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Disable or Hide a Radio Button Instance

Wed, 17 Jan 2018 05:35:00 +0000

I ran across a few blogs and forum posts from people either asking or sharing how to hide or disable radio buttons. The answers I saw appeared to address only part of the story so I thought I would share a solution. PeopleCode includes functions, properties, and methods for disabling and hiding fields. As you […]



Presenting at HEUG Alliance 2018

Fri, 12 Jan 2018 20:22:00 +0000

HEUG Alliance is just a few months away and I can't wait for another opportunity to network with peers, customers, and vendors! Likewise, I am excited to hear about real-life experiences from PeopleSoft customers. As always, this year's agenda is packed with worth-while content and impressive speakers.I will be presenting my signature session Getting the […]



Picking Your Partner

Tue, 02 Jan 2018 21:08:00 +0000

I'm not much for New Year's resolutions.  History shows I just don't keep them.  Take my first New Year's celebration, for example.  My Dad told me I could stay up to ring in the new year if I could put meaning into it by making a resolution.  My resolution was to swear off chocolate cake. […]



Happy New Year 2018

Mon, 01 Jan 2018 03:46:00 +0000

Happy New Year 2018



January PeopleTools Training Courses Posted

Fri, 29 Dec 2017 19:56:00 +0000

We posted our January PeopleTools training agenda. This month includes our extremely popular Fluid course as well as our new PeopleTools Delta course. Register online at www.jsmpros.com/training-live-virtual/. Our First course is January 8th, which is coming up quickly.Besides our regular mid-week agenda, we added weekend courses for those that are committed mid-week and can't take […]



Event Mapping Lifecycle Management (LCM) Tools

Wed, 27 Dec 2017 17:00:00 +0000

I am a big fan of Event Mapping. Without question, if presented with a modification opportunity, my first choice is Event Mapping. In a nutshell, the goal of Event Mapping is a clean compare report. Event Mapping allows us to move PeopleCode modifications out of delivered PeopleCode and into custom Application Classes. We then use […]



Weekend Fluid Classes

Fri, 22 Dec 2017 18:00:00 +0000

Habit 7: Sharpen the saw. We all know we must sharpen our mental saw. The challenge is fitting saw sharpening into our schedule. If you are a billable consultant dedicated to a project, then you are often bound by contract to be onsite during regular business hours. If you find yourself in this situation, sharpening […]



How Blockchain Technology Will Impact Accounting.

Thu, 21 Dec 2017 17:13:08 +0000

Since this data is unchallengeable and absolute, accountants and auditors can save valuable time, which can also decrease cost. He highlights that, from an audit prospective, using blockchain, artificial intelligence, and cognitive tools can increase audit volume to help get through massive volumes of data. The technology also extends itself in helping accounting firms prevent […]



Using CSS Frameworks with PeopleSoft Fluid

Wed, 20 Dec 2017 21:20:00 +0000

Fluid is Oracle's strategic direction. If you have experience with Fluid development, you know that dragging, dropping, and aligning fields on a canvas isn't enough to develop a multi-form factor Fluid user interface. With Fluid comes an emphasis on CSS3 for multi-form factor support. This means you must add CSS class names to page fields […]



nVision Performance Tuning 12: Hinting nVision with SQL Profiles

Wed, 20 Dec 2017 16:00:00 +0000

This blog post is part of a series that discusses how to get optimal performance from PeopleSoft nVision reporting as used in General Ledger.  It is a PeopleSoft specific version of a posting on my Oracle blog.As I explained earlier in this series, it is not possible to add hints to nVision.  The dynamic nature of the nVision SQL […]



Is Your Fluid Custom Action Menu Page-based or Component-based?

