Configure, Provision, & Migrate to Oracle Analytics Cloud

You have questions, and Oracle Analytics Cloud (OAC) has the answers.

Your first question may be, what is OAC? Oracle Analytics Cloud is a single platform that empowers your entire organization to ask any question of any data in any environment on any device.[1]

It’s a Cloud solution that is designed to let users spend their time working with answers instead of maintaining a system. With OAC you can provide charts, graphs, and easy to understand visualizations which meet people where they are, on the device they use, providing a common “truth” across the enterprise. Read more

Jump-Start Your Cloud Journey

Deeper analytical insight and agility is at the forefront of growth strategy for companies across all industries. However, the complexity of defining the appropriate path to leverage the benefits of the Cloud to gain meaningful insight from your data can be overwhelming.

The Oracle Analytics Cloud (OAC), a breakthrough product for both Essbase and Business Intelligence (BI), provides a comprehensive collection of analytic capabilities that provide the right information, to the right people, at the right time. Join our webinar series where we will present how OAC can address requirements from line-of-business users and workgroups to the Enterprise Performance Management (EPM) and analytics applications. Ultimately, OAC produces rich visualizations from complex data.

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PeopleSoft Still a Player, Delivering New Tricks with Fluid UI

PeopleSoft HCM is still kicking! At the Oracle OpenWorld Conference in October, Oracle committed to investing in PeopleSoft at least until 2027… as long as customers continue to support the demand for the investment. Oracle has demonstrated this commitment in the release of PeopleTools 8.56 and HCM Image 24. One key feature that is gaining momentum is PeopleSoft Fluid User Interface (UI), which was introduced in PeopleTools 8.54 and significantly enhanced over the last two releases. Read more

PeopleSoft Test Framework. Well worth the effort.

Testing PeopleSoft processes for PeopleSoft Update Manager (PUM) updates or major release upgrades is usually not high on a user’s list of likes. The entire process of developing a test plan is not exactly fun: assembling a team, creating and performing tests, fixing issues, re-testing, documenting, and finalizing the test process. Testing is a costly process; however, without effective testing, the “life-cycle” costs to any organization will be much greater. In fact, inadequate testing is a major reason why many projects fail. To help clients succeed with testing, Oracle provides a free tool: PeopleSoft Test Framework (PTF). Read more

Simplified Analytics, it’s truly a must have.

When organizations list the most important function for a system, it’s to collect and report data. This is, by far, the number one response. To me, the better the reporting, the better the system. Do you use this PeopleSoft feature, Simplified Analytics? You should. Obtaining actionable information that is easy to understand and in real-time is what you deserve in a modern system. Read more

Is “Exploring SaaS” one of your organization’s Cloud Computing New Year’s resolutions? It should be.

Cloud Computing can take on many different forms. Popular options include the following:

  • Infrastructure-as-a-Service (IaaS) provided by a vendor like Amazon Web Services
  • Platform-as-a-Service (PaaS) where organizations subscribe and build/deploy applications that meet specific needs
  • Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) where organizations subscribe to deploy industry-leading best practices through prebuilt application software

Each cloud computing option can benefit your organization in different ways. This post will focus on SaaS and why your organization should make it a New Year’s resolution to explore and consider adopting it. Read more

Selective Adoption

My wife and I have similar business backgrounds and often discuss current issues and events, however when I recently brought up the topic of “Selective Adoption,” she gave me a very questioning look. (Understand that we volunteer with an organization called Safe Families for Children,, which focuses on keeping children safe and families intact.) Obviously, I wasn’t referring to families or adopting children! I wanted to review some leading practices than can be used to keep a PSFT system operating optimally. Selective Adoption is really using PSFT tools to minimize maintenance cost and maximize system functionality. Who doesn’t want to do this?

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Oracle PeopleSoft Fluid is better than sliced bread. Really.

If you’ve made the move to Fluid, the rest of this blog will just make you smug. For those who haven’t moved to the latest PeopleSoft user interface, let me provide you with both practical reasons and financial reasons on why you’d want to update your PeopleSoft to a modern user interface (UI).

The #1 reason organizations change from PeopleSoft to another system is the UI. Thousands of organizations have self reported this fact through the Sierra-Cedar HR Systems Survey[1]. Read more

PeopleSoft Commitment – Indefinitely, That’s Definite!

Recently, I met with Marc Weintraub from Oracle to discuss some ideas that may not be crystal clear to PeopleSoft customers or the public at large. At the top of our list was, “What did Oracle mean when it said, ‘Oracle is fully committed to supporting and investing in its PeopleSoft solutions indefinitely’?”1 That’s a long time—“indefinitely.” Read more

Hosting PeopleSoft in the Cloud

There is some uncertainty about what it means to move PeopleSoft “to the Cloud.” The simplest description is running your PeopleSoft (PSoft) system outside of your facility—in someone else’s facility. There are many options available. There are options regarding what you are responsible for and what the vendor is responsible for (e.g., patching SW, security, where/what country you want the facility, among many others). I see PeopleSoft in the Cloud as really how ERP services were provided in the past and how ERP services can be provided now—moving from the physical data center you grew up with to a more effective environment in the Cloud. Read more