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PeopleSoft and the Future of ERP

By Hendrix Bodden • June 6, 2015

In this two-part series, GreyHeller founders and former, early PeopleSoft Technical Strategists, Larry Grey and Chris Heller will discuss ERP trends and how they affect PeopleSoft customers. Part I will discuss Gartner’s recently published 2015 Strategic Road Map for Postmodern ERP and how the opportunities and challenges affect PeopleSoft customers.  Part II will be a demo-intensive session showing how GreyHeller customers are meeting these challenges today.

Part I
July 15  •   11am PST

According to Gartner, Monolithic ERP solutions are being deconstructed into postmodern ERP that will result in a more federated, loosely coupled ERP environment with much of the functionality sourced as cloud services or via business process outsourcers.  This direction is driven by a need to support strategic, organization-wide functionality that is more flexible, secure, integrated, and modern.

Where does this leave you as a PeopleSoft customer?  Do you need to replace PeopleSoft to achieve the architecture and benefits to drive your organization in the future, or do you have an option to leverage it along with other cloud-based solutions?

This session will answer these questions as well as describe how PeopleSoft can be part of a hybrid approach to utilizing PeopleSoft and the cloud:

  • Where PeopleSoft fits
  • Integration considerations, including data and security
  • User experience modernization
  • Lifecycle Management and compliance
  • Control over functionality and infrastructure 
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Part II
July 29   •   11am PST

This session will discuss how GreyHeller customers are utilizing our technology today to utilize PeopleSoft effectively in their postmodern ERP roadmap.  This demo-intensive session will include customer case studies and product demonstrations that illustrate how to flexibly and safely retain your PeopleSoft investment by evolving its role from being a monolithic application to a key component of your hybrid ERP architecture.

  • Security:  how to protect your most sensitive data and processes in an ever-evolving cybercrime landscape

  • Identity Management:  how to leverage multiple identity providers for your different constituents — Candidates, Vendors, Employees using solutions such as Facebook, LinkedIn, Azure, and on-premise resources

  • User Experience:  how to provide a seamless solution that is modern, looks consistent across cloud and on-premise components, and is easy to use

  • Flexibility:  how to evolve the functionality you deploy rapidly

  • Lifecycle Management:  how to keep up with new updates (driven by regulatory or business value requirements) while keeping a low TCO

  • Integration:  how to control all of the integrations between each of the component

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GreyHeller Security & Mobile Webinar Series

By Hendrix Bodden • April 9, 2015

4/22 Protecting PeopleSoft for Self Service
Time: 11am PST / 2pm EST
Description: Your employees are demanding better access to their pay, benefits, time and labor. Oracle is delivering Fluid UI self service transactions to extend the usability on mobile devices. How do you provide access while mitigating security risks — without compromising usability? This demo-intensive session will describe techniques for providing and controlling access to PeopleSoft from untrusted locations, techniques for mitigating the impacts of phishing attacks and compromised credentials; and for analyzing system access.

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4/29 Protecting PeopleSoft for High Privilege Access

Time: 11am PST / 2pm EST

Description: According to a Kroll Advisory report, 70% of all cyber cases involving theft were perpetrated by company insiders.  How do you ensure that your high privilege users can perform the tasks needed while mitigating security risks – without compromising productivity?

This demo-intensive session will describe techniques for reducing or eliminating data leakage, controlling administrative access based on differentiated levels of trust, controlling access to information for high profile employees, and analyzing administrative use.

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5/6 GreyHeller + Modo Labs: Mobilizing and Modernizing PeopleSoft HCM and Financials

Time:11am PST / 2pm EST

Description: Learn how leading commercial entities are using PeopleMobile® to breathe new life into their current PeopleSoft application by providing a modern, easy to use experience to their employees and managers.  

In this demo-intensive session, we will show how you can deploy any PeopleSoft page in a

modern-responsive manner that will plug-and-play into native applications and portals with minimal effort. We will demonstrate key use cases in recruiting, absence management, benefits, payroll, time and labor, performance management, manager self service, and workflow.  We will also demonstrate how the Kurogo™ Server allows PeopleSoft content to be embedded into a native application to deploy rich native applications that can combine maps, geo-location attributes, push notifications, and micro-applications without writing code.

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5/13 GreyHeller + Modo Labs: Mobilization for Higher Education

Time: 11am PST / 2pm EST

Description: Learn how leading higher education institutions are using PeopleMobile® and the Kurogo™ Server to provide a modern, easy to use mobile/responsive experience to their students, faculty and employees.

In this demo-intensive session, we will show you how you can deploy any PeopleSoft page into a native application to provide rich native applications that can combine maps, geo-location attributes, push notifications, and micro-applications without writing code. We will cover a wide variety Student/Faculty and HCM use cases as well as the following:

  • Creating a new module – new student orientation
  • Leveraging data from LMS, maps, bus tracking, computer lab usage (and more) into apps
  • Student Self-Service
  • Employee Self-Service
  • Andrew and Larry will deep dive on the Kurogo™ Mobile Campus and PeopleMobile® integration and answer questions from the audience.

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GreyHeller at Collaborate15- Las Vegas

By Hendrix Bodden • March 31, 2015

GreyHeller is thrilled to showcase our Mobile and Security solutions at Collaborate 2015. From announcing new partnerships, to launching your institution’s mobile strategy, to practical ways to protect your ERP systems, we’ll be available to demo our solutions and answer your questions.  

Turn your employees into fans of your PeopleSoft application. PeopleMobile® provides a modern, easy to use experience that your employees will love.

  • Provide a beautiful mobile and desktop experience that matches your brand identity
  • “Plug and Play” your PeopleSoft content with mobile applications and portals
  • Transform any of PeopleSoft’s 6,000 pages, including customizations
  • Implement quickly and easily using your existing PeopleSoft version and infrastructure
  • Leverage your employees’ existing PeopleSoft skills for implementation and support

Key Features

  • Responsive Design
  • Automatically transforms any PeopleSoft page
  • Adapts to customizations and new PeopleSoft releases
  • Compatible with PeopleTools 8.45 and greater

Protect and secure your organization and your PeopleSoft investment. ERP Firewall mitigates internal and external risks while lowering total cost of ownership.

  • Control access outside the perimeter
  • Reduce or eliminate data leakage
  • Protect against compromised credentials
  • Empower security administrators with visibility into system use including incident response
  • Protect against misuse of personal information for high profile students by administrators

Key Features

  • Data Masking
  • 2-Factor Authentication
  • Location Based Security
  • VIP Data Protection
  • Delegate Access
  • Logging & Analysis

Visit booth 636 at Collaborate 2015 for more information on our Mobile and Security solutions and to check out how our products work with our partners’ solutions: GreyHeller + Modo Labs and GreyHeller + Duo Security.

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GreyHeller Sessions and Customer Sessions @ Alliance2015

By Hendrix Bodden • March 11, 2015

GreyHeller is thrilled to showcase our Mobile and Security solutions and our customers’ sessions at Alliance 2015.  From announcing new partnerships, to launching your institution’s mobile strategy, to practical ways to protect your ERP systems, there’s a session that fits your needs.

Also joining us, Shelley Nelson, VP, Services and Greg Wendt, Executive Director of Security Solutions.  Shelley is responsible for Customer Implementation and Support and will be available in our booth to discuss ongoing customer projects and answer questions about implementation best practices for our Mobile & Security products. Greg was past Chairman of the TAG and will be available in our booth to discuss Security and best practices to protect your institution from cybercrime.

3/16 ERP Security Analytics & Intrusion Prevention Session: 34465 Time: 2:15p – 3:15p Presenter: Larry Grey, President and Greg Wendt, Executive Director Description:  ESAIP – based on our ERP Firewall technology – secures your PeopleSoft data with prebuilt dashboards, alerts, and analytics based on automated, enterprise-wide event data collection.

3/17  Modo Labs + GreyHeller: Together, Making the Impossible, Possible Session: 34467 Time: 1:00p – 1:30p Presenters: Larry Grey, President and Andrew Yu, Founder & CTO, Modo Labs Description: GreyHeller and Modo Labs have partnered to deliver powerful mobile solutions to PeopleSoft customers. Join us for a brief demonstration of the deep integration between PeopleMobile® and the Kurogo™ Mobile Campus. The demonstration will include Student/Faculty and HCM use cases and disclose how your organization can benefit from our groundbreaking partnership.

3/16  Mobile My Madison – PeopleSoft Mobile at James Madison University Session: 34402 Time: 2:15p – 3:15p Presenter: Tariq Rabie, Applications Development and Support, James Madison University Description: JMU recently implemented mobile access to self-service components of PeopleSoft Interaction Hub,Campus Solutions and Human Capital Management in a short timeframe, implementing GreyHeller’s PeopleMobile® product. Learn how in approximately 2 months, JMU provided a pilot mobile deployment and then turned around in approximately 2 additional months to provide full access of its customized PeopleSoft environment to its students.

3/17 Mobilizing the Student Service  Experience – UT Dallas and PeopleMobile® Session: 34141 Time: 03:15 p – 4:15p Presenter: Ryan Meyers, Business Analyst/Developer IV, University of Texas at Dallas Description:  UT Dallas recently implemented the first component of its overall mobile strategy. At this session we will present UTD’s overall mobile strategy and how UTD is delivering PeopleSoft on mobile devices to its students and faculty. This session will include a demonstration of UTD’s mobile system. It will include a discussion on UTD’s technology evaluation, implementation best practices and lessons learned during the project.

3/16 GreyHeller Application Firewall – enhance security! Session: 34635 Time: 3:45p – 4:45p Presenter: Sharron Bouquin, Auxilary Services Development Manager, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill Description:  UNC-CH  implemented the GreyHeller ERP Firewall, providing an enhanced level of security to its applications. At this session UNC-CH will present how they implemented the product, provided additional levels of security and filled some unique gaps!  They will also cover ‘next steps’ with their implementation plans.

3/17 Protect your Users and Data in PeopleSoft with 2 Factor Authentication Session: 34388 Time: 1:45p – 02:45p Presenter: Ryan McDaniel, Assistant Director of Identity and Access Management, University of Colorado Description:  The UC has successfully implemented 2 factor authentication using ERP Firewall and Duo Security.  Come by for an overview of their implementation, demonstration of functionality, and plans for the future.

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Shelley Nelson Joins GreyHeller as Vice President of Services

By Hendrix Bodden • January 29, 2015

Shelley Nelson

Shelley Nelson,
Vice President of Services

San Ramon, California – January 28, 2015 – GreyHeller, LLC, provider of the leading security and modernization software for legacy ERP systems, today announced the appointment of Shelley Nelson as Vice President of Services. Shelley will have worldwide responsibility for customer implementation projects and support and will serve as a member of GreyHeller’s senior leadership team. Shelley will report to Larry Grey, President, GreyHeller.

“We are pleased to welcome Shelley to GreyHeller and look forward to Shelley’s delivering 100% customer success and satisfaction,” said Larry. “I’ve worked with Shelley in the past. Her 20-plus years of experience make her ideal to lead all of our customer-facing initiatives.”

“I am excited to be a part of an organization that is totally focused on making their customers successful,” Shelley said. “Joining GreyHeller is a fantastic opportunity and I am excited to help the company grow to its full potential.”

Previously, Shelley launched Services for Lisam America which grew to 90 customers. Prior to Lisam, she served as Vice President, Global Support for TomorrowNow where she achieved top 10% worldwide IT-industry customer satisfaction and 98% customer reference rating (TNS Global rating). Before joining TomorrowNow, Shelley spent 6 years at PeopleSoft leading Financials systems implementations and as a Financials systems developer.

About GreyHeller

GreyHeller’s award winning software modernizes and secures legacy ERP systems. ERP Firewall protects ERP sensitive data from cyber criminals. PeopleMobileÒ modernizes and mobilizes legacy ERP platforms, giving customers an option to costly system replacement. GreyHeller’s products are used by nearly 100 customers worldwide across all industries.

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GreyHeller Presents a FREE Webinar Series

By Hendrix Bodden • August 18, 2014

 Join us for a series of informative webinars hosted by Larry Grey, President, Chris Heller, Chief Technology Officer and Greg Wendt, Executive Director, Security Solutions & Services.

MOBILIZE PEOPLESOFT

Mobilizing PeopleSoft — Campus Solutions Sept. 10, 2014   11am-Noon (PDT) Learn how to mobilize your entire PeopleSoft application in 90 days or less, including customizations.
Mobilizing PeopleSoft — HCM  Sept. 17, 2014   11am-Noon (PDT) Learn how to mobilize your entire PeopleSoft application in 90 days or less, including customizations.
Mobilizing PeopleSoft — Financialsand Supply Chain Sept. 24, 2014   11am-Noon (PDT) Learn how to mobilize your entire PeopleSoft application in 90 days or less, including customizations.

SECURE PEOPLESOFT

How to Implement Two-Factor Authentication Oct. 1, 2014   11am-Noon (PDT) Learn how to use 2FA to protect your data, determine which functions are right for you and how 2FA will benefit your constituents
Logging and Analysis & Incident Response Oct. 8, 2014   11am-Noon (PDT) Learn how to implement a full circle logging practice, use logs for performance tuning, incident response and more!
We hope to see you there!We encourage you to forward this e-mail message to colleagues who may also be interested in attending.Can’t make the webinar?Register for more information and to be added to our webinar invite list.

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Responsive Design: what is it and why is it important to Oracle® PeopleSoft customers?

By Larry Grey • July 4, 2014

In our conversations with Oracle® PeopleSoft customers about modernizing and mobilizing their PeopleSoft pages and customizations, we always introduce the concept of Responsive Design.

What is Responsive design? According to Wikipedia:

Responsive web design (RWD) is a web design approach aimed at crafting sites to provide an optimal viewing experience—easy reading and navigation with a minimum of resizing, panning, and scrolling—across a wide range of devices (from mobile phones to desktop computer monitors).

There are a number of significant benefits from leveraging responsive design techniques in a mobile strategy for PeopleSoft pages and customizations:

  • Instead of different solutions/code lines for each device and form factor, there is only a single Responsive Design solution/code line to build and maintain
  • A Responsive Design solution is more adaptable to the ever-changing device landscape. For example, in addition to smartphones and tablets, phablets are gaining market adoption at a rapid rate. Proper Responsive Design architecture will automatically adapt to these new device types.

When applying Responsive Design techniques to legacy PeopleSoft transactions, there are a number of hurdles to overcome:

  • Many PeopleSoft pages contain hundreds of data elements that must be incorporated into Responsive Design
  • Stripping down PS pages is generally not an acceptable practice because each element has a specific purpose
  • PS pages have a structure that must be retained in any Responsive Design application
  • When generating HTML, PeopleTools incorporates hard-coded length and width attributes that defeat efforts to allow the browser to respond to device sizes

PeopleSoft Timesheet

To illustrate these challenges, let’s take a look at the PeopleSoft Timesheet where there is a complex structure with lots of data elements, hard coded widths and a grid that is wider than a standard desktop view.

Standard Desktop View

With GreyHeller’s Responsive Design technology, we make this transaction responsive out-of-the-box.

Responsive Design view on an iPhone

Note how the data reflows and that grid information is vertical and summarized, yet all data entry fields are easily accessible.

Responsive Design view on an iPad

Note page elements are displayed side-by-side, and the grid responds to display in a tabular versus vertical format.

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