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PeopleSoft Talk with Marc Weintraub: PeopleSoft in the Cloud featuring Jeff Robbins

In this episode, Marc talks with Jeff Robbins about PeopleSoft in the Cloud.


The Time and Labor Auto Enrollment VFO is now publicly available. View the video here:


PeopleSoft Time and Labor Auto Enrollment can streamline your administrator’s work by easily automating the enrollments in Time and Labor for all hires, terminations, and job data changes.





Getting to know PT 8.55:  Deployment Packages


Have you heard about the Deployment Packages (DPKs)?

Read about them in the new document PeopleSoft PeopleTools Patches Home Page (Doc ID 2062712.2), sections  Learning about the PeopleTools Patches and What are PeopleTools DPKs.

And, more information is in the Getting Started on PeopleSoft Installation document, found on the PeopleSoft PeopleTools 8.55 Installation Home Page (Doc ID 2068525.1).





In PeopleSoft PeopleTools 8.55, Oracle recommends that you use the PeopleSoft Deployment Packages (DPKs) to install and configure your


PeopleSoft environment.



The PeopleSoft PeopleTools DPKs for Linux and Microsoft Windows operating systems are supported for customers on Oracle database platforms


beginning with the PeopleTools 8.55.01 patch.


The PeopleSoft PeopleTools DPKs for Linux and Microsoft Windows operating systems will be available at a later time for customers on DB2 for


z/OS, DB2 for Linux, UNIX, and Windows, and Microsoft SQL Server database platforms.


Applications DPKs will be available after the new year.





Using DPKs, you can bypass these tasks in the classic installation process:

--install Tuxedo and WebLogic and their patches

--install of PTools and patch

--install of Ps App Home

--configuration of domains (app / web / batch servers)


Cloning of an environment is easy.  Save off the configuration files and apply to the next environment.



For additional information on using the DPKs, use the documentation found on 2062712.2 in section PeopleTools Patches Home Pages /


Installation documentation:  PeopleSoft Deployment Packages Installation (PeopleSoft PeopleTools 8.55).

Do you want to know more about PeopleSoft Cloud Architecture?  Please review the following FAQ which we hope will answer some commonly asked questions.


The questions answered so far are.....


What is PeopleSoft Cloud Architecture (PCA)?

How is PCA delivered?

When will PCA be available?

Do I need to purchase PCA?

Will PCA change the commercial terms for PeopleSoft (licensing and/or support)?

Does PCA turn PeopleSoft into a SaaS solution?

Now that PeopleTools delivers patches using Deployment PacKages (DPKs) for Linux and Windows, where do I get them?

I understand that DPKs are provided for Linux and Windows operating systems, but I don’t run on those – is PCA still applicable to me in some way?

How do DPKs differ from Oracle VM templates or VirtualBox appliances that were previously delivered?

Besides the flexibility in configurations, the automation capabilities, and the compatibility with multiple virtualization technologies, are there other benefits that PCA will provide?

Is that it? Are there any other benefits of PCA?

I’ve heard that DPKs will simplify how PeopleTools patching is performed, but how?

Will DPKs change how I currently use Update Images and PUM?

What is PeopleSoft Cloud Architecture (PCA)?I have my own processes in place to provision PeopleSoft environments. Can I continue to use them or are Deployment Packages required?

Will PCA help me with refreshing environments, and if so, how?

Each time I apply a PeopleTools patch, I need to tweak some settings in the environment – will DPKs overwrite my changes?

Update Images required a bare metal install – do DPKs also have this requirement?

Is deploying PeopleSoft to the cloud using PCA a requirement?

Where can I find more information on PCA?

Now Available... 11 documents for PeopleSoft Fluid User Interface Standards.

PeopleSoft Fluid User Interface and Navigation Standards White Papers contain information about using key PeopleSoft functionality to create highly usable, efficient, and productive experiences for Oracle customers.


We are in the process of moving all these PeopleSoft Fluid UI Standards into a web based HTML site.  For the time being, you can access the PDF format documents in the following knowledge document:


PeopleSoft Fluid User Interface and Navigation Standards White Papers (Doc ID 2063602.1)


The topics of the white papers include:


  • PeopleSoft Fluid Navigation Standards
  • PeopleSoft Fluid Buttons Standards
  • PeopleSoft Fluid Grids Standards
  • PeopleSoft Fluid Group Box Standards
  • PeopleSoft Fluid Icon Standards
  • PeopleSoft Fluid Messages Standard
  • PeopleSoft Other Fluid Page Element Standards
  • PeopleSoft Fluid Panel Layout Standards
  • PeopleSoft Fluid Related Action Standards
  • PeopleSoft Fluid Required Fields Standards
  • PeopleSoft Fluid Banner and Footer Standards

In PUM 15, PeopleSoft enhanced existing Guided Self Service (GSS) with new features and functionality for the manager and HR Admin. We delivered the following new features:


1) The new ‘Last Day Worked” field for Retirement/Termination transaction

For details, see Last Date Worked.doc attached below.



