|Navigator exposed from the NavBar|
- Auto-expand the Navigator when expanding the Navbar and
- Showing the breadcrumb path in the Navigator.
Let's start with a review of Self-Service. With a complete Self-Service Fluid rollout, do you need to use the Navigator to launch any Self-Service functionality? No. Every Self-Service transaction is available from a tile. Consider Personal Details. When an HCM Self-Service user launches Personal Details from a tile, PeopleSoft opens a WorkCenter-like experience, allowing the user to navigate through the Personal Details components using a left-hand sidebar. Again, did we need the Navigator for any of this functionality? No. But that was Fluid. What about Classic? In PeopleSoft HCM PUM 29 there are 400+ Fluid components and nearly 7,000 Classic components. How would you navigate to those 7,000 Classic components without the Navigator? Classic components predate Fluid and therefore aren't represented by tiles. Imagine if they were? How many homepages would you need to house 7,000 tiles? How many tiles would you have per homepage? Too many! So we use the navigator... but wait!
Let's review the list of Fluid navigation options:
- Navigation Collections (published as tiles)
- Related Actions
- Activity Guides (Fluid, optimized as well as HCM ESS Activity Guides with categories)
- WorkCenters (Enterprise Components Fluid WorkCenters or Classic WorkCenters)
- Side page 1
- Two-panel layout
Many of these options are configurable and do not require Application Designer (Developer not required).
|Fluid WorkCenter (Master/Detail) with Classic+ Components|
Here is how I believe Fluid navigation should work. Keep in mind that Fluid navigation spans both Classic and Fluid components. Fluid navigation is not just for Fluid Components.
- Homepages should be role based. My homepage collection should depend on the hats I wear in my organization.
- Within each homepage, I should have business process-based tiles. These tiles should launch WorkCenter-like Navigation Collections, Activity Guides, and so on. For example, if I am a PeopleSoft developer, then I should see a tile for managing security. When launched, that security tile will display a left-hand panel for navigating within the Security business process. If I manage payroll, then I might expect to find a tile labeled "Payroll WorkCenter USA" that includes navigation for all of the components associated with the Payroll business process. Remember, the items in the left-hand sidebar of a Navigation Collection or WorkCenter may be a combination of Classic, Classic +, and Fluid.
- From certain transaction pages, I should see Related Actions that allow me to drill from one transaction to a related transaction.
|Role-based homepage with business process-based tiles|
|Related Actions that drill from one component to another|