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Press Release – University of Cambridge to Present GreyHeller Mobile Project at UKOUG Conference

Session will demonstrate how University of Cambridge mobilized and re-skinned their Student Self-Service software applications.

GreyHeller, the global leader in Mobile and Security technology, is pleased to announce that its customer – University of Cambridge – will lead a session at the UK Oracle User Group Apps: 15 conference in Birmingham, England on Wednesday, December 9, 2015.

Neil King, Student Systems Manager, will present an overview of the journey Cambridge went through from their initial institutional goals for the project, the approach they took and their students’ requirements.

The session will include a live demonstration of Cambridge’s mobilized and re-skinned Student Self-Service application which was accomplished usingGreyHeller’s software product – PeopleMobile®.

The PeopleMobile® based offering was an instant success with students.

Larry Grey, GreyHeller Co-Founder, will co-lead the session. According to Larry, “University of Cambridge was one of our first mobile customers. They have done amazing things with their Student Self-Service use cases. In fact, their mobilized and re-skinned application could be a model for other institutions.”

Larry will be available at the UKOUG conference to meet with anyone who wants to learn more about GreyHeller’s PeopleMobile®. To schedule an appointment, please email Larry at: info@devappsian.wpengine.com.

Session Information

Evolving User Experience by Embracing Mobile
Presenter: Neil King
Date:  09/12/2015; Time: 13:10
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UX/Mobile/Responsive
December 4, 2015
< 1 mins read
Hendrix Bodden By Hendrix Bodden
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What is True Responsiveness?

Designed to intelligently move functionality based on available real estate, transforming the user experience.

What is True Responsiveness? Your employees and constituents expect to be able to do everything on their mobile device that they would on their desktop without compromising functionality: finding a contact, applying for a job, reviewing their pay stub, enrolling in a class, enrolling in benefits, or make a payment.

Read on to see examples of true responsiveness in action.

iPhone in portrait view vs. iPad

Let’s look at the weekly class schedule in Campus Solutions on two form factors: iPhone in portrait view vs. iPad.

In the header bar the “Week of” identification moves below on the mobile device because there isn’t enough real estate. On the iPad it extends across the page based on the same logic.

In the example above, the real estate allows for 2 columns of the class schedule on the iPhone while displaying 4 columns on tablet. Responsiveness design is not dependent on device type and instead flows intelligently based on available real estate.

Indicator dots appear when the entire week is not visible. The reason for this is because responsive design is not about making content smaller to fit on a page, but instead, to rearrange it and present it in a useful manner to the end user.

In both of these examples the action buttons are fixed to the bottom of the screen, and visible at all times, to minimize vertical scrolling.

As you’ll notice, new device size doesn’t matter because breakpoints move fluidly based on the content.

iPhone vs. Desktop

This is how the desktop view changes based upon available real estate on a desktop computer.

As the screen becomes larger, you are able to see more at one time so the action buttons are relocated to the bottom right hand side of the screen. Additionally, in the desktop view, the navigation is expanded

The “Week of” identification reflows based on real estate.

The hamburger menu is collapsed when there is lesser real estate, but ever present when there is more space.

The action buttons are fixed to the bottom of the screen to minimize vertical scrolling on smaller devices.

Indicator dots appear when the entire week is not visible. With larger views the entire week is visible and therefore the indicator dots and arrows are not present.

Bringing back the submenu navigation

True responsiveness is not stripping out functionality for smaller form factors.

For example, earlier versions of our Campus Solutions user experience eliminated the navigation tabs that are present throughout PeopleSoft Campus Solutions to save real estate.

Due to feedback from our customers, we reintroduced this functionality in a way that moved it out of the way but made it available when desired.

Tips and Techniques, UX/Mobile/Responsive
September 16, 2015
2 mins read
Jennifer Goncalves By Jennifer Goncalves
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Google changed its logo today – what does it mean?

Today, Google changed its logo to better represent its presence on platforms other than desktop PC’s — where people initially interacted with Google’s software.  This is just another step in its acknowledgement that people are increasingly using mobile devices as their primary computing device. Take the following support posting that encourages people to make sure their sites are mobile friendly (and that Google will be adjusting its ranking based on this).

Google’s perspective on its logo change is an interesting read.  Check it out here.

