PeopleSoft Weekly Issue #34 – 13th March 2013

Issue #34 – 13th March 2013

News and Latest Developments

The PeopleTools 8.52.14 Patch has been released

The most recent patch for Tools 8.52 has been released. See the above link for details of the fixes that it contains (Support Login required).

Functional

Wade Coombs from the Smart Panda blog has shared a link that combines all of the install and upgrade homepages into a single page. A really handy URL to bookmark.

Charlotte Van Beek from the Blogging about Oracle Apps blog discusses the area of Fusion that often appeals most to PeopleSoft clients –  Fusion HCM Talent Management. She details the product, what areas it covers and the areas where it will be aided by Taleo.

Technical

Archive it or lose it 

Succeeder Simon explains a potential pitfall with archiving Integration Broker messages and shows how to avoid unexpectedly losing data.

Unified Navigation with the Interaction Hub

Randy from the Remote PSAdmin blog talks about one of the nicest features that has been introduced to the Interaction Hub/Portal recently can save a great deal of administrative effort. Randy walks readers through how to set it up.

PeopleSoft Single Sign-on Issues

Wade Coombs has another entry on his Smart Panda blog about effectively writing Sign-on PeopleCode. It can be a little tricky, and he has some handy pointers.

How to lose weight – in the Browser 

This site is more to do with web design than PeopleSoft, but as the boundaries are becoming increasingly blurred this is pretty useful. It’s a single page guide to web design best practice, covering HTML, CSS, JavaScript, jQuery, images and the server side.

Reading

I am worried about … Workday

An interesting thought-piece by ‘Holger’ on the Enterprise Software Musings blog about Workday. He has concerns over Workday’s lack of profits (more on this $119m losshere), the ramping up of competition, slow adoption, architectural issues and the slowing down of new functionality in recent releases.

ERP in the Cloud – More or Less Customisation?

Pat Garrehy from the ERP Cloud News blog stresses the need for a sensible level of customisation within ERP implementations and suggests that some of the newer cloud-only ERPs, as they are still behind on functionality, require more rather than less customisation.

Infographic

The figures on Flexible Working

The pros and cons of flexible working have been in the news a lot over the last fortnight after the Yahoo and Best Buy announcements that working at home was banned. This infographic presents some of the figures, and contains some surprises (1 in 7 workers have special ‘summer working’ hours!).

And Finally…

Heaven and Hell

We normally finish with an off-topic but interesting article, but this cartoon tickled us this week.
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