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September 13, 2013
By Frederic Portal, Ataway Director of Strategy and Alliance

Note: We'd like to thank all the participants who came to our PeopleSoft Webinar yesterday! Please check our Resources & Events page for more information on future webinars.

For the first time in PeopleSoft’s history, a major release was launched during a non-Oracle event. PeopleSoft 9.2 was launched this year at Alliance 2013 (Higher Education and Public Sector Conference), when Oracle announced the availability of PeopleSoft Human Capital Management 9.2, PeopleSoft Financials 9.2 and Supply Chain Management 9.2. Since the release of PeopleTools 8.53, PeopleSoft customers couldn’t wait to see how the PeopleSoft application leveraged the new tool set of functionalities, and how new innovations would  help organizations reduce costs and improve efficiency!

Oracle’s commitment to its PeopleSoft product family continues. Since the launch of the Applications Unlimited Strategy, PeopleSoft customers have seen several releases coming out with major enhancements, features designed to help drive user adoption, simplification of business processes, improved efficiency and reduced cost.

If you’re wondering about the new features, please download our eBook “Executive Summary: Preparing for your PeopleSoft 9.2 Upgrade.” This executive summary focuses on the common features delivered in PeopleSoft Release 9.2. The intent of this document is to help PeopleSoft customers prepare and understand the impact of the adoption of this incredible release! The document also provides tips on things to watch out for when you upgrade.

You can also find useful info on the PeopleSoft 9.2 Upgrade from Oracle’s website here. This page provides you access to a lot of great content, including strategy reports, video features, webcasts and datasheets for 9.2. Oracle also recently published a very good eBook to prepare your upgrade: “Invest in Innovation: Upgrading to PeopleSoft 9.2.” It is detailed and provides a great overview of the features and functions available in PeopleSoft 9.2.

The PeopleSoft 9.2 homepage mentioned above also provides very interesting facts. For instance, did you know that PeopleSoft 9.2 provides a new user experience and more than 1,000 new enhancements? If you do not have time to read or watch a video, we recommend that you download this podcast part of the App Class series: “What's New in PeopleSoft 9.2 podcast.” This podcast is hosted by Annette Melatti, who interviewed Paco Auberjuan about the new 9.2 release. Paco illustrates several new functionalities and the value they drive to organization. It’s a great podcast to listen to when preparing your business case.

Consult with Ataway’s Team of Experts today, and learn how we can upgrade your Business to PeopleSoft 9.2!

September 6, 2013
By Frederic Portal, Ataway Director of Strategy and Alliance

According to the latest McKinsey Global Survey, Bullish on Digital, 70 percent of Chief Financial Officers (CFOs) support digital initiatives, compared to 64 percent in 2012. The survey measured the responses of 850 C-suite executives. Of the 70 percent who said they supported digital initiatives, 37 percent said they are directly engaged in the initiatives or sponsor them, up from 32 percent in 2012. CEOs still lead the initiatives, with 63 percent directly engaged in the initiatives or sponsoring them.

These results can come in handy for employees looking to begin digital initiatives within their companies. So what are some topics you could begin discussing with your C-level executives on going digital?

August 30, 2013
By Frederic Portal, Ataway Director of Strategy and Alliance

The PeopleSoft Customer Advisory Boards (CAB) was held earlier this month at Oracle's Headquarters in Redwood City, California. More than 180 customers representing 113 member companies participated. Here's a recap of this year's event.

This year's CAB included three days of keynotes, product breakouts and round tables covering PeopleSoft's roadmap across HCM, Financials, ESA, ALM, Procurement and Technology with PeopleTools. I've been fortunate enough to participate in every CAB for the previous 7 years. It has always been a great opportunity for the PeopleSoft Product Strategy Team and customers to exchange ideas about the product roadmap and sketch whiteboards for the latest upcoming features.

This year, customers were interested in covering the best practices, such as the PeopleSoft Interaction Hub and the use of org modeling as a strategic planning tool. Oracle's Strategy Team presented customers with deep insights into PeopleSoft 9.2, with a heavy focus on the lifecycle management tools using the PeopleSoft Update Manager (PUM). With a new PeopleTools feature, PeopleSoft Update Manager (PUM), customers will no longer need to wait for the latest major PeopleSoft release to adopt new technologies! The PUM now allows customers to incorporate new functionalities into PeopleSoft 9.2 as they become available, an improvement from past practices.

Once again the CAB was a great success. Customers had a great time sharing ideas, knowledge and best practices with the Oracle team!

August 27, 2013
By The Ataway News Team

Ataway is excited to announce the launch of the first event in our webinar series! We invite you to join us Thursday, September 12 at 12:00 PM EST (9:00 AM PST)  for our FREE webinar, "Maximizing Your PeopleSoft 9.2 Upgrade."

Are you a PeopleSoft customer looking for a smooth upgrade to 9.2? Then this is the perfect event for you! During this webinar, we'll take you through a few customer cases of successful upgrades to 9.2. We'll also provide tips on what to watch for out during the upgrade. You'll learn how to:

  • • Facilitate your upgrade
  • • Boost user productivity
  • • Extend financial visibility for liability and receivable exposure
  • • Streamline business process operations

Registration is limited, but there are still open spots!

More details and a link to the registration form can be found here

August 26, 2013
By The Ataway News Team

Oracle recently published a great infographic explaining why customers should upgrade to PeopleSoft 9.2:

For more information on PeopleSoft 9.2, visit Oracle's website.


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