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Jan Petreczko

Posted by at 31 July , 2014

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Here is a simple Gap Analysis Template you can use during a gap assessment with alternatives and alternative impact analysis.

Gap Analysis Template

This is a simple template used on a project I worked on.  It includes some of the things you may want to consider during gap analysis.  Here it is:

Gap Analysis-<Title Here>

GAP ID-<Unique Gap Identifier>

BUSINESS PROCESS-<Enter the Tasks to Perform a Specific Action>

GAP DESCRIPTION-<Describe the Gap>

RELATED REQUIREMENTS-<Enter Any Requirements Here>

CLIENT IMPACTED-<Name of Client>

ALTERNATIVE #1

Gap Resolution Type:<Work Around, Customization, Policy Change, Process Change>

Requires Cross-Module Integration:<Yes or No>

How Will it Work:<High Level Functional Solution>

Business Impact:<High, Medium, Low and How Much Impact to Client>

Recommendation:  <1, 2, or 3>

ALTERNATIVE #2

Gap Resolution Type:<Work Around, Customization>

Requires Cross-Module Integration:<Yes or No>

How Will it Work:<High Level Functional Solution>

Business Impact:<High, Medium, Low and How Much Impact to Client>

Recommendation:  <1, 2, or 3>

ALTERNATIVE #3

Gap Resolution Type:<Work Around, Customization>

Requires Cross-Module Integration:<Yes or No>

How Will it Work:<High Level Functional Solution>

Business Impact:<High, Medium, Low and How Much Impact to Client>

Recommendation:  <1, 2, or 3>

COMMENTS- <Enter any Comments>

Gap Analysis Template

This is the way we set it up:

Gap Analysis Template

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

That is a basic gap analysis template you can use as a starting point for your gap assessments.

 

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Posted by at 30 July , 2014

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You may know the table but a quick review never hurts.  If you are new to Peoplesoft read this post.  You’ll discover what the table does and how to get to it.

Peoplesoft Installation Table

As soon as a seasoned Peoplesoft analyst gives this question a moment’s thought they may think it is going to be an easy answer.  This may be true.  However, if a person works in operations or is a new functional analyst they may have never seen it or even know what it does.

When you visit the Peoplesoft installation table you establish basic system settings.  Peoplesoft HCM does not recognize a module until you activate it in the application.  You perform the following on the installation table:

  • Specify what Peoplesoft HCM Modules you plan to
    implement
  • Set up HCM options
  • Set up product-specific information
  • Set up country-specific information
  • Select installed countries for global payroll
  • Select Installed integration products
  • Set up the system counters (Last ID Assigned, etc.)
  • Enter alternate-character information
  • Enter third-party information

Typically, once you set up these settings you won’t ever touch them again.  Changing any of the system settings has the potential to affect multiple modules’ processing.  You must perform plenty of testing before making changes to the installation table.

Peoplesoft Installation Table

This is what it looks like in a Peoplesoft 9.2 demo environment and where to find it:

Navigation:  Main Menu>Set Up HCM>Install>Installation Table

Peoplesoft Installation Table

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

I plan to address the tabs in detail later.  In a nutshell, that is what you do with the Peoplesoft installation table.

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