Short survey about upgrade to Campus Solutions 9.2 and the Student Cloud – 2017-2019 Results

In the two weeks before Alliance 2019 we asked our HEUG community to complete one last survey about their institutions’ upgrade to Campus Solutions 9.2. We also included a couple of questions about Student Cloud. There were 89 responses from 74 distinct institutions.

This was the third year of running this survey, and you can read the results for the previous two years at: https://www.heug.org/p/bl/ar/blogaid=3589 (2018) and https://www.heug.org/p/bl/ar/blogaid=3180 (2017). As with last year, we have compared responses from this years’ survey to those of the previous where there is a direct correlation. This year we added some options because some institutions have completed their upgrade and are upgrading to a newer PeopleTools version.

Now that we are in the final year of Campus Solutions 9.0 support, we expect that most institutions have completed their upgrade, and the survey shows that only 10% are still either in process with the upgrade or planning their upgrade. Impressively, one institution has already completed the upgrade to PeopleTools 8.57.

What is the current status of your institutions Campus Solutions 9.2 upgrade?

2019

Total

PT8.57

PT8.56

PT8.55

PT8.54

Upgrade to Campus Solutions 9.2 Completed

55.06%

1.12%

30.34%

23.60%

 

In the process of upgrading to Campus Solutions 9.2

16.86%

2.25%

14.61%

 

 

Upgrade to Campus Solutions 9.2 Completed and in progress with PT Upgrade

16.85%

6.74%

10.11%

 

 

We plan to upgrade within the next year

8.99%

 

 

 

 

We have no current plans for this upgrade

1.12%

 

 

 

 

I don't know of any current plans for this upgrade

1.12%

 

 

 

 

Other

0.00%

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

2018

Total

 

PT8.56

PT8.55

PT8.54

Upgrade to Campus Solutions 9.2 Completed

39.37%

NA

3.15%

36.22%

 

In the process of upgrading to Campus Solutions 9.2

32.28%

NA

14.96%

17.32%

 

We plan to upgrade within the next year

22.83%

 

 

 

 

We have no current plans for this upgrade

3.94%

 

 

 

 

I don't know of any current plans for this upgrade

0.79%

 

 

 

 

Other

0.79%

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

2017

Total

 

PT8.56

PT8.55

PT8.54

Upgrade to Campus Solutions 9.2 Completed

9.93%

 

NA

8.40%

1.53%

In the process of upgrading to Campus Solutions 9.2

35.11%

 

NA

32.06%

3.05%

We plan to upgrade within the next year

38.93%

 

 

 

 

We have no current plans for this upgrade

10.69%

 

 

 

 

I don't know of any current plans for this upgrade

5.34%

 

 

 

 

 

We are seeing that most of our institutions are staying current with PeopleTools.

CurrentPTVersion.png

The number of institutions that have adopted Fluid Navigation a little more than 58% at the time of the survey. We expected this number to go up in 2019 and an almost 20% increase in use of Fluid Navigation is a good indicator that an institution can indeed rapidly move to Fluid Navigation once the updgrade is completed.

If you have upgraded to Campus Solutions 9.2, do you use the Fluid Navigation?

 

2019

2018

 

Yes

58.57%

41.38%

 

No

41.43%

58.62%

 

The rest of the questions on Fluid reflect the progression of adoptions Fluid in our institutions. Now that we are on PUM Image 12, Oracle has delivered many more Fluid Components.

 

Are you using any delivered Fluid Components/Pages?

2019

 2018

2017

 

Yes

47.19%

27.56%

 

 

No

41.57%

57.48%

 

 

Don't know

11.24%

14.96%

 

 

Have you implemented Fluid functionality in any of your PeopleSoft Applications?

 

2019

2018

2017

 

Yes

58.90%

27.56%

15.27%

 

No

41.40%

57.48%

84.73%

 

Don't know

 

14.96%

 

Have you personally developed a Fluid Component?

 

2019

2018

2017

 

Yes

23.17%

10.91%

3.05%

 

No

76.83%

89.09%

96.95%

 

New Functionality and Configurations

Learning new functionality and configurations in the PeopleSoft 9.2 environment can be overwhelming. We asked what you want to learn about and we will look for institutions to share their knowledge as well as point to resources that can help you learn more. The answers were fairly similar to last year’s survey.

2019 Responses

 2019_WhatToLearnMoreAbout.png

2018 Responses

2018_WhatToLearnMoreAbout.png

Elasticsearch

Elasticsearch Home Page (Doc ID 2205540.2)

Elasticsearch is the now the only search engine supported for PeopleSoft applications.

PeopleTools 8.55 you can run both SES and Elasticsearch simultaneously and do a live cutover. If you are on PeopleTools 8.56 or higher, you only option is to run Elasticsearch. The 2.3.2 version of Elasticsearch will be supported until July 2019, and after that Elasticsearch 6.1.2 or later will be the only supported version.

Elasticsearch is required to implement Fluid Class Search in Campus Solutions 9.2 and can be used as the search record for Fluid Components.

The question about the status of installing Elasticsearch last year and this year shows a large increase in adoption of Elasticsearch in our community. There were many presentations around installing and adoption Elasticsearch at Alliance 2018 and Alliance 2019 and we will continue to provide Webinars, blogs and resources for adopting Elasticsearch in this coming year.

What is the current status of adopting Elasticsearch?

2019

2018

2017

We have installed Elasticsearch in our development environment

8.99%

14.17%

5.34%

We have implemented Elasticsearch in our production environment

51.65%

22.83%

0%

We are planning to install Elasticsearch in this year

15.73%

24.41%

28.24%

We don't have current plans to install Elasticsearch

6.74%

12.60%

29.01%

I don't know the current plans for Elasticsearch

16.85%

25.98%

37.40%

 

We also asked the question about the current search engine used for Campus Solutions because there has not been any functionality requiring search and the results of the survey show that a third of the responders are not currently using any search engine for campus solutions.

 

What Search Engine are you currently using for Campus Solutions?

2019

2018

Elasticsearch

60%

31.58%

SES

7.50%

12.28%

Verity

13.75%

22.81%

None

18.75%

33.33%

 

Student Cloud (SaaS)

Finally, we added two questions about Student Cloud (SaaS) this year. Not surprisingly, the results show that nearly half of our institutions are open to considering a Student Cloud, but that only a little more than 10% are actively planning to move to a SaaS solution in the next 2-3 years. The answers are nearly the same in 2019 as they were in 2018.

Is your institution open to cloud service (e.g. Student Cloud) for student administration?

2019

2018

Yes

46.75%

47.01%

No

53.25%

52.99%

 

If yes to previous question, what is your institution's plan to go cloud?

2019

 2018

Actively evaluating cloud service and plan to move in next 2-3 years

10.91%

11.90%

Evaluating cloud service but not plan to move in near future

32.73%

30.95%

No plans at the moment

34.55%

41.67%

I don't know of any plans

21.82%

15.48%

 

We on the TRAG (Technical and Reporting Advisory Group) want to thank all of you who took time to respond to this survey this year and in the previous two years and we hope that you find this data useful..

1 Like
Recent Stories
Did you know about SQL functions in PS Query expressions?

PeopleSoft Announces Changes to COBOL Compiler

TRAG Cloud and Integrations Work Group - Emerging Technologies - Digital Assistants