Extending PeopleSoft Visibility with PeopleSoft Usage Monitor

What is PeopleSoft Usage Monitor? 

PeopleSoft Usage Monitor (UM) is a PeopleSoft-based utility that collects definitions accessed through PeopleSoft Internet Architecture (PIA) based on users and across a specified timespan. Definitions that can be collected include PeopleCode Events like FieldChange, FieldEdit, Records/Fields on SaveEdit, and other Managed Object references such as Components, Pages, and Fluid Page Composition details. 

After data collection, these data points can be used in conjunction with the PeopleSoft Test Framework (PTF) to analyze test coverage functionality or standalone objects aggregated over a length of time. Visibility into what is being used during a testing lifecycle or live usage during production can give your IT support staff a glimpse never before available. 


Before the new release of PeopleTools 8.60, PSFT production environments required a separate monitoring system to be set up to be able to leverage Usage Monitor. The independent monitoring environment required additional overhead and complex configuration before any UM data could be collected into the tables. Once the information had been collected on the Monitoring System, users completed programs to produce more tailored data points for better analysis by other PeopleSoft Tools. 

The Performance Monitor Framework (PPM) required under 8.59 and prior created challenges for many end users due to its many moving dashboard components that needed setup and configuration.  

Under PeopleSoft 8.60, Oracle Usage Monitor (UM) functionality has no dependence on the previous PPM but rather operates as its own entity. This automation tool works independently to collect UM data and monitor itself on all PeopleSoft systems.  


When used in tandem with Oracle PeopleSoft Test Framework, UM creates a test coverage report in real time, sending notifications to users on whether their test cases are covered for used objects or not. The Usage Monitor tool can also be used to analyze a Change Package’s impact by collecting data from different monitoring system databases and storing them in the PeopleSoft Update Manager (PUM) UM table. The UM table with Elire’s tools and indexes in OpenSearch Dashboards can analyze what lifecycle elements are used during testing phases and if customizations are leveraged in production. 

A combination of our processes in conjunction with Elire’s scope object tracker can guide an upgrade optimization or PUM update with unprecedented accuracy. Ultimately, Oracle UM enhancements allow for a better user experience, guiding administrators to more precisely understand what definitions in the database are being used in their system. This can then assist with impact analysis, which is especially crucial when applying updates or changing packages.  


For more information on Oracle’s PeopleSoft Usage Monitor tool, check out the “PeopleSoft Usage Monitor – Made Easy to Use” blog post on Oracle’s website.

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  • Jordan Hutchcraft

    Ms. Hutchcraft serves as Elire’s Marketing Associate, working to develop and optimize marketing brand assets. Jordan collaborates with the Elire Marketing Team to produce blog and social media content, strategize for social media expansion, and maintain Elire’s internal and external branding.

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