Tuesday, November 11, 2008

The Indiana PeopleSoft/JD Edwards RUG

The Indiana PeopleSoft/JD Edwards RUG is currently doing some reorganizing and therefore will not be holding a meeting on November 13, 2008. We hope to come up with a new plan for the future of the RUG and will post any updates here on the blog.

Thanks for your patience

Tuesday, January 22, 2008

Save the Date...

Our next Indiana PeopleSoft/JD Edwards RUG meeting is scheduled for February 21, 2008. We are working hard to build a dynamic agenda for you and hope you will find time to come out and join us. Check back soon for more details.

Email me if you would like to receive the next invitation - Tim Johnson

Indiana RUG Board

Monday, November 19, 2007

Our agenda for the December 13th meeting...

A very big thanks to all of our vendor/sponsors:
  • CedarCrestone
  • DriveStream
  • PreferredStrategies
  • Synch-Solutions
  • TomorrowNow

8:00 - 9:00 Registration – Continental Breakfast & Sponsor Preview
9:00 - 9:30 Opening Session
  • Welcome – From The Board
  • Future Meeting Dates to put on your calendar:
    • Spring Meeting = Thursday February 21st
    • Summer Meeting = Thursday July 24th
    • Autumn Meeting = Thursday November 13th
  • Quest Update
  • Agenda Updates and/or Changes
  • Introduction of Sponsors
9:30 - 10:00 Full Audience Session: Oracle Update – Craig Timmer
10:00 - 10:10 Break – Door Prize Give Away
10:10 - 11:00 Full Audience Session: Terry Wiegmann, CSQE, Lead Business Application Analyst with Sterling Commerce – ”The Lewis & Clark Expedition – An Integrated Enterprise”

11:00 - 11:10 Break – Door Prize Give Away
11:10 - 12:00 Information Swaps – Round Table Session Breakouts
Enterprise HCM Enterprise Financials Enterprise Tools JD Edwards EnterpriseOne / World

12:00 - 1:00 Lunch – Door Prize Give Away
1:00 - 2:00 Vendor/Customer Breakout Sessions:
Enterprise HCM - Richard George CedarCrestone - “Competencies: Key to Talent Management”

This presentation will provide basic tips on how to get started. We’ll look at a real-life example of an organization that realized the value of competency management and has begun to embed this mindset into its HCM functions. They recently implemented a PeopleSoft solution after a long history of paper-based competency management, and we will share with you some of the “lessons learned” about both competencies in general and the ways that a PeopleSoft Enterprise solutions can make competency management a lot less scary and lot more practical.

Enterprise Financials - Deb Brown, Oracle - “PeopleSoft Enterprise Expenses and a Taste of BPEL/Fusion Technology”

Oracle's PeopleSoft Enterprise Expenses allows your employees to capture and submit time and expenses in online, disconnected, or wireless mode. Leverage best practices in expense management while reducing the administration costs associated with travel.

Enterprise Tools - Jim Ellis, Oracle - “SOA for PeopleSoft Applications”

This session introduces SOA and Web Services and the business value of moving to this architecture stack. In addition, there will be a discussion of web services options currently available in PeopleTools and the integration with BPEL Process Manager, a Fusion Middleware component.

JD Edwards - Adam Crigger, Preferred Strategies – “Monitoring KPI’s Through a Graphical Dashboard”

Improve visibility into data stored in JDE by monitoring KPI’s through a graphical dashboard interface and then drilling down into reports. Leverage reports developed with your free Crystal Reports licenses from Oracle with a graphical front-end.

2:15 - 2:45 Wrap-up including Vendor door prizes drawings
3:00 - 4:00 Executive Board Meeting

Tuesday, November 13, 2007

Meeting Dates for the Indiana RUG for 2008

We are getting close now...our December 13th meeting invitations should be going out in the next day or so. We are going to try something new this time. We are not confident that everyone is comfortable, or even receiving the emails from Quest, with the current online registration tool. John Bray has decided to create a Google Group for the Indiana RUG where we can post information about our meetings. We might also use a combination of that site and Evite.com to track meeting registrations. Be looking for your Google Groups invitation very soon.

I also wanted to post our meeting dates for next year (2008):

Indiana RUG Dates:
• Feb. 21
• July 24
• November 13
• Quest Midwest is December 4-5 next year.

Thanks and see you soon,

The Indiana RUG Board

Friday, October 05, 2007

Our next Indiana PeopleSoft RUG Meeting...

Save the date...we are planning our agenda for the next Indiana PeopleSoft RUG Meeting. December 13th is the date and we nearly have the agenda ready.

We hope to have the invitations out, via the Quest registration tool, sometime in November. Thanks for your patience and see you soon.

Indiana RUG Board

Monday, June 04, 2007

Quest Midwest Update!

September 6-7, 2007 – Renaissance Schaumburg Hotel – Schaumburg, Illinois

The Indiana PeopleSoft/JD Edwards RUG would like to invite you to participate in our upcoming regional conference for the PeopleSoft and JD Edwards community. We are partnering with three Midwest-based user groups and Quest International Users Group to bring you a two-day education program focused on our region. The Quest Midwest Conference will feature more than 50 solution providers in the exhibitor showcase, 100+ education sessions and presentations from key Oracle representatives.

The Quest Midwest Conference Call for Presentations is live now through June 19 on www.questdirect.org. Education content for PeopleSoft and JD Edwards product lines will be accepted from customers and vendors. Presentation types range from customer experience, best practices and round table discussions to development tips, product updates and the latest releases. Selected education tracks for which we are seeking presentations include:

Customer Relationship Management
Financial Management
General Business Practices
Human Capital Management
Supply Chain Management

Please submit any further questions regarding the submission of your presentation to stacy.muir@questdirect.org. Accepted customer presentations will receive one complimentary registration per session. Accepted vendor presenters registration rates begin at $225.

Vendors interested in participating in the event should contact Ross Brown at ross.brown@questdirect.org for exhibits and sponsorship opportunities.

Conference registration is now available to all at the low early bird rate of $225. The Quest Midwest Conference team is also able to offer you a special hotel rate for the conference at the beautiful new Renaissance Schaumburg. To find out more about booking your room and registration, go to http://www.questdirect.org/QuestDirect/Events/Quest+Midwest/Hotel+and+Directions.htm.

The Quest Midwest Conference Team looks forward to seeing you September 6 - 7, 2007 at the beautiful Renaissance Schaumburg Hotel!

John Bray, Indiana Regional User Group President
Shawn Fitzgerald, Midwest Regional User Group President

Tim Johnson, Ohio Regional User Group President
Diane Miller, PackerLand User Group President
Mark Federle, Quest International Users Group Director of Conferences

Friday, June 01, 2007

Indiana RUG June 7th Meeting Agenda

Okay...the invitation finally went out for our June 7th meeting...to make a long story short we had a rough time getting the event set up and the invites sent out. We are only half way there, however, we now need to get everyone registered. Below I am adding the email text and the agenda that we have planned. Hope to see everyone there.

Tim Johnson
John Bray
Welcome to the first Indiana PeopleSoft JD Edwards RUG meeting being planned with the help of our new online registration system. Sorry for the delay in our invitations...we have been working hard with Quest, and Socious on the backend, to make sure we can continue online registrations now that our support for CVENT has ended. We have made every attempt to make sure all of our members that were registered in CVENT are now registered for Quest but you will need to login in order to register for our event.

Our agenda looks great and it should prove to be much warmer than our February meeting. Come join us and share your knowledge or build some new resources. Below are the links you will need to view the agenda and register, establish a free Web Subscription with Quest (if you or your company is not already a Quest Paid Member) or to contact someone if you need help with your user id and password.

http://questers.questdirect.org/evtreg.php?eid=10 - Indiana RUG Registration Site (you will need to login to view this page and if you are not sure what your login credentials are then refer to the support email address below. If you click the link and then login it may not redirect you to the RUG website. You can either login and come back to this email to click the link again or you can navigate to the Georgraphic User Groups and select Indiana. You should see the event link there.)

http://www.questdirect.org/QuestDirect/About/infocast.aspx.htm - Link to Quest Memberships including the free Web Subscription membership

membership@questdirect.org - If you have any difficulty with registration, finding your userid and password or finding your way around the Quest website.

Any other questions please contact either myself, Tim Johnson, at tjjohnson1@herffjones.com or John Bray at jbray@adessa.com.

Thank you,
Your Indiana RUG Board
8:00 9:00 Registration – Continental Breakfast & Sponsor Preview
9:00 9:30 Opening Session
  • Welcome – From The Board, Future Meeting Dates
  • Quest Update – Collaborate 2007
  • Agenda Updates and/or Changes
  • Introduction of Sponsors
9:30 10:00 Full Audience Session: Oracle Update – Craig Timmer – Sales Consulting Director
10:00 10:10 Break – Door Prize Give Away
10:10 11:00 Full Audience Session: PeopleSoft Implementations Administar Federal – Steve Matheus, PMP, Manager IT PMO, Administar Federal, Establishing a PMO (Project Management Office) - How one company evolved from piecemeal to process.
11:00 11:10 Break – Door Prize Give Away
11:10 12:00 Information Swaps – Round Table Session Breakouts
12:00 1:00 Lunch – Door Prize Give Away
1:00 2:00 Vendor/Customer Breakout Sessions:
Enterprise HCM Cathy Anderson – Oracle, Principal Sales Consultant, HCM “PeopleSoft ELM (Enterprise Learning Management)”

In this session, Oracle will provide an overview of PeopleSoft Enterprise Learning Management (ELM) solutions - a best-of-breed learning suite of products. Come and hear the latest on ELM key industry trends, as well as, gain insight into how Oracle is responding. In this session we will discuss how to use ELM to optimize workforce, customer, and partner productivity, while increasing your competitive advantage.

Enterprise Financials - Alicia Kinsey – The Finish Line “nVision: Maximize your Reporting Capabilities by Alicia Kinsey of The Finish Line”

This presentation will discuss how Finish Line has maximized PeopleSoft's reporting capabilities throughout the use of nVision. - I will discuss how we have used queries, macros and statisical accounts to enhance our basic nVision reports and give the audience ideas of how they can expand their own reports and decrease the amount of manual work.

Enterprise Tools - George Marks - ADESA Inc. and Venu Kothuri - GNC Consulting “Excel Journal & Budget Forecast Upload & Navigation Collections as Homepage Pagelets”

This presentation will demonstrate how ADESA has developed different Excel spreadsheets with functionality to export journal lines in a specific file format for upload into Peoplesoft. In addition, we will show how ADESA has developed Navigation Collections within Peoplesoft and used them on the Peoplesoft home page to facilitate user navigation to specific module functions and improve the user experience.

JDE EnterpriseOne - Nirav Shah – Essentio, Inc. and Joanne Carey - Delta Faucet “Purging and Archiving - the right approach: IT driven or Business Driven?”

This presentation will discuss the importance of having the correct perspective before undertaking a purging/archiving project. What are the critical factors in the success of such a project? Who are the people that need to be involved? The answers may surprise you. A case study for a OneWorld archival project will also be discussed.

2:15 2:45 Wrap-up including Vendor door prizes drawings