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January 4, 2021
Modernize PeopleSoft Security with Defense in Depth

As work-from-home continues into 2021 indefinitely and the reality of this increased risk becomes clearer, organizations should heavily prioritize the…...

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May 7, 2020
Happy World Password Day! Celebrate By Adopting Passwordless Authentication (for PeopleSoft)

Every first Thursday in May, cybersecurity professionals collectively roll their eyes at the idea that there is (in fact), a…...

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April 29, 2020
How to Streamline the SAP Segregation of Duties Exception Process Using Attribute-Based Access Controls

Secure, compliant, and efficient business processes are critical to enterprise operations. In SAP, Segregation of Duties (SoD) is a key…...

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March 20, 2020
Five Tips to Make You a Work-From-Home Pro

The streets are empty, offices are closed, and your favorite bar around the corner is shut down until... well, we…...

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December 19, 2019
2020’s Top ERP Security Challenges: It’s All About the Data!

As we enter the new year, the criticality of securing sensitive data will continue to mold and transform the structure…...

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November 14, 2019
Why Adaptive Multi-Factor Authentication (MFA) is the Key to Strict ERP Security – Without Causing User Friction

Cats & dogs, oil & water… Apparently, these groups don’t get along. You can definitely add Security Admins & Business…...

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October 24, 2019
California Consumer Protection Act (CCPA) – Do You Have an Action Plan for your ERP?

CCPA – A Quick Review CCPA takes effect on January 1,2020. The spirit of CCPA revolves around consumers taking back…...

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September 6, 2019
Evaluating a PeopleSoft Single Sign-On (SSO) Solution: 6 Questions to Ask your Vendor

Single Sign-On (SSO) solutions have emerged as the gold standard in identity management. While poor password practices continue to prevail,…...

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August 20, 2019
How to Make ERP Compliance Audits Cheaper and Faster

Organizations are facing growing challenges in order to meet the data privacy compliance requirements associated with mandates like The General…...

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August 2, 2019
PeopleSoft RECONNECT 19 Recap: Fluid Remains the HOTTEST Topic

As the premier deep-dive PeopleSoft-focused event of the year, PeopleSoft Reconnect (presented by Quest Oracle User Group) has always touted…...

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September 11, 2018
Appsian Name Change FAQ

Can’t find your answer? Email us at info@stgappsian.wpengine.com Why are you changing your brand? We are rebranding in order to position our organization as…...

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July 23, 2018
California Raisin’ the Bar on Data Privacy

June was an interesting legislative month in the state of California.  In the face of an impending ballot initiative that…...

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July 3, 2018
Ensure a successful Fluid Enablement project with PeopleUX

With the support for PeopleSoft 9.1 ending earlier this year (Jan 2018), most PeopleSoft customers are busy upgrading to PeopleSoft…...

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June 25, 2018
PeopleSoft and GDPR: Accelerate Breach Detection and Remediation

The European Union's General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) came into effect on May 25th, 2018 and made a far-spreading impact…...

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May 8, 2018
Best Practices for Approaching Oracle Cloud Applications – March 29th Gartner Report

Gartner recently released a report addressing the speculations around Oracle’s on-premise and cloud ERP applications. Focusing on Oracle ERP customers'…...

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May 3, 2018
Universities are wasting $60K/mo. (avg.) by NOT having a SAML Single Sign On for PeopleSoft

Did you know that... A *2014 Forrester study of a major US-based University showed that over 50% of user password…...

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April 19, 2018
The Keys to Avoiding a Failed PeopleSoft SSO Project

In a previous blog ‘Time is Money’ we discussed what lacking a PeopleSoft-integrated SSO is costing your organization. By now,…...

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January 9, 2018
PeopleSoft and GDPR: 2018’s Elephant in the Room

Who does GDPR Affect? Does your organization store or process European Union (EU) consumer data? Do you have employees that are citizens of any EU countries? If you answered…...

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September 17, 2017
Event Mapping in PeopleTools 8.56

What it is? Event Mapping is a new subcomponent of the Related Content Framework. PeopleTools released Event Mapping with version…...

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September 6, 2017
Adopting Cloud: Fact or Myth – “Hybrid as a Best Practice”

Stop me if you’ve heard this one... “Do you want to get the most from your ERP? Then you must…...

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August 11, 2017
University of Waterloo relaunches direct deposit self-service functionality for employees

Direct deposit is a given for most of us. Until it doesn't work. I definitely remember the days of getting…...

