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July 19, 2016
By Bibiana Mercuri, Ataway Director of Talent Management

The role of a manager and a leader are often interchanged within the workplace. However, there are many differences separating the two. While a manager checks off tasks and pushes people go with his or her plan, a leader seeks group feedback and participation. A leader acts as a sort of facilitator, making sure that every voice is heard and all ideas are considered. Here are ten key differences between a manager and leader. 

July 9, 2016
By Frederic Portal, Ataway Director of Strategy & Alliance

Company culture is a term that is often discussed, both by people who are currently employed with a company and by those seeking new employment opportunities. Company culture is everything that makes a company what it is, including how the employees interact with the business. Here are six key factors to look at when evaluating a company’s culture.

July 2, 2016
By Bibiana Mercuri, Ataway Director of Talent Management

Just like companies spend time and resources creating a memorable brand for their products, employees can spend time creating a personal brand for themselves. Employees’ personal brands define who they are within the workplace and how other people think about them. Here are five tips to create a professional and positive personal brand image within the workplace.

January 23, 2016
By Frederic Portal, Ataway Director of Strategy & Alliance

Oracle’s report, The Digital Finance Imperative, outlines how the role of Finance within organizations is beginning to change in the Digital Age. As a company’s most valuable assets are now intangible, companies are turning to data in order to make informed decisions. In the digital age, CFOs and Finance management accountants in particular are becoming more of a player in this data-driven decision making, management realm. 

November 1, 2013
By Frederic Portal, Ataway Director of Strategy and Alliance

Did you know it takes an oil tanker a minimum of 30 miles to reverse its direction out in the sea? With business, it is similar: It takes time and commitment to change, based on values, principles and quality relationships to positively affect your company's culture.

Your competition has the same access to industry forecasts and analyst reports. So how do you innovate and create leadership? The wild card is the human side of the equation. The potential for high quality products, stability and competitiveness are released through an organization's people. It's the people in your company that make the difference!

Studies have shown that companies embracing an organizational culture get 15% more productivity from the workforce. And whether you realize it or not, everyone in your organization is a manager; you either manage employees or you manage yourself and your own manager. So no matter where you are positioned in your company, you can always make a difference in the organization culture. As Gandhi once said: “Be the change you want to see in the world." In other words, if you want to change the world, start with yourself. Become a great leader for yourself, and then you can start to be a positive leader for everyone else.

Leaders often wonder why they can’t get traction in making the changes they know are necessary. They make take steps towards change such as articulating a new vision. They change a few policies, they replace a few key people, and yet nothing substantive changes. The problem is that company culture is largely invisible to those inside of it. It’s like water to a fish. It’s simply the environment we live in.

Let’s go over few key steps that will help you and your organization to achieve mastery in improving organizational culture.

September 13, 2013
By Frederic Portal, Ataway Director of Strategy and Alliance

Note: We'd like to thank all the participants who came to our PeopleSoft Webinar yesterday! Please check our Resources & Events page for more information on future webinars.

For the first time in PeopleSoft’s history, a major release was launched during a non-Oracle event. PeopleSoft 9.2 was launched this year at Alliance 2013 (Higher Education and Public Sector Conference), when Oracle announced the availability of PeopleSoft Human Capital Management 9.2, PeopleSoft Financials 9.2 and Supply Chain Management 9.2. Since the release of PeopleTools 8.53, PeopleSoft customers couldn’t wait to see how the PeopleSoft application leveraged the new tool set of functionalities, and how new innovations would  help organizations reduce costs and improve efficiency!

Oracle’s commitment to its PeopleSoft product family continues. Since the launch of the Applications Unlimited Strategy, PeopleSoft customers have seen several releases coming out with major enhancements, features designed to help drive user adoption, simplification of business processes, improved efficiency and reduced cost.

If you’re wondering about the new features, please download our eBook “Executive Summary: Preparing for your PeopleSoft 9.2 Upgrade.” This executive summary focuses on the common features delivered in PeopleSoft Release 9.2. The intent of this document is to help PeopleSoft customers prepare and understand the impact of the adoption of this incredible release! The document also provides tips on things to watch out for when you upgrade.

You can also find useful info on the PeopleSoft 9.2 Upgrade from Oracle’s website here. This page provides you access to a lot of great content, including strategy reports, video features, webcasts and datasheets for 9.2. Oracle also recently published a very good eBook to prepare your upgrade: “Invest in Innovation: Upgrading to PeopleSoft 9.2.” It is detailed and provides a great overview of the features and functions available in PeopleSoft 9.2.

The PeopleSoft 9.2 homepage mentioned above also provides very interesting facts. For instance, did you know that PeopleSoft 9.2 provides a new user experience and more than 1,000 new enhancements? If you do not have time to read or watch a video, we recommend that you download this podcast part of the App Class series: “What's New in PeopleSoft 9.2 podcast.” This podcast is hosted by Annette Melatti, who interviewed Paco Auberjuan about the new 9.2 release. Paco illustrates several new functionalities and the value they drive to organization. It’s a great podcast to listen to when preparing your business case.

Consult with Ataway’s Team of Experts today, and learn how we can upgrade your Business to PeopleSoft 9.2!

September 6, 2013
By Frederic Portal, Ataway Director of Strategy and Alliance

According to the latest McKinsey Global Survey, Bullish on Digital, 70 percent of Chief Financial Officers (CFOs) support digital initiatives, compared to 64 percent in 2012. The survey measured the responses of 850 C-suite executives. Of the 70 percent who said they supported digital initiatives, 37 percent said they are directly engaged in the initiatives or sponsor them, up from 32 percent in 2012. CEOs still lead the initiatives, with 63 percent directly engaged in the initiatives or sponsoring them.

These results can come in handy for employees looking to begin digital initiatives within their companies. So what are some topics you could begin discussing with your C-level executives on going digital?

August 2, 2013

Ataway had the pleasure to meet clients and Oracle Strategy Team Members last week at PeopleSoft RECONNECT in Rosemont, Illinois.

We had some great discussions with customers who stopped by our booth. Customers at RECONNECT were eager to upgrade to PeopleSoft 9.2 and had a lot of questions to ask about the new release during our presentations.

(If you haven’t checked it out yet, please read our latest Executive Summary to find out more information about PeopleSoft 9.2).

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