PeopleSoft 9.3 – A clarification June 20, 2014Posted by Duncan in PeopleSoft, Strategy, TW.
After the release and subsequent removal of the ‘there is no PeopleSoft 9.3’ post on the My Oracle Support site and twitter I’ve been in contact with Oracle to find out the truth behind these rumours. Let me share with you what I have learned directly from Oracle…
Oracle believes PeopleSoft customers want new capabilities delivered at a high frequency that they can adopt in a non-disruptive, low cost way. They understand that the model of big, disruptive, high cost upgrades every several years doesn’t work any more.
The new PeopleSoft delivery model enables Oracle to give PeopleSoft customers what they want – new capabilities delivered at a high frequency that they can adopt in a non-disruptive, low cost way. PeopleSoft Update Manager (PUM), delivered with PeopleSoft 9.2 is the technology that enables this revolutionary new delivery model.
What does this mean for a PeopleSoft 9.3 release? PeopleSoft customers would like to avoid major upgrades. Oracle’s focus now and for the foreseeable future is to deliver new innovative capabilities onto PeopleSoft 9.2 and (if possible) avoid delivering a PeopleSoft 9.3 release and thus pushing customers towards a major upgrade. The level of Oracle’s commitment to PeopleSoft and the investment in new features, functions, and capabilities remains the same regardless of the delivery mechanism (i.e. delivery onto PeopleSoft 9.2 or in a new PeopleSoft 9.3 release).
Learn more for yourself; check out the PeopleSoft Talk featuring Paco Aubrejuan discussing the new PeopleSoft delivery model and its impact on a PeopleSoft 9.3 release: http://youtu.be/Hm4UWtooG0I