Word of the Week: My Favorites

Those of you who have been participating in the BPA sessions and watching the presenter jump quickly (and deeply) into various areas of the PeopleSoft application may be a bit overwhelmed by the nested menus within PeopleSoft. If so, you are not alone!

Some SMEs have expressed concern about how they’ll find their way as they bounce between what will become their commonly used pages in PeopleSoft, especially since using the back button will often take you back to the top-level menu.

PeopleSoft offers a solution to this called My Favorites, which allows you to save your most commonly used pages as direct links at the top of your menu side bar and you can organize these Favorites as you wish. When you save them, they are tied to your PeopleSoft login and not your PC or browser so they will follow you wherever you go. Working at a different work station? No problem. Browser got updated? No problem. You received a new computer while you were on vacation? (we’ve heard it does happen). No problem. Once you log in to PeopleSoft, your favorites will be there. This will be a great feature for those who work part of the day in their office and an hour or more in another ‘front desk’ location.

Since trying this out for yourself in our new system is a down-the-road thing, there will be reminders of this tool when the time is right. We just wanted all you SMEs out there to know now that this feature exists so that any distracting thoughts you may be having in the BPA sessions, like, “Oh my gosh! I’m going to get so lost in there!” could be dispelled.

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