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Campus Solutions 9.2

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On July 7th, Jeff Keller, VP of Talent Acquisition for MIPRO Consulting wrote about the buzz around Campus Solutions 9.2 Release that Oracle will be delivering. The release is targeted for the second half of this year and Oracle recently released a Campus Solution 9.2 FAQ. It is must-read for all PeopleSoft Campus Solutions customers. As Jeff mentioned in his blog, higher education customers are excited about this new release since it has been quite a while since 9.0 was released but waiting for releases is a thing of the past. After upgrading to 9.2, PeopleSoft Campus Solutions customers will be able to take advantage of all the new future functionality using the technology provided by PUM. For those of you who are not familiar with PUM, PeopleSoft has introduced and implemented an innovative “Selective Adoption” model for delivering software changes. Customers are able to select which updates they want and when they want them to apply them. This customer-centric new approach is made possible by the PeopleSoft Update Manager (PUM), a technology that delivers software changes in Update Images. The FAQ document talks about the Fluid UI that will be available after the initial roll-out of the 9.2 release. With the Fluid UI the user, whether accessing the application via a PC, laptop, tablet or smart phone, experiences the application as if it has been built for that device. In this mobile world that we live in this functionality meets the needs of everyone from students to administrators.

Have questions about Campus Solutions 9.2 or need help planning your organization’s upgrade? MIPRO can help you! Please contact Larry Zagata for any and all things PeopleSoft.

PeopleSoft 9.2: What’s Next??

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Are You Waiting for PeopleSoft 9.3 to upgrade?

It’s been two years since Oracle released PeopleSoft 9.2, shouldn’t we just wait for 9.3 to upgrade? What’s that, there is no 9.3? Is PeopleSoft Dead?  FAR from it!

Watch the latest PeopleSoft Talk with Marc Weintraub, Oracle’s Senior Director – PeopleSoft Product Strategy. Marc explains why there doesn’t need to be a 9.3. Here are a few of the highlights from the video:

  • The difference between PeopleSoft Update Manager (PUM) and PeopleSoft Selective Adoption.
  • Some of the great new features that have already been released via PUM over the past two years.
  • New innovations that are being considered for future updates.

Be sure to watch the video; it’s short…only 13 minutes but well worth the time. PeopleSoft definitely is not dead. PeopleSoft is evolving and, as things stand right now, 9.2 may be the last upgrade you will ever need!

As always, please be sure to contact Larry Zagata with any questions. MIPRO is happy to be your go-to contact for anything PeopleSoft.

Revenue Recognition in PeopleSoft FSCM Update Image 10

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Are You Preparing for New Accounting Changes in Revenue Recognition?

Separating Billing and Revenue in PeopleSoft Update Image 10

In May 2014, FASB and IASB released the new standard for revenue recognition. While the ruling isn’t effective until 2017 there is much preparation beginning now and many decisions that need to be made as well. If you stay up-to-date with your PeopleSoft images the enhancements will allow for a smoother transition to the new standards so it is a wise decision to stay current.

Companies across all industries will use the 5 step method below to recognize revenue from customer contracts.

Revenue Recognition

PeopleSoft FSCM Update Image 10 provides enhancements in PeopleSoft Contracts and Project Costing to support customers in their transition to the new accounting standards. There is a recent Oracle blog post discussing the enhancement of separating billing and revenue in Image 10.

For additional information you can find the Oracle PeopleSoft Red Paper  Separating Revenue from Billing 9.2 under My Oracle Support.

In the meantime, please be sure to contact Larry Zagata if you have questions about any of the recent changes to PeopleSoft or ANY PeopleSoft questions.

A Pace of Grace

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Have you ever been running late for airplane?  You know the sense of stress and fear that you might “miss” your very important flight. If you do, then what?

Think of how you see other people or how you treat other people during that chaotic sprint to hurry as fast as you can.  Do you stop to help an older person as they struggle with a door?  Do you look the person in the eyes as they take your boarding pass?  Is there any way that you will take the time to help another in need?

No, you simply do not have time to extend friendship, kindness or grace to others who might need your help.  Life is often stressful and we can easily feel like we are running out of time to get all that we need to get done by the time it needs to be done. Big things, little things — doesn’t matter. They all occupy mental space. They all threaten to take you a notch away from who you really want to be.

Back in January, I resolved that this year I am going to try to be intentional about establishing a “Pace of Grace” in our family.  I started with myself.  My goal is to stop and show my family how I am available to them.  I show them how I am available to help others, to listen to others and be present with the grace that I think everyone’s life could use. Well, maybe not everyone, but many. Myself obviously included.

With a little focus and mindfulness, we can stop living our lives like we are always late for a flight.  And then we all can work to establish a “Pace of Grace” in our families so that we can help others in need.

“Do every act of your life as though it were the very last act of your life.” 
― Marcus Aurelius

QUOTE: On Talking a Walk

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Few people know how to take a walk. The qualifications are endurance, plain clothes, old shoes, an eye for nature, good humor, vast curiosity, good speech, good silence and nothing too much.

—Ralph Waldo Emerson

QUOTE: On Investing in Infrastructure

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“If you need a machine and don’t buy it, then you will ultimately find that you have paid for it and don’t have it.”

— Henry Ford

This is from a book by Clayton Christensen called How Will You Measure Your Life, in a section discussing full costs vs. marginal costs.

In our experience, this quote couldn’t be more accurate. We’ve experienced it ourselves, and we’ve had clients who have learned the same lesson.

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Happy 4th of July

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My God!  How little do my countrymen know what precious blessings they are in possession of, and which no other people on earth enjoy!  

Thomas Jefferson

Politics and polemics aside, America enjoys freedoms no other country can claim. Let’s think about that today, and celebrate it. We’re luckier than we know.

Happy July 4th to all of our US readers.

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‘You’ve Just Gotta Fight Your Way Through’

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This quote is from Ira Glass, and it’s about working hard in creative endeavors so that your output can eventually match your ambitions, but this is worth hanging on your wall no matter what your business.

If more people kept fighting, even when things are far from where they’d like, everyone would be so much closer to their goals.

Ira Glass can teach us all a thing or two.

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