PeopleSoft Human Capital Management Focus Groups

Help determine the roadmap for your PeopleSoft Human Capital Management product

These PeopleSoft HCM focus groups give you the opportunity to meet with PeopleSoft Development and Strategy leads and other users to shape the future of features within PeopleSoft HCM. Get more information about active focus groups below and contact the focus group leader to get started!

Active focus groups

PeopleSoft HCM Chatbot

Ongoing | Led by Samidha Rege

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Area of focus

Work with customers to: address PeopleSoft chat bot requirements/enhancements; define and scope deliverables;
plan and review roadmap.

Customer profile

Customers interested in or planning to uptake PeopleSoft chat bot features,
Required to be on 9.2 or in process of upgrading to 9.2,
Required to be on Tools 8.57 or higher

Participant profile

Individual participants should have basic understanding of chatbot technology, and, have clear insight into their organizational strategy to adopt chat bot.

Commitment level

Monthly 90 mins call occasionally followed or preceded by surveys.
Must make every effort to attend each call or send a delegate.

Current status

Open

Contact for participation

Samidha Rege
[email protected]


Human Resources

Ongoing | Led by Julie Alonso

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Area of focus

Product specific focus group to address enhancements, new functionality, and roadmap;
Self Service
HR Analytics
Job and Personal Data

Customer profile

Prefer customers to be on HCM 9.2

Participant profile

PeopleSoft Human Resource knowledge, (HR Specialist, Business Analyst…)

Commitment level

Calls as needed (usually 1hr/month).
Must make every effort to attend each call or send a delegate;
Must participate in the discussions and surveys by providing feedback

Current status

Open

Contact for participation

Julie Alonso
[email protected]


HR Helpdesk

Ongoing | Led by Sharmaji Kesavamoorthy

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Area of focus

Product specific focus group to address enhancements and new functionality;
Knowledge Management Enhancements;
Case Creation Enhancements;
Enhance and convert Employee 360 to Fluid;
Self-Service Integration with PeopleSoft Chat

Customer profile

Required to be on 9.2 or in the process of upgrading to 9.2 by end of 2016;
Preferably global in nature with a shared services model for HR Service delivery;
Non-financial sector is preferred

Participant profile

Call Center Manager;
HR Service Delivery Manager;
Employer Relations Specialist

Commitment level

90 minute conference call every two weeks at our peak;
Survey and “homework” as needed that could require about 30 min in advance or after a call;
Must make every effort to attend each call or send a delegate

Current status

Open

Contact for participation

Sharmaji Kesavamoorthy
[email protected]


US Federal HR – Customers

Ongoing | Led by Venkatesh Kotikalapudi

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Area of focus

Industry specific focus group to address enhancements and new functionality;
Core features that impact US Federal;
Federal specific functionality;
OPM compliance and Regs/Legs

Customer profile

Required to be at least on 9.1 and using the PAR processing functionality in production

Participant profile

HR Specialist

Commitment level

60 – 90 minute conference call scheduled as needed;
At least 2 weeks notice will be provided;
Must make every effort to attend each call or send a delegate

Current status

Open

Contact for participation

Venkatesh Kotikalapudi
[email protected]


US Federal HR – Partners

March 2017 – TBD | Led by Venkatesh Kotikalapudi

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Area of focus

Partner focus group;
Core features that impact US Federal;
Federal specific functionality;
OPM compliance and Regs/Legs

Customer profile

US Federal HR partners, system integrators only

Participant profile

Project Managers, Business Analysts, Functional SMEs servicing US Federal Agencies on Federal HR business requirements and implementing PeopleSoft HCM

Commitment level

90 minute conference call scheduled as needed;
Monthly call

Current status

Open

Contact for participation

Venkatesh Kotikalapudi
[email protected]


Analytics and Visualizations

Fall 2019 | Led by Tammy Boyles

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Area of focus

Strategic Focus Group to address enhancements, new functionality and roadmap for PeopleSoft HCM Analytics and Visualizations. Analytics and visualizations may encompass a variety of tools and cross many different products and a variety of user types. These may include query, pivot grids, simplified analytics and Kibana. This group will assist in developing prioritized list of features, developing requirements and designs for the features.

Customer profile

Required to be on 9.2 or in the process of upgrading to 9.2 within the next 6 months
Required to be on a minimum of 8.57 or moving to 8.57 within the next 6 months
Familiarity with PeopleTools Pivot Grids; willingness to learn Kibana (https://www.elastic.co)
Customers that have an end-user community with an interest for self-service analytics and visualizations

Participant profile

HR IT Specialist
HR Business Analyst
HR Generalist

Commitment level

60 minute conference call as needed
Survey and “homework” as needed that could require about 30 min in advance or after a call;
Must make every effort to attend each call or send a delegate

Current status

Open

Contact for participation

Tammy Boyles
[email protected]


Onboarding/Offboarding

Oct 2015 – TBD | Led by Jeremy Pelley

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Area of focus

Understanding enhancements and needs for PeopleSoft onboarding and off-boarding as well as looking at future requirements for pre-boarding.

