PeopleSoft FSCM Update Image 34 was recently released, and it contains a long list of helpful new features. Some of the highlights from the new Image update include:
- Use Chatbot for Requester Inquiries
- FSCM Uptake of PeopleTools 8.57 Fluid Features: Drop Zones and Grids
- Reviewing Supplier Evaluation Results
- Fluid Time Reports
- Fluid Approvals for Mass Transaction Manager
- Posting Projected Balances
- Modify Project Team End Dates
- Delete Obsolete Spreadsheet Import Templates
- Additional Features
PeopleSoft FSCM Update Image 34 Highlights
Use Chatbot for Requester Inquiries
The Requester Inquiry skilled chatbot assists eProcurement users when searching for the status of a requisition or purchase order based on the item information. The chatbot uses the Oracle Digital Assistant platform.
Select the Requestor Bot til to begin an interaction to find the status of a requisition created for a pair of women’s gloves.
Use the message box to enter search text. As you proceed, you may need to be more specific by entering a partial or complete item description or item ID.
In the example below, the bot displays results that match the search text.
Use the right arrow to display more results if needed. Select an item to view all requisitions that include that item. A list of requisitions that include the item is displayed. The “More Requests” button appears if there are more than five requisitions for that item. Scroll through the list until you see the desired requisition.
Select the “More Details” link to view the requisition details. The bot displays the details of the selected requisition. That status of the requisition is “PO Created,” and two purchase order schedules have been created in the “Approved” status.
FSCM Uptake of PeopleTools 8.57 Fluid Features: Drop Zones and Grids
PeopleSoft FSCM Update Image 34 continues to build on PeopleTools features delivered in PeopleTools 8.57, including:
- Drop Zones
- Personalized Grids
Drop Zones enable you to add editable or display-only transaction fields to existing PeopleSoft Fluid pages – eliminating the need to customize delivered objects. Use the Configure Drop Zones page and search for the component ID. FSCM Application Fundamentals documentation lists the enabled components for Drop Zones. All page IDs that are Drop Zone-enabled for that component are listed.
For Fluid grids, use the “Download to Excel All” button to load grid data into an Excel spreadsheet. Use the “Find All” button to search for data in any available grid column. Use the “Sort All” button to sort on column headers.
Reviewing Supplier Evaluation Results
The Supplier Evaluation feature enhancement in FSCM Update Image 34 allows evaluation owners to share evaluation results with evaluation reviewers. The “Send for Review” option is available on the Manage and Post Results page for the released and posted evaluations.
For released evaluations, this option is available only if the evaluation score is not adjusted and all evaluation questions have at least one scored response. For posted evaluations, this option allows you to view the supplier evaluation results, even if you don’t have access to the scorecarding analytics or the Manage Evaluations components.
You can send evaluation results to multiple reviewers at the same time. The email notification contains a link to the View Evaluations Details page. If you don’t have access to the view the evaluation details, an authorization error is displayed when you select the link. You must be an evaluation reviewer or have another role with permission EPSC7000 to access the View Evaluation Details page.
Fluid Time Reports
PeopleSoft Expenses in FSCM Update Image 34 enhances the Time Entry feature to use the Fluid user interface.
Users can use the Fluid Time Entry user interface to submit project and personal time. Use the Time Entry page to add, modify, or view project hours and personal hours for a time report. By default, the Time Entry page displays the current time period. Use the left or right arrow buttons to switch to different time periods.
You can add projects and personal time codes using the Project/Personal Time field. To add a new row, select the plus button. Use the “View Entry” icon to select recent projects. You can also remove one or more rows by using the “Update Selected Rows” button. Copy from a previous timesheet with the “Copy” button. View previously entered timesheets using the “View History” button, and send your time entry for approval using the “Submit” button.
PeopleSoft Fluid pages are designed for all types of devices. The image below shows an example of how the Employee Self Service page appears on a smartphone.
When you access Time Entry pages on your cell phone, the system detects the device you’re using and renders the pages appropriately.
Fluid Approvals for Mass Transaction Manager
With PeopleSoft FSCM Update Image 34, Asset Management delivers Fluid Approvals for mass transaction manager using the Enterprise Component Fluid Approvals framework. The Asset Mass Transaction Approval Header Detail page allows you to view asset mass transactions, interface lines summary, and line detail information, such as originator name, transaction type, and affected interface table. You can also approve or deny a mass transaction from this page.
Select a row in the line details grid to access the Approval Line Detail page. Use this page to view asset and interface line details, such as asset ID, asset type, interface ID, and total cost.
Posting Projected Balances
The Projected Balance feature in FSCM Update Image 34 checks the effect of a particular journal line against the relevant ledger balance. Previously, you could see the projected balance for only one journal line at a time for the same chartfield combination. Projected balance now displays all journal lines that have the same chartfield combination and shows the impact to the ledger balance.
The projected balance is calculated based on the current balance and the amount entered in the journal lines.
Modify Project Team End Dates
In PeopleSoft FSCM Update Image 34, PeopleSoft enhanced the Modify End Dates page to include project team end dates, which provides a more comprehensive process to update end dates associated with a project.
Delete Obsolete Spreadsheet Import Templates
The Import Data via Spreadsheet component allows you to enter asset transaction data offline by using a spreadsheet application and then importing the transaction data into Asset Management tables.
With PeopleSoft FSCM Update Image 34, Asset Management allows you to delete outdated or unused spreadsheet import templates. Click the new “Delete Template” button to delete the spreadsheet template and corresponding template CSV file from the file repository system.
Some additional features included in PeopleSoft FSCM Update Image 34 include:
- Extend Financial Gateway Security
- Use the Requisition Loader to replenish par locations
- Support REST APIs for Adobe Signatures
- Display commitment control dates on Award Profiles
To learn more about PeopleSoft FSCM Update Image 34, check out the video below.
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