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

Fluid Job Data

Ongoing | Led by Julie Alonso

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Area of focus

Understanding enhancements and requirements to improve Job Data

Customer profile

Customers need to be on HCM 9.2 and looking to implement Fluid Job Data (within next 6 months)

Participant Profile

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

Commitment level

Calls are usually once a month for one (1) hour
Must make every effort to attend monthly calls

Current status

Open

Contact for participation

Julie Alonso
[email protected]


PeopleSoft PICASO Digital Assistant

Ongoing | Led by Robbin Velayedam & Arun Srinivasan

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Area of focus

A workgroup for PeopleSoft customers that either have already implemented chatbots or are planning to do so in 2021. We will discuss the art of the possible, configurations, and best practices.

Customer profile

Must be on 9.2
Must be on PeopleTools 8.57.07 or higher

Participant Profile

HR IT Specialist
HR Business Analyst
HR Generalist

Commitment level

60 min web conference call every other month
Must make every effort to attend each call or send a delegate

Current status

Beginning July 2021

Contact for participation

Robbin Velayedam
[email protected]
Arun Srinivasan
[email protected]


Accessibility in PeopleSoft HCM

Ongoing | Led by Robbin Velayedam

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Area of focus

A focus group to discuss Accessibility issues and compliance with Accessibility guidelines in the PeopleSoft HCM application.

Customer profile

Must be on 9.2
Must have deployed Fluid

Participant Profile

HR IT Specialist
HR Business Analyst
HR Generalist
Compliance Officer
Accessibility Officer

Commitment level

60 min web conference call quarterly
Must make every effort to attend each call or send a delegate

Current status

Beginning May 2021

Contact for participation

Robbin Velayedam
[email protected]


Remote Worker

Ongoing | Led by Tammy Boyles

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Area of focus

A small product specific focus group to provide feedback on new enhancements and roadmap items for the current TeleWorker capabilities in Core HR. Focus Group will also assist in developing a prioritized list of features, requirements and designs.

Customer profile

Must be on 9.2

Participant Profile

HR IT Specialist
HR Business Analyst
HR Generalist

Commitment level

60 min conference call scheduled 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]


PeopleSoft Chatbots – Partners

Hiatus | Led by Robbin Velayedam

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Area of focus

Partners only focus group, to address PeopleSoft chatbot framework and features, enhancements and roadmap.
PeopleSoft Chatbots are developed across products and pillars and uses a variety of tools for integration with the chatbot technology platform. This group will assist in developing prioritized list of chatbot features, address bot service enhancements and review long term strategies
Participation is limited at this time.

Customer profile

Partners interested in implementing or in process of implementing PeopleSoft chatbots for customers.

Commitment level

60 min conference call scheduled as needed.
Must make every effort to attend each call or send a delegate

Current status

Open

Contact for participation

Robbin Velayedam
[email protected]


PeopleSoft Health and Safety

Ongoing | Led by Julie Alonso

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Area of focus

Product specific focus group to address enhancements and new functionality to the Health and Safety module. Note: Health and Safety module is part of Human Resources and module is used to track details on employee’s illness or injury, preventive and correction action need, immunization results, legislative reporting (ex. OSHA) plus much more.

Customer profile

Prefer customers to be on HCM 9.2 and using Fluid Self Service

Participant Profile

PeopleSoft Human Resource knowledge (health and safety reporting experience a plus)

Commitment level

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

Current status

Open

Contact for participation

Julie Alonso
[email protected]


PeopleSoft HCM Chatbot – Customers

Hiatus | Led by Robbin Velayedam

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Area of focus

Strategic Focus Group to address enhancements, new features and roadmap for PeopleSoft HCM Chatbots;
Chatbot integration framework (CIF) updates and enhancements
Chatbots designed across products
Plan and review roadmap

Customer profile

Customers interested in implementing or in process of implementing PeopleSoft chatbots.

Participant Profile

Chatbots elementary knowledge
Business Analysts, Project Managers/leads, Functional PeopleSoft HCM SME’s

Commitment level

60 mins conference call as needed.
Calls occasionally followed or preceded by surveys.
Must make every effort to attend each call or send a delegate.
Must actively participate in discussions and provide feedback.

Current status

Open

Contact for participation

Robbin Velayedam
[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

Ongoing | 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

Ongoing | 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

Ongoing| 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

Monthly call on the second Thursday of each month (some months may differ due to schedule conflict)

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

Ongoing | 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 Anne Leung

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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

Customers should be on Release 9.2, using Fluid, and adopting Tax Updates regularly.

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

Anne Leung
[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]



Performance Management

Ongoing | 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

Ongoing | 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

Calls as needed (usually 1 hour every other month)
May be required to complete homework assignments prior to the call.

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

Ongoing | Led by Greg Kelly

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Area of focus

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

Customer profile

Customers should be on Release 9.2 and supported Tools Release.

Participant profile

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

Commitment level

Calls as needed (usually 1 hour every other month)
May be required to complete homework assignments prior to the call.

Current status

Open

Contact for participation

Greg Kelly
[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]



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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