What is most valuable?
It’s more configurable than it used to be. This makes it easier. You have opportunities where coding is not required and I think that’s the direction they are heading in, but if you have complex needs this does create an issue.
It has definitely evolved over time. I like the direction they are going in. It’s more robust now than it used to be, although sometimes that’s a good thing and sometimes a bad thing!
What needs improvement?
It requires more technical expertise to weed through code and see what’s happening behind the scenes to actually deliver a solution that the end user is happy with. They are trying to make it more flexible. It certainly requires more technical savvy expertise than in the past.
For how long have I used the solution?
I have been working with PeopleSoft for around 15 years.
What was my experience with deployment of the solution?
First deployment always takes a little work, and we came from the legacy system to the PeopleSoft world. Within the legacy world, we had three systems that didn’t really communicate with one another. I can’t say that it’s become easier over time, from our first implementation to what I deal with now. It’s a complex process, as it just depends on how many systems you are working with and maintaining. I think the first one was certainly easier than the upgrades that we have to deal with since.
Which solution did I use previously and why did I switch?
We used legacy systems previously.
What other advice do I have?
I would definitely recommend for people to look around at other vendor software. It of course depends on the needs of that business. I think it’s a good product it has its problems because the software is made to fit across many organizations as Oracle tries to make it fit across many industries. However, I definitely enjoy working with the software as I have been working with them for so long.