Finance Upgrade Stage 1 – information for PeopleSoft users

The University’s Finance system (PeopleSoft) will undergo a major upgrade from release 9.1 to 9.2 in 2016-2017.

The project will be conducted in two stages; Stage 1 encompasses an upgrade to the underlying infrastructure platform in August 2016 followed by Stage 2 which will upgrade the application to release 9.2 in 2017.

Impacts to Staff; in summary:

  • The system will be offline from 4pm Friday 12th August, with services back on-line from 8am Monday 15th August – users are requested to review and action any pending approvals and transactions and log out of all PeopleSoft systems before 4pm.
  • Staff who run reports within the Finance system; as part of Stage 1, all Financial System reports that are currently delivered using the ‘Crystal’ software tool are being transitioned to an alternative ‘Application Engine/BI publisher’ tool. From August 15, 2016 ‘Crystal’ reports will no longer be supported by the vendor. These reports are now available in the Finance system, the “_X” version of a report should be selected and from August 15th is the only option that will run successfully.

Find out what’s new in the Finance Upgrade.

Detailed information including who to contact with any questions can be found here.


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