Oracle Releases Oracle's PeopleSoft 9.2

Mon Mar 18, 2013 9:30am EDT

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  INDIANAPOLIS, IN, Mar 18 (Marketwire) -- 

    News Facts

--  Enabling customers to maximize their investment in Oracle's PeopleSoft
    applications, Oracle today announced that PeopleSoft Human Capital
    Management 9.2, PeopleSoft Financials 9.2 and Supply Chain Management
    9.2 will be generally available Friday, March 22.
--  Oracle demonstrates its commitment to continue to invest in PeopleSoft
    by including more than 1,000 new features, functions, and enhancements
    in PeopleSoft 9.2.
--  PeopleSoft 9.2 delivers an innovative new user experience, expanded
    product functionality, while helping to reduce total cost of
--  As with PeopleSoft 9.1, Oracle plans to continue to deliver new
    capabilities on top of PeopleSoft 9.2 via Feature Packs.
--  PeopleSoft 9.2 leverages important new technology capabilities
    delivered in PeopleTools 8.53.
--  With the delivery of PeopleSoft 9.2, Oracle will simultaneously
    provide upgrade scripts as well as the multi-language version of this
    release, a first for PeopleSoft applications. This enables PeopleSoft
    customers around the world to immediately begin implementing
    PeopleSoft 9.2 and reap its benefits sooner.
--  A number of customers and partners have been working with Oracle as
    early adopters of PeopleSoft 9.2 and have already started their
    implementation and upgrade projects. Some of these customers include:
    AARP, Caterpillar Inc., Daimler, Franklin Templeton Investments,
    Washington University in St. Louis, Westfield, and Verizon. Partners
    working with Oracle include: Accenture LLC, BTR Group, Cardinal Point
    Solutions, Cognizant, CSC, Deloitte Consulting, Ellire, GreyHeller,
    Huron Consulting Group, Infosys, KPMG, MIPRO, Newbury Consulting
    Group, PwC, Regents Consulting LLC, SmartERP Solutions, Succeed
    Consultancy LLC, Wipro, and Zanett.


Innovations in PeopleSoft 9.2 Extend Business Value for Customers

--  Designed to reduce the cost to stay current, PeopleSoft Update Manager
    transforms the maintenance process. With PeopleSoft Update Manager,
    customers can:
    --  Define change packages so they are tailored to their specific
    --  Apply maintenance on their schedules
    --  Get current regardless of prior maintenance levels
    --  Streamline maintenance processes
    --  Minimize costs and disruptions associated with applying
        maintenance (e.g. regression testing) and maximize the impact of
        desired updates
--  A new global, free text search across multiple objects and multiple
    instances within PeopleSoft 9.2 via Oracle's Secure Enterprise Search
    provides more than 120 indices to enable users to quickly retrieve
    accurate and actionable search results for a more efficient
    search-driven approach to navigating.
--  PeopleSoft 9.2 adopts the expanded Related Actions Framework delivered
    in PeopleTools 8.53, which further streamlines navigation by enabling
    users to take contextually relevant actions on objects in place of
    using traditional menu paths.
--  This release delivers new visual guides to help casual users better
    navigate the system and execute activities faster and more easily:
    --  Activity Guides enable intuitive, step-by-step processes that
        simplify a casual user's interaction with the system. Activity
        Guides are used in pre-built Life Events for the self-service
        management of actions related to marriage, a new born baby,
        adoption and divorce/legal separation.
    --  Train Stop visualizations lay out steps of a process in a highly
        visual manner across the top of a work screen to help casual users
        better navigate other self-service actions such as Pay Check
        Modeling and Supplier On-Boarding.
--  In addition to making changes to assist casual users, Oracle has also
    made changes to PeopleSoft 9.2 intended to help high-impact users be
    more productive by delivering a number of out-of-the-box WorkCenters.
    WorkCenters are designed to dramatically improve the effectiveness by
    consolidating user tasks, exceptions, alerts, links, reports, and
    queries into a single, secure, role based, cockpit style "command
    center" that can be personalized via end user configuration.
--  PeopleSoft applications take advantage of new real-time,
    multi-dimensional decision support analysis capabilities enabled by
    PeopleTools 8.53 with over 60 prebuilt self-service Pivot Grids
    delivered in release 9.2.
--  New and enhanced features and functions in PeopleSoft 9.2 create
    comprehensive business and industry solutions designed to address the
    most intricate requirements.
    --  PeopleSoft Human Capital Management 9.2 includes smart HR
        template-based transactions, Mid-Period Reviews, a
        consumer-oriented recruiting user experience, Learning dashboard,
        and redesigned time entry process.
    --  PeopleSoft Financials and Supply Chain Management 9.2 include mass
        GL Journal Approval, Matching History, Supplier On-Boarding, Cash
        Forecasting, Multi-Dimensional Project Rate Definition, Asset
        Retirement Obligation Accounting, new intuitive self-service
        eProcurement requisitioning, and redesigned Expense entry.
    --  Industry-specific applications include Approval Workflow for
        Commitment Control budget journals for Public Sector, support of
        Global Location Numbers (GLN) for Healthcare, balance sheet
        valuation through settlement date for Financial Services, a new
        Grants WorkCenter for Higher Education, and a new Staffing
        WorkCenter and branch recruiter productivity tools for the
        Staffing industry.
--  Building upon recent mobile capabilities, PeopleSoft 9.2 includes new
    mobile capabilities for requisitioning for purchasing users via
    eProcurement, which enables users to place and approve orders from
    their mobile devices.
--  Existing PeopleSoft customers and partners may access release notes
    and various other PeopleSoft 9.2 materials at My Oracle Support.


