Session #:106630: Proactive and Practical Recommendations to Ensure 9.2 Upgrade Success and Continuous Delivery (PUM) – Client (ProLogis) Presentation
Monday, April 11  |  12:45 PM–1:45 PM  |  Reef A
Presenters: Ashley Bolton & Denise Musil (ProLogis) – Richard Merrill (Elire)

Session #102720: PeopleSoft Continuous Delivery Model – Upgraded to 9.2, Now What Do I Do?
Tuesday, April 12  |  2:15 PM–3:15 PM  |  Surf D
Presenter: Arturo Carreno (Elire)

Session #102340: Oracle PeopleSoft Treasury-Taking Wells Fargo into 2020 – Client (Wells Fargo) Presentation
Wednesday, April 13  |  3:00 PM–4:00 PM  |  Reef B
Presenters: Janet Division (Wells Fargo) – Grant Bernardy (Elire)

Session #107860: PeopleSoft and the Cloud: What Does Co-Existence Look Like?*
Thursday, April 14  |  12:15 PM–1:15 PM  |  Mandalay Bay Ballroom J
Presenter: Grant Bernardy (Elire)
*Receive CPE Credit


Executive Forum at COLLABORATE 16
Elire is a sponsor of the Quest PeopleSoft Executive Forum, taking place on Tuesday April 12th during the conference. Join Quest, Oracle, and other C-level Executives, Vice Presidents, and IT decision-makers for presentations and discussions relating to their business strategy, culture, and needs.

FXLoader Demo
Elire is partnering with FXLoader to fully automate the loading of currency exchange and market rates into PeopleSoft ERP applications. Attend the FX Loader Demo at the Elire booth for a chance to win a $100 Amazon gift card!
Wednesday, April 13th  |  2:00 – 2:30 PM  |  Elire Booth #529




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Elire at ALLIANCE 16 – March 06-09

March 2nd, 2016

Elire at ALLIANCE 16 – March 06-09

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Elire, your Trusted Advisor and go-to Oracle Platinum Partner, will be attending, exhibiting, and presenting at ALLIANCE 16 in Seattle next week! ALLIANCE is the largest meeting of Higher Education and Public Sector Oracle Applications users in the world, and we are looking forward to another successful conference.

The Elire team will have Subject Matter Experts on-hand in Booth #432 to discuss implementations, upgrades, best practices, and roadmaps for your organization’s Oracle investments!

You don’t want to miss our joint presentation with Emory University! Experts from Elire and Emory University will discuss the multi-step, highly facilitated methodology that was used to quickly and efficiently develop future state process maps for Emory’s PeopleSoft application. Learn the steps your organization can take to optimize your Oracle products and business processes in 2016.

How to Optimize Your Business Processes to Get the Most out of PeopleSoft
Session #35524
Tuesday, March 08
8:30 AM – 9:30 AM
Room 4C-3

Unable to attend ALLIANCE but still interested in Elire’s service offerings, including Business Process Optimization and Improvement? Email [email protected] to request a copy of our ALLIANCE presentation or chat about how your organization can Choose Success with Elire.

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January 14th, 2016

Get your first glimpse of Cash Management in the Cloud!

Oracle has released a sneak peek of Oracle Applications Cloud Release 11 features, which for the first time includes true Cash Management in the Cloud! Click here to visit the ERP Release Readiness page to view videos and specific features and products in the Financials Release 11.

Oracle Applications Release – Spotlight on Financials

New Features and Products in Financials Release 11

Stay Tuned! In the coming months, Oracle will continue to release more Release 11 readiness content including:

  • What’s New in the Coming Release
  • Release Training
  • Product Documentation

Elire, a proud Oracle Platinum Partner, is dedicated to the Cloud! To learn more about our Cloud and other service offerings, please contact us today.



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Business Development Manager Opportunity

November 4th, 2015

Business Development Manager Opportunity

Elire has an opening for a highly driven Business Development Manager to join our sales team. We prefer candidates local to Minneapolis area; however we are willing to look at candidates residing anywhere in the contiguous United States.

Specific Responsibilities

Maintain loyalty from existing customers through regular review visits. Call on potential customers to introduce our services to attempt to win new business. Understand customers’ business and requirements. Participate in the negotiation of the terms of an agreement using persuasion skills to conclude the sale. Gather market and customer information. Develop marketing strategies including participation at exhibitions and conferences. Advise on forthcoming market trends. Record sales information and create reports for Management. Participate in creating/maintaining sales business process and yearly plan. Review sales performance on a regular basis and compare to plan. Participate in the recruitment of qualified candidates to fill service orders with an aggressive timescale. Prepare and respond to large RFI’s and RFP’s.


Should have a minimum of 2 years’ experience in services sales, knowledge/experience in ERP Software is a plus Candidates should have well-developed people management and mentoring skills, as the expectation is the size of Elire will continue to grow Experience with business development or presales support will be an added advantage

Technical Skills

Candidate should possess a working knowledge of a Customer Relationship System.  Knowledge of Salesforce.com is a plus.


Ability to lead and manage multiple teams Experience in people management Experience in proposal preparation for large bids Excellent verbal and written communication skills in English Exposure to Sales support activities Must be open to travel Must have proven track record


Elire offers a base salary plus unlimited bonus potential and a competitive benefits package. If you meet these qualifications and are interested in joining the Friends of Elire network please apply now. Elire is proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer. We encourage all qualified candidates to apply, regardless of race, color, gender, age, religion, national origin, disability, marital status, sexual orientation, or veteran status. Created from the merging of several top software-consulting firms, Elire has been recognized by Oracle as both an Oracle Certified Service Provider (CSP), and a Partner in the Oracle Partner Network (OPN) in the PeopleSoft Enterprise Product Focus Area. Over eighty clients in the Public and Fortune 500 Financial, Services, and Utilities Sectors have benefited from Elire’s hands-on guidance and knowledge. We help achieve success by efficiently implementing, integrating, and upgrading software investments. We employ consultants with world-class skills and experience.

To learn more visit our website at www.elire.com

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Connect with Elire at RECONNECT 2015 – Booth #701

November 1st, 2015

Connect with Elire at RECONNECT 2015 – Booth #701

Don’t miss your chance to Choose Success with Elire at RECONNECT 2015, the PeopleSoft-specific deep-dive conference for the Quest community, today through Thursday!  Visit us at Booth #701 to chat with the Elire team about your current Oracle products and business processes, play QUESTopoly for a chance to win a Bose SoundLink Speaker, and also register to win a GoPro HERO 3+ silver edition!


Session #100780What a Difference a Year Makes: Upgrading PeopleSoft Financials in 365 Days Michael Merrill, Elire Inc. Thursday, July 23, 2015 8:00 AM – 8:50 AM Meeting Room: Vienna

Elire is a proud Oracle Platinum Partner and Quest Silver Partner, celebrating 10-years of success! Join us at our session above to learn how Nationwide Insurance partnered with Elire for their PeopleSoft Financials 9.2 Upgrade. Elire Partner and Upgrade/Strategic Roadmap Expert, Michael Merrill, will highlight the steps taken to develop a strategic roadmap, showcase insights and lessons learned from the 9.2 upgrade, and answer any questions you may have.

If you are unable to attend but would like more information or a copy of our presentation, reach out to us today!


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