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PeopleSoft Technology Roadmap


Scott Schafer Oracle, Senior Product Strategy Manager, PeopleTools Strategy

The following is intended to outline our general product direction. It is intended for information purposes only, and may not be incorporated into any contract. It is not a commitment to deliver any material, code, or functionality, and should not be relied upon in making purchasing decisions. The development, release, and timing of any features or functionality described for Oracles products remains at the sole discretion of Oracle.

Program Agenda
Delivery Model Release Planning 8.50 & 8.51 In Review 8.52 And Looking Forward Questions
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PeopleTools Roadmap
Consistent, annual PeopleTools releases

PT8.50

PT8.51

PT8.52

PT8.53

PT8.5x

PeopleSoft Investment Strategy


Deliver Timely Additive Solutions That Are Easy To Adopt OBJECTIVES
Continue Delivery of ValueAdd Capabilities Provide Capabilities More Frequently Enable Feature Adoption without Upgrading your Application

STRATEGY
Add Capabilities to Current Application Release Annual PeopleTools Release Cycle ~3 Year Applications Major Release Cycle

PeopleTools

8.50

8.51

8.52

8.53

8.54

8.55

8.56

Applications

9.1

Feature Pack

Feature Pack

9.2

Feature Pack

Feature Pack

9.3

PeopleSoft Investment Strategy


When Should We Upgrade?
PeopleTools Patch Support
Each PeopleTools version will be patched until 12 months after the NEXT version is released Critical Updates (CPUs) will be produced for 12 months beyond that

8.50 Patch Support begins at GA And continues until 12 months after 8.51 GA

CPUs for 12 additional months

8.50 PeopleTools

8.51

8.52

8.53

Applications

9.1

Feature Pack

Feature Pack

9.2

PeopleSoft Investment Strategy


When Should We Upgrade?
Ideal Upgrade Frequency In-Sync
Synchronized with PeopleTools annual releases Tools Upgrade go-live prior to end of Patch Support Subsequent Tools Upgrade go-live during its Patch Support and prior to end of prior releases Critical Patch Support
8.50 Patch Support 8.50 CPU Only 8.51 Patch Support
Ideal 8.50 Go-Live 8.51
8.50

8.51 CPU Only

8.50 PeopleTools

8.52
8.51

8.53

Applications

9.1

Feature Pack

Feature Pack

9.2

PeopleSoft Investment Strategy


When Should We Upgrade?
Alternate Upgrade Frequency Skip One
Tools Upgrade go-live prior to end of Patch Support Subsequent Tools Upgrade go-live during its Patch Support and prior to end of prior releases Critical Patch Support

8.50 Patch Support

8.50 CPU Only 8.52 Patch Support

8.50 PeopleTools

Ideal 8.50 GoLive 8.51


8.50

8.52

Ideal 8.52 GoLive


8.52

8.53

Applications

9.1

Feature Pack

Feature Pack

9.2

Program Agenda
Delivery Model Release Planning 8.50 & 8.51 In Review 8.52 And Looking Forward Questions
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PeopleSoft Economics

Value

Ben1+ Ben2+ Cost1 + Cost2 +

Benefits are not always monetized Benefits are almost always subjective (marginal value, etc.) Costs are often easier to measure and therefore take critical focus

PeopleSoft Technology Strategy


Global Trends That Influence our Direction
TCO
Infrastructure Flexibility Productivity/Efficiency/Usability Automation, Application Lifecycle

SaaS, Cloud Computing (Public/Private), Virtualization


Capitalization of Infrastructure, Cost Controls Customization vs. Configuration

Integration, Security, Governance, Compliance


Heterogeneous implementations Federated, loosely coupled integrated solutions More content on the web, more processes include external interaction

Goal: Align our investments with yours

PeopleSoft Technology Direction


Continue to Evolve
Enhance Usability
Simple Productive Intuitive

Deliver Business Value


Business-led upgrades Visible and Measurable end-user benefits

Lower Cost to Own


Predict and Plan Manage and Control risk Optimize and Leverage resources

Program Agenda
Delivery Model Release Planning 8.50 & 8.51 In Review 8.52 And Looking Forward Questions
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PeopleSoft Technology Direction


Deliver an Evolutionary User Experience
PeopleTools 8.50 brought New menu architecture New style, look and feel Dynamic, responsive UI
Grids Modal Windows Type Ahead

Related Content Framework

PeopleSoft Technology Direction


Deliver an Evolutionary User Experience
PeopleTools 8.50 brought New menu architecture New style, look and feel Dynamic, responsive UI
Grids Modal Windows Type Ahead

Related Content Framework

PeopleSoft Technology Direction


Deliver an Evolutionary User Experience
PeopleTools 8.50 brought New menu architecture New style, look and feel Dynamic, responsive UI
Grids Modal Windows Type Ahead

Related Content Framework

PeopleSoft Technology Direction


Deliver an Evolutionary User Experience
PeopleTools 8.50 brought New menu architecture New style, look and feel Dynamic, responsive UI
Grids Modal Windows Type Ahead

Related Content Framework

PeopleSoft Technology Direction


Deliver an Evolutionary User Experience
PeopleTools 8.50 brought New menu architecture New style, look and feel Dynamic, responsive UI
Grids Modal Windows Type Ahead

Related Content Framework

PeopleSoft Technology Direction


Deliver an Evolutionary User Experience
PeopleTools 8.50 brought New menu architecture New style, look and feel Dynamic, responsive UI
Grids Modal Windows Type Ahead

Related Content Framework

PeopleSoft Technology Direction


Deliver an Evolutionary User Experience
PeopleTools 8.51 added SmartNavigation
Application Navigation by Hierarchical Data

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PeopleSoft Technology Direction


Deliver an Evolutionary User Experience
PeopleTools 8.51 added SmartNavigation
Application Navigation by Hierarchical Data Related Actions On-page contextual menus

PeopleSoft Technology Direction


Deliver an Evolutionary User Experience
PeopleTools 8.51 added SmartNavigation
Application Navigation by Hierarchical Data Related Actions On-page contextual menus Persistent Search Results

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PeopleSoft Technology Direction


Deliver an Evolutionary User Experience
PeopleTools 8.51 added SmartNavigation
Application Navigation by Hierarchical Data Related Actions On-page contextual menus Persistent Search Results

Embedded Help
On-page integrated help content

PeopleSoft Technology Direction


Deliver an Evolutionary User Experience
PeopleTools 8.51 added SmartNavigation
Application Navigation by Hierarchical Data Related Actions On-page contextual menus Persistent Search Results

Embedded Help
On-page integrated help content

Related Content Enhancements


Support for Level 1, 2 and Hidden Fields

Introduction of Workcenter Framework

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PeopleSoft Technology Direction


Deliver an Evolutionary User Experience
PeopleTools 8.51 brought SmartNavigation
Application Navigation by Hierarchical Data Related Actions On-page contextual menus Persistent Search Results

Embedded Help
On-page integrated help content
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Usage

Related Content Enhancements


Support for Level 1, 2 and Hidden Fields

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Test

Introduction of Workcenter Framework Impact Analysis Application

Maintenance

Program Agenda
Delivery Model Release Planning 8.50 & 8.51 In Review 8.52 And Looking Forward Questions
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PeopleSoft Technology Direction


Deliver an Evolutionary User Experience
PeopleTools 8.52 continues with Universal Search Framework
Comprehensive changes and enhancements to how users access PeopleSoft content Enables Search to be a fundamental aspect of user navigation Provides Global Search, improved Component Search, Search Facets and Search Filters

Lets see a demo

PeopleSoft Technology Direction


Deliver an Evolutionary User Experience
PeopleTools 8.52 continues with Application Workcenter Platform
Role-based functional dashboards that include:
Inter-related pagelet content in transactional context Activity Guides: Process based navigation framework Integrated Operational Reporting, Analytics and Dynamic Charts

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Prioritize Work Queues and Alerts

Configurable One Stop Shop Role-based Work Center

View and Correct Exceptions

Drill to Details

Personalized Navigation

Perform Actions Quickly on Multiple Documents

Navigation / Task Pane

Related Content Pane

Target Content Pane

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PeopleSoft Technology Direction


Deliver an Evolutionary User Experience
PeopleTools 8.52 continues with Operational Reporting: Pivot Grid
Pivot Table functionality within PIA Dynamic Integrated chart Publish table or chart to pagelet for Operational Dashboard or Workcenter

PeopleSoft Technology Direction


Deliver an Evolutionary User Experience
PeopleTools 8.52 continues with Operational Reporting
Pivot Tables

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PeopleSoft Technology Direction


Evolutionary Technology Platform
PeopleTools 8.51 PeopleSoft Test Framework Usage Monitor PeopleTools 8.52 Three-way Compare/Merge Related Content as Managed Objects Feeds as Managed Objects
Feed Publisher Wizard Feed Personalization Feed Definition Templates

Application Lifecycle Management


Drivers and Value Proposition
Change is Inevitable
Enhancements Maintenance Upgrades

Risky and Expensive


System testing is time consuming and costly Accurate Impact information is difficult to gather

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Maintenance Process
Without PeopleSoft Enhanced LCM
Install

