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The PeopleSoft system was originally created in the 1980s and implemented at DePaul in the late 1990s. Much has changed since then. The Oracle Cloud system provides a modernized, 21st century solution that enables continuous technological updates that allow us to deliver customized data faster and reduce administrative processes. As a result, we can pursue the university’s ultimate goal: greater focus on student education and success.
No. DePaul will still use Campus Connect, which is built on top of PeopleSoft's Campus Solutions (CS) system, for other data needs within the university.
A large internal team, consisting of individuals from Information Services, Human Resources, and Finance, worked alongside Drivestream, a certified Oracle implementation partner to transition DePaul's human resources, finance and budget planning applications from PeopleSoft to the Oracle Cloud system. Given the scope and the complexities of converting parts of a 20-year-old, customized system, the project was no easy undertaking—but the team was able to accomplish this systems conversion in just over 18 months.
The BlueSky Team has developed detailed training that is available online: click here for BlueSky training resources.
In addition, the BlueSky Help Tool is a robust on-screen help tool that guides users through the system—so memorizing a list of what clicks are needed to complete different tasks is eliminated. On the BlueSky home screen there is a small red rectangular icon on the right side of the screen. Click on the icon and type in the topic that you need help with; the BlueSky Help tool will then guide you through the system to help you complete your task.