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Bridge Over Troubled Waters: MEEC Financial Aid Webinar

[fa icon="calendar'] December 4, 2020 / by Meg Phillips posted in Higher Education | Public Sector, student financial planning, Webinar

If you’re an executive or staff member in higher education and a MEEC member, then this webinar hosted by MEEC and presented by Highstreet & Oracle is a must attend event addressing the current challenges in financial aid, adapting to uncertain change, and looking beyond the pandemic. Hear more about how Financial Aid looks ahead through frequent (and annual) regulatory changes and how you can use analytics and benchmarks to plan forward.  

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First in Florida to implement Continuing Education

[fa icon="calendar'] November 24, 2020 / by Highstreet posted in Student Management Cloud, Continuing Education

Florida State College at Jacksonville, a Highstreet Oracle/PeopleSoft Campus Solutions client since 2015, has made the move to be first the Florida institution to implement Oracle’s Student Management Cloud for Continuing Education. 

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GCRTA Chooses Oracle Cloud: Highstreet to implement Finance & HR Payroll

[fa icon="calendar'] November 22, 2020 / by Meg Phillips posted in Oracle Accounting Hub Cloud Service, Financial Accounting Hub

Highstreet is queuing up to implement Oracle ERP Cloud Finance, HCM, and Payroll Cloud for the Greater Cleveland Regional Transit Authority (GCRTA or more commonly referred to as the RTA). In a strategic effort to support local minority businesses, Highstreet is partnering with Diversified Systems (DSI), a company which has won many awards including Business' First Top Minority-owned businesses in Central Ohio. We are excited to begin working with DSI through this strategic partnership that provides GCRTA with an expert, diverse team focused on bringing the highest quality services to our clients through our unique expertise. 

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Expert Tip: Obfuscating PII in Non-Production OBI Reports

[fa icon="calendar'] November 3, 2020 / by Robb Penoyer posted in Expert Tip, Oracle Business Intelligence

When you are building and testing custom reports in Oracle Cloud BI, often important information is inadvertently included, such as Social Security Numbers or birth dates. When you are working on these reports, it is typical for the developer to either not include or hardcode “XXXXX” in place of this data to prevent inadvertent disclosure. There is a simple trick that helps you to hide critical information in a development only environment but allows it to show in production.

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Oracle Webinar: Ensuring Affordability in Higher Ed

[fa icon="calendar'] October 30, 2020 / by Highstreet posted in Oracle Cloud, Webinar

With Covid-19 throwing normalcy out the window and demanding huge financial resources, there is an increasing need to optimize, or revolutionize, current standards for financial aid offices. One solution answering the call of this problem is technology—creating agility within Higher ed departments and allowing space for services which would otherwise be cut due to constricting financial demands. This Oracle panel discusses how this “financial aid office of the future” can happen and the questions surrounding its synthesis. Some of those questions include the following:

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Record Breaking Oracle Accounting Hub Cloud Service Implementation

[fa icon="calendar'] October 28, 2020 / by Meg Phillips posted in Oracle Cloud, Oracle Accounting Hub Cloud Service, Financial Accounting Hub

Between May and July of 2019, Ernst & Young sought out Highstreet to perform the Accounting Hub implementation work for Lyft. This opportunity began the largest implementation of Oracle Accounting Hub Cloud Service ever done. For Lyft’s US and Canadian operations, not only was this project the largest of its kind ever, but in addition it needed to be finished in a record-breaking five months—which would be four months sooner than Oracle’s most optimistic estimate of nine months. The project was to develop and implement the accounting rules necessary to create detailed subledger journal entries for all of Lyft’s primary business activities in the US and Canada as well as various operation reports.  

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