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February 15, 2017
Heartbleed, Ticketbleed… When Network Infrastructure Security Lets us Down

When securing enterprise systems every PeopleSoft customer knows they need strong passwords and secure networks. A good firewall is a…...

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November 14, 2016
Make The Most of Campus Solutions 9.2 & Fluid

July 26, 2016 marked the release of Campus Solutions 9.2 bundle image 2 and the introduction of Fluid self-service transactions.…...

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September 22, 2016
Getting the Most Out of PeopleSoft: PeopleSoft Fluid User Interface (OpenWorld 2016)

Our customer - Florida State University - and our partner - Oracle - presented at OpenWorld this week. The components…...

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September 20, 2016
Want to know what our secret weapon looks like?

Jim Marion's PeopleTools Tips & Techniques session at Oracle OpenWorld 2016 was standing room only....

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September 15, 2016
Fall Webinar Series: UX; Security; Tips & Techniques

Please join us for our Fall Webinar Series. UX Webinars Make The Most of Campus Solutions 9.2 and Fluid Wednesday,…...

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February 24, 2016
Fluid webinar series: Adopting Fluid? Make It Secure

This Webinar details how PeopleSoft customers can securely push Fluid HCM Self-Service transactions outside the corporate network....

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November 11, 2015
Oracle’s CVE-2015-4852 Update

Since many PeopleSoft customers utilize weblogic for their PeopleSoft environment, we wanted to highlight yesterday’s security alert. Oracle released an…...

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November 6, 2015
PS_TOKEN becoming standard PeopleSoft Penetration Test

After the PS_TOKEN threat vector was announced at Hack in the Box Amsterdam in May 2015, security organizations started adding…...

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October 15, 2015
Automation of Identity Management Ensures Data Security

Security professionals are generally most concerned with outside hackers, malicious insiders and accidental data loss.  However, if they don’t focus…...

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September 22, 2015
Why you should take a layered approach to securing PeopleSoft access

A layered approach is critical to protect your PeopleSoft system against multiple threat vectors. Deploying a series of security barriers…...

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September 16, 2015
What is True Responsiveness?

Designed to intelligently move functionality based on available real estate, transforming the user experience. What is True Responsiveness? Your employees…...

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September 4, 2015
What you need to know about the reported PS_Token vulnerability

Appsian has been offering security assessments to both customers and non-customers around the potential of a PS_TOKEN configuration vulnerability. Over…...

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September 1, 2015
Google changed its logo today – what does it mean?

Today, Google changed its logo to better represent its presence on platforms other than desktop PC’s — where people initially…...

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August 31, 2015
CarolinaGo Mobile App Single Day Downloads Hit 2,000

According to Kate Hash, Manager of ITS Communications at UNC Chapel Hill, “Up until Friday, our largest download month had…...

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August 25, 2015
Tracking high-privileged users requires a strict security policy

While some organizations believe hacks come from only external sources, these companies may be missing an even larger threat: internal,…...

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August 14, 2015
What you should know about PeopleSoft and Common Web Application Vulnerabilities

Background In recent blog posts, we’ve mentioned that PeopleSoft provides a number of security protections out of the box. In…...

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June 6, 2015
PeopleSoft and the Future of ERP

In this two-part series, GreyHeller founders and former, early PeopleSoft Technical Strategists, Larry Grey and Chris Heller will discuss ERP…...

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June 3, 2015
What you should know about PS_TOKEN vulnerabilities and how to prevent them

If you weren’t in Amsterdam last week,  you missed out on a session at the Hack in the Box conference…...

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April 20, 2015
GreyHeller Annual ERP Upgrade Survey Results

At GreyHeller we speak with hundreds of ERP systems customers every year across all industries. Because we develop and license…...

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April 9, 2015
GreyHeller Security & Mobile Webinar Series

4/22 Protecting PeopleSoft for Self Service Time: 11am PST / 2pm EST Description: Your employees are demanding better access to their pay,…...

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April 7, 2015
The Big Disconnect

Is is ignorance? The ostrich strategy? Breach fatigue? Whatever, the data are mind-boggling. In a recent Raytheon-Ponemon survey of 1006…...

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March 11, 2015
GreyHeller Sessions and Customer Sessions @ Alliance2015

GreyHeller is thrilled to showcase our Mobile and Security solutions and our customers’ sessions at Alliance 2015.  From announcing new partnerships, to launching…...

