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Multi-Step PeopleSoft Upgrade from PeopleSoft 7.5 to PeopleSoft 8.9

Multi-Step PeopleSoft Upgrade from PeopleSoft 7.5 to PeopleSoft 8.9

Client: The world's leading producer and manager of primary aluminum, fabricated aluminum and alumina facilities; founded in 1886, and has corporate headquarters in PA, USA; has 116,000 employees in 44 countries; serves the aerospace, automotive, packaging, building & construction, commercial transportation and industrial markets, bringing design, engineering, production, and other capabilities as a single solution to customers.

Project: PeopleSoft Application Upgrade - technical upgrade of the current application landscape of PeopleSoft environment consisting of PeopleSoft Payroll 7.5 to PeopleSoft HRMS 8.9

Key Challenges & Objectives:

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

HCL's Role:

  • The upgrade path involved two steps:
    • Tools upgrade 7.63 to 8.47: PeopleTools upgrade from the existing version to 8.4x supported by 8.8 and 8.9
    • Application upgrade (7.5 ->8.8SP1 ->8.9): application upgrade from 7.5 to 8.8 to 8.9
  • 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

Benefits:

  • Enabled the company 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

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