PeopleSoft, once a high flyer owing to its congenial culture and slick ERP product, has unveiled a number of new, possibly revolutionary enterprise applications that it hopes will help it end a protracted dry season and put it back on the ERP top chart. The company has invested two years and over a half billion dollars to develop the product. It has now emerged with a new platform, a new set of products and a new attitude of lambasting competition.
As for potential customers, PeopleSoft remains a very strong contender in enterprise application selection processes within the following industries: utilities, healthcare, service providers, financial institutions, public sector, insurance, higher education and consumer packaged goods. It should be on a short list in any selection where HRMS system, financial modules, and e-business/self-service are the main pillars of an enterprise application. However, since the company has been touting the