PeopleSoft Weekly Issue #8 – 15th August 2012

Issue #8 – 15th August 2012


News and Latest Developments

Jim Marion’s OpenWorld Sessions

The Oracle OpenWorld agenda is filling out and the schedule builder is now live here (login required). Jim has selected some of the must-see sessions for PeopleSoft techs at OpenWorld  and it looks like there’s some great content (and we’re obviously delighted that Succeed’s session on ground-breaking UIs gets a mention!).  There’s no word from Jim whether he’ll be at the Pearl Jam/Kings of Leon appreciation event though … is coming

Sravya – one of Succeeds Functional experts – spotted that are debuting their HCM offering ‘’ at their Dreamforce conference. As this runs just prior to OpenWorld we wonder whether (after last year’s shenanigans) Larry will let Marc Benioff on stage at OOW this year.


Controlling country-specific sub pages in HCM

HROI Consulting detail how to remove access to the collapsible country-specific sections that appear on some of the pages in PeopleSoft HCM.

Tools and Code

PeopleSoft On Demand Training Classes Available

Oracle University now offers some of its classes in a new Training On Demand format. It’s great to see Oracle keeping up with the shift to online learning. Hopefully it’s a success and they can update the courses to PeopleTools 8.52 or 8.53 versions (as PeopleTools 8.50 came out in 2009 and there have been many improvements in that time).

PeopleTools 8.52 and IE9 Header issue 

Duncan has documented an issue in the latest Tools patch which partially shifts the portal header off the top of the screen on PIA content pages. He also shows an interim fix until the issue is patched.


Was Taleo a better investment than SuccessFactors?

SAP has had a troubled time of late, and there are growing suspicions that their latest purchase might not turn out as well as they’d hoped.

The coming change in Self Service

Self Service is changing. It used to just allow you to change address details, check your payslip and maybe your rota. In 2012 it’s more about engagement, with recognition, rewards and kudos.


Customer Stories – TCU’s PeopleMobile Implementation

In this webinar, Josh Harmon of TCU discusses TCU’s successful implementation of GreyHeller’s PeopleMobile.  Gartner recommends updating your mobile strategy every 6 months, and the first section is good background on TCU’s journey through their mobile vendor analysis. From 37 minutes onwards it’s into the demo.

And Finally…

Olympics Visualisations

At Succeed we’re very focussed on the aesthetic side of the UI, and Jacki spotted the above linked visualisations. Just as interesting is the analysis here from the NYT – One Race, Every Medalist Ever.

Also on the subject of visualisation, we’d like to spend some time exploring the new Chartwell Graphical Font. Even if you’re busy, it’s worth scrolling down and watching the first 90secs of the video.

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