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.
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Trusted Oracle Partner, Elire Inc., is now a certified Oracle Reseller for Oracle PeopleSoft, Cloud HCM, Cloud Financials, Infrastructure-as-a-Service (IaaS), and Platform-as-a-Service (PaaS) Services. Elire Director of Sales, John D. Scott, states, “Elire is extremely excited about being an approved Oracle Reseller. This is a great opportunity for us to offer a value-add service to our existing customer base, help oracle prospects in their software buying journey, further support Oracle Reps in their sales cycles, and expand our overall Partnership with Oracle.”
Elire Business Development Manager, Geoff Engelhart, adds, “Elire is excited to expand our long-term partnership with Oracle and grow the strategic partnerships we have with our current, and future clients. As an approved Oracle re-seller, we’ll be able to help our clients maximize their IT investments like never before” in regard to Elire’s new capabilities.
During Elire’s 13 years in business, the company has focused on being a Trusted Advisor and Partner to their 200+ clients. Elire’s prominent clientele are revered as leaders across a wide range of industries and verticals. The move to becoming a Reseller further solidifies Elire’s industry-leading position as a “go-to” Oracle Partner, and allows for organizations to have an experienced partner across all their Oracle needs.
Elire recently completed a five-part webinar series highlighting functionality in Oracle Cloud Cash Management. The webinar series focused on features essential to Treasury Operations – including Bank Reconciliation, Cash Forecasting, and Payments in the Cloud – while also addressing functionality in the cloud to extend and enhance these features, like Oracle Smart View.
For those interested in learning more, we’ve compiled all five webinars into one convenient post. Our experts recommend watching them in order as they build on information from previous webinars.
To set up a demo or request a call with our Cloud Cash Management Team, please contact Elire Cloud Cash Management Practice Lead, Michael Graham, at 612.486.4220 or [email protected].
Oracle Cloud is a seamless, modern, and intuitive tool used by thousands across the country. With the addition of Cash Management in Oracle Cloud, it’s time for your organization to move its Treasury operations into the future. In this first part of Elire’s Oracle Cloud Cash Management Webinar Series, Elire Principal Treasury Consultant and Certified Oracle Cloud ERP Implementation Specialist, Jason McCabe, CTP, provides an overview into Software-as-a-Service, benefits of Oracle’s Cloud Cash Management solution, Cloud Cash Management features, integration with legacy software, and tips for implementation.
In the second part of Elire’s Cloud Cash Management Webinar Series, Elire highlight’s some of the key functionality to be expected with Bank Reconciliation in the Cloud. Elire Treasury Consultant, Tony Barbato, focuses on Importing Bank Statements in the Cloud, Bank Reconciliation Matching Rules, including the One to Many rule, and Addenda Parse. Check out this opportunity to gain valuable insight into the latest Bank Reconciliation functionality and tips for a successful implementation.
Proper support of a firm’s business objectives can be achieved through the proactive management of a firm’s global cash position and forecast. Liquidity management is a core treasury function that provides knowledge for minimizing an enterprises operational risk through strategic working capital allocations. To succeed, Treasury requires insight into their functional working capital strategies through the unlocking of bank balances and the mobilization of intercompany cash. In this webinar, Elire Managing Consultant, Logan Wacker, explores how leveraging Oracle Cloud provides multi-dimensional analysis that provides deep insight into Treasury’s various liquidity strategies around cash conversion, funding requirements and the management of their strategic investments. Deploying Oracle Cloud as a Treasury work center allows an organization to manage established bank counterparties and their financial markets relationships, to fine tune a global liquidity program.
Oracle’s Cloud Payments interacts with other source products including Cash Management, Payables, Receivables, etc., serving as a funds capture and funds disbursements engine. Cloud Payments acts as a central payment engine for Cash Management by processing Bank Account Transfers and Ad-Hoc payments. It also handles Supplier Invoice payment for Cloud Payables and manages customer refunds, among others. This webinar dives into how Cloud Payments can help your company efficiently centralize the payment process by securely transmitting your disbursement transactions to your financial institutions and providing cash managers with visibility into cash inflows and outflows.
The ability to access and analyze data in real-time is essential to the modern Treasury Department. Smart View is an ad hoc analysis tool that interacts with Oracle Cloud ERP and Essbase cubes. Oracle Cloud Cash Management allows organizations to optimize user productivity with features such as Smart Query, Smart Slice, and drill to source functionality. On-demand cube updates through Smart View give users the capability to perform cash forecasts and determine liquidity positions daily. This webinar explains Smart View functionality included with Oracle Cloud CM and demonstrates how your organization can benefit from performing ad hoc analysis, while having real-time visibility into application cash flows.
Now, more than ever, Treasury Departments need the ability to access and analyze date in real-time. An addition to the Oracle Cloud Cash Management Suite – Oracle Smart View is an ad hoc analysis tool that interacts with Oracle Cloud ERP and Essbase cubes. This tool allows organizations to optimize user productivity with features such as Smart Query, Smart Slice, and drill to source functionality. On-demand cube updates through Smart View give users the capability to perform cash forecasts and determine liquidity positions daily. We asked Elire Cloud ERP Consultant, Tony Barbato, why organizations should implement Smart View with their Oracle Cloud Cash Management solution, and what it takes to have a successful implementation. Here’s what he had to say:
Interested in learning more? Attend Tony’s webinar, “Extend Cash Forecasting with Oracle Smart View” on January 16th.
Massive changes to Financial Accounting Standards Board (FASB) and International Accounting Standards Board (IASB) Regulations will affect both Lessors and Lessees. In order to help you prepare and know what to expect, we asked our experts what you needed to know! Elire has an entire practice dedicated to Lease Administration to ensure your organization is prepared. Here is what our experts had to say:
For more information or to evaluate the changes FASB/IASB regulations will have on your organization, email [email protected].
Proper support of a firm’s business objectives can be achieved through the proactive management of a firm’s global cash position and forecast. Liquidity management is a core treasury function that provides knowledge for minimizing an enterprises operational risk through strategic working capital allocations. To succeed, Treasury requires insight into their functional working capital strategies through the unlocking of bank balances and the mobilization of intercompany cash. We asked Elire Cloud ERP Expert, Logan Wacker, why organizations should implement Oracle Cloud Cash Management to accommodate Treasury’s Forecasting needs, and what it takes to have a successful implementation. Here’s what he had to say:
Interested in learning more? Attend Logan’s webinar!
Are you looking to establish a new supplier relationship, manage existing vendor relationships, or enhance the value added by your Suppliers? Third party vendors and outsourced services are becoming an ever-important component to a successful business. We asked Elire Strategic Advisory Services Consultant, Lauren Sindt, for advice on how to best manage your suppliers and establish a strong supplier governance. Here is what she had to say!
Interested in learning more? Attend Lauren’s webinar, “Strengthening and Streamlining Supplier Management” on Thursday, November 30th.
Cash Management has arrived on Oracle Cloud! As your trusted on-premise Treasury Experts, Elire is taking the journey into the future with Oracle Cash Management in the Cloud. For your viewing and learning pleasure, Elire will be taking a dive into Cloud Cash Management’s specific functions including Bank Reconciliation, Cash Forecasting, Payments, and Smartview via a five-part webinar series.
Kicking the webinar series off is Part 1: An Overview of Cash Management in Oracle Cloud. We asked Elire presenter and Principal Consultant, Jason McCabe, why customers should consider Oracle Cloud Cash Management, and what tips he had to ensure implementation success. Here is what he had to say:
Interested in learning more? Attend Jason’s webinar on October 10th!
Part 1 : An Overview of Cash Management in Oracle Cloud
Presenter: Jason McCabe, CTP, Elire
Tuesday, October 10th | 2:00 PM – 2:30 PM CDT
Oracle Cloud is a seamless, modern, and intuitive tool used by thousands across the country. With the addition of Cash Management in Oracle Cloud, it’s time for your organization to move its Treasury operations into the future. In this first part of Elire’s Oracle Cloud Cash Management Webinar Series, Elire Principal Treasury Consultant, Jason McCabe, CTP, will provide an overview into Software-as-a-Service, benefits of Oracle’s Cloud Cash Management solution, Cloud Cash Management features, integration with legacy software, and tips for implementation.
