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How to upload PeopleSoft Cloud Manager 6 Images to OCI

In previous blog, we set up OCI tenancy.  In this blog let us understand how to get Cloud Manager images into your tenancy.  In OCI Classic, Cloud Manager images can be easily downloaded into your identity domain simply by going to Oracle Cloud Marketplace and using the Get App feature. Currently there is not a similar capability for OCI. Instead, you must download the Cloud Manager OCI images to a local system and then upload them into an object storage bucket in your...

Monday, August 6, 2018 | Read More

How to Set Up OCI Tenancy for PeopleSoft Cloud Manager – Part II

In the previous blog on setting up tenancy, you learned that a Virtual Cloud Network (VCN) and subnets must be created as a prerequisite for PeopleSoft Cloud Manager Image 6. In Oracle Cloud Infrastructure (OCI), you get the flexibility to configure networking to mimic your on premises environment.  Networking can be configured in many ways for PeopleSoft environments.  You can have separate subnets for demo, development, testing, pre-production and production environments. ...

Monday, July 2, 2018 | PeopleSoft on the Cloud | Read More

How to Set up OCI Tenancy for PeopleSoft Cloud Manager – Part I

In our previous blog we announced the release of the latest PeopleSoft Cloud Manager Image 6, which includes support for Oracle Cloud Infrastructure (OCI).  Cloud Manager for OCI is designed to work in a simple way.  Let’s try to understand those design aspects that must be considered for your planning. Deploy all instances of a PeopleSoft environment in a single OCI Region. Cloud Manager can deploy PeopleSoft environments in only one region, the one in which it is running. ...

Monday, July 2, 2018 | PeopleSoft on the Cloud | Read More

Initial release of PeopleTools 8.57 will be in the Oracle Cloud

Oracle recently announced in a Tech Update that PeopleTools 8.57 will be generally available to all PeopleSoft customers for use first in the Oracle Cloud.  Shortly after, most likely with the third PeopleTools patch (8.57.03) it will be available for on premises environments. This, understandably, has generated some questions so I thought I take a few minutes to clear things up.  When we talk about running PeopleSoft in the cloud, we are talking about taking one or more of...

Thursday, May 31, 2018 | Read More

Announcing PeopleSoft Cloud Manager Support for Oracle Cloud Infrastructure

Oracle released PeopleSoft Cloud Manager in 2017 featuring in-depth automation to help accelerate adoption of Oracle Cloud (Classic) as an efficient deployment platform for PeopleSoft customers. With the excitement generated around Oracle Cloud Infrastructure (OCI)--a cloud designed for the enterprise customer--several customers and partners have been looking forward to taking advantage of the enhanced OCI with PeopleSoft Cloud Manager.  Oracle is pleased to announce Cloud...

Saturday, May 19, 2018 | Read More

What is the Status of the PeopleSoft Interaction Hub?

As many of you may have heard, PeopleSoft has moved several functional capabilities from the PeopleSoft Interaction Hub (formerly the PeopleSoft Portal) to PeopleTools.  Why did we do this?  We wanted to make clustering available to many more customers.  Clustering enables two or more PeopleSoft applications to behave like a seamless system without noticeable boundaries between applications.  We did a webinar on this subject recently.  Clustering formerly required the...

Thursday, May 17, 2018 | Read More

Elasticsearch the Only Search Engine Supported for PeopleSoft as of May 1st

As has been mentioned in earlier blog posts, Oracle's Secure Enterprise Search (SES) will no longer be an option with PeopleSoft.  As of  May 1, 2018, Elasticsearch is the only search engine supported for PeopleSoft 9.2 applications and it is the only search engine that can be used with PeopleTools 8.56. No new instances of Oracle Secure Enterprise Search should be deployed as the search engine with the PeopleSoft Search Framework.  Starting May 1, 2018, Oracle will provide...

Friday, April 27, 2018 | Read More

Configuring PeopleSoft to Meet Your Needs

Configuration has been a major area of investment for Peoplesoft lately.  We've added many new features in PeopleTools and Enterprise Components that enable you to configure your environment to meet your enterprise's unique requirements.  Configuration is a better option than customization because it makes changes easier and cheaper to manage.  You can take image updates from Oracle/Peoplesoft with much less impact and not have to worry about re-implementing your...

Monday, April 9, 2018 | Read More

Time to Move to Elasticsearch with PeopleSoft

Oracle/PeopleSoft made Elasticsearch our new search engine as of PeopleTools 8.55.11, which was released in November 2016.  At that time, we announced that Oracle's Secure Enterprise Search would no longer be supported as of April 2018.  That date is rapidly approaching. Oracle recommends that customers move to Elasticsearch as soon as possible.  Do not deploy new instances of Oracle Secure Enterprise Search (SES) as the search engine with the PeopleSoft Search Framework....

Tuesday, January 23, 2018 | Read More

PeopleSoft Cloud Manager Spotlight Series Training Now Available

I want to let everyone know about a great new Spotlight Training Video that is available on the PeopleSoft Information Portal.  It's a technical deep-dive into PeopleSoft Cloud Manager.  You'll find it on the Spotlight Training page in the PeopleTools training section.  The information in the training video is based on Cloud Manager image 05. This video is a great resource for anyone looking for a technical deep-dive that describes how to manage your PeopleSoft Applications in...

Friday, December 22, 2017 | Read More

You Don't Want to Miss This Event

If you are a PeopleSoft customer you probably haven't seen this:.  https://blogs.oracle.com/ebsandoraclecloud/replatforming-your-oracle-applications-to-oracle-cloud-infrastructure:-forthcoming-regional-events After all, not many of us on the PeopleTools side monitor the EBS Blog!  But in this case, it's worth a look.  What will it tell you?  PeopleTools is going on the road to talk about running your PeopleSoft applications in the cloud.  What does it mean to run your...

Monday, December 4, 2017 | PeopleSoft Technology | Read More

Quest Experience Week--PeopleSoft Day Virtual Conference

The Quest user group recently conducted a virtual conference for the PeopleSoft user community.  PeopleSoft Day consisted of 19 sessions on a variety of topics about  applications as well as PeopleTools and technology.  There were keynotes, roadmaps, and numerous educational sessions.  If you didn't have a chance to attend the conference live, you can view recorded videos of the sessions on the Quest Content Library.  (You must be a Quest member to access content.)  If you...

