nOn October 1, 2014 Regents Consulting Founding Partner John Matthews provided insights and expertise to a standing room only crowd at the 2014 Oracle Open World at the Westin Market Street Hotel in San Francisco, CA. John was part of an elite panel of professionals which included Mark Rosenberg – Senior Director, PeopleSoft Projects & Assets Solutions, Oracle Corporation, and Matthew Haavisto – Senior Principal Product Strategy Manager, Oracle Corporation.

Panel discussion focused on the topic “PeopleSoft 9.2 and Beyond: Unbelievable Innovation in Projects and Staffing (ESA)”. John presented key observations regarding PeopleSoft 9.2’s work centers, dashboards, custom forms and approval workflow capabilities which provide the enterprise with a unique opportunity to rethink roles and responsibilities, and eliminate customizations in the ERP implementation, while simultaneously driving process improvement and accountability. He talked about how to Incorporate 9.2’s innovations into to-be process flows and use work centers and dashboards to reorganize work around the user and the users role, making work more actionable. John presented the prize of streamlining processes and replacing existing reports and controls with 9.2 features that include pagelets that drive work to the user and custom forms enabled with approval workflow to direct and track requests.

John also discussed measuringd productivity and cost of as-is processes and how to prioritize them for replacement, estimate targets for future state process productivity, and evaluate progress towards achieving targets, noting that “Change isn’t an event, it is a process!”

John’s presentation was directed toward attending CIO’s and associates who can influence and action installation and upgrade initiatives within their companies. John Matthews took advantage of this important opportunity to showcase Regents Consulting at this prestigious and high level event and we are confident that his initiative will result in big wins for Regents and 1218, Inc. this year. Great work, John!