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Oracle Security Alert for CVE-2017-10269

Dear Oracle Customer,

Oracle Security Alert for CVE-2017-10269 was released on November 14th, 2017.

Oracle strongly recommends that customers follow the recommended actions noted in the Security Alert.

The Security Alert Advisory is the starting point for relevant information. It includes a summary of the security vulnerability, and a pointer to obtain the latest patches.
Supported products that are not listed in the “Affected Products and Versions” section of the advisory do not require new patches to be applied.

Also, it is essential to review the Security Alert supporting documentation referenced in the Advisory before applying patches, as this is where you can find important pertinent information.

The Advisory is available at the following location:

Oracle Critical Patch Updates and Security Alerts:

Oracle Security Alert for CVE-2017-10269:

Englewood Hospital and Medical Center Live on 9.2 http://westlakeinc.com/englewood-hospital-and-medical-center-live-on-9-2/ Mon, 02 Oct 2017 21:08:04 +0000 http://westlakeinc.com/?p=1288 On October 2, 2017 Englewood Hospital and Medical Center went live on Peoplesoft HCM 9.2. This on-time, on-budget upgrade from 9.1 was completed by a dedicated West Lake team, and an incredibly talented EHMC staff.

State of South Carolina http://westlakeinc.com/state-of-south-carolina/ Thu, 07 Sep 2017 14:18:56 +0000 http://westlakeinc.com/?p=1284 West Lake Consulting has recently been awarded an open contract to provide Oracle Peoplesoft consulting services to the State of South Carolina and Clemson University. We are honored to be approved by the procurement team and trusted by the State to provide these critical support services and look forward to a long relationship.

PeopleSoft HCM Updates and Roadmap http://westlakeinc.com/peoplesoft-hcm-updates-and-roadmap/ Wed, 07 Jun 2017 13:42:27 +0000 http://westlakeinc.com/?p=1279 Latest PeopleSoft Talk with Marc Weintraub discusses the latest HCM features, how 9.2 is addressing our customer’s business challenges and product road map for the future!


Grants Management White Paper – TableSet Sharing Techniques for Multi BU Organizations http://westlakeinc.com/grants-management-white-paper-tableset-sharing-techniques-for-multi-bu-organizations/ Tue, 09 May 2017 20:12:37 +0000 http://westlakeinc.com/?p=1271 Grants Management White Paper West Lake Consulting

Temple University Health System http://westlakeinc.com/temple-university-health-system/ Mon, 24 Apr 2017 14:19:37 +0000 http://westlakeinc.com/?p=1224 On April 13th, West Lake Consulting was chosen to provide Peoplesoft Human Resources functional expertise for an upgrade to Peoplesoft 9.2 at Temple University Health System in Philadelphia. West Lake was able to provide the same project lead from the upgrade to 9.1 back in 2011. We are proud to be providing this leadership to Temple again and thankful to our long-time customers and consultants. Go-live is currently planned for 1/1/18.

Oracle Not Upgrading Peoplesoft Anymore? Fugetaboutit! http://westlakeinc.com/oracle-not-upgrading-peoplesoft-anymore-fugetaboutit/ Tue, 11 Apr 2017 19:59:52 +0000 http://westlakeinc.com/?p=1212 Oracle Not Upgrading Peoplesoft Anymore? “Fugetaboutit”!

There’s been a lot of talk about Peoplesoft 9.2 and how this will be the last major upgrade of Oracle’s flagship HR application. Long-time customers of ours have expressed concern Oracle may be sun-setting Peoplesoft and won’t be enhancing the applications or delivering new technology. A simple Google search for the term “Peoplesoft upgrade” or “the future of Peoplesoft” produces a gaggle of articles claiming “Release 9.2 is the last version of PeopleSoft, customers must decide whether to stay with Oracle” and “PeopleSoft 9.2, likely to be the last version released”.

This is simply not true.

Peoplesoft as we know it is as healthy as ever. Consider this:  Since its release in 2013, more than 750 new features have been delivered for Peoplesoft 9.2. About the same amount that would be delivered in a new ‘major’ release. Instead of being forced into a costly and time-consuming application upgrade as in the past, Oracle developed the Continuous Delivery Model to release new features on an ongoing basis instead on a typical release cycle of every two years.

