During Quest Forum Digital Event: PeopleSoft Week, Matthew Haavisto, Director of Product Management for PeopleTools, shared an overview of the latest PeopleSoft analytics features – including Kibana and personalized notifications.
Overview of Kibana
Kibana is a visualization/analytic tool for Elasticsearch data. Kibana is available externally, but the PeopleSoft-delivered version includes security plug-ins that support integration. This preferred route is installed via DPK and provides rich visualization options. Users benefit from great reporting and analytic power at basically no cost and with easy deployment.
When to Use Kibana
Kibana is the preferred tool if your needs involve:
- A large visualization library
- Tracking object changes over time
- Handling large volumes of data
- High performance & speed
- No impact on PSFT online performance
Pivot Grids can be used in place of Kibana for:
- Situations that are contextual to transaction
- Thresholds & notifications
- Real-time data
- Related actions
- Simplified analytics
Both Kibana and Pivot Grids work great when:
- Embedded in dashboards & related content
- Adhering to PSFT security
- Minimizing incremental cost
The newest release of Kibana is in PeopleSoft 8.58. This version helps users discover application data in Elasticsearch, see relationships between data, perform indexing and analytics on application data, analyze unstructured data, and relate PeopleSoft data with data from external sources.
Overall, Kibana delivers great power and performance, constant enhancement, and easy deployment.
Overview of Personalized Analytic Notifications
Personalized analytic notifications are email, text, or push alerts that let users know when certain pre-set conditions are met. Users define thresholds and let the system monitor issues.
These notifications capture and enforce important business rules. They are easy to set up for both administrators and end users, and they use existing analytic frameworks. Users don’t need to be logged into PeopleSoft to be notified.
When setting thresholds, admins can select ranges or distinct values.
The latest analytic notification enhancements allow users to select individual data point levels, visualize dual y-axis charts, set system-wide notifications with personalization enabled, and choose a list of users to be subscribed or leave open for all.
In addition to Kibana and personalized analytic notifications, PeopleSoft developers are working on real-time indexing, which would result in real-time search and analytics, server monitoring and process of notifications, and reduced dependency on incremental indexing jobs.
Other analytics features include:
- Data masking in query
- Created in support of GDPR
- Uses the Application Data Privacy Framework to mask Query results
- BH Published support for Excel templates
- Supports the use of Excel layout templates in PS BI Publisher reporting tool
- New timeline object in PS charting
- Gives applications a way to visualize process in chronological order
- Pivot Grid Export, Sequencing and Sorting
- Export filtered data only
- Defines sequence of values displayed in chart
- Sorts facet categories
To learn more, check out the Quest Forum Digital Event presentation and additional resources below.
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