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Page Composer for PeopleSoft Fluid Approvals

By: David Bain | Director PeopleTools Product Management

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.

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