Learn about the PeopleSoft FSCM Image #49 release and the list of features that stand out

December 14, 2023 | 9 minute read
Tadipatri Sudarsan
Senior Principal Product Strategy Manager
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PeopleSoft FSCM Update Image #49 has been generally available since 07 Dec 2023, and it contains many important new functional enhancements.

Customers can selectively adopt new features and enhancements using the PeopleSoft Update Manager.

If you haven’t heard what has been released as part of Update Image #49 here are some highlights:

FUNCTIONALITY ACROSS APPLICATIONS

Notification Composer Framework

Enterprise Components delivered the Notification Composer component, which provides a centralized framework to create and manage all your notifications within PeopleSoft applications.

Notification Composer streamlines multiple notification methods and frameworks into a single approach.

Notification Composer requires PeopleTools 8.59.19 or higher and sends email, text, and in-app notifications through the PeopleTools Push Notification framework. The framework allows you to configure how messages are sent and whether they are mandatory. It also allows individual users to choose whether to receive a message and how they want to receive it.

Notification Composer enables you to organize notification data by factors such as Business Process and Notification Category, and to associate it to the PeopleTools Notification framework using the PeopleTools Notification Name.

Preferred Name

PeopleSoft enhanced the personal data record to include Preferred Names and Display Name, which allows your organization to honor employee requests to display and print a preferred name rather than their legal name. The personal data record is accessed from multiple FSCM navigations. Use the Installation Options - Overall page to indicate that you want to use this feature.

Multiple Attachment Limit

PeopleSoft provided an enhancement for each product to indicate how many attachments are allowed for each upload task. If you try to load more than the Attachment Limit specified on the Installation Options – Multiple Attachments page, an error message states the number of attachments that can be uploaded in a single upload. Multiple upload actions may be needed to load attachments if there are more than allowed in one task.

Page and Field Configurator Enhancements

Enhanced the Page and Field Configurator to include Search Pages and Prompts. You can modify a label, hide a field, disable entry into a field, make a field required, or have the system automatically default a value into a field.

You can also use system variables such as Mode and Role as criteria to create separate views for different scenarios.

Migrating Forms Data with ADS

Added the capability to migrate form design data using delivered Application Data Sets.

Billing

Notification Composer Framework in Billing

Delivered Notification Composer framework for Billing Invoices and for Credit Invoice approvals.

Multiple Attachments and Attachment Limit in Billing

PeopleSoft Billing has enhanced the Supporting Documentation page to use the Attachment Framework, which allows one or more attachments to be added at once.

Letter of Credit Link in Billing WorkCenter

Enhanced the Billing Fluid WorkCenter by adding a Letter of Credit Pending Draw link to the My Work section.

eBill Pay tile for User Preferences

Added the My Preferences tile for self-service users to quickly access their eBill Payment preferences.

Expenses

Denied Expense Report Details for Approvers

Enhanced the Pending Approvals - Expense Report page and the Expense Report - Summary page to display prepaid expense types and denied lines. In addition, the Expense Report includes a Status column. These enhancements allow approvers to view more information when approving an expense report and allows employees to view denied lines.

Representational State Transfer (REST) Application Programming Interfaces (APIs) for External Consumption

Added six REST APIs for external consumption. The six are: By Creation Date, By Denied Line, By Last Five, By Sheet Name, By Status, and Transaction Details.

Delegate or Proxy User Page Flow

Enhanced the Create Expense Report page flow for delegates or proxy users who create expense reports on behalf of another employee. A new selection page is added to the beginning of the page flow for the delegate to select themselves or another employee before accessing the Expense Report page. This avoids the possibility of creating expense reports for the wrong person.

User Preferred Display Name for Expenses

Enhanced the personal data record to include Preferred Names and Display Name, which allows your organization to honor employee requests to display and print a preferred name rather than their legal name.

Notification Composer Framework in Expenses

Delivered Notification Composer framework for all Travel and Expenses approvals.

