Oracle has announced that PeopleSoft Human Capital Management 9.2 as well as PeopleSoft Financials 9.2 and Supply Chain Management 9.2 will be generally available Friday, March 22.
With this new release, Oracle demonstrates its commitment to continue to invest in PeopleSoft by including more than 1,000 new features, functions, and enhancements in PeopleSoft 9.2. PeopleSoft 9.2 delivers an innovative new user experience, expanded product functionality, while helping to reduce total cost of ownership. As with PeopleSoft 9.1, Oracle plans to continue to deliver new capabilities on top of PeopleSoft 9.2 via Feature Packs. PeopleSoft 9.2 also leverages important new technology capabilities delivered in PeopleTools 8.53.
With the delivery of PeopleSoft 9.2, Oracle will simultaneously provide upgrade scripts as well as the multi-language version of this release, a first for PeopleSoft applications. This enables PeopleSoft customers around the world to immediately begin implementing PeopleSoft 9.2 and reap its benefits sooner.
A number of customers and partners have been working with Oracle as early adopters of PeopleSoft 9.2 and have already started their implementation and upgrade projects. Some of these customers include: AARP, Caterpillar Inc., Daimler, Franklin Templeton Investments, Washington University in St. Louis, Westfield, and Verizon. Partners working with Oracle include: Accenture LLC, BTR Group, Cardinal Point Solutions, Cognizant, CSC, Deloitte Consulting, Ellire, GreyHeller, Huron Consulting Group, Infosys, KPMG, MIPRO, Newbury Consulting Group, PwC, Regents Consulting LLC, SmartERP Solutions, Succeed Consultancy LLC, Wipro, and Zanett.
De-risking upgrading to PeopleSoft 9.2
One of the most important innovation for HCM Partners is PeopleSoft Update Manager. Designed to reduce the cost to stay current, customers (and implementation partners for that matter) can:
- Define change packages so they are tailored to their specific needs
- Apply maintenance on their schedules
- Get current regardless of prior maintenance levels
- Streamline maintenance processes
- Minimize costs and disruptions associated with applying maintenance (e.g. regression testing) and maximize the impact of desired updates
Many more new features have been implemented in PeopleSoft 9.2 that we cannot mention in this blog. However, the most important feature is de-risking the upgrade path, which should help your as HCM Partners more comfortable when proposing an upgrade to PeopleSoft 9.2 to one of your customers.
Stay tuned for more news on this exciting new release... For now, please visit the web pages that were designed to familiarize yourzelf with PeopleSoft 9.2 HCM Applications.