Supporting Quotes

--  "With revolutionary innovations in user experience, Oracle's
    PeopleSoft 9.2 has new features and functionality designed to help
    users work more efficiently, get their work done quicker, and in a way
    that's more familiar based on consumer technologies. And, with
    dramatic improvements in operational cost management, we believe
    Oracle's PeopleSoft 9.2 is a game changing release," said Paco
    Aubrejuan, senior vice president and general manager, Oracle's
    PeopleSoft Applications.
--  "WorkCenters in Oracle's PeopleSoft 9.2 provide users with a single
    page that contains all of their work. This new innovation will enable
    users to be more effective and efficient by the ability to see and
    manage their work on a single page. WorkCenters include information
    users need to complete their tasks, truly making them a one-stop
    center for users," said David Baugh, director, Financial Systems,
    University of Louisville.
--  "We anticipate that features like pivot grids, enhanced mobile
    integration options as well as the improved functions and usability in
    several modules (e.g. Recruiting) will enable our HR users and
    employees to improve the overall experience with PeopleSoft 9.2. In
    conjunction with our Exadata/Exalogic infrastructure, we believe
    PeopleSoft 9.2 alongside its interaction-hub will deliver significant
    benefits for Daimler when it comes to user performance," said Vielsack
    Guido, Director Corporate Processes and Systems at Daimler.
--  "The implementation of Oracle's PeopleSoft 9.2 will provide AARP with
    a platform that will allow for system consolidation savings, best in
    class processes, high power user interface that improves productivity
    and efficiency, increased financial data visibility and enhanced data
    integrity," said Robert Hagans, Jr., Executive Vice President &
    Chief Financial Officer at AARP.
--  "When looking at our PeopleSoft environment, Scott & White
    Healthcare realized we had to make a decision. After seeing previews
    of Oracle's PeopleSoft 9.2 at Oracle OpenWorld 2012 the decision was
    made clear. PeopleSoft 9.2 brings overall usability, recruiting, and
    other talent management functions to the next level. We believe the
    move to upgrade to 9.2 will bring significant stability, reliability,
    and an improved user experience to the application. Together with
    Oracle's PeopleTools 8.53, Oracle's Secure Enterprise Search, and the
    PeopleSoft interaction hub enhancements, our executives, managers, and
    employees will be able to get the right data at the right time," said
    Jeremy Pelley, Director of Business Applications, Scott & White


Supporting Resources

--  Oracle's PeopleSoft Applications
--  Oracle's PeopleSoft 9.2
--  Oracle's PeopleSoft Videos on YouTube
--  PeopleSoft Apps Strategy Blog


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