PeopleSoft Financials version 8.4 installation was successfully finished and certified on June 12, 2002.  The installation took five and a half days with UD's IT department working closely with the installer from PeopleSoft.  The next phase will be to set up security for the demo database and to get the technical environment tuned properly for additional databases.  It is expected that the first two working databases, one for testing and another for development, will be available in 4 to 6 weeks (approx. mid to late July).  Meanwhile, the 8.4 PeopleBooks with the "search" feature operational are accessible from the UDFS web page for the project team members at  The project teams will use this phase to familiarize themselves with the new "pure internet" functionality of the 8.4 version through the online PeopleBooks.  In August, the plan is to setup the control tables for the general ledger, purchasing and accounts payable modules.  Then the work of actually developing UD's new financial system can begin.  The setup for the grants/projects, contracts, billing and accounts receivable modules will follow closely in late summer/early fall.