PeopleSoft RECONNECT 19 Recap: Fluid Remains the HOTTEST Topic

As the premier deep-dive PeopleSoft-focused event of the year, PeopleSoft Reconnect (presented by Quest Oracle User Group) has always touted itself as “created for PeopleSoft users… by PeopleSoft users.” This year’s conference (held in Rosemont, Illinois) did not disappoint.

Appsian was proud to be a conference sponsor, along with provide content, as our PeopleSoft User Experience experts presented sessions on improving PeopleSoft Security and Creating a Modern User Experience Across all PeopleSoft versions. The sessions were hugely successful, with an estimated 75% of conference attendance. During the session, many of the questions pertained to security concerns and the meeting of user experience expectations, as organizations continue to upgrade to PeopleSoft 9.2 and adopt Fluid UI – all in service to staying on Oracle support and maximizing their current ERP investment.

According to Scott Hirni, Director of User Experience Strategy and Solutions at Appsian (who has previously worked with PeopleSoft for 18+ years), “Fluid adoption and on-going enablement was among the top concerns for attendees.” While Fluid adoption is a top project in the PeopleSoft community, it was clear that not all PeopleSoft customers are able to leverage Fluid to its full potential.

Here are a few observations:

  • 75% of organizations we spoke to at RECONNECT haven’t attempted to roll out Fluid – despite being on version 9.2
  • 25% have started, but have required ongoing guidance
  • Most attendees expressed that they were in the process of identifying the key business drivers for implementing Fluid
  • Many questions arose about what to do with existing customizations while implementing Fluid

Inspired by Scott’s presentation at RECONNECT 19, here’s a quick look at the roadmap for customers looking to roll out Fluid.

  • Identify business drivers i.e. key functional areas that need optimization and would benefit from a Fluid implementation project
  • Review the list of already delivered Fluid screens and Classic retirement dates to prioritize rollout accordingly
  • Assess the version perquisites of to handle your existing PeopleSoft customizations
  • Prepare for UX changes and user adoption challenges that come with the new UI

The bottom line is, Appsian absolutely recommends upgrading to 9.2 and adopting Fluid as the best way to fully leverage your PeopleSoft investment. Staying current with Oracle maintenance and embracing the many advantages that come with a 9.2/Fluid adoption are critical, but we certainly understand that large-scale projects come with uncertainty and questions. With that in mind, Appsian has developed a strategic UX transformation plan that helps PeopleSoft customers analyze their business needs and assess how Fluid UI can help achieve their efficiency goals.

Not sure where to start? Leverage Appsian’s FREE PeopleSoft Fluid Assessment that includes:

· Complementary Onsite Workshop

· Strategic Analysis/Transaction/Use Case Mapping

· Fluid Rollout Plan

· Business/Institutional Alignment

To claim your FREE Fluid assessment you can also write to us at

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August 2, 2019
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Scott Lavery By Scott Lavery

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