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Working As A Peoplesoft Consultant

  • Interacting With Computers
  • Making Decisions and Solving Problems
  • Processing Information
  • Getting Information
  • Evaluating Information to Determine Compliance with Standards
  • Mostly Sitting

  • Repetitive

  • $89,000

    Average Salary

What Does A Peoplesoft Consultant Do

Computer systems analysts study an organization’s current computer systems and procedures and design information systems solutions to help the organization operate more efficiently and effectively. They bring business and information technology (IT) together by understanding the needs and limitations of both.

Duties

Computer systems analysts typically do the following:

  • Consult with managers to determine the role of IT systems in an organization
  • Research emerging technologies to decide if installing them can increase the organization’s efficiency and effectiveness
  • Prepare an analysis of costs and benefits so that management can decide if IT systems and computing infrastructure upgrades are financially worthwhile
  • Devise ways to add new functionality to existing computer systems
  • Design and implement new systems by choosing and configuring hardware and software
  • Oversee the installation and configuration of new systems to customize them for the organization
  • Conduct testing to ensure that the systems work as expected
  • Train the systems’ end users and write instruction manuals

Computer systems analysts use a variety of techniques such as data modeling to design computer systems. Data modeling allows analysts to view the processes and data flows even before programs have been written. 

Once programs have been written, analysts conduct in-depth tests and analyze information and trends in the data to increase a system’s performance and efficiency.

Analysts calculate requirements for how much memory and speed the computer system needs. They prepare flowcharts or other kinds of diagrams for programmers or engineers to use when building the system. Analysts also work with these people to solve problems that arise after the initial system is set up. Most analysts do some programming in the course of their work.

Most computer systems analysts specialize in certain types of computer systems that are specific to the organization they work with. For example, an analyst might work predominantly with financial computer systems or engineering computer systems.

Systems analysts help other IT team members understand how computer systems can best serve an organization by working closely with the organization’s business leaders.

In some cases, analysts who supervise the initial installation or upgrade of IT systems from start to finish may be called IT project managers. They monitor a project’s progress to ensure that deadlines, standards, and cost targets are met. IT project managers who plan and direct an organization’s IT department or IT policies are included in the profile on computer and information systems managers.

Many computer systems analysts are general-purpose analysts who develop new systems or fine-tune existing ones; however, there are some specialized systems analysts. The following are examples of types of computer systems analysts:

Systems designers or systems architects specialize in helping organizations choose specific types of hardware and software systems. They translate the long-term business goals of an organization into technical solutions. Analysts develop a plan for the computer systems that will be able to reach those goals. They work with management to ensure that systems and the IT infrastructure are set up to best serve the organization’s mission.

Software quality assurance (QA) analysts do in-depth testing and diagnose problems of the systems they design in order to make sure that critical requirements are met. They also write reports to management recommending ways to improve the systems.

Programmer analysts design and update their system’s software and create applications tailored to their organization’s needs. They do more coding and debugging than other types of analysts, although they still work extensively with management and business analysts to determine what business needs the applications are meant to address. Other occupations that do programming are computer programmers and software developers.

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How To Become A Peoplesoft Consultant

A bachelor’s degree in a computer or information science field is common, although not always a requirement. Some firms hire analysts with business or liberal arts degrees who have skills in information technology or computer programming.

Education

Most computer systems analysts have a bachelor’s degree in a computer-related field. Because these analysts also are heavily involved in the business side of a company, it may be helpful to take business courses or major in management information systems.

Some employers prefer applicants who have a master's degree in business administration (MBA) with a concentration in information systems. For more technically complex jobs, a master’s degree in computer science may be more appropriate.

Although many computer systems analysts have technical degrees, such a degree is not always a requirement. Many analysts have liberal arts degrees and have gained programming or technical expertise elsewhere.

Many systems analysts continue to take classes throughout their careers so they can learn about new and innovative technologies. Technological advances come so rapidly in the computer field that continual study is necessary to remain competitive.

Systems analysts must understand the business field they are working in. For example, a hospital may want an analyst with a thorough understanding of health plans and programs such as Medicare and Medicaid, and an analyst working for a bank may need to understand finance. Having knowledge of their industry helps systems analysts communicate with managers to determine the role of the information technology (IT) systems in an organization.

Advancement

With experience, systems analysts can advance to project manager and lead a team of analysts. Some can eventually become IT directors or chief technology officers. For more information, see the profile on computer and information systems managers.

Important Qualities

Analytical skills. Analysts must interpret complex information from various sources and be able to decide the best way to move forward on a project. They must also be able to figure out how changes may affect the project.

Communication skills. Analysts work as a go-between with management and the IT department and must be able to explain complex issues in a way that both will understand.

Creativity. Because analysts are tasked with finding innovative solutions to computer problems, an ability to “think outside the box” is important.