Tuesday, November 14, 2017 | Read More

Accessibility: Firefox Compatibility Issue with the JAWS Screen Reader

We've recently become aware of a significant compatibility issue between Firefox V57 (called "Quantum") and JAWS (the screen reader application from Freedom Scientific).  With V57 of Firefox, each call for JAWS to obtain information takes a long time to process, so performance will suffer.  There are other compatibility issues as well.  Freedom Scientific is working with Mozilla (makers of Firefox) to address the situation.  Firefox Quantum will not work in any fashion unless...

Friday, November 10, 2017 | Read More

PeopleTools CPU Analysis

Tuesday, October 24, 2017 | Read More

PeopleTools CPU Analysis

Updated for October 2017 CPU. Questions often arise on the PeopleTools versions for which Critical Patch Updates have been published, or if a particular PeopleTools version is supported.    The table in the Attached Page shows the patch number matrix for PeopleTools versions associated with a particular CPU publication. This information will help you decide which CPU to apply and when to consider upgrading to a more current release.   The link in "CPU Date" goes to the...

Monday, October 23, 2017 | Read More

Planning to Deploy Elasticsearch with PeopleSoft between now and Early 2018?

If you are planning to deploy Elasticsearch by the end of this year or early next year, we suggest going to PeopleTools 8.55.19.  This PeopleTools patch is planned for availability in mid-October, and it contains many fixes and improvements.  Similarly, if you are moving to PeopleTools 8.56, we recommend going to the 8.56.04 patch, which contains the same fixes, and is planned for the same availability.  As PeopleSoft customers have deployed Elasticsearch over the past...

Wednesday, September 13, 2017 | Read More

Oracle Open World is Just Around the Corner

Open World is Oracle's biggest event of the year, and PeopleSoft is well represented again this year.  We will be presenting over 75 sessions including keynotes and general sessions provided by PeopleSoft Executives and leaders, as well as informative sessions presented by our applications and technology teams.  In addition, our partners and customers will be telling their success stories, so you can learn a lot from them.  Take a look at this video to learn more about the...

Tuesday, September 12, 2017 | Read More

Announcing the PeopleSoft Innovator Awards

We have been getting some great feedback from customers and partners on our major PeopleSoft endeavors.  Customers are doing some progressive and innovative things and realizing  benefits from the latest features and advances in PeopleTools, Enterprise Components, and PeopleSoft applications. It’s rewarding to hear such feedback, and to talk with customers that are seeing positive results with today’s PeopleSoft.  We want to recognize your achievements, so we've created the...

Wednesday, August 30, 2017 | Read More

Oracle Releases PeopleSoft Cloud Manager Image 04

PeopleSoft Cloud Manager Image 04 is now available in Oracle Cloud Marketplace.  This new version brings in a number of new enhancements and fixes that customers were asking for.  We’re listening to feedback and working hard to incorporate your ideas into the product as quickly as possible. Here are some of the new features to try out in image 04.  Many thanks to Nagendra Krishnappa for putting this together. Multiple Middle-Tier Provisioning The prior images of Cloud Manager...

Monday, June 12, 2017 | PeopleSoft on the Cloud | Read More

PeopleTools 8.56 is Now Available

Great news from PeopleSoft!  We are happy to announce that PeopleTools 8.56 is now generally available for install and upgrade.  As is the case with all major PeopleTools releases, it's loaded with new features.  In this release you will find: Ability to have a common look to the user interface in each application, regardless of the underlying Fluid or Classic technology An open source search technology with proven success, that will be easier to install and manage Lifecycle...

Friday, June 9, 2017 | PeopleSoft Technology | Read More

More Resources for Elasticsearch with PeopleSoft

There are some new resources available to help with your deployment of Elasticsearch with PeopleSoft.  First, there is a new paper that provides guidance on working with Elasticsearch clusters.  This paper describes setting up clusters during installation, adding and removing nodes, administration of the cluster, starting and stopping clusters and nodes, and managing large indexes.  The Cluster paper is available on the Elasticsearch Home Page on MyOracleSupport.  This paper...

Monday, May 22, 2017 | Read More

Elasticsearch Versions Supported with PeopleSoft

PeopleSoft integration with Elasticsearch depends on the version of Elasticsearch that is distributed with PeopleTools.  PeopleSoft also provides PeopleSoft-specific customizations.  PeopleSoft currently provides a version of Elasticsearch 2.3.2 with PeopleSoft products.  This version of Elasticsearch is distributed to customers through our Deployment Packages (DPKs).  Customers have noted that Elastic, the company that provides Elasticsearch, has announced that version 2.3.2...

Thursday, May 18, 2017 | Read More

Welcome to Our New Blog Platform

It took a bit longer than anticipated, but we are up and running on the new blog platform.  We hope you like the new format.  There are some good features, one of the most important being the responsiveness of the UI.  You can now read and interact with this blog across form factors, including phones. We have a few kinks to work out and a few more things to get configured, but you will start seeing fresh posts shortly.  For those of you that have posted comments on the old...

Thursday, May 18, 2017 | Read More

We're Moving! (This Blog)

This blog will be moving to a new platform on April 17th.  There may be a short period of time during the migration when the blog content is not available, but we'll be back up soon.  The new blog platform provides a more contemporary user experience, and it's responsive, so you will be able to read and interact with it easily on different form factors.   All the existing posts will be migrated and will be available on the new platform. You'll be able to find the blog in the...

Thursday, April 13, 2017 | Applications | Read More

Come See Us at the Collaborate Conference

The Collaborate conference, hosted by a consortium of Oracle user groups (Quest, IOUG and OAUG), is being held April 2-6 in Las Vegas, NV.  This conference covers a broad spectrum of Oracle applications and technology, and PeopleSoft is well represented.  Quest has a web page focused on PeopleSoft at Collaborate that you will find useful.  It will help in planning for your PeopleSoft-related activities.  It highlights keynotes, important sessions and topics,...

