Tuesday Jan 13, 2015

PeopleSoft Mobile Inventory and New PeopleSoft Fluid User Interface

The introduction of smart phones started a mobile device revolution by changing what devices are used for mobile computing and by changing the user’s expectations on how and when they should have access to information. With PeopleTools 8.54 release; a new graphical UI called PeopleSoft Fluid User Interface is being introduced. Our intention is to present PeopleSoft application content in a highly usable fashion and to leverage the latest advancements in HTML, CSS, and JavaScript. This new PeopleSoft Fluid User Interface is planned to be added to the Mobile Inventory Application. The proposed new graphical UI will be used to provide a consistent user experience across all PeopleSoft mobile applications and provide optimized touch support with larger fonts, icons and fields to make it easier to use touch as an entry method. A second major benefit provided by the proposed new user interface version is that user organizations will be able to add and change fields in the Mobile Inventory application using PeopleTools. Below is an example of the proposed PeopleSoft Fluid User Interface mock-up of the PeopleSoft Mobile Inventory Picking Transaction. The two screens below show the existing Picking Transaction and the same Picking Transaction using the Fluid User Interface. The same functionality is planned to be provided with the new proposed new user interface.

      Exhibit 1 –PeopleSoft Mobile Inventory                                     Exhibit 2 – PeopleSoft Mobile Inventory

                    Current User Interface                                                          Proposed PeopleSoft Fluid User Interface

The proposed Mobile Inventory PeopleSoft Fluid User Interface version is planned for release as a post 9.2 update. It will be made available as a second version of Mobile Inventory. At that time, there will be two available versions of Mobile Inventory - the current Oracle Application Development Framework version and the new PeopleSoft Fluid User Interface version. The customer can decide to stay on the existing version or to upgrade to the new version. The existing 9.2 ADF version will remain available for use and is planned to be supported following the standard PeopleSoft 9.2 support policy The new PeopleSoft Fluid Interface version will become the new production version that will continue to receive enhancements. These new enhancements will not be applied to the existing 9.2 and 9.1 ADF Mobile Inventory versions. The proposed new Mobile Inventory version will use extensive HTML5 programming language and have greater memory requirements than the Windows Mobile Operating system is able to support, therefore Windows Mobile Operating System will not be supported by the new Mobile Inventory PeopleSoft Fluid User Interface version. The new PeopleSoft Fluid User Interface version will run on Android devices and Apple devices. Support for Windows 8 devices is under consideration in the future plan.

Customers evaluating Mobile Inventory today should consider what devices they plan to use today as well as devices they plan to use in the future. If the customer has already invested in Windows Mobile Devices (version 6.5), the customer may continue to use these devices with the current version of PeopleSoft Mobile Inventory. When the new Mobile Inventory User Interface version becomes available, the customer can then evaluate if they want to continue using the existing Mobile Inventory version or consider buying new mobile devices that are supported by the new Mobile Inventory User Interface version. Exhibit 2- PeopleSoft Mobile Inventory Operating System Matrix provides a summary of the proposed operating systems supported by the current and proposed Mobile Inventory versions.

Exhibit 3 – Proposed PeopleSoft Mobile Inventory Operating System Matrix

Monday Nov 18, 2013

PeopleSoft is recognized as “Best in KLAS” in Healthcare for the Second Year in a Row

PeopleSoft is recognized as “Best in Klas” in Healthcare for the Second Year in a Row

Earlier this year, Oracle PeopleSoft received exciting news about our efforts in the Healthcare Industry.  For the second year in a row, KLAS has named Oracle’s PeopleSoft the best Financials/ERP software in its "2012 Best in KLAS Awards: Software & Services" report. The annual report, now in its 15th year, ranks the best-performing healthcare IT vendors in nearly 100 market segments based on ratings from nearly 20,000 interviews with healthcare providers. The award is based on the overall performance rating calculated from scores based on healthcare providers rating the product/vendor in the areas of Product Quality, Sales and Contracting, Implementation and Training, Functionality and Upgrades, Service and Support and General. We are honored to be recognized as the best Healthcare ERP provider for 2012.

KLAS is a healthcare technology research firm that specializes in monitoring and reporting the performance of software, services, medical equipment and infrastructure vendors. Working with thousands of healthcare executives from hospitals and clinics in North America, KLAS collects performance feedback to deliver timely reports, trends and statistics that provide a solid overview of vendor performance in the industry. 

You can view the Oracle Press Release announcing the award.

Monday Mar 05, 2012

PeopleSoft provides GLN (Global Location Number) support for the Healthcare Industry

Global Location Number (GLN) has been added to the PeopleSoft SRM application to support of the Healthcare Industry’s Sunrise 2010 initiative.  The Sunrise 2010 initiative is a voluntary Healthcare Industry initiative to start using GLN (global location numbers) as the supplier, customer, and business unit references for business transactions between partners in the supply chain.   Initial industry focus is to use GLN as the equivalent of a supplier location and a business unit “ship-to” location.  The benefit is that all businesses will use a single identifier number when they do commerce with their partners.  Global Location Numbers are unique identifier numbers for business locations in the Healthcare Supply Chain.  The purchasing organization and its vendors will identify all their business locations with a GLN in their business to business transactions.  The same GLN identifier will then be used by all suppliers that ship to that hospital ship to location.  The benefit is that trading partners will use a single location identifier in business to business communication and the need for each supplier to create their own unique “customer number” for the hospital will be removed.

The industry initiative is mainly targeted to reduce errors in communication between business trading partners.  It is an enablement of EDI transactions between business partners. GLNs will identify the supplier and purchasing organization locations in the EDI communication. The Sunrise 2010 goals are:

  •  Display and use GLNs (Global Location Number) in business to business activity between business trading partners.  The first priority is to provide GLNs in EDI purchase order related transactions.  The Healthcare customers’ top priority is to use GLN in Purchase order dispatch.  The PO related EDI transactions that are of top interest and provided in Feature Pack 2 are:
    •  Purchase Order dispatch
    • Purchase order acknowledgement
    • Advance Shipping receipt

PeopleSoft added GLN specifically to the Supplier Relationship Management suite of applications for use in the Healthcare Industry.  

GLN was added to selected transactions in PeopleSoft SRM.   No business logic changes were made to SRM.   SRM continues to function as it did before the enhancements.  The vendor, business units, locations, ship to location and items continue to be used.  Since many different industries use SRM, the business logic was not changed since it would impact other industries that do not use GLN.  The GLN field is displayed on the Purchasing pages next to its associated PeopleSoft Location field or Ship To field.   The Vendor Location GLN is also displayed.

GTIN (Global Trading Item Number)
GTIN often gets discussed at the same time as the GLN.   There is a second related Healthcare Initialize initiative called Sunrise 2012 Imitative.  This second Healthcare Initiative does the same thing for GTIN (global trade item number) as Sunrise 1 did for GLN.  The GTIN is a single item identifier for item/uom combinations that is used for business to business communication (EDI).   The GTIN was added to  PeopleSoft Inventory and Purchasing in Release 9.0.  As part of the GLN additions, the GTIN field has also been added to the selected EDI transaction foundation tables to support the mapping of EDI transactions.

Tuesday Mar 22, 2011

Oracle PeopleSoft Releases New Mobile Inventory Management Module

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