Customer profile

None specified

Participant profile

None specified

Commitment level

Calls as needed (usually 1 hr/month);
Complete homework assignments (1 hr/month)

Current status

Open

Contact for participation

Jeremy Pelley
[email protected]


Recruiting Solutions

Ongoing | Led by Tammy Boyles

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Area of focus

Product specific focus group to address enhancements, new functionality, and roadmap;
TAM enhancements;
Analytics/reports;
FCG enhancements;
Screening enhancements

Customer profile

Prefer customers to be on 9.2 or in the process of upgrading to 9.2 within the next 6 months.

Participant profile

HR Generalist;
Recruiting Administrator;
HR Specialist

Commitment level

60-90 minute calls scheduled as needed;
Must make every effort to attend each call or send a delegate;
Must participate in the discussions and surveys by providing feedback

Current status

Open

Contact for participation

Tammy Boyles
[email protected]


Enterprise Learning Management

Ongoing | Led by Jeremy Pelley

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Area of focus

Product specific focus group to address enhancements and new functionality;
Fludization of Manager and Administrative functions;
SCORM and AICC Content related issues;
ELM/HCM Integration issues;
Feedback on Roadmap enhancements;
QA/Knowledge Share across participants

Customer profile

Prefer customers to be on 9.2

Participant profile

ELM Administrator or Learning Specialist;
ELM Systems Administrator

Commitment level

Schedule is monthly usually the first Thursday of the month

Current status

Open

Contact for participation

Jeremy Pelley
[email protected]


Time and Labor

Ongoing | Led by Lisa Chow

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Area of focus

Product specific focus group to address enhancements and new functionality in Time and Labor;
Fluid and enhanced user experience for time reporters, managers and administrators;

Customer profile

Required to be on 9.2 or in the process of upgrading to 9.2 by the end of 2019;
Required to have Time and Labor implemented

Participant profile

Time Administrator;
Knowledge of the Time Reporting process;
Knowledge of Time Entry requirements

Commitment level

60-90 minute calls scheduled as needed;
Must make every effort to attend each call or send a delegate;
Must participate in the discussions and provide feedback on calls, through surveys, and emails;

Current status

Open

Contact for participation

Lisa Chow
[email protected]


Compensation

February 2018 – TBD | Led by Lisa Chow

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Area of focus

Working with customers on improvements in the Compensation area, which includes Base Compensation as well as eCompensation Manager Desktop;
Working with customers on developing the roadmap and requirements for enhancements and new functionality;

Customer profile

Prefer that customers be on 9.2 or upgrading to 9.2 by the end of 2019

Participant profile

HR Manager/Analyst;
Compensation Manager/Analyst

Commitment level

60-90 minute calls scheduled as needed;
Must make every effort to attend each call or send a delegate;
Must participate in the discussions and provide feedback on calls, through surveys, and emails;

Current status

Open

Contact for participation

Lisa Chow
[email protected]


Payroll for North America

Ongoing | Led by Richard Delaney

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Area of focus

Working with customers to develop a prioritized list of features to develop;
Once the list of features is established will work on developing requirements and designs for the features

Customer profile

Required to be on 9.2 or in the process of upgrading to 9.2 by the end of 2017

Participant profile

Payroll Manager;
Payroll Director;
Payroll Administrator

Commitment level

60-90 minute calls scheduled as needed to discuss list of features, requirements and designs;
Must make every effort to attend each call or send a delegate;
Survey and “homework” as needed that could require about 30 min in advance or after a call

Current status

Open

Contact for participation

Richard Delaney
[email protected]


Benefits

Ongoing | Led by Tammy Boyles

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Area of focus

Working with customers to develop a prioritized list of features to develop;
Currently working on design of Fluid Benefits Confirmation and Enrollment;
Addition of Trust to Fluid Dependent Beneficiary pages is on roadmap;

Does not include ACA

Customer profile

Required to be on 9.2 or in the process of upgrading to 9.2 within the next 6 months.