Friday, March 24, 2017 | Applications | Read More

Spotlight Series Video on Elasticsearch and PeopleSoft

We've just posted a new Spotlight Series video on using Elasticsearch with PeopleSoft.  This video is the first in a series, and covers the following topics: What is Elasticsearch and why did PeopleSoft move to it for our search engine? What releases of PeopleTools and PeopleSoft applications are needed to deploy Elasticsearch? How do customers obtain it?  Are there any licensing implications? What are the advantages of Elasticsearch? I addition to these points, the main purpose...

Friday, February 24, 2017 | Applications | Read More

PeopleTools Idea Pages

We're doing a lot to enhance PeopleTools, and we have many avenues for gathering requirements: focus groups, conferences, research, advisory boards, and so on.  One area that we would like to promote particularly is the PeopleSoft Idea pages.  There is an idea page for PeopleTools specifically.  We are monitoring these pages regularly, so if you have suggestions for enhancements regardless of size or complexity, please feel free to submit them here.  This is your chance to...

Tuesday, February 21, 2017 | Applications | Read More

PeopleSoft Cloud Manager - Now Available

We’ve been talking about running PeopleSoft Applications on the Oracle Compute Cloud ever since the release of PeopleTools 8.55.  In release 8.55, we changed the way PeopleSoft is packaged and installed, using automated scripts for deployment and configuration. We call that the PeopleSoft CloudArchitecture.  Today, we make it even easier by automating processes like moving on premise environments to the cloud, provisioning of environments, defining topologies,...

Wednesday, February 15, 2017 | PeopleTools | Read More

Interaction Hub Image 3 Now Available

The latest image (Image 3) of the Interaction Hub is now available on My Oracle Support--PeopleSoft Update Manager Home Page.  To get the image, go to the PeopleSoft Update Images tab, then choose the Interaction Hub Update Images page. This image contains a couple of beneficial features: Uptake of Elasticsearch    Elasticsearch is the new search engine used with PeopleSoft.  It provides many benefits over previous implementations of search technology.  When Search is used with...

Wednesday, February 15, 2017 | Applications | Read More

PeopleTools CPU analysis and supported versions of PeopleTools (update for Jan 2017 CPU)

Questions often arise on the PeopleTools versions for which Critical Patch Updates have been published, or if a particular PeopleTools version is supported.  The table in the attached page shows the patch number matrix for PeopleTools versions associated with a particular CPU publication. This information will help you decide which CPU to apply and when to consider upgrading to a more current release. The link in "CPU Date" goes to the landing page forCPU advisories, the link...

Thursday, February 9, 2017 | Security | Read More

PeopleSoft at Collaborate 2017

We have a nice slate of sessions planned for the Collaborate conference, which takes place from April 2nd-6th in Las Vegas.  This valuable conference is hosted by Quest, the Oracle user group.  Quest has posted a  PeopleSoft page for the conference, so if you are focused on PeopleSoft, this makes it easier to review the content and choose your agenda. Registration is open now, and you can save by registering before February 16th. The PeopleTools team will provide several...

Thursday, January 12, 2017 | Applications | Read More

Useful Guidelines for Designing and Developing in Fluid

So you've started adopting PeopleSoft's Fluid User Interface to provide a better experience and mobility for your user communities.  Great!  For those of you that are taking an extra step and are doing some of your own development in Fluid, we offer some guidelines to help with your development efforts.  These docs will help you create home pages, components, and navigation flows that are consistent with those delivered by PeopleSoft's application development teams.  There is...

Tuesday, November 1, 2016 | Applications | Read More

Page Composer for PeopleSoft Fluid Approvals

There is new technology available from PeopleSoft that makes it very easy to configure Fluid Approvals. It’s called Enterprise Common Components Page Composer or often referred to as just Page Composer. With Page Composer, administrators can modify the contents, layout and format of Fluid Approval Pages without having to customize the underlying PeopleTools managed objects (pages and records). Fluid Approvals areoften one of the first product areas that many of you distribute...

Wednesday, October 26, 2016 | PeopleTools | Read More

Elasticsearch for PeopleSoft Now Available!

We’ve been announcing for some time that Elasticsearch would be available for PeopleSoft, and that day has come!  Customers can now download a DPK from My Oracle Support and install and configure Elasticsearch for their PeopleSoft systems.  Elasticsearch is available for the PeopleTools 8.55.11 patch, and customers must be on PeopleTools 8.55.11 or higher to use Elasticsearch.  You can get the DPK from the PeopleTools Maintenance Page on MOS.  Elasticsearch DPKs are...

Friday, October 21, 2016 | Applications | Read More

Come See Us at Open World

Oracle's Open World conference is just around the corner (September 18-22).  PeopleSoft always has a significant presence at Open World, and this year we have lots of great sessions and exciting new things to announce.  If you are interested in PeopleSoft technology and how PeopleTools and related technology can provide value to your PeopleSoft ecosystem, consider attending some of these sessions.  Our general sessions and keynotes are popular every year.  This year, Paco...

Thursday, September 8, 2016 | Applications | Read More

Another Update on PeopleSoft's Plans for Elasticsearch

In an earlier post, we indicated that Elasticsearch would be available in the 8.55.10 of PeopleTools.  Instead, it will not be available with this specific PeopleTools patch. We are working on completing release requirements and we will update the exact 8.55 patch number when we make Elasticsearch generally available for PeopleSoft.  As mentioned previously, Elasticsearch will be the only Search engine supported in PeopleTools 8.56. For those using SES and Verity... SES: We...

Thursday, September 1, 2016 | Applications | Read More

Sample PTF Scripts

There is a great new feature in the latest HCM and FSCM images. PeopleSoft now delivers sample PeopleSoft Test Framework (PTF) Scripts. This is a feature that many have asked for a long time, and we’re happy to make these available. The sample scripts will be very useful. They are nice to see what PTF test scripts are and learn some of the capabilities of PTF. You'll also use them to see some suggested techniques and bestpractices for automating your PeopleSoft Application...

Tuesday, August 30, 2016 | PeopleTools | Read More

Enrich Your Fluid Applications with Third-Party Integrations

Content provided by Balaji Pattabhiraman PeopleSoft applications teams are delivering lots of great content in their images for the Fluid User experience. In addition, though, there are many things customers can do to enhance their applications to meet unique requirements. This post is the next in a series of capabilities that PeopleTools provides. In this post we'll cover how to invoke javascript APIs tointegrate third party elements within PeopleSoft Fluid pages. In this...

