We’d really appreciate your help. But first, a bit of background:
The Partner of the Year awards is an annual awards ceremony held by the UK Oracle User Group. It allows customers to show appreciation for partners that have provided a service to them over the previous 12 months. As you would imagine, being voted a winner (for the categories that you operate in) is a wonderful accolade as it’s the end-users that have spoken.
The recently launched version of PeopleTools 8.54 contains a broad range of enhancements. Although we’ve had the GA (General Availability) release we can’t upgrade existing environments until the 8.54.02 patch, so now is a good time to perform a fresh sandbox install to investigate the details and highlight the areas that are of most interest.
As in the first part of this series, there is a lot of content to cover (more...)
Everyone likes to be productive, however pretty much everywhere we work there’s something with the ability to disrupt our concentration. Some are necessary – like most meetings – however others break our flow of thought and it takes a while to get ‘in the zone’ again.
I’ve recently changed jobs and the new company’s office is in Kings Cross, London. In many ways this is hugely advantageous, but it can be a bit noisy. I also (more...)
Following the announcement on Friday that Tools 8.54 was available, we dived straight in (whilst cursing under our breath that it was released at 6pm on Friday night on the weekend of the World Cup final!).
We download all of the media (which doesn’t take long on AWS – this is the 2.7GB tools 8.54.01 patch coming down in about a minute and a half):
At the time of (more...)
This week we have a second guest-post from Richard Yip. Richard is a PeopleSoft HCM & Payroll Technical Consultant at Santander Bank here in the UK. He is a long-term PeopleSoft techie and a regular at the UKOUG conferences. I’m delighted to be able to give him a conduit through which to share some of his good work.
Richard’s previous post can be found here.
Custom Organisation Charts in PeopleSoft
In the PS_EMPLOYEES table, there (more...)
I try to keep the content on here focused on the products and implementation tips however I hope you’ll indulge me with one personal post.
After six and a half enjoyable years I have left Succeed Consultancy. I’m leaving behind a lot of talented colleagues and great friends, however for reasons that I don’t want to bore you with it’s time to move on.
As of yesterday I’ve started work for Cedar Consulting. One of the (more...)
After the release and subsequent removal of the ‘there is no PeopleSoft 9.3′ post on the My Oracle Support site and twitter I’ve been in contact with Oracle to find out the truth behind these rumours. Let me share with you what I have learned directly from Oracle…
Oracle believes PeopleSoft customers want new capabilities delivered at a high frequency that they can adopt in a non-disruptive, low cost way. They understand that the model (more...)
This morning Oracle released a statement confirming that there will not be a PeopleSoft 9.3 for any of its applications.
This isn’t a surprise – as it’s something that has been alluded to on more than one occasion by Oracle execs – and neither is it to be viewed as a negative step.
The model of big, disruptive, high cost upgrades every several years no longer works and continuous improvement is now the accepted best (more...)
This is a guest post by Anton de Weger, a highly experienced PeopleSoft Consultant who works for StratusHR in Australia. Anton has been previously featured in the post “I’m Anton de Weger and This is How I Work“.
As part of a v8.9 to v9.2 upgrade of PeopleSoft HCM my current client wanted to take the opportunity to load all of their employee photos from their security system into PeopleSoft (more...)
The next version of PeopleTools is expected to be released in a couple months’ time. Oracle have now made available both the Release Value Proposition and the Pre-Release Notes for PeopleTools 8.54. As no more official documents are expected before the release hits GA (General Availability) now is a good time to pick through the details and highlight the areas that are of most interest.
There is a lot of content to cover (more...)
Next up in the ‘hit list’ of topics on the way to specialisation is the Security Specialist. Fusion Security was designed with Role Based Access Control (RBAC) at its heart, allowing separation of duties for Sarbanes Oxley compliance easier to achieve, so that should make it easier to pick up, given my history of PeopleSoft. Let’s dive in …
There are a number of different role types in Fusion. My first impression is (more...)
Next up in the ‘hit list’ of topics on the way to specialisation is the Data Specialist. (I’ve been temporarily scared off by the amount of course content for the Sales and Presales specialisms!) This covers getting data in and out of Fusion.
As you would expect with a fully-featured system like Fusion, there are an array of options.
File Based Loader
FBL allows you to load data in bulk into Fusion from (more...)
Following the previous post discussing the changes in the requirements for the Fusion specialisation program, I thought I’d start attacking the list of exams required.
The one that looked the most interesting – to me – was the new UX (User Experience) exam. I’ve always had a soft spot for good design and I’d loved the revamped look and feel in Fusion release 8. I also liked the fact that the Oracle UX team had (more...)
Oracle have released a post detailing exactly which products are vulnerable to Heartbleed, which have fixes available and which aren’t vulnerable at all.
If you aren’t aware of what Heartbleed is, here’s a primer:
There’s also an excellent web-comic here that explains quickly how the exploit works:
Here is Oracle’s list:
Happily, PeopleSoft is on the ‘not vulnerable’ list.
This doesn’t mean that you’re completely safe (more...)
Oracle have recently updated the requirements for the Fusion HCM Cloud Service Specialization program. Previously, there was a set of exams that partners had to get employees through and a client reference to attain. Now the specialisation is a lot more involved:
Previously the requirements were:
1x Fusion HCM 11g Sales Specialist
1x Fusion HCM 11g PreSales Specialist
1x General Product Support Assessment (v3.0)
plus 1 pass in either:
Fusion HCM 11g Human Resources Implementation (more...)
I had the privilege of attending the UKOUG Apps Transformation day at the CBI Centre in London yesterday. I nearly missed it as the title initially didn’t grab my attention, but a friend pointed out that it was exclusively Fusion content and that was enough for me!
There were 120 people registered, however it looked like the numbers present were a lot short of that. The venue could have taken a lot more than 120 (more...)
This week Oracle announced 3 major deals. Deals of this size would normally be the single biggest piece of news in any typical week, so to get 3 in successive days means that they were lined up and unleashed in a deliberate manner to create the largest splash possible. And (more...)
Most of the early screenshots that came out about Fusion were all from the Web-based UI, things like the 9-box grid etc. Now that the product is out there we’re getting to see more. I attended an excellent webinar that explained a few things that were new to me:
“The User Experience – by itself – is probably enough to sell this product.”
Spotted by Ultan.
As part of my work at Succeed I’ve put together a short 2 minute video showing some of the Fusion highlights for our Simply Talent campaign.
For more info go to the Simply Talent website.