Tuesday May 13, 2014

PeopleTools 8.54 Release Value Proposition Now Available

We have just published the Release Value Proposition for PeopleTools 8.54.  It is available on My Oracle Support.  This release of PeopleTools will be a landmark release for PeopleSoft.  It continues Oracle’s commitment to protect and extend the value of your PeopleSoft implementation.  The release provides additional technology options and enhancements that reduce ongoing operating costs; and offers applications users a dramatically improved experience.

User expectations and requirements have shifted over the past few years. Most often, our customers’ employees have expressed a desire to use applications at work more like the ones they frequently use elsewhere. For example, why shouldn’t performing a task, such as updating employee records, submitting an expense report, approving workflow, work more like the tasks they do online every day. 

Customers have told us that their employees are more familiar with online tasks than ever, and that they often connect to company resources while traveling or from home; in many cases, they want to access these resources from their personal devices, such as tablets, smartphones, and home computers. The desire is for enterprise systems to be as intuitive and available as other online resources, such as commercial websites. In fact, many of our customers have begun to merge their internal systems with their commercial presence so that external partners, affiliates, and students can securely access required resources directly from the company’s website.

PeopleTools 8.54 introduces a number of exciting new features that will assist our applications development teams in building powerful, secure, and robust applications for everyone from self-service users to expert power users. PeopleSoft 9.2 enhancements that use this latest release of PeopleTools will be richer and more intuitive to users than ever before. In addition, this release incorporates a number of extremely compelling features for delivering, managing, and maintaining PeopleSoft applications at a much more manageable total cost of ownership (TCO).

The most visible features of PeopleTools 8.54 relate to the graphical UI. With this release we introduce the PeopleSoft Fluid User Interface. Our intention is to present PeopleSoft application content in a highly usable fashion and to leverage the latest advancements in HTML, CSS, and JavaScript. The result is a user experience that is simple and intuitive, yet highly productive.  Customers that upgrade to PeopleTools 8.54 will also be able to create new Fluid pages. 

The role of reporting has shifted tremendously in recent years. In many cases, it is no longer sufficient to prepare a static extract of data from the system and then print it to paper or publish it online. Today’s technology allows our customers to engage their users with visual charts and graphical analytics that represent what is happening or has already happened. Users can visually discover what they are looking for and then take actions using Related Actions right from the reports themselves.

As with other recent releases, the scope for PeopleTools 8.54 builds additional functionality into the product as a result of direct customer input, industry analysis, and internal feature design. New features, bug fixes, and new certifications found in PeopleTools 8.54 combine to offer customers improved application user experience, page interaction, and cost effectiveness.

Thursday Jan 02, 2014

Application Form and Approval Builder

I have tried out this feature on 9.1 and thought of trying it out in 9.2. I couldn't find much changes from the previous version though.

You can find the link to the Forms under: Enterprise Components > Forms

The main advantage of the Forms are that, you can create it very easily for a less complex approval processing. A functional consultant can create a great looking online form in few minutes. This reminded me of Google Docs. The plus part of the PeopleSoft Form is that, from my perspective, is the Approval and CI integration options.

It is a good option indeed. Prior to creating the form, if you have an idea on the required prompt tables, you can create it under Define Prompt Record and keep it ready.



Start with designing the form from the Design a form page.



Provide a desired name and kick off the design.



Until the design is finished and the form is activated, the status will be In Design status. Effective date range decides the life span of the form.





You can go for a single column style or two column style. Decide and pick up the field positions. Also the fields can be moved up and down in the position by clicking the arrow marks to the right side of the scroll.



Supporting documents can be attached at this page, which will be visible to the participants



You can publish the form at any portal level. For the testing purpose, this form was registered under the Root folder.



Lock or make it available once the approval cycle is completed. You can see the Approver User List prompt in this page. This will include your form to any AWE approver user list. Pretty good right.



Preview the from from here, and make the changes to the form, before activating it.


As this form is registered under the Root folder, you can see that to the end of the Menu.



The above screenshot shows the approver to which the form is send.



If there is a from in your queue, handle it from here.



Ah, the interesting part for a developer.



As told earlier, this will be handy in situation when there is a straight forward requirement for a simple form. You cannot have event based codes written anywhere. Not in our hand. I believe people count this as the primary disadvantage, which we cannot really call as one, when considering the situations for which this is built.

Friday Dec 27, 2013

Secure Enterprise Search 11.2.2.2 Now Available for PeopleTools 8.53

We are pleased to announce that Oracle Secure Enterprise Search (SES) 11.2.2.2 is now available to PeopleSoft Customers on PeopleTools 8.53.  The minimum PeopleTools Patch Version Required to adopt SES 11.2.2.2 is PeopleTools 8.53.06.  This version of SES provides some important benefits for PeopleSoft Customers, particularly in the areas of platform support, distributed architecture support, and RAC support.  You can get all the details on this update on My Oracle Support.  This MOS document lists the fixes and configurations needed for PeopleTools certification of SES 11.2.2.2.

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