Adopting Cloud: Fact or Myth – “Hybrid as a Best Practice”
Stop me if you’ve heard this one…
“Do you want to get the most from your ERP? Then you must move to the cloud. Your bottom line will appreciate it, your users will appreciate it, and your IT security team will appreciate it.” Sounds like a pretty good deal, right?
In our upcoming blog series, we examine some of the most popular cloud adoption myths. By myths, we mean that there is a flipside to every story – and the cloud is no exception.
It’s important to note that we are not “anti-cloud.” Cloud HR functions serve an important purpose, and while there are undoubtedly benefits to moving some functions to the cloud – it’s important to not get too caught up in the hype. So, before you undergo a traumatic “rip and replace” of your core ERP and trade it in for that shiny cloud product – we invite you to stop and take a quick breath.
Hybrid as a Best Practice
From Gartner in their 2016 report, “…the extreme of having nothing cloud-based will largely disappear with Hybrid being the most common usage of the cloud.” As organizations determine specific business cases that are best served by a cloud solution, the corporate “no cloud” policy will become increasingly obsolete. This approach is fully supported by GreyHeller and we contend that using specific business cases to guide your cloud migration initiatives is a best practice. With that being said, the business case for a “rip and replace” of your core HR function is rare and can come with many negative implications. This blog series serves to examine just some of those implications and discuss the negative consequences that can occur.
Stay tuned as we release additional blogs in our upcoming “Adopting Cloud: Fact or Myth” blog series, where we address the truths behind:
- Cloud as a platform for Innovation
- Improving security via the cloud
- Offloading operational costs
- Market trends towards cloud adoption
September 6, 2017
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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.
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
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
Greyheller Peoplemobile® 3.1 Achieves Oracle Validated Integration With Oracle’s Peoplesoft Campus Solutions
September 15, 2014 – San Ramon, CA – GreyHeller, a leading Mobile and Security software development firm, and a Gold level member of Oracle PartnerNetwork (OPN), today announced it has achieved Oracle Validated Integration of its PeopleMobile® Version 3.1 with Oracle’s PeopleSoft Campus Solutions.
This integration provides customers with a bolt-on software solution that can offer key constituents— faculty, staff and administration –access to PeopleSoft Campus Solutions via mobile devices. GreyHeller’s PeopleMobile® integrates with Oracle’s PeopleSoft Campus Solutions at the PeopleTools layer to help eliminate the need for cumbersome and costly web services. PeopleMobile® understands how Oracle’s PeopleSoft Campus Solutions has been deployed, including web-server architecture and settings, security configuration, customizations and bolt-ons, workflow routings and notifications.
To achieve Oracle Validated Integration, Oracle partners are required to meet a stringent set of requirements that are based on the needs and priorities of the customers. GreyHeller’s PeopleMobile® Version 3.1 is a patent pending, web server-based solution that can automatically mobile-enable any Oracle’s PeopleSoft Campus Solutions page and customization on smartphones and tablets, including Apple iPhone and iPad, Android phones and tablets, Blackberry, and Windows phones.
GreyHeller serves PeopleSoft customers globally across all industries, helping them protect and extend their PeopleSoft investment with innovative Mobile and Security systems. GreyHeller’s PeopleMobile® modernizes the PeopleSoft User Experience for mobile devices and desktops with its Responsive Design capabilities. ERP Firewall and Single Signon protect PeopleSoft customers from cyber crime. GreyHeller’s software solutions are in production at more than 100 PeopleSoft customers. For more information about GreyHeller, please visit www.greyheller.com.
About Oracle Validated Integration
Oracle Validated Integration, available through the Oracle PartnerNetwork (OPN), gives customers confidence that the integration of complementary partner software products with Oracle Applications and specific Oracle Fusion Middleware solutions have been validated, and the products work together as designed. This can help customers reduce risk, improve system implementation cycles, and provide for smoother upgrades and simpler maintenance. Oracle Validated Integration applies a rigorous technical process to review partner integrations. Partners who have successfully completed the program are authorized to use the “Oracle Validated Integration” logo. For more information, please visit Oracle.com at http://www.oracle.com/us/partnerships/solutions/index.html.
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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