A major goal for Emory University’s PeopleSoft 9.2 upgrade was to optimize their investment in the system and take advantage of improved PeopleSoft functionality while heavily reducing the number of customizations needed for their system. Learn first-hand from Emory and Elire, on the upgrade techniques, methodology, approach, & other tools used to successfully reduce Emory’s customizations by 40% as part of their 9.2 Upgrade. Now live on 9.2, Emory is fully prepared to take on PeopleSoft Selective Adoption and PeopleSoft Update Manager using the tools and approach learned during their 9.2 upgrade. Whether your organization has upgraded to PeopleSoft 9.2 or not, you will learn valuable lessons from this highly successful 9.2 upgrade.
PeopleSoft Treasury SIG Meeting
Presenters: Janet Division (Wells Fargo) and John Scott (Elire)
Sun. October 01 | 10:45 AM – 11:30 AM | Moscone South – Room 309
Sun. October 01 | 11:45 AM – 12:30 PM | Moscone South – Room 309
Learn how global professional services firm, Marsh & McLennan Companies (MMC), with the help of treasury consulting partner, Elire, were able to successfully establish a solution to this common treasury pain point using their existing PeopleSoft Cash & Treasury Management system. In this case study, MMC and Elire will showcase the secrets behind the complex integration of multiple source systems, an Oracle R12 EBS AP/AR integration to PeopleSoft, used to centralize a single reconciliation point. The global roll¬out of Book¬-to-¬Bank reconciliation for US, Europe, Latin America, and Asia Pacific included integration between multiple systems, financial accounting Hubs (FAH), and external sources.
Presenters: Nori Funamoto (Canon Imaging Systems) and Patrick Gahagan (Elire) Sun. October 01 | 1:45 PM – 2:30 PM | Moscone South – Room 308
Elire & Canon Information & Imaging Solutions will present the integration of Canon’s AP Automation Solution to PeopleSoft 9.2, leveraging the new Open Imaging Integration (OII). We will discuss how the seamless integration of technology and workflow behind the OVI certified solution creates a simple, transparent AP processes, leveraging Optical Character Recognition (OCR), Enterprise Imaging Platform & PeopleSoft Financials. We will showcase a case study to demonstrate the increase in productivity, speed, visibility and control delivered to our client who manually imaged & keyed over 60,000 invoices per year, transforming their fragmented, manual, paper intensive process.
Presenters: John Wallace (Elire) and Carlos Conde (Elire) Tue. October 03 | 4:45 PM – 5:30 PM | Moscone South – Room 160
In this session, you will learn how organizations are preparing for their transition to the new FASB and IASB leasing guidance. You will also learn how you can utilize planned and delivered features within PeopleSoft Asset Management and Lease Administration to adapt to changes in business process resulting from the new accounting rules.
Moving from PeopleSoft to Oracle Cloud: BI Reporting Best Practices [CON4629]
Presenters: Aaron Bulthuis (Elire), Karen Costakes (Elire), and Mike Spalding (Yum! Brands) Wed. October 04 | 12:00 PM – 12:45 PM | Moscone South – Room 206
Many PeopleSoft customers have chosen to move to the future and transition to Oracle Cloud. An important part of the transition is to develop a business intelligence reporting approach that works for your organization. In this session, Oracle Gold and Cloud Standard Partner, Elire, will present a case study to discuss a recent client simultaneous implementation of both Cloud HCM and Cloud ERP, who were previously running PeopleSoft. An Elire reporting expert will discuss how to prioritize your reporting needs, utilize industry best practices for your reporting development, and review the lessons learned during the implementation.
This week has been packed full of updates in the PeopleSoft World – mainly with PeopleTools 8.56 being released for general availability. Below is an overview of the updates and enhancements available – for more information reference the Cumulative Feature Overview Tool.
PeopleTools 8.56 Enhancements and New Features:
User Interface Enhancements (0:24)
Classic Plus – Allows re-worked classic pages to have an appearance similar to that of fluid pages. Classic Plus allows a more seamless transition, especially where both types of pages exist. Selecting “Fluid like theme for Classic” within the System Branding page will display Classic pages with Fluid-like styling.
Personalization of Fluid Homepages on Smartphones – Users can now personalize home pages using the “Personalize Homepage” link, including adding tiles, re-arranging tiles, and removing tiles on their smartphone.
Portal Technology Enhancements (3:45)
Unified Navigation – Any PeopleSoft System can serve as the designated portal system within a cluster with unified navigation.
Contextual Fluid Dashboards – Application Developers are now allowed to design a fluid dashboard in which user-specified or fixed content values determine the content of the tiles displayed on the dashboard.
