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October 31, 2014
By Frederic Portal, Ataway Director of Strategy & Alliance

Tax season is stressful: if something goes wrong, the IRS is not known for being particularly forgiving. In order to comply with Internal Revenue Service (IRS) tax requirements, Organization must report non-employee compensation to the IRS on a calendar-year basis.

We recommend to our client to start to start to review supplier and invoices early on to clean the data before the end of the year, it will accelerate the creation of the 1099 report in January and will improve its accuracy. You definitely do not want to have to reissue a corrected 1099’s reports.

November 8, 2013
By Frederic Portal, Ataway Director of Strategy and Alliance

PeopleSoft Mobile Time Entry is part of the PeopleSoft Expense solution. PeopleSoft Mobile Time Entry enables you to quickly and easily enter timesheets for project-based resources on the go. This new solution functionalities and Usability interface streamline time entry for users and accelerate the billing process. PeopleSoft Mobile Time Entry is optimized for mobile devices that support HTML5, so you can use the application from your tablet, smartphone or even your computer.

The new PeopleSoft Mobile Time Entry is available in PeopleSoft FSCM 9.1. This solution provides a simple UI to capture and submit both project-based and non-project time, such as vacation and training. Users can even adjust their timesheets for prior periods and managers can approve timesheets, plus more.

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!

August 23, 2013
By Frederic Portal, Ataway Director of Strategy and Alliance

This is the Third in our Series on Electronic Invoicing.

Last week we talked about Big Savings with EIPP. This week, we’ll focus on the Accelerated Returns on Investment (ROI) of Implementing an Electronic Invoicing Presentment and Payment (EIPP) Solution using two models proposed by Ataway.

The flexible nature of Electronic Invoicing allows for a phased approach to move from paper to electronic invoicing, as we noted in the previous post. EIPP provides a way to centralize invoices and increase visibility for buyers and suppliers. Electronic Invoicing also improves cash flow information, allowing it to be retrieved immediately. This will ease business decisions and allow for a more agile trading model. If your organization has PeopleSoft Financials, we encourage you to look at the eSettlements and Financial Gateway parts of Cash Management to leverage the full EIPP Solution. However, some obstacles may still get in the way, such as time, supplier participation and security. Of course, this raises an obvious question: How can Organizations successfully achieve a fast ROI when implementing an EIPP solution?

August 16, 2013
By Frederic Portal, Ataway Director of Strategy and Alliance

This is the Second in our Series on Electronic Invoicing.

Last week we talked about how to decide if EIPP was right for your business. This week, we’ll focus on Measuring the Savings and Return on Investment (ROI) of Implementing an EIPP Solution

To calculate ROI, you’ll need to find the cost of implementation and quantify the benefits in term of cash and when they occur. It is critical for your organization that you properly quantify the benefits. “Fewer errors”, “less disputes on the phone”, “less match errors” -- these are benefits that are not quantifiable or useful for ROI calculations. So what are some appropriate elements needed to calculate ROI?

August 9, 2013
By Frederic Portal, Ataway Director of Strategy and Alliance

This is the First in our Series on Electronic Invoicing.

Many Accounts Payables departments still struggle with costly invoices and manual data entry processes. Electronic Invoices have been shown for decades to streamline and reduce cost in the invoicing process business, but what is the right for your organization? Each company is different, so we’ll provide the most basic approach to adopting an Electronic Invoice Presentment and Payment (EIPP) system.

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).

July 25, 2013
By Frederic Portal, Ataway Director of Strategy and Alliance

Are you a Buyer? Would you like to extend your payment terms to improve working capital? Do you want to earn rebates for all your spendings, similar to the rebates you receive from your p-card providers –  even for transactions where your Sellers don’t accept p-cards? Or would you like to improve working relationships with your Sellers while achieving any of these objectives?

Dynamic Discounting allows Buyers and Sellers of commercial goods and services to change the payment terms for an individual invoice or group of invoices to accelerate payments based on higher discounts. In other words, the Sellers won’t need to take on anymore factors, and the Buyers will need less banks to invest!

In short: Dynamic Discounting enables organizations to free up working capital tied up in the financial supply chain. But how?

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