Tips and Techniques, UX/Mobile/Responsive
September 1, 2015
< 1 mins read
Larry Grey By Larry Grey
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CarolinaGo Mobile App Single Day Downloads Hit 2,000

According to Kate Hash, Manager of ITS Communications at UNC Chapel Hill, “Up until Friday, our largest download month had been 600 downloads of the app. On Friday alone, we had 2,000. It is clear that ConnectCarolina is adding a value to the app and that the students are now discovering the app because they want to use ConnectCarolina.”

Check out the full article on dailytarheel.com to learn more about how UNC mobilized and transformed PeopleSoft using PeopleMobile®.  Read more

Tips and Techniques, UX/Mobile/Responsive
August 31, 2015
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Hendrix Bodden By Hendrix Bodden
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PeopleSoft and the Future of ERP

In this two-part series, GreyHeller founders and former, early PeopleSoft Technical Strategists, Larry Grey and Chris Heller will discuss ERP trends and how they affect PeopleSoft customers. Part I will discuss Gartner’s recently published 2015 Strategic Road Map for Postmodern ERP and how the opportunities and challenges affect PeopleSoft customers.  Part II will be a demo-intensive session showing how GreyHeller customers are meeting these challenges today.

Part I
July 15  •   11am PST

According to Gartner, Monolithic ERP solutions are being deconstructed into postmodern ERP that will result in a more federated, loosely coupled ERP environment with much of the functionality sourced as cloud services or via business process outsourcers.  This direction is driven by a need to support strategic, organization-wide functionality that is more flexible, secure, integrated, and modern.

Where does this leave you as a PeopleSoft customer?  Do you need to replace PeopleSoft to achieve the architecture and benefits to drive your organization in the future, or do you have an option to leverage it along with other cloud-based solutions?

This session will answer these questions as well as describe how PeopleSoft can be part of a hybrid approach to utilizing PeopleSoft and the cloud:

  • Where PeopleSoft fits
  • Integration considerations, including data and security
  • User experience modernization
  • Lifecycle Management and compliance
  • Control over functionality and infrastructure 
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Part II
July 29   •   11am PST

This session will discuss how GreyHeller customers are utilizing our technology today to utilize PeopleSoft effectively in their postmodern ERP roadmap.  This demo-intensive session will include customer case studies and product demonstrations that illustrate how to flexibly and safely retain your PeopleSoft investment by evolving its role from being a monolithic application to a key component of your hybrid ERP architecture.

  • Security:  how to protect your most sensitive data and processes in an ever-evolving cybercrime landscape

  • Identity Management:  how to leverage multiple identity providers for your different constituents — Candidates, Vendors, Employees using solutions such as Facebook, LinkedIn, Azure, and on-premise resources

  • User Experience:  how to provide a seamless solution that is modern, looks consistent across cloud and on-premise components, and is easy to use

  • Flexibility:  how to evolve the functionality you deploy rapidly

  • Lifecycle Management:  how to keep up with new updates (driven by regulatory or business value requirements) while keeping a low TCO

  • Integration:  how to control all of the integrations between each of the component

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GreyHeller Annual ERP Upgrade Survey Results

At GreyHeller we speak with hundreds of ERP systems customers every year across all industries. Because we develop and license enterprise-class software products that modernize and secure PeopleSoft, we work closely with them on whether they should stay with their current, older system or migrate to a newer, more modern ERP system.

In order to help ERP customers understand what their peers are doing, we surveyed over 12,000 ERP customers – across all major platforms – about their degree of customization as well as their plans to upgrade.

  • 75% of survey respondents have moderately or highly customized their ERP systems
  • 57% of survey respondents have no plans to upgrade their ERP systems in the next 2 years or ever

ERP systems are designed to suit a broad range of industries. The 75% with moderately or highly customized ERP systems built those customizations to specifically address their unique requirements with the key benefits being efficiency/cost savings, competitive advantage, user adoption and security against cyber crime. Considering that an average ERP implementation costs over $7 million, takes nearly 17 months to complete and delivers less than 50% of expected benefits (Panorama Consulting), it makes total sense that 57% have no plans to upgrade their systems in the next 2 years, or ever.

Let’s consider this: according to Cedar Crestone’s 2013-14 HR Systems survey, the #1 reason organizations switch to a modern ERP system is to improve user experience.

Let’s also consider this: according to FBI Director James Comey, there are 2 types of organizations in the US – those that have been breached and those that don’t know they’ve been breached.

Eureka! If the 75% could modernize and secure while maintaining their customizations, and the 57% could offer their users a more modern, secure user experience, organizations could avoid costly migrations to new ERP platforms and eliminate the risk of a failed or underwhelming project…would that not be the most desirable outcome?

