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Business Rules, Simplified

Marcia Conner

When people ask me about the most healthful workplace I’ve worked in, I get a bit nostalgic for the years I spent at PeopleSoft. Although the specific names may not mean anything to readers unfamiliar with the leadership at PeopleSoft, I suspect you can glean enough from the simple, people-focused themes to get started now. Use PeopleSoft Systems and Equipment With Discretion.

3 Ways to Earn More Money as an Instructional Designer

LearnDash

remember being on a project where we were creating training for Oracle PeopleSoft (an ERP software).  We hired a third-party consultant who had 30 years (yes, 30 years) of instructional design experience for PeopleSoft. Recently I received an email from someone on LinkedIn who was curious to know more about instructional design, and how to break into the industry.

Is Your Training Effective?

Voice of Clarity

For example, if your training covered the basic steps necessary to manage a client record in PeopleSoft, an assessment might be to monitor each learner as they perform a series of tasks in a software simulation (or even while logged in to a real account).“ There are many questions you may ask as you design training for your employees: Is it engaging? Is it accessible? Learning.

Elephants of HR Software Enter the Talent Management Market

Learning on the Leading Edge

With thousands of customers running various versions of Peoplesoft and Oracle e-Business Suite, Oracle knows that the Fusion HCM has a big opportunity. I had the opportunity to attend a strategic briefing with Oracle and customers and Fusion HCM is finally here. which enable the Fusion HCM applications to interoperate with any PeopleSoft or Oracle system.

Going for a Global Reach

Learning on the Leading Edge

•HCM application providers with 50 percent or more of their revenue from other than North America include Lumesse, Oracle’s PeopleSoft, Fusion, Taleo and E-Business product suites, SAP and SAP SuccessFactors. How far-flung is your company today? And how many new boundaries will it likely cross over the next decade? And how might these questions influence your choice of a software application provider? This was a question we studied in the new Talent Management Systems: 2013 report that was recently released (see the report for more details).

Going for a Global Reach

Learning on the Leading Edge

•HCM application providers with 50 percent or more of their revenue from other than North America include Lumesse, Oracle’s PeopleSoft, Fusion, Taleo and E-Business product suites, SAP and SAP SuccessFactors. How far-flung is your company today? And how many new boundaries will it likely cross over the next decade? And how might these questions influence your choice of a software application provider? This was a question we studied in the new Talent Management Systems: 2013 report that was recently released (see the report for more details).

5 E-Learning Forecasts for 2012

eLearning 24-7

My take is that some systems with such features, perceive there is a market of those who are not interested in such solutions from Oracle, SAP, Peoplesoft, Lawson or Workday. Every year, I identify five trends that I am seeing in the industry as a whole, and forecast on where they will be heading throughout the year. In 2011, I saw quite a few items that resonated. LMSs/LCMS/CMS/learning platforms in commercial and open space continued their presence. Some items stood out, others continued in an everlasting awful experience (customer and support service – as a whole). Boring.

SAP To Buy SuccessFactors: Major Shift In Talent Management Market

Learning on the Leading Edge

Think about all the big Oracle or PeopleSoft customers who purchased Successfactors or Plateau. Once this acquisition is completed, buyers will want to know why the SuccessFactors-SAP solution is more integrated, function-rich, and easier to use than a Taleo-Peoplesoft solution, a Workday solution, an Oracle solution, or another combination of vendors. Click here for the replay.).

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Upgrade your ERP or Switch to SaaS?

Learning on the Leading Edge

Workday customers who had made the move from prior ERPs were for the most, satisfied customers, stating that the migration from, for example PeopleSoft, had to be carefully planned for, but worth it in the outcomes and savings they achieved. Medtronic (the medical device company) users, as one example, maintain part of their multinational installation running in parallel on PeopleSoft until a total conversion to Workday occurs. Swapping out an ERP is probably the scariest thought on earth to an IT director. To date, the ERPs have been on-premise client-server architectures.

Upgrade or Switch to SaaS?

Learning on the Leading Edge

Workday customers who had made the move from prior ERPs were for the most, satisfied customers, stating that the migration from, for example PeopleSoft, had to be carefully planned for, but worth it in the outcomes and savings they achieved. Medtronic (the medical device company) users, as one example, maintain part of their multinational installation running in parallel on PeopleSoft until a total conversion to Workday occurs. Swapping out an ERP is probably the scariest thought on earth to an IT director. To date, the ERPs have been on-premise client-server architectures.

The Ever Changing State of the Learning Technology Industry

Learning on the Leading Edge

" In the mid 2000's a shakeout started and vendors segmented themselves into two categories: those that focused on global enterprises – (Saba, SumTotal, Plateau, PeopleSoft, Oracle, and SAP) - and vendors which focused on the mid-market (Learn.com, GeoLearning, Blackboard, Certpoint, CornerstoneOnDemand, SilkRoad, NetDimensions, and others). Then came talent management.

