I asked around and here is one response from within our System.... my
colleague raises some more issues...
Not only would I not want to pay the kind of price per unit Oracle is
charging for the model of two people per workstation but we have had
significant problems in the past finding sufficient classes on
PeopleSoft modules even when willing to travel to any state. The ideal
would be to have adequate class schedules within a facility in Texas. We
have had numerous class cancellations at various locations within of
period of several months that caused us to move our entire project
timeline. We could not get started without the training. I cannot
remember the exact amount but it is something equivalent to charging for
10 - 12 people to be trained to have them do a class at your site. This
was cost prohibitive to us.
Margaret H. Knox [log in to unmask]
Director (512) 475-9224
The University of Texas
ITS- Collaboration & Academic Resources
OTIS - System wide Strategies
FAC 248 I (at Austin)78712
CTJ 2.220 (System Admin.)78701
From: Stephen Benedict [mailto:[log in to unmask]]
Sent: Wednesday, August 02, 2006 11:25 AM
To: [log in to unmask]
Subject: [LICENSING] Oracle/Peoplesoft Training constraints
Public training courses from Oracle/Peoplesoft now allocate two students
for each computer (private training can be customized for extra $$). For
public training courses, this makes it extremely difficult for students
when a class is full. Only one student can be on-line for the entire
class (usually 5 days). The other has to look over someone's shoulder.
For those who invest substantial amounts of university IT resources on
Oracle/Peoplesoft, this is a concern that needs to be well communicated
Oracle/Peoplesoft has indicated they may be receptive to opinions on
their current public training practices. Any "weighing in" from this
community would be most appreciated.
Stephen Benedict Esq. C.P.M.
Director IT Strategic Sourcing
Information Resources and Communications
University of California Office of the President
1111 Franklin St. #7106
Oakland, CA 94607
(510) 987 0880
(510) 763 9047 (Fax)
(408) 888 7624 (Cell)
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