Higher Education PeopleSoft 8.9 HCM and 8.8 Financials Implementation

This overseas project was designed to improve the client’s current systems and infrastructure by implementing PeopleSoft HCM 8.9 and Financials 8.8 to support multiple locations. Development environment included PeopleSoft 8.3 HCM, PeopleTools, PeopleCode, Application Designer, Sybase and SQL Query Tools. The Squires Group provided multiple team leads to resolve technical and functional problems during all phases of the project.

PeopleSoft 9.0 HCM and Financials Re-implementation

A non-profit public policy organization was re-implementing PeopleSoft Human Resources, Grants and Projects, Procure-to-Pay, Core Financials, and Time Entry to support their core systems operations. They needed an outside firm to assist in the many facets of the implementation and selected The Squires Group as their go-to provider.

See how we helped our client to 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.

Expert Professionals Conduct 11.5.10 Training

Our client was implementing Oracle Financials version 11.5.10. The modules being implemented included General Ledger, Accounts Receivable, Accounts Payable, Purchasing, and Budgeting. They were looking for an organization well versed in Oracle applications training as they required training documentation and organized training classes to be conducted across the United States.

Due to our proven ERP experience, we were brought in to provide valuable Oracle Applications training and documentation to end-users as part of the implementation rollout plan.

Rescue Service for a Complex Oracle Financials Re-Implementation Project

A long-term client recently turned to us for troubleshooting support for the re-release of their 11.5.10 Oracle GL, AP, AR, PO, FA, PA, INV, OM and HR modules. This complex project required the services of our most senior Oracle technical team.

Because of our team’s contribution, our client received immediate and measurable cost savings as well as improved data accuracy and reduced transaction processing timeframes. This implementation helped our client seamlessly handle transactions across multiple books, organizations, and currencies.

Automated Set-Up Process Accelerates Go-Live, Improves Data Integrity and Reduces Costs

Our team developed a process for automating the Oracle Financials set-ups for new CMS contractors that needed to Go-Live within the CMS HIGLAS shared system. This automated set-up routine was developed using Mercury QTP and worked across multiple Oracle Financial Modules. Not only has this automation process improved data integrity while saving hundreds of man-hours of manual data entry routines, it has also resulted in significant budget savings.

Automated Regression Testing Accelerates Quarterly Releases

Frequent feature upgrades and releases necessitated many cycles of regression testing. To speed up the regression testing phase and increase testing productivity, the client required to automate the regression testing process completely. The main challenge was to evolve a robust test strategy/approach that would maximize the benefit from automation. In addition, the team needed to create maintainable scripts taking into account the interrelated functionality and the fact that the application was stable and data intensive.

Our team developed a Test Automation Framework which improved the speed of the regression testing phase for this federal client. This effort also increased testing productivity which allowed the ongoing Oracle Financials Quarterly Release enhancements to be placed into production in advance of scheduled dates.

Oracle 11i Federal Financials Training Delivered to Multi-Site Users in Record Time

Our client was implementing Oracle Federal Financials in the following modules Accounts Payable, Accounts Receivable, Benefits, Federal Administration, General Ledger, and Purchasing. They needed support to train users on the new program. Our client required further documentation capabilities through the creation of multiple output formats from a single recording session of a procedure. These include a customized context-sensitive help (Player) package linked directly to the Oracle application, a set of procedural job aids (Tip Sheets), and role-specific OLT courses through a set of Learning Management System (LMS) packages. These OLT courses were linked to 1100 learning plans through the client’s LMS (GeoLearning).

With an impossibly short deadline, our team of expert Oracle trainers utilized UPK OnDemand to develop a mix of classroom and online training material for a large federal agency. This training program was delivered to hundreds of users across multiple geographies and has received many departmental accolades.

Oracle Optimization Project leads to Ongoing Support and Maintenance

This project involved optimizing and enhancing the implementation of an Oracle Financials application for our Public Sector client. Modules included General Ledger and Accounts Payable at the 11.5.8 release level.

Our client initially called upon us to optimize their recently implemented Oracle Financials system which was underperforming. After working with our team of functional and technical experts, we were able to improve performance time and reporting data accuracy which allowed this client to comply with multiple Sarbanes Oxley requirements. Today we are responsible for all technical support for this client’s Oracle Financial applications.

Year End-Close and Reconciliation Process Improves Audit

TSGi’s Prime Integrator Partner needed assistance with multiple aspects of the Oracle implementation including the Data Warehousing, Account and Reporting System, Procurement System, and Portal.

We deployed a team of expert Oracle analysts to impact budgeting, forecasting, and year-end/reconciliation close activities in support of this Oracle Federal Financials upgrade. As a result of our efforts, this federal client was able to pass their year-end audit with flying colors.