Data Privacy Compliance, PII, and PeopleSoft

Jeff Pearsall

Data Privacy Compliance and PeopleSoft


Organizations must continuously keep abreast of both the regulations and the system capabilities to maintain data privacy compliance.  One such regulation change is the new General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) set to go into effect on May 25, 2018.  In response to this particular legislation and in anticipation of clarifications and other future regulatory changes, new capabilities related to data privacy have been in the PeopleSoft development queue for some time – some enhancements have been released recently via HCM Images 25 & 26, and more functionality is on the future roadmap. 

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Topics: PeopleSoft, PeopleSoft HCM, GDPR

Gartner Cloud Recommendations for On-Premises Oracle Apps Customers

Dan Maude

Link to Garner Cloud ERP Recommendations 

*Gartner's Cloud ERP recommendations for on-premises Oracle customers urge caution, but not inaction. Beacon's assessment is that Release 13 is good enough for larger companies to consider today.*

The Quest User Group has recently posted a link to a  "paper" from Gartner entitled What ERP Customers Need to Know About Oracle Cloud Applications. Customers that are Gartner subscribers can find this research and much more on the Gartner site.

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Topics: Cloud ERP, Oracle ERP Cloud

Oracle Releases PeopleSoft HCM PUM 26

Jeff Pearsall

PeopleSoft HCM PUM Image 26 Released

By Jeff Pearsall   May 2, 2018 

HCM PUM Image 26 was released this past week after a short delay from the previously communicated target date.  Following is a list of some of the key features in this release:

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Topics: PeopleSoft 9.2, PeopleSoft HCM

Top Five New Features Since PeopleSoft 9.2 Financials

Dan Maude

Top 5 Enhancements Since PeopleSoft 9.2 (Financials)


Between November of 2009 and February  of 2013 there were exactly zero enhancements released for PeopleSoft Financials customers. 


With the release of PeopleSoft 9.2 in March 2013, PeopleSoft replaced its upgrade process with an update process.   In Release 9.2 there are no more upgrades, but there are new features. Our Financials functional consultants recently selected these enhancements as the Top 5 since 9.2 was released.


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Topics: PeopleSoft 9.2, Selective Adoption, PeopleSoft Financials

Oracle Releases PeopleSoft HCM PUM 25

Jeff Pearsall

PeopleSoft HCM PUM Image 25 Released

The latest HCM PUM Image is here!  PeopleSoft HCM PUM Image 25 is now available as of Friday, January 19, 2018..  Following is a list of some of the new features in this release:

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Topics: PeopleSoft 9.2, PUM, Selective Adoption, PeopleSoft HCM

PeopleSoft 9.2 HCM Upgrade at Boston Water and Sewer Commission

Dan Maude

Beacon Services Completes

PeopleSoft 9.2 Upgrade with BWSC 

Beacon Services is pleased to announce that Boston Water and Sewer Commission went live over the weekend with an HCM upgrade from 9.1 to 9.2 (Tools 8.56.03/Image 23). The cutover weekend was uneventful. Congratulations and thanks go out to the entire team. 

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Topics: 9.2 PeopleSoft upgrade, PeopleSoft 9.2, Utility

PeopleSoft RECONNECT 2017

Dan Maude

Chicago is My Kind of Town, and once again, there have been connections reconnected. Once again, about 500 people attended RECONNECT 2017, the Quest User Group's annual deep-dive PeopleSoft only conference. 

This is always a fine conference for PeopleSoft Enterprise customers, as it is focused and its' moderate size does lead toward more sharing and networking than the giant conferences Oracle has (and PeopleSoft used to have). 

At the same time though, this conference is a Cryan' Shames. The Sugar and Spice of many sessions was offset by the Kind of a Drag almost total silence on the real actual future and the Cloud. Outside of PeopleSoft developers and management there was zero Oracle presence and things between PeopleSoft customers and Oracle seem more disconnected than ever.

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Topics: PeopleSoft RECONNECT, PeopleSoft 9.2

Oracle Grows, and Oracle ERP Cloud is Gartner Leader

Dan Maude

Oracle Financial Results Impressive

Twelve months ago Oracle changed its compensation plans for North American Sales and Marketing folks, eliminating commissions for licenses of on-premises software. EBS, PeopleSoft, JDE and other "on-prem" software are still available through Oracle Digital, but the field sales and marketing teams became all cloud, all the time. Nothing else counts.

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Topics: Oracle, Cloud ERP, Oracle ERP Cloud

Beacon to Release BEAM Test Manager

Dan Maude

BEAM Test Manager Designed to Help Managers Develop, Clone and Monitor Application Test Plans

Now available, BEAM Test Manager is designed to define, schedule and monitor application testing.

The testing of an enterprise application, during implementation or after an update or upgrade, is a process to ensure that the application produces the expected results after the change. Whether application testing is done manually or with automated scripts, a great many steps need to be managed between a number of people, processes, departments and devices to ensure the application works as expected. BEAM Test Manager provides organizations with the information needed to facilitate these efforts.

The application testing process can be overwhelming and difficult to plan and control. BEAM Test Manager provides new tools to co-ordinate the testing process and to enhance communication and collaboration with test team members.

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Topics: BEAM Test, BEAM Test Manager, application testing, Oracle SaaS, Oracle ERP Cloud

Selective Adoption Fundamentals

Roger Dial

Adjusting PeopleSoft 9.2 Maintenance 

For more than two decades, PeopleSoft followed the industry standard for how to deliver new application functionality to customers. The periodic delivery of massive application upgrades which were difficult and costly to apply was a model which customers had no choice but to accept. Internally, IT Departments and Line of Business system owners took up battle positions over upgrade scheduling. IT, which controlled the resources, would hold out for as long as possible to avoid committing time and money to an arduous PeopleSoft upgrade while Business owners would track and monitor fixes and enhancements delivered in new releases to build a business case in their favor.

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Topics: PeopleSoft change management, PeopleSoft 9.2, Selective Adoption

Oracle Releases PeopleSoft Cloud Manager

Dan Maude

PeopleSoft Cloud Manager Available for Oracle Compute Cloud

Last night Oracle announced the new PeopleSoft Cloud Manager. It is available in the Oracle Cloud Marketplace

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Topics: PeopleSoft Cloud Manager, PeopleSoft Cloud

PeopleSoft Cloud Manager

Dan Maude

Cloud Manager for PeopleSoft Coming to Oracle Marketplace

At the recent PeopleSoft Summit at Oracle Headquarters, a very interesting product called PeopleSoft Cloud Manager was demonstrated. The name might change, and no release dates were given. But the product looked mature (for a 1.0 release), and may prove of great value to customers who plan to keep running PeopleSoft applications for a while, but also want to enjoy the time and cost savings derived from automation and cloud processing.

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Topics: PeopleSoft Cloud Manager, PeopleSoft Cloud

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