Tuesday, July 12, 2016 | Applications | Read More

Using Elasticsearch with PeopleSoft

We reported in April that PeopleSoft is planning to offer Elasticsearch as an option.  Our original plan was to make Elasticsearch available with the first generally available release of PeopleTools 8.56.  We have since revised that plan.  We now plan to make Elasticsearch available with PeopleTools 8.55/Patch 10.  This will enable us to offer Elastic as an option a bit sooner. Oracle-PeopleSoft will continue to support Oracle's Secure Enterprise Search (SES) with PeopleSoft...

Thursday, June 23, 2016 | Applications | Read More

Automated Configuration Management in PeopleSoft

Content Contributed by Biju Narayanan This post is the first in a series on Configuration Management Configuration the Old Way PeopleSoft system administrators have generally spent a good deal of time on manual, repetitive tasks while setting up and configuring their PeopleSoft system.  When you set up a new PeopleSoft demo environment or upgrade/clone environments, considerable effort is spent on configuration-related activities. This often involves going through hundreds of...

Tuesday, June 7, 2016 | Applications | Read More

Analytics in Search

Content contributed by Balaji Pattabhiraman In two recent posts (creating simplified analytics--user perspective and creating analytic home pages), we’ve described some of the capabilities of Simplified Analytics.  In this post, we’ll examine how analytics and charting can be used to enhance search.  Searching is an important part of the PeopleSoft UI, and we are continually improving it.  For example, we included related actions in search pages, enabling users to act on data...

Monday, May 23, 2016 | Applications | Read More

Transforming Analytics and Reporting

Content contributed by Balaji Pattabhiraman A few months ago, I wrote in this blog about a feature in PeopleTools called Simplified Analytics.  This is really transformative technology that puts tremendous power in the hands of end users, enabling them to perform ad-hoc analytics right in context of their transactions and business processes.  It makes reporting timely, secure, and relevant. Let's expand on that concept and take advantage of some other PeopleTools featues.  In...

Wednesday, May 4, 2016 | PeopleTools | Read More

Searching in PeopleSoft

Many customers have asked us about PeopleSoft’s search strategy.  They may have seen that Oracle’s Secure Enterprise Search (SES) isn’t on the price list any longer, so they wonder about PeolpleSoft’s continued use of that product.  First and foremost, Search is an important part of PeopleSoft’s overall user experience, and we are continuing to invest in a consumer grade search experience for the enterprise.  When we re-architected our approach to Search several releases ago,...

Monday, April 25, 2016 | Applications | Read More

Updated PeopleTools Performance Guidelines Red Paper Available

This performance tuning document is not a general introduction to environment tuning.  To use it, you should be experienced IT professionals with a good understanding of PeopleSoft System Administration. To take full advantage of the information covered in this document, we recommend that you have a basic understanding of system administration, basic Internet architecture, relational database concepts/SQL, and how to use PeopleSoft applications. This document is not intended...

Tuesday, March 1, 2016 | Applications | Read More

Reporting in PeopleSoft Without Crystal Reports

As you’ve probably heard, PeopleTools 8.55 will not support the use of the Crystal Reports product with PeopleSoft. (Click here for more information).  Most of you know that we’ve been talking for years about ways to move away from Crystal Reports.  The obvious alternative has been to migrate your reports to Oracle BI Publisher.  I’m writing this post to help you understand that you have other options, and that we think that in many cases, there is an even better solution...

Thursday, February 25, 2016 | Applications | Read More

Tools - Only Upgrades for the Interaction Hub

Now that the Interaction Hub is on the Selective Adoption release process (like all PeopleSoft applications), some customers have been asking us about Tools-only upgrades for the Interaction Hub 9.1, and how that relates to taking maintenance and updates using PeopleSoft Update Manager (PUM). Although it is possible to do a Tools-only upgrade to 8.55 and continue to use your earlier (non-PUM) release of the Interaction Hub 9.1, we don’t recommend this.  Issues will arise when...

Friday, February 19, 2016 | Applications | Read More

Interaction Hub Image 2 Now Available

As we reported last June, the PeopleSoft Interaction Hub now uses the PeopleSoft Update Manager to deliver all updates and maintenance.  Customers can now take advantage of the Selective Adoption process when updating their Hub system.  This puts the Hub in alignment with all other PeopleSoft applications.  We are happy to announce that image 2 is now generally available from the PeopleSoft Update Manager home page. (Choose the Upate Image Home Pages tab, then choose the...

Tuesday, February 9, 2016 | Applications | Read More

Multiple PeopleSoft Applications: Using the Interaction Hub or Not

Many PeopleSoft customers have multiple PeopleSoft applications.  We often refer to this type of environment as a ‘cluster’.  Customers have different types of clusters, some using the Interaction Hub to unify the cluster and some without the Hub.  We are often asked how these are different.  Should a customer use the Interaction Hub for clusters?  Can you get by without it?   The scenario I’m describing in this post relates to PeopleTools 8.55 and it’s use with applications...

Monday, February 8, 2016 | Applications | Read More

Fluid Header and Navigation is the New Standard

Beginning with PeopleTools 8.55, PeopleSoft 9.2 applications will have a Fluid header on their classic pages that matches the fluid pages.  This unifies the user experience of classic pages with newer fluid pages and applications.  With the fluid user interface, user navigation is more seamless and intuitive.  Using fluid homepages, tiles, global search, related actions, and the new fluid Navigation Collection feature, users can more easily navigate to the information most...

Tuesday, February 2, 2016 | Applications | Read More

Simplified Analytics: Putting Power in the Hands of End Users

PeopleTools 8.55 is an important release with lots of exciting features.  We recently held a Partner Summit, where PeopleSoft Development and Strategy met with many of our implementation partners to describe and discuss the new capabilities of our products and the value they provide to customers.  One feature that garnered quite a bit of interest is our new Simplified Analytics feature. Simplified Analytics is important because it puts reporting and analytic power in the hands...

Monday, December 21, 2015 | Applications | Read More

Oracle Proudly Releases PeopleTools 8.55

PeopleTools 8.55 has now been released for general availability.  With this release, Oracle continues to demonstrate our commitment to extend the value of our customers’ investment in PeopleSoft.  The capabilities included in this release have been designed to enhance many of the features we’ve delivered previously as well as to provide our application users substantial new functionality.  Features in this release focus on continued improvements to the PeopleSoft UserExperienc...

