We at Astute, understand the business needs very well and also understand the importance and magnitude of Customer’s perspective.We know this because we have recently undertaken similar journeys for other clients who have upgraded to PeopleTools 8.54/8.55. While each of these experiences has been unique, the common theme among all of them has been our market-leading services and solutions on Fluid UI which includes Astute’s own proprietary tool FasTest, which is Fluid UI enabled in Tools 8.54 and 8.55. Furthermore, Astute has helped these clients develop custom Fluid UI based solutions such as reporting dashboards and self-service applications.


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During the training session and for a period of one week after, Astute shall provide Trainees access to the latest PeopleSoft FSCM or HCM application patched to the most current  PI and PeopleTools patch for Trainees to train on Fluid UI. We also will provide the latest links and updates which Oracle releases.

  • Astute’s training instances are created using PeopleSoft Cloud Architecture Deployment Packages and automated with Puppet and Automated Configuration Manager (ACM).

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Below are some important links that could be helpful when learning and developing PeopleSoft Fluid Applications




  • Fluid UI best Practices (DocID 2136404.1)
    • Must have document
  • PeopleSoft Fluid User Interface Documentation Updates (Doc ID 1909955.1)
  • White-paper: Converting Classic PIA Components to PeopleSoft Fluid Interface (Doc ID 1984833.1)
  • Whitepaper: CSS Guide for PeopleSoft Fluid User Interface (Doc ID 1909955.1)
    • This is an important document that you will want to keep handy as it has some documentation of the CSS classes that are delivered and how they should be used.
  • PeopleSoft Fluid User Interface and Navigation Standards White Papers (Doc ID 2063602.1)
    • There are some very important whitepapers that you should read and study very carefully. It has some design conventions about how to design fluid pages. It does not go into the detail as much as I would like but these are important reads.
    • For some reason, Oracle created 11 separate documents for these topics. These really need to be pushed into PeopleBooks or consolidated.
    • These are also available at the Fluid UX Documentation Site


Astute believes that Customer can get the best out of from Fluid UI if he gets an access to the right information resource. Hence Astute has provided the following resource sets for its customers to read so that they don’t waste their time in searching for it.

Resource Set 1


  • Dan Sticka wrote two really excellent books on Fluid. They are thorough and lead you through all the nuances of fluid (there are many). You need to buy these and read them. Dan provides excellent documentation and examples.
  • PeopleSoft PeopleTools: Mobile Applications Development by Jim Marion
    • This book has a basic Fluid UI introduction. It does not go into a deep-dive into fluid development. If you are looking for a deep-dive into fluid this book is not the correct place to look.
    • This book covers a bunch of topics at a very high level including Fluid, MAP and MAF. These are all very complex topics that all required many books on their own. So you should treat this book as an overview of all those technologies and they will give you and understanding of the pieces for each. Then from there you can deep dive into the appropriate topic.

PeopleBooks Sections

PeopleSoft online Help – Fluid User Interface Developer’s Guide

Important Web Design Links

Resource Set 2

Flex Box

PeopleSoft Fluid UI uses the CSS Flex Box Layout. You need to understand the Flex Box and CSS in general.

Additional PeopleSoft Topics

  • PeopleSoft Topics you need to potentially know
    • Pivot Grid – for Fluid Search
    • Oracle SES – For Fluid Search
      • The interesting thing here is the Oracle is no longer offering SES as a stand-alone product and will start integrating with ElasticSearch. However, SES will still be used for some Oracle products including PeopleSoft.

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