How do you go about deciding what new features to adopt and which customizations to retire? When is a good time to go about this? Will it be a huge project or could it all be arranged so it’s routine? The overall objective of updating PeopleSoft is to gain the most from your system—keeping it simple, effective, and efficient. This means keeping your customizations at a minimum while adopting the new features and functions on a routine basis.

In this session, you will hear about Selective Adoption from both a technical and business perspective. You will also learn how Sierra-Cedar’s PUM-as-a-Service packages can help you reduce costs, simplify maintenance, and improve delivery to your organization. Richard George (Vice President, Strategic Services & Alliances – Sierra-Cedar), Robert Neshem (Senior Manager – Sierra-Cedar), and Lori Reents (Senior Systems Analyst – Arizona State University) will be presenting.

Presenter Bios

Richard George

Richard George

Vice President, Strategic Services & Alliances – Sierra-Cedar

Richard George is the Vice President of Strategic Services & Alliances at Sierra-Cedar. His knowledge of both HR and Financial systems, accompanied with 25+ years of experience with systems integration, enables him to offer clients effective solutions. Supporting Sierra-Cedar’s annual HR and Finance Survey efforts, Richard authors and presents HCM and FMS subjects to national groups and in industry publications.

Robert Nesham

Robert Nesham

Senior Manager - Sierra-Cedar

Robert Neshem is the Manager of the PeopleTools and Application Patches Team at Sierra-Cedar. Robert has spent 20+ years working with PeopleSoft systems, and is currently providing outstanding service to Sierra-Cedar clients by helping them manage their PeopleSoft maintenance needs.

Lori Reents

Lori Reents

Senior Systems Analyst – Arizona State University

Lori Reents is a Systems Analyst at Arizona State University. She has 15 years of experience working in PeopleSoft (HCM/CS) with an emphasis in application systems support, change/release management and security.