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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.

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PRESS RELEASE: Elire Inc. becomes a Certified Oracle Reseller!

March 1st, 2018

PRESS RELEASE: Elire Inc. becomes a Certified Oracle Reseller!




Elire Inc., Oracle Gold Level, Cloud Standard Partner, becomes Certified Oracle Reseller


Providing additional value for long-term and new clients.


Minneapolis, MN March 01, 2018


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 Inc.


Minneapolis, MN. | www.elire.com | 612.486.4220




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Join Elire in Las Vegas for COLLABORATE 18!

January 10th, 2018

Join Elire in Las Vegas for COLLABORATE 18!

Team Elire will be making the trip to beautiful Las Vegas, NV once again for COLLABORATE 18. For those who have not attended, COLLABORATE offers over 1,200 sessions from Oracle customers, development and product leads, and solution partners – including Team Elire! This year we are pleased to announce we will be presenting 11 presentations in both the PeopleSoft and Oracle Cloud product spaces. Elire Subject Matter Experts and Team Members will also be available in the exhibit hall at Booth 730 to answer your questions during all open exhibition hours and events. 

Check out our sessions: 

Session 101990 – Moving from On-Premise to Oracle Cloud: BI Reporting Best Practices
Sunday, April 22 | 3:00 PM – 4:00 PM | Reef B
Presenters: Sharon Perkins (Yum! Brands), Karen Costakes (Elire), and Sherwood Daniels (Elire)


Session 102030 – Accounting Standards Made Easy with PeopleSoft Lease Administration
Sunday, April 22 | 3:00 PM – 4:00 PM | Surf E
Presenters: Carlos Conde (Elire) and John Wallace (Elire)


Session 106350 – Missed a few PUMS? Image 14 to 25 and its impact to PSFT Financials for McKesson Specialty Health
Monday, April 23 | 1:15 PM – 2:15 PM | Reef C
Presenters: Catherine Copeland (McKesson), David Alvarado (Elire), and Tenzin Tsering (Elire)


Session 108480 – “Game Changer” – Life after PeopleSoft Implementation
Tuesday, April 24 | 9:45 AM – 10:45 AM | Reef B
Presenters: Janet Division (Wells Fargo Home Mortgage) and Grant Bernardy (Elire)


Session 106230 – When an Oracle Partner becomes the Customers. Elire’s Internal Cloud ERP Implementation Journey
Tuesday, April 24 | 9:45 AM – 10:45 AM | South Seas D
Presenter: David Alvarado (Elire)


Session 102050 – Reinventing AP Automation with Open Imaging Integration in PeopleSoft
Tuesday, April 24 | 11:00 AM – 12:00 PM | Surf B
Presenters: Peter Lopes (Canon Imaging Solutions) and Patrick Gahagan (Elire)


Session 106380 – Rewarding a Talented Global Workforce: Talent Profile and Workforce Compensation, A Yum! Case Study
Tuesday, April 24 | 11:00 AM – 12:00 PM | Reef E
Presenters: Priya Natesan (Yum! Brands), Wesley Welsh (Yum! Brands), and Aaron Bulthuis (Elire)


Session 102010 – PeopleSoft on Oracle Cloud: What does this mean for your PUM Strategy
Wednesday, April 25 | 9:45 AM – 10:45 AM | Surf D
Presenter: Arturo Carreno (Elire)


Session 102870 – Double the PeopleSoft 9.2 Upgrade Fun – Henderson, NV’s FSCM & HCM Public Sector Success Story
Wednesday, April 25 | 2:30 PM – 3:30 PM | Surf C
Presenters: Jacquie Thibault (City of Henderson) and Jeff Hilliard (Elire)


Session 108300 – Having Your Cake and Cash Forecasting Tool!
Wednesday, April 25 | 2:30 PM – 3:30 PM | Surf B
Presenters: Kristen Bentley (Wells Fargo Home Mortgage) and Cory Bratts (Elire)


Session 102060 – PeopleSoft Test Framework: Much More than a Testing Tool
Thursday, April 26 | 8:30 AM – 9:30 AM | Lagoon J
Presenter: Valentin Todorow (Elire)


Session 106930 – Take the day off with Oracle Cloud Absence Management
Thursday, April 26 | 9:45 AM – 10:45 AM | Surf A
Presenter: Adam Cantwell (Elire)


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Ask the Expert – Smart View with Oracle Cloud Cash Management

December 21st, 2017

Ask the Expert – Smart View with Oracle Cloud Cash Management

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. 

Register here.

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Elire at the Firefighter’s for Healing Red Tie Gala 2017

November 27th, 2017

Elire at the Firefighter’s for Healing Red Tie Gala 2017

Elire had the distinct pleasure of being a Founding Platinum Sponsor at this years Firefighters for Healing Red Tie Gala. The Gala – including ticket sales, silent auction, and additional games/raffles raised $500,000! Elire Partners and Employees enjoyed the VIP treatment for the evening and contributed not only their time, but silent auction items and dollars for this fantastic cause. 

