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CAST for PeopleSoft

  1. 1. The PeopleSoft Ecosystem PeopleSoft provides multiple solutions, focusing primarily on Human Resources/ Payroll (HRMS), Financial & Supply Chain Management (FCSM) and Customer Re- lationship Management (CRM). A typical PeopleSoft application is highly customized through configuration and PeopleCode cus- tom development. With the mission-critical function these ap- plications serve, the IT team typically faces challenges such as: • Severe performance issues, mainly due to SQL queries • Huge business impact with underperform- ing Performance, Stability and Security • Rapid evolution to meet the needs of the business impacted by a lack of agility • Risk avoidance becomes costly, so it is difficult to keep TCO under control Most development on PeopleSoft applica- tions is completed by major Systems Integra- tors (SIs), and development performance is typically very uneven. Also, Oracle Support helps more on SQL optimization than ad- dressing and preventing other issues. The CAST Answer CAST Application Intelligence Platform (AIP) provides repeatable, automated analysis of PeopleSoft configuration and custom devel- opment in PeopleCode, checking over 100 PeopleSoft configuration and PeopleCode development rules. With CAST AIP for PeopleSoft you can improve control of PeopleSoft application quality and: • Achieve superior insight into the configura- tion and PeopleCode technical structure • Avoid the business impact of performance, stability or data integrity issues rooted in poor PeopleSoft configuration or People- Code developments • Improve agility and reduce development, maintenance and upgrade costs • Enable frequent and cost-effective auto- mated controls, especially when driving outsourcer’s delivery • Determine impact analysis and upgrade risk or cost reduction For System Integrators Many SIs leverage CAST AIP for PeopleSoft development, to monitor overall quality for executive oversight and establish a Struc- tural Quality Gate between development and testing. The insight provided by CAST AIP allows SIs to: • Identify defects and low productivity practices • Create a Remediation Action Plan at the start of all new development cycles • Facilitate knowledge acquisition and shar- ing through technical documentation Copyright © CAST All Rights Reserved CAST Application Intelligence Platform for PeopleSoft Questions? Email us at With CAST, executives can manage PeopleSoft applica­ tion quality: • Bring control and improve­ ment to new heights • Enable frequent and cost- effective au­tomated con­ trols • Access proactive dash­ boards • Drive outsourc­er delivery
  2. 2. Case Study A major SI was managing a very large imple- mentation of FSCM PeopleSoft Suite with a high level of customization. The overall Technical Quality of the application was at risk, with the highest concerns around Performance and Security. The SI had also identified risks in Transferability, Changeability and Robustness. With analysis provided by CAST AIP, includ- ing version to version trends, team productiv- ity and required QA effort, the SI was able to remediate most significant structural issues and show an immediate performance in- crease. They also established the framework for a Structural Quality Gate using insights provided by AIP. As a result, the team now focuses on the most relevant actions needed to reduce costs by enhancing application maintainability and improve quality by solving defects before they reach production. Goal-oriented action plans have resulted in development team behav- ior improvement. And the team also saw a reduction in QA effort as a result of fewer defects, and overall QA efficiency improved with visibility on changes. About CAST CAST is a pioneer and world leader in Soft- ware Analysis and Measurement, with unique technology resulting from more than $100 million in RD investment. CAST introduces fact-based transparency into application de- velopment and sourcing to transform it into a management discipline. More than 250 com- panies across all industry sectors and ge- ographies rely on CAST to prevent business disruption while reducing hard IT costs. CAST is an integral part of software delivery and maintenance at the world’s leading IT service providers such as IBM and Capgemini. Founded in 1990, CAST is listed on NYSE- Euronext (Euronext: CAS) and serves IT inten- sive enterprises worldwide with a network of offices in North America, Europe and India. For more information, visit www.castsoftware. com. Europe 3 rue Marcel Allégot 92190 Meudon - France Phone: +33 1 46 90 21 00 North America 373 Park Avenue South New York, NY 10016 Phone:+1 212-871-8330 Questions? Email us at With CAST, a major SI can now focus on reducing costs by enhancing application maintainability and improving quality, solving defects before they reach production.