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Introducing Automatic URL Shortening for your PeopleSoft URLs (automatic bit.ly or TinyURL for PeopleSoft)

By Larry Grey • October 13, 2010

Did you know that the average PeopleSoft URL is over 100 characters long and is completely nonsensical to the average PeopleSoft user? Long PeopleSoft URLs cause confusion, make it more difficult for users to access the pages they need, limit your ability to use PeopleSoft with collaboration tools, and generally increase your cost of operating PeopleSoft. Grey Sparling has provided a very simple solution to this problem without adding additional administrative effort, without requiring you to register each individual internal PeopleSoft address to public services (causing security risks), and without adding additional infrastructure to your PeopleSoft Environment. Here’s what it does A standard PeopleSoft URL to the portal homepage is as follows: http://example.com/psp/hcm91dev/EMPLOYEE/HRMS/h/?tab=DEFAULT Here is what the same URL would be with the Grey Sparling’s PeopleSoft URL Shortener: http://example.com/ A URL directly into an Employee Self Service page may look as follows: http://example.com/psp/hcm91dev/EMPLOYEE/HRMS/c/ROLE_EMPLOYEE.TL_MSS_EE_SRCH_PRD.GBL The shortened URL would be: http://example.com/c/tl_mss_ee_srch_prd Finally, a PeopleSoft URL to an iScript to turn on tracing may look as follows: http://example.com/psp/hcm91dev/EMPLOYEE/HRMS/s/WEBLIB_GS_TRACE.SET_TRACE.FieldFormula.IScript_SQLTraceBasic would convert to We also allow you to use lowercase characters to increase readability and reduce the potential for data entry error. This works automatically across your entire PeopleSoft system. In the case of PeopleSoft HCM 9.1, for example, that’s approximately 10,000+ URLs that instantly go from from so-ugly-they-terrify-people to nice enough that you can post them publicly without people making fun of you 🙂 It even automatically understands any custom bolt-ons that you have added (or will add) to your PeopleSoft environment. Availability and Pricing This product will be available within the next couple of weeks. It is priced at $7,500, but we will be discounting it to $5,000 for organizations who purchase it by December 15, 2010. If you would like to get more information, feel free to contact us. Labels: Email, OpenEnrollment, Products, User

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