Stony Brook University uses PeopleSoft as its core administrative system for managing Financial, Human Resources and Student Administration operations.

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PeopleSoft Databases

Campus Solutions (CS)

Student Administration:
• Admissions
• Catalog and Scheduling
• Financial Aid
• Student Financials
• Student Records and Registration

Human Capital Management (HCM)

• Human Resources

• Campus Budget Module


• Stony Brook Foundation

• Faculty Student Association

PeopleSoft Split FAQs

How do I access the PeopleSoft Administrative system?

Human Capital Management/Campus Budget Information:

If you work primarily with Human Resources/Employee-related information or Campus Budget Module information, go to the HCM database:

Campus Solutions:

If you work primarily with Campus Community/Student/Course-related information, go to the CS database:

How do I access SOLAR?

There is no change. Go to and click the link to sign in.

What if I use both HCM and CS?

The two databases are synchronized. Log into the one you primarily work in and you will see all of the menus that you have access to regardless of which database they reside in. The only exception is the Process Monitor, Report Manager and Query Manager.  Each database has its own. So, for instance, if you run a CS process you will only see it in the CS Process Monitor. To make this easier we provided menu items to each Process Monitor (CS and HCM), Report Manager (CS and HCM) and Query Manager (CS and HCM). 

How do I know which database I'm in?

From a PeopleSoft page, press Ctrl+J or Shift+Ctrl+J to display database information.

Where should I run my processes?

Run them in the database instance you are currently working in, CS or HCM.

Where should I run my queries?

Run your queries as you normally would.  If you cannot find your query in the Query Manager, check the Query Manager in the other database, HCM or CS.

What if the same query shows different results on different systems?

Issues with the data that you see in your queries will be addressed by University Information Systems.  Contact them for assistance.

Where should I run my reports?

Human Resources reports must be run in the HCM database and Campus Solutions reports must be run in the CS database. Budget Module reports are run in the HCM database.

If I change my PeopleSoft password in one database do I need to change it in the other?

No. Password changes apply to both databases. You only need one password.

Will I lose my PeopleSoft Favorites?

No. Your Favorites within PeopleSoft will be preserved.

What about the URLs and pages I have saved in my browser favorites/bookmarks?

You should remove all of your old favorites/bookmarks and add the new one. We recommend that you use the Favorites within PeopleSoft to bookmark the pages that you use most frequently.

What if a pop-up doesn’t appear?

Some reports or windows within PeopleSoft are considered pop-ups. You may have to change your browser settings to allow pop-ups from the new PeopleSoft URLs. 

Do I have to clear my cache before using PeopleSoft or SOLAR after the PeopleSoft Split?

This should not be necessary, but clearing your cache might help when you're trying to resolve an issue. 

How do I report a problem?

Problems can be reported online using the DoIT Help Portal or by calling Client Support at 632-9800.

What type of data is synchronized between CS and HCM?

Person, workforce, and security data.

Is data synced in real-time?

Yes. During periods of peak activity there may be a slight delay. If there appear to be problems or unusual delays, see your University Information Systems contact.

Do I need to do anything special to sync data after I've updated it?

No. We are using standard 'asynchronous' messaging, commonly known as "Publish/Fire and Forget."

What should I do if I see my data is not synchronized between CS and HCM?

There may be a problem with data that needs to be addressed by the business department. University Information Systems can assist with getting the data in sync.

Can I have two Peoplesoft databases open at the same time in the same browser?

Yes, but only if you have each open in it's own "session". For instance, you can open the CS database in one session and the HCM database in a different session. Or, SOLAR in one session and HCM in another. Do not open a new window or open a new tab.

Need Assistance?

Client Support

  • (631) 632-9800