Work-Life Balance:  A Thing of the Past

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Work-Life Balance: A Thing of the Past

Are you striving for work-life balance or is your company encouraging you to seek work-life balance? If so, you are probably on a mission doomed for failure. There appears to be several reasons why work-life balance is a thing of the past. For most people, the 40-hour work week no longer exists. Technology keeps us

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Why are Work Centers Important?

We have covered work centers before, namely what they are, and how they are part of end user experience improvements. But how does that really apply in the real world, outside overview blog posts? Let’s look at the Buyer Work Center.  In order to understand the value, we have to understand what a buyer does

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Business Intelligence Requirements Gathering: Ask the Right Questions!

We have discussed these things before: business intelligence requirements gathering, maintenance management, and even business intelligence for maintenance management. The following example dialog is intended as an easy way to understand how asking the right questions can lead to getting the right answers for your business when it comes to business intelligence requirements gathering. This is

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The Four Degrees of Understanding

If people are connected by six degrees of separation, then I contend that raw data and true IT wisdom are connected by four degrees of understanding.  Let me explain. (And this won’t involve Kevin Bacon at all. Promise.) For the past 25 years I have implemented ERP systems that essentially are a historical picture of

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User Group Report: Hot Topics Among PeopleSoft Users

I recently attended the Midwest Regional User Group (MW RUG) meeting in Chicago. There were a number of PeopleSoft customers/users in attendance and breakout meetings were held to discuss current hot topics. Below is a collection of things I noticed — a pulse of the conversations, at it were. Needless to say, everyone is interested

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MIPRO’s Presentation Session Voted Best of Show at Reconnect 2012

Larry Zagata, our VP of Solution Delivery, received this card in the mail recently. It’s a handwritten congratulations card from the folks at Quest/Reconnect 2012 telling him that his session (called Utilizing Native PeopleTools for Improved Business Intelligence) was the highest-ranked session of the entire show. That’s exciting, especially considering the very high caliber of

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How to Get a Free Trial Version of Oracle BI Publisher

I believe a big part of the value of our blogs is sharing information in a community that sometimes doesn’t always have a great venue for the sharing.  Sometimes we demo or share our opinions, but we try to always share real information. In fact, there is so much information out there about PeopleSoft and

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