PeopleSoft Week

March 7 - March 11, 2022

Practical digital learning for the PeopleSoft Community

PeopleSoft Week
Practical digital learning for the PeopleSoft Community

This online event is where Oracle users of all levels can explore current PeopleSoft challenges and solutions, hone your PeopleSoft skills, get new ideas and expand your PeopleSoft product knowledge.

Featuring a selection of hot topic sessions, you’ll hear from the PeopleSoft experts and gain insights and tips you can put to use right away!

Plus hear from Oracle PeopleSoft Product Team!

Don’t miss this great week of PeopleSoft learning!


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2022 PeopleSoft Week Session Recordings:

 

PeopleSoft Investments in 2022 and How to Keep Up

Presented by Rebekah Jackson, Oracle

Abstract:
The last few years have seen exciting investments for PeopleSoft, including more than 200 delivered Kibana analytics and dashboards, role-based Digital Assistants, big new features like Job Data Modernization and Match Exception Collaboration, and a host of exciting frameworks for AI/ML, standards based integrations, configuration and more. What can you look forward to in 2022? Join this session with Rebekah Jackson, VP of Product Strategy for PeopleSoft to hear what you can expect for the coming year and learn the most effective ways to keep up with the new capabilities being delivered.


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Stairway to the Cloud Overview

Presented by Ms ERP aka Sue Shaw

Abstract:
(30 min) This session is for IT and Business Leaders who would like some assistance in structuring their approach to moving their applications, especially ERPs, to the cloud. Hear from an enterprise applications expert who sees the world through a customer’s eyes and can help you sift through the sometimes cloudy advice out there.


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Elastic Search for PeopleSoft: The Magic of ACM Templates

Presented by Gaurav Ohri, The University of Texas System

Abstract:
Elastic Search is going to be the only Search Engine supported by Oracle PeopleSoft going forward. It comes in Gen-Next Era of Fluid/Mobile technology. This session it explores: the setup and installation on server, configuration from PeopleSoft, Setup of Integration, Deploying & Crawling & Search Configuration on Fluid Components as well. Using ACM templates to create and maintain elastic search


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Getting the most out of PeopleTools 8.59

Presented by Sasank Vemana, Oracle

Abstract:
This session will cover new and unexplored features in PeopleTools 8.59 including Fluid UI, Lifecycle, Kibana Analytics, PeopleCode and more.  There is sure to be something for everyone.


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Leveraging the PeopleSoft PICASO Digital Assistant to Enhance Collaboration With Your Employees and Suppliers

Presented by Char Jorgenson, Oracle

Abstract:
The PeopleSoft PICASO Digital Assistant can provide your Employees and Suppliers with an anytime, anywhere 24/7 concierge-like experience via simple conversation interaction. Utilizing the Supplier Digital Assistant with PeopleSoft Intelligent Chatbot ASsistant from Oracle also known as PICASO, the Collaboration Skills provides Suppliers with secure access to the transaction information with answers to their questions around Procurement and Financial activity. Using the Expenses Digital Assistant, an Employee can quickly determine the payment status of their Expense Reports and add entries to their Wallet while “on-the-go”. The Requisition Inquiry Skill will provide an Employee with data on their Requisitions and those entered on behalf of someone else. We’ll show how leveraging emerging technologies like the Digital Assistant can improve and enhance the self-service collaboration experiences by the internal and external users of your applications.


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PeopleSoft Automated Testing Success: A Case Study at State of North Dakota and ND University System

Presented by Tarunraj Amuthan, Manager, Test Automation & Randall Johnson, Vice President, SpearMC

Abstract:
Hear about how both the State of North Dakota and the North Dakota University System streamlined their PeopleSoft Automated Testing operations by using PTF and Testing Grounds. Testing a PeopleSoft patch is usually a major undertaking for any organization. However, the State of North Dakota (ND State) and the North Dakota University System (NDUS) had the added complication of maintaining six separate pillars, including Campus Solutions, Financials, Human Capital Management, and Enterprise Learning. Staying current is no easy task, so ND State and NDUS teamed up with SpearMC to implement an automated testing solution that drastically lessened the burden on staff and improved defect identification. We will discuss how we implemented PeopleSoft Test Framework, where our Testing Grounds bolt-on fits into the equation, and how we are supporting their patching moving forward.


