Issue #8 – 15th August 2012
News and Latest Developments
Sravya – one of Succeeds Functional experts – spotted that Salesforce.com are debuting their HCM offering ‘Work.com’ 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.
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
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).
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.