Department of Finance – Office of Shared Services

Department of Finance – Office of Shared Services

Situation:
Many of the Government Agencies rolling into the Shared Service Centre relied on internal systems that were to be shutdown after they rolled in.  The Oracle team at OSS were tasked with reviewing the features provided by these systems and, where possible, replicating their functionality within the OSS solution.
Where this functionality was to be added into the web components of the Oracle E-Business solution, an in depth understanding of Java and the Model-View-Controller (MVC) architecture was required.  The web components of E-Business rely on the Oracle Applications Framework to provide their features – the framework that evolved into the Application Development Framework (ADF).

Work performed by the team:
The majority of the LiTech team were involved on the OSS project at various points throughout the project’s life; providing design, development and architectural services as required to implement the overall OSS vision. The focus of the work provided by LiTech Systems can be broken down into three categories, architectural services, analysis, design and development services, and technical and functional support services.

Value delivered to the client:
The client had an ongoing requirement to continually enhance the E-Business environment as new agencies progressively rolled into Shared Services solution. LiTech Systems staff supported these requirements through:

  • Assisting with the development of a documentation framework to identify, document and manage the Agency specific information required by the Shared Service Centre to enable their roll in to the solution.  Creation of welcome packs for Agencies to assist with their planning and preparation for roll-in.
  • Developed and implemented a “Conversion Control” module to provide a common technical framework for Agency data to be converted into the E-Business suite.
  • Assisted with developing and capturing requirements for the OSS DMZ.
  • Carried out code and documentation review of offshore team’s output to ensure acceptable quality results.
  • Designed and developed an integration between Oracle Human Resources, BPEL and Oracle User Management for user provisioning across multiple systems (e-mail, document server, Applications, etc).
  • Designed and developed time or business critical enhancements for Agency roll ins.  These enhancements encompassed inbound and outbound interfaces, reports, forms, workflow and OAF changes.
  • Delivered on the job and classroom based training to technical team members.
  • Assisted project team with general technical support where required.
  • Developed reporting mechanism to identify potential breaches of Segregation of Duty across Oracle application modules.
  • iExpenses to Payroll interface project team.
  • Responsible for development of the Payroll side of the interface and various components of the iExpenses interface.
  • Payroll Award Wave team.
  • Developed agency payroll costing reports.
  • Customisations across Leave, Long Service Leave and Shift Allowance.
  • Defect resolution across the payroll award wave solution.
  • HRMS Workflow defect investigation and resolution.