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.
(with the support for Unicode, yet to be delivered by competitors en mass), with embedded security, and founded on open technology (e.g., XML, SOAP, UDDI, Java, etc), with PeopleSoft's wholehearted endorsement of Web services. Also, PeopleSoft's architecture should challenge competitors' offerings with advanced homegrown XML messaging hub middleware called PeopleSoft Integration Broker , and application programming interfaces (APIs) options that promise to ease bi-directional integration (either via