Through Optimize Puget Sound, the university was able to implement the core modules of PeopleSoft (Financials, Human Resources, and Campus Solutions). This means students, faculty, and staff see new ways to do many of the things once done in Cascade. In 2014 the university plans to launch a portal called myPugetSound that will streamline access to PeopleSoft and eventually replace most of the functionality in Cascade. Project details will be posted on this page as they become available. Please send any questions, comments, or other project-related feedback to firstname.lastname@example.org.
For assistance using Cascade or PeopleSoft, please contact the Technology Service Desk at 253.879.8585, email@example.com, through our Online Service Desk, or by visiting the Tech Center in Collins Memorial Library.
Conversion to PeopleSoft is an enormous undertaking, and it is definitely valid to ask why we are doing this. The reasons, like the project, are complex and involve a range of technical and strategic issues the university had to address. A great deal of time and consideration went into both the initial decision to make this change and the process of selecting the software we are implementing. Students, faculty, and staff provided input by participating in surveys, meetings, and vendor demonstrations. See the ERP Selection Process Archive for background or the Optimize Puget Sound page for more information.
Cascade has been a great system for the university for more than 20 years. But with limited resources, we were not able to maintain or expand it as required to meet the many needs of our growing campus. The initial transition to PeopleSoft has its challenges, and it will take time to get everything as we want it to be. The planned portal, myPugetSound, should improve the usability of the system considerably. But we ask the campus community to bear with us through this transition phase. We definitely appreciate your patience and invite your feedback as things progress.
For more information, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.