Sharlena ColesAuthor

July 31, 2017 - The Trick to Turning Around Low Productivity Rates with Cloud Adoption

Sharlena Coles

cloud adoptionAccording to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, rates of productivity in the United States have been underwhelming in the last 5 years. In fact, statistics show a growth rate that is notably lower when compared with the productivity rates since the Great Recession. This lack of growth is a direct contradiction to the evolution of digital technology considering that its sole purpose is to make business organizations more productive. I want to share with you my perspective on this ­­­­­ inconsistency. Continue reading “The Trick to Turning Around Low Productivity Rates with Cloud Adoption”

Sharlena Coles
Sharlena Coles is the HCM Practice Manager at Apps Associates LLC. With over 15 years of experience specializing in Global Human Resources across various industries, Sharlena brings a wealth of knowledge and balanced skills in the Talent Acquisition and Talent Management space. Sharlena enjoys skiing, tennis and traveling the world.
Sharlena ColesAuthor

June 14, 2017 - Organizational Trends and Their Impact on Oracle Fusion Performance Management

Sharlena Coles

Performance ManagmentOver the past 5 years, organizational trends in Performance Management have significantly impacted the way we solution Oracle Fusion Performance Management for our client organizations. Since more and more clients have become unhappy with the rigidness of their current Performance Management process and solutions, Apps Associates has been challenged to think “outside the box” during the discovery and design phases of a new or existing Oracle Fusion Performance Management implementation.    Continue reading “Organizational Trends and Their Impact on Oracle Fusion Performance Management”

Sharlena Coles
Sharlena Coles is the HCM Practice Manager at Apps Associates LLC. With over 15 years of experience specializing in Global Human Resources across various industries, Sharlena brings a wealth of knowledge and balanced skills in the Talent Acquisition and Talent Management space. Sharlena enjoys skiing, tennis and traveling the world.
Jaret BalterAuthor

May 22, 2017 - Four Must Have Tips for Successful Conference Room Pilots

Jaret Balter

Staff meeting-1Conference room pilot testing (CRP), can often be an overwhelming event for a client. In a typical project cycle there will be two or more CRP’s. The first CRP (CRP1) is used to demonstrate the proposed solution using generic data. The purpose in not to test data but to verify the validity of the solution. The implementation partner will drive the CRP1 session while discussing features, functionality, and the solution. CRP2 (and later CRPs) is designed to incorporate the client into the testing event. Client data will be set up in the system, tweaks coming out of CRP1 have been made and the client will get their hands on the keyboard and transacting. Continue reading “Four Must Have Tips for Successful Conference Room Pilots”

Jaret Balter
Jaret Balter is the Oracle SCM Cloud Practice Manager at Apps Associates LLC. With 13 years of SCM consulting experience across a wide of range of industries, Jaret brings a track record of implementing successful projects, helping develop more refined business processes and training clients to leverage the most out of their ERP system and solutions.
Julian TroakeAuthor

February 9, 2017 - Hosting Oracle E-Business Suite (EBS) on the AWS Cloud – Cost Saving

Julian Troake

Oracle ERP and Database Migration to the AWS CloudThe proof keeps stacking up that companies are successfully hosting Oracle E-Business Suite (EBS) on the AWS Cloud. This winning combo of Oracle EBS and AWS Cloud produces reduced costs and increased performance that exceed customers’ expectations. Continue reading “Hosting Oracle E-Business Suite (EBS) on the AWS Cloud – Cost Saving”

Julian Troake
Julian is the Marketing Director at Apps Associates and is responsible for developing and implementing the marketing strategy. Julian has a broad background in IT services marketing, communications, internet marketing, and sales support and has delivered successful marketing campaigns across the globe. Prior to joining Apps Associates, Julian held senior positions in Fortune 500 companies like Xerox and EMC Corporation.
Cyndee MilleyAuthor

December 8, 2016 - The Importance of Defining Cloud Security Responsibilities

Cyndee Milley

Cloud Security ResponsibilitiesAs migration into the Cloud accelerates, the criticality of identifying who owns security responsibilities becomes imperative. What are the responsibilities of the Cloud infrastructure provider, the managed service provider, and the end customer? Delineation of these lines of responsibilities are key to a clear set of mutual expectations, an unambiguous Master Services Agreement (MSA), and, perhaps most importantly, a well-coordinated security incident response. Understanding who holds what information and how to tap into it can save valuable time in evaluating the extent of a suspected security event Continue reading “The Importance of Defining Cloud Security Responsibilities”

Cyndee Milley
Cyndee is the Director of Compliance and Internal Controls in Apps Associates Cloud Services Practice and a Certified Information Systems Auditor (CISA). In addition to possessing a background in audit and compliance, Cyndee’s experience extends into IT security, user interface design, process improvement and information architecture. Prior to joining Apps Associates, Cyndee held positions at Charter Communications and Data Intensity.
Julian TroakeAuthor

October 17, 2016 - Learn How Fast You Can Improve Reporting with Oracle BICS

Julian Troake

oracle bicsWhat I love most about sharing Apps Associates’ success stories is that each one is a story of innovation. This latest story tells how we helped a customer quickly migrate to the cloud, rapidly improving their sales data reporting. Continue reading “Learn How Fast You Can Improve Reporting with Oracle BICS”

Julian Troake
Julian is the Marketing Director at Apps Associates and is responsible for developing and implementing the marketing strategy. Julian has a broad background in IT services marketing, communications, internet marketing, and sales support and has delivered successful marketing campaigns across the globe. Prior to joining Apps Associates, Julian held senior positions in Fortune 500 companies like Xerox and EMC Corporation.