PeopleSoft makes managing resources easy, not hard
July 11, 2014

PeopleSoft makes managing resources easy, not hard

Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 7 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User

Software Version


Modules Used

  • Human Resources

Overall Satisfaction with Oracle PeopleSoft

The Oracle Peoplesoft HR module is being used by three locations out of nine in our company - the corporate office and two remote manufacturing and administrative sites. We use the system primarily to pay employees, hire employees and administer the workforce. Data from the sites using other systems is uploaded into the Peoplesoft system even though they may use another system.
  • System is designed and tested for large and small organizations alike
  • Strong reporting capability
  • Ability for integration with other functional areas like finance
  • This feature may be available on other modules, but with the version we use there is not the ability to keep and take notes during the recruiting process. Other versions at previous companies have allowed for this feature.
  • This may be a function of how our company utilizes the system, but we enjoy the ability to run and save different customized reports. However, the report library can become very full with customized reports and there does not seem to be an easy way to manage all the reports.
  • The interface can be difficult to follow especially for newer users. For instance, if I am trying to look up an employee's salary, should I go to the "Workforce Administration" tab or the "Compensation" tab. The basic information can be found on the employee's summary page but navigating all of the menu options can be confusing.
  • Positive impact to a degree, anyway, on using the recruiting module in terms of time to fill rate. The automation has required less handling of paperwork or updating Excel files like we did prior to implementation.
  • Online benefits enrollment feature has significantly increased our productivity especially during open enrollment.
As long as you invest the time and resources to keep a current version Peoplesoft is a useful tool compared to other enterprise software options.
One key factor is the cost of transitioning to a new system. Once a company invests in an enterprise system, especially one that is cross functional, changing to a new platform is often cost-prohibitive. This is even more pronounced is resources have been invested in customization. For most companies cost is a huge driver. In my experience, the value provided outweighs those costs so sticking with Peoplesoft has been a relatively easy decision.
Be sure to have a clear understanding of which modules are needed by the company and how those modules integrate with others in the enterprise (i.e. finance). Also, companies should make sure they clearly understand the cost implications of choosing to add or not add a module. The scope of implementation ideally should be done in conjunction with other business modules. Also, the company should have a clear understanding of how much customization they are willing to pay for versus using the product "out of the box".