Upgrading Your PeopleSoft Reporting Skills: A Roadmap


PeopleSoft, a leading enterprise resource planning (ERP) system, empowers organizations with its robust reporting and analytics capabilities. For professionals working with PeopleSoft, mastering the art of reporting is crucial to leverage the full potential of this powerful tool. In this blog, we present a comprehensive roadmap to upgrade your PeopleSoft reporting skills, ensuring you can navigate through the complexities and unleash the true power of data analysis within the PeopleSoft ecosystem.

Understand PeopleSoft Reporting Basics

Begin your journey by understanding the fundamental concepts of PeopleSoft reporting. Familiarize yourself with key terminologies, reporting tools (e.g., PeopleSoft Query, PS/nVision, Crystal Reports), data structures, and data sources. This foundation will be essential as you progress towards more advanced reporting techniques.

Explore PeopleSoft Query

PeopleSoft Query is the gateway to generating ad hoc reports without relying on IT professionals. Start by learning how to create basic queries, select data elements, and apply filters. As you gain confidence, delve into more complex query structures, including joining tables, using expressions, and incorporating aggregate functions. Mastering PeopleSoft Query is a fundamental step towards becoming a proficient PeopleSoft reporter.

Harness the Power of Connected Query

Take your reporting skills to the next level by mastering Connected Query. This advanced feature enables you to create hierarchical reports with parent-child relationships, producing structured XML outputs. Learn how to build connected queries, nest child queries within parent queries, and filter data effectively. Connected Query opens new possibilities for data analysis and reporting, making it a valuable tool in your reporting arsenal.

Embrace PS/nVision for Financial Reporting

For finance professionals, PS/nVision is a powerful tool designed specifically for financial reporting. Explore the functionalities of PS/nVision, including designing financial layouts, generating multidimensional reports, and leveraging Excel-based reporting capabilities. This skillset will enhance your ability to deliver accurate and comprehensive financial insights to stakeholders.

Leverage Data Visualization Tools

Data visualization plays a crucial role in enhancing the impact of your reports. Explore data visualization tools such as Opensearch Dashboards, Pivot Grids, and Business Intelligence Publisher (BI Publisher). These tools enable you to present data in visually appealing formats, making it easier for stakeholders to interpret and act upon the insights provided.

Stay Updated with Latest PeopleSoft Features

PeopleSoft continually evolves with new updates and enhancements. Stay informed about the latest features and improvements in reporting and analytics within PeopleSoft. Attend webinars, workshops, and training sessions to keep your skills up to date and stay ahead in the rapidly changing reporting landscape.


Upgrading your PeopleSoft reporting skills is a journey that demands dedication, curiosity, and a commitment to lifelong learning. By mastering the basics of PeopleSoft reporting  using Opensearch, exploring advanced features like Connected Query, PS/nVision, and Crystal Reports, and harnessing data visualization tools, you can become a proficient PeopleSoft reporter. Continually staying updated with the latest features ensures that you remain at the forefront of PeopleSoft's reporting and analytics capabilities.

Embrace the roadmap presented in this blog, and unlock the full potential of PeopleSoft's reporting tools. Elevate your data analysis, deliver valuable insights to your organization, and propel your career forward as a skilled PeopleSoft reporting expert.

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Joe Finlinson

Joe has a deep background in technology and business systems, with a bachelor’s degree in computer science, and a master’s degree in computer information systems. He is comfortable and competent at any stage and level of a project, is ITIL certified, and holds the Computer Information Systems Security Professional certification (CISSP), providing him with a solid framework for the provisioning of IT Services and Cybersecurity. A customer advocate and strategic thinker, Joe enjoys working on technical projects and opportunities to help clients, across all sectors and company sizes, optimize technology investment to provide the right solutions to the challenges businesses face.

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