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Our mission is to provide high quality software solutions for the global PeopleSoft marketplace through superior technology that enhances our customers' IT value proposition.

KBA Technologies, LLC is a technology solutions company which provides expertise to tackle complex IT challenges by providing a technical toolset to support the development, integration and build-out of PeopleSoft applications such as PeopleSoft Enterprise Human Capital Management.

Our mission is to provide high quality software solutions for the global PeopleSoft marketplace through superior technology that enhances our customers' IT value proposition.

KBA Technologies, LLC is a technology solutions company which provides expertise to tackle complex IT challenges by providing a technical toolset to support the development, integration and build-out of PeopleSoft applications such as PeopleSoft Enterprise Human Capital Management.

Our strategic direction is to improve our customers' growth and competitiveness by enabling accurate and efficient impact analysis across the core application infrastructure, customizations, enhancements and integration architecture. Our technology solution solves the problems of undocumented customizations, lack of existing knowledge base regarding core applications or interfaces architecture and reduces the dependency on select focal points of expertise. It allows organizations to accurately and efficiently, identify and plan the workload to enable accurate upgrade, replacement and enhancement strategies. Our toolkit is unparalleled in the industry, and it is our strong desire to continually innovate to enable your competitiveness and strategic advantage.

One of the biggest issues with any implementation is customization and its impact on future application and toolset upgrades. Therefore, customization for delivered objects (Especially PeopleCode) occurs when it is absolutely required to meet project goals or functionality requirements.

To that end, KBA Technologies LLC has developed the Configuration and Administration Module (CAM) to reduce the amount of developer PeopleTools' interaction to maintain and/or change the targeted applications. The Configuration and Administration Module is a separate bolt-on application that is accessed by an authorized representative and allows them to maintain items such as messages, look and feel of applications, URLs, and to even change business functionality or workflow, without the use of PeopleTools. This is especially important when an organization has outsourced their PeopleSoft environment.

Configuration & Administration Module - ePay Check

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CAM - Blackout

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CAM - Job Change

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Allowing employees and managers to update PeopleSoft 24/7 is a great cost savings, however, it can impact regular application processes such as payroll and benefits. With KBA Technologies LLC's Blackout application, any component application (Self-Service, Job Data, Tax Data, etc) can be automatically setup to become display-only during these important processing times without turning off non-payroll applications.

Blackout Message

Each display message can be customized in the Blackout CAM per application.

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Blackout CAM Page

The Blackout Configuration and Administration Module Page allows administrators (not DBA's) to pre-configure or manually setup the Blackout process by application, paygroup and time zone.

Blackout CAM

Whether it's day-to-day PeopleSoft change management, a maintenance pack installation, a tax update, an Upgrade, or an enhancement initiative, PeopleSoft systems are constantly in a state of change. This change causes impact in a multitude of ways which can have both schedule and financial impacts to a program.

If one or more of these events occurred during your PeopleSoft initiatives, consider using iMPACTUS!?

  • During build/development phase the impact/scope of a change being made is greater than what the design states. As a result the fit-gap and design for the deliverable need to be revisited.
  • During unit/system/parallel/UAT testing, test cases unrelated to a change that was made are failing due to incomplete impact analysis.
  • A downstream integration, report, or process is failing in production due to a recent code migration.
  • A customization breaks due to a recent tax update or a maintenance pack

Organizations that have faced these situations in the past have unfortunately paid the price for it in terms of schedule slippage, unplanned costs, and/or unplanned man-hours. The primary root cause of such issues is an incomplete fit-gap or impact analysis during the initial stages of executing a change and or initiating a project. It is therefore paramount that a team has the ability to provide accurate and complete impact analysis in a quick and concise manner to keep projects and day-to-day PeopleSoft change management within timeline and budget.

Impact analysis is an integral part of PeopleSoft-specific change management. Yet the traditional tools we've been using thus far, such as application designer, compare reports, running grep commands or using the windows search utility (to search for keywords in SQRs and COBOL programs), are:

  • Time-consuming
  • Inaccessible - due to security reasons analysts and super users don't have access to these tools and therefore the added dependency on developers/DBAs/PS administrators.
  • Results are voluminous and cryptic - Impact analysis results almost always have to be recreated/reformatted to make them presentable to management.
  • Require manual level of effort estimation - The objective of understanding the impact of a possible change is to capture everything that is impacted and plan the work effort around it. Yet there are no tools that seamlessly integrate these two aspects.

