The typical mid-market company that has roughly $350 million in annual revenue, has not fully automated its business processes, and would gladly give up its legacy systems if everything could work from one server, and give the executives the information they need in the process. Another opinion in the dilemma - the one-stop shop versus best-of breed concept.
However, according to the PeopleTools 8.4 Hardware and Software Requirements document, the client machine for a PeopleTools power user must include almost 650 MB of data, (e.g., Microsoft Office, financial budgeting, supply chain planning applications, Visio [used for workflow], Cognos, ESSBASE, and NetExpress Cobol Version 3). Additionally, Peoplesoft's architecture is inefficient and not integrated. PeopleSoft has four different data models: one for HR, one for financials and manufacturing, one for