Page Composer for PeopleSoft Fluid Approvals
By Dave Bain-Oracle on Oct 26, 2016
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 are often one of the first product areas that many of you distribute to users to use on mobile devices. They are also an area of the product that each organization likes to tweak to meet their needs. Previous versions of mobile-ready approvals were built with IScripts and Mobile Application Platform (MAP), so customizing the UI was difficult and required developers. Now with Page Composer, changes are made using a simple drag-drop UI that doesn’t require complex programming.
The beauty of the Page Composer architecture makes it so that no PeopleSoft page is modified or customized, and the changes take effect immediately. That means the change does not need to be managed when updating underlying PeopleSoft objects and code. In Fluid Approvals, each approval type and device size has its own composition (page layout) providing full flexibility to customers when deciding what data to display.
It’s important to point out that in order to use Page Composer, you must use the new Fluid Approvals that are built for use with Page Composer. Application teams will make the first set of approvals available in the following PeopleSoft Update Images, FSCM image 20, HCM image 20, CRM image 12 and ELM image 15. It’s also important to mention that Page Composer only supports Fluid Approvals and is not something that can be used with any Fluid page. We’ll let you know if that changes.You can read more about Page Composer in the Tech Update found on MOS Note 764222.1.