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.
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against rivals, such as SAP , Baan or IFS , which natively provide similar functionality, and against Siebel and i2 , which recently respectively partnered with PTC and EDS for similar purposes. The arrangement should position PeopleSoft better in its tackling of the discrete manufacturing market, partly by possible penetration of Agile's accounts and by both parties' focus on high-tech OEM and contract manufacturers. The above spate of product lifecycle management (PLM) functionality blending with other