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PeopleSoft Update Manager (PUM) – New Selective Adoption Model

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Since the release of PeopleSoft 9.2, PeopleSoft Update Manager (PUM) has garnered a lot of attention and generated a lot of discussion. But even though PUM is available and a tremendous tool, for some reason there still seems to be a slow adoption process.

Does your organization need assistance in understanding how PUM can positively affect your business and what you have to do to take full advantage of PUM? Have you upgraded to PeopleSoft 9.2 but do not feel there is a difference in how you apply updates? Are you having trouble identifying all the advantages of the new functionality in PeopleSoft 9.2? If you have answered yes to any of the above questions, MIPRO can help. We offer a 1 day workshop to help you get direction on how your organization needs to change to exploit PUM in order to take full advantage of the functionality. We’ll help you answer questions, such as:

  1. Who in my organization should be in charge of PUM?
  2. Which one of the four recommended update strategies should my organization deploy?
  3. What type of update calendar should we adopt?
  4. What are the three types of patches delivered with PUM? How do all 3 affect my organization?
  5. How do I deal with customizations? What tools are there to support customization analysis?

PUM changes the way your organization adopts PeopleSoft. It’s the new Selective Adoption Model. From Oracle….

The on premise delivery model that PeopleSoft has followed since its beginning has changed. Emerging industry standards such as virtualization and the Cloud have changed perception about the life cycle of enterprise software. Customers expect their business applications to add business value incrementally without requiring a costly upgrade cycle every 3 to 5 years.

To meet this challenge, PeopleSoft has changed the way maintenance and new enhancements are delivered and applied. Customers choose the changes they want, on their schedule, while retaining strategic customizations. New enhancements are made available immediately so customers do not have to wait for the next release and go through an expensive upgrade to improve the value of their applications.

This new Continuous Delivery model does not come without change. PeopleSoft changed and now customers must change to gain the maximum benefit. Line-of-business (LOB) owners and Information Technology (IT) managers must recognize the potential benefits that Continuous Delivery provides and change the way they plan, implement, and roll out change to their users. The organization that embraces this change and realizes the new opportunities LOB and IT have in working together will benefit the most.

Let us help you take advantage of this powerful change in PeopleSoft. For questions, you can reach me here.

Here’s some more information about PUM if you want a snapshot overview.

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