General Ledger

Journal Workflow Enhancements

Enhanced the Create/Update Journal Entries - Approval page so that you can view the approval chain, approval comments, approval history, and denied comments. Denied comments are included in the email that is sent to the user who created the journal.

Also, enhanced the Create/Update Journal Entries page and the Process Request Parameters page to allow you to automatically submit a journal to the approver if the journal passes the edit check.

Spreadsheet Upload Enhancements

Enhanced the Spreadsheet Upload to have the system perform a budget check when loading journals. Also added hover-over text to icons and other cosmetic changes.

Multiple Attachment(s) and Attachment Limit in General Ledger Fluid and Classic

Enhanced the Attachment feature in General Ledger to use the Attachment Framework, which allows one or more attachments to be added to Fluid and Classic pages. The system displays and error message if you try to load more than the number of attachments specified on the Installation Options – Multiple Attachment page.

Notification Composer Framework in General Ledger

Delivered Notification Composer framework for multiple General Ledger notifications.

General Ledger notifications include Business Process Weaver, Process Status-Requester, ChartField Request Error-Requester, Financial Structure Request Completion-Requester, and Financial Structure Request Error-Requester.

Payables

 G-Invoicing 7600EZ

Enhanced Payables for the U.S. Department of Treasury G-Invoicing system with additional capabilities to support the new functionality called 7600EZ for direct invoices that are $10,000 or less.

View Invoice Image

Added the option for approvers to view the invoice image during the approval process if imaging integration is setup.

Payment Metrics Insights Dashboard

Enhanced the AP Payment Metrics Insights dashboard to provide additional details. You can also select multiple reporting currencies for transaction amounts.

Fluid Approval to Workcenter

Added My Approvals grouplet to the WorkCenter framework to enable approvals in a fluid WorkCenter.

Notification Composer Framework in Payables

Delivered Notification Composer framework for Payables.

Receivables

Include From Email Address

Added the ability to configure the send from email address when the feature is enabled at Installation options for Receivables.

Excel Spreadsheet Upload to AR Direct Journal Component

Added the ability to enter AR direct journals using Microsoft Excel spreadsheet upload.

Uptake Multiple Attachment Framework

Enhanced the attachment framework to allow users to select multiple attachments and upload them at once.

Notification Composer Framework in Receivables

Delivered Notification Composer framework for Receivables.

Commitment Control

Commitment Control Exceptions Insights Dashboard

Enhanced Commitment Control analytics using PeopleSoft Insights dashboard. The Commitment Control Exceptions Insights dashboard provides a summary of commitment control exceptions based on the Budget Checking (FS_BP) process.

Treasury

Load Encryption Profile for NACHA

Enhanced NACHA data security feature to provide customers the capability to easily adopt a new encryption profile.

Uptake Multiple Attachment Framework

Enhanced the attachment framework to allow users to select multiple attachments and upload them at once.

Notification Composer Framework in Treasury

Delivered Notification Composer framework for Treasury.

Asset Management

Asset with Inactive Location

Added a WorkCenter exception to identify assets with an inactive location. Users can take action to update the location for one or more assets.

Notification Composer Framework in Asset Management

Delivered Notification Composer framework for Asset Management.

Lease Administration

Notification Composer Framework in Lease Administration

Delivered Notification Composer framework for Lease Administration.

Maintenance Management

User Preferred Display Name in Maintenance Management

Enhanced the personal data record to include Preferred Names and Display Name, which allows your organization to honor employee requests to display and print a preferred name rather than their legal name.

MM Task Status Reversal

Added the option to allow select users to revert work order tasks from 'Complete' to 'Incomplete' status.

