Saving Customers from Themselves

Jeff Micallef

Saving Customers from Themselves

One of the principles that MIPRO lives by is, “Always tell your customer what they need to hear, not just what they want to hear.” We are passionate about providing real, honest observations and feedback. Sometimes we are tested to see just how far we will take that commitment. We recently had a customer decide

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Every Quarter Equals New Functionality

PeopleSoft Selective Adoption The recent blog title from the Quest International Users Group – “PeopleSoft Is Alive and It’s Time to Adopt” caught my attention because it’s what we’ve been sharing with our customers for the past few years. While a rip and replace cloud strategy might be the right direction for some, those who

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A Hybrid Solution: Oracle PeopleSoft + Oracle Cloud

It’s one of the most common conversations taking place between IT, finance and HR for any PeopleSoft customer. The system has been customized over the years and some of those customizations are critical to the company. But the functionality feels outdated and the total cost of ownership is growing. So what do you do? Nationwide

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PeopleSoft 9.2 Field Observations

This month PeopleSoft 9.2 will have been available for three years. Having worked closely with many organizations who made the move to 9.2, there are two common observations that have surfaced. First is that Selective Adoption and the use of the PeopleSoft Update Manager (PUM) tool is still a mystery and struggle for many firms.

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Gartner Confirms MIPRO’s Commitment to PeopleSoft

In 2005, MIPRO made a commitment to the PeopleSoft platform and the organizations that use the PeopleSoft solution. Over the years we’ve tested the waters of other solutions, but we continued to come back to our passion – PeopleSoft. In Michael Guay’s April 20, 2015 assessment he confirms what we’ve observed over the past few

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Cloud vs On-Premise: Having Your Cake and Eating It Too

A few weeks ago at an Oracle conference, Mark Hurd, Oracle’s CEO, laid out the advantages of the Cloud: A lower cost of ownership Eliminating the need for expensive upgrades Brand new functionality delivered every few months versus every few years A simplified approach to applying updates and bug fixes. What blew me away was

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PeopleSoft 9.2: Where On-Premise Meets the Best of the Cloud

(Editor’s note: Jeff Micallef is a co-founder and managing partner of MIPRO Consulting.) Oracle released the latest version of PeopleSoft (9.2) in March of 2013 and since then has also released nine new PeopleSoft images. From where we sit, over the past eighteen months the impact and advantages of 9.2 have become clearer. Simply put, Oracle

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The Road to Interact 2012: Keep (C)ALM and Carry On

If you’ve read our previous posts in this series, you’re up to speed (if not, here’s part 1, part 2 and part 3). You understand the risks associated with not having a strategic, coordinated and effective maintenance management program supported by an integrated software solution. You recognize the value of Asset Lifecycle Management (ALM), and

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Oracle to Confirm Commitment to Non-Fusion Applications

Great timing and/or intuition. Just when everything coming from Oracle has been heavily Fusion-centric, the company is expect to confirm its ongoing commitment to its wide array of non-Fusion applications. Here’s Anh Nguyen, reporting for Computerworld: The company first announced its ‘applications unlimited’ policy back five years ago, its pledge to continue investing in and

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Vendor Selection: More Art Than Science

As I begin my 26th year in this business, it surprises me how many companies fail at a successful vendor selection. The primary objective of a vendor selection is to find an organization that can assist your team in reaching your project goals and, ultimately, your company objectives. Unfortunately, cost is often one of the

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