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PeopleSoft Expands Partnership with Commerce One

AUCKLAND - March 30, 2000 - PeopleSoft and Commerce One (NASDAQ: CMRC) today announced a wide-ranging agreement enabling PeopleSoft to embed the CommerceOne MarketSiteTM Portal Solution into PeopleSoft’s next generation, Internet-based business-to-business trading exchanges powered by PeopleSoft Internet Architecture.

Under the agreement, PeopleSoft will also become the only eBusiness application provider in Commerce One’s Global Trading Web Advisory Council.

According to Andrew Barkla, Regional Vice President, PeopleSoft Asia Pacific, the agreement will have far-reaching benefits for Asia Pacific customers, enabling them to link into Commerce One’s global business-to-business trading network.

“Through Commerce One, PeopleSoft now has access to technology that allows true eBusiness collaboration. Organisations will soon be able to use PeopleSoft eBusiness applications to converge internal information with external content from exchanges built with Commerce One’s MarketSite technology.

“This will provide customers in the Asia Pacific region with opportunities to develop new partnerships with suppliers of goods and services from around the world and give them a competitive edge in the booming business-to-business eCommerce marketplace,” said Mr Barkla.

PeopleSoft trading exchanges will enable the creation of content-rich online trading communities that connect customers, suppliers and employees. Tightly integrated with PeopleSoft eBusiness applications, the exchanges will allow PeopleSoft customers to manage their business processes and participate in frictionless commerce, dramatically increasing efficiencies in business-to-business relationships.



The exchanges will be built upon the PeopleSoft Internet Architecture, one of the industry’s most powerful XML based open integration platforms, combined with the CommerceOne MarketSite business-to-business Portal Solution.

“PeopleSoft has the vision and the proven track record to provide its customers a powerful eMarketplace solution,” said Chuck Donchess, Executive Vice President and Chief Strategy Officer at Commerce One. “We believe that combining the Commerce One MarketSite Trading Solution with PeopleSoft’s expertise in business processes, business intelligence and strategic implementation services, brings enormous value to organisations that need to participate in business-to-business eCommerce quickly and cost-effectively.”

PeopleSoft’s selection as the only eBusiness application provider in the Global Trading Web, CommerceOne’s global business-to-business trading network, allows PeopleSoft to connect over 40,000,000 PeopleSoft eBusiness users to the Global Trading Web.

About Commerce One
Commerce One (Nasdaq: CMRC) is the leader in global e-commerce solutions for business. Through its products, portals and services, Commerce One creates access to worldwide markets, allowing anyone to buy from anyone, anytime, anywhere. The Commerce One Global Trading Web is the world's largest business-to-business trading community. Comprising many open e-marketplaces, the Global Trading Web provides unprecedented economies of scale for buying organisations, suppliers and service providers worldwide. Commerce One is located in Walnut Creek, Calif., and can be reached by phone at (800) 308-3838 or (925) 941-5000 or via the Internet at http://www.commerceone.com.

About PeopleSoft
PeopleSoft (Nasdaq:PSFT) is a world leader in enterprise application software. PeopleSoft provides eBusiness applications for customer relationship management, human resource management, financials, and supply chain, along with a range of industry-specific solutions. For more than 4,000 customers, PeopleSoft applications offer greater flexibility, rapid implementation, scalability across multiple databases and operating systems, and lower cost of ownership. Customers include some of the largest multi-national organisations in the world, as well as small- and medium-size businesses. All PeopleSoft software products are backed by PeopleSoft Advantage Customer Service, a comprehensive consulting, education and technical support program. Headquartered in Pleasanton, California, PeopleSoft (www.peoplesoft.com) employs more than 7,000 people and had 1999 revenues of US$1.4 billion.

PeopleSoft began operations in Asia Pacific in 1993 and now has offices in Auckland, Wellington, Sydney, Melbourne, Canberra, Perth, Brisbane, Adelaide, Singapore, Hong Kong and Malaysia. Its customers include AAP, AMP, Alcoa, Australian National University, Australian Stock Exchange, Coles Myer, Department of Defence, Eastern Energy, Ford, Foxtel, John Fairfax Holdings, Loy Yang Power, National Mutual Health Insurance, NZ Police, NZ Post, NZ UNITEC, Reserve Bank of Australia, Reding Paper Products, Transfield Pty Ltd, University of NSW, WA Department of Education and WA Petroleum, Hewlett-Packard, Citibank, AMD, DBS Bank, PSA Corporation, Singapore Ministry of Finance, Morrison Express, Singtel, Starhub, Tenaga Nasional, Telekom Malaysia and Swire Properties. For further information, please visit www.peoplesoft.com

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