Elire first began work with Firefighters for Healing at the Oracle Direct Charity Golf Tournament and has remained an active partner over the last few years – including previous Red Tie Galas, the annual Christmas Gift Wrap and Drop for the HCMC Burn Unit, and Elire members serving on the Firefighters for Healing Advisory Board. 

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Ask the Expert: Cash Forecasting and Global Liquidity with Oracle Cloud Cash Management

November 21st, 2017

Ask the Expert: Cash Forecasting and Global Liquidity with Oracle Cloud Cash Management

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!

Managing Global Liquidity with Oracle Cloud

Wednesday, November 22nd | 2:00 PM – 2:30 PM CST

Register here

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Elire at AFP 2017!

October 23rd, 2017

Elire at AFP 2017!

Team Elire had a fantastic time in San Diego, CA for AFP 2017 last week! AFP is the ultimate networking and educational get together for Financial and Treasury Professionals. Elire setup at Booth #319 for the week to engage with our customers, inform Treasury and Financial professionals of our industry leading Treasury Services, and have some fun!


For copies of our presentation with Marsh & McClennan Services, email [email protected]

Join us in Chicago, IL for AFP 2018! More information: https://an18.afponline.org/


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Ask the Expert: Conducting a Strategic Analysis on selecting PeopleSoft 9.2 vs. Oracle Cloud

September 20th, 2017

Ask the Expert: Conducting a Strategic Analysis on selecting PeopleSoft 9.2 vs. Oracle Cloud

The decision to upgrade to PeopleSoft 9.2 or migrate to Oracle Cloud can be overwhelming; how can you be sure that your organization is making the right decision? We asked Elire Strategic Advisory Services Practice Lead, Richard Merrill, what factors should influence your decision and what tips he had to ensure success. Here’s what he had to say:

Interested in learning more? Register for our complimentary webinar, “Strategic Analysis: PeopleSoft 9.2 vs. Oracle Cloud.” 

Strategic Analysis: PeopleSoft 9.2 or the Cloud
Presenter: Richard Merrill, Elire 
Tuesday, September 26th | 3:00 PM – 4:00 PM EDT

Elire will provide a deep dive into its 5 step approach to help you decide between a 9.2 Upgrade and Cloud.  This will include a review of tools and techniques for each of the 5 steps, including: Mobilization, Disconnect Assessment, Listening Tours, Review and Validation, as well as Analysis and Solutions.  The webinar will include practical advice about how best to make the decision using an approach that is designed to build buy-in and support across the organization.  Elire will also provide examples of key parameters to use during the Analyze and Solutions steps.


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Elire Sessions at #OOW17 – Join us in San Francisco!

June 29th, 2017

Elire Sessions at #OOW17 – Join us in San Francisco!

Team Elire is excited to annouce that we have FIVE presentations at Oracle OpenWorld 2017! Add our sessions below to your agenda and make sure to stop by Booth #4006 to network with our Experts!

Make Your Last PeopleSoft Upgrade Count: An Emory University Success Story [SUN5442]
Presenters: Michael Merrill (Elire), and David Miller (Emory University)
Sun. October 01 | 9:45 – 10:30 AM | Moscone South – Room 309

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
Presenters: Carlos Conde (Elire)
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.
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Ask The Expert: Open Imaging Integration

June 26th, 2017

Ask The Expert: Open Imaging Integration

For this month’s Ask the Expert, we sat down with Elire Strategic Advisory Services Senior Consultant, Patrick Gahagan, to discuss the exciting addition of Open Imaging Integration with PeopleSoft 9.2 PUM 18. 



Interested in hearing more about Open Imaging Integration? Attend our complimentary webinar with Canon below:

AP Made Easy – Automate Your Processes with Open Imaging Integration in PeopleSoft
Presenters: Lisa Thorne (Canon), Josephy J. Guddemi (Canon), and Patrick Gahagan (Elire)
Tuesday, July 11th | 11:00 AM – 12:00 PM EDT

Many organizations continue to utilize a fragmented, manual, paper-intensive method for their Accounts Payable processes. Canon’s AP Automation Solution, combined with PeopleSoft 9.2’s new Open Imaging Integration (OII) streamlines and simplifies your AP process for a complete end-to-end automated solution. Join Elire and Canon as we highlight steps your organization can take to determine your desired future state, as well as the potential benefits of Canon’s solution for your organization. Lastly, we will discuss the impact of the solution with the introduction of Oracle’s new Continuous Delivery and Selective Adoption Model using PeopleSoft Update Manager (PUM).

Register Here!

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