Monday Jun 13, 2016

Lots of Excitement at OHUG 2016

Last week 1,500 customers gathered at the Hyatt Regency in New Orleans for the annual Oracle HCM User Group (OHUG) conference.  New Orleans was a fun venue and great alternative to OHUG's usual host location - Las Vegas.  The OHUG Board and events committee did a fantastic job setting up a conference environment that was collaborative and hospitable.  Our PeopleSoft Product Management team was onsite in full force and had the opportunity to lead 10 sessions on a variety of HCM topics as mentioned in our previous blog.  We also had about 30 insightful, sit down conversations with customers to help them maximize their investment in PeopleSoft, troubleshoot areas of concern or unfamiliarity, and develop a strategy around self service and application maintenance moving forward.  Some of the customers we had conversations with include Aurora Health, United Airlines, Wells Fargo, Houston Methodist, Jack Henry, Red Lobster, Sandia National Labs, BCBS of Michigan, COX Enterprises, Entergy, Boeing, CBRE, among others.

There are three, clear main takeaways from OHUG this year:

  • Despite market momentum around cloud-based solutions, there is still a lot of excitement around customers leveraging PeopleSoft as their core HCM applications
  • Customers are eagerly preparing to deploy Fluid capabilities to their workforce or even extend their current Fluid deployment in other areas of self service
  • Customers are actively working on establishing a maintenance policy and process that is more incremental, while proactively adopting new features we deliver with as little customizations as possible

Russell Broom and Robbin Velayedam hosted a standing room only session focused on how to get started with Fluid.  It was clear from the individual conversations and level of participation that customers are actively looking to deploy Fluid to their workforce as their next phase for maximizing value with PeopleSoft.  Areas around Core HR, Time & Labor, and Payroll appear to be the biggest drivers for deploying Fluid self service, but customers are excited to selectively adopt more Fluid capabilities as we deliver them through product images in the future.  


All but two customers in attendance for our two roadmap sessions were on 9.2.  Some were on image 15, most were on image 9 or later.  It is unprecedented in PeopleSoft history where the majority of customers are on the same release as the Oracle applications Development team.

Customers talked about managing a three-pronged approach to implementing a Selective Adoption strategy with their PeopleSoft environment:  

  • Stay current on PeopleTools - many customers were already on or about to deploy 8.55
  • Get current on the latest HCM application image at least once every 12 - 18 months with the help of Lifecycle Management tools like PeopleSoft Test Framework
  • Get connected with PeopleSoft focus groups and the latest images to adopt new features in their environments faster

During the conference Oracle announced the general availability of the Affordable Care Act Corrections process for 9.2 customers, which rounds out the complete delivered ACA solution for PeopleSoft customers on multiple releases.  We appreciate all the positive feedback provided by customers as they successfully transmitted their ACA files to the IRS and look forward to this upcoming filing season, when we expect customers to switch from their outsourced solution to using PeopleSoft to manage their ACA filings.

Thank you to all the customers, partners, and OHUG members who supported the PeopleSoft track at OHUG 2016.

If you missed OHUG this year, you have other opportunities to catch up on all things PeopleSoft.  For instance, some PeopleSoft HCM team members are in San Antonio this week to meet with customers at the annual Healthcare Industry User Group (HIUG) conference.  Additionally, many team members will be at the Quest Reconnect PeopleSoft conference in Chicago the week of July 18th.  And of course there is Oracle Open World the week of September 18th.  Hope to see you at an upcoming event soon.

To learn how you can get more involved with our focus groups or conference/events, reach out to robbin.velayedam@oracle.com.

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Friday Jun 03, 2016

PeopleSoft at OHUG

The annual Oracle Human Resources User Group (OHUG) conference is just around the corner.  Oracle HR customers will gather next week in New Orleans, Louisiana for OHUG 2016.  Conference attendees will get a download of all the latest innovation for Oracle HR applications - featuring PeopleSoft, Oracle Cloud, and E-Business Suite.


Paco Aubrejuan, Senior Vice President for PeopleSoft Development will kick-off the PeopleSoft track with a session on PeopleSoft Today and Tomorrow, where he will cover all the latest HR technology investments we are making with PeopleTools, Fluid Mobile user experience, and PeopleSoft Cloud computing.  Featured in this session will be Robbin Velayedam, Product Management Director for PeopleSoft HCM providing a product demonstration of the latest fluid-enabled mobile capabilities for PeopleSoft HR employee and manager self-service.

There are a number of engaging customer and partner-led sessions to attend within the five dedicated PeopleSoft tracks available.  Additionally, our team of PeopleSoft Product Management experts will be on hand to present sessions on:

  • PeopleSoft HCM Roadmap
  • Human Resources
  • Payroll for North America
  • Affordable Care Act
  • Talent Management - Recruiting, Performance Management, ELM, Compensation
  • Time & Labor
  • Fluid Employee and Manager Self Service

We are also hosting three separate Meet the Experts sessions.  We invite you to come to these sessions with any questions you have about how PeopleSoft products currently work and will work in the future.  Or feel free to stop by just to say hello.

We will be posting our conference updates on Twitter using #PeopleSoftOHUG, we invite you to use the same hashtag to post your own conference experience with PeopleSoft.  You can also follow the PeopleSoft HCM Product Management team @PeopleSoftHCM

Click this link to register for the conference or view the session list.

'Laissez les bons temps rouler...'

