Meeting Information
Wednesday July 15, 2020
12:00pm - 1:30pm


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Topic: Path to the Cloud: How Ready Are You?

Speakers: Chris Costakes, Founding Partner; Michael Graham, Partner; Jason McCabe, Practice Lead; at Elire

- Introductions
- 45 minute presentation
- Q & A

Cloud Applications give organizations the capabilities to work from anywhere. In the current environment, businesses are rethinking their IT strategy to allow for increased flexibility and enhanced support from their on-premise applications. In this session, Elire will help walk through the lifecycle of moving onto Oracle cloud, showcasing critical milestones required and key considerations for a successful transition. We’ll focus on finding ways to promote global ownership, collaboration, and communication from your organization while learning how to utilize the advantages a cloud solution can bring.

While this presentation looks as a specific ERP (Oracle) the information provided does translate well to other platforms.

Speakers' bios:

Michael Graham, Partner:
As a Partner & Functional Consultant, Mr. Graham performs financial system functional assessments, evaluates alternatives for clients, and facilitates his team to deliver successful implementations. With a background that includes more than 25 years in corporate finance systems, Mr. Graham has extensive experience integrating new modules into existing PeopleSoft, Oracle EBS and Cloud environments. Currently, his primary focus is on migrations from on-premise to Cloud deployments and Elire’s software development area

Chris Costakes, Founding Partner, Cloud Practice:
Mr. Costakes is a Founding partner of Elire, Inc. and currently leads Cloud implementations. He has over 20 years of Oracle consulting experience (PeopleSoft and Oracle Cloud HCM). He has excellent communication & troubleshooting skills and because of the numerous roles he has served during his career, he has a strong understanding of the full implementation life-cycle.

Jacob McCabe, Practice Lead: Mr. McCabe is the Oracle Cloud ERP Practice lead for Elire, responsible for delivery and managing all clients using Oracle Cloud ERP Applications. Jason delivers ERP Solutions for clients looking to strategically align business strategy and organizational objectives through cloud base computing implementations

About the company:

Established in 2005, Elire is a Minneapolis based full-service consulting firm with 15+ years of experience in successfully completing projects for our customers.
Elire helps clients achieve success by efficiently implementing, integrating, and upgrading their software investments. In addition, we also provide strategic guidance and support to assist with a wide variety of business process improvements and specialize in helping our clients unlock the full potential of their software investments.
For meeting information, please contact:

Adriana Odice
(203) 494-0366
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