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.”
"Contributing to the community is very important because we have all benefitted from the labors of past generations. Therefore, it is our responsibility to do the same for the generations to come." - Cedric E. Nash
In The Community
Oakland opened its doors in 1997 adopting the credo “Making the difference in communities and organizations.” A recipient of college scholarships from his local church and the local chapter of Alpha Phi Alpha, which he pledged upon entering University, Cedric Nash has since conveyed this same sense of community responsibility into the company culture.
Oakland has continued this tradition of giving and, in 1998, the company funded and established a 30-computer laboratory for the Fremont High School Business Academy in Oakland and a community based computer laboratory for at-risk youth in Seaside, CA. Oakland continues to provide annual donations for the continuation of these programs. Additionally, Oakland pledges a percentage of its annual earnings to local inner city public schools designated for the purchase of new computer hardware and software for students.
Scholarships and Other Community Support
Oakland donates annually to the Alpha Phi Alpha Scholarship and contributes money and equipment to local County schools, and to numerous charities and other philanthropic organizations including the Monterey Community Choir and the Greater Victory Temple Church Scholarship, Girl Scouts and after school programs.
Oakland personnel are encouraged to make a direct impact on future leaders through mentorship. Leading by example, Mr. Nash meets monthly with a group of young men to provide coaching in all areas of personal development, goal-setting and financial planning. Mr. Nash demystifies the idea of entrepreneurship by sharing with them his own personal experiences and challenges as a business owner.
Oakland has an annual commitment to doing hands-on local community service as a team. The entire Oakland staff dedicates time each quarter to perform an act of service for the local community. Most recently the Oakland staff worked as a team to help out at the Capital Area Food Bank where our personnel sorted several tons of food into categories for distribution to the needy throughout the Washington region.