Event Mapping – The event mapping feature delivered in 8.55 has been enhanced with the Event Mapping References page to assess the impact of when an application class has been modified or upgraded. In addition, two additional events have been added, the Activate event at the page level, and the FieldChange event at the component record field level. Event mapping also allows more than one custom application class to be associated with a single PeopleCode event.
Test Framework Enhancements (5:47)
Support for Testing with Charts – Charts are now a pivotal feature for simplified analytics within PeopleSoft Applications. You can now record test scripts with JET charts using PeopleSoft Test Framework and validate during playback.
Query-Based Testing – Data can now be used from the PeopleSoft Query Results. There is no requirement to record new test cases if the test script utilizes the dataloader step type.
Update Manager Enhancements (6:48)
Improved Analytics – PeopleTools has added the ability to differentiate the delivered changes between maintenance and bugs to provide a better understanding of the health of the system, and evaluate what features you currently have and can adopt. Four new pivot grids have been added and include Enhancements by Image, Enhancements by Product, Enhancements by Minimum Tools, and Applied Bugs by Image Lag.
Analytics Driven Change Package Definitions – Point and click functionality from the analytics now allows you to create the change package definitions and apply the change package directly within the analytics. Enhancements by Image analytics allows you to see the percentage of enhancements you have applied for each Image. You can also add additional un-applied enhancements to a change package. The Enhancements by Minimum Tools release analytic shows the enhancements available based on PeopleTools release for the targeted environment. Applied Bugs by Image Lag analytic shows the difference between when changes are delivered versus when they are applied. Drill down on specific pivot grids are reformatted to provide more information and provide an analytic driven interface to create the change package.
Change Package Definition Merge – An easier way to select and add content to change package definitions. Users are now able to merge contents from multiple packages into one package to make maintenance changes to a system.
Enhanced Customization Repository – Customization repository has been expanded to support the customization impact of ADS Customized Objects and Managed Objects.
File Processing Enhancements (16:18)
Cloud Attachments – As of PeopleTools 8.56, Oracle Document Cloud is accepted as a Cloud Storage Provider using the Adminster Cloud Provider Page.
PeopleSoft Search Framework for Enhancements (17:05)
New Search Engine – Elasticsearch – In PeopleTools 8.56 – SES and Verity are no longer supported, and are replaced by Elasticsearch.
Using Clusters for Elasticsearch – Elasticsearch uses distributed architecture and is built to be scalable using clusters. High availability enables PeopleSoft Search Framework to provide a fail over mechanism
Processing Attachments – Attachment processing is enhanced to improve the indexing performance.
Partitioning Application Data During Indexing – Enables you to partition the application data using the Date Range option to improve indexing performance and index chunks of data based on date range.
Administering Elasticsearch – Elasticsearch provides several REST APIs that can be used to obtain details of a cluster or index in the PeopleSoft Application. Elasticsearch Interact is a user interface that enables you to choose a cluster and index level options on which you want to obtain information from the Elasticsearch Search Engine.
Monitoring Elasticsearch Using PeopleSoft Health Center – Monitoring and Diagnostic Dashboards provide insight into performance issues that may arise for a cluster and nodes within a cluster. Users cannot run tasks or make updates within the PeopleSoft Health Center.
Note: For SES customers upgrading to PeopleTools 8.56, you will have to manually move from SES to Elasticsearch. Live cut over is not an option because SES is not supported in PeopleTools 8.56.
PeopleTools Platform Support Enhancements (24:17)
PeopleSoft Deployment Packages – DPKs help automate creation, cloning, and maintenance of PeopleSoft Environments. With PeopleTools 8.56, Oracle will expand the support of DPKs to not only include Linux and MS Windows environments, but also to include Solaris and AIX. You can download DPKs for every PeopleTools 8.56 patch from MyOracleSupport for all four environments.
Microsoft Visual Studio C++ Redistributable Installed with PeopleSoft PeopleTools 8.56 – Running PeopleSoft PeopleTools 8.56 requires Microsoft Visual C++ Redistributable for Visual Studio 2015. The packages install run-time components that are required to run C++ applications built using Visual Studio 2015, as is PeopleSoft PeopleTools. Because the redistributables have been packaged, automatic Microsoft Windows security updates are enabled to help keep your system secure.
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