Mon, 18 Dec 2017 18:00:00 +0000

In the upper right corner of the Fluid header you will find the "Hamburger" (or hamburger-light) menu. This 3-bar (or 3-dot) icon displays a list of component-specific actions. For the most part these actions are rather generic, allowing a user to add a tile to a homepage or view preferences. Occassionaly we see a component […]



Getting Ready

Tue, 12 Dec 2017 20:00:00 +0000

I don't think it's any big secret that we're getting close to R13 of Oracle Cloud Applications.  We've been talking about it publicly since Oracle OpenWorld 2017.  Having seen R13 up close, I'm very excited to see it come to market.But, my excitement notwithstanding, I also know that existing customers get a bit antsy in […]



PeopleCode Evaluate

Tue, 12 Dec 2017 03:30:00 +0000

A question came up today that I have wondered about for a while: how does break and evaluate work in PeopleCode? I think I have been telling it wrong, so I decided to do a little experiment. Note: This test uses the Unit Test Framework. In my first series of tests, I wanted to know […]



https://medium.com/oracledevs

Tue, 05 Dec 2017 05:02:00 +0000

Oracle DevelopersAggregation of articles from Oracle engineers, Developer Champions, partners, and developer community on all things Oracle Cloud and its technologies.



Oracle Cloud Conference @Bangalore

Tue, 05 Dec 2017 03:21:00 +0000

Attending Oracle Cloud Conference @Bangalore 2017



nVision Performance Tuning: 11. Excel -v- OpenXML

Thu, 30 Nov 2017 10:47:00 +0000

This blog post is part of a series that discusses how to get optimal performance from PeopleSoft nVision reporting as used in General Ledger.The general objective the performance tuning changes described in this series of blog posts has been to improve the performance of individual nVision reports, but also to allow many reports to execute concurrently.However, if you use […]



UKOUG Tech17 SuperSunday: Smart Database Development With PL/SQL & Oracle Rest Data Services

Wed, 29 Nov 2017 06:28:53 +0000

With JavaScript these days as a front-end development language to build lightweight applications, the demand for a performant back-end is bigger than ever. So why not use the database where it is made for: storing data and delivering that data as fast as possible, guarded by constraints and business rules.



nVision Performance Tuning: 10. Maintaning Statistics on Non-Partitioned Tree Selector Tables

Tue, 28 Nov 2017 16:21:00 +0000

This blog post is part of a series that discusses how to get optimal performance from PeopleSoft nVision reporting as used in General Ledger.If you do not partition your selector tables, and if you predominantly use static selectors then you can maintain the statistics on the selector table as the new static selectors are created or updated.  PeopleTools table […]



nVision Performance Tuning: 9. Using Compression without the Advanced Compression Licence

Fri, 24 Nov 2017 16:42:00 +0000

This blog post is part of a series that discusses how to get optimal performance from PeopleSoft nVision reporting as used in General Ledger.Table compression can significantly decrease the size of tables and reduce the volume of I/O required to retrieve data.  Compression of the ledger, ledger budget, and summary ledger tables can significantly improve the performance of scans […]



Enabling Fluid for Firefox on Linux for PeopleTools 8.54 and 8.55

Mon, 20 Nov 2017 14:09:00 +0000

In one of our customers we came across an issue by which users connecting to PeopleSoft using Firefox in Ubuntu would be shown the classic home page instead of the Fluid landing page.After some research, we found out that this would happen in PeopleTools 8.54 and 8.55 due to a known issue. The document 2235517.1 […]



nVision Performance Tuning: 8. Interval Partitioning and Statistics Maintenance of Tree Selector Tables

Mon, 20 Nov 2017 11:55:00 +0000

This blog post is part of a series that discusses how to get optimal performance from PeopleSoft nVision reporting as used in General Ledger.The decision to use interval partitioning on the tree selector tables came from the need to have accurate statistics for the optimizer when parsing nVision queries.  It is not possible to introduce hints into nVision SQL. […]



Viewing HTML Compare Reports on Linux

Mon, 13 Nov 2017 22:23:36 +0000

While working on an upgrade, I wanted to review a project using the Web Compare Reports. The problem is that my laptop is Linux, and the reports require Internet Explorer. Here’s what I did to kind of get it to work… This is assuming that Node JS is already installed. I installed the Node web […]



nVision Performance Tuning: 7 Analysis of Tree Usage with the Selector Log

Mon, 13 Nov 2017 17:22:00 +0000

This blog post is part of a series that discusses how to get optimal performance from PeopleSoft nVision reporting as used in General Ledger.Over time, the selector log will build up a picture of how each tree is used in a system. Here are two examples of how it can be used.You may look at a piece of SQL […]



