PeopleSoft Implementation

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PeopleSoft Compass Methodology is six-phase procedure used to achieve fast and well-structured implementations, optimizations, and upgrades of PeopleSoft Enterprise. The following link contains an overview of this methodology that we've condensed from the original and modified to reflect nSoln's unique contributions to this process.For more details on PeopleSoft Implementation Methodology, click here
nSoln PeopleSoft Implementation Methodology
nSoln uses PeopleSoft's Compass Methodology to ensure that the implementation, optimization and upgrades are done right. The project is broken into multiple high-value components with defined scope, predictable results and clear deliverables.
1. Strategize
We assess your corporate objectives and business drivers in order to understand your critical business processes, current infrastructure, and application portfolio. We look at your goals and business drivers, examine your needs, and then determine how to enhance your competitive advantage using the appropriate PeopleSoft applications.
At the end of this phase, we give you two critical deliverables:

  • An Executive Strategic Outline that includes a comprehensive list of your organization's major business drivers and business objectives.
  • A High-Level Assessment of the major features to be included to achieve your business objectives.

2. Plan
We build a framework for the team's understanding of the project and a way to measure performance based upon your project mission, strategic objectives, and business drivers.
The deliverables you'll have at the end of this phase include:

  • A framework for the project charter, explaining how the project will be conducted.
  • A list of objectives for the project.
  • An initial project plan with key milestones and defined deliverables.

3. Structure
We work with you to establish the framework for your project. From the information gathered in the Planning phase, we'll identify, analyze, and prioritize any affected business processes in order to assess the software fit within this context. We'll show you how the Internet will impact your business processes, enabling you to make decisions for gap solutions.

  • Documented your business needs and identified and prioritized affected business processes.
  • Assessed the fit of the software solution and identified gap solutions.
  • Developed a comprehensive technical architecture strategy and scope.
  • Defined the technical and functional specifications for the project.
  • Developed a training plan for your project team.
  • Finalized the project charter and scope.

4. Construct
We work closely with you to design, build, and configure your new system. As part of this work, we'll help you conduct initial system tests, prepare critical plans, and write your documentation.
Your deliverables for this phase include:

  • Constructed workflows and expected outputs.
  • Complete test plans.
  • A production support plan.
  • A "go-live" contingency plan.
  • A fully configured system into which you can load historical and current data.

5. Transition
We help you prepare to go live, updating and finalizing system configurations as well as the setup of base tables; preparing the production environment; and conducting final user, system, performance, and parallel tests to verify that all data is converted, ensuring a smooth transition into production. We'll also help you determine a training approach for your end users, design training materials and a training environment, and conduct train-the-trainer sessions.
When we're finished, you'll have:

  • A fully tested, production-ready system.
  • A complete end user training approach ready for rollout.
  • A tested cutover plan.

6. Deploy
Once your PeopleSoft system is live, nSoln's PeopleSoft consultants can remain with you in a support mode, helping you make the transition, troubleshooting potential problems, teaching you how to maximize the value of the system you just deployed, and identifying next-step opportunities for your business. At the end of this phase, you will have:

  • Closed the legacy system and turned on your PeopleSoft system.
  • Moved all project support activities to your production support team.
  • Trained your users.
  • Received "go-live" support from nSoln's PeopleSoft Consultants for the first month's close of business-or longer-if you choose to have this support.