Notification Composer Framework in Maintenance Management

Delivered Notification Composer framework for Maintenance Management

Contracts

Fluid Contracts WorkCenter

Added the Fluid Contracts WorkCenter, providing contract administrators actionable My Work exceptions in the areas of contract billing and revenue including plans in pending status, plans on hold, and past due events not yet billed or recognized for revenue. In addition, administrators can replace inactive billing specialists en masse, activate contracts en masse, and fix letter of credit discrepancies to match sponsor funding information.

Grants

Cost Reimbursable Award Insights

Enhanced Grants using PeopleSoft Insights dashboard. The Cost Reimbursable Award Insights provides award and contract administrators comparisons of award cost, budget and billing by award, principal investigator, sponsor, project, contract type, award period, accounting year, and accounting period.

Notification Composer Framework in Grants

Delivered Notification Composer framework for Grants.

Resource Management

User Preferred Display Name in Resource Management

Enhanced the personal data record to include Preferred Names and Display Name, which allows your organization to honor employee requests to display and print a preferred name rather than their legal name.

Notification Composer Framework in Resource Management

Delivered Notification Composer framework for Resource Management.

Strategic sourcing/Purchasing/eProcurement.

Reason Code for Supplier/Bidder Registration and Change Request Withdrawal

Enhanced Supplier Request System Setup to enable Reason Code for withdrawing Supplier/Bidder Registration and Change Request. Also, additional statuses are added to the status search criteria on the Manage Obsolete Requests page to filter the Supplier/Bidder Registrations and Change Requests.

Notification Composer Framework

Delivered Notification Composer framework for Supplier Relationship Management.

Amount Only by Item Category

Enhanced fluid Create Requisition to designate Amount Only by item category using a new tile on the eProcurement fluid home page. Based on this designation, the Amount Only flag is defaulted on the Special Requests, Fixed Cost Service, Variable Cost Service, and Time and Materials pages.

Requester Mass Change

Added Requester Mass Change tile to the eProcurement fluid home page. Use this feature to replace the original requester of the selected requisitions with a new requester. The new requester gets future notifications and can receive the requisitions entered by the original requester.

Display of Supplier, Buyer, and Manufacturer Information

Enhanced fluid Create Requisition and My Requisitions pages to provide visibility and consistently display Supplier, Buyer, and Manufacturer information.

Requisition Inquiry Skill Enhancement

Enhanced eProcurement Requisition Inquiry Skill by removing HTML tags from web services.

Favorites, Templates, and Item History Enhancements

Enhanced fluid Create Requisition to automatically provide the most recently updated buying information for Favorites, Templates, and Item History which were made to the Purchasing Item Attributes.

Notification Composer Framework in eProcurement

Delivered Notification Composer framework for eProcurement.

Legal Name for Procurement Cards

Enhanced Procurement Card pages and reports to always display the employee’s legal name. This is in response to a new feature where administrators can enter a Preferred Name and a Display Name for employees who do not want to use their legal name on some non-Procurement transactions.

G-Invoicing 7600EZ

Enhanced Purchasing for the U.S. Department of Treasury G-Invoicing system with additional capabilities to support the new functionality called 7600EZ for direct invoices that are $10,000 or less.

Supplier Activity Analytics Insights

Enhanced Purchasing using PeopleSoft Insights dashboard. Use Supplier Activity Analytics Insights dashboard to analyze the performance of suppliers based on quality, delivery performance, pricing, and POA responsiveness.

Notification Composer Framework in Purchasing

Delivered Notification Composer framework for Purchasing.

Inventory Management

Express Issue Comments and Attachments

Enhanced Mobile Inventory Express Issue and related pages to add header and line comments and attachments.

Supplier Contract Management

Uptake Multiple Attachment Framework

Enhanced selected functions within Supplier Contract Management to enable the selection and uploading of multiple attachments based upon the max files upload setting in FSCM Installation Options.

Notification Composer Framework

Delivered Notification Composer framework for Supplier Contract Management.

You can also watch the PUM Image highlights video below:

PUM Image#49

Tadipatri Sudarsan

Senior Principal Product Strategy Manager


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