Oracle and the PeopleSoft team have changed the way all maintenance and functionality is being delivered starting in PeopleSoft 9.2 using the new PeopleSoft Update Manager (PUM).
PUM transforms the way customers manage their PeopleSoft applications. Customers have the ability to determine what maintenance to apply, when to apply it, and at any point can create a single change package to get current. The cost savings and strategic benefits this enables are significant.
While PUM delivers transformative value to customers and feedback from customers has been very positive, it represents a change in approach from how PeopleSoft has historically delivered maintenance. To avoid disruptive impact to upgrade and implementation plans, it is critical to understand and plan for the hardware, software, and procedural change that PUM represents.
If you are planning or executing a PeopleSoft 9.2 upgrade or implementation, it is important that you include PUM in your plans. Use the following resources:
- The PUM Home Page. Single site that contains all PUM related content, training, and image schedules, as well as links to all information mentioned below.
- PUM Video Feature Overview: If you don’t know what PUM is, start here.
- PUM Hardware and Software Requirements: See the Quick Start Guide (#9) and Using VirtualBox Images (#10) on the PUM Home Page. These two documents outline the hardware and software requirements for PUM.
- PUM Instructions and Best Practices: See all other documents and trainings on the PUM Home Page.
There are many additional documents available that provide training and detailed install and usage instructions. We strongly recommend reviewing the PUM Best Practices and Maintenance Strategy document (#6) for guidance on the procedural implications of PUM.
If you have any questions or need assistance please contact Oracle Support.