Transforming Network Infrastructure Industry News

TMCNet:  Government Cloud Services Provider Deploys PRISM Interface to Oracle Release 12 (R12) with Assistance from Compusearch

[February 04, 2013]

Government Cloud Services Provider Deploys PRISM Interface to Oracle Release 12 (R12) with Assistance from Compusearch

DULLES, Va., Feb. 4, 2013 /PRNewswire via COMTEX/ -- Compusearch® is pleased to announce a Government Shared Services Provider (SSP) has deployed an interface between PRISM-Procurement and the Oracle Release 12 (R12) financial management system. The purpose of the integration is to promote consistency between procurement documents and their associated financial actions. As a result the Bureau of the Public Debt's (BPD) Administrative Resource Center (ARC) offers a state-of-the-art financial management system compliant with the Common Government-wide Account Classification (CGAC) structure. In December 2012 the last of BPD-ARC's customers transitioned across to R12, the successful end of a major project that took three years to complete.


BPD-ARC is a member of the Treasury Franchise Fund and as such does not receive directly appropriated government funds. Instead, funding is earned from BPD-ARC's customers, within Treasury and elsewhere in the Federal Government, in exchange for government-to-government services provided. BPD-ARC's service lines include Procurement and Financial Management. The ARC's Procurement Division offers a complete range of acquisition support services delivered by a staff of contracting experts. The contract writing system underpinning the ARC's Procurement line is an implementation of Compusearch's PRISM. The ARC's Procurement line has grown steadily and now has 39 Federal customers. A single shared instance of PRISM-Procurement now supports more than 300 buyers and over 1,000 other users.

Instead of upgrading to R12, BPD-ARC chose to implement a new R12 instance and to migrate BPD-ARC's clients from Oracle Financials 11i. The client migration took place in waves beginning in July 2012 and concluding in December 2012. This approach necessitated that Compusearch support two PRISM to Oracle interfaces simultaneously, one with Oracle Financials 11i and the other with R12. Within this move to R12, BPD-ARC implemented Project Accounting and changed from an 11 segment account structure to a 14-segment structure with different values for each segment.

To respond to this need, Compusearch consultants designed, developed, tested and delivered an enhancement to PRISM and the interface to allow PRISM to integrate individual PRISM sites within the same database to either Oracle Financials 11i or R12 based on a configuration switch, including support for Project Accounting, organization-based security, and a seamless user experience. Simultaneously, Compusearch leveraged our experience with data conversion and migration to develop a sophisticated data conversion tool to synchronize vendor, user, and PSC data with R12 and then do a complex conversion of existing documents to be compatible with the ARC's implementation of R12. Completing this task required a detailed knowledge of the Oracle Financials interfaces and application behavior as well as a mature capability to perform automated, repeatable, and auditable data migration.

More information at www.compusearch.com SOURCE Compusearch http://rt.prnewswire.com/rt.gif NewsItemId=PH53573&Transmission_Id=201302041336PR_NEWS_USPR_____PH53573&DateId=20130204

[ Back To Transforming Network Infrastructure's Homepage ]


Featured Blog Entries

The History of Fiber in Data Centers, Part II

As I stated at the close of "The History of Data Centers, Part I," Fiber Mountain™ believes data centers must evolve from hub and spoke architecture—in which traffic is aggregated and delivered to a central hub—to a design that includes many direct connections.

Three Things Your Boss Wants—No, Needs—To Know About Glass Core

Fiber Mountain™ CEO and Founder— plus my longtime friend—M.H. Raza does a terrific job on this blog of explaining how our Glass Core™ architecture transforms the way data centers build their network infrastructure.

The History of Fiber in Data Centers, Part I: Past and Present

Fiber Mountain, as our company name suggests, believes fiber cabling must play a central role in helping data centers scale affordably as bandwidth needs continue to grow. Before I go further down the path to the future, however, I want to back up and provide a high-level history of fiber in the data center.

Four Reasons to Make the Leap to SDN in Your Data Center

I'm always fascinated by what causes a business trend to emerge, grow and sometimes expand to actually redefining the industry as a whole. Having spent years in the technology field, I've found the networking sector particularly exciting in this regard because true innovation can and does transform entire segments of our industry. Revolutionary processes and technologies make past deployments and best practices look laughable in light of recent innovations.

Reflections From the Fiber Mountain Launch

Over the past weeks and months, the Fiber Mountain team has worked hard to prepare for our company launch at this year's Interop New York. In this post, I want to share our thoughts from the days leading up to the October 1st unveiling and about the event itself at the Jacob Javits Center in Manhattan.

Featured Event

ITEXPO Miami 2015

January 27 - 30, 2015
Miami Beach Convention Center
Miami, Florida

FEATURED KEYNOTE
9:30 - Wed. January 28
M. H. Raza
Fiber Mountain™
Founder & CEO





Video Showcase