SuccessFactors and SAP Get their Integration Act Together

Learning on the Leading Edge

Traditionally many of the SuccessFactors customers interoperate with Oracle, PeopleSoft, and other HR systems - so all those architected integrations continue to be supported. 2) SAP Core HCM integrated with SuccessFactors Talent and Employee Central (which SAP calls Two-tier HCM). This may be an SAP customer that wants to replace PeopleSoft or another on-premise HR system. We just completed a comprehensive briefing with SAP and SuccessFactors about product integration. And SAP customers will see these integrations being applied to all of SAP's cloud offerings.

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The Ever Changing State of the Learning Technology Industry

Learning on the Leading Edge

" In the mid 2000's a shakeout started and vendors segmented themselves into two categories: those that focused on global enterprises – (Saba, SumTotal, Plateau, PeopleSoft, Oracle, and SAP) - and vendors which focused on the mid-market (Learn.com, GeoLearning, Blackboard, Certpoint, CornerstoneOnDemand, SilkRoad, NetDimensions, and others). Then came talent management.

Workday drops the Other Shoe(s): BigData Analytics, Recruiting, and Extensible Objects

Learning on the Leading Edge

" (Not that this is likely to happen, but Workday clearly wants that market over time.) I remember when PeopleSoft introduced its LMS and they expected all the LMS vendors to roll over and play dead. Most of the executives spent 10+ years at PeopleSoft so they are painfully aware of all the "gotchas" that come from traditional enterprise applications. Time will tell.).

Using Storytelling to Add the Why to ERP Training

Social Learning

Let’s face it…ERP training is typically boring at best and utterly overwhelming at worst. The systems are complicated, users have to learn new terminology, new codes and numbers for products, vendors, accounts and everything in between. And then there are the new procedures.  Really?  You have to work with what you’ve got.). One way to do this? Tell a good story.

Psst. You wanna buy some features?

eLearning 24-7

HRIS integration – At one time systems said ERP integration with SAP, Oracle, Peoplesoft for example, now the new buzz: HRIS integration – Lawson. LMS vendors are continuing to add some very unique features in an effort to set themselves apart from the competition. These expand past the standard feature sets, which I call 90/10. This is to say that 90% of features most folks seek are nearly universal in a LMS – low cost or otherwise. Sure there are exceptions, but they are exceptions to the rule. We Will Rock You. Funky Features in a Good Way. Virtual printer. Wizards.

The Integration of Talent Management Systems Comes to Forefront

Learning on the Leading Edge

This is not a new idea at all (PeopleSoft tried it 10 years ago), and it's not as easy as it looks. The talent management systems market has been under quite a bit of stress lately. And while all this is going on, CornerstoneOnDemand announced a strong end to 2011 (revenues up to $75.5 What's going on? We are seeing three big trends play out here. 1. So we have entered a new world.

eLearning Weekly » Hands-on with Assima Training Suite

eLearning Weekly

eLearning Weekly » Large-scale Applications Training

eLearning Weekly

Systems of Engagement vs. Systems of Record - About HR software, design. and Workday

Learning on the Leading Edge

Originally conceived as systems to help HR managers administer various people practices (even PeopleSoft did this), now HR software is really designed to help employees and managers manage themselves. There's an ongoing discussion in the enterprise software world about "systems of record" vs. "systems of engagement." " Which do you have? More on that below.

The Ever Changing State of the Learning Technology Industry

Learning on the Leading Edge

" In the mid 2000's a shakeout started and vendors segmented themselves into two categories: those that focused on global enterprises – (Saba, SumTotal, Plateau, PeopleSoft, Oracle, and SAP) - and vendors which focused on the mid-market (Learn.com, GeoLearning, Blackboard, Certpoint, CornerstoneOnDemand, SilkRoad, NetDimensions, and others). Then came talent management.

How to choose the right LMS

eLearning 24-7

You want a system that can interface/integrate with your ERP (SAP, Peoplesoft, Oracle, Workday, etc.), or with your payroll (ADP), or HRIS platform, or Skillsoft or whatever – 95% can do it – but it will cost you. So many choices out there. Should we spend our hard earned salary going to Disneyland? Or will putting up an air mattress with some stick figures suffice?  Should we have a company picnic at a park or will the work cafeteria do the trick? Yep, lots of choices in the world today. The same thing applies to the learning management system market.  Common Choices.

Workday drops the Other Shoe(s): BigData Analytics, Recruiting, and Extensible Objects

Learning on the Leading Edge

Most of the executives spent 10+ years at PeopleSoft so they are painfully aware of all the "gotchas" that come from traditional enterprise applications. Workday, the “built for the cloud” challenger to Oracle and SAP for the $133 billion dollar ERP market, made several major announcements this week. Under the covers the product is quite innovative. Workday Recruiting.

LMS Satisfaction Features and Barriers

Tony Karrer

Oracle's ( Learning Management and PeopleSoft Enterprise Learning Management but less so it's iLearning ) and SAP Enterprise Learning score better than I would have expected. Over the past few years, they've been able to fend of Oracle, PeopleSoft and SAP through superior products. PeopleSoft Enterprise Lear. Update, Nov. Some notes on these numbers. Does a Learner WANT an LMS?

