Quest Q&A Magazine Issue 4 2016 - Page 15

Griffith University has been involved in a number of focus groups with PeopleSoft products, including recruitment, onboarding and offboarding, and ePerformance. - Shane Pitman outside Australia and New Zealand to see what they are doing, particularly in the university space. Quest: Does Griffith University participate in focus groups for the PeopleSoft Products? If so, what benefit does this have? Shane: Griffith University has been involved in a number of focus groups with PeopleSoft products, including recruitment, onboarding and offboarding, and ePerformance. We are keen to be more involved, the challenge is always the time difference between Australia and the U.S. when forums are held. One benefit of focus groups is the opportunity to connect with others who have similar pain points. If we have an obstacle, others are likely to experience it as well. It’s also an opportunity to get first-hand some of the roadmaps and to influence what that roadmap looks like from a business point of view before it is set in stone. Rebekah: We love having customers interact with us and take advantage of our Focus Groups the way Griffith University has. The PeopleSoft community has always been so strong and willing to collaborate, with us and with each other. It’s a great win-win, we get really helpful, concrete input on the functionality we are developing, while Griffith and the rest of the customers get to influence the direction of the product and have deep insight into what we are working on. there are real opportunities for Fluid to be embraced across all three platforms which will improve the user experience of students, staff or a combination of both. Funding prevailing I would also like to see Griffith invest in ELM and continue to develop the Recruiting Solutions product as it doesn’t fully meet our organizational needs at this point in time. What Quest Learned The conversation with Griffith University, Presence of IT and Oracle highlighted a few key points that other organizations should consider as they upgrade to or use PeopleSoft 9.2: • When upgrading to the latest release, taking a thorough and aggressive look at eliminating customizations, lowering your organizations total cost of ownership. • Upgrading to the latest release allows your organization to remain on the latest support level from Oracle. • The newer release offers many technology performance and usability enhancements – such as Fluid User Interface – that will increase the overall efficiency of your business processes and your application. Quest: Where do you want to take Griffith University’s HRIS solution in the next two to three years? Whether your PeopleSoft application is Human Capital Management (HCM), Campus Solutions, or Financial Supply Chain Management (FSCM), upgrading to the la \[X\H[[[\ܙ[^][ۈ]\YB]^H[[ۘ[]H[\X[]HH[\[Y[[B]\XK[N\ۘ[KH[ZHYHܚY][]\]B[H[XXHZYXH[[X\Y H[[\YHܘXH[X\HZY[\XH[[[\ۙ\]\[]\H]HYH\B[\H[܈[ܙK[HܚY][]\]H\\”[Tٝ܈K[\\][ۜ[[[K[Tٝ۝[Y\HH؝\\[H]X[B\X[]Y\]۝[YH[\ݙH]XX[XYB\]KY[H\H]H\و[X]BY[ۋH[\YH[HX]H\\\˜]Z[XHۈ˜[\ٝ[˘H[˜]Y\\X ܙ˂IH8(\YH 8( MMB