PeopleSoft Upgrade Testing using PTF Automation for a Healthcare Customer

Astute recently completed another successful implementation of PeopleSoft Test Framework Test Automation using FasTest where customer‘s manual test scripts for PeopleSoft Financials and Supply Chain application modules were automated. About 30% of the customer‘s manual test library was automated with just 40 scenario based test scripts, also called PTF Shell Tests, which comprised of about 150 individual application transactions. Critical business processes such as requisition creation, inventory replenishment, expense report generation and…

Take-aways: Webinar on Self Service HCM Analytics by Oracle

In one of the recent online webinars presented by Oracle, Robbin Velayedam, Director, HCM Product Strategy and Customer Engagement, presented some useful insights on Self Service HCM Analytics. Here is an overview of what was discussed around understanding, implementing and leveraging simplified analytics within PeopleSoft, especially in HCM applications 1. ‘Analytic’ is a report with a business objective in mind. PeopleSoft analytics are now user defined, multi-dimensional and flexible!. Here is…

Powerful Procurement Tools

PeopleSoft customers continue to look for unique ways to take advantage of delivered powerful tools. PeopleSoft provides these powerful procurement tools in the form of workbenches – Requester’s Workbench, Buyer’s Workbench and Sourcing Workbench. Let’s explore the usage of these tools in PeopleSoft Procurement process. Requester’s Workbench Requesters can search for Requisitions based on Requisition ID, Supplier ID, Item ID, Requester, Requisition Date, Requisition Status, Sourcing, Chartfields. Once the search…

Implement drilldown URL feature for a PS query based Pagelet

I ran into an interesting task where I need to build and enable drilldown feature for a PS query based homepage pagelet that is used on dashboard. Drilling URL is a nice feature introduced starting with PeopleTools 8.50 and PeopleSoft added more features in later tools releases that enables and allows user to drill down to relevant data or information redirecting to a specific transaction or another query result set…

Oracle Beats Amazon Web Services in Head-to-Head Cloud Database Comparison New Oracle Database-as-a-Service is 20 years ahead of Amazon Web Services

Oracle OpenWorld, San Francisco, Calif.—Sep 2016 Oracle Executive Chairman and Chief Technology Officer, Larry Ellison at the Oracle OpenWorld demonstrated that Amazon databases are 20 years behind the latest release of the Oracle Database in the Cloud. In his keynote presentation at Oracle OpenWorld 2016 in San Francisco’s Moscone Center, Ellison shared benchmark test results that showed that Oracle Database-as-a-Service (DBaaS) performed up to 105X faster for Analytics workloads, 35X…

Revolutionize PeopleSoft Reporting with Fluid

For years now the de-facto standard  has been PS Query and batch programs like AE and SQR, outputs of which are downloaded and “massaged” in Excel to get the data to the end state desired. While there may be a method to this madness, the reality is that Customers have sadly accepted a very low standard of technology and capability when it comes to PeopleSoft Reporting. From the look and…