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The client is the world's leading producer and manager of primary aluminum, fabricated aluminum and alumina facilities, and is active in all major aspects of the industry

The client is the world's leading producer and manager of primary aluminum, fabricated aluminum and alumina facilities, and is active in all major aspects of the industry

Client/ Case Background

  • The client is the world's leading producer and manager of primary aluminum, fabricated aluminum and alumina facilities, and is active in all major aspects of the industry
  • Founded in 1886, and has corporate headquarters in Pittsburgh,PA, USA
  • The company has 116,000 employees in 44 countries
  • The Client serves the aerospace, automotive, packaging, building and construction, commercial transportation, and industrial markets, bringing design, engineering, production, and other capabilities of Client’s businesses as a single solution to customers.
  • HCL is engaged in technical upgrade of the Client’s PeopleSoft Payroll (Version 7.5) to PeopleSoft Payroll (Version 8.9) and ePay implementation


Challenges/ Objectives

PeopleSoft Application Upgrade: Technical upgrade of the current application landscape of PeopleSoft environment consisting of PeopleSoft Payroll (Version 7.5) to PeopleSoft HRMS (Version 8.9).

Key Challenges:

  • Implementation of Impersonation , Sign On & Self-Service for State Tax Elections
  • Development of HR Interface between Oracle and PeopleSoft System.
  • Reimplementation of Security as design changed significantly
  • Developed GL Interface between Oracle Financials and PeopleSoft System
  • Customizations to be carried forward to the upgraded environment.


HCL‘s Solution / Role

  • The upgrade path involved two steps:
    • Tools upgrade 7.63 to 8.47 : In this step, the PeopleTools were upgrade from the existing version to the 8.4x tools version supported by 8.8 and 8.9
    • Application upgrade (7.5 ->8.8SP1 ->8.9): This involved an application upgrade from 7.5 to 8.8 version and then another application upgrade from 8.8 to 8.9 version.
  • Implemented ePay , along with the addition of Employee Self- Service for State Tax Elections
  • Customizations carried forward to the upgraded environment.
  • Linkages to stand alone third party / bolt on applications.
  • Created a process to match the files, balance them, and flag any issues.
  • Enabled support for client’s service centre by Implementing Impersonation for all employee self service transactions.
  • Modified PeopleSoft Sign On to enable SSO via Site Minder.
  • Integration of PS Payroll with Oracle HRMS with the help of Component Interface
  • Reimplementation of existing security to the new version for PeopleSoft Payroll
  • Development of GL Interface between Oracle Financials and PeopleSoft System


Results/ Benefits

  • Enabled Client to use Oracle HR along with PeopleSoft Payroll.
  • Developed Employee Self Service (ESS) for State Tax Elections
  • Implemented and Customized ePay
  • Significantly lowered TCO through
    • Reducing maintenance efforts
    • Reducing infrastructure costs due to a single system
    • Lesser batch schedule & maintenance costs
    • Cost advantages of our Onsite-Offshore delivery model
  • Better quality of deliverables at reduced costs because of mature processes being put in place


Snapshot
A PeopleSoft Case Study

Sector / Industry

  • Manufacturing and Service Industry

Service Areas

  • Application Upgrade, ePay Implemenmtation

Topology

  • PeopleSoft Payroll for North America, ePay, PeopleSoft-Oracle HR Component Interface, Tax Component Interface, GL Interface, Impersonation, Single Sign On

Application Environment

  • PeopleSoft Payroll for North America v8.9 – Platform: SunOS 5.8 , Oracle 9.2.0.6 & 10g.
  • PeopleSoft HRMS v8.9 -Platform: SunOS 5.8 , Oracle 9.2.0.6& 10g.


PeopleSoft Practice Highlights

Mature practice

  • Over 35 clients
  • Seven years of expertise and rich experience in handling large delivery engagements.
  • Significant number of consultants with more than five years of PeopleSoft experience.

Relationship with PeopleSoft/ Oracle

  • Certified Advantage Partner of the Oracle Partner Network Program
  • Oracle’s PeopleSoft Enterprise Silver Implementation / Consulting Partner

Global delivery capability

  • North America, Europe and Asia-Pacific

Distributed offshore delivery model

  • Noida / Chennai / Bangalore

End-to-End Services

  • ASM, rollouts, upgrades,
  • implementations and migrations.

Tools / Accelerators / Methodologies

  • Project Management Tools – PM Smart, SLMT, Pulse
  • Upgrade Accelerators & Database Analyser Tools
  • Methodologies – HiMO, HUM & ASSET, Upgrade Kit

Cross-industry experience

  • Banking, Insurance, Manufacturing, Pharmaceutical, Media & Publishing, Retail, Telecom, Education, Government and Utilities.


Oracle Partner

Mature & Robust Practice with 7 years of Successful Delivery Track Record

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