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Peoplesoft Consultant Career Paths

Peoplesoft Consultant
Consultant Information Technology Manager
Senior Information Technology Manager
10 Yearsyrs
Consultant Project Manager
Service Delivery Manager
10 Yearsyrs
Consultant Information Technology Consultant Information Technology Manager
Information Technology Operations Manager
9 Yearsyrs
Functional Consultant Senior Consultant Program Manager
Manager, Program Management
9 Yearsyrs
Functional Consultant Senior Consultant Development Manager
Senior Development Manager
10 Yearsyrs
Functional Consultant Team Leader Lead Technician
Functional Lead
7 Yearsyrs
Senior Consultant Project Manager Senior Project Manager
Director Of Software Development
12 Yearsyrs
Developer Business Analyst
Product Owner
9 Yearsyrs
Developer Systems Analyst
Systems Manager
6 Yearsyrs
Developer Analyst Systems Analyst
Information Systems Manager
6 Yearsyrs
Business Analyst Information Technology Consultant Senior Programmer Analyst
Application Manager
9 Yearsyrs
Business Analyst Information Technology Consultant
Information Technology Systems Manager
8 Yearsyrs
Analyst Senior Analyst
Manager, Strategy
8 Yearsyrs
Analyst Finance Analyst Senior Business Analyst
Implementation Manager
8 Yearsyrs
Senior Software Engineer Manager Information Technology Manager
Director, Applications
12 Yearsyrs
Senior Software Engineer Senior Technical Consultant
Senior Functional Consultant
6 Yearsyrs
Programmer Analyst Systems Administrator Senior Technologist
Principal Technologist
10 Yearsyrs
Programmer Analyst Oracle Database Administrator SAP Basis Consultant
Solutions Manager
8 Yearsyrs
Technical Analyst Business Analyst-Consultant Implementation Consultant
Hris Manager
10 Yearsyrs
Senior Software Engineer Project Leader Business Systems Senior Analyst
Business Leader
8 Yearsyrs
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Average Yearly Salary
$89,000
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$65,000
Min 10%
$89,000
Median 50%
$89,000
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$89,000
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$121,000
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Best Paying Company
S & H
Highest Paying City
Cupertino, CA
Highest Paying State
Alaska
Avg Experience Level
2.6 years
How much does a Peoplesoft Consultant make at top companies?
The national average salary for a Peoplesoft Consultant in the United States is $89,090 per year or $43 per hour. Those in the bottom 10 percent make under $65,000 a year, and the top 10 percent make over $121,000.

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Peoplesoft Consultant IBM India Private Limited Reston, VA May 23, 2016 $84,152
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Peoplesoft Consultant Prime Software Technologies, Inc. Philadelphia, PA Aug 06, 2016 $81,619
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Top Skills for A Peoplesoft Consultant

  1. SQR
  2. Peoplesoft
  3. NA Payroll
You can check out examples of real life uses of top skills on resumes here:
  • Created Run control page and a SQR process which let users close contracts and future releases associated with the contract.
  • Customized PeopleSoft system using PeopleTools and PeopleCode to enhance panels and records according to client requirements.
  • Prepared the Mapping Template for the conversion team with the mapping rules for each and every NA Payroll record.
  • Identified opportunities for business process improvement through various meetings with business users and developers and initiated efforts to make improvements.
  • Involved in in-flight releases, business requirements, development of functional and technical specification, development and support.

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Peoplesoft Consultant Demographics

Gender

Male

59.1%

Female

27.7%

Unknown

13.2%
Ethnicity

White

49.2%

Asian

24.2%

Black or African American

11.1%

Hispanic or Latino

10.5%

Unknown

4.8%
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Foreign Languages Spoken

French

16.7%

Spanish

16.7%

Chinese

8.3%

Ukrainian

8.3%

Russian

8.3%

Yiddish

8.3%

Dakota

8.3%

Polish

8.3%

Thai

8.3%

Arabic

8.3%
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Peoplesoft Consultant Education

Schools

University of Phoenix

10.8%

Georgia Institute of Technology -

8.4%

University of Texas at Dallas

6.0%

More Tech Institute

6.0%

Pace University - New York

6.0%

University of Maryland - University College

4.8%

University of Alabama

4.8%

San Jose State University

4.8%

Temple University

4.8%

Georgia State University

4.8%

George Mason University

4.8%

University of Georgia

4.8%

Eastern Michigan University

3.6%

University of South Florida

3.6%

Ferris State University

3.6%

Texas Tech University

3.6%

Loyola University of Chicago

3.6%

New York University

3.6%

Webster University

3.6%

American University

3.6%
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Majors

Computer Science

21.7%

Business

16.5%

Finance

6.4%

Electrical Engineering

6.4%

Accounting

5.6%

Information Technology

5.4%

Engineering

4.8%

Computer Applications

4.8%

Management Information Systems

4.5%

Computer Engineering

4.5%

Computer Information Systems

3.7%

Human Resources Management

2.5%

Electrical Engineering Technology

2.3%

Information Systems

2.3%

Management

1.9%

Project Management

1.7%

Business/Commerce

1.4%

Psychology

1.2%

Economics

1.2%

Mechanical Engineering

1.2%
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Degrees

Bachelors

54.8%

Masters

32.6%

Other

7.5%

Associate

2.3%

Certificate

1.9%

Doctorate

0.5%

Diploma

0.3%
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