Dear All,

This year UKOUG Apps17 was interesting with 14 PeopleSoft related sessions including strategic overview, practical demonstration and Q&A with oracle.  

The UK Oracle User Group conference, Apps17, is the largest independent gathering of Applications professionals in the UK. The committee members well organized the sessions with a mix of customer use cases, PeopleSoft roadmap and expert discussion. Key focus was on User Interface, Selective Adoption and PeopleSoft on the cloud.


PeopleSoft stream at UKOUG was kick started on 06th Dec by Graham Smith.

David Bain continued the session with ‘PeopleSoft Strategy – Application & Tools‘. He detailed the journey of PeopleSoft.

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‘The Future is Now’ of PeopleSoft includes,

  • Intuitive Mobile User Experience

  • Actionable Embedded Link

  • Global Search, Alerts, Notifications

  • Flexible and Personalizable (Fluid)

  • Selective Adoption of New Features

  • No Application upgrades needed

  • Deployment of Oracle cloud

Kovaion was delighted to see their customers on Oracle’s selective adoption list. #ukoug_apps17 @kovaion  –Source twitter


David’s session was followed multiple PeopleSoft focused sessions in parallel, I attend few sessions and shared my experience of those sessions.


Why PeopleSoft Test Framework is Part of the Hays Selective Adoption Strategy” was customer success story for both PTF and Selective Adoption.

Hays demonstrated the importance of testing on the agile delivery model. They use the method called as Pillar, managed by Model Office.

The Model Office allows the Functional Analysts and Developers to configure new PeopleSoft features and functionality in a Hays like environment so that they can work with the business Subject Matter Experts to determine how that functionality could be utilised to address business priorities and issues


This session was followed by “PeopleSoft Test Framework – A Practical Demonstration” by Ken de Landro. He detailed the PTF implementation at Hays.

Key for delivery success is to identify the right use case for test automation. Hays selected AP, AR, Billing and Paybill modules for test automation.


Next Session from David provided the insight of the PeopleTools features such as

  • PeopleSoft Journey

  • Fluid UI including Classic Plus

  • Selective Adoption

  • PeopleSoft Cloud Manager

He gave the insight of being the Fluid UI designer to practical user to use Fluid UI to pay the daughter’s university fee.

PeopleSoft Innovation is a great forum for customers to share innovative idea and requirements.

Quest International User group is again a good forum to collaborate ad share customer success.

I recommend PeopleSoft community to contribute towards innovation.


Graham demonstrated the practical usage of PeopleSoft Cloud Manager. He shared his experience of drilling a hole in garden, bakeries generating/using electricity to PeopleSoft cloud manager. He was able to spin a new PeopleSoft instance within 30 mins. The Fluid features were interesting.


Then it was my turn to share our experience on “Enhance User Experience by Adopting the Latest UI Features”. I shared my knowledge on

  • Importance of User Experience and intelligent ways to measure its ROI.

  • Benefits Accomplished by our customers.

  • Why the Leading Automobile organization adopted Fluid UI and Mobile.

  • Practical demonstration of Fluid UI, Navigation Collection, Related Content/Action

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Finally David Bain summarized the event with more information about Page Composer (Fluid Approvals), Elastic Search, PeopleSoft Cloud Manager v5 features. PeopleSoft customers should be delighted with Oracle’s continued investment.


Last but not least, it was a great speech by @krissakabusi to DREAM BIG.


I heard other sessions were equally good. I am waiting for the documents to the uploaded on UKOUG for member view.

We all are looking forward for ‘UKOUG PeopleSoft Roadshow 2018’ and #ukoug_apps18.

Thank you all.

Feel free to reach us for more info about PeopleSoft.


Nanda Kumar

Founder and Director – Kovaion Consulting

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