nVision Performance Tuning: 6. Logging Selector Usage

Mon, 06 Nov 2017 19:09:00 +0000

This blog post is part of a series that discusses how to get optimal performance from PeopleSoft nVision reporting as used in General Ledger.Static selectors are tracked by entries in the PSTREESELCTL table.  It is maintained after the tree is extracted to the selector table.  The version number on PSTREESELCTL is compared with the corresponding version number on the […]



nVision Performance Tuning: 5. Additional Instrumentation of nVision

Thu, 02 Nov 2017 12:28:00 +0000

This blog post is part of a series that discusses how to get optimal performance from PeopleSoft nVision reporting as used in General Ledger.One of the challenges of tuning and monitoring nVision is to be able to identify each report being run. Calls to Oracle instrumentation package dbms_application_info  were added to the component processor in PeopleTools 8.50, and to […]



November/December Online Class Offerings Posted

Wed, 01 Nov 2017 21:40:00 +0000

We posted our online class offerings for November and December, 2017. You can find details on our website. Our Fluid classes have been extremely popular, so we will continue offering those at least once per month. Our Fluid 1 class is designed to get a developer up and running with Fluid as fast as possible. […]



nVision Performance Tuning: 4. Partitioning of Ledger, Ledger Budget, and Summary Ledger Tables

Sat, 28 Oct 2017 19:41:00 +0000

This blog post is part of a series that discusses how to get optimal performance from PeopleSoft nVision reporting as used in General Ledger.Note: Partitioning is a licenced option in Oracle RDBMS, and is only available on Enterprise Edition.nVision queries always contain single value predicates on LEDGER and FISCAL_YEAR.  They will also always have either single value predicate or […]



nVision Performance Tuning: 3. Indexing of Ledger, Budget, and Summary Ledger Tables on Non-Engineered Oracle Systems

Wed, 25 Oct 2017 17:06:00 +0000

This blog post is part of a series that discusses how to get optimal performance from PeopleSoft nVision reporting as used in General Ledger.If you are on a conventional non-engineered Oracle system, then it is not going to be viable to full scan the ledger tables for every query.  You are going to have to use indexes to find […]



Let’s Build Some Chatbots!

Mon, 23 Oct 2017 16:18:00 +0000

We're hearing quite a bit of buzz about baking Artificial Intelligence ("AI") into enterprise applications.  AI represents a ton of potential for this space, not the least of which is the net evolution in user interface in the form of chatbots.  As I've shared previously in this space, I have a developing infatuation with chatbots.Chatbots […]



nVision Performance Tuning: 2. Effects of Performance Options

Sat, 21 Oct 2017 09:16:00 +0000

This blog post is part of a series that discusses how to get optimal performance from PeopleSoft nVision reporting as used in General Ledger.In this post, I examine the effect of different settings for the tree performance options on how the SQL is generated.  It is common, to see different performance options in use on different trees in the […]



nVision Performance Tuning: 1. nVision Performance Options

Mon, 16 Oct 2017 19:26:00 +0000

This blog post is part of a series that discusses how to get optimal performance from PeopleSoft nVision reporting as used in General Ledger.At no point when defining a nVision report does the developer directly specify a SQL statement, all the SQL is generated by nVision from the report definition.  That also means that it is not […]



Study: ASC 606 Might Slow IPOs in 2018 ??

Sat, 14 Oct 2017 01:33:25 +0000

A new study by Deloitte reveals that initial public offerings (IPOs) may suffer as a result of New Accounting Standard (ASC606) Here are excerpts from an article by Terry Sheridan in accountingWEB.com Here’s a snapshot of the survey’s findings: 60 percent of the respondents said they have not begun implementation of the standard or have […]



Vertex and Oracle Cloud

Fri, 13 Oct 2017 14:28:29 +0000

Oracle ERP Cloud Transaction Tax Automation is consist of Comprehensive Tax Partner Offerings Robust infrastructure for tax partner solutions Tax Content and Tax Reporting services providing fast ROI option for mid-market companies adopting Oracle ERP Cloud Integrated Cloud-to-Cloud tax calculation services for enterprise grade companies Infrastructure has been optimized for ERP Cloud customers using end-to-end […]



