Friday Nov 07, 2014

PeopleSoft HCM 9.2 Update Image 9 is Now Available! - Simple and Intuitive User Interface on Multiple Devices

The PeopleSoft HCM team is proud to announce that Update Image 9 for PeopleSoft HCM 9.2 is now available!

This Update Image is the largest and most impactful PeopleSoft Update Image posted to date. This cumulative Update Image includes all new features and fixes from previous PeopleSoft HCM Update Images as well as a plethora of new items including multiple PeopleSoft Fluid User Interface enabled HCM transactions ready for any mobile device.

Optimized across multiple platforms including smartphones, tablets and laptops/desktops, the new PeopleSoft Fluid User Interface (Fluid UI) provides an intuitive and responsive user interface that provides native-application interactivity across a range of mobile operating systems and devices. With more than 50 new features and functions, Fluid UI provides employees, managers and executives with a familiar native user experience that helps maximize productivity and effectiveness while eliminating the need for training.


It is our goal to provide you with new functionality that is intuitive and simple to use, increasing your productivity while lowering your total cost of ownership. You will see those goals realized with the new HCM homepages. This new functionality provides the user with an easy to use application that is configurable so you can determine what homepages and tiles you want to see based on your organizational needs. Some characteristics and functionality of delivered fluid homepages include:

  • PeopleSoft delivers two out-of-the box homepages (Employee Self Service and Manager Self Service) with the ability to create your own.
  • You can navigate from one homepage to the next by simply selecting the page you want or swiping to the left (on a tablet or phone).
  • Each homepage contains tiles. You have the ability to add, remove and control the placement of the tiles. You can also share tiles across multiple roles and landing pages. 
  • Users will be able to view key information at a glance that is dynamic and data displays on tiles.  The user can click or tap on tiles to access the associated content.

On the Employee Self Service homepage your employees will have easy access to your company directory with just a quick tap or click on a tile. Your employees will also be ability to view and update their personal or talent related information. They can enter time in Time and Labor or request time off in Absence Management. It provides the employee with easy access to other key information such as viewing their paycheck, benefits, performance documents, and their total rewards.  The learning tile is for those customers that use the Enterprise Learning Management (ELM) application and it will provide announcements, a to-do list, and provide the employee with a listing of courses they are currently enrolled in.

Managers will also have easy access to the company directory from the Manager Self Service Landing Page. Managers will also be able to view and perform other tasks such as reviewing HR information, employee punched and elapsed time, absence requests, and is automatically notified when approvals are required. The manager will also be able to view other important information including team performance information and learning information such as overall enrollment and completion of learning courses. For those customers that use PeopleSoft Recruiting your current job openings and details is just a click or swipe away.

HR transactions are also now much easier with the new Guided Self Service. This configurable application allows organizations to create any number of “compound” transactions by combining multiple transactions into one easy to use guided process that walks the user through step by step, capturing the exact data needed to complete the transaction.

WorkCenters and Embedded Analytics are another great example of how users can be more efficient and productive. Payroll for North America delivered the Payroll for North America WorkCenter. This is a one stop shop for the Payroll Administrator to process payroll. The WorkCenter provides the administrator with alerts and analytics to help identify errors prior to a payroll going out the door.  

Update Image 9 also delivered new Analytics in other areas such as Time and Labor and Absence Management allowing you to get more insight, spot trends and issues, and have the opportunity to take action with ease.


Several other enhancements were included in Update Image 9 and we encourage you to take a look at the Update Image to see the new functionality/enhancements in PeopleSoft HCM!

For more information check out this press release, visit the new Cumulate Feature Overview page (now with PeopleSoft Update Image level detail), watch PeopleSoft Fluid UI videos on the PeopleSoft YouTube channel, and/or read the Update Image Overview document.


Tuesday Sep 25, 2012

Absence Management White Papers to Assist with your Implementations

Absence Management Setup – Additional Resources

PeopleSoft is committed to helping our customers sharing our knowledge expertise in our applications. We have prepared a collection of documents (White Papers) containing examples, tips, and techniques to help you when making important decisions during your Absence Management implementation.   These documents can all be found on My Oracle Support.


Absence Management Entitlement and Take Setup
This document (Document ID 1493866.1) provides an overview of how to set up the main components of Absence Management, such as Absence Entitlement and Take elements, as well as other supporting elements relevant to your Absence Management implementation.

Absence Management System Elements
This document (Document ID 1493879.1) provides an overview of the system elements related to Absence Management. System elements are building blocks used during the design and construction of your Absence Rules. Knowing how they work and when to use them should help you expedite the implementation of your Absence Policy rules in your company

Absence Management Self Service Setup
This document (Document ID 1493867.1) provides an overview and guidance on some of the important areas when setting up Absence Self Service. Throughout this document we are providing examples of different configurations supported in Self Service. 

Thursday Oct 13, 2011

PeopleSoft Absence Management - Benefits of using Absence Forecasting

Absence Forecasting has been designed to evaluate the impact of an Absence Event. Organizations needing to enforce their Absence policies should use Absence Forecasting. Absence Forecasting is a role-based function that can be deployed for Administrator transactions as well as Employee and Manager Self Service transactions. Forecasting can be enabled for the Absence Entitlements (Accruals) and Absence Takes (actual Absence Requests).

The following are some benefits of implementing Absence Forecasting in your company:

  • Ability for users to forecast Absence Balances and plan their personal time off.
  • Ability to prevent users from Requesting Absence when eligibility criteria has not been met.
  • Ability to prevent users from Requesting Absence when the Entitlement Balance is not sufficient and/or not available.
  • Configurable rules to allow users requesting absence going negative for a number of (days/units) defined as part of your Absence Policy.
  • Ability to prevent Approvers (Managers and Administrators) from approving absences when whose Requestor is not eligible.

Overall, Absence Forecasting provides you the ability to configure and enforce your Absence Policies. For additional information about Absence Forecasting please download the most recent version of our Absence Forecasting white paper.

PeopleSoft Absence Management 9.1 – Extended Leave Framework

Managing Extended Leaves can be costly besides being an administrative headache. Managing Extended Leaves manually could also lead to expensive administrative errors, such as lost paperwork, incorrect calculation of eligibility and leave balances, and missing opportunities to detecting leave abuse, among others.

Absence Management Release 9.1 now offers an Extended Leave Framework to help track all information related to an extended leave such as leave type, reason, medical certifications, physical therapy sessions, and so on. The Extended Leave Framework provides support for a wide variety of Extended Absences such as FMLA (Family Medical Leave Act) in the United States, Canadian Employment Standards Act (Maternity, Parental, and Compassionate Care Leave), Statutory Sick and Maternity Pay in the United Kingdom, Educational Leave in Germany, among others. These types of leaves typically have more rigorous eligibility criteria, require documentation to support the taking of the leave, and need more or different levels of approval as well as a higher degree of confidentiality than typical leaves.

The Framework allows you to configure multiple templates to track the data required, based on your leave policy, using configurable sections. These sections can accommodate different types of data as well as validations that you may want to perform in those fields such as making a field required, prompt to other tables in the system, and so on. The Framework allows documents related to or supporting the extended leave request to be attached, such as PDFs, Word documents, and emails. The Extended Leave framework has also been designed with employee’s privacy in mind by deploying a robust roles based security framework. The Extended Leave Framework is also integrated with the PeopleSoft Approval Workflow Engine so you will define who receives notifications and who will be the approver for your extended leave requests.

For more information about Absence Management Extended Leave Framework you can download the Using Extended Leave Framework within PeopleSoft HCM 9.1 Absence Management White Paper (Document ID 1262812.1) in My Oracle Support.

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