Tuesday, January 11, 2011

About Peoplesoft Feature Pack

Last month, in December 2010 has been release the first Feature Pack of HCM9.1. What does it mean ? What are the changes ?
HCM9.1 has been delivered based on Peopletools 8.50 in Sept. 2009, much before the Peopletools 8.51. With this Feature Pack, HCM9.1 has been rebuilt and is now based on Peopletools 8.51.
Available on edelivery, this HCM9.1 Feature Pack Dec 2010 replace the previous software installer.
It means :
1. When working on Peopletools 8.51, you do not have to manage a Peopletools upgrade anymore for new installation.
2. It cannot work within Peopletools 8.50 as before.
3. If you’re working on HCM9.1 and Peopletools 8.50 (previously installed that Feature Pack), you must keep a copy of the software, HCM9.1 based on Peopltools 8.50 is not available anymore.

It is well explained in the Supplemental Installation Guide of HCM (also available on edelivery) : “ To run PeopleSoft Enterprise Human Resources Management System 9.1 Feature Pack December 2010 (HRMS 9.1 Feature Pack 2010), you must be using PeopleSoft PeopleTools 8.51.02 or higher.
The Peopletools 8.51 Installation Guide I was always referring to does not know the Feature Pack and has not been updated yet. So it is mentioning that HCM9.1 needs an upgrade to Peopletools 8.51… you must take care, that is became wrong.

So far, Feature Pack exists only for HCM and it seems only FSCM will follow that rule. Lastly, Feature Pack are planned to be yearly delivered.
Find out more in the My Oracle Support note : Master Solution - PeopleSoft Enterprise HRMS Version 9.1 Feature Packs [ID 1268076.1]