Smart Panda Newsletter – March 2014

Smart Thinking Newsletter

Where Will ERP Go?

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Part of planning a successful ERP strategy is knowing (or at least, predicting) trends and changes over the short and long term. Here are a few predictions for 2014:

  • Improvements in Collaboration: In order to increase efficiency, ERP systems need to mimic social media networks by providing easy-to-use collaboration tools.
  • More Integration: Going forward, ERP systems will focus more on integrating with other emerging technologies, such as 3D printing, production robots, and inventory management software.
  • Increased Mobility: By putting ERP in the hands of workers, no matter where they are, companies can increase response times and efficiency.
  • Moving to the Cloud: Some companies will start looking at cloud management for significant cost savings.

PeopleCode Encrypt & Decrypt Values

You can use the PeopleSoft classes to encrypt and decrypt values.

To Encrypt a value:

Local JavaObject &SPCipherIn = CreateJavaObject("");
&vte = "valuetoencrypt";
&encryptedValue = &SPCipherIn.encryptPassword(&vte);

To Decrypt a value:

Local JavaObject &SPCipherOut = CreateJavaObject("psft.pt8.pshttp.PSCipher");
&decryptedValue = &SPCipherOut.decodePassword(&encryptedValue);

App Designer prompts for record tablespace name

PeopleSoft is a cross platform application, and some databases use tablespaces and some do not.  This error will commonly occur when using Microsoft SQL Server, and to fix this navigate to:

PeopleTools > Utilities > Administration > PeopleTools Options

Uncheck Platform Compatibility Mode

You should now be able to save your record without being prompted for tablespaces what are not present in your world!

Oracle SES – Wrong SearchURL

After you have deployed and built a search index, the links that come up as a result of the search maybe incorrect.  This will happen when building the registry search as the nodes that are associated with the portal registry need to be configured to have a content and portal uri pointer for the environment.

Navigate to:  PeopleTools > Integration Broker > Integration Setup > Nodes – select the default local node (and any other local nodes)

On the Portal tab, there is an option to set the portal uri and content uri set these for your environment and bounce the application server, clear cache, and then undeploy your search and then redeploy and build the search index.  Note that the “/” at the end of the URI is VERY IMPORTANT!

Portal URI example:<piasite>/

Content URI example:<piasite>/