By Matthew Haavisto-Oracle on Oct 24, 2014
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 “PeopleSoft Strategy and Roadmap—Modern Solutions Delivered with Ease” . In that session, Oracle’s Senior Vice President and General Manager of PeopleSoft Development addressed a standing room only crowd, and described how Oracle’s continued investment in PeopleSoft is delivering key innovations that address our customer’s greatest challenges:
- Delivering a robust solution that is intuitive and easy to use – regardless of device (mobile device or desktop workstation)
- Ensuring that new PeopleSoft capabilities are delivered on a continuous basis and are easy to adopt at a low cost, without the need to upgrade.
Paco shared how the investments in the new PeopleSoft Fluid User Interface and the new continuous PeopleSoft Delivery Model address these challenges.
PeopleSoft Application sessions were also well attended. Our applications teams provided greater depth and specificity, describing how PeopleSoft applications are taking advantage of the latest PeopleTools technology, particularly in the areas of the Fluid UI and PeopleSoft Update Manager and the new delivery model.
Our PeopleTools Tech sessions were packed with curious, enthusiastic customers. Here are some highlights:
The PeopleTools team delivered several sessions focused on the Fluid User Interface, covering different aspects and for different audiences.
- Matthew Haavisto presented a survey of the new features from a user’s point of view, as well as a glimpse at what is coming for Fluid in future releases of PeopleTools.
- Jeff Robbins covered how to take advantage of many of the new Fluid features.
- Dave Bain covered Fluid from a mobile perspective and described how developers can build, customize, and deploy Fluid features.
Life Cycle is another important topic that was addressed in these sessions.
- Mike Krajicek presented with a customer (Boeing) on Optimizing change delivery.
- Dave Bain covered not only the new PeopleSoft Update Manager, but the new delivery model that will enable customers to reduce cost and receive new functionality and fixes faster.
- Tim Durant and Vijay Gopalan presented a deep dive on all the life-cycle management tools.
There were several valuable sessions that were either new this year or perennial favorites that are updated for the latest release.
- Pramod Agrawal demonstrated how to set up a cluster of PeopleSoft Applications including the Interaction Hub.
- Jim Marion presented his always popular PeopleTools Tips and Techniques session.
- Jeff Robbins covered the PeopleSoft Analytics and Reporting Suite.
- Greg Kelly described how to secure your system against the ever changing threats that are continuously emerging.
- Dave Bain described the continuing evolution of PeopleSoft integration technology.
- Mark Hoernemann covered the Platforms Roadmap.
- Jeff Robbins presented the overall tools and tech roadmap.
- Matthew Haavisto showed how to guide users through complex or infrequently performed processes using Activity Guides.
Finally, we also offered the ever-popular panel discussions and ‘Meet the Experts’ sessions.