Ernest Health Upgrades to Oracle’s PeopleSoft Enterprise 9.1 and PeopleTools 8.50 to Support Fast Growth
Technology Refresh Promotes Stable and Scalable Workforce and Financial Management
Redwood Shores, Calif. – Jan. 5, 2011
To help improve processes and sustain future growth, Ernest Health, an owner and operator of acute inpatient rehabilitation and long-term acute care hospitals, upgraded to Oracle's PeopleSoft Enterprise 9.1 for HR and financial management.
With 2,500 employees, hundreds of job codes and dozens of benefits plans across its network of regional hospitals, Ernest Health realized there was an opportunity to streamline the manual processes involved with managing employee data.
Ernest Health concurrently upgraded PeopleSoft HCM and Financial Management, including new modules and functionality to replace customizations and tedious processes.
Completed six weeks early and 30 percent under budget, the HR transformation included upgrades to PeopleSoft HCM 9.1 and new implementations of Position Management, Benefits Administration, eBenefits and Profile Management.
The upgrade to PeopleSoft Financial Management 9.1 was completed on time and included General Ledger, Accounts Payable, Asset Management, Cash Management and Purchasing.
Ernest Health also upgraded its Oracle PeopleSoft Enterprise PeopleTools technology to the latest version, PeopleTools 8.50 to improve performance with partial page refresh, modal lookups, prompts and grid enhancements. Changes such as these enhance the user experience and enable them to work more efficiently.
Ernest Health decided to upgrade its PeopleSoft HCM, Financials and PeopleTools implementations in July 2009, and went live on the latest versions before the end of July 2010. Future plans include regular upgrades to the newest versions of PeopleSoft to take advantage of updated functionality and modules, with a focus on new investments in talent acquisition, performance management and self-service.
“Ernest Health is focused on providing the best possible experience and care for our patients, and that requires managing a very dynamic workforce. Oracle’s PeopleSoft 9.1 is helping us to manage that workforce with increased flexibility,” said Coe Schlicher, senior vice president of finance, Ernest Health. “The primary reason we chose to go with 9.1 centers around new functionality. Overall, we are anticipating benefits such as increased flexibility and overall organizational effectiveness as a part of the upgrade to PeopleSoft 9.1.”
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