Participant profile

Benefits Manager;
Benefits Director;
Benefits Administrator;
HR Specialist

Commitment level

60-90 minute calls scheduled as needed to discuss list of features, requirements and designs;
Must make every effort to attend each call or send a delegate;
Must participate in the discussions and surveys by providing feedback

Current status

Open

Contact for participation

Tammy Boyles
[email protected]


Absence Management

Ongoing | Led by Lisa Chow

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Area of focus

Product specific focus group to address enhancements and new functionality in Absence Management;
Working with customers on developing the roadmap and requirements for enhancements and new functionality;

Customer profile

Customers in recent releases, preferably on recent releases or upgrading to 9.2;
Customers using Absence Management standalone;
Customers using Absence Management with Payroll for North America, Time and Labor, or Global Payroll;
Customers using Absence Management with a Third Party Payroll Systems and/or Third Party Payroll Provider;

Participant profile

Absence Administrator;
Timekeeper;
Absence Clerks;
Absence Rules Developers;

Commitment level

90 minute calls scheduled as-needed;
Must make every effort to attend each call or send a delegate;
Must participate in the discussions and provide feedback on calls, through surveys, and emails;

Current status

Open

Contact for participation

Lisa Chow
[email protected]


Global Payroll

Ongoing | Led by Paul Smit

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Area of focus

Working on top initiatives/requirements from customers;
Working with customers that need Core functionality to deploy multi-country implementations;
We have dedicated working sessions (1:1s) with customers to review their wishlist, to review their functionality, customizations, deep dives

Customer profile

Customers in recent releases, preferably on recent releases or upgrading to 9.2;
Customers using Global Payroll and Absence Management

Participant profile

Payroll Administrators;
Payroll Clerks;
Payroll Rules Developers

Commitment level

60-90 minute calls scheduled as needed;
Meetings will be set early morning Pacific Time for customers in North America, EMEA, and LATAM Regions, and late evenings Pacific Time for customers in the JAPAC region

Current status

Open

Contact for participation

Paul Smit
[email protected]


Performance Management

November 2015 – TBD | Led by Jeremy Pelley

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Area of focus

Product specific focus group to address enhancements and new functionality;
Discuss new ways of doing performance management and what enhancements are needed in the ePerformance system to enable changing paradigms on performance;
Modernization of ePerformance system;

Customer profile

Must be on 9.2

Participant profile

Performance Administrators;
Upon request we will need participation of managers or users who can share the perspective of managers and end users (employees)

Commitment level

60 minute call (every other month);
Meetings will be set early morning Pacific Time for customers in North America, EMEA, and LATAM Regions, and late evenings Pacific Time for customers in the JAPAC region

Current status

Open

Contact for participation

Jeremy Pelley
[email protected]


Profile Management

November 2015 – TBD | Led by Jeremy Pelley

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Area of focus

Work on enhancements to profile management and the increase use of profile management within the HCM and HCM Talent management landscape;
Work with ePerformance and employee snapshot focus groups to enhance visibility and use of profiles in those areas;

Customer profile

Use of Profile Management

Participant profile

None specified

Commitment level

60 minute call (every other month)
Meetings will be set early morning Pacific Time for customers in North America, EMEA, and LATAM Regions, and late evenings Pacific Time for customers in the JAPAC region.

Current status

Open

Contact for participation

Jeremy Pelley
[email protected]


Employee Snapshot

Ongoing | Led by Jeremy Pelley

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Area of focus

Look at and work on enhancements that are desired to make employee snapshot a useful tool within the enterprise;
Determine new use cases and data needs for employee snapshot;

Customer profile

On current release 9.2;
Prefer to utilize at least one talent management piece of PeopleSoft

Participant profile

None specified

Commitment level

Every 2 months for 1 hour

Current status

Open

Contact for participation

Jeremy Pelley
[email protected]


Position Management

Ongoing | Led by Jeremy Pelley

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Area of focus

Enhancements to Position Management

Customer profile

On 9.2;
Using Position MGMT

Participant profile

None specified

Commitment level

60 minute call (every month);
Meetings will be set early morning Pacific Time

Current status

Open

Contact for participation

Jeremy Pelley
[email protected]


Approvals and Delegations

Ongoing | Led by Lulu Hernandez

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Area of focus

This is a new focus group to enhance our Approvals and Delegations Modules across PeopleSoft HCM

Customer profile

Customers in recent releases, preferably on recent releases or upgrading to 9.2;
Customers that use Delegations and that have recently customized our develop their own Delegations module;
Customers that have uptaked the Mobile Approvals App either using MAP or the New Fluid Page Composer

Participant profile

Managers who delegate Authority for several functions such as Absence, Time, Learning, Recruiting, HR Functions, etc
Approvers;
Those who need to approve Absences, Expenses, Promotions, Salary Ad Hoc Changes;
NOTE: Time Keepers and Time Approvers may have separate sessions to discuss approvals with the Time and Labor Focus Group

Commitment level

90 minute call (once or twice per month);
Meetings will be set early morning Pacific Time for customers in North America, EMEA, and LATAM Regions, and late evenings Pacific Time for customers in the JAPAC region