We think so.

Of course, our software does exactly that. We focus on modernizing and securing PeopleSoft. We help PeopleSoft ERP customers deliver a richer, more modern user experience while protecting their PeopleSoft assets from cyber crime. Our customers save millions of dollars by not replacing PeopleSoft. Their users are happy. Their customizations remain intact. Cyber criminals are thwarted from stealing sensitive data.

Fore more information, or to schedule a private PeopleMobile® demo contact us.


Click here to take part in our Annual ERP Security Survey. Your input is valuable and can help protect organizations from internal and external threats.

Tips and Techniques, UX/Mobile/Responsive
April 20, 2015
2 mins read
Hendrix Bodden By Hendrix Bodden
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GreyHeller Security & Mobile Webinar Series

4/22 Protecting PeopleSoft for Self Service
Time: 11am PST / 2pm EST
Description: Your employees are demanding better access to their pay, benefits, time and labor. Oracle is delivering Fluid UI self service transactions to extend the usability on mobile devices. How do you provide access while mitigating security risks — without compromising usability? This demo-intensive session will describe techniques for providing and controlling access to PeopleSoft from untrusted locations, techniques for mitigating the impacts of phishing attacks and compromised credentials; and for analyzing system access.

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4/29 Protecting PeopleSoft for High Privilege Access

Time: 11am PST / 2pm EST

Description: According to a Kroll Advisory report, 70% of all cyber cases involving theft were perpetrated by company insiders.  How do you ensure that your high privilege users can perform the tasks needed while mitigating security risks – without compromising productivity?

This demo-intensive session will describe techniques for reducing or eliminating data leakage, controlling administrative access based on differentiated levels of trust, controlling access to information for high profile employees, and analyzing administrative use.

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5/6 GreyHeller + Modo Labs: Mobilizing and Modernizing PeopleSoft HCM and Financials

Time:11am PST / 2pm EST

Description: Learn how leading commercial entities are using PeopleMobile® to breathe new life into their current PeopleSoft application by providing a modern, easy to use experience to their employees and managers.  

In this demo-intensive session, we will show how you can deploy any PeopleSoft page in a

modern-responsive manner that will plug-and-play into native applications and portals with minimal effort. We will demonstrate key use cases in recruiting, absence management, benefits, payroll, time and labor, performance management, manager self service, and workflow.  We will also demonstrate how the Kurogo™ Server allows PeopleSoft content to be embedded into a native application to deploy rich native applications that can combine maps, geo-location attributes, push notifications, and micro-applications without writing code.

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5/13 GreyHeller + Modo Labs: Mobilization for Higher Education

Time: 11am PST / 2pm EST

Description: Learn how leading higher education institutions are using PeopleMobile® and the Kurogo™ Server to provide a modern, easy to use mobile/responsive experience to their students, faculty and employees.

In this demo-intensive session, we will show you how you can deploy any PeopleSoft page into a native application to provide rich native applications that can combine maps, geo-location attributes, push notifications, and micro-applications without writing code. We will cover a wide variety Student/Faculty and HCM use cases as well as the following:

  • Creating a new module – new student orientation
  • Leveraging data from LMS, maps, bus tracking, computer lab usage (and more) into apps
  • Student Self-Service
  • Employee Self-Service
  • Andrew and Larry will deep dive on the Kurogo™ Mobile Campus and PeopleMobile® integration and answer questions from the audience.

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GreyHeller at Collaborate15- Las Vegas

GreyHeller is thrilled to showcase our Mobile and Security solutions at Collaborate 2015. From announcing new partnerships, to launching your institution’s mobile strategy, to practical ways to protect your ERP systems, we’ll be available to demo our solutions and answer your questions.  

Turn your employees into fans of your PeopleSoft application. PeopleMobile® provides a modern, easy to use experience that your employees will love.

  • Provide a beautiful mobile and desktop experience that matches your brand identity
  • “Plug and Play” your PeopleSoft content with mobile applications and portals
  • Transform any of PeopleSoft’s 6,000 pages, including customizations
  • Implement quickly and easily using your existing PeopleSoft version and infrastructure
  • Leverage your employees’ existing PeopleSoft skills for implementation and support

Key Features

  • Responsive Design
  • Automatically transforms any PeopleSoft page
  • Adapts to customizations and new PeopleSoft releases
  • Compatible with PeopleTools 8.45 and greater

Protect and secure your organization and your PeopleSoft investment. ERP Firewall mitigates internal and external risks while lowering total cost of ownership.

