Oracle Application Integration Architecture (AIA) Process Integration Packs (PIP) is a concept that was created by Oracle to provide out of the box integrations between their various ERP systems. Their initial intention was to create a marketplace where Oracle partners could create PIPs and sell them to Oracle customers. This concept initially led to several PIPs to be created but as time has gone on many of the Oracle partners have limited or stopped supporting the PIPs that they have created. There are a couple of things to consider when evaluating the use of PIPs: Read more »
Monthly Archives: March 2012
Posted on March 23, 2012
By Chris Judson
Posted on March 15, 2012
By Kent Sipes
Getting the word out about your new PeopleSoft system is one of the most important and challenging tasks associated with an implementation or upgrade. So many resources must be devoted to the project that universal utilization of the system is crucial. But how do you spread the word with a limited training & communications staff?
Diffusion of Innovations research indicates that staff members are much more likely to react positively to messages about the new system when those messages are delivered by their peers. Those new to training & communications often lack one or more of the basic skills necessary to make them successful at delivering these messages, but with a few tools and some coaching, they can be very effective. Read more »
Posted on March 14, 2012
By Michael Kennedy
I started working on the CS / HCM split full time while helping Palomar College with their split project in 2011. They went live in October with little to no disruption. CedarCrestone was fortunate to be part of Oracle’s Early Adopter Program, which gave us frequent access to the right individuals in the Oracle Campus Solutions group when we needed help. Since Palomar, I have worked on a large number of split projects with a dedicated group of consultants at CedarCrestone. At each split client, regardless of their size, type of institution, or split approach, there are a number of common activities. This blog discusses a few of them. Read more »
Posted on March 14, 2012
By Alexia Martin
The new white paper Lessons Learned from Going Global: Two Organization Types Outperform! reviewing how Multinational, Global, International, and Transnational organization types adopt HR technology is now available. The research is based on 338 organizations with operations in multiple countries that responded to the CedarCrestone HR Systems Survey (http://www.cedarcrestone.com/serv_annual_survey.php )
We’ve tried something different with this report and it was a breakthrough for me. It’s short! That was hard to accomplish as there’s just so much interesting material that a data geek like me and my team can find. Read more »
Posted on March 13, 2012
By Liz Dietz
This year at Alliance CedarCrestone is sponsoring a session on the timely topic of Cloud computing, and we are very fortunate to have as our distinguished speaker, Ron Yanosky, PhD, who will share his insights on the current state of the cloud and his predictions regarding what’s next. Dr. Yanosky, managing associate at Richard N. Katz and Associates and former Gartner analyst, will also moderate a discussion with a panel of respected campus IT leaders.
Eager for a sneak preview of what Ron has to say, I conducted an interview with him. In Part 1 of this blog series, Ron discussed the highlights of his presentation at Alliance, the top trends in cloud computing, the reasons for higher education’s move to the cloud, issues to be considered, and the main barriers in moving to the cloud. In Part 2 of 2, I share additional highlights from our conversation. Read more »
Posted on March 13, 2012
By Helen Freese
I have recently been working with the Kentucky Community and Technical College System (KCTCS) on improvements to their Procure-to-Pay process. These improvements ensure requisitions are sourced to purchase orders, purchase orders are dispatched, and invoices are vouchered without delay and with greater efficiency.
Utilizing Connected Query and XML Publisher, we have developed several reports to support users in identifying various issues that previously slipped through the cracks until year-end creating a lot of work.Before we created these reports, requestors and buyers had to rely on individual queries and remember to run those queries regularly. Read more »
Posted on March 12, 2012
By Ricky Arredondo
All of healthcare is under more pressure than ever to keep costs down and thrive…despite near constant business change. Flexibility in Supply Chain Management (SCM) is about having the ability to allow your hospital organization to respond rapidly to changing business landscapes and customer (department) demands to continue to achieve your SCM Return-On-Investment (ROI). Your SCM solution must be built upon a continuous improvement model that allows you to easily adapt your SCM Key Performance Indicator (KPI) objectives long after implementation and with minimal disruption.
Here is a model to help you achieve your SCM ROI that constantly covers endless savings opportunities. Read more »
Posted on March 8, 2012
By Matt Luby
Those of us that are involved in the Research Administration arena have a clear understanding of the level of effort (no pun intended) and dedication that administering an effort certification process for an institution can take. Many institutions currently employ manual processes that rely on paper and campus mail to get the job done. Once complete, thousands of forms are tucked away in filing cabinets in a basement waiting for that fateful day when the auditors show up and start digging.
Making the Leap
However, when it comes to effort certification, more and more institutions are making the leap across the digital divide. Read more »
Posted on March 7, 2012
By Liz Dietz
I like to think of CedarCrestone (CCI) as front-runners in the race to the cloud. CCI has been helping campuses move their PeopleSoft and EBS applications to the cloud for over 10 years, with our Host and Managed Services offerings. We also have an active SaaS practice for Workday and Oracle Fusion that supports clients in their move to the next generation of administrative applications.
This year at Alliance CedarCrestone is sponsoring a session on the timely topic of Cloud computing, and we are very fortunate to have as our distinguished speaker, Ron Yanosky, PhD, who will share his insights on the current state of the cloud and his predictions regarding what’s next. Read more »
Posted on March 6, 2012
By Janet Fleming
I am preparing to sell my house. (A house I don’t want to sell, but my husband says we are moving, so we are moving . . . but that is another story.) So, we need make our house valuable to someone – valuable enough that they will buy it. The yard really needs some work. So, here are some of the questions that go through my mind.
First, there are the big questions, for example:
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