PeopleSoft Technology | Friday, June 9, 2017

PeopleTools 8.56 is Now Available

By: David Bain | Director PeopleTools Product Management

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:

  • Ability to have a common look to the user interface in each application, regardless of the underlying Fluid or Classic technology
  • An open source search technology with proven success, that will be easier to install and manage
  • Lifecycle management process that lets change be selected directly from analytics
  • Ability to create test scripts that use queries to provide test data
  • More platform support for the PeopleSoft Deployment Framework
  • And it’s easier than ever to lift and run your PeopleSoft applications in the Oracle Cloud

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).

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Comments ( 1 )
  • Jason Sunday, June 11, 2017
    What is the Page and Field Configurator that is mentioned in this post? Is that just part of Form Builder or something different?
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