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Which PeopleTools version goes with which Application? March 19, 2015

Posted by Duncan in PeopleSoft, PeopleTools, Strategy, TW.
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If you’re ever in the situation where you’re wondering what your options are with PeopleTools versions, and which applications they can be used with, then we have just the document for you.

It shows you:

– the Applications, their release dates, and – more critically – the dates that Premier and Extended Support ends

– the PeopleTools versions, and the date that support ends (yes, 8.52 is now out of support)

– the combinations of the two, for instance, can you go to Tools 8.53 with a v8.9 application? do we believe that PeopleTools 8.55 will support v9.1 applications?

– what this means for Fluid. For example, if you’re on v9.1 but upgrade to PeopleTools 8.54, what Fluid functionality do you receive?

Check out the White Paper here:

http://www.cedarconsulting.co.uk/news-details/March-2015-New-White-Paper-PeopleSoft-Version-Compatibility/index.html

 

 

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Cloud Outage Audit for 2014 December 30, 2014

Posted by Duncan in Cloud, PeopleSoft, TW.
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Via Chris Kanaracus we heard of the Cloud Outage Audit for 2014 which compares the reliability figures for all of the major cloud vendors. One of the areas that Cedar specialises in is moving PeopleSoft to the Cloud so we pay particular attention when reports like this are released. It’s an interesting read (the full report can be found here) however here are the results:

 

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David Linthicum, SVP Cloud Technology Partners pulls no punches:

Discounting the low-end public clouds, uptime has been much improved, with one major exception. Even though [public cloud providers] are expanding quickly, they seem to be smarter at operating their business, with the possible exception of Microsoft, which has made some dumb mistakes.

The underlying theme seems to be that some of the newer providers are encountering issues as they start to scale which Amazon has already been through (as they had a ~5 year headstart on many of their competitors).

The downtime figures are sourced from CloudHarmony, an independent, third-party company that conducts monitoring of cloud vendor uptime.

Cedar Wins Gold – PeopleSoft Partner of the Year October 28, 2014

Posted by Duncan in PeopleSoft, TW, UKOUG.
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If you follow any number of those in the Partner community on LinkedIn you’ll have seen many of us asking that you vote for us in the UKOUG’s annual Partner of the Year competition. All of the partners are really grateful for your votes as winning an award selected by end-users carries significant prestige.

I’m delighted that the company which I now work for – Cedar Consulting – were awarded 1st place (Gold) for PeopleSoft Partner of the Year for 2014/2015.

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Simon (right), collecting the award from David Warburton-Broadhurst – the UKOUG’s President

Cedar were also thrilled to win Silver in the Fusion Partner of the Year awards, further establishing our reputation as the go-to partner for Fusion/Taleo for all existing PeopleSoft customers.

SimonWr (normal)Simon Wragg, Director at Cedar Consulting said, “We are honoured to receive both the PeopleSoft and Fusion Partner of the Year awards amongst such a strong group of finalists. Cedar Consulting are delighted to be recognised as one of the leading partners within the UK Oracle User Group community. Winning these awards and knowing that so many votes were cast from Oracle customers is a real testament to the service we have provided over the last 12 months”  

We’d like to thank all of you who took the time to vote for us, we’re very grateful for your support.

 

PeopleSoft 9.3 – A clarification June 20, 2014

Posted by Duncan in PeopleSoft, Strategy, TW.
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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… (more…)

It’s official, there is no PeopleSoft 9.3 June 18, 2014

Posted by Duncan in PeopleSoft, Strategy, TW.
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EDIT: It seems that this was an erroneous announcement by Oracle (it appeared on both their Twitter feed and the MOS site).

I’ve now received further clarification from Oracle, read about it here.

 

PeopleSoft in the Cloud at UKOUG Apps 2013 October 31, 2013

Posted by Duncan in Cloud, PeopleSoft, UKOUG.
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A couple of week’s ago, Succeed attended the UKOUG Apps 2013 conference. The turnout was a little lower than hoped for, but there was some great content over the 2 days.  Succeed presented two sessions, Michelle (T&L guru and pre-sales Funcitonal expert) presented first on running Timesheets and Expenses within PeopleSoft HCM (i.e. without having the extra infrastructure that would be required for the Financials environment that Timesheets and Expenses resides in).

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On the second day, I presented on ‘Two PeopleSoft clients and their Journey to The Cloud’. There isn’t a picture of me presenting (and I don’t look as good as Michelle anyway!), so here’s a cut-down version of the slide deck instead:

Most of the sessions were pretty full, even on the morning of the second day (traditionally not the best attended sessions!). There were few spare seats in the PeopleSoft in the Cloud session – so there is clearly a lot of interest, and “friend of Succeed” Graham Smith’s Tools 8.53 presentation was full too:

PeopleSoft and the Leap Motion July 31, 2013

Posted by Duncan in Look and Feel, PeopleSoft.
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I had the chance to play with one of the new Leap Motion controllers today. My first instinct was to play some games with it, however my second instinct was to see how well it works with PeopleSoft …

PeopleSoft Weekly Newsletter August 7, 2012

Posted by Duncan in PeopleSoft, Strategy.
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We’ve started a free email newsletter to try to bring the latest and most interesting news from the PeopleSoft world to those that don’t have the spare time to regularly monitor RSS feeds full of blogs and news sources.

It initially started as a method of engaging the part of our company that wasn’t tech-savvy enough to use Google Reader etc, however we’ve found that there’s always something in the newsletter that we’ve not seen before so our Techs have signed up too.

We’ve experimented with other delivery mechanisms but they include too much spam and irrelevant content or they require people to download new software or setup new online accounts. We definitely didn’t want the former, and felt the latter would only slow adoption too. A personally curated newsletter – delivered by email (which everyone already has) – seems the best method. Weekly seems the correct frequency too, not too frequent that it clogs your inbox, and not so occasional that the content is out of date. We settled on Weds at 3pm (UTC) as a reasonable time to send.

It’s free, so there’s no barrier to entry and you can subscribe/unsubscribe at any time. We’re an ethical company and we’re not going to abuse your email address. You’ll never get marketing spam, you’ll only ever get the weekly newsletter. We’ll never sell your email address to anyone else.

Have a look at back-issues and sign up here.

Deleting old User Profiles January 10, 2012

Posted by Duncan in Administration, PeopleSoft, Security.
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Vanilla databases often contain 150-200 ‘example’ user profiles. While these can be useful to clone as a starting point early in an implementation, they’re frequently left dormant as the project continues – and sometimes still exist in Production post go-live.

It’s a straightforward task to lock the accounts, but once you have your security setup in place and your own template user profiles to clone then these ‘example’ accounts no longer serve any purpose. Here’s an easy way to delete them. (more…)

OOW11 Day 4 Round-up October 9, 2011

Posted by Duncan in Fusion, OOW, PeopleSoft.
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Following on from Day 3’s round-up:

I had to miss a couple of the sessions that I’d have liked to have seen today as we had to leave early to catch our flights, I was particularly disappointed to miss out on Robert Half International talking about PeopleSoft on Amazon Web Services.

I did manage to go and see some of the Oracle UK team (Debi Ashby, Diana Draghici and Mike Everitt) talking about what you can do to improve the PeopleSoft UI. The team walked through some role-playing scenarios for adding navigation collections, portal pagelets etc and then showed some screenshots of the work that Succeed has done at Pret, which was nice.