PeopleSoft is a powerful back-office software solution and is utilized by many organizations around the world. Many organizations using PeopleSoft don’t allocate time to optimize their system, and this sometimes results in a stagnated configuration. While release upgrades are a thing of the past, updates are regularly rolled out utilizing Selective Adoption and delivered through periodic PUM releases. Using Selective Adoption to optimize your solution is critical to ongoing success. Some companies may be taking an all-or-none approach and aren’t utilizing Selective Adoption in the manner that it was intended. For the “all” approach the impact on the bandwidth of their teams is significant and this encourages organizations to entertain the “none” approach. The highest rate of return, however, will come from Selective Adoption; by reviewing each upgrade, understanding its downstream impacts, and selecting to implement based upon how (or whether) the update will serve your business needs.
Not sure what “Selective Adoption” really entails? Here are some suggested criteria by which you can measure an upcoming update and evaluate whether it is the right fit for your organization: