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Here you’ll find our seasoned professionals sharing their thoughts and insights based on years and decades of successes and experiences. Count on gaining helpful ideas and informed opinions every time you come to The Source.


PeopleSoft Cloud - Frequently Asked Questions

October 12, 2017 | Candice Carden

Any PeopleSoft or Oracle conference this year has certainly had one common theme, 'Cloud.”  CIOs are motivated to move to the Cloud due to cost savings and significant efficiencies. The reality for most companies is that hosting in the Cloud is cheaper than maintaining your own servers.  While there is a huge focus on Cloud, from planning … continue

PeopleSoft Community and Information Resources

July 27, 2017 | Candice Carden, Brian Morrison

RECONNECT 2017 consisted of 150 education sessions dedicated to PeopleSoft.  Below are the NRC highlights and top takeaways from this year’s conference: … continue

PeopleSoft Fluid User Interface Capabilities

July 27, 2017 | Candice Carden, Brian Morrison

Delivered with PeopleTools 8.54 and up the PeopleSoft Fluid UI is more than just page rendering.  It’s a holistic interaction model that supports device hand off beyond just mobile.  Fluid UI is responsive on all devices and allows for a simplified user and self-service experience.  PeopleSoft has historically been extremely difficult to … continue

PeopleSoft Testing Framework (PTF)

July 27, 2017 | Candice Carden, Brian Morrison

Historically, it can be a challenge to keep automated test scripts up to date, reducing their benefit and usefulness. Selective Adoption and PUM (PeopleSoft Update Manager) mostly eliminates the need to maintain automated test scripts and with PTF, automated testing for PeopleSoft can be set up and maintained with minimal on-going effort. … continue

Oracle BI Cloud – Centralized Analytic Tools

June 27, 2017 | Candice Carden, Mike Doyle and Brian Morrison

Highlights of Oracle BI Cloud … continue

Top Takeaways from the HIUG Conference

June 23, 2017 | Brian Beinborn, Candice Carden, Jon Drosdick, Brian Morrison, Don Weber

As we close out another successful Healthcare Industry User Group (HIUG) annual conference, below are NRC's Top Takeaways from the 2017 event: … continue

Unexpected Emergencies Consume IT Professionals Workday

May 01, 2017 | Candice Carden

It is a known fact that IT professionals have to adapt to unexpected technology emergencies. However, did you know that IT professionals spend almost one-third of their average workday identifying, troubleshooting, and resolving these unplanned situations?  “The 1E 2017 IT Incident Response Report," a recent survey of 1,014 IT professionals … continue

Top Takeaways from COLLABORATE 2017

April 20, 2017 | Candice Carden, Brian Morrison, Reid Crawford and Matthew Poupitch

As we wrapped up a great week of information and networking at COLLABORATE 2017, which consisted of 1,250 education sessions including over 160 dedicated to PeopleSoft, NRC wanted to provide our highlights and Top Takeaways from this year’s conference: … continue

Health Information Exchange: Enter IoT & Data Science

January 11, 2017 | Joe Barron

The idea of Regional Health Information Organizations (RHIO), Regional Health Information Exchanges (RHIE) and, generically speaking, Health Information Exchange (HIE), is not a new concept. Acronyms change, new ones are coined and some are no longer in vogue. Nevertheless, the underlying principle is universal; it is the integration and exchange … continue

Data Monetization, Internet of Things, and Data Science as a Service - Part 2

November 01, 2016 | Joe Barron

As mentioned previously, we explored the rudimentary beginnings, from a specific perspective twenty years ago, of Internet of things (IoT), Data Monetization and Data Science as a Service (DSaaS). The foundation of the perspective was predicated on technology, statistics and competitive advantage sought by the William Wrigley Junior Company. Albeit … continue

Data Monetization, Internet of Things, and Data Science as a Service - Part 1

September 30, 2016 | Joe Barron

The idea of data monetization, albeit more popular and growing today, is not a new one. Broadly speaking, data monetization is deriving value from data; either direct revenue through its sale or realized benefits from its usage and manipulation. The internet of things (IoT) is generally described as the internetworking of physical devices, embedded … continue

Do's and Don'ts to Employee Motivation

August 29, 2016 | Julie Zurowski

We live in a ‘Do More with Less,’ fast-paced world, resulting in directors, project managers, business analysis leads, application leads, or even ourselves as team members, struggling to find ways to keep our team - and ourselves - motivated.  Everybody wants something done now – and done their way – which places a tremendous pressure on … continue

Addressing the Issue

April 30, 2016 | Joshua Dickson

If your ERP implementation includes the revenue cycle, you will probably need to convert customer data to the new financial system of record.  How do you know when to create a new customer record versus when to add an address to an existing customer record? … continue

BALANCING ACT

March 31, 2016 | Josh Dickson

It’s tempting.  Your third-party accounting entry interface to PeopleSoft GL is almost perfect.  You designed it by the numbers: … continue

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Keeping Your System Fit – Data Archiving

March 08, 2016 | Srinivasa R. Pola

I was able to pull up the page in seconds in January.  How come it takes minutes in October? The batch processing window used to be much shorter before; now we are not able to meet the SLA requirements. What’s happening? Remember the help desk calls regarding PeopleSoft application performance issues and DBAs, PeopleSoft Administrators and … continue

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Managing Your PeopleSoft Customizations

February 26, 2016 | Mike Doyle

With the latest PeopleSoft 9.2 applications, we now have a true pick-and-choose interface, where all dependencies are managed for us, and a true "custom" change package can be built. If I were running 9.2 GA, and needed a fix from PUM Image 16, I would simply choose that fix, and any requisite code is built into my change package.  While this is a … continue

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A New Breed of Integration – PeopleSoft FSCM and ImageNow

January 10, 2016 | Lee-ann Ramsaran

Not too long ago this world was filled with tons of storage rooms filled with endless paper as it is a requirement by law to keep documentation for a various number of years for audit purposes. Today the world is rapidly moving towards better, more sophisticated software such as PeopleSoft and ImageNow that can solve this problem. … continue

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Understanding Your Chartfield Design

December 23, 2015 | Josh Dickson

Clients often question their chartfield design. It is a big question comprised of many smaller questions. Some of those questions are best answered with questions. Here is one such answer in the form of a question. … continue

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Preparing for a New Set of Users in PeopleSoft

December 10, 2015 | Mario Castaneda

Remember when life was more predictable? Your job was known. The systems you used were designed around the business. Upgrades were long. IT staff was busy all the time without time for you (well that might still be the case). Approvals were passed around the office for signature, on paper! If someone was out of the office, you had to wait for them … continue

The Importance of PUM Strategy Planning

| Candice Carden, Mike Doyle, and Julie Zurowski

Oracle has transformed the traditional PeopleSoft application life cycle management with the introduction of PeopleSoft Selective Adoption.  The traditional planned upgrade and downtime now take place throughout the year as a normal part of updating and maintaining the system.  The idea behind the change is to provide customers with smaller … continue

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