Peoplesoft has unveiled a new version of its business application suite, full of multinational capabilities that will refresh the company's attack on SAP?s stronghold worldwide.
Available in general release next month, the Peoplesoft 6 suite of client/server applications will include support for multilanguage, multibook and multicurrency processing. It will also include 11 new applications for distribution, financial, and human resources management.
The new architecture employs Tuxedo middleware technology from BEA Systems as an application server, allowing Peoplesoft to become a three-tiered system for the first time.
?Previously Peoplesoft was locked out of major business because its software could not support multinationals," said Tom Gormely, a senior analyst with Forrester Research.
Now the software is structured in such a way that core functions and best business practices that are applicable to a company in any region reside on the architecture's bottom and middle layers, leaving a top layer free that can be customised to address local variations such as tax or currency requirements.
Over 200 current Peoplesoft customers are planning to upgrade to Peoplesoft 6, including Bell Atlantic, CPC International and Oral B. Pricing for all Peoplesoft products starts at $100,000 per application.
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