Oracle PeopleSoft HCM review from the Higher Education business Perspective.
June 26, 2018

Oracle PeopleSoft HCM review from the Higher Education business Perspective.

Sanjiv Bhagat | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 9 out of 10
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Overall Satisfaction with Oracle PeopleSoft HCM

Oracle PeopleSoft HCM is being implemented organization-wide. The Washington State Board for Community and Technical Colleges (SBCTC) oversees Washington State’s system of 34 public community and technical colleges with a total of about 22,000 employees and nearly 381,000 students each year.



Over the years, our 34 colleges used the Legacy software system to create a variety of practices and processes to take care of business, from student financial aid reports to payroll processing. Each district developed different ways to do the same thing. So implementing Oracle PeopleSoft HCM helps in moving to a single HCM system for all the colleges which help in conducting business easily and reduce the cost immensely in maintaining the employees.



  • Oracle PeopleSoft HCM is one of the best product and has helped implement the complex Business functionalities in the Higher Education business in a very streamlined process.
  • Oracle PeopleSoft HCM helped in moving from 34 different legacy system to one centralized system which helps immensely in maintaining the data and reporting purpose.
  • Oracle PeopleSoft HCM also helps immensely in data analytics and trend analysis which helps immensely in preparing for the resourcing and planning for the peak season in advance and be better prepared to handle the quarterly on annual activities.
  • Oracle should bring back the Breadcrumbs navigation back to PeopleSoft Fluid screens.
  • PeopleSoft Absence Management is also a Global payroll product which causes issues in processing absence for employees in multiple open calendars which is useful when processing payroll but not for Absence processing. So there should be an option when using this product for Absence Processing only. It should allow employees in multiple open calendars to be processed.
  • In higher education, there are some employees where a "leave" belongs to the person and not each job. So it would be helpful to have the functionality of having employees working in multiple jobs accrue leaves from multiple jobs but all stored at the payee level(which is possible today) but they should get an option to select the supervisor to whom the leave request gets assigned based on all the active job records.
  • It is still the initial stages of the product and has not implemented it for all the colleges.
  • We will be able to come with the numbers after a year or so.
Yes - I am a member of the Higher Education User Group HEUG.

I am a new member of the HEUG user group and have attended the NWHEUG 2018 in Tacoma and have been a very good experience. I have presented in this session. It was a good experience and learning opportunity to meet the Vendors and know about some of the tools and services that they offer.
Oracle PeopleSoft HCM is the best tool in the market for Higher Education business. It helps immensely in implementing complex business scenarios. It also helps a lot as it is a very flexible product and can be easily configured to implement some out of the box functionality. The newer Fluid functionality is also very user-friendly and easy to adopt.

Oracle PeopleSoft HCM Feature Ratings

Employee demographic data
9
Employment history
9
Job profiles and administration
9
Workflow for transfers, promotions, pay raises, etc.
9
Organizational charting
8
Organization and location management
9
Compliance data (COBRA, OSHA, etc.)
9
Pay calculation
9
Support for external payroll vendors
9
Benefit plan administration
9
Direct deposit files
9
Salary revision and increment management
9
Reimbursement management
9
Approval workflow
9
Balance details
9
Annual carry-forward and encashment
9
View and generate pay and benefit information
9
Update personal information
9
View job history
9
View company policy documentation
9
Employee recognition
9
Tracking of all physical assets
9
Report builder
8
Pre-built reports
8
Ability to combine HR data with external data
9