Identifying Conditional Navigation Content References

Thu, 12 Oct 2017 20:30:00 +0000

As PeopleSoft customers upgrade to Fluid-enabled applications, it is quite common to start with Fluid disabled, and then implement Fluid behavior post go-live. It is all about change management and an organization's ability to digest change. Even though Oracle has set retirement dates for certain Classic components, with the first wave retiring December 31, 2017, […]



nVision Performance Tuning: Introduction

Tue, 10 Oct 2017 20:41:00 +0000

This blog post is the first in a series that discusses how to get good performance from nVision as used in General Ledger reporting.PS/nVision is a PeopleTools technology that extracts data from the database and places it in an Excel spreadsheet (see PS/nVision Overview).  Although PS/nVision can be used with any PeopleSoft product, it is […]



nVision Performance Tuning: Table of Contents

Tue, 10 Oct 2017 20:39:00 +0000

This post is an index for a series of blog posts that discuss how to get good performance from nVision as used in General Ledger reporting.  As the posts become available links will be updated in this post.IntroductionnVision Performance OptionsIndexing of Ledger, Budget and Summary Ledger TablesPartitioning of Ledger, Budget and Summary Ledger TablesAdditional Oracle […]



Adding the PeopleTools Breadcrumbs Back

Fri, 06 Oct 2017 02:37:22 +0000

In these recent PUMs, one of the things that I miss is the breadcrumbs navigation at the top. It has many advantages over the new navigation. For example: Taking a screenshot documents the navigation to the page Navigation is quicker for nearby pages Reloading the page is quicker by clicking the link in the navigation […]



Great Link: Testing in Production

Thu, 05 Oct 2017 01:32:06 +0000

The other day, I ran into this interesting article: OpenSource.com: Testing in production: Yes, you can (and should) This article was written about generic software development. I thought it would be a good exercise to apply it to PeopleSoft development in specific… Point 1 and 2: You already do it The PeopleSoft world varies from […]



October Fluid Training

Wed, 04 Oct 2017 19:35:00 +0000

Last month I announced two new training courses: Fluid 1 and Fluid 2. We ran these courses at the end of September. For those of you that weren't able to attend the September session, we scheduled another series for October:Fluid 1: October 23 @ 9 AM Pacific (Register Now)Fluid 2: October 25 @ 9 AM […]



Introducing Oracle’s intelligent Bots

Mon, 02 Oct 2017 13:45:00 +0000

Do you know ,Chatbots are the latest and hottest topic and the newest way to engage your customers , employee or partner through messaging apps. This is one of the most interesting sessions that I attended on the first day of Oracle OpenWorld 2017 and there this post will help to share more insights on […]



Larry’s Keynote – The World’s 1st Autonomous Database

Mon, 02 Oct 2017 12:04:49 +0000

Larry Elison came on stage last night to pumping rock music and laid out the details on Oracle’s latest big product unveilings – Oracle Autonomous Database and Highly Automated Cyber Security. Wearing a black polo shirt, faded blue jeans and a pair of ASICS running shoes he was relaxed and candid, obviously talking in an […]


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Imagine If You Will – The Oracle HCM Cloud Solution Library

Mon, 02 Oct 2017 00:11:00 +0000

Foreword:  When I was young, I tried like heck to develop a Rod Serling imitation.  I was a big fan of The Twilight Zone series, including the various revivals.  Alas, I was unable to get anywhere close and eventually gave it up.  But I admittedly still love the phrase "Imagine if you will".  So it's cool […]



EBS : Milestone Billing

Fri, 29 Sep 2017 23:59:00 +0000

Milestone is a type of billing that occurs only as certain milestones have been attained. Milestones are events or conditions that trigger the billing. For example, you can bill customers based on the number of days since the activity began, a specific date, a manual milestone you specify, or an activity percentage of completion. You […]



Interview with PeopleSoft Administrator Podcast: Oracle Resource Manager

Fri, 22 Sep 2017 14:22:00 +0000

This week's  PeopleSoft Administrator Podcast includes a few minutes of me talking to Dan and Kyle about Oracle Resource Manager.(22 September 2017) #99 - Oracle Resource Manager You can listen to the podcast on psadmin.io, or subscribe with your favourite podcast player, or in iTunes.©David Kurtz



