PeopleSoft Weekly Issue #20 – 14th November 2012

Issue #20 – 14th November 2012

A big thanks to Jennifer from American Family Insurance for being our 300th subscriber.

News and Latest Developments

The Cumulative Feature Overview (CFO’s) tools are now available for PeopleSoft 9.2. The tools allow you to understand major changes that have occurred across multiple releases in comparison to your exisitng product version.

Oracle announced yesterday its minority investment in Engine Yard, a leading cloud development platform that supports Ruby, PHP and Node.js. It is expected that this partnership will provide cloud application developers with a greater choice of development and deployment options. Engine Yard is a competitor to Salesforce’s Heroku PaaS offering.

Functional

PeopleSoft Approval Workflow Engine part 2

On the PeopleSoft Answers blog there is a two part series on PeopleSoft AWE (Approval Workflow Engine). Part Two is linked to above, click here to recap on Part One (scroll down past the job adverts to read the article).

Time and Labor in HCM9.2 part 2

Following on from last week, Jiju Vengal has posted Part Two of his series examining some of the new features in version 9.2 of PeopleSoft HCM for the Time and Labor module. Part One is linked here.

Technical

Accessing the Component Buffer within a CI

Succeeder Simon explains a handy technique that he’s learnt from working withPeopleSoft CRM.

A New Home for Customizations

The addition of PS_CUST_HOME is one of the lower-key items in the PeopleTools 8.53 RVP. This brief post serves to remind us that it’s something to consider when upgrading.

Popup Form with jQuery UI Dialog

Daniel Kibler from Robert Half International shows how to easily present the user with attractive popup forms using jQuery UI.

PeopleTools Resource Library

Courtesy of Matthew Haavisto on the PeopleTools blog is the PeopleTools Resource Library. This library contains a lot of documentation including presentations, white/red papers, data sheets, links to video feature overviews, viewlets, appcasts, and the latest release information.

Reading

The Month ERP Permanently Changed

If you only have time to read one item this week, make it this one. Brian Sommer, CEO of TechVentive, documents this seven part look at how the ERP software market has fundamentally changed.

I’m Nicolas Gasparotto and this is how I work

Nicolas – Oracle DBA & Peoplesoft administrator and Oracle ACE – contributes to the ‘how i work’ series this week.

And Finally…

12 Unconventional Habits of Highly Productive People

What techniques could really give your day a jump-start? Tips from Tim Ferriss, Tony Robbins, Standford Univeristy and TED Talks.

Turning the Performance Review Upside-down 

Joris Luijke, VP of Australian software company Atlassian outlines their approach to move away from six monthly performance reviews, 360 degree feedback and five point scale ratings. He shares Atlassian’s innovative alternative.

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