Oakland Consulting Group is Named an Approved NCPA Vendor
Lanham, Md. – March, 22, 2021 – Oakland Consulting Group today announced that National Cooperative Purchasing Alliance (NCPA) members can now purchase Oakland Consulting Group’s suite of government and higher education information technology services, which includes Workday solutions. Oakland’s services include enterprise resource planning (ERP) systems services, IT consulting services, business intelligence analytics services, software value added reselling, and staffing services. Oakland Consulting Group is a Workday Advisory Services partner and offers access to Workday’s leading enterprise cloud applications including Workday Financial Management, Workday Human Capital Management (HCM), Workday Payroll, and Workday Student.
Workday Financial Management and Workday HCM support a full range of financial and people-based processes that provide clients with real-time operational visibility along with the speed and agility to adapt to business growth and change. Workday Payroll processes payroll efficiently in a single system while offering flexibility to adapt to changing needs. Workday Student is a unified system that helps enable higher education institutions to manage the end-to-end student and faculty lifecycle.
NCPA is a leading national government purchasing cooperative, working to reduce the cost of goods and services by leveraging the purchasing power of public agencies in all 50 states. NCPA uses state-of-the-art procurement resources and solutions that result in cooperative purchasing contracts that ensure public agencies are receiving products and services of the highest quality at the lowest prices. There are over 90,000 agencies nationwide from both the public and nonprofit sectors that are eligible to use NCPA’s cooperative purchasing contracts.
“We are thrilled to be an approved NCPA vendor,” said Cedric Nash, CEO of Oakland Consulting Group. “We look forward to leveraging our services and expertise and Workday’s market-leading enterprise cloud applications to help public sector and higher education customers nationwide.”
“In today’s changing environment, education and government customers are relying on us more than ever to help manage their finance, HR, and student and faculty needs,” said Steven Hanson, group vice president of education and government at Workday. “Through our partnership with Oakland Consulting Group, we look forward to leveraging the NCPA contracting approach to enable our customers to simplify contracting, streamline projects, and drive value on Workday more quickly and easily.”
Oakland Awarded Contract to Implement DevOps Capability in AWS GovCloud Environment
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 implement a DevOps capability in an AWS GovCloud environment.
As background, 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.
Having successfully migrated TFMS to AWS GovCloud, Oakland was recently awarded a contract to identify available DevOps tools, recommend business processes to be automated using those tools, and implement those recommendations approved by the Government. Over the life of the contract, Oakland will integrate tools from differing phases of the DevOps cycle and define an end-to-end automated process. This will contribute to synchronization and collaboration across the organization and introduce improved effectiveness and efficiency. The end result will be faster and more accurate deployment and releases.
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 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”.
Keith Taylor, CEO of 2ndWave LLC, has more than 20 years of experience in providing financial management and related technology solutions to a wide range of public sector clients. He has led complex implementation efforts for both executive and legislative branch civilian agencies, the U.S. Department of Defense, international governing organizations, and state governments. Mr. Taylor has more than 20 years experience providing ERP and related solutions to a variety of public sector clients. Mr. Taylor is a former Air Force officer, and has significant experience delivering large technology implementations for civilian, defense, and international government organizations, and a successful track record in building consulting practices focused on large ERP and other technology solutions. Mr. Taylor is a Certified Public Accountant and Certified Government Financial Manager, specializing in the implementation of enterprise-wide financial management, grants management and related technology solutions.
As a program manager for an international corporation, Mr. Taylor was responsible for providing both complete, high quality ERP software solution and all ERP system integration services. He was also responsible for program management, systems engineering, change management, investment/cost management, acquisition, and other services in support of a federal agency’s enterprise-wide, multi-million dollar implementation of a financial and asset management solution.
Mr. Taylor led the design, development, and deployment of a nation-wide web-based system to track the academic and health records of children of migrant farm workers, to facilitate easier school enrollment (part of the No Child Left Behind initiative).
His education includes a Bachelor of Business Administration (Accounting), Magna Cum Laude from the University of Miami and a Master of Science, Business Information Systems from Georgia State University. He is a certified public accountant and a certified government financial manager. He has also earned certifications from the Project Management Institute.