Solution

What if there was a tool that that could provide quick and easy analysis in minutes instead of days and weeks? What if this tool minimized risk by capturing all the impact accurately in one shot and then allowed you to seamlessly plan the resources for it?

The PeopleSoft professionals at KBA Technologies have done just that. Our tool iMPACTUS! provides:

  • A 100% percent accurate object count that lists each object in a tree view within minutes. This includes SQR and COBOL listings which lessens development time and removes the possibility of inaccurate object counts and changes.
  • Displays object definitions without having to open and access Application Designer. This allows users from any location to view objects without having to have Application Designer installed.
  • Client licenses, install times and maintenance on desktops are minimized while providing functional users a tool without having to grant them access to PeopleSoft. Reduces the Security team's management of users who don't really need PeopleTools access.
  • Launches Application Designer with all identified objects opened and readied for modification. There is no need to open each object one by one, therefore reducing the time for code changes and reducing the possibility of missed object changes.
  • Standardized Level of Effort reports which can be utilized by Change Control Boards to quickly understand changes and arrive at informed decisions. These reports also provide the project team the ability to adjust for a high performing versus low performing team. This provides for a more accurate time estimate.

iMPACTUS! minimizes risk helps plan for PeopleSoft changes/projects by ensuring your fit-gap/impact analysis is complete and accurate. It further reduces significant administrative work by providing management-ready presentable reports with the click of a button.

To learn more about iMPACTUS!, contact us

 

urrently, the only way for a delegate or manager to get a submitted workflow transaction out of the pending list of transactions is to either approve it or deny it. There needs to be a way that originators or managers can have transactions reassigned to another manager. If a manager's manager is out of the office when a transaction is submitted and has not set up a proxy to approve the transactions while he/she is away, there is no way to reassign the transaction to another manager. The only thing that can be done is for someone higher in the chain of command to submit the transaction and have his or her manager approve it. When the initial manager's manager returns to the office he/she may approve the transaction at that time which may cause a duplicate transaction to be entered.

The KBA Technologies LLC Workflow Reassignment application allows administrators or other managers (with security and authority) to reassign a workflow transaction to another manager and delegate.

Reassign Worfkflow for Managers and Delegates

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Managers currently do not have a simple, single place to look to see the status of their submitted transactions and workflows they may need to approve. The delivered PeopleSoft Worklist feature is complex and not user friendly. Within eProfile & eCompensation, each workflow application requires it's own page to review workflow transactions. KBA Technologies LLC created the Workflow Summary and My Pending Workflow Portal Pagelet applications to allow employees, managers, and delegates to review all their workflow requests and pending approvals.

Workflow Summary

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Allow managers and delegates to request Additional Pay transactions to commitment accounting.

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Additional Pay Details

Allow managers to submit Department Budget requests for commitment accounting.

Department Budget Update

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The PeopleSoft eCompensation Group Salary application delivers the functionality to enable managers, group supervisors or administrators to input annual or group merit increases for employees. However, this application is not widely utilized because of the overwhelming amount of work required to create, configure and maintain groups and group budgets. KBA Technologies LLC has developed tools that dramatically improve the usability and performance of the eCompensation Group Salary application by automating the group build and budgeting process. The KBA Technologies LLC eMerit tool creates groups, group security and the corresponding budgets via uploaded parameters.

To facilitate reporting group reporting, KBA Technologies LLC created the eZ-Merit reporting tool that allows users to review annual merit and performance review data before, during and after it has been submitted. This tool allows users to view all data online or download reports into MS Excel for review and data modeling, to post comments to other approvers/users, or to approve budget amounts before submittal for final approval steps.

So don't let your PeopleSoft eCompensation sit on the shelf any longer. Allow KBA Technologies LLC to implement your PeopleSoft eCompensation Group Salary applications with KBA Technologies LLC tools and realize your full PeopleSoft investment.

Contact us for a demo today.

PeopleSoft eCompensation Group Budget Salary Change

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KBA Technologies LLC eZ-Merit Reporting Tool

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KBA Technologies LLC eMerit CAM

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