F&A Team Member Leads Several Discussions at RECONNECT 2017 Conference


F&A team members attended the RECONNECT conference in Chicago, IL on July 18 -20. The conference featured over 150 in-depth sessions focused on PeopleSoft products and key topics including:

  • Fluid User Interface
  • PeopleSoft in the Cloud
  • Testing Automation
  • Tools & Technology
  • Financial Management
  • Enterprise Service Automation (Projects)
  • Supply Chain.
  • Billing and AR (Accounts Receivable)

Among the presenters, F&A’s Libby Sanders, Billing and AR Special Interest Group (SIG) Lead, led three discussions during the conference. The first discussion was held the first day of the conference on the enhancements that users would like to see in the Billing and AR modules. Oracle PeopleSoft has a “My Oracle Support Community” where users can find information on specific modules. Libby specifically discussed the IDEAS page where users are able to enter an idea they would like to see modified. On this page, users can give information about their idea to change, as well as give screenshots about the changes needed. After the idea has been proposed, other users can go into the page and vote on the changes that apply to them. The ideas with the highest votes are then reviewed by PeopleSoft Product Strategists for Billing and AR to determine if the changes requested can be done.

She also helped lead a Billing and AR roundtable discussion with another SIG Leader on her team on day two. The discussion centered on how users have implemented and use PeopleSoft functionality to streamline their Billing and AR operations. The discussion focused mainly on the best practices, along with tips and tricks for these modules.

On the third day of the conference, Libby participated in the PeopleSoft Project Costing (PC) + PeopleTools: A Winning Team discussion, with F&A’s Varsha Das and an Oracle Product Strategist for PC. The discussion centered on the Supplemental Data Framework and how it could be used in Project Costing. This technology allows the addition of new fields in the PC module with customizations, but does have some considerations and limitations when used. It can also be used in Grants, Contracts, Asset Management, Lease Management, ePro for Requisitions, Maintenance Management and Forms.

RECONNECT is a yearly Oracle PeopleSoft conference. The next conference will be held in July of 2018 at the Hyatt Regency O’Hare in Rosemont, IL.