PeopleSoft 9.2 Upgrades

The value of an upgrade is clearly not the same as the initial implementation, but that doesn’t mean it has to be a painful or costly endeavor. We offer a myriad of upgrade choices that are right for you.

Historically a PeopleSoft system upgrade was often deemed a necessary evil, bringing little to no value to an organization, and done to maintain vendor support.

PeopleSoft 9.2 is "the last upgrade." Nearly two dozen updates have been provided to customers since the 9.2 release. Customers have substantial flexibility in selecting what and when to update, And while the images of each update are cumulative, a good practice is to stay within a year or two of the latest image.

Customers upgrading to 9.2 will see a more modern application with substantial new features over 9.1 or earlier releases.

We can work with you within your investment parameters to make an upgrade cost-effective and productive, whether we perform the end-to-end process or work with you to supplement your internal activities. We can also analyze the existing configuration to ensure you are getting the most out of your initial investment.

Organizations who have been on 9.2 for a while, but have lagged in embracing regular, frequent updates, may want Beacon to advise on and set up various new features in the latest release. 

Customers on a solid, well designed PeopleSoft 9.2 platform may decide to stay. Organizations who plan on remaining on PeopleSoft may benefit from some combination of new feature deployment along with reconfiguration of some "pain points." We can assess and perhaps optimize your current system, or help you with a longer-term plan for your business applications.



  • Upgrade Planning and Management – Confirm drivers to establish the upgrade scope, cost, and timeline, and then manage to that plan.
  • Analysis and Upgrade of Customization – Reduce the cost of maintenance and future upgrades (images) through the adoption of delivered technology and changes to work practice. Use Beacon's automated comparison reports to identify online and batch customization needing attention.
  • Execution of Upgrade Scripts – Deploy seasoned professionals to expedite the upgrade process using proven techniques, such as splitting temp table creation and alter without deleting scripts into multiple parts. Run data conversions in parallel with upgrades.
  • Testing – Deploy a well tested system by leveraging our test scenarios and test scripts built for your industry – or take advantage of our automated test tools for execution through each of your test moves.
  • End User Training – Update the skill sets of your employees through delta training and demonstrations.
  • Automated Change Management and Testing for PeopleSoft – Once you’ve upgraded to the new release, we can deliver an application change management software for PeopleSoft designed to ease the burden of future technical migrations and fixes in an automated and compliant fashion.


“9.2 is the last PeoleSoft application upgrade.”