The second sentence in the announcement by Kristen Emery over at PeopleSoft Apps Strategy says it all:
This Update Image is the largest and most impactful PeopleSoft Update Image posted to date.
And it certainly is. The buzz around Fluid User Interface is astonishing. It was one of the main themes at Oracle OpenWorld last month, and it’s a topic in conversations we’re having every day. It’s a must-have piece of functionality.
As far as enhancements not related to Fluid UI, there’s a ton for the HCM power user, too.
This new functionality provides the user with an easy to use application that is configurable so you can determine what homepages and tiles you want to see based on your organizational needs. Some characteristics and functionality of delivered fluid homepages include:
- PeopleSoft delivers two out-of-the box homepages (Employee Self Service and Manager Self Service) with the ability to create your own.
- You can navigate from one homepage to the next by simply selecting the page you want or swiping to the left (on a tablet or phone).
- Each homepage contains tiles. You have the ability to add, remove and control the placement of the tiles. You can also share tiles across multiple roles and landing pages.
- Users will be able to view key information at a glance that is dynamic and data displays on tiles. The user can click or tap on tiles to access the associated content.
In a word, this is all about efficiency. Efficient navigation, efficient GUI bundling, efficient workflow. It’s so much nicer and more streamlined – it has to be seen to be understood. Bullet-point F&B’s don’t do the revamp justice.
Last but not least, let’s not forget about Workcenters and Embedded Analytics, especially as they relate to payroll administration.
WorkCenters and Embedded Analytics are another great example of how users can be more efficient and productive. Payroll for North America delivered the Payroll for North America WorkCenter. This is a one stop shop for the Payroll Administrator to process payroll. The WorkCenter provides the administrator with alerts and analytics to help identify errors prior to a payroll going out the door.
Update Image 9 also delivered new Analytics in other areas such as Time and Labor and Absence Management allowing you to get more insight, spot trends and issues, and have the opportunity to take action with ease.
The update is massive, and well worth the effort and time. See full details here.