The Smart Panda Newsletter for July 2015
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July 2015

Message From Wade:

Summer is definitely in full swing.  Kids are home and driving everybody crazy, but it is fun to spend time with them. J is working on a Lego Battle Bot and Aba is already training for gymnastics next year.  However, there is still work to be done, and it appears that several clients are putting projects on hold. There are many issues that come from putting things on hold. At the Smart Panda we are working on a fantastic Smart Solution for PeopleSoft Customers to easily and reliably manage infrastructure and maintenance. More information will be available soon. If you can't wait and need a solution now then <<< CONTACT US >>> and let us make your PeopleSoft Infrastructure worry-free today. Like on Facebook

The ERP upgrade conundrum: How to calculate the true cost

If you use an old on-premise financial management solution, you have a difficult decision to make over the next few years: do you upgrade the application one last time and get a few more years out of it or move to a modern cloud solution? This is the first of three parts that will help you answer that question.

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PeopleTools: Long/Lob & DataTime Datatype Issues

Recently, I was working on a PeopleTools 8.44 to 8.54 Upgrade and ran into some major issues with the fact that the database was so far behind in so many areas. On the Oracle platform PeopleSoft changed the way it handled Long datatype fields and also how it handled Date & Time datatype fields.

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Panda + Community

The Smart Panda spent the past weekend cycling from Grandbend to London (Ontario) and Back. A 150km round trip. Why You Ask? As a fundraiser to help end Multiple Sclerosis (MS). The event raised over $1.3 Million, and our team "Butt Ugly" raised over $44 thousand and counting! Thanks to everybody for their support.

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The Smart Panda - Thought of the month


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B. C. Forbes


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