Friday, December 4, 2015 | Applications | Read More

PeopleSoft Announces Certification of Oracle Database 12c with Secure Enterprise Search

PeopleSoft is pleased to announce that the Oracle's 12c database is now certified for use with Secure Enterprise Search and the PeopleSoft Search Framework.  Details on how to use 12c with PeopleSoft Search are available in PeopleTools Certification Notes (Document 2081577.1) and the Knowledge Document Upgrading SES database to 12c (Document 2084851.1). In addition to the certification steps, we have also provided an automated mechanism for customers to upgrade their...

Friday, December 4, 2015 | Applications | Read More

PeopleSoft Information Portal--New and Improved!

The PeopleSoft Info Portal is a popular one-stop shop for getting at everything PeopleSoft. If you are looking for information on PeopleSoft and wondering where to begin, that is often the best place to start. It's an easy name to remember: www.peoplesoftinfo.comThe new site is responsive, so you can access it from any form factor.  If you have any questions or want to find out what's new, what's coming in the future, where to learn more--try the PeopleSoft Information...

Tuesday, November 17, 2015 | Applications | Read More

Attending OpenWorld? Come and say HI!

We’re ready, are you??  As you plan your schedule for next week, please be sure to stop by PeopleTools booths at the Demogrounds area in Moscone West, first floor. The Demogrounds will be open Monday through Wednesday, and you’ll find us in 3 pods in section 3155. Rumor has it that we’re back in the far corner to attract traffic throughout the entire vendor fair. Do you have questions about Selective Adoption? The Fluid UI? PeopleSoft on the Cloud? Be sure to stop by. We’ll...

Friday, October 23, 2015 | PeopleTools | Read More

Oracle Open World Less Than A Week Away!

Open World is Oracle's biggest and most important conference, and PeopleSoft/PeopleTools is well-represented again this year. The PeopleTools tech team is presenting many sessions on topics that we think you will find interesting and informative.  (This optimism is born out by the pre-registration numbers for the Tech sessions.)  Come visit us in the PeopleTools demo pods as well.  We hope you will be attending Open World '15, and if you do, please consider coming to see us at...

Monday, October 19, 2015 | Applications | Read More

Fluid Navigtion Design Guidelines Available

Many customers have asked us about guidance for developing in PeopleSoft's Fluid User Interface.  To address that, PeopleSoft's Information Development team has recently published a new guide for designing navigation in Fluid.  The way users navigate in the Fluid UI is quite different (and more efficient) than in classic PeopleSoft pages.  The new guidelines are available here. The guidelines cover the philosophy of Fluid navigation focusing on the following: Multiple paths...

Friday, October 16, 2015 | Applications | Read More

New PeopleTalk on Security

So it looks like I've gone mainstream! I had the opportunity to have a talk with Marc Weintraub which has been posted on the PeopleSoft YouTube channel, here: In this episode of PeopleSoft Talk, Marc talks with Greg Kelly about PeopleSoft security.https://youtu.be/w9n00P2xJCE Don't forget to review the links in the associated My Oracle Support document:My Oracle Support - Useful PeopleSoft Security Links: DocID 2060772.1  https://support.oracle.com/epmos/faces/DocumentDisplay?id=...

Friday, October 16, 2015 | Security | Read More

Accessibility Guide Updated

We've updated the PeopleSoft Accessibility Guidelines for 8.54.  This guide is for people developing using PeopleTools, who want to insure that their designs conform to current accessibility standards.  The PeopleSoft Applications development teams employ these same guidelines.  You can download them from My Oracle Support:  https://mosemp.us.oracle.com/epmos/faces/DocumentDisplay?id=1941471.1   This document applies to the new Fluid User Interface. PeopleSoft publishes our...

Friday, October 16, 2015 | Applications | Read More

Upgrade your SES Database From 11.2.0.3 to 11.2.0.4 for the PeopleSoft Search Framework - link fixed

An Oracle database Upgrade from 11.2.0.3 to 11.2.0.4 is available for Secure Enterprise Search (SES) with PeopleSoft.  This document on My Oracle Support (Document 2022818.1) provides step by step instructions for performing the upgrade.  Note that this upgrade is available for PeopleTools 8.53 or higher on Unix/Linux environments.

Wednesday, July 29, 2015 | Applications | Read More

New PeopleSoft Technology Spotlight Series Available

The PeopleSoft Spotlight Series is a new video-based learning resource that will help you get a deeper understanding of our latest Oracle PeopleSoft technologies, features and enhancements.  Watch these videos to gain insight on how you can take advantage of these features in your enterprise.Senior Strategy Director Jeff Robbins is your host for the Tools and Technology PeopleSoft Spotlight Series.  Jeff introduces each video and summarizes key points covered in the...

Tuesday, July 21, 2015 | Applications | Read More

Were you at Alliance, Collaborate, Interact this year, or wished you were?

This year, as well as uploading my PDF presentation, I've uploaded a couple of additional files. The one you may find interesting is a short form Security Check List. You can find it here:  //cdn.app.compendium.com/uploads/user/e7c690e8-6ff9-102a-ac6d-e4aebca50425/f4a5b21d-66fa-4885-92bf-c4e81c06d916/File/748777074c9044d42de94a869ae9ea8d/security_check_list.pdf This is a supplement to the Securing Your PeopleSoft Application Red Paper (it includes the link) and it covers a number...

Wednesday, July 15, 2015 | PeopleTools | Read More

Coming Soon - PeopleTools Customer Beta Program

The PeopleTools team continues to push forward, ever improving the features and capabilities of PeopleTools.  Recently, you may have seen some of the planned enhancements for PeopleTools 8.55 discussed on MyOracleSupport in the Planned Features and Enhancements area.  This document has replaced the Release Value Proposition that has been used previously to highlight features to look for in the upcoming PeopleTools release. Thereare a number of cool features that we’re...

