PeopleSoft Week

February 18 - February 20, 2020

How to Configure and Customize Your System
A Free, Virtual Event For PeopleSoft Users

PeopleSoft Week: How to Configure and Customize Your System

PeopleSoft has always enabled customers to tailor the system to meet their unique requirements. Traditional approaches to customization are expensive to create and maintain, and make it difficult to take delivered updates and new innovations. And yet, today, customers and end users expect a more personalized and productive experience than ever before.

PeopleSoft has introduced many ways to eliminate invasive customizations, configure the system to your needs, and allow your end users to personalize their experience. Using these capabilities, your system can take full advantage of delivered capabilities, be tailored to your unique requirements, provide the experience your end users expect, and position you to quickly adopt new features and innovations when they are delivered. Join us for PeopleSoft Week: How to Configure and Customize Your System in this week long educational opportunity.

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PeopleSoft Week Agenda:

Tuesday, February 18

11 am – 12 pm
PeopleSoft HCM Configuration Series: Activity Guide Composer

Presented by Jeremy Pelley & Andrew Giampetro
Oracle

Abstract:

Join us as we look unleashing the power of Activity Guides with Activity Guide Composer. Activity Guide composer is now a part of PeopleSoft enterprise components and is a tool that every PeopleSoft developer, administrator, and functional configuration specialist needs to know about. Activity guide composer puts the power of activity guides in a simple and intuitive user interface and breaks down the complexity behind activity guides. This webinar will look at where we have utilized activity guide composer and delivered out of the box capabilities but will also look at how you can utilize the tool to create your own guided process and deploy that guided process to your end users.

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12:30 pm – 1:30 pm
Managing Your Customizations in PeopleSoft

Presented by David Bain
Oracle

Abstract:

One of the best values PeopleSoft offers is the ease of making customizations to get the application to work the best for your business. But those customizations come at a cost. When applying maintenance you have to account for the changes. There are strategies you can take to minimize the cost of customizations. In this session we’ll look at what is available in the Lifecycle products to help you manage change.

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2:00 pm – 3:00 pm
Event Mapping and Drop Zones: Keys to Isolating Customizations

Presented by Matthew Haavisto
Oracle

Abstract:

Two of the most important features for isolating customizations in PeopleSoft are Event Mapping and Drop Zones. Event Mapping lets you inject custom code, while Drop Zones permit you to add fields and other elements to pages—all without impacting delivered code. We will also cover a new feature that lets you plug in custom code in App Engine programs without impact. Together these features allow you to retain your most important customizations while greatly streamlining uptake of new images and significantly reduce life cycle cost and effort.

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Wednesday, February 19

11:00 am – 12:00 pm
PeopleSoft: Are You Frozen in Time?

Presented by Michael Merrill & Jeff Hilliard
Elire, Inc.

Abstract:

Are you facing PUM updates but NOT fully realizing the benefits that you know you should be? Is how you use PeopleSoft frozen in time by perhaps 5 or even 10 years? Do you you look around at conferences and success stories and wonder, “how is it possible that so many others are taking advantage of more PeopleSoft functionality…what can we do better?” Do you have older customizations that you know could probably be removed? Do you wonder HOW you can improve your use of PeopleSoft, HOW you can improve the end user experience and improve the relationship between the functional users and IT, and HOW you can ensure your business processes are optimized so that upper management understands the value of PeopleSoft?

Elire will present paths to unlocking the maximum value of your PeopleSoft footprint including:

  • Categorization and removal of older customizations so you can move forward and apply PUM images with confidence.
  • Movement toward a world where your organization looks forward to the next PUM update rather than dreads it.
  • Use of the latest of features including Fluid, WorkCenters, Simplified Analytics, Pivot Grids, and Elasticsearch to fundamentally improve your user’s day to day interaction with PeopleSoft

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12:30 pm – 1:30 pm
Page and Field Configurator – Recent Updates and Advanced Capabilities

Presented by Joe Willever
Oracle

Abstract:

Organizations continue to implement PeopleSoft tools and frameworks like the Page and Field Configurator to reduce and isolate customizations. If you have not yet implemented the Page and Field Configurator attend this session for an overview on how to quickly implement the tool.

