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Beacon Application Services Debuts BEAM Change V5; BEAM Change Achieves Oracle Validated Integration with Oracle’s PeopleSoft

Beacon Application Services Corporation, a Platinum level member of Oracle® PartnerNetwork (OPN), today announced BEAM Change Release 5.0, which enables organizations to achieve consistent and business-driven change, configuration and release management. In addition, it announced that it has achieved Oracle Validated Integration of BEAM Change with Oracle’s PeopleSoft 9.2.

BEAM Change
BEAM Change automates change control activities within the Oracle’s PeopleSoft application lifecycle, including migration workflows, impact analysis, database object and file migration, approvals, versioning, restore and auditing. It lets customers define and enforce customized migration workflows, approvals and separation of duties for each type of Oracle’s PeopleSoft Change (e.g., upgrade, patch, tax update) through an easy drag-and-drop interface. BEAM Change accepts user-defined PeopleSoft projects or updates provided by the PeopleSoft update manager.

Oracle Validated Integration
BEAM Change has achieved Oracle Validated Integration with PeopleSoft 9.2. To achieve Oracle Validated Integration, Oracle partners are required to meet a stringent set of requirements that are based on the needs and priorities of customers. This integration offers Beacon Application Services customers a centralized solution for migrating PeopleSoft projects. BEAM Change automates change control activities within the PeopleSoft application lifecycle, including migration workflows, impact analysis, database object and file migration, approvals, versioning, restore and auditing.

According to Dan Maude, president of Beacon Application Services, “Our solution provides robust automation to manage change projects, such as upgrades, patches, or tax updates to help lower lifecycle costs for PeopleSoft customers. Change control is a critical process in the PeopleSoft application lifecycle, which is why our customers rely on Beam Change.”

“Achieving Oracle Validated Integration gives our customers confidence that the integration between BEAM Change V5 and Oracle’s PeopleSoft 9.2 is functionally sound and performs as tested,” said Kevin O’Brien, senior director, ISV and SaaS Strategy, Oracle. “For solutions deployed on-premise, in the cloud, or both, Oracle Validated Integration applies a rigorous technical review and test process that helps to reduce deployment risk and improves the user experience of the partner’s integrated offering.”

The BEAM product line also includes BEAM Compare, (application and tools management for PeopleSoft) and BEAM Test (automated testing and impact analysis for Oracle’s PeopleSoft).

BEAM Change V5 is available immediately.

About Oracle Validated Integration
Oracle Validated Integration, available through the Oracle PartnerNetwork (OPN), gives customers confidence that the integration of complementary partner software products with Oracle Applications and specific Oracle Fusion Middleware solutions have been validated, and the products work together as designed. This can help customers reduce risk, improve system implementation cycles, and provide for smoother upgrades and simpler maintenance. Oracle Validated Integration applies a rigorous technical process to review partner integrations. Partners who have successfully completed the program are authorized to use the “Oracle Validated Integration” logo. For more information, please visit Oracle.com at http://www.oracle.com/us/partnerships/solutions/index.html.

About Oracle PartnerNetwork
Oracle PartnerNetwork (OPN) Specialized is the latest version of Oracle's partner program that provides partners with tools to better develop, sell and implement Oracle solutions. OPN Specialized offers resources to train and support specialized knowledge of Oracle products and solutions and has evolved to recognize Oracle's growing product portfolio, partner base and business opportunity. Key to the latest enhancements to OPN is the ability for partners to differentiate through Specializations. Specializations are achieved through competency development, business results, expertise and proven success. To find out more visit http://www.oracle.com/partners.

About Beacon Application Services (www.beaconservices.com/)
Beacon Application Services is a leading integrator of Oracle’s PeopleSoft Enterprise application software and provider of software tools for managing Oracle’s PeopleSoft applications and environments. With nearly 300 successful implementation and upgrade projects since 1992, Beacon has developed an outstanding reputation for customer satisfaction. Headquartered in Framingham, Mass., Beacon has more than 100 Certified Consultants nationwide focusing on Oracle’s PeopleSoft applications, including PeopleSoft Human Capital Management, PeopleSoft Financials and Supply Chain.

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