PeopleSoft Patches & Updates: How To Save Time

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If your organization runs PeopleSoft, you may be considering applying the latest patch or update to enhance the security or stability of the application.  But let’s face it, applying PeopleSoft patches and updates can be time-consuming.  It requires proper planning, resources, training, and a lot of testing.

How can you save time with PeopleSoft patches and updates? Sentinel provides a simple solution.

Sentinel's instant compare analytics to simplify PeopleSoft patches and updates

Instant Compare Reports

Sentinel lets you analyze environments instantly with a real-time PeopleSoft compare summary. Access the compare report with a simple click of a button and easily identify security differences and new application objects between development and production environments. You can also drill down to view a list of missing PeopleSoft object definition names necessary to migrate into your target PeopleSoft environment.

Whereas traditional compare reports can run for hours, Sentinel’s compare analysis is instantaneous. The report checks the environments immediately and displays the object differences in real time. This means as you migrate the missing components, you can refresh the report to see the instant changes.  

Sentinel’s real-time compare analysis not only works at the environment level, but it also can be used to compare security between users, roles, and permission lists.

Instant compare reports to view security differences with PeopleSoft patches and updates

New Image Delivery Schedule

Oracle has also adapted to the feedback surrounding PeopleSoft patches and updates. In addition to moving away from major application upgrades, Oracle will also begin delivering 3 PeopleSoft Images per year instead of the usual 4. The change applies to PeopleSoft FSCM, HCM, and Campus Solutions applications for the 2023 PeopleSoft Roadmap.

The decision to have a reduced delivery schedule was made in response to a customer survey, as many found it challenging to keep up. Now with one less Image, customers will have more time to assess, evaluate, and test the new enhancements and features before the next scheduled release.

2023 PeopleSoft Roadmap New Image Delivery Schedule

PeopleSoft Update Manager (PUM)

PeopleSoft customers are also encouraged to leverage the PeopleSoft Update Manager (PUM) available with PeopleSoft 9.2. PUM is an automated Lifecycle Management tool that simplifies the process of applying PeopleSoft patches and updates. It is a cost-effective alternative to bundle releases for bug fixes and patches, making customizations easier than ever. Unlike bundles that package all products into a single update, the selective adoption approach allows you to take charge of how your application operates. Additionally, PUM makes it easy for you to implement continuous PeopleSoft patches and updates as necessary.

Benefits of PUM - PeopleSoft Update Manager.

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Keeping your PeopleSoft applications up to date is crucial, but it doesn’t have to be hard.

Contact us to learn more about how you can save time and reduce security issues when applying PeopleSoft patches and updates.