Some Numbers on SaaS

Wed, 20 Sep 2017 00:30:00 +0000

It's money that mattersYou know that it's trueIt's money that mattersWhatever you do               --From "It's Money That Matters" by Randy NewmanSo we've just gotten through earnings announcements for several SaaS companies, including my own employer (Oracle).  And as the numbers come out, I see lots of different voices interpreting […]



New Fluid Training Classes, Live and Virtual

Thu, 07 Sep 2017 09:16:00 +0000

On December 31, 2017, just a couple of months from now, Oracle will decommission the first set of Classic pages to be fully replaced by Fluid. Support document 1348959.1 contains a list of Classic pages, sorted by date, that are slated for retirement every year over the next few years. Customers interested in retaining a […]



Diving Into Deep Links

Wed, 16 Aug 2017 18:54:00 +0000

I had another one of those eye-opening customer experiences recently.  I was engaged in a web conference with an Oracle customer discussing some UX extensibility features that come out of the box with HCM Cloud Applications.  During the conference, we got into a brief demonstration that included utilization of some deep links. Went over pretty […]



Event Mapping: Fluid Landing Page "Dot" Buttons

Fri, 04 Aug 2017 04:12:00 +0000

The bottom of a Fluid landing page contains dots that identify how many landing pages the user can view as well as the position of the current landing page within the user's landing page collection. This piece of information is quite useful on a swipe-enabled mobile device, but somewhat meaningless on my mac. A few […]



The Key To The Kingdom

Mon, 31 Jul 2017 23:36:00 +0000

I spend quite a bit of my time these days advising Oracle customers on implementing and using HCM Cloud Applications.  Makes sense, as that is the primary role of my group 😉  And I’m often asked about where I get my own information.  While I get some of it through hands-on experimenting and experience, I […]



Event Mapping: FieldChange

Fri, 28 Jul 2017 05:00:00 +0000

In my post Event Mapping: Extending "Personal Details" in HCM I noted that PeopleTools 8.56 FieldChange event mapping didn't work with fields from subpages. I opened a bug with MyOracle Support and Oracle sent me a fix to test. The fix works great! Now that I have FieldChange Event Mapping working for that prior scenario, […]



Unable to locally verify the issuer’s authority

Wed, 26 Jul 2017 21:10:00 +0000

Chuka pinged me when he got this error in Qualys logs after installation of qualys agent on a server2017-07-24 15:23:08.363 [qualys-cloud-agent][232147]:[Information]:Webservice uri: https://qagpublic.qg1.apps.qualys.com/CloudAgent/v1.1/customer/9c0e25de-0221-5af6-e040-10ac13043f6a/agent/e6ea9ca7-a662-4a4d-8412-2ec70077d7a9/CAPI2017-07-24 15:23:08.497 [qualys-cloud-agent][232147]:[Information]:Finished curl request2017-07-24 15:23:08.497 [qualys-cloud-agent][232147]:[Error]:Http request failed:Peer certificate cannot be authenticated with given CA certificates: SSL certificate problem: unable to get local issuer certificate2017-07-24 15:23:08.497 [qualys-cloud-agent][232147]:[Error]:Http request failed: error code: 02017-07-24 […]



Event Mapping: Extending "Personal Details" in HCM

Wed, 19 Jul 2017 14:27:00 +0000

As you would expect, PeopleSoft's HCM self-service functionality allows employees to self-report many industry-generic, best-practice attributes. But none of us are industry-generic, which means we may have to capture more attributes than Oracle intended. The way I've seen many organizations handle this is to customize the delivered Personal Details pages to collect additional attributes. Although […]



acroread on Linux 6

Sun, 16 Jul 2017 18:53:00 +0000

As per https://access.redhat.com/errata/RHSA-2013:1402 : Adobe Reader (acroread) allows users to view and print documents in Portable Document Format (PDF). Adobe Reader 9 reached the end of its support cycle on June 26, 2013, and will not receive any more security updates. Future versions of Adobe Acrobat Reader will not be available with Red Hat Enterprise […]