Tuesday, July 14, 2015 | PeopleTools | Read More

Interaction Hub Image Now Available on the PeopleSoft Update Manager Home Page

As noted in a recent post, the PeopleSoft Interaction Hub is now part of the Selective Adoption Process.  You can get the first image now on the PUM home page.  (At the PUM home page, choose the PeopleSoft Update Image Home Pages tab, then select the Interaction Hub Update Image page from the drop down.)  This means customers can use the PeopleSoft Update Manager and our other life cycle tools to manage their upgrade and maintenance process for the Hub.  There is also a whit...

Tuesday, June 30, 2015 | Applications | Read More

Cost of PeopleSoft vs SaaS and Other Options

There is a lot of publicity around SaaS and various cloud options for enterprise applications these days.  This leaves PeopleSoft customers wondering whether they should stay with PeopleSoft and what that real cost comparisons are.  Is SaaS really less expensive for them?  Is it really the best option for their business?   What are the factors they need to consider?  Can they stay with PeopleSoft and run it in the cloud, getting the best of both worlds? Quest, the...

Monday, June 22, 2015 | Applications | Read More

The PeopleTools CAB is Looking to Expand

The PeopleTools Customer Advisory Board is comprised of PeopleSoft technology strategists and a small group of customers that are leaders - both in their organizations and the PeopleSoft customer community as well. Our members are the decision makers who set directions and priorities for their PeopleSoft applications. The PeopleSoft Technology team is looking to expand our CAB with a few individuals who are familiar with the business side of managing PeopleSoft applications. No...

Thursday, June 11, 2015 | Applications | Read More

New Info Center for Planned Features and Enhancements

PeopleSoft is moving more of it's communication and collateral to the web.  Instead of publishing documents in file format, we'll be posting most of our collateral on various web sites like My Oracle Support (MOS) and the PeopleSoft Info Center.   As an example of this practice, instead of publishing a Release Value Proposition as a document file, we are posting that type of information on MOS.  Visit the Technology tab to view the planned features for the next release of...

Wednesday, June 3, 2015 | Applications | Read More

Have You Deployed Fluid Apps Yet? Would You Like To Speak About it at Oracle Open World?

If you are a partner or customer that has deployed PeopleSoft 9.2 apps and PeopleTools 8.54 and have started using the new Fluid applications, we may have a spot for you to present at Open World.  If you are interested in being a speaker, please contact us and tell us a bit about your project.  As a speaker, your conference fee would be waived. Contact matthew.haavisto@oracle.com

Wednesday, May 27, 2015 | Applications | Read More

Fluid UI Development Training Available

PeopleSoft's new Fluid user interface rocks.  The response from customers has been enthusiastic, and many would like to learn more about developing with Fluid.  Training is available from Oracle University both in classroom and live virtual training.  Note that Oracle University has scheduled classroom training in Belmont, California to correspond with our Open World conference at the end of October.  If you are planning to attend Open World, you have a great opportunity to...

Friday, May 22, 2015 | Applications | Read More

New Style Sheet Guide Posted for Working with the PeopleSoft Fluid User Experience

Customers and partners have asked us for guidelines and standards for developing with PeopleSoft's Fluid UI.  To support that, we've just posted the PeopleSoft Fluid User Interface CSS Guide on the FLUID UI: PeopleSoft Fluid User Interface Documentation Updatespage on My Oracle Support (Doc ID 1909955.1).  This guide contains descriptions of CSS styles that PeopleSoft delivers. You'll find this information helpful for creating custom Fluid applications as well as extending...

Thursday, May 21, 2015 | Applications | Read More

Resources for Deploying Secure Enterprise Search in PeopleSoft

Many customers contact us for information on best practices for deploying the Secure Enterprise Search-based global search in PeopleSoft.  To assist with this, we've created a Knowledge Document in My Oracle Support that contains lots of useful information.  This document has links to the following subjects and more: How to implement High Availability Certifications PeopleTools Online help for Search Reference material like the Administrator's guide and the Installation guide Perf...

Tuesday, May 5, 2015 | Applications | Read More

PeopleSoft Interaction Hub Moving to Selective Adoption

The PeopleSoft Interaction Hub has been on the continuous release model for some time.  Now, we're taking the next step and moving the Hub to the Selective Adoption model.  All PeopleSoft applications have gone to Selective Adoption, and soon Interaction Hub customers will be able to take advantage of the this breakthrough release process and all the tools--like PeopleSoft Update Manager--that make it so powerful. There is a paper on My Oracle Support that describes...

Tuesday, April 21, 2015 | Applications | Read More

Converting a Classic PIA Component to Fluid UI

PeopleSoft just published a new Red-Paper that describes how to convert an existing Classic Component to a new Fluid UI Component.  It's a great resource for anyone that is interested in learning more about Fluid UI and the steps required to move a Pixel-Perfect Component to a new responsive Fluid UI Component. The Red-Paper is called Converting Classic PIA Components to PeopleSoft Fluid User Interface.  You can find it on My Oracle Support, document Id 1984833.1 There are a ...

Tuesday, March 10, 2015 | Applications | Read More

Jumpstart Patch Application and Installs with PeopleTools Templates

PeopleTools OVM templates provide a great way for customers running current levels of PeopleTools to keep up to date with their PeopleTools middle tiers.  The templates provide a simplified method of rolling out new patches, allowing Oracle to bundle, patch, test and deliver all the required middle tier components such as Java, WebLogic, Tuxedo and the Oracle Linux operating system. Using the pre-built templates eliminates the possibility of downloading the wrongversion,...

Friday, January 16, 2015 | PeopleTools | Read More

Consumer Security for the season and Today's World

Just to go beyond my usual security sessions, I was asked recently to talk to a local business and consumer group about personal cyber security. Here is the document I used for the session and you might find some useful tips. Protecting your online shopping experience -check retailer returns policy -use a credit card rather than debit card, or check the protection on the debit card -use a temporary/disposable credit card e.g. ShopSafe from Bank of America -use a lowlimit credit...

Friday, December 19, 2014 | Security | Read More

Important! PeopleTools Requirements for PeopleSoft Interaction Hub

The PeopleSoft Interaction Hub* follows a release model of continuous delivery.  With this release model, Oracle delivers new functionality and enhancements on the latest release throughout the year, without requiring application upgrades to new releases. PeopleTools is a critical enabler for delivering new functionality and enhancements for releases on continuous delivery.  The PeopleTools adoption policy for applications on continuous release is designed to provide...

