PeopleSoft EMEA Conference 2004

5th October 2004

703: PeopleSoft Performance Metrics
The presentation examines how you can obtain performance metrics from your PeopleSoft system from which you can determine how well it is performing, and how you can use these metrics to help track down and resolve performance problems. There is also a preview of the new (in PeopleTools 8.44) PeopleSoft Performance Monitor.

6th October 2004

511: Configuring Global Payroll for Optimal Performance
This presentation is an updated version of the 2001 conference presentation below. It discusses

Aspects of the GP calculation.
How to bring more resources to bear by processing in parallel - PeopleSoft call this Streaming.
Why streaming creates contention on the database.
How avoid to contention with partitioning and temporary tables.
A few comments about how to identify inefficient GP rules, and how to code them efficiently.
Experiences from a number of GP customers who have successfully used this approach

Companion document: Configuring and Operating Streamed Processing in PeopleSoft Global Payroll

PeopleSoft EMEA Conference 2003

20th October 2003

615: Using Multiple Web Servers with Different PeopleTools Versions on a Single Windows Server
This presentation explains how NERC configured their application server and web servers such that different environments on the same node could run different versions of PeopleTools. Also available as a zip archive.

PeopleSoft EMEA Conference 2002

23rd October 2002

610: PeopleSoft Performance Tuning at UBS
UBS has been using PeopleSoft HR and Payroll for over 3 years to pay its 33000 Swiss employees, originally a local payroll, and PeopleSoft 8 and Global Payroll since January 2002. All of their employees have self-service access, their HR managers have more sophisticated access, all through the Internet Architecture. There have been various performance challenges along the way. Accurate performance metric information is required when deciding how to configure the system and where to expend effort on tuning. As a result, typical on-line response is sub-second, and the first payroll calculation completed in under 30 minutes. This presentation will discuss, for both batch and on-line processing, the various sources of performance metrics, what they mean, how they relate to each other.

See also EMEA Connect 2002 Conference website (PeopleSoft Customer Connection Login required).

PeopleSoft EMEA Conference 2001

9th October 2001

627: PeopleSoft for the DBA
This session discusses some of the issues encountered on a large PeopleSoft development project, and how the DBAs handled them, including PeopleSoft database structure, application and database security, sizing, installation and backup issues, and performance tuning.

Companion book: PeopleSoft for the Oracle DBA

10th October 2001

507: Configuring Global Payroll for Optimal Performance
This session describes the measures taken on a major Global Payroll implementation project; the physical changes made to the database structure, and how to improve and test the efficiency of the rules.

This presentation was given in association with UBS AG and Omnia Solutions Inc.

See also EMEA Connect 2001 Conference website (PeopleSoft Customer Connection Login required).

This presentation has been superceded by an presentation at the 2004 conference 511: Configuring Global Payroll for Optimal Performance

PeopleSoft EMEA Conference 2000

8th November 2000

604: PeopleSoft for the DBA
This session discusses some of the issues encountered on a large PeopleSoft development project, and how the DBAs handled them, including PeopleSoft database structure, application and database security, sizing, installation and backup issues, and performance tuning.

Companion document: PeopleSoft for the Oracle DBA

9th November 2000

612: PeopleSoft's Application Server: BEA/Tuxedo Architectural Overview
Find out about BEA/Tuxedo's internal architecture, and how it has been utilised by PeopleSoft. Tuxedo and Jolt are at the heart of the PeopleSoft 3-tier, web and internet clients. This session describes how to monitor and tune the application server, and also includes a description of how to implement a multi-node application server domain.

This presentation has been withdrawn and replaced by an updated version PeopleTools Application Server & BEA/Tuxedo Internals.

Companion document: Advanced Tuxedo for PeopleSoft

Other Presentations

6th January 2002Aphorisms
A not entirely serious presentation that is used to discuss how you might consider performance problems.

Companion Presentation: Aphorisms

7th July 2000PeopleSoft for the DBA
This presentation discusses some of the issues that a DBA faces when administering a PeopleSoft database. It answers many of the questions frequently asked by DBAs. Also available as a zip archive.

Companion book: PeopleSoft for the Oracle DBA

2nd June 2000SQL Best Coding Practice in PeopleTools 7.x
This presentation has been used at various times and places to illustrate where PeopleSoft developer writes SQL, and so may tune it. It then goes on to provide some general guidelines that will help the developer write more efficient SQL in the first place.
2nd June 2000PeopleSoft HR7.5 Security Views
This presentation describes a tried and test approach for tuning the row-level security views found in PeopleSoft's HR product. While specific to version 7.5, it can also be applied to previous versions.

Companion Document: PeopleSoft HR7.5 Security Views

19th September 2000nVision Performance Tuning
PeopleSoft's nVision reporting utility is used extensively for financial reporting. It requires particular configuration in order to get the best performance.

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 David Kurtz 2019