Delivering Accounting Talent Inspired by the Mission of a Not-for-Profit Organization

The objective was to find an accounting professional who was excited to work for the mission of a nonprofit organization for a compensation package which was slightly below what the commercial firms offered for similar levels of skills and talents. Jane Myers spent time with the firm to understand its culture, goal and overall compensation offerings so that she could share the key offerings of the position and the firm to candidates that were looking to change industries or work/life balance.

IT Implementation Streamlines Disaster Recovery Process

Under a very tight deadline, we were able to create a web-enabled system with the ability to manage situations during a natural disaster crisis. Our consultants directly supported the creation of the Enterprise Data Warehouse which drives data from the database to the Data Warehouse.

Several Custom Application Developments

Our client’s program is part of an overall effort to share critical business and mission-relation information with key audiences including: federal, state, and local law enforcement, foreign partners, intelligence, defense, homeland security and the private sector. The Squires Group team has been supporting this project since its inception. The Squires Group team was able to understand the new requirements and issues, test different components, and develop and execute test cases.

Open Source Application Development

The development of the assignment tables has historically been a labor-intensive staffing process without visibility between various departments. The principle objective of this initiative included automating, flattening, streamlining, and increasing the accuracy and visibility of the assignment, allocation and apportionment process. The client required a team to develop this application with knowledge of this initiative and experience implementing open source systems. The Squires Group was involved in the development of these capabilities for the client to automate and streamline the production of a data warehouse that compiled information from various client legacy systems, as well as beginning work to automate the allocation of staff.

Extract, Transform, Load (ETL) Data Initiative Project

The challenge was to create an authoritative data source for users within the department. Our client required a team to construct and populate the data source, through an Extract, Transformation, and Load (ETL) process, from a PeopleSoft Human Capital Management Implementation. The Squires Group has been supporting this initiative for the past six years. The Squires Group has designed, developed, and implemented the authoritative data source initiative for the client.

Data Center Migration

As one of our federal client’s began to expand from their Washington, D.C. headquarters migrating their applications to a data center in the Midwest has become a top priority. The Squires Group supported this project by providing a team of developers and analysts to work closely with business owners in providing technical support during the migration and continuity support for applications that have/are being transferred to the new data center.

PeopleSoft HCM and SCM Implementation Along With PeopleSoft Portal, Ariba Buyer, and Momentum Acquisitions

This project was the culmination of a federal civilian agency’s effort to institute an enterprise-wide supply chain management system. The project consisted of five main modules: Requisitioning, Procurement, Asset Management, Warehouse Operations, and Transportation. All modules featured extensive integration with the agency’s financial management systems and incorporated embedded status tracking information.

Find out how our team was able to help our client successfully go live with the new system – allowing them to process timely revenue recognition for grants against funder’s project activities for contracts; process research and non-research project data at appropriate activity levels with a better project tree structure; and report financials on a more detailed level for ongoing future system transactions.

PeopleSoft 8.8 HCM Implementation Including Benefits Administration, Base Benefits, Open Enrollment, and Payroll

Our client was implementing PeopleSoft HR 8.8 Ben Admin, Base Benefits, Open Enrolment, Payroll, Payroll Interface, Security, and PS Portal to support its large media conglomerate. They were in need of professionals that could keep up with the hectic pace of the day-to-day operations of their media conglomerate and its worldwide subsidiaries. Once we staffed the right team, our consultants were actively involved in the implementation and production support of PeopleSoft HCM 8.8.

PeopleSoft HCM and PeopleTools Upgrade

The Squires Group was brought onto this project to support our client’s recent upgrade of their PeopleSoft HCM system to 8.9. At the time, they were using version 8.0 and the cost of continuing support was becoming substantial. The upgrade was a predominantly “technical upgrade” with limited new functionality in order to ensure that the process ran smoothly and was implemented on time. The Squires Group was selected as a reliable partner to ensure operations went smoothly during and after the upgrade.

Once the system was upgraded, it received tax updates on a regular basis. These timely tax updates helped the payroll system for 70,000 employees/contractors run efficiently. Our efforts also resulted in the development of a custom Leave Accrual module to meet the new legislation requirements in San Francisco.