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Using PeopleSoft to Respond to Changes in HCM

Presented by Robbin Velayedam, Oracle

Abstract:
Over the past two years, organizations around the world have had to respond to many changes happening in the areas of Human Resources, Learning, Absence Management, and Payroll.  Attend this session to learn how PeopleSoft helps HCM customers navigate the new normal of remote working and the increased focus on employee wellness and creating a culture of inclusion and recognition.  You will also learn about roadmap items that address new employee expectations such as the need for flexible or on demand pay days, frequent check-ins for performance reviews, and tracking new ways employees are learning outside of their organization.


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Emerging Technologies like ML/AI for Scanning Unstructured data from Peoplesoft

Presented by Pratap Madgula, Director of Innovation and Implementation, OneLink and Finance Technology, Kaiser Permanente

Abstract:
An effective way to leverage emerging technologies to solve some common complex problems which are currently being done manually. A cool way to utilize ML/AI along with Natural Language processing to scan large volumes of text. The primary goal is to identify Keywords and frequency of keywords that relate to diseases using tokenization and Lemmatization models. Opensource Models like FuzzyWuzzy logic and Document Frequency Terms (DFT) were extensively used.
 
Our Business Operations at Kaiser captures long texts and unstructured data for each research subject (about 6000 to 10000 of them a year) that they work on. This unstructured data is captured in long text fields and sometimes runs into multiple pages for each subject. We created models to scan through volumes of texts, identify Keywords using python Spacy models, and have the models predict the area of and type of study.
 
Tools used: Python, SQL, Oracle Cloud Analytics, Oracle Cloud reporting, and Data Science services from Oracle


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Data Visualizations with Kibana and How Hays Benefitted From It

Presented by Meghendra Kumar Singh, Head of Back Office IT & Gaurav Rajput, Senior Technical Manager, Hays Business Solutions

Abstract:
Hays’ implementation of Kibana, journey, lessons learnt, best practices, and benefits.


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Build Your On-Premises to Cloud Business Case with No Charge Oracle Service for Custom ROI Analysis

Presented by Joe Fornadel, Oracle Corporation

Abstract:
Over the last three years Oracle has delivered over 2,500 ROI studies tailored to customers and prospects who are building their on-premises to cloud migration plan. The program’s leader and chief analyst will explain, with a real example, the evolution, approach, data, and processes used to craft colorful multi-page ROI reports that become an important component of any cloud business case presentation. Learn how every PeopleSoft customer can have this type of analysis completed at no charge for building the business case for any size and any type of on-premises to cloud migration project.


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Item Change Exception Notification Workbench

Presented by Danielle Moseley, Supply Chain Senior Analyst, AdventHealth

Abstract:
A customization that notifies end users with Data Integrity changes to the item master for items that are active on a Par, Order Sheet, and within the hospitals warehouse.


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Driving Efficiency into Selective Adoption (or how to stop PUM updates from feeling like a full upgrade)

Presented by William Cage, Executive Vice President & Saad Mohammed, Director – Functional Services, ERPA

Abstract:
PeopleSoft release 9.2 introduced a major change in the way that the system is kept up to date and extended with new functionality. The promise was greatly reduced effort and much more timely updates. Many organizations have not seen the benefits they expected. Mostly, this is driven from a view that PUM updates are mini upgrades, and the Selective Adoption message and process is not coming through. This webinar will focus on the full process of Selective Adoption (of which PUM updates are only a part) and provide strategies that will allow the update process to become more efficient through scheduling, planning, use of automated testing, and development strategies to minimize the impact of customizations. We will include thoughts around governance also. This should provide a strong structure to put in place that will drive down the effort involved in applying updates and will increase your internal users satisfaction with the system.


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Building a Comprehensive, Multi-Layer Security Strategy

Presented by Greg Wendt, Executive Director Security Solutions, Appsian Security

Abstract:
Today’s business environment presents a myriad of challenges for organizations looking to secure identity, protect sensitive data, and reduce risk from fraud. Between a combination of dynamic (remote) access requirements and complex business processes, it is clear that modern security strategies must simultaneously focus on the application, transaction, and data levels in order to be effective. But in a landscape of disparate solutions, detective controls, and static governance – how can you evolve and modernize your security strategy? What should you truly be focused on?

