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PeopleSoft licence revenue up by 40%

PeopleSoft licence revenue up by 40% in Q2 2000 over Q2 1999
New wins include largest PeopleSoft eProcurement customer in Asia Pacific

AUCKLAND – July 21, 2000 - The second quarter of 2000 saw continued growth for PeopleSoft Asia Pacific with the region on track to achieve its forecast of 30 per