We’ve talked about the RECONNECT event recently, and for good reason: it’s a great conference. But here’s another reason: we’d love to chat with you.

To that end, join MIPRO Consulting at the third annual PeopleSoft RECONNECT Conference, July 23 – 25, 2014 in Rosemont, Illinois.  Stop by Booth #1002, meet the MIPRO team and learn more about our passion for and experience with the PeopleSoft suite of applications.

RECONNECT is the ONLY PeopleSoft-specific event in North America, and this year’s event features more than 150 focused presentations.  Join hundreds of other PeopleSoft users for deep-dive education into HCM, Financials, Tools & Technology, Supply Chain/Manufacturing & Distribution and Supplier Relationship Management.  This year’s event will feature many key players from Oracle including pillar-specific roadmap presentations from Oracle strategists and development leads.


MIPRO is proud to have been selected to present multiple sessions at this year’s event.  MIPRO’s presentations are as follows:

Session ID:  100550

Title:  Activating and Leveraging PeopleSoft Update Manager (PUM)

MIPRO Presenters:  Larry Zagata & Vijay

Date/Time:  Thursday, July 24.  1:30 pm – 2:20 pm

Location:  McCarran


Session ID:  100580

Title:  MiPro Enterprises’ Transition from Workday to Oracle Cloud HCM

MIPRO Presenter:  Bernadette Sprawka

Date/Time:  Thursday, July 24.  11:30 am – 12:20 pm

Location:  Vienna


Session ID:  101770

Title:  Covanta Energy Maintenance Management PeopleSoft Implementation Case Study

MIPRO Presenter:  Shannon Roche

Date/Time:  Thursday, July 24.  10:30 am – 11:20 am

Location:  McCarran

If you’d like to schedule a meeting with the MIPRO team at the conference, give us a shout.

We look forward to seeing you in Rosemont!


wsj pic (Illustration by David Plunkert)

Steven Norton and Clint Boulton, writing for the WSJ

While many larger companies have turned to cloud software to manage systems like human-resources management, they are slower to adopt the cloud for applications that handle inventory management, billing and other processes they rely on to run their businesses on a daily basis.

For companies using this type of software to do things like manage the filling, sealing, shipping and billing for thousands of shampoo bottles every hour, there is still too much risk associated with potentially unreliable Internet connections and a dependence on third parties to manage computer servers. The chief information officer of a global consumer packaged-goods company said, “if our [enterprise resource planning system] goes down for five days, we’re out of business.”

This is a trend we hear each and every week: for critical business functions, on-premise software still reigns supreme. Why? Because businesses run on it. If these systems fail, the business stops. Organizations have triage processes and IT teams in place to keep these systems running, and abstracting them away to the cloud – for now – is simply too intimidating.

But as with most technology platforms, there is no black and white. The reality is that for many organizations, cloud and on-premise applications happily co-exist to keep businesses running.

“A lot of our effort has been helping customers pick up new product offerings and modules in the cloud while enabling them to coexist with what a company already has,” said Thomas Kurian, executive vice president of product development at Oracle.

Cloud adoption from large enterprises often comes at the divisional level and through add-on modules. While Oracle offers services to help facilitate the switch to cloud, many core enterprise ERP platforms remain on-premise.

Horses for courses.


The Daily Rituals of Great Minds

July 18, 2014

Part One I have become a bit obsessed about the daily work patterns of famous people. I liken this interest to my interest in biographies: it’s fascinating to see how someone who changed the world thinks and acts on a daily basis. Voyeuristic? Maybe. Informative? Like you wouldn’t believe. My new morning habit is to […]

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PeopleSoft Talk with Marc Weintraub: The Evolution of Financials Featuring Alex Man

July 14, 2014

Oracle’s PeopleSoft Talk with Marc Weintraub is truly excellent. We’ve linked to them in the past, and we’ve had customers comment on how useful they are. The most recent, regarding the progress, evolution and direction for PeopleSoft financials, is another one not to be missed. Oracle’s investment and roadmap efforts for PeopleSoft is incredibly solid. Take […]

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Friday Links: Stuff You Shouldn’t Miss

July 11, 2014

It’s links day, because it’s that time again. And there’s some pretty great stuff out there. Since my brain was not functioning last week and I posted something on the 4th of July, which, here in the states, meant exactly three people were on the internet, I’m going to re-link to OK Go’s latest music video. […]

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PeopleSoft Talk Live! Interactive Interview with PeopleSoft Thought Leaders at Reconnect 2014

July 10, 2014

If you’re going to Reconnect 14 (and you should be, as it’s quickly becoming a great conference for PeopleSoft thought leadership), here’s a session you don’t want to miss: SESSION ID:#2014PSFT-102590 Date: Thursday, July 24 10:30 am – 11:20 am Location: Florence Description: PeopleSoft Talk is a series of interviews, conducted by PeopleSoft Senior Director Marc […]

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PeopleSoft Interaction Hub Release Value Proposition for R3

July 8, 2014

Matthew Haavisto, writing for the PeopleSoft Technology Blog: We’ve just published the Release Value Proposition for the PeopleSoft Interaction Hub 9.1/Revision 3. The RVP provides an overview of the new features and enhancements planned for the upcoming release, which is aligned with PeopleTools 8.54 . The release value proposition is intended to help you assess […]

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OK Go’s Latest Is a Music Video Mixed With Illusion

July 3, 2014

OK Go is known for music videos that surpass even the most liberal definition of what a music video can be. Their latest video, for a song entitled The Writing’s On The Wall, is downright mind bending. The video is below, but you should know a few things: No CGI or effects are involved. It […]

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Is PeopleSoft HCM a Modern HR System?

July 2, 2014

Great writeup from Maria Ana Santiago over at PeopleSoft Apps Strategy discussing the buzz around “modern HR systems” and how PeopleSoft HCM 9.2 fits within that label. We’ll be the first to say that pandering to an ambiguous marketing term like “modern HR system” is a slippery slope, but indeed that’s what we hear our […]

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Malcolm Gladwell on Criticism

June 30, 2014

Here’s author Malcolm Gladwell on the concept of criticism, and how entering a critical dialog with someone doesn’t have to equate to taking a shot at them or their work literally. Good stuff, and while it’s a solid theory most people understand, it’s much harder to put into practice. It requires a good deal of […]

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