PeopleSoft, once a high flyer owing to its congenial culture and slick ERP product, has invested two years and over a half billion dollars to develop a number of new, Internet-based enterprise applications that have apparently propelled it back on the enterprise applications top chart. It has now emerged with a pure Internet platform, a new set of products and a new assertive attitude that will prompt strong retaliatory actions from the competition.
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PeopleSoft also launched its in-house application service provider (ASP) offering, eCenter , and an online trading exchange, PeopleSoft MarketPlace . The major development in 2000 was the delivery of PeopleSoft 8 , which represented a generational shift to the Internet in its software architecture. Despite broadening its product portfolio, PeopleSoft generates more than 70% of its revenue from services that include software maintenance and support, customer education and training, and consulting. By the