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29 Oct
Welcoming Rahul Sharma to Accelalpha
Launching a Next Generation Enterprise Performance (EPM) Practice

We are excited to welcome Rahul Sharma as the Practice Director for Accelalpha’s Enterprise Performance Management (EPM) solution. He brings over 15 years of combined consulting experience leading business process re-engineering across various industries. With Rahul overseeing Accelalpha’s EPM team, we are now able to provide world class EPM support. 

“More than ever, businesses are evaluating the best ways to standardize processes, drive productivity, and move away from their manual operations. To thrive in increasingly complex operating environments, organizations need financial systems that support greater insight and more rapid closes.  Accelalpha’s new EPM practice provides next generation EPM solutions that leverage advanced tools such as AI, machine learning,  and more,” commented Rahul Sharma, EPM Practice Director.

Rahul has led and worked in various areas of business process digitization and analytics for Fortune 500 companies in the manufacturing, oil, IT, retail, and life science industries. He has honed his expertise streamlining complicated business processes, leading multifaceted engagements, and enabling organizational transformation through analytic roadmap strategies. His areas of focus are Enterprise Performance Management (EPM), Planning (FP&A), Global Reporting, Master Data Management, Data Governance, and Business Intelligence.

To learn more about our EPM Practice

20 Oct
Accelalpha Named Fortune Best Small and Medium Workplace in 2020
Accelalpha Named to Fortune’s Best Small and Medium Workplaces™ 2020 List

Bellevue, Washington – Accelalpha, a premier consulting firm that solves critical business challenges and drives improved business performance through insight and technology, has been honored by Great Place to Work® and Fortune as one of the 2020 Best Small and Medium Workplaces™. The rankings are based on confidential survey feedback representing more than 189,000 employees working at small- and medium-sized businesses in the United States.

Great Place to Work®, a global people analytics and company culture research firm, evaluated more than 60 elements of team members’ experience on the job. These included the extent to which employees trust leaders, the respect with which people are treated, the fairness of workplace decisions and how much camaraderie there is among teams.

The rankings reward companies that best include all employees, no matter who they are or what they do for the organization. Accelalpha also earned the designation as a Great Place to Work-Certified™ Company in 2020.

“Our inclusion on this list further recognizes our focus and investment in building a strong culture based on employee ownership and commitment,” said Nat Ganesh, CEO of Accelalpha. “That commitment translates to a highly satisfied client base and projects that deliver their desired impact. Additionally, we are dedicated to continuing our investment in building Accelalpha, our team and our culture – and to ensuring that we are a trusted partner of choice for our clients.”

93% of employees at Accelalpha say it is a great place to work compared to 59% of employees at a typical U.S.-based company.

Accelalpha93%
Typical Company59%

Source: Great Place to Work® 2019 U.S. National Employee Engagement Study.

About Accelalpha: Accelalpha is a leader in solving critical business challenges by seamlessly blending industry insights, specialized domain expertise and cloud application depth to help companies build supply chain resiliency, optimize sales and commerce, modernize procurement processes and realize the benefits of the cloud. As a longtime strategic partner of Oracle, we work collaboratively with our clients across a range of industries including high-tech, retail, food and beverage, life sciences, manufacturing and wholesale to develop holistic solutions tailored to their unique needs. Our rigorous, business outcome-focused approach to developing solutions allows us to deliver tangible results in a shorter time frame. The result is a highly satisfied and referenceable client base.

About Great Place to Work:  Great Place to Work® is the global authority on workplace culture. They help organizations quantify their culture and produce better business results by creating a high-trust work experience for all employees. Emprising®, their culture management platform, empowers leaders with the surveys, real-time reporting, and insights they need to make data-driven people decisions. They recognize Great Place to Work-Certified™ companies and the Best Workplaces™ in the U.S. and more than 60 countries, including the 100 Best Companies to Work For® list published annually in Fortune.

For More Information

Contact: Matt Christianson 

Phone: + 1 (360) 609-6779 

Email: matt.christianson@accelalpha.com 

14 Jul
Oracle Cloud Customer Connect Hall of Fame: Lavonne Williams

Lavonne Williams from our Logistics Team has been recognized on the  Oracle Cloud Customer Connect Hall of Fame. The platform recognizes members who contribute to the Oracle community by sharing knowledge and assisting peers. Spotlight members are selected based on their contributions to the community including answering questions and sharing their own experiences. 

Lavonne Williams Portrait

You can check out Lavonne’s Member Spotlight below and view the full Hall of Fame here

Lavonne Williams is a Solution Architect at Accelalpha, where she is responsible for the overall design and successful implementation of customer transportation needs. She commented, “This role can be a challenge, but in such a fun way – solving a unique logistics puzzle on each project.” Lavonne worked as a Logistics Planner and in the Logistics IT Departments in previous positions, which gives her a unique perspective when working with customers. “My past experience has really helped me in my ability to understand customer needs from a functional perspective and translate them into a structure we can build in OTM.”