Tuesday May 03, 2016

Come and Collaborate with PeopleSoft Customers and Product Experts

The 2016 HR conference season is in full swing.  We saw a combined audience of over 11,000 attendees at Alliance, Oracle HCM World, and Collaborate in March and April alone.  We now turn our attention to the Summer with the following PeopleSoft events:

  • Oracle HR User Group (OHUG) Conference: June 6 – 9  New Orleans, LA
  • Healthcare Industry User Group (Interact) Conference:  June 12 - 15  San Antonio, TX
  • Oracle Open World Latin America Conference:  June 28 - 30  Sao Paulo, Brasil
  • HEUG South Africa Conference:  July 14 - 15  University of Cape Town, South Africa
  • Quest Reconnect Conference:  July 19 – 21   Rosemont (Chicago), IL

    Experiencing these conferences is a great way for you and your colleagues to socialize with and learn from other PeopleSoft customers engaged in similar deployments and activities.  You will see first hand all the latest features PeopleSoft currently has under development.  You will also have direct access to PeopleSoft Product Management team of subject matter experts who can answer your product questions and help you prepare for what's coming next.


    Note that Oracle Open World 2016 is set for Sept 18 – 22 in San Francisco, CA.  The Call for Papers runs through May 9th.  You may use this opportunity to submit a session proposal to be a speaker at Open World in exchange for a free conference pass.

    Do not worry if Open World is not on your radar.  There are other great opportunities available for you to share with the greater PeopleSoft community of customers and users your PeopleSoft success stories around upgrading, selective adoption, or Fluid self service deployments.  Contact Robbin Velayedam directly if you are interested in learning more (robbin.velayedam@oracle.com).

    Monday Jun 04, 2012

    Oracle HCM User Group (OHUG) 2012 Conference

    The PeopleSoft HCM team is looking forward to a great OHUG conference and to meeting with our PeopleSoft HCM Customers there!

    The OHUG Global Conference 2012 will be held at the Mirage in Las Vegas, Nevada, June 18-22, 2012.

    With Oracle Corporation's continued support of the Global OHUG Conference, this event is one of the best opportunities PeopleSoft HCM Customers have to interact and communicate directly with PeopleSoft Strategy, Development and Support and understand the entire Oracle HCM opportunities that await.

    PeopleSoft HCM has 10 exciting sessions and several Meet the Experts sessions planned to highlight the value and opportunities with PeopleSoft applications. For details on the PeopleSoft HCM tracks and sessions please visit the OHUG Session Line Up page.

    PeopleSoft HCM will be offering an annual General Roadmap session by Tracy Martin and multiple Product specific sessions. Our PeopleSoft HCM General session will provide very valuable information on our continuous delivery strategy and upcoming HCM 9.2 release and beyond. Tracy will also address opportunities that await PeopleSoft customers with co-exist opportunities with Fusion, Taleo, Oracle BI and more. Our Product Roadmap sessions will go into product specific areas providing roadmap information for the corresponding product domains.

    There will also be a PeopleTools Roadmap and Vision session that will let Customers see what is new in PeopleTools and what is planned for the future.

    And last, but not least, PeopleSoft will be holding the annual Meet the Experts sessions. Customers who want to have focused discussions on specific areas or products can meet with PeopleSoft Strategy, Development and Support teams who will be available to discuss product features and answer Customers' questions.

    Don’t miss this opportunity! If you are a PeopleSoft HCM Customer, join us at OHUG! Look forward to seeing you there.

    Friday Jun 24, 2011

    PeopleSoft HCM @ OHUG 11: Enter the Matrix

    The PeopleSoft HCM team is back from a very busy and exciting OHUG conference in Orlando. The packed, standing-room only PeopleSoft HCM Roadmap keynote was the highlight of the conference for many attendees and the reviews are in :

    PeopleSoft rocked the house !

    Great demonstration of products in the keynote.


    Best keynote in a long time, and fun.


    Engaging and entertaining, great demonstration of capabilities.


    Message received loud and clear, PeopleSoft applications are here to stay.

     
    PeopleSoft has a real vision moving forward.


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    Tracy Martin (as Trinity) and other members of the PeopleSoft HCM team presented a ‘must-see’ Matrix-themed session while dressed as movie characters. The keynote highlighted planned HCM capabilities for Matrix administration and future organization visualization enhancements. The team also previewed the planned Manager Dashboard and Talent Summary.

       

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

    Following the keynote, some of the cast posed for photo opportunities at the OHUG booth in the exhibition hall. As you can imagine, they received some interesting looks walking by the other vendor booths.

    The PeopleSoft HCM team also presented numerous other OHUG sessions covering PeopleSoft Talent Management, Compensation, HR HelpDesk, Payroll, Global HCM Practices, Time & Labor, Absence Management, and Benefits. All of those presentations are available from the OHUG site at www.ohug.org.

    When not in one of the well-attended PeopleSoft HCM sessions, conference attendees filled the Oracle booth in the exhibition hall to see live product demonstrations.

    True to their PeopleSoft roots, some of the PeopleSoft HCM team played as hard as they worked in Orlando and enjoyed the OHUG Appreciation event along with customers at the Hard Rock.

    We are already busy planning for Oracle OpenWorld 2011 and prepping sessions our PeopleSoft HCM customers are sure to like. We hope to see you there in San Francisco from Oct. 2-6. To learn more about OpenWorld or to register, click here.

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