PeopleSoft Update Manager
Oracle has redefined the way PeopleSoft maintenance and functionality will be delivered in PeopleSoft 9.2 & beyond with the advent of the new PeopleSoft Update Manager (PUM). PUM, part of the Lifecycle support apps & utilities incorporated within PeopleTools 8.53, is a flexible Lifecycle Management process designed to simplify the process of applying maintenance and upgrades for PeopleSoft customers.
Staying Current has Never Been This Easy
Designed to reduce the cost to stay current, PUM transforms the maintenance process for PeopleSoft 9.2 applications. One PeopleSoft Image per product will be released periodically by Oracle and customers can search for the bugs, patches, or fixes that they want to apply and create their own customized change package.
While PUM delivers transformative value and the feedback from customers has been very positive, it does represent a change in approach from how PeopleSoft has historically delivered maintenance. To avoid disruption to your implementation or upgrade plans, it’s critical to align your organization with a partner with hands-on PUM experience.
If you’re planning or currently in the midst of a PeopleSoft 9.2 Implementation or Upgrade, it’s important that you understand how PUM can influence your project. Oracle has published some great resources around PUM:
1). The PUM Home Page. You’ll need your Oracle Support logon to access this site for all PUM related content, training, and image schedules, as well as links to all information mentioned below.
2). PUM Video Feature Overview on on YouTube. A great presentation from Oracle. If you’ve not oriented yourself to PUM yet, start here.
3). PUM Hardware and Software Requirements: See the Quick Start Guide (#9) and Using VirtualBox Images (#10) on the PUM Home Page. These two documents outline the hardware and software requirements for PUM.
4). PUM Instructions and Best Practices: See all other documents and trainings on the PUM Home Page.
5). PeopleSoft 9.2 Delivery Model presentation posted to YouTube on December 2, 2013. Paco Aubrejuan, Senior Vice President of the PeopleSoft product line narrates this 13 minute presentation of the PeopleSoft 9.2 Delivery Model featuring PUM.
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