PeopleSoft Technology Blog
We are pleased to announce that Oracle Secure Enterprise Search (SES) 22.214.171.124 is now available to PeopleSoft Customers on PeopleTools 8.53. The minimum PeopleTools Patch Version Required to adopt SES 126.96.36.199 is PeopleTools 8.53.06. This version of SES provides some important benefits for PeopleSoft Customers, particularly in the areas of platform support, distributed architecture support, and RAC support. You can get all the details on this update on My Oracle Support. This MOS document lists the fixes and configurations needed for PeopleTools certification of SES 188.8.131.52.
For other useful information on PeopleTools and SES, see this Oracle forum.
If you were unable to attend Oracle Open World in September, you missed out on some important PeopleSoft messages. Don't despair! You now have a chance to receive an update on PeopleSoft’s presence at Oracle OpenWorld 2013 and the key messages delivered there.
You can view the “PeopleSoft Update and Roadmap” webcast found here on the Quest Users Group site. (Note: this is available with a FREE subscriber account. Anyone can sign up here at no cost.
This webcast recording presents the significant adoption and momentum behind PeopleSoft 9.2. Viewers will also learn about the new release model for continuously delivering new capabilities to PeopleSoft customers at a lower cost enabled by the new PeopleSoft Update Manager. There are also compelling live demonstrations of the major investment areas for PeopleSoft including a new PeopleSoft user experience enabling mobile solutions as well as In-Memory PeopleSoft applications.
You can also review all presentations in the Oracle Open World 2013 Content Catalog.
To support customers in those efforts, the PeopleSoft Applications User Experience team is excited to announce the release of the PeopleSoft User Experience (UX) Guidelines. The UX Guidelines contain information about the usage of key PeopleSoft components to create highly usable, efficient, and productive experiences for Oracle customers.
Several PeopleSoft customers participated in a survey in December 2012, which helped identify the following topics. These topics are covered in the first release of the guidelines:
- Guided Processes (Activity Guides)
- Pivot Grids
- Related Content
- Related Actions
- Modal and Mouseover Windows
With PeopleTools 8.53 and the 9.2 PeopleSoft Applications, you will see more modern and visually appealing features delivered by PeopleSoft. With the help of UX guidelines, customers and partners can not only design and tailor their own user experience but also ensure consistency with features designed by PeopleSoft. The UX guidelines explain each topic in detail, display relevant images and provide usage guidelines.UX Guidelines Examples
The following is an excerpt from the WorkCenter section:
The image below shows part of the Dashboard section:
Usage guidelines have been provided for all the other topics as well. PeopleSoft UX Guidelines will enable customers to design and tailor the ultimate user experience for their organization. Following the guidelines will ensure consistency across applications. The guidelines would also help in choosing the right pattern for any scenario. These guidelines will be periodically updated as PeopleSoft introduces new capabilities.
You can mail your feedback and suggestions to email@example.com
This weekend kicks off a big week for PeopleSoft at Oracle Open World. In PeopleTools, we have a lot of great sessions prepared for you. The subjects for our sessions are wide ranging, but here are a few:
- Technology roadmaps
- Sessions on platforms, performance and life-cycle management including the new PeopleSoft Update Manager and virtualization
- User experience advances
- Getting up on our latest releases: 9.2 apps and 8.53 PeopleTools.
In addition, you'll hear from several customers on their successes with PeopleSoft technology. We are also bringing back the popular 'Meet the Experts', hands on labs, and panel discussions. Be sure to visit us on the Demo floor as well.
Of course there a some great keynotes and other general sessions, that, while not specific to PeopleSoft, will be of interest to PeopleSoft customers.
Visit this page for a pretty comprehensive list of PeopleTools and related sessions.
PUM transforms the way customers manage their PeopleSoft applications. Customers have the ability to determine what maintenance to apply, when to apply it, and at any point can create a single change package to get current. The cost savings and strategic benefits this enables are significant.
While PUM delivers transformative value to customers and feedback from customers has been very positive, it represents a change in approach from how PeopleSoft has historically delivered maintenance. To avoid disruptive impact to upgrade and implementation plans, it is critical to understand and plan for the hardware, software, and procedural change that PUM represents.
If you are planning or executing a PeopleSoft 9.2 upgrade or implementation, it is important that you include PUM in your plans. Use the following resources:
- The PUM Home Page. Single site that contains all PUM related content, training, and image schedules, as well as links to all information mentioned below.
- PUM Video Feature Overview: If you don’t know what PUM is, start here.
- PUM Hardware and Software Requirements: See the Quick Start Guide (#9) and Using VirtualBox Images (#10) on the PUM Home Page. These two documents outline the hardware and software requirements for PUM.
- PUM Instructions and Best Practices: See all other documents and trainings on the PUM Home Page.
If you have any questions or need assistance please contact Oracle Support.
A VM demo image is now available on my.oracle.support on the PeopleSoft Demo Images home page. This is a central location for information regarding all PeopleSoft Demo Images. The PeopleSoft Interaction Hub image is for release 9.1/Revision 2.
This page contains all of the information needed for PeopleSoft Demo Images including the PeopleSoft Interaction Hub. PeopleSoft Demo Images are released on a regular schedule. The PeopleSoft Interaction Hub 9.1/R2 image is suitable for use in conference room pilots and demonstrations. This demo image replaces any OVM template that was previously released for PeopleSoft Interaction Hub 9.1.
The Demo Image Home page contains a wealth of information and documentation including installation instructions and related useful collateral.