Centroid, a technology company and Oracle Platinum-level partner, has hired Keith Lee as Director of Sales, Northern California | Named Accounts.

“We are thrilled to have Keith join our team," states Paresh Patel, Managing Partner. "His depth of Oracle knowledge and experience combined with his customer-driven leadership style will complement and enhance our company.”


Not all software consulting companies are the same, and since business software changes usually develop into long-term engagements, it’s a smart idea to be prepared when you’re comparing all your options. With that in mind, here are a few things to stay alert about while you’re selecting a new software consulting company for your current and future business needs.


In our modern Age of Big Data, we all know that business analytics solutions form the backbone of our decision-making capabilities.

Drawing from a wide range of sources and data points from both inside and outside the organization, today’s intelligent business software applications work tirelessly, around the clock, to provide companies with the deep insight and clear visualizations they need to maintain their competitive edge and pivot quickly when needed.


Oracle Cloud ERP Release 12 has provided a user-friendly framework and offers excellent features for business users to personalize the layout of pages using page customizations. Centroid has implemented many Cloud ERP page customizations for a variety of clients looking to tailor the user experience in some way, optimize processes by streamlining keystrokes, and add/remove fields relevant to a particular business use case.


Oracle Cloud ERP Financials has provided a user-friendly framework and it offers excellent features for the Finance department. Centroid has recently implemented Cloud Financials (GL, AP) and Cloud Procurement for a client in less than 4 months and went live successfully.

We would like to share some of the lessons learned during the implementation:

Roles and Users


For an industry that’s been around for centuries, finance and banking certainly has changed a lot in just a few years. Driven by the pace of technical trends such as mobile banking and online FinTech, as well as changing industry expectations from a growing Millennial client base, today’s financial and banking institutions need to act decisively in order to stay ahead of disruptors.

Start planning your next move when you understand the three top challenges the finance/banking industry faces, and how the right Oracle consultant can help you overcome your obstacles.


A lot of the online sources I read have recently been referencing what they call the “Retail Apocalypse.” Experts who claim this is happening quote statistics about declining brick-and-mortar sales or reduced market share for established brands. They say that the only way to survive in the industry is to take drastic measures such as replacing your entire physical footprint with a massive online presence.


According to recent surveys, 70% of IT decision-makers believe that cloud computing can help them become more agile, because the cloud provides the power and elasticity modern businesses need to stay ahead. However, there are various forms of cloud migrations, including IaaS, PaaS, and SaaS. Companies looking for the fastest, easiest cloud migrations that provide a maximum of benefits often choose IaaS (infrastructure based) cloud migrations, which move their existing workloads, applications, and data onto a cost-saving infrastructure with little to no business disruption.


Sure, you’ve read a lot of articles about the benefits of migrating your applications to the cloud, but they all mention the same benefits – and you’re tired of reading the same blog over and over. This is not that blog.


Searching for the right ERP software can be a slow process. After all, it’s a big decision and you don’t want to make the wrong choice for your company. Now that you’ve decided on your solution, you’re probably impatient to move ahead with your implementation as quickly as possible.