Saturday, April 12, 2014

Simplified User Interface for PeopleSoft Campus Solutions

As you probably have noticed User Experience (UX) is a major topic at Oracle for a while now. The PeopleSoft 9.1 and 9.2 releases are focussed on "changing the way we work".
Features like SES, Dashboards, WorkCenters, Activity Guides, Related Content & Actions, etc streamline the tasks of the workforce. This changes the applications from a data-driven to a task-driven application, with the right information at the right time, to complete the tasks more efficient and effectively.

Beside changing the the way the workforce uses the application, the workforce has also changed. The application was initially build to be used by the back-office and was mainly for administration. With the upcoming Self Service and Manager Self Service abilities in the application, we now have a new population of users. Users that are not trained, used to nor are being paid to use the application.
For this new population of users to be able to use the functionalities of the application, the application needs to look and feel simple and intuitive, more or less like the apps we use on our smartphones and tablets.
But who in their right mind will invest in redesigning the complete UI and task flow for an ootb application?

Believe it or not, Oracle has a dedicated team to work on innovative UX. For Fusion Applications release 7, Oracle has developed a new Simplified User Interface (SUI), for the simple tasks, that most of the users will use, most of the time. The so called 10-90-90 rule.

As the title of this blog says, SUI is not only for Fusion Applications any more. Oracle has recently delivered this SUI also for PeopleSoft Campus Solutions as a patch.

In upcoming blogs, I will describe the steps that need to be taken to install and configure SUI for PeopleSoft Campus Solutions.

Download sources
Install sources
Authenticate & Authorise

Until then, here are some teaser screenshots of how your PeopleSoft application can also look like ...

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