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Oakland Consulting Group is Named an Approved NCPA Vendor

Oakland Consulting Group is Named an Approved NCPA Vendor

3/22/2021 12:00:00 AM EDT
4 weeks ago

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 Awarded Contract to Implement DevOps Capability in AWS GovCloud Environment

5/13/2020 12:00:00 AM EDT
11 months ago

Lanham, MD

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

Oakland Wins Contract To Provide Post-implementation Support For Its ERP Program

9/16/2019 12:00:00 AM EDT
1 years ago

Lanham, MD

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

Oakland Wins Add-on Work for DoD Client Cloud Migration

5/13/2019 12:00:00 AM EDT
1 years ago

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”.

Our Customers - US Air Force (USAF)

Strategic and Functional Support for USAF Logistics Transformation Office (LTO)

The Air Force is transforming its logistics business processes, systems, and organizational structures as part of the broader Department of Defense (DoD) effort to better support the warfighters. The AF logistics transformation initiative, Expeditionary Logistics for the 21st Century (eLog21), represents the Air Force’s commitment to transform current logistics processes.  This transformation will offer vast improvements to the effectiveness (and costs) associated with logistics support to combat forces.  eLog21 is the Air Force logistics roadmap to transformation.  eLog21’s approach to transformation is that it cuts across stovepipes, thus eliminating burdensome processes and legacy systems used AF-wide.

The LTO’s purpose is to support realization of the Deputy Chief of Staff Installations, Logistics & Mission Support (HQ USAF/A4-7) vision of a transformed Air Force logistics enterprise by supporting eLog21 initiatives. The LTO is responsible for gathering end-user requirements and ultimately is the voice of, and the advocate for, the end user community. This effort will result in successfully implementing best business practices, enabling information technology (IT) tools, and aligned organizational structures. By achieving the A4-7 vision, the Air Force supply chain will deliver total asset visibility, centralized planning, and coordinated execution across the entire logistics enterprise. The LTO maintains control over delivering the appropriate functional solution to Air Force logisticians and communicating the future solution to the logisticians at the field level.  The LTO is the primary organization responsible for aligning logistics requirements with the expectations of the logistics community and the capabilities of the logistics systems. The LTO’s vision and goals make it the primary advocate for user concerns USAF logistics systems initiatives.

Oakland was engaged in a joint venture to provide the full range of strategic Oracle experts and AF technical, functional, and managerial expertise to aid the LTO in support of initiatives to redefine and transition logistics business processes into an improved integrated logistics solution.  Functional business processes Subject Matter Experts (SMEs) and technical experts are required for blueprinting as well as support to solution design labs in preparation for fielding of logistics systems.  Blueprinting is the creation of an overall business process description that defines how functions and capabilities provided by COTS products will be used to support USAF logistics.  Solution design labs are future refinement of requirements and transactional detailed design and configuration activities.  These activities require AF to provide current logistics experts so that configuration of COTS products allows for successful fulfillment of AF requirements.  The scope includes: ERP/Oracle guidance, integration, risk management, issue resolution, communication studies, analyses and reports, training product development, support to fielding activities, repair and migration, data analysis, legacy and transitional activity analysis to support the Logistics Transformation Office (LTO) in meeting its responsibilities and objectives related to the implementation of the Logistics Enterprise Architecture (LogEA) and Expeditionary Logistics for the 21st Century (eLog21) visions, with particular emphasis on implementation of improved logistics management systems.