Lavonne recognizes and appreciates the value in Customer Connect: “I joined the community as soon as I learned about it. I love having a place to research questions, share ideas and overall feel integrated with the OTM community. I enjoy that the community has a variety of members ranging from partners to customers to Oracle team members. It makes for an interesting variety of solutions and suggestions.”

Lavonne is most proud of her idea ‘allowing users to approve multiple invoices at once’ becoming reality. She explained, “This is something that will benefit many end users by offering a great time savings versus having to process one by one for approval.”

More About Lavonne

When not immersed in solving OTM logistics challenges, Lavonne embraces a different type of challenge – She can be found jumping off a cliff to swing in Switzerland, skydiving in Florida, swimming with Manta rays at night in Hawaii, bungee jumping off of a crane in Amsterdam or just having an adventure camping near home. Lavonne loves anything that gets her outdoors and active!”

You can also view Lavonne’s Oracle Cloud Customer Connect Hall of Fame here
09 Aug
2019 OTM SIG US

The US OTM SIG event that was held in Philly was a great success! Oracle Transportation Management (OTM) Special Interest Group (SIG) is a part of the larger OAUG.  The community, OTM SIG, has a special interest in coming together to share best practices, success techniques and lessons learned.  They primarily communicate the wants and needs of the group to influence OTM/GTM product direction through yearly conferences and regular webinars.

A special thanks goes out to all of our employees and clients who attended the event and spoke for us, we appreciate all your hard work! Here are the following presentation snapshots that occurred during the event.

Session: Oracle Global Trade Management Cloud Migration

Abstract: More and more companies are looking to the cloud to help realize lower total cost of ownership, increased performance and reduced overhead for upgrades. Zebra Technologies realized these potential benefits and made the strategic decision to move to the cloud. Venkatesh Iyer, Senior Information Systems Manager, and Likian Meens, IT Business Advisor discussed their journey to the cloud, including the benefits realized, new functionality introduced and the unique strategy of migrating directly from 6.3.7 to Cloud 19A, without an on-premise upgrade!

Category: Business Value
Speaker: Venkatesh Iyer | Senior Information Systems Manager
Company: Zebra Technologies

Session: Milk-Runs “Literally” – Deriving Process Efficiencies Through Oracle Fleet Management

Abstract: Last year, we started our journey to address the issues of manual, disparate processes, lack of visibility, lack of central data repository for capturing fleet metrics. Using Oracle Transportation Management and Fleet Management has enabled us to standardize our milk-run processes across multiple locations. Every company has a different approach on addressing challenges. We looked at the three-step approach that Darigold followed to transform our fleet operations from manual processes to automated manageable processes and providing visibility to our operational strengths and opportunities.

Date: Tuesday, August 6th, 2019
Category: Business Value
Speaker: Sarah Woods | TMS Lead
Company: Darigold

Session: Successful Migration from Amber Road to GTM Cloud and the Benefits

Abstract: Trade compliance for the global enterprise has never been more challenging than it is today. Keysight technologies showed how the company has achieved significant benefits by replacing their legacy on-premise trade compliance application with Oracle GTM Cloud. Some examples of benefits achieved are: reduced cost of ownership, improved user experience, elimination of painful upgrades, and improved performance. Keysight’s GTM Cloud implementation is complex, enterprise-wide, and is used to manage compliance, content, and customs. It includes integration with AES, EU reporting, brokers, Oracle EBS, and a number of Keysight boundary applications.

Category: Business Value

Speaker: Rich Barboza | Back Office IT Solutions Manager
Company: Keysight Technologies

Session: OTM-GTM Solution Supporting US and LATAM

Abstract: The current Global Trade environment demands companies to stay on top of ever-changing regulations and continually reduce risk. More and more companies are looking to rapidly deploy an automation solution to achieve these goals. For those companies already utilizing Oracle Transportation Management, deployment of Global Trade Management is the most logical, and cost-effective, solution. BLK discussed the company’s journey building their Transportation and Trade System to support operations within the United States and Latin America as a scalable solution designed to easily deploy future capabilities. Miguel Gutierrez, BLK´s CEO, and Luis Martinez-Leon, BLK´s Chief Commitment Officer & President, outlined BLK’s successful GTM Cloud implementation in the existing OTM environment, discussing implementation successes, challenges and benefits realized.

Category: Business Value
Speaker: Miguel Gutierrez | Chairman & CEO
Company: BLK Global Logistic

Session: Performance in the Cloud – Cummins GTM Performance Journey

Abstract: Performance within any environment is critical to a successful implementation and a successful solution. This is even more important when the solution is on the cloud. While GTM Cloud provides significant benefits, it also poses a unique challenge when managing performance. Performance tuning within the cloud requires an in-depth understanding of configurations are available and what approaches need to be considered when migrating or implementing on the cloud. Sree Subramanian, Logistics IT Manager, outlined Cummins’s experience in performance tuning to support their Item Classification Automation and extensive Restricted Party Screening, screening over 8.5 million parties a day. He discussed the initial challenges, performance tuning approach and future roadmap.

Category: Functional
Speaker: Sree Subramanian | IT Manager, Logistics IT
Company: Cummins

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