Will PeopleSoft really replace the systems we are using now for payroll, finance and purchasing?
Yes! The intent of this project is to replace our old, unreliable systems. When PeopleSoft goes live on January 1, 2014 we will no longer be using our old systems.
When can I see a demo of the system?
We are in the process of configuring the system to meet Salt Lake County’s requirements and converting Salt Lake County data for use in PeopleSoft. We know Salt Lake County employees are anxious to see what PeopleSoft can do for them, so we’re working hard to have enough configuration done and data ready to provide a Salt Lake County specific demo. Demos of some of the modules should be available early in the summer.
Will anybody in the County be able to access the PeopleSoft system?
It depends. Access to the various PeopleSoft modules will be determined by Security Rules established by the County. For example, all employees will able to access PeopleSoft for recording time worked and leave time taken, but not all employees would be able to enter or modify payment vouchers.
Will the County be moving to a bi-weekly payroll instead of a semi-monthly payroll when PeopleSoft goes live?
No. There are no plans to change any timing associated with payroll. However, the PeopleSoft system would let the County make the change to a bi-weekly payroll in the future. This flexibility would allow County policymakers to have a future discussion regarding bi-weekly payroll without worrying about whether the system would support such a change.
The system is going to be very different from the system I’m using now. When will I get training on how to use PeopleSoft?
You can expect training late in 2013. We want to provide training as close as possible to the “Go Live” date so the training is fresh in your mind as you move into actually using PeopleSoft.
Will I be able to get reports from PeopleSoft?
Yes! You may not see reports in the same format as you are used to seeing in the old systems, but the same information will be available to you. In fact, you will be able to get much more information from PeopleSoft. You may be surprised as how easy it will be to answer questions and resolve problems by accessing data that is available on your screen – without running a separate report!