In PeopleSoft’s case, the fact remains that it is still the best-attuned offering (in terms of pricing, vertical extensions, customizability, professional service approach, etc.) to the needs of large, service-oriented enterprises, or for ‘greenfield’ sites. However, to put things in the right perspective, one should bear in mind that PeopleSoft’s license revenue in 2001 was still less than the corresponding revenue in 1998, back when the company was only a HRMS/ERP player.
the full suite. Furthermore, PeopleSoft has possibly the strongest product technology in terms of support for almost all industry relevant OS and DB platforms and/or middleware standards and in terms of scalability & performance metrics, system monitoring & load balancing (e.g., by using BEA Systems' Tuxedo Monitor tool), backup & recovery issues, authentication, and authorization & transaction security issues. However, although the above offering is formidable, it may still not offer obvious