You need to read this if you use PeopleSoft Financials

PeopleSoft Financials

The freeze has begun!

The PeopleSoft Financials technical upgrade has commenced with ‘go-live’ scheduled for April 2018. This has a number of benefits for you, including an enhanced user experience and mobile-friendly interface.

What is ‘PeopleSoft Financials’?
You may have used the PeopleSoft Financials system to make a purchase or request payments via the Finance website or staff portal.

How will the technical upgrade affect Finance services?
During the upgrade process, Finance services will not be affected. You can continue to make purchases and access other services as you currently do via the portal and Finance website.

What can I expect to see change?
You will benefit from some new features, such as the fluid user interface (similar to what HR has implemented with the ’tiled’ look and feel). This will enable easier and more mobile-friendly use.

Who are you working with to make sure you get it right for everyone?
We are actively engaging with representatives from Finance and across other areas (including Information Services, Campus Life, Academic Administration and HR) to proactively manage risks and to ensure collaboration in decision making.

We will also be forming a User Reference Group from August 2017 to engage with clients, such as administrative staff and academics.

How will the technical upgrade affect my project?
If you have existing or future initiatives that rely on PeopleSoft Financials, please be aware there is a period where no new development can occur. This is referred to as our ‘freeze’ period.

For this project we have two freeze periods:

  • Soft freeze – 1 July 2017
    No new development Projects in version 9.1; Critical business requirements for the projects (which are already in Development/SIT/UAT) which go into production before 31 October 2017 will be accommodated in the plan
  • Hard freeze – 1 November 2017
    Complete freeze; Critical production fixes and regulatory fixes will be accommodated by exception.

Where can I find out more information? 
To find out more about the technical upgrade and engagement opportunities, contact Change & Communications Manager, Anisha Verlinden (x56744). You can also sign up to our Yammer page for regular, bite-size updates.

To discuss how the technical upgrade will affect your project, contact Venkat Ramayanam (x57804) or Kieran Dickenson (x55422).