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  • April 18, 2014

PeopleSoft 2014 EMEA Tour

Marc Weintraub
Vice President, Product Strategy

In four days, Jeff Robbins (Senior Director, PeopleSoft
Product Strategy) and I visited four cities in four separate European countries
as part of our annual PeopleSoft EMEA tour. Events in each city were attended by enthusiastic PeopleSoft
customers. We shared with them a
consistent message that conveyed:

  • Oracle continues to invest in PeopleSoft
  • Oracle’s investments in PeopleSoft enable it to address
    customers’ needs for modern enterprise software
  • Capabilities like the PeopleSoft Fluid UI and PeopleSoft
    Update Manager
    define PeopleSoft as a ‘state of the art’ solution set
  • PeopleSoft and Oracle Cloud solutions are intended to
    complement one another
  • Only Oracle provides PeopleSoft customers a flexible path
    to the cloud based on their needs and their timing

The first stop in the PeopleSoft 2014 EMEA Tour was in
the Netherlands.  There, the Oracle Benelux User Group (OBUG) hosted the
event aboard the S.S. Rotterdam with over 100 attendees.  At this event, attendees also heard from CGI
as they shared their PeopleSoft 9.2 upgrade plans that include incorporating
their acquisition of Logica.  From there,
the tour visited the United Kingdom; about 100 attendees participated in UKOUG
EMEA PeopleSoft Roadshow
at the Oracle London City Office.  Oxfam (check out Graham Smith's blog on their upgrade), Hays, and Greene
King
(a net-new PeopleSoft customer), spoke at the event about their
PeopleSoft 9.2 deployments and usage of PeopleSoft Update Manager.  Duncan Davies of Succeed Consultancy (the partner who
implemented at Greene King) summarized the event extraordinarily well in his blog.  In France, the PeopleSoft 2014 EMEA Tour was
part of an Oracle Users Day (Journee Utliisateurs)
that included PeopleSoft, JD Edwards, and eBusiness Suite content.    Lastly, the PeopleSoft 2014 EMEA Tour
visited Spain.  There the local Spanish
user group – Círculo de Usuarios de Oracle de
España
(CUORE) supported a lively event that included a focus on how the
PeopleSoft team delivers local legal and regulatory requirements.

All in all it was a fantastic tour. It is an amazing opportunity to share the
PeopleSoft team’s key messages with customers, listen to their feedback, and
hear about their successes with PeopleSoft. I am already looking forward to next year’s tour.


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