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Why a World-Class Engineering and Design Firm Uses Oracle E-Business Suite and Project Partners Applications
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By Pat Bowyer
On March 28, 2012, we presented an OAUG Sponsored webcast to discuss and demonstrate the timecard entry solutions we’ve developed, our mProjects Time Management™ mobile timecard and our TimeSpeed™ spreadsheet user-interface applications, both fully integrated with Oracle Time and Labor and Oracle Projects, and extending the functionality of those applications, that will help take the headache out of project timecard entry.
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Your firm made a large investment in Oracle Applications because management knows that using Oracle E-Business Suite Projects will help increase profitability and ensure that project objectives are met. But your project managers and administrators already have full time jobs, and they frequently remind IT and Line of Business Managers that they don’t have extra time to learn new software or hours every day to use project management programs. End-user adoption or acceptance of new software is often the biggest hurdle to bringing in new programs, no matter how great the functionality is.
But the fact remains: your firm needs to meet its business goals and has bought or is considering buying Oracle EBS Applications because of the improved business performance that results from a successful implementation.
So how can YOU help your firm maximize the return on its software investment?
Here’s a great start: You can have your project managers and administrators trained on Oracle EBS Projects in 82% less time and spending 40% less time on a daily basis, using a familiar Microsoft® Excel front-end, ensuring rapid end-user adoption, and putting your company on the fast track to the many benefits provided by Oracle.
View this webinar and see how our User Interface Applications free up your firm’s employees to make more strategic contributions and achieve business objectives.
By Kimberly McDonald Baker
Project Partners is pleased to announce that our OP3 product, which provides bi-directional integration between the Oracle E-Business Suite Projects Applications and Oracle Primavera P6 Enterprise Project Portfolio Management applications, is now certified to work on all supported releases of these Oracle applications.
OP3 is the only bi-directional integration product currently warranted to work with all releases of Primavera P6 Enterprise Project Portfolio Management and Oracle E-Business Suite Projects (Oracle Projects) Release 11.5.10.M through Release 12.1.3. OP3 integrates project structures and plans, budgets, actual costs and committed costs. Read the rest of this entry »
By John May
In 1992, the American Institute of Architects® formalized a standardized “percentage of completion” contract billing methodology. The forms developed are known by their numerical assignments: G702 and G703. The purpose was to allow contractors, owners, architects and construction managers a familiar way of communicating and authorizing payments during the life of a construction contract. Read the rest of this entry »
Since January, Project Partners consultants, both in the US and in India, have had the privilege of working on-site with Oracle to test the Fusion Applications. An absolute win-win situation for everyone involved. It is our chance to see the live product in action, to test, test and test again to insure quality and to get hands-on experience and training using the best-of-the-best in Projects Applications. In exchange, Oracle receives a tremendous amount of feature validation, field expertise, and knowledge from those of us who live and breathe the world of Projects every day. This early look at the product before all the code is frozen helps guarantee the quality release we have all been waiting for.
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By Peter Budelov
Project Managers (PMs) lead a hectic life because they not only need to manage the day-to-day operations of a project (i.e. work deliverables, schedules, cost and revenue), but they also must spend time with the appropriate IT tools to do this. The keystone in making good project management decisions is having accurate, timely and easy to access project reporting data.
Typically when using enterprise project management applications, this data is available, but not necessarily easy to get to, may not be easily displayed in a user friendly manner, does not necessarily have all the data needed, is not configurable, and certainly unavailable in a disconnected mode. Read the rest of this entry »
The first step in working with a project in the Oracle Projects Suite, project initiation, is typically performed centrally by a project administrator using a template, and then routed for approval (to check proper template usage, project manager assignment, and funding). Eventually the project manager (PM) is notified that the project is ready to be modified for detail workplan and date input, key member and resource assignments, other project attributes, transaction controls, and detail financial planning. Read the rest of this entry »
The need to issue a credit memo is common everyday practice for all companies. When the invoice being credited is recent, or the credit is an easy one-to-one (credit memo to invoice) match, this process should be fairly simple. But what happens when you need to issue a credit to your customer months after your invoice has been paid, accounting periods have been closed and information has been archived? What if you need to issue an on-account credit not associated with any particular invoice but rather just a credit to the customer or a credit to the project? What if you want to issue a credit along with your current draft invoices rather than for the original paid invoice? Using standard functionality in Oracle Projects, all credit memos created, whether for canceling an invoice or for correcting an item on a previous invoice, are handled by creating a credit memo that can only be applied against the original invoice. This happens even if the original invoice has already been paid. There is little flexibility in issuing credits not directly associated with the original invoice. Read the rest of this entry »