Oracle HCM World Revolves Around The Cloud

Learning on the Leading Edge

The current state of HCM Cloud was front and center—with updates and roadmaps on Oracle’s PeopleSoft and eBusiness Suite as well. Oracle has launched Oracle HCM World, a new event for HCM professionals that gathered approximately 1500 customers and prospects together to focus on the business that is HR. Harkening back to the Taleo World conferences a bit, the conference attracted leaders in all areas of human capital management. The key themes presented were expected – which does not make them any less resonating for the HR audience. Finance? Production? Sales? Mobile.

America"s Cup and HCM at Oracle OpenWorld2013

Learning on the Leading Edge

And in all this activity, there are several hundred attendees that are here because of Oracle’s Human Capital Management products; E-business Suite, PeopleSoft, Fusion and Taleo users focused on all the many topics, technologies, and partners’ solutions that can help them better manage the people aspects of their organizations. Users I spoke with are rightfully proud of their successful implementations and their plans for continual expansion of EBS or PeopleSoft use. Teamwork clearly pays off in all aspects of this week at Oracle World

America's Cup and HCM at Oracle OpenWorld 2013

Learning on the Leading Edge

And in all this activity, there are several hundred attendees that are here because of Oracle Human Capital Management products; Oracle E-Business Suite (EBS), PeopleSoft, Oracle HCM Cloud and Oracle Talent Management users focused on all the many topics, technologies, and partners’ solutions that can help them better manage the people aspects of their organizations. Users I spoke with are rightfully proud of their successful implementations and their plans for continual expansion of EBS or PeopleSoft use.

America"s Cup and HCM at Oracle OpenWorld2013

Learning on the Leading Edge

And in all this activity, there are several hundred attendees that are here because of Oracle’s Human Capital Management products; E-business Suite, PeopleSoft, Fusion and Taleo users focused on all the many topics, technologies, and partners’ solutions that can help them better manage the people aspects of their organizations. Users I spoke with are rightfully proud of their successful implementations and their plans for continual expansion of EBS or PeopleSoft use. Teamwork clearly pays off in all aspects of this week at Oracle World

America's Cup and HCM at Oracle OpenWorld 2013

Learning on the Leading Edge

And in all this activity, there are several hundred attendees that are here because of Oracle Human Capital Management products; Oracle E-Business Suite (EBS), PeopleSoft, Oracle HCM Cloud and Oracle Talent Management users focused on all the many topics, technologies, and partners’ solutions that can help them better manage the people aspects of their organizations. Users I spoke with are rightfully proud of their successful implementations and their plans for continual expansion of EBS or PeopleSoft use.

America"s Cup and HCM at Oracle OpenWorld2013

Learning on the Leading Edge

And in all this activity, there are several hundred attendees that are here because of Oracle’s Human Capital Management products; E-business Suite, PeopleSoft, Fusion and Taleo users focused on all the many topics, technologies, and partners’ solutions that can help them better manage the people aspects of their organizations. Users I spoke with are rightfully proud of their successful implementations and their plans for continual expansion of EBS or PeopleSoft use. Teamwork clearly pays off in all aspects of this week at Oracle World

America's Cup and HCM at Oracle OpenWorld 2013

Learning on the Leading Edge

And in all this activity, there are several hundred attendees that are here because of Oracle’s Human Capital Management products; E-business Suite, PeopleSoft, Fusion and Taleo users focused on all the many topics, technologies, and partners’ solutions that can help them better manage the people aspects of their organizations. Users I spoke with are rightfully proud of their successful implementations and their plans for continual expansion of EBS or PeopleSoft use. Teamwork clearly pays off in all aspects of this week at Oracle World

Upgrade your ERP or Switch to SaaS?

Learning on the Leading Edge

Workday customers who had made the move from prior ERPs were for the most, satisfied customers, stating that the migration from, for example PeopleSoft, had to be carefully planned for, but worth it in the outcomes and savings they achieved. Medtronic (the medical device company) users, as one example, maintain part of their multinational installation running in parallel on PeopleSoft until a total conversion to Workday occurs. Swapping out an ERP is probably the scariest thought on earth to an IT director. To date, the ERPs have been on-premise client-server architectures.

Workday files IPO as Oracle Fusion Builds Momentum

Learning on the Leading Edge

Fusion has many capabilities missing in Workday (predictive analytics, recruiting, learning, social networking, and more) and it coexists with existing PeopleSoft and Oracle EBS systems. This week Workday released its S-1 (IPO filing) and we also had a detailed briefing from Oracle on the company's progress with Fusion and Taleo. Workday's Progress. Oracle's Progress. ").

SuccessFactors and SAP Getting their Integration Act Together

Learning on the Leading Edge

Traditionally many of the SuccessFactors customers interoperate with Oracle, PeopleSoft, and other HR systems - so all those architected integrations continue to be supported. 2) SAP Core HCM integrated with SuccessFactors Talent and Employee Central (which SAP calls Two-tier HCM). This may be an SAP customer that wants to replace PeopleSoft or another on-premise HR system. We just completed a comprehensive briefing with SAP and SuccessFactors about product integration. And SAP customers will see these integrations being applied to all of SAP's cloud offerings.