Quest Q&A Magazine Issue 4 2016 - Page 12

Customer Spotlight: Q&A with Griffith University If you have attended conferences, read blogs, or interacted with the Oracle PeopleSoft community this year, you will certainly have noticed the focus the PeopleSoft team is placing on the value customers are seeing with 9.2, and specifically in the areas of Fluid and Selective Adoption. By David Kent, Manager of Marketing and Communications and Christina Yue, PeopleSoft Customer Learning Specialist Rebekah Jackson Shane Pitman Chamanthi Weerasinghe According to Rebekah Jackson, Vice President of PeopleSoft Product Management at Oracle, “these days when we interact with customers, the vast majority are on our 9.2 release. That’s great news for many reasons, in large part because it means those customers have knowledge and experience to share with the rest of our PeopleSoft community.” Quest recently hosted a conversation with Shane Pitman of Griffith University, Chamanthi Weerasinghe of Presence of IT, and Rebekah, to discuss some of the details of the University’s recent PeopleSoft Human Capital Management (HCM) 9.2 upgrade and how they are using the software to deliver value at Griffith University. Griffith University Profile Griffith University was established in 1971 and was created to be a new kind of university in Australia – one with students at its core, teaching progressive degrees across a range of disciplines, focused on sustainability and deeply connected with the Asia-Pacific region. Griffith has flourished into a comprehensive, research-intensive university ranked in the top 3% of tertiary institutions worldwide, 12 Q&A • Issue 4 • 2016 teaching in all study areas across five campuses in South East Queensland. Their vision is to be one of the most influential universities in Australia and the Asia-Pacific region. Shane Pitman is Associate Director within Griffith’s Office of Human Resource Management. He assumes overall responsibility for the University’s payroll and staff benefits function, recruitment, selection and appointment activities across the University, as well as leadership for a Call Centre operation called “AskHR”, all of which is underpinned by the utilization of PeopleSoft HCM. Griffith University has been using PeopleSoft across HCM, Campus Solutions and Financial Management since 2001. The University was on 7.6 before they upgraded to 9.0, and they have recently upgraded to HCM 9.2. Each of these upgrades wa ۙH[\\\]\[HوU HXY[ۜ[[B[[X[\][X[Y[Y[][ۜ]HܚY]\Hۙ[X\ٝ[[][ۜ\ ]Y\]\HH]\܈ܚY][]\]x&\HK\ܘYO”[NHXZ[]\\[\H]