Join Greg Wendt, Oracle security expert and Executive Director of Security Solutions at Appsian as he breaks down today’s most pressing security challenges and provides best practices for organizations looking to ramp up their multi-layer security strategy – quickly and most effectively.

In this session, you will learn:
– How to identify and mitigate the most common responsibility conflicts that lead to SoD violations
– How to implement and enforce strong controls for data loss prevention in order to prevent overexposure and exfiltration
– How to implement security controls that help comply with IT security audits, SOX, GDPR, and other mandates


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PeopleSoft Testing Automation – Kaiser Permanente’s Automation Journey, Maturity, Reduced Project Timeline and Cost Saving

Presented by Sreekanth R Komatireddy & Rajinish Verma, Kaiser Permanente

Abstract:
In this session we will talk about
•Kaiser Permanente’s Testing Automation Journey – how it started and where it is now.
•How Kaiser Permanente utilizes Testing Automation during major upgrade projects and how Testing Automation brings in efficiencies by reducing Project Timelines and Cost.
•How Kaiser Permanente built an inhouse solution (Automation Portal) and how this tool helps Testing and Development teams to run Automated Testing Scripts for QA and Unit Testing.


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Tech

PeopleSoft Technology SIG Roundtable

Presented by Michelle Erkenswick, Jeremy Irrthum, Matt Frigo, Victor Frank, Lisa Mulder & Mark Hoernemann

Abstract:
Join us for a PeopleSoft Technology SIG Meeting and Roundtable Discussion. Learn more about the SIG and bring questions that we can help each other answer. Respond to some polls and let us know how the SIG can work for you!


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Moving PeopleSoft to Cloud is an opportunity to modernize. It is also a step towards future-state SaaS

Presented by Arvind Rajan, co-founder and CEO, Astute

Abstract:
Running PeopleSoft on-premise is challenging. Customers are bogged down with support and maintenance and are falling behind on patches and upgrades. Reduce support work by moving to the Cloud and put your effort where it really matters, in modernizing PeopleSoft, de-customizing, automating, and preparing for the next generation SaaS solution for your business. We will discuss how to develop your business case, how to plan a successful migration, how to execute with speed and accuracy, and how to effectively manage and support PeopleSoft on OCI using various automation tools.


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Payroll for North America Tax Setup, Calculations, and Troubleshooting (2022 edition)

Presented by Nicole Apostola, Payroll and Financial Systems Analyst, Princeton University

Abstract:
In 2019, Rick DeLaney presented a session to describe PeopleSoft’s ‘Tax Hierarchy’, table structure, and correct tax setup. This session is an updated version (including Paid Family and Medical Leave) and is recommended for both functional and technical users. Feel free to bring any specific questions about how PeopleSoft taxation works!


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Evolve Your Enterprise. A Conversation About On-Premises and Cloud Trends, Economics, and Choices

Presented by Rudy Lukez, Oracle Corporation

Abstract:
Like every company that uses on-premises ERP software, PeopleSoft customers are regularly contemplating their choices regarding their enterprise systems. Within a wide-ranging and comprehensive conversation derived from hundreds of customer discussions from across the world and a global 2021 research project from IDC, explore the trends, economics, considerations, choices, and other factors important to formulating the best short-term and long-term cloud strategies and plans for your enterprise while evolving your enterprise to the next generation of business applications and infrastructure.


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New Financial Program from Oracle Makes it Easier to Move to the Cloud

Presented by Rudy Lukez, Cloud Applications Global Product Marketing & Randy Coste, Oracle Corporation

Abstract:
Concerned about potentially high upfront costs associated with moving to the cloud? Wondering how to balance the expense of maintaining your current on-premises system while making the move? Oracle now has a solution. With Oracle’s Accelerate Cloud Transitions program you financially optimize cloud migration projects by shortening time to value and boosting ROI.

Use this flexible program to: Package implementation and SaaS subscription fees; Align with project deployment milestones; Simplify budget approval process; Preserve capital for other key business priorities. Attend to hear from experts on how this limited-time program transitions your cloud project partner costs into post go-live monthly or quarterly payments.


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