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February 18, 2015
US CEO Survey from PWC

Naturally, we're pleased that our products address 2 of the most strategically important technologies per this 2015 CEO survey by PwC:…...

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February 3, 2015
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December 22, 2014
The Upside to Breach Fatigue

Smart consumers - pounded by the relentless onslaught of breaches affecting them directly (my household had new credit cards issued…...

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September 17, 2014
Secure Yourself Today for Tomorrow!

Ethical Hackers at Rhino Security Labs released information about serious security holes within Oracle applications this week. Millions of records…...

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August 8, 2014
Phishing attacks increase

June phishing attacks accounted for over $400 million in global losses. 57% of global phishing attacks are targeted at the…...

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August 8, 2014
Change your passwords

A Russian crime ring has collected over 1.2 billion user names and passwords. The statistics within this breach are stunning.…...

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July 31, 2014
Protect Against Mistakes

Homeland Security issued a new report warning about hackers attacking remote access software. Checking in from home leaves entry for…...

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July 21, 2014
Don’t be reactive when it comes to securing your PeopleSoft assets from cybercime. Be proactive.

Kevin R. Brock, a leading cybersecurity expert and the FBI’s former Principal Deputy Director, National Counterterrorism Center and Assistant Director…...

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July 4, 2014
Responsive Design: what is it and why is it important to Oracle® PeopleSoft customers?

In our conversations with Oracle® PeopleSoft customers about modernizing and mobilizing their PeopleSoft pages and customizations, we always introduce the…...

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February 13, 2014
Compiling PeopleCode

One of the very useful features in Application Designer is the ability to compile the PeopleCode for a project.  You…...

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June 17, 2013
How to Prevent Student Grade Hacking in PeopleSoft

Larry just posted a YouTube video that describes how our ERP Firewall product's 2-Factor Authentication feature can help prevent students…...

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March 21, 2011
PS/nVision is not configured properly on this workstation

Today, I was helping a customer configure our Desktop Single Signon product for use with nVision. Because this was a…...

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October 13, 2010
Introducing Automatic URL Shortening for your PeopleSoft URLs (automatic bit.ly or TinyURL for PeopleSoft)

Did you know that the average PeopleSoft URL is over 100 characters long and is completely nonsensical to the average…...

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September 14, 2010
Your security options are set improperly. Please contact your security administrator.

Hit this error message earlier and noticed that no search engines had the answer so I wanted to share. When…...

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June 24, 2010
Query Tip of the day: Creating a Query from a PeopleSoft Component Name

One of the biggest challenges of end-users is to figure out where the data they want to query against resides.…...

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June 22, 2010
Query Tip: Updating the Effective Dates of In-Tree Criteria

One limitation of PeopleSoft Query is that when you use "In Tree" criteria, the effective date of the tree is…...

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July 24, 2009
Increasing System Availability with PeopleSoft

System Availability. This is a very important topic, that has received a lot of attention, especially in the area of…...

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May 10, 2009
Functional Testing of PeopleSoft Applications

In our previous blog post we introduced a Continuous Integration server called Hudson to run automated tests against a PeopleSoft…...

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March 10, 2009
Version Control for PeopleSoft demo

  In the past few weeks, we've had a lot of interest in our new Version Control for PeopleSoft product.…...

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February 15, 2009
Out of Available Memory error running Application Engine

  When you run an Application Engine program from within Application Designer (as we mentioned in our blog post on…...

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February 7, 2009
Fixing PeopleSoft Workflow Email Notifications

Workflow History When workflow was first added to PeopleSoft 5 back in 1995, the mantra was the three Rs: Rules,…...

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January 26, 2009
Taking control of your build files

Continuing on in the cool stuff we’ve been working on series, I wanted to post something about a topic that…...

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November 14, 2008
Overlapping Text in PeopleSoft and Safari 3.x

A little while back we had a request for help from Genentech to solve an issue that was causing them…...

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September 22, 2008
LDAP Query Syntax Tips

I've had a few conversations recently about the strangeness of LDAP query syntax so I thought a post some useful…...

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July 6, 2008
PeopleSoft IVR Integration the easy way

Yesterday's blog post on Java 5 and PeopleTools 8.49 (and my high hopes that it would have fixed something that…...

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April 15, 2008
International Rollouts of PeopleSoft – Do's and Don'ts

Session 3291 in the OAUG section. I went to Sylvain Nguyen's presentation on PeopleSoft global rollouts. Sylvain used to be…...