2) New GSS transaction “Request Reporting Change” – updates Reports To for an employee (and upon approval will update Position Management and Job Data).

For details, see reports to_update.doc attached below.

The new PeopleTools release: 8.55


When is this Generally Available?


  The new PeopleTools 8.55 release is currently available for download from the Oracle Software Delivery Cloud, at


Looking for the Documentation Home Page, the Upgrade Home Page, and more


  Oracle's PeopleSoft PeopleTools 8.55 Documentation Home Page (Doc ID 2052626.1), with links to


       PeopleSoft PeopleTools 8.55 Installation Home Page (Doc ID 2068525.1)

           Includes document  Getting Started on the PeopleSoft Installation / see section Reviewing Hardware Recommendations 


       PeopleSoft PeopleTools 8.55 Upgrade Home Page (Doc ID 2070772.1)



Looking for the Release notes: what is new?  


  PeopleSoft Planned Features and Enhancements (Doc ID 1966243.2)

     see tab Technology, then PeopleTools 8.55



Platform change of note


  SAP Crystal Reports and Business Objects Enterprise (BOE) are no longer supported in PeopleSoft PeopleTools 8.55.

  Crystal Reports and BOE will not work on new PeopleSoft PeopleTools 8.55 installations, or on environments that are

    upgraded to PeopleSoft PeopleTools 8.55.

  See Tech Update – Oracle Retires Support for Crystal Reports (Doc ID 1927865.1) for more information.


  For more info on changes to Oracle supported platforms, regularly check the Tech Updates.

  The main index page is Tech Update - Main Page (Doc ID 764222.1)



Product releases supported for use with PeopleTools 8.55 (among others)


  Windows 10  


  Oracle and

  Msft Sql server 2012, 2014

  Office Word 2013, 2010 and Excel 2016, 2013, 2010

  Tuxedo and


  For all supported platform information, see MyOracle Support / certifications /

    search on Product = PeopleSoft Enterprise PT PeopleTools and Release = 8.55



Applications supported on PeopleTools 8.55


  See documents

      E-UPG: PT8.4x, PT 8.5x: What Versions of PeopleTools Will Your Application run on? (Doc ID 1915747.1)

      Lifetime Support Summary for PeopleSoft Releases (Doc ID 1348959.1)

You've probably already heard, but just in case you haven't, Campus Solutions 9.2 is now available. Campus Solutions 9.2 is a low impact, high return upgrade that addresses the key imperatives of the modern campus: a modern user experience, flexible functionality, and a product lifecycle platform that enables institutions to better manage system maintenance costs. With the 9.2 release, Campus Solutions joins the rest of the PeopleSoft pillars in continuous delivery, use of PUM and Selective Adoption, and of course the ability to introduce and take advantage of the latest Fluid capabilities and other product advancements.


Please refer to the PeopleSoft Campus Solutions Upgrade Home page (Doc ID 2078564.2) for links, instructions and documentation.


What’s Available Now:


  • Campus Solutions 9.2 software, in English, on PeopleTools 8.54
  • Campus Solutions 9.0 to 9.2 Upgrade Path, certified on PeopleTools 8.54
  • Campus Solutions 9.2.000 Update Image – baseline image for demo purposes, and for use with PRPs (if any) between now and CS 9.2.001 (note: posting is in progress, will be available on MOS by tomorrow)
  • Campus Solutions 9.2.001 Upgrade Source Image – available as an alternative for customers to conduct their upgrade, rather than using the traditional CDs (note: posting is in progress, will be available on MOS by tomorrow)
  • Campus Solutions Update Image Home Page (added to the PUM Home Page)



Key links for more detailed information:


And if you're interested in an index of all PeopleSoft Information Centers which enables you to drill down to the most recent information on solutions to problems, how-to information, bugs, etc., please visit the Catalog Index of Peoplesoft Enterprise Information Centers (Doc ID 1427453.2).

The SCM Maintenance Schedule for 9.1 SCM Bundles is now available. The schedule for 2016 is within Document 1948816.1. SCM 9.1 Bundles will be delivered about every three months starting with SCM Bundle #37 in February.


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