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Last week Hugh Eubanks, BTRG Solutions Architect, hosted a webinar on the PeopleSoft 9.2 Financial Upgrade at SLAC. They wanted to decrease their customizations and reduce their cost of ownership by exploiting the delivered features in PeopleSoft 9.2 HCM. SLAC wanted to increase their internal team’s knowledge, they did have knowledge but they wanted to increase it. And they want to set up a foundation for their Road-Map Strategy, where they really want to go with their HCM. Looking at bringing in Time and Labor and making some Business Process Improvements.
Some of the objectives for the reimplementation (of PeopleSoft HCM) at SLAC is they wanted to run a supported version of the software, implement some of the new features and look at some new modules. This wasn’t an upgrade it was a reimplementation. SLAC wanted to decrease their customizations and exploit more of the delivered features (in PeopleSoft 9.2).
The SLAC team wanted to increase their knowledge…they did have knowledge but they wanted to increase it. And they wanted to set a foundation for their roadmap strategy for where they really wanted to go with HCM.
The approach at SLAC is there was a small manageable team but the knowledge of the product was there, the business processes and the work that need to be done. The Reimplementation project at SLAC was a phased approach, we actually have gone live and we are currently in Phase 2, and doing some additional work for that… some additional functionality they wanted to implement and rolling out. The Project at SLAC did have a well defined scope. It was an iterative process, we did have all the testing cycles and change management was a big thing and we really needed to make sure was done.
Talking about Re-Implementation vs a Traditional PeopleSoft 9.2 Upgrade
In a traditional upgrade Oracle delivers all the scripts under the tools a scripts pull over and they basically bring all your data and everything across into your new PeopleSoft environment… But you bring all your customizations along with that. SLAC did not want any of their customizations to come forward they really wanted to go as vanilla as possible. With the Re-Implementation you create a PeopleSoft 9.2 database which is vanilla, and then you import the data..the configuration data and the data itself into all the record structures. So SLAC got to start with with a clean 9.2 database and we left behind all the modified objects and the customizations they had done.