Cost-effective innovation through PeopleSoft is easier than you think—if you have the right application strategy behind you.
Start with a needs assessment and gap analysis to determine key functions missing from your current solution. Are your students getting the best enrollment experience? Has the organization adopted the Fluid interface to allow students to gain effective use of smart phones and tablets for enrolling? How is performance during enrollment? The student experience is a key success factor and slow response does not put the best foot forward. There are tactics that solve those problems.
Campus Solutions includes robust tools for student management, but organizations may benefit from additional modules that shore up their weak spots. Maybe a university needs help to uplevel their student recruiting capabilities. In these cases, integrating tools from PeopleSoft Customer Relationship Management (CRM) can be a helpful addition to the technology stack.
As part of your needs assessment, consider that you may not need new applications for each use case. Tools like PeopleSoft’s Fluid interface can also allow rebranding of each application’s UI. This allows schools to customize applications to different departmental needs or marketing initiatives set forth by administrators. Plus, the simple mobile flexibility inherent in the PeopleSoft product line means that the benefits don’t just apply to students; educators can use applications across any desktop, mobile, or tablet device.
After you choose which applications to offer your users, make sure things run smoothly from the technical side of things. A common way to improve efficiency here is to move selected PeopleSoft workloads to Amazon Web Services (AWS).
Compared with on-premise solutions, these clouds allow institutions to maintain a more nimble, flexible operating model. Essential IT management tasks are offloaded to a cloud service provider, and this allows schools to focus on education and leave IT administration to a partner.