Oakland Wins Contract To Provide Post-implementation Support For Its ERP Program
Prince George’s County Government’s Office of Information Technology (OIT) has awarded Oakland Consulting Group a contract to provide post-implementation support for its Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) Program. The County’s ERP Program replaced several of its legacy systems with SAP-based solutions. Oakland will be working closely with the County to provide SAP Tier 2 and Tier 3 support services starting in September 2019.
“We are grateful for the opportunity to contribute to the success of this important effort for Prince George’s County,” said CEO Cedric Nash. “We will draw on our 21 years of SAP implementation and support experience, to assist our home county in realizing world-class SAP support.”
Oakland Wins Add-on Work for DoD Client Cloud Migration
Lanham, MD, 5/13/2019
Oakland is pleased to announce that our ongoing contract with USTRANSCOM and the Surface Deployment and Distribution Command (SDDC) to provide technical and functional support for the Transportation Financial Management System (TFMS) has been modified to migrate TFMS to a cloud environment.
USTRANSCOM and SDDC have directed Programs of Record (PoRs) to modernize and transition applications to a USTRANSCOM Commercial Cloud Environment leveraging cloud managed services and automated pipeline technologies. Similar to other “on-prem” applications, TFMS will move to the cloud utilizing a “lift and shift” strategy. The desired end-state at the completion of this task is for the TFMS to be fully functioning in the USTRANSCOM Commercial Cloud Environment.
Our team has developed and is executing a detailed migration plan that identifies cloud computing benefit, recommended migration plan, schedule, and associated costs to assist the Government. The plan includes the target environment, migration method, resource plans from both the Government and Contractor, scope, strategy, schedule/timeline, dependencies, risks/issues, estimated costs, and test strategies.
Cedric Nash, Oakland’s CEO and President, noted that “Oakland’s efforts are a key part of the USTRANSCOM and SDDC cloud migration strategy and we are excited to be a part of the process”.
Oakland Wins Contract with WSSC for Project Cornerstone
Lanham, MD 3/20/2019
The Washington Suburban Sanitation Commission (WSSC) has awarded Oakland Consulting Group a contract to provide post-implementation support for its Project Cornerstone Program. Project Cornerstone is the Commission’s effort to implement Oracle Utilities Software product in support of their move to an advanced metering infrastructure. WSSC is implementing Customer to Meter (C2M), Mobile Work Force Management (MWM) and Work and Asset Management (WAM) solutions to help achieve their vision. Oakland will be working closely with WSSC to provide Tier 2 and Tier 3 support services starting July 1, the anticipated go-live date for the first wave of implementation.
“We are grateful for the opportunity to contribute to the success of this important project for WSSC,” said CEO Cedric Nash. “We will draw on our 21 years of implementation and support experience, to assist WSSC in realizing world-class support.”
Oakland Wins USTRANSCOM Contract to support Transportation Financial Management System (TFMS)
Oakland was awarded a contract with USTRANSCOM and the Surface Deployment and Distribution Command (SDDC) to provide technical and functional support for the Transportation Financial Management System (TFMS). Oakland and our partner Deloitte will provide technical and functional engineering services to update and maintain software and enhance automation capabilities, maintain/sustain TFMS system operations, analyze system changes, and build capabilities within the TFMS applications.
TFMS serves as the critical financial management system solution in use by SDDC as its overall Transportation Working Capital Fund (TWCF) financial system. TFMS uses a Commercial-Off-The-Shelf (COTS) product, Oracle Enterprise Business Suite (EBS). All major lines of business utilize TFMS to conduct their operations including the Ocean Liner, Port Operations, Traffic Management, and the Global Privately Owned Vehicle (POV) Storage contract. TFMS is also used to support numerous "back office" functions including payroll timekeeping, travel, accounts payable, fixed asset accounting, and accounts receivable. TFMS serves a diverse customer base that includes all DoD components, various Defense agencies, other federal agencies, foreign Governments and private sector entities. TFMS also supports the execution of contracts with suppliers who facilitate the execution of the SDDC mission including ocean carriers, commercial air carriers, railroads, commercial trucking companies, stevedore contractors, and the Global POV Storage contractor.
Cedric E. Nash, Oakland’s President & CEO, noted that “Oakland’s efforts will improve the ability of USTRANSCOM and SDDC to sustain the current TFMS solution while introducing new technology and tools to provide rapid and meaningful reports to decision makers. This improved responsiveness to data queries, enhanced data analytics, and reporting will dramatically enhance USTRANSCOM’s and SDDC’s mission effectiveness. Oakland is excited to be a key part of this process.”
Culture and Values
Oakland’s culture and values can best be described as Entrepreneurial, Integrity, Service-Based, Relationship-Focused, Flexible, and Goal-Oriented. We exist to serve our clients and our community, and we do so with integrity and flexibility. We leverage innovation to achieve measurable success for our clients. We value our client relationships and our staff contributions.
Oakland embodies a culture of entrepreneurship. We believe that everyone, regardless of role, can contribute to innovation. We encourage collaboration at all staff levels, and staff are rewarded for their contributions to the business.
Honesty in the treatment of staff and clients and in the practice of business should be fundamental. However, in today’s business climate, many businesses spend more energy blurring the lines rather than doing what is absolutely right for all parties. At Oakland, we endear old school values by exemplifying a high degree of integrity in all matters. Despite the intense challenges we face on a daily basis, we believe operating with integrity provides the best ROI in the long run from all perspectives and for all parties.
Commitment to service to our clients and our community is our main objective. Quarterly, we participate in community service projects: we volunteer to work in the local food banks, make donations to community scholarship programs for our youth, provide book bags and school supplies to youth in our local community, and provide meals to families during the holiday season. Oakland believes that commitment to service is key in making the greatest impact on our clients and our community.
We never forget for whom we work. Our clients are people who have something to get done and rely on Oakland to assist them. Our mission is to achieve measureable success for our clients. We believe that if we achieve measureable success for our clients, the best marketing tool on the planet - “Word of Mouth” - will work to our benefit.
Our clients have great responsibilities. We understand that we exist so that our clients can accomplish goals. That’s why we approach each project and opportunity uniquely; we aim to be flexible and provide service in a manner that best suits our clients.
“What is measured, is treasured. What is inspected is respected.” At Oakland, setting and achieving goals is fundamental to everything that we do. Everyone who works for Oakland follows this practice. That’s why and how we are able to help our clients achieve measureable success. That’s why and how we as a company progress together and share in that progress.