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:
Of course there’s more. Where can you go to get all the details on 8.56? The first place to start is always the PeopleSoft Information Portal, www.peoplesoftinfo.com. Once there, select the PeopleTools tab. There’s a great informational video that runs about ½ hour in length covering some of the new features. For a bit more detail, check out PeopleTools section in the Cumulative Feature Overview tool (also linked to from the PeopleSoft Information Portal) or PeopleBooks online help. To make it easy to find everything, here’s all the links:
Even though this is the first major PeopleTools release since 8.55 in Dec. 2015, you've already seen some of the new features we've been working on. Selective Adoption lets us release new Enterprise Components like Approval Page Composer, Form Builder and Page and Field Configurator in PUM Images. We made Elasticsearch available in PeopleTools 8.55, and of course there’s PeopleSoft Cloud Manager, the application available on the Oracle Cloud Marketplace that helps you run PeopleSoft Application on the Oracle Cloud. Information on all of these features can be found in the PeopleSoft Information Portal.
PeopleTools 8.56 is a major release for PeopleSoft that we are sure will be beneficial. Remember to keep up to date with the PeopleTools direction by visiting Planned Features and Enhancement page (https://support.oracle.com/epmos/faces/DocumentDisplay?id=1966243.2) on Oracle Support and we look forward to hearing your ideas about how we can improve PeopleTools by posting them on Idea Space (https://community.oracle.com/community/support/peoplesoft).