  • Control access outside the perimeter
  • Reduce or eliminate data leakage
  • Protect against compromised credentials
  • Empower security administrators with visibility into system use including incident response
  • Protect against misuse of personal information for high profile students by administrators

Key Features

  • Data Masking
  • 2-Factor Authentication
  • Location Based Security
  • VIP Data Protection
  • Delegate Access
  • Logging & Analysis

Visit booth 636 at Collaborate 2015 for more information on our Mobile and Security solutions and to check out how our products work with our partners’ solutions: GreyHeller + Modo Labs and GreyHeller + Duo Security.

Security, UX/Mobile/Responsive
March 31, 2015
< 1 mins read
Hendrix Bodden By Hendrix Bodden
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GreyHeller and Modo Labs Announce Partnership to Create Powerful Mobile Solutions for Oracle’s PeopleSoft Campus Solutions Customers

Mobile software experts team with engagement platform provider to support mobile experience for Oracle’s PeopleSoft Campus Solutions

San Ramon, CA and Cambridge, MA – March 17, 2015. Modo Labs, Inc., provider of a leading mobile engagement platform for universities and enterprises that empowers both technical and non-technical staff to quickly create mobile campus apps, and GreyHeller, a Gold level member of Oracle PartnerNetwork (OPN) and fast-growing provider of mobile software solutions, today announced a partnership that enhances the mobile experience for users of Oracle’s PeopleSoft Campus Solutions. Both companies are exhibiting at Alliance 2015 (Modo Labs booth #230/GreyHeller booth #200) in Nashville, TN.

As universities and companies work to meet the needs of the new mobile majority it is critical for organizations to provide mobile solutions that meet their expectations. To improve engagement and productivity, next generation mobile apps need to provide a comprehensive, content-rich and actionable experience. Yet it has been extremely difficult for organizations to achieve their mobile vision without creating multiple apps, often resulting in siloed, less than satisfactory user experiences.

With this new partnership, a unified mobile user experience across the spectrum of University information systems is now easily within reach of any institution. Modo Labs provides a mobile engagement framework, the Kurogo™ Platform, in which either technical or non-technical staff can quickly implement and deploy mobile app experiences for any purpose and for any type of mobile user – whether for new student orientation, an alumni reunion, a faculty conference, or virtual admissions tour. Through its PeopleMobile® solution, GreyHeller mobilizes the entire stack of Oracle’s PeopleSoft applications and adapts to customizations and bundles with a powerful mobile-first approach that students, parents, faculty and staff can all take advantage of, no matter where they happen to be.

Taken together, Oracle’s PeopleSoft Campus Solutions features can now be easily embedded as part of a single mobile campus solution, combining information systems and campus activities and enabling an improved user experience.

“The partnership provides a new level of functionality previously unattainable,” said Andrew Yu, Founder and CTO at Modo Labs. “Even a non-technical user can create a new module in hours, such as for a New Student Orientation event, Student Admissions or Student Retention, and embed important actions, including updating contact information, checking application status, or paying a bill.”

“Modo Labs and GreyHeller’s strengths complement each other perfectly,” said Chris Heller, Co-founder and CTO of GreyHeller. “Modo Labs provides the mobile framework while GreyHeller mobilizes the full-range of Oracle’s PeopleSoft functionality. We are excited to be providing this powerful solution for our Higher Ed and Enterprise customers.”

About GreyHeller  

GreyHeller makes Oracle’s PeopleSoft mobile and secure. ERP Firewall protects ERP sensitive data from cybercrime. PeopleMobileÒ modernizes and mobilizes Oracle’s PeopleSoft, giving customers an option to costly system replacement. GreyHeller’s products are used by nearly 100 customers worldwide across all industries.

About Modo Labs, Inc.,

Modo Labs offers a complete mobile solution that empowers ordinary people to create extraordinary campus apps.  Any non-technical person can create a mobile experience in hours that engages students or employees. Pre-built modules leverage any data (indoor and outdoor maps, courses, social, video, dining, transit, athletics and more) and deliver it to a central campus app for a deep integrated user experience.  Simple authoring tools make it easy to dynamically create and instantly deploy any other event or activity module across all mobile channels, such as for admissions, orientation, benefits, and more. Hundreds of universities and organizations in more than 30 countries use solutions from Modo Labs to deliver rich mobile websites and native apps. Modo Labs is headquartered in Cambridge, MA. Interested parties can learn more about Modo Labs at http://www.modolabs.com.