Current status

Open

Contact for participation

Lulu Hernandez
[email protected]


PeopleTools Testing Framework PTF

TBD | Led by Rick Delaney

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Area of focus

This is a new focus group to enhance our PeopleTools Testing Framework

Customer profile

Customers in recent releases, preferably on recent releases or upgrading to 9.2

Participant profile

QA;
Testers;
Developers interested on using PTAF to automate Unit testing

Commitment level

Calls as needed (usually 1 hour per month);
May be required to complete homework assignments prior to the call depending on the content that will be discussed

Current status

Open

Contact for participation

Rick Delaney
[email protected]


GP UK SIG

Ongoing | Led by Paul Smit

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Area of focus

This is a Special Interest Group meeting focused on the Legislative Updates and Roadmap for the UK Payroll

Customer profile

Customers and Partners engaged with Global Payroll for the UK

Participant profile

Payroll Administrators;
Payroll Managers;
HR/Payroll IT

Commitment level

30-45 minutes call every month

Current status

Open

Contact for participation

Paul Smit
[email protected]


GP France SIG

Ongoing | Led by Paul Smit

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Area of focus

This is a Special Interest Group meeting focused on the Legislative Updates and Roadmap for the French Payroll

Customer profile

Customers and Partners engaged with Global Payroll for France

Participant profile

Payroll Administrators;
Payroll Managers;
HR/Payroll IT

Commitment level

60-90 minutes call every quarter

Current status

Open

Contact for participation

Paul Smit
[email protected]


GP Spain SIG

Ongoing | Led by Paul Smit

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Area of focus

This is a Special Interest Group meeting focused on the Legislative Updates and Roadmap for the Spanish Payroll

Customer profile

Customers and Partners engaged with Global Payroll for Spain

Participant profile

Payroll Administrators;
Payroll Managers;
HR/Payroll IT

Commitment level

60-90 minutes call every quarter

Current status

Open

Contact for participation

Paul Smit
[email protected]


GP Switzerland SIG

Ongoing | Led by Paul Smit

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Area of focus

This is a Special Interest Group meeting focused on the Legislative Updates and Roadmap for the Swiss Payroll

Customer profile

Customers and Partners engaged with Global Payroll for Switzerland

Participant profile

Payroll Administrators;
Payroll Managers;
HR/Payroll IT

Commitment level

60-90 minutes call twice a year

Current status

Open

Contact for participation

Paul Smit
[email protected]


GP Australia SIG

Ongoing | Led by Srilakshmi Ramachandra

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Area of focus

This is a Special Interest Group meeting focused on the Legislative Updates and Roadmap for the Australian Payroll, in particular “Single Touch Payroll”

Customer profile

Customers and Partners engaged with Global Payroll for Australia

Participant profile

Payroll Administrators;
Payroll Managers;
HR/Payroll IT

Commitment level

30-60 minutes call every month

Current status

Open

Contact for participation

Srilakshmi Ramachandra
[email protected]


GP New Zealand SIG

Ongoing | Led by Srilakshmi Ramachandra

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Area of focus

This is a Special Interest Group meeting focused on the Legislative Updates and Roadmap for the Australian Payroll, in particular “Pay Day Reporting”

Customer profile

Customers and Partners engaged with Global Payroll for New Zealand

Participant profile

Payroll Administrators;
Payroll Managers;
HR/Payroll IT

Commitment level

30-60 minutes call every other month

Current status

Open

Contact for participation

Srilakshmi Ramachandra
[email protected]


Chatbot Absence Management

Ongoing | Led by Samidha Rege

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Area of focus

Work with Absence Management customers to identify chatbot requirements, defining and scoping deliverables and planning roadmap.

Customer profile

Customers having implemented or in process of implementing Absence Management.
Required to be on 9.2 or in process of upgrading to 9.2
Required to be on Tools 8.55 or higher

Participant profile

Individual participants should be well versed with Absence Management rules and/or Chatbot technology

Commitment level

Monthly 60 mins call occasionally followed or preceded by surveys.
Must make every effort to attend each call or send a delegate.

Current status

Open

Contact for participation

Samidha Rege
[email protected]


GP Mex and Arg SIG

Ongoing | Led by Lulu Hernandez

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Area of focus

This is a Special Interest Group meeting focused on the Legislative Updates and Roadmap for the Argentinean and Mexican Global Payroll

Customer profile

Customers and Partners engaged with Global Payroll for Argentina and Mexico

Participant profile

Payroll Administrators;
Payroll Managers;
HR/Payroll IT

Commitment level

45-60 minutes call every month

Current status

Open

Contact for participation

Maro de Lara
[email protected]


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