Manually Intensive
Impact Analysis

Fix Custom Code Review Compare Reports Check application functionality for potential impact Estimate level of effort Decision to apply maintenance often based on partial or incomplete analysis System Test Review and fix customizations as needed Developers complete unit testing Business Owners complete system test Scope of test usually very broad, often majority of application Unit Test

Maintenance Process
With PeopleSoft Enhanced LCM
Install Impact Analysis Fix Custom Code Run Test Coverage and Compare Reports to tables Review Test Case Impact Estimate level of effort Decision to apply maintenance based on more complete analysis Review and fix customizations as needed Developers review Test Case Maintenance report and complete automated unit testing Impacted Business Owners complete system test only on affected parts of the application System Test

Automation Benefits

Unit Test

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PeopleSoft Technology Direction


Evolutionary Technology Platform
PeopleTools 8.51 Documents Interface PeopleTools 8.52 PeopleSoft Integration Network
Simplified configuration and setup Introspection of application interfaces Monitor across nodes

Web Service Prompts


Improve use of Components with external User Interfaces such as applications built with Oracle ADF

WSDL 2.0/Soap 1.2 Performance Improvements for Large/Binary content RESTful Services

PeopleSoft Technology Direction


Evolutionary Technology Platform
PeopleTools 8.51 Oracle Active Data Guard
Offload mostly read-only workloads to idle resources

PeopleTools 8.52 Golden Gate Solaris x86-64 EM Data Masking Oracle Secure Files Discontinue HPUX PA-RISC

Oracle VM Production Templates Amazon EC2 Cloud Deployment

PeopleTools 8.52 Release Value Proposition (RVP) document available on MY Oracle Support

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Business Practice Change


PeopleSoft Third-Party Products Oracle remains committed to supporting PeopleSoft customers ability to choose technology components
Active partner testing and certification program

Aligning our business practices for partner products


Operating systems, Databases, Application Servers, Browsers

Moving toward a business model where customers license IBM WebSphere Application Server, Business Objects Enterprise and Crystal Reports directly from their respective vendors

Announcement: As of September 1, 2010, NEW customers will not receive a license to use IBM WebSphere Application Server (WAS) when they purchase PeopleSoft Enterprise applications. Prior to upgrading to PeopleTools 8.52 existing customers will need to obtain support from IBM or migrate to Oracle WebLogic.
If you already own a PeopleSoft application and want to keep using IBM WebSphere The license you have already received is still valid. Oracle will continue to provide direct support for IBM WAS while PeopleTools 8.51 is being patched. Oracle will continue to certify new IBM WAS versions with future PeopleTools releases. Details:
PeopleTools 8.51 will be the last release to package IBM WebSphere Application Server. Existing customers may use the previously provided license, new customers will not receive a license to use WAS with PeopleSoft applications. Future versions of IBM WebSphere Application Server will be certified with future PeopleTools releases. Customers who wish to continue using IBM WAS with PeopleSoft applications will need to obtain appropriate license and support from IBM prior to upgrading to PeopleTools 8.52. Oracle will continue to package Oracle WebLogic with PeopleTools. All customers will have the option to use this product at no charge.

If you are a new customer and want to use IBM WebSphere Oracle will continue to certify new IBM WAS versions with future PeopleTools releases. You will need to purchase a license for WAS directly from IBM.

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Announcement: As of July 1, 2011, Oracle will discontinue distribution of Business Objects Enterprise and Crystal Reports with PeopleTools. Existing customers may use the license previously received from Oracle. PeopleSoft reports will continue to be delivered using Oracle XML Publisher, which is included free-of-charge.
If you already own a PeopleSoft application and want to keep using Crystal Reports The license you have already received is still valid. Oracle will continue to certify new versions of Business Objects products with future PeopleTools releases. You will need to purchase these future releases from SAP/Business Objects if you wish to use them. Details:
All customers who have received a licensed copy of Business Objects products from Oracle with PeopleTools will be able to continue using the product according to the provided license terms. Oracle plans to continue to certify future versions of Business Objects products with future PeopleTools releases. Customers who wish to use future versions of Business Objects products with PeopleSoft will need to obtain appropriate license and support directly from SAP/Business Objects. Oracle will continue to package Oracle XML Publisher with PeopleTools. All customers will have the option to use this product at no charge. All of the critical reports included with PeopleSoft applications will be converted to XML Publisher format and included with future PeopleSoft releases.

If you are a new customer and want to use Crystal Reports Oracle will continue to certify new Business Objects products with future PeopleTools releases. You will need to purchase a license for these products directly from SAP/Business Objects.

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Business Process Maps & Entity Relationship Diagrams

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