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.
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.
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!
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.
Thank you for all who joined us for Part 1 of our Cloud Cash Management Webinar Series: An Overview of Cash Management in Oracle Cloud! Next up is Part 2: Automated Bank Reconciliation – Next Stop, the CLOUD. Join Elire Consultant, Tony Barbato, as we explore some of the features and functionality available for Bank Reconciliation in Oracle Cloud Cash Management – including matching rules and addenda parse. We asked Tony what tips he had for implementation success, and why cloud cash management is a option for your treasury needs. Here is what he had to say:
Part 2 : Automated Bank Reconciliation – Next Stop, the CLOUD
Presenter: Tony Barbato, Elire
Tuesday, October 31st | 2:00 PM – 2:30 PM CDT
In the second part of Elire’s Cloud Cash Management Webinar Series, join as Elire highlight’s some of the key functionality to be expected with Bank Reconciliation in the Cloud. Elire Treasury Consultant, Tony Barbato, will focus on Importing Bank Statements in the Cloud, Bank Reconciliation Matching Rules, including the One to Many rule, and Addenda Parse. Don’t miss out on this opportunity to gain valuable insight into the latest Bank Reconciliation functionality and tips for a successful implementation.
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.
The journey to the Cloud is filled with business process redesigns, and your reporting strategy should be no exception! Our next webinar in the Elire Webinar series, “Moving from PeopleSoft to Oracle Cloud: BI Reporting Best Practices,” is a case study on Elire’s lessons learned and best practices to ensure your reporting strategy aligns with your business needs and implementation timeline. We asked Elire Senior Consultant and Presenter, Aaron Bulthuis, his recommendations for implementation success and what best practices his team found most useful.
Here’s what he had to say:
Want to learn more on developing your reporting strategy in the Cloud? Register for our webinar here.
Moving from PeopleSoft to Oracle Cloud: BI Reporting Best Practices
Presenters: Aaron Bulthuis (Elire) and Karen Costakes (Elire)
Wednesday, August 23rd | 2:00 PM – 3:00 PM EDT
Many of Oracle’s 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 webinar, Oracle Gold and Cloud Standard Partner Elire presents a case study to discuss a recent client’s simultaneous implementation of Oracle HCM Cloud and Oracle ERP Cloud, specifically on the importance of reporting standards. Whether your organization is considering a move to the Cloud, are currently mid-implementation, or has already gone live on Oracle Cloud, you’ll learn how to prioritize reporting needs and utilize industry best practices for the reporting development, and reviews the lessons learned during the implementation.
Pictured above: The team at last years RECONNECT Networking Fiesta!
Team Elire returns to the Windy City July 16 – 18, 2017 for Quest International Users Group RECONNECT 17. RECONNECT is the premiere PeopleSoft education and networking event pf the year! With over 150 sessions focused on Selective Adoption, Fluid User Interface, PeopleSoft in the Cloud, Testing Automation, PeopleSoft Pillars, and PeopleSoft Industries, RECONNECT provides unlimited potential to energize your users and provide direction on the future of PeopleSoft. RECONNECT also offers a variety of Special Interest Groups, Roundtables, Receptions, and the Exhibitors Showcase to connect you with the Experts – including Team Elire! Elire will be at the Exhibitor Showcase, as well as presenting six sessions. Add the below sessions to your agenda via the RECONNECT App!
Session #101390 – PeopleSoft Treasury SIG Meeting Wednesday, July 19 |11:15 AM – 12:15 PM | DaVinci AB Presenters: Paul Barnett (Ameritas), Janet Division (Wells Fargo, N.A. Finance) and John Scott (Elire)
Last week Team Elire was able to attend Oracle CloudWorld in NYC. The team enjoyed a full day of customer focused keynotes and live demo sessions, as well as networking activities. Here’s a recap of what you missed!
The team found the Oracle Keynotes to be informative and data driven to show how the ecosystem is changing with the workforce becoming younger and more demanding, which is influencing companies buying habits. The global economy is growing, but not at the same rate in each region or country. IT Growth tends to follow GDP growth, but only 3% of GDP is IT related, and it’s mostly coming from China. Top Cloud companies like Oracle, Amazon, and SalesForce have experience 44% growth, while IT budgets are not growing. Executives are focusing on moving their IT budgets from maintenance to innovation, which is creating an appetite for cloud solutions. As much as 85% of CEO’s think their investment in Cloud will increase.
In terms of Cloud companies, Oracle is ahead of the curve with security and patches. From an HCM Cloud perspective, the focus for Oracle has been on the employee self-service framework, peer collaboration, and managers having real-time access to tools and analytics geared around employee data. Currently Hybrid environments are the norm (a combination of on-premise applications with some Oracle Cloud solutions), however, more customers are going to 100% Cloud as the application availability and maturity rises.
General Electric (GE) has taken their full financials and moved to the cloud with 22 modules total. Seven modules have went live in the US and Canada within four and a half months, with Phase two being 13 modules in five countries. Kraft Heinz is currently using on premise ERP and implementing Oracle Planning and Budgeting Cloud Service (PBCS).
Two case studies were also presented. The first was Irving Materials, a Midwest construction company was an existing Oracle 11i customer. They decided to move to cloud because of maintenance. They had a tough time handling patches and upgrading themselves, so moving to cloud was the right move for them – along with the flexibility needed for rapid growth through acquisitions. Prior to moving to cloud they needed 4-6 hours for running financials reports, now it only takes minutes.
The second case study was on Bluebird bio, a Gene Therapy Biopharma company out of Cambridge, MA. They chose Oracle to help scale, their global presence, user experience, budget, and quick implementation timeline. Bluebird started with Oracle HCM, PBCS, and then contracts. They were also able to integrate with lost of third party solutions like using ADP. After their initial implementations, they have also added most of the ERP suite excluding Accounts Receivable.
Implementation Success Tips
Successful clients shared their tips and tricks for having a successful adoption of Cloud technologies. The main points are:
Go Enterprise Where you can
Engage vendors early to interface with your third party applications
Phases, phases, phases
Change management is essential. Have a plan for your users
Leverage best practices
Leverage your Oracle relationships in addition to My Oracle Support
Utilize niche implementation partners rather than using one – utilize partners specialized in Contracts, HCM, etc.
Send users to online training after Go Live – start early and add additional training if needed