About Oracle PartnerNetwork

Oracle PartnerNetwork (OPN) Specialized is the latest version of Oracle’s partner program that provides partners with tools to better develop, sell and implement Oracle solutions. OPN Specialized offers resources to train and support specialized knowledge of Oracle products and solutions and has evolved to recognize Oracle’s growing product portfolio, partner base and business opportunity. Key to the latest enhancements to OPN is the ability for partners to differentiate through Specializations. Specializations are achieved through competency development, business results, expertise and proven success. To find out more, visit http://www.oracle.com/partners.

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UX/Mobile/Responsive
March 19, 2015
3 mins read
Hendrix Bodden By Hendrix Bodden
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GreyHeller Sessions and Customer Sessions @ Alliance2015

GreyHeller is thrilled to showcase our Mobile and Security solutions and our customers’ sessions at Alliance 2015.  From announcing new partnerships, to launching your institution’s mobile strategy, to practical ways to protect your ERP systems, there’s a session that fits your needs.

Also joining us, Shelley Nelson, VP, Services and Greg Wendt, Executive Director of Security Solutions.  Shelley is responsible for Customer Implementation and Support and will be available in our booth to discuss ongoing customer projects and answer questions about implementation best practices for our Mobile & Security products. Greg was past Chairman of the TAG and will be available in our booth to discuss Security and best practices to protect your institution from cybercrime.

3/16 ERP Security Analytics & Intrusion Prevention Session: 34465 Time: 2:15p – 3:15p Presenter: Larry Grey, President and Greg Wendt, Executive Director Description:  ESAIP – based on our ERP Firewall technology – secures your PeopleSoft data with prebuilt dashboards, alerts, and analytics based on automated, enterprise-wide event data collection.

3/17  Modo Labs + GreyHeller: Together, Making the Impossible, Possible Session: 34467 Time: 1:00p – 1:30p Presenters: Larry Grey, President and Andrew Yu, Founder & CTO, Modo Labs Description: GreyHeller and Modo Labs have partnered to deliver powerful mobile solutions to PeopleSoft customers. Join us for a brief demonstration of the deep integration between PeopleMobile® and the Kurogo™ Mobile Campus. The demonstration will include Student/Faculty and HCM use cases and disclose how your organization can benefit from our groundbreaking partnership.

3/16  Mobile My Madison – PeopleSoft Mobile at James Madison University Session: 34402 Time: 2:15p – 3:15p Presenter: Tariq Rabie, Applications Development and Support, James Madison University Description: JMU recently implemented mobile access to self-service components of PeopleSoft Interaction Hub,Campus Solutions and Human Capital Management in a short timeframe, implementing GreyHeller’s PeopleMobile® product. Learn how in approximately 2 months, JMU provided a pilot mobile deployment and then turned around in approximately 2 additional months to provide full access of its customized PeopleSoft environment to its students.

3/17 Mobilizing the Student Service  Experience – UT Dallas and PeopleMobile® Session: 34141 Time: 03:15 p – 4:15p Presenter: Ryan Meyers, Business Analyst/Developer IV, University of Texas at Dallas Description:  UT Dallas recently implemented the first component of its overall mobile strategy. At this session we will present UTD’s overall mobile strategy and how UTD is delivering PeopleSoft on mobile devices to its students and faculty. This session will include a demonstration of UTD’s mobile system. It will include a discussion on UTD’s technology evaluation, implementation best practices and lessons learned during the project.

3/16 GreyHeller Application Firewall – enhance security! Session: 34635 Time: 3:45p – 4:45p Presenter: Sharron Bouquin, Auxilary Services Development Manager, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill Description:  UNC-CH  implemented the GreyHeller ERP Firewall, providing an enhanced level of security to its applications. At this session UNC-CH will present how they implemented the product, provided additional levels of security and filled some unique gaps!  They will also cover ‘next steps’ with their implementation plans.

3/17 Protect your Users and Data in PeopleSoft with 2 Factor Authentication Session: 34388 Time: 1:45p – 02:45p Presenter: Ryan McDaniel, Assistant Director of Identity and Access Management, University of Colorado Description:  The UC has successfully implemented 2 factor authentication using ERP Firewall and Duo Security.  Come by for an overview of their implementation, demonstration of functionality, and plans for the future.