Friday, December 19, 2014 | Applications | Read More

New Interaction Hub Data Sheet Available

In support of the recently released Revision 3 of the PeopleSoft Interaction Hub, we've just produced the latest data sheet for the Hub, which can be found here.  This paper covers the highlights of the new release, and describes the our overall direction for the product.  The prime topics we cover are as follows: Setting up and running a cluster of PeopleSoft applications using the Interaction Hub Content Management Branding and the User Experience Using the Hub with the new...

Monday, November 17, 2014 | Applications | Read More

PeopleTools/Interaction Hub Dependencies Doc--Updated for Revision 3

The latest version (Revision 3) of the PeopleSoft Interaction Hub is now available.  Since Hub Revisions are aligned with PeopleTools releases, we provide a doc that helps explain how the Hub can best be implemented to take advantage of PeopleTools features.  This document contains information on how new customers can install PeopleSoft Interaction Hub and existing PeopleSoft Interaction Hub customers can apply PIH 9.1 Revision 3 functionality if they are on an earlier...

Monday, November 10, 2014 | Applications | Read More

New Central Resource for Info on PeopleSoft Update Manager

You probably have already heard that PeopleSoft is moving to a new model for providing updates and maintenance to customers.  This new life cycle model enables customers to adopt changes incrementally and on their schedule.  It is much less disruptive, is cheaper and simpler, makes updates available sooner, and gives customers greater control.  An essential part of the new model is PeopleSoft Update Manager.  Now there is a new central resource for everything about PUM and...

Tuesday, October 28, 2014 | Applications | Read More

Open World Recap

Oracle’s Open World conference was completed in early October.  It was one of the best ever for PeopleSoft.  We introduced a lot of new and important features like the new Fluid User Experience and the PeopleSoft Update Manager (and much more).  The response from customers was overwhelmingly positive.  Our sessions were well attended, and the demo grounds were consistently busy with inquisitive customers. PeopleSoft offered informative general sessions like Paco Aubrejuan’s  ...

Friday, October 24, 2014 | Applications | Read More

General Availability announcement for Oracle Application Management Pack 12.1.0.2.0 for PeopleSoft

Oracle PeopleSoft is pleased to announce the General Availability of Oracle Application Management Pack 12.1.0.2.0 for PeopleSoft Oracle Application Management Pack, or AMP, is also known as Oracle PeopleSoft Plug-in for Oracle Enterprise Manager. Oracle PeopleSoft Plug-in Is licensed as part of Application Management Suite for PeopleSoft. This release of Application Management Pack supports PeopleTools Releases 8.54, 8.53 and 8.52. Here are some of the new features of...

Wednesday, October 8, 2014 | PeopleTools | Read More

PeopleSoft Interaction Hub 9.1/Revision 3 Now Available

Peoplesoft is proud to announce that the PeopleSoft Interaction Hub 9.1/Revision 3 is now Generally Available for new installations. The release is available for download on OSDC or physical shipment through Customer Care. Here are a few highlights of Revision 3.  See the Release Value Proposition and Release Notes for more detail on what's in this important release. Branding In PeopleTools 8.54, the Branding feature has been migrated from Interaction Hub to PeopleTools along...

Friday, October 3, 2014 | Applications | Read More

Adapting to the new PeopleSoft Delivery Model

By now, most of you have heard that PeopleSoft change the way maintenance and enhancements are delivered with version 9.2 applications.  If you would like to find out more about the process and the life-cycle tools, lots of information can be found on the PeopleSoft Update Manager Home Page on My Oracle Support (Doc ID 1464619.1).  You can find details on how to set up the environment, what has changed, hardware and software pre-reqs and much, much more.  What is missing, is...

Tuesday, September 23, 2014 | Applications | Read More

PeopleTools Simplifies Internet Explorer Certifications

With the GA of PeopleTools 8.54 a couple months ago, customers have been reviewing the certification requirements for PeopleTools 8.54 as they plan their upgrades.  A number of questions have come up recently dealing with certified browsers.  Just last month, I blogged about the Internet Explorer requirements required to support the new Fluid UI. We’ve made a change recently to simplify the Internet Explorer browser environment for PeopleTools. Oracle has moved to model where we...

Thursday, September 18, 2014 | Applications | Read More

Come to Oracle Open World

Hope most of our readers will be coming to Open World this year.  We have so much great stuff to share this year, we want everyone to see it first-hand.  We also enjoy meeting many of our customers in person, and Open World is a fine opportunity to discuss a variety of topics with you.  Here is a nice promotional video from the PeopleSoft YouTube channel to give you some of the highlights.

Monday, September 15, 2014 | Applications | Read More

Open World Sessions Covering PeopleSoft's New Fluid UI

The new Fluid user interface is groundbreaking for us and our customers.  For that reason, we are offering several presentations and demos at Open World that cover the Fluid UI from different angles.  Some are general sessions of which Fluid is only a part, while some deal more directly and specifically with the subject.  If you are interested in learning about the Fluid UI from top to bottom, here are a selection of Open World sessions that should provide all you want to...

Tuesday, September 9, 2014 | Applications | Read More

Learn More About PeopleSoft Activity Guides at Open World

PeopleSoft activity guides offer a wonderful means to guide your users through complex or infrequently performed business processes.  PeopleSoft applications deliver some great activity guides out of the box, but you can also configure your own quickly and with little effort using the PeopleTools Activity Guide Framework.  We'll be presenting a session at Oracle Open World '14 dedicated to Activity Guides.  Come to our session to see some of the activity guides that we...

Monday, September 8, 2014 | Applications | Read More

Going to Oracle Open World? PeopleSoft Your Primary Interest?

We look forward to Oracle Open World every year for a number of reasons.  Chief among them is the opportunity to interact with customers and partners in person.  We also relish the opportunity to show you the latest PeopleSoft applications and tools--the stuff we've been working on over the past year.  If you are attending the conference and building your schedule, there is a handy document on-line that provides information on most or all of the PeopleSoft-focused activities...

Thursday, August 28, 2014 | Applications | Read More

Open World Session--Functional Overview of the PeopleSoft Fluid User Experience: The Home Page

PeopleTools 8.54 is a landmark release for Oracle/PeopleSoft, and you are starting to see a lot of information on it, both in this blog and elsewhere.  One of the most important aspects of this release is the new Fluid User Experience.  This is a broad-ranging subject, so you will see posts from a functional perspective (this post), a developer’s perspective, and announcements about Fluid applications that are being delivered by PeopleSoft. Perhaps you’ve heard about how the...

