MIPRO had quite a crew at Alliance 2013 in Indianapolis a few weeks ago, with four of our team members working our Silver Sponsor booth. And, as expected, the Higher Education User Group (HEUG) and the public sector industry made a solid appearance. A combination of PeopleSoft Enterprise Campus Solutions, Financials and HCM customers were in attendance with nearly 3,000 present at the highly-targeted conference.
We held a kickoff evening reception on Sunday, March 17 — with our special green-tinted St. Patrick’s Day popcorn — which proved to be the opening highlight of the conference. On Monday, the theme for the day turned to re-fueling, and many of the attendees found their way to the MIPRO booth for a pit stop with a quick energy drink, and a chance to win the grand prize, our iPad mini. It is no secret that Alliance schedules more than enough to keep you running, and we tried to do our part to keep attendees energized.
Without question, the hottest topic of the show was the anticipated PeopleSoft 9.2 rollout. The PeopleSoft Roadmap Session was packed with folks eager to learn more about what is coming and when. And the folks at Oracle didn’t disappoint. The roadmap session was very well done, providing a detailed overview of where PeopleSoft is going and ensuring users that not only is the product here to stay, but further Oracle is committed to further investment and development. Among the most important developments in the new PeopleSoft are the improved user experience and the overall simplification of the software, eliminating the need for customizations. It’s quite amazing.
As an Oracle partner who was selected to beta test PeopleSoft 9.2, MIPRO experts have spent hundreds of hours with the new software, testing a total of 135 functions in the HCM, Financials and ALM modules. To learn more about our experience with the new version, check out this post or listen to our recent podcast on SearchFinancialApplications.com.
From a personal perspective, we observed that Facilities Management was of particular interest to MIPRO booth visitors — no surprise considering the significant opportunities it presents to higher education organizations. As the only consultancy in the United States that has been involved in the majority of Asset Lifecycle Management (ALM) deployments in North America, MIPRO is uniquely positioned to serve as a resource to the higher education industry. But don’t take our word for it — see what the Jefferson County Public Schools team has to say.
If you’re interested in discussing Alliance 2013, PeopleSoft 9.2 or Facilities Management further, don’t hesitate to reach out. The MIPRO team who attended the conference—Jeff Micallef, David Scott, and Tim Schinke – are standing by. We’d love to hear from you!