PeopleSoft Payroll: The Only Way to Go
Updated July 14, 2016

PeopleSoft Payroll: The Only Way to Go

Juan Osegueda | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 8 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User

Software Version


Modules Used

  • PeopleSoft Enterprise, Payroll for North America, PeopleTools

Overall Satisfaction with Oracle PeopleSoft HCM

I use PeopleSoft Enterprise applications to process payroll for 3000+ employees on a weekly basis, run ad-hoc reports, and used it as a tool to validate totals during audits. PeopleSoft is a very easy-to-use application that makes processing payroll headache-free. Out of the box, it just works. And customizing the application for our company's needs is easy once you familiarize yourself with all of the available features. Simply select what you need, knowing so much more is available if your needs change. While some training was involved when we upgraded a few times, the upgrades essentially kept the features that we loved and provided new ones that only gave us more freedom to perform our work better.
  • PeopleTools for writing reports is extremely simple to use and so helpful in a crunch!
  • Easily Customizable!
  • Simple to Use!
  • PeopleSoft is a powerful product, but out-of-the-box it's not eye candy. There are individuals in my organization that would like it to be more user-friendly, but that is not a real weakness of this application, just that users needs to familiarize themselves with what the application is capable of.
  • Take the time to learn the product. Running the right reports and having the right tools at your fingertips all the time leads to better customer service and increased productivity. For example, at one point our company outsourced mortgage verification of employments to a third-party organization, but I was able to create my own report through People Tools that we could run by employee ID that essentially did the same thing as the third-party site, allowing us to save money when we dropped their services and performed this task ourselves.
I've used ADP Payroll and quite frankly, ADP Payroll borrows a lot from PeopleSoft. Working with ADP is much like working with PeopleSoft. With PeopleSoft, however, we can run many processes in-house that ADP would run for us off-site.
For large companies, PeopleSoft is a must. There are other applications that work well that seem to be based off of PeopleSoft, so go with the name that means quality!

Using Oracle PeopleSoft HCM

I've used several payroll applications and nothing beats PeopleSoft. It has gotten better now that they've added PeopleSoft University and Cloud Services.