Tuesday, August 26, 2014 | Applications | Read More

Developing with Fluid UI – The Fluid Home Page

The first place to start with Fluid UI is with the Fluid Home Page. Sometimes it’s referred to as the landing page, but it’s formally called the Fluid Home Page. It’s delivered with PeopleTools 8.54, and the nice thing about it is, it’s a component. That’s one thing you’ll discover with Fluid UI. Fluid UI is built int PeopleTools with Fluid UI. The Home Page is a component, the tiles or grouplets are group boxes, and the search and prompt pages are just pages.It makes it easy...

Monday, August 18, 2014 | PeopleTools | Read More

PeopleTools 8.54 Upgrade Now Available

We recently announced that PeopleTools 8.54 is generally available.  Now we are happy to announce that PeopleTools 8.54 Upgrade is also available for customers upgrading to 8.54 from earlier releases.  This documentation home page provides a wealth of information on upgrading to this important release.

Friday, August 15, 2014 | Applications | Read More

PeopleTools 8.54 – New Functionality, New Browser Releases

PeopleTools 8.54 has numerous enhancements to offer, but it does have some browser requirements that go along with it as well.  As customers look at the much improved user interface along with other enhancements being delivered in PeopleTools 8.54, they will look to take advantage of the release and plan their upgrade.  As they plan, diligent customers will review certifications and notice that PeopleTools 8.54 certifies only newer browser releases.  For Internet Explorer, IE...

Thursday, August 14, 2014 | Applications | Read More

PeopleTools 8.54: Accessibility

This entry is one of a series of posts that will introduce readers to important features of this landmark release. PeopleTools has long supported accessibility, and with PeopleTools 8.54 we are able to conform to WCAG 2.0 AA standards.  This means that upcoming PeopleSoft applications that are built on PeopleTools 8.54 will be designed to conform to those standards.  Customers that build pages, add-on applications, or customizations can also create conforming pages...

Monday, August 4, 2014 | Applications | Read More

Correction: PeopleSoft Interaction Hub Support Plans

In a recent post, we said that Extended Support for the PeopleSoft Interaction Hub was ending in October 2014.  To be clearer, Extended Support for release 9.0 is ending on that date.  Extended Support for release 9.1 and its revisions will be available until at least October 2018.  Sustaining support will be available for those releases beyond the Extended Support dates.  Look for the release of Revision 3 of the Interaction Hub soon.

Thursday, July 31, 2014 | Applications | Read More

Developing with Fluid UI

The Fluid UI is one of the most exciting new features PeopleSoft has delivered in years.  With Fluid UI, app developers build responsive user interfaces that run on smartphones, mini tablets, tablets and even desktops/laptops using the same PeopleTools components, pages, records and peoplecode they’ve been using for years.  There’s one difference, with classic PeopleSoft, the UI is pixel perfect, meaning what you see on the page is exactly what you built in page designer. ...

Friday, July 18, 2014 | PeopleTools | Read More

Oracle-PeopleSoft is pleased to announce the general availability of PeopleTools 8.54

PeopleTools is proud to announce the release of PeopleTools 8.54.  This is a landmark release for PeopleSoft, one that offers remarkable advances to our applications and our customers.  We are particularly excited about the new PeopleSoft Fluid User Experience.  With this, our applications will offer a UI that is simple and intuitive, yet highly productive and that can be used on different devices from laptops to tablets and smart phones.  We’ve also made important...

Friday, July 11, 2014 | Applications | Read More

Oracle Secure Enterprise Search Deployment Considerations for PeopleSoft 9.2

Oracle Secure Enterprise Search (SES) is the search engine on which the PeopleSoft Search Framework relies. Here is a comprehensive set of resources on My Oracle Support that provide information on the essential hardware for Oracle SES to help ensure capacity for peak concurrent usage of your PeopleSoft 9.2 environment. When planning your PeopleSoft 9.2 installation, follow these recommendations to insure the best possible performance and stability for your...

Wednesday, July 9, 2014 | Applications | Read More

PeopleTools version end of support/life and PeopleTools support for applications

As a follow on from the CPU Analysis posting and for the frequent enquiries we get regarding an end of support/life for a particular PeopleTools version and the versions of PeopleSoft applications which PeopleTools versions support, here is some background you can use for your own research and upgrade planning. Please review  the Oracle Technical Support Policies page at:http://www.oracle.com/us/support/policies/index.html PeopleTools releases are designated as follows -...

Tuesday, July 8, 2014 | PeopleTools | Read More

Paper on PeopleSoft Search Technology

This paper has been around for a bit, but some people may not have seen it.  As customers move to the latest releases of PeopleTools they are adopting our new search technology, and this paper can help with the understanding of all aspects of the new search.  The paper covers the following subjects: Getting Started PeopleSoft Search Technology  Understanding PeopleSoft Search Framework Defining Search Definition Queries Creating Query and Connected Query Search Definitions Creatin...

Tuesday, July 1, 2014 | Applications | Read More

Extended Support for PeopleSoft Interaction Hub Ending--Time to Upgrade Soon!

Extended support for the PeopleSoft Interaction Hub will be ending in October 2014.  Sustaining support will still be available, but if you are an Interaction Hub (aka Portal) customer, you should consider upgrading to the latest release before that time.  The 9.1/Revision 3 release will be available soon after PeopleTools 8.54 is released, so customers considering an upgrade may wish to move to Revision 3 when it becomes available. See this document for general information...

Monday, June 23, 2014 | Applications | Read More

PeopleSoft Interaction Hub Release Value Proposition for Revision 3

We've just published the Release Value Proposition for the PeopleSoft Interaction Hub 9.1/Revision 3.  The RVP provides an overview of the new features and enhancements planned for the upcoming release, which is aligned with PeopleTools 8.54 . The release value proposition is intended to help you assess the business benefits of upgrading to the latest release and to plan your IT projects and investments. The highlights of the RVP cover the following subjects in the upcoming...

Monday, June 23, 2014 | Applications | Read More
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