We see this as forward-thinking and progressive. Ultimately, it solves the upgrade dilemma of whether to invest hundreds of thousands of dollars to upgrade your ERP while disrupting the organization at the same time – not to say the threat of losing support if you don’t.

While the new kids on the block and their SaaS solutions have CIOs doing due-diligence whether to invest in an upgrade or replace Peoplesoft with an entirely new application, there still remain thousands of companies, universities, state and federal agencies committed to Peoplesoft for the future and for all the reasons that brought them to this solution in the first place. Flexible, scalable ERP that meets their business requirements and confidence it will support growth well into the future.  These are well-known global manufacturing companies, Ivy League Universities -and even the DOD paying hundreds of thousands of employees. These organizations are currently deep into projects to deploy Peoplesoft worldwide.  We can count on Oracle not wanting to upset this customer base and revenue stream.

According to Oracle’s Marc Weintraub, Senior Director of Production Strategy, “There are NO plans to end investment or de-support PeopleSoft”. Enhancements, updates and fixes will continue to be delivered every 8 weeks or so, and you decide if you want them or not through the Peoplesoft Selective Adoption process.

The choice is simple. Once on 9.2 there won’t be any more major upgrades as we know them.  Instead, we can enjoy the benefits of new features and technology on a regular basis without the “pain and pay” of the past. And, Oracle remains committed to the support of HR and Financials through 2027.

What’s not to love?


For more information on cool new features of Peoplesoft 9.2  Peoplesoft Information Portal

US Coast Guard Peoplesoft Upgrade to 9.2 -Project Phase 1 Live 3/1/17! http://westlakeinc.com/uscg-peoplesoft-upgrade/ Fri, 03 Mar 2017 13:49:38 +0000 http://westlakeinc.com/?p=1098 West Lake Consulting, as a sub-contractor to Addx Corp, has been tasked with providing the US Coast Guard support for an upgrade to 9.2. The upgrade covers HCM and Global Payroll for the Uniformed Service payrolls of three agencies – US Coast Guard, Public Health Service, and NOAA. The WLC Team will be upgrading PeopleTools first which is scheduled to be completed on November 1st. Immediately following the Tools upgrade, we will kickoff the application upgrade with an expected go-live for in May 2017. We are excited to be working with such knowledgeable partner as Addx Corp on this important project and honored to provide our expertise to Homeland Security and the US Coast Guard.

3/1/17 USCG’s Direct Access Peoplesoft HR is live on PeopleTools 8.55, completing the first step of a comprehensive upgrade to Peoplesoft 9.2 scheduled for later this year. I’m proud of our West Lake team and our Addx partners for bringing this first phase together on-time and on-budget.


Englewood Hospital and Medical Center HR Upgrade http://westlakeinc.com/englewood-hospital-and-medical-center-hr-upgrade/ Tue, 21 Feb 2017 20:30:24 +0000 http://westlakeinc.com/?p=1179 West Lake Consulting and TriTech Solutions have been selected to upgrade Peoplesoft HR from 9.1 to 9.2 including upgrading of PeopleTools to 8.55x. This latest release from Oracle will allow EHMC to leverage, among other features, the Fluid Interface and a completely paperless Benefits Open Enrollment process. We are very excited to work with the talented, and veteran Englewood team and anticipate another on-time, on-budget project!

State of Vermont IT Services Retainer Contract for Project Management, Business Analysis and Peoplesoft Services http://westlakeinc.com/state-of-vermont-it-services-retainer-contract/ Mon, 20 Feb 2017 19:25:23 +0000 http://westlakeinc.com/?p=1136 As a long-time vendor for the State of Vermont, we have built a reputation as an effective and responsive IT services partner through the years, supporting Service Integrator selection, IT project management and Payroll services.  Due to this successful partnership and recognizing West Lake’s strengths in the industry, these efforts have been rewarded with a long-term IT Retainer Contract with the State. This agreement positions West Lake to provide Business Analytics, DBA, Systems Administration, Project Management and Peoplesoft Services on an as needed basis to assist the Vermont Division of Information and Innovation (DII) to support, even the proskins.io team has supported us to maintain and upgrade the Peoplesoft HCM and Financials applications.