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March 17, 2008
Links not Automatically Opening a Page

This is another blog posting that Chris and I had discussed putting out there (but got distracted doing other things,…...

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March 14, 2008
Can you use Winter or Node-Oriented Trees in GL?

This is a question that came up on the ITToolbox forum peopletools-l. I decided that it would be a good…...

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March 13, 2008
Baby steps with Reporting against PeopleSoft

So, you know that there’s opportunities for improving your end-users’ ability to get meaningful information out of PeopleSoft, but it…...

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November 5, 2007
An open letter to Carl Icahn

Dear Mr. Icahn,We see that you are getting access to BEA’s internal financial system. As you may or may not…...

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September 21, 2007
Drilling Deeper into PeopleSoft Pages

  For those who are familiar with our demo and posting that discusses how to drill from a report into…...

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July 19, 2007
The Good, Bad, and Ugly of our Niche…Part 1

  The blog entry goes under the heading of "If Grey Sparling Solutions were a B-School case study". You see,…...

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May 24, 2007
A Brief History of PeopleTools 9

Preface Readers should note that this post is about PeopleTools 9, not PeopleSoft 9 applications. PeopleSoft 9 has shipped to…...

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May 14, 2007
Advanced VBA Hooks in nVision

This is another blog entry I started a while back, but never completed. As mentioned in yesterday’s entry, there was…...

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March 16, 2007
Financials Objects for Drilling Demos

Although I put together a previous posting on Drilling and nVision, I only included a single nVision drill layout to…...

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January 10, 2007
Flash Demo of HCM ReportingFlash Demo of HCM Reporting

Over the past 24 hours, I’ve had lots of folks wanting to learn more about the HCM reporting examples in…...

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August 30, 2006
Java and PeopleCode Tips and Tricks – Part 3

I haven't written anything on the Java and PeopleCode series (part 1, part 2) recently, so I thought I'd whip…...

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August 25, 2006
Hiding the PeopleSoft Pagebar in all component

We had an interesting "Ask the Experts" question yesterday about how to disable the PeopleSoft page bar across the entire…...

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August 23, 2006
Application Designer Index Management tip

David Kurtz has a good tip on his weblog about how to get rid of an annoying little bug in…...

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August 13, 2006
Associating database connections with PeopleSoft users

A common headache for DBAs managing PeopleSoft applications is not knowing which user a particular piece of SQL is being…...

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May 22, 2006
Fixing Report Manager

For those who know about Report Manager, it's the PeopleSoft-delivered means of finding and accessing reports. For those who support…...

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May 13, 2006
Application Engine Development Tips

Application Engine can be fairly handy in a PeopleSoft developer's toolchest. Aside from all of the useful batch processing things…...

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May 8, 2006
Deeper dive explanation of Siebel Analytics by Mark Rittman

In my previous blog entry on nVision and Siebel Analytics, I shamelessly embedded a couple of screenshots from Mark's Blog.…...

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February 28, 2006
Java and PeopleCode Tips and Tricks – Part 1

Since Java is the language of choice for the Oracle Fusion applications, I thought it would be nice to have…...

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January 9, 2006
Follow-on to styles and nVision

After reviewing my last posting, I realized that although I covered the specifics of style definitions and nVision, I missed…...

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January 6, 2006
Using Styles and nVision

So, you’ve created this really cool nVision report that gets all the data you want, but you can’t for the…...

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November 11, 2005
Filtering nVision for date and quarter

This week, one of our blog readers asked us for advice on filtering his/her nVision reports with respect to dates.…...

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September 29, 2005
Hierarchical Reporting in nVision

There was another set of requirements that were important to the customer in my conference call yesterday. That was hierarchical…...

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August 31, 2005
Understanding Setids and Business Units

For something as fundamental as Setid indirection, it’s surprising how few people really understand how it works. Hopefully, this will…...

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July 29, 2005
Training PS/Query to do new tricks…

Yesterday, I created a posting that discussed this for PS/nVision. Today, we'll talk about PS/Query. Tricks... Tricks... What tricks?Well, actually,…...

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July 25, 2005
NorCalPRUG Meeting Notes — PS/nVision vs. e.Spreadsheet

Actuate's Managed Spreadsheet Solution I was interested in this presentation specifically because when I worked at PeopleSoft, I worked on…...

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