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PeopleSoft on Client/Server and Database Issues
To address questions for a TEC customer, we interviewed PeopleSoft's Michael Daniels. The conversation covered issues in the areas of client/server architecture

unable to connect to database server  Analysis: Mr. Daniels was unable to answer this question immediately, but according to benchmarks recorded on their web site, PeopleSoft has been proven to handle 10,000 concurrent users against a UNIX system. Question: How does PeopleSoft handle configuration/change management? Mr. Daniels: PeopleSoft leaves the changes in the test database, then they can be moved to the other system with the project relationships kept in place. SAP extracts ABAP into binary code then puts it in a queue to be manually

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Warehouse Management Systems (WMS)

A warehouse management system (WMS) should provide database and user-level tools in order for a company to optimize its storage facilities while at the same time providing user level task direction and activity support. The WMS should enable warehouse operators to optimize pick, put-away, and replenishment functions by employing powerful system logic to select the best locations and sequences. 

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