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.


Monday Feb 03, 2014

Announcing the General Availability of PeopleSoft In-Memory Labor Rules and Monitoring

Organizations are often challenged to increase workforce productivity while managing operating costs, regulatory compliance and employee satisfaction. With inevitable variations between planned and actual labor costs, this balancing act is reliant on organizations being able to fine tune their human capital operations based on real-time business needs. To address this challenge and help organizations achieve a competitive advantage, Oracle has delivered strategic, timely information, focused on the time and labor management process, to managers and HR decision-makers with a new Oracle In-Memory Application for Oracle’s PeopleSoft. Designed to leverage the power of Oracle Engineered Systems and Oracle’s industry-standard PeopleSoft HCM applications, PeopleSoft In-Memory Labor Rules and Monitoring empowers organizations to effectively manage labor costs and policy rules in real-time.   The solution complements PeopleSoft's existing Time and Labor solution.  

PeopleSoft In-Memory Labor Rules and Monitoring enables organizations to:
  • Leverage predefined, easily understood labor policy rules using natural language
  • Use Oracle Policy Automation to create or modify existing rules to simulate, test, and deploy to production
  • Empower managers to make more strategic decisions around employee time and labor by understanding exceptions and trends in overtime, absences, schedule deviations and other related labor data.
  • Improve profitability and optimize resources by harnessing real time data on business needs and labor costs as it occurs.
  • Reduce the risk and cost of non-compliance with labor regulations by pre-delivering labor rules, such as overtime rules.

You can learn more about this new solution here at Oracle.com.    Additional resources can be found at the links below.

In-Memory Labor Rules and Monitoring - Product Data Sheet

PeopleSoft In-Memory Solutions

Press Release

Oracle Policy Automation

 My Oracle Support Home Page 


    Friday Aug 26, 2011

    New PeopleSoft HCM 9.1 Functionality Released

    As discussed on earlier posts the PeopleSoft team recently released several new features for 9.1 customers.    These include:  Single Euro Payments Area (SEPA), Total Rewards Statement, Time & Labor Templates, and new  SCORM 2004 functionality.  The Oracle press release summary can be found  here.

     Media coverage of the release includes this article by Doug Henschen, from Information Week,  where he discusses the PeopleSoft strategy with Jim Holincheck at Gartner:

    Oracle Has Fusion But PeopleSoft Lives On


    Monday Jul 25, 2011

    New - PeopleSoft Time and Labor Templates Made Available

    The Oracle/PeopleSoft Time & Labor team is announcing the new feature - Templates Made Available posted on July 22, 2011.  Templates Made Available for PeopleSoft Time and Labor has been delivered on the Release 9.1 platform and will be rolled into Feature Pack 2.

    The Oracle./PeopleSoft team, working with Customer Focus Groups had one primary objective – to build a tool to help the customers configure and maintain a much wider and flexible set of rules.  Based on feedback from our Customer Focus Group, customers are saying “This is a very positive tool that can save us quite a bit of effort while driving transparency with the rules.” 

    In addition to the posting of Templates Made Available software, please refer to our detailed White Paper on My Oracle Support (Doc ID 1341092.1).

    Thursday Apr 07, 2011

    PeopleSoft Time and Labor 9.1 Adoption of AWE and HCM Delegation

    Prior to Release 9.1, Time and Labor was designed to retrieve all rows requiring approval for employees based on the user's row security. If a user has row security permission to the employee and appropriate component access, the user will be able to approve the employee's time.

     

    The Approval Workflow Engine (AWE), also known as Approval Framework, is the framework providing capabilities to create, execute, and manage your approval processes. AWE is the PeopleSoft standard for any applications wanting to support workflow. AWE is use by over 25 applications within PeopleSoft.

     

    Adopting AWE enables Time and Labor to take advantage of the flexible framework and standardize to current standards within PeopleSoft. Customers have full control to configure their own approval process and take advantage of the different approval actions such as approve, deny, or push back. These approval actions and statuses are displayed in an easy to read approval status monitor. The framework incorporates workflow functionality to send email notifications and/or create and update worklists.

     

    The benefits of using the AWE include the ability to:

    • Approve or deny individual line items in a transaction.

       

    • Approve and deny multiple transactions at the same time.

       

    • Include multiple approvers for individual steps.

       

    • Assign additional approvers and reviewers during the approval process.

       

    • Approve, deny, or push back approvals.

       

    • Reassign approval tasks to another approver.

       

    • Use worklist and email notifications. 

    Additionally for HCM customers, the HCM Delegation Framework is integrated with the AWE. The AWE recognizes when a transaction needs to be routed to a proxy instead of the original manager and documents the routing as such. The Delegation Framework also uses the AWE to handle the delegation request itself, for example when a manager requests one of his direct reports to be a proxy, the AWE actually handles that accept/reject process.

     

    Starting with Release 9.1, the Time and Labor design was modified to retrieve all rows requiring approval for employees based on the User List that is associated with the Approval Process ID defined within the Workgroup or Time Reporting Code.

     

    The User List determines the Operator ID to route the approval. Row Security Permission no longer plays a role in allowing approval and, although a user has row security to the employee and is able to bring up the employee's timesheet or payable time, the user will no longer be able to take approval actions unless AWE designates the user as the pending approver.

     

    We recently posted the HCM 9.1 Time and Labor AWE and Delegation Red Paper and a Frequently Asked Questions document. The goal of these documents is to provide education on this topic and answers to common questions from customers. These documents will serve as a living document and will be continually updated on a quarterly basis.

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