We will also review recent updates to the tool including configuration of secondary pages and new options to streamline user and role-based criteria. We will explore some of the more advanced capabilities including options to apply multiple configuration sequences additively and other functionality to mask sensitive data. We’ll conclude with an open Q&A session and an advanced look at other features on the roadmap to better understand Oracle’s continuing investment in the feature.

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2:00 pm – 3:00 pm
Utilizing Related Content to Convert Customizations to Configurations in a PUM Application Update

Presented by Bennett Walker
Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center

Abstract:

BIDMC utilized the Related Content Framework and the Page & Field Configurator to eliminate customizations to delivered PeopleCode events and pages during our most recent HCM patching project for PeopleTools 8.55 to 8.56 and PUM Image 16 to Image 26. We were able to convert ten separate customizations to delivered objects into delivered configurations, which removes them from future compare reports and retrofits. These tools will be used for every future PUM Image application to provide continuous reduction of customization impact, with the end goal being elimination of custom code on delivered objects.

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3:30 pm – 4:30 pm
Maintain Strict Data Security in a Mobile PeopleSoft Environment

Presented by Greg Wendt
Appsian

Abstract:

Expanding access to PeopleSoft and enabling mobility is a common strategy for boosting user engagement. However, the expanded threat surface that also comes with a mobile environment can create challenges for balancing productivity and security. To mitigate these risks, it’s essential that organizations understand vulnerable areas of PeopleSoft, how to strengthen authentication, limit the unnecessary exposure of data, and gain deeper insights into data access information.

Join us as we discuss the most common use cases that lead to data breaches and the strategies that organizations are using to strengthen data security.
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Thursday, February 20

2:00 pm – 3:00 pm
Automating PeopleSoft PUM Updates, Tools Patching, Testing and System Administration

Presented by Tom Tretter & Randy Johnson
SpearMC

Abstract:

Learn about how successful PeopleSoft HCM and FSCM customers have implemented PTF and Testing-as-a-Service. Case Studies will draw upon benefits realized for customers to save time and money moving to an automated testing service. Your presenters from SpearMC will explain the value of saving time for functional SMEs by replacing routine, manual testing with automated scripts. We will also discuss how to easily migrate automated test cases across environments and our success with Oracle Cloud Infrastructure (OCI). Use case will be presented to evaluate test results and PI reports to make informed decisions and stay current. SpearMC’s Testing as a Service (TAAS) solution enables PeopleSoft Enterprise customers to focus on our core business, while reducing internal testing support efforts.

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3:30 pm – 4:30 pm
Selecting Your Way to the Future: King County’s Integrated Release Set and Customization Management

Presented by Hannah Gacey & Mike Betschart
King County

Abstract:

In 2015 King County adopted a Release Set delivery strategy to align HCM system updates with PeopleSoft Update Manager Image releases. This strategy has been refined over the years to keep King County current with the latest Images available and give users access to the latest features and functionality. Adopting a continuous release cycle comes at a cost with repetitive analysis, testing and implementation. We will discuss the King County approach to Images, highlighting how King County is creating a culture of innovation from analysis and actively managing customizations by integrated Event Mapping to using testing automation to implementing Release Sets every 6-8 weeks.

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How to participate

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See the sessions offered during the Cloud Webinar Series and pick which ones you want to attend.

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Use the links provided to register for each session you would like to attend.

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You will be emailed calendar invites after you register for each session. Simply click the links in the invites or use the live links on our site to join.

Test your setup

All tools used as part of the Cloud Webinar series are designed to work with both PC and Macintosh computers with an Internet connection. Sessions will take place on the GoToWebinar platform.

Need to join webinars while on the go? Use the GoToWebinar mobile apps to join webinars from anywhere using your iOS, Android and Windows devices.

Headphones or speakers are recommended to hear the live session audio.

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