OpenCOBOL Try 2

Fri, 14 Jul 2017 12:50:30 +0000

Cobol has been a thorn in my side for a long time. Working for software vendors, it’s not a given that Cobol is installed because they don’t always need to run payroll and don’t have production instances. It’s been a while since I have played with OpenCOBOL. It’s been so long that they have renamed […]



Checking Out Chatbots

Wed, 12 Jul 2017 17:38:00 +0000

I recently spent a day with the Oracle Applications UX team in a Conversational UI for Enterprise SaaS workshop.  Let’s be clear…in the context of this workshop, “Conversational UI” is a spiffy term meaning chatbots for enterprise applications.  Amazing workshop put on by the UX team.  Made even better by including a mix of attendees […]



PeopleSoft and Adaptive Query Optimization in Oracle 12c

Fri, 30 Jun 2017 12:44:00 +0000

Adaptive Query Optimization is a significant feature in Oracle 12c. Oracle has made lots of information available on the subject.(See https://blogs.oracle.com/optimizer/oracle-database-12c-is-here).Adaptive Query Optimization is a set of capabilities that enable the optimizer to make run-time adjustments to execution plans and discover additional information that can lead to better statistics…There are two distinct aspects in Adaptive […]



Web Services: REST vs SOAP

Tue, 27 Jun 2017 19:54:00 +0000

I was in the middle of a discussion earlier today about service-based integration for Oracle HCM Cloud.  In that conversation, someone asked me why anyone would ever use SOAP over REST.  My answer was pretty lengthy but, when I was done, someone said I ought to share it on my blog. Well, here's the thing:  my […]



Summer Of Technology 2017

Mon, 26 Jun 2017 08:21:33 +0000

Every year in summer there is the "Summer Of Technology"(SoT), a series of free workshops organized by Contribute. And yes, this year it's not different.  From next week on there will be several seminars and workshops on different technology topics.  From development over IoT, AI, to blockchain, design and a lot more. The workshops are […]



Installing App Designer on Ubuntu

Sun, 25 Jun 2017 02:32:04 +0000

It’s been a while since I have tried to install Application Designer directly on my Linux host. In fact, the last time I tried was many tools versions ago. Since I’ve been playing with a PUM again, it’s time to give it another try. Here’s my notes: Installing Wine I figured that my best chance […]



New Window Bookmarklet

Wed, 21 Jun 2017 17:05:00 +0000

I am a "New Window" link junkie. I use that link ALL THE TIME! If it were possible to wear it out, mine would be worn out. I wish all PeopleSoft pages had the "New Window" link. For some reason, however, certain developers chose to remove it from specific PeopleSoft pages (such as Structure and […]



Where is My New Window Link?

Wed, 21 Jun 2017 04:51:00 +0000

As PeopleSoft moves from Classic to Fluid, you have likely noticed the missing New Window link. Why is it missing? I can only speculate. When considering mobile, perhaps it makes sense to drop the New Window link. Mobile devices have limited screen real estate. Why waste it with a link you will likely never use […]



Install Notes

Fri, 16 Jun 2017 15:42:21 +0000

I started an article with my notes on getting PUM running over 2 years ago, but I never followed through on it. Now, everything is changed, and I’m starting over. So, here’s my notes on getting HCM PUM 22 running. The biggest mistake I had was thinking that I need to run the setup script […]



HIUG Interact 2017

Thu, 15 Jun 2017 21:11:00 +0000

Are you attending Interact 2017 this weekend? I will be leading a PeopleTools hands-on workshop on Sunday from 1:30 PM to 4:30 PM in Panzacola F-4. Because this is hands-on, please bring your laptop. All session activities will be completed over a remote desktop connection, so as long as you have a Remote Desktop Client […]



Notes From Orlando

Wed, 14 Jun 2017 22:13:00 +0000

I thought y'all would appreciate some notes from last week's OHUG conference in Orlando Florida.  So, in no particular order, my observations...The sessions were pretty evenly divided between Oracle E-Business, PeopleSoft and HCM Cloud.  Right around 1/3 of total sessions for each track.The mix of attendees, from what I could tell, were about half HCM […]



net pie – a payslip visualisation

Mon, 05 Jun 2017 19:27:00 +0000

I wanted to spice up the payslip self service part of popay.net, so adding a visual touch could do. We finally landed on a sunburst, or a pie diagram with two levels, in this case. It shows the earnings, the deductions and finally the remaining net. Employer charges are left out. This example comes from […]



OHUG 2017 – What Looks Good To Me

Wed, 31 May 2017 19:01:00 +0000

So I’m headed to the OHUG 2017 conference next week.  As it is one of the few conferences I attend anymore, I’m pretty excited about going.  I’m particularly interested in information related to the implementation of Oracle HCM Cloud.  So, in  preparation for the conference, I thought I’d share some events and sessions that look […]



Using CSS Frameworks with Fluid

Wed, 24 May 2017 04:35:00 +0000

Unlike PeopleTools Classic, which used almost-pixel-perfect layout, Fluid uses CSS for layout. The benefit of this pattern is flexibility. Unlike Classic pages, which only allowed for one layout, Fluid allows us to manipulate layout with CSS. I like CSS, so I see this as a positive. The more content Oracle development delivers in CSS, the […]



Interesting PS Roadshow / Exec Dinner Snippets

Thu, 04 May 2017 14:00:47 +0000

We recently held the annual PeopleSoft Roadshow and Executive Dinner (summary here) and I wanted to highlight a couple of observations that I think are important enough to be revisited: Fantastic UI While Marc was demoing some new functionality it struck me how big a stride the PeopleSoft UI has taken over the last few years. […]


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Building and Buying

Wed, 03 May 2017 19:22:00 +0000

A few days ago, Vinnie Mirchandani wrote on his Deal Architect blog about a new era dawning in IT. The premise of the article is that more enterprises are building more than buying new IT.  As usual, Vinnie made me think.  In this cause, he made me pause and think about what I'm seeing from […]



PeopleSoft Roadshow and Executive Dinner

Wed, 03 May 2017 13:00:35 +0000

Two great events took place at the end of April – the UKOUG PeopleSoft Roadshow and the annual Cedar PeopleSoft Executive Dinner. Marc Weintraub and Julie Alonso spoke at both events so I’ve combined the highlights into a single post covering PeopleSoft improvements (including the new Onboarding module), PeopleSoft customer numbers looking strong, extension to the […]


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Come to the UKOUG PeopleSoft Roadshow

Wed, 19 Apr 2017 13:16:38 +0000

The UK Oracle User Group PeopleSoft Roadshow is nearly upon us. It’s my favourite PeopleSoft event in the UK’s calendar as you know that everyone there has a focus on PeopleSoft and the agenda is always really strong. It’s 26th April (yes, a week today!) in the Crowne Plaza, London – the same as last […]


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HCM Cloud R12 – 3 Cool Things

Mon, 17 Apr 2017 17:34:00 +0000

Just to give y'all a taste for HCM Cloud R12 as it rolls out, here are 3 new features I find really cool.1.  Home Page with Quick Actions The coolness here comes from being able to easily initiate an action without requiring the user to have any knowledge of the application structure, navigation, or work area […]



Oracle HCM Cloud Extensibility – The Easiest Win

Mon, 20 Mar 2017 21:09:00 +0000

I've been doing quite a bit of work lately with Oracle HCM Cloud user experience extensibility...presenting, helping partners and customers, etc.  Seems like a hot subject of late, with lots of folks wanting to know more.  So let's get into it a bit.Working in the Oracle HCM Cloud Center of Excellence, I see quite a few […]



It’s A Matter Of Perspective

Tue, 14 Mar 2017 19:09:00 +0000

So I suppose that if I'm going to blow the trumpet and announce the resurrection of this blog, I'd better write something meaningful...I'm in Northern California at Oracle HQ this week. It's always fun to observe what's happening here in Silicon Valley.  For example, I can see the tech market is still good...lots of employment […]



Welcome Back, My Friends!

Tue, 07 Mar 2017 19:02:00 +0000

Welcome back, my friendsTo the show that never endsWe're so glad you could attendCome inside! Come inside!                     -- From Emerson, Lake and Palmer's Karn Evil 9Yup, it's true.  We're breathing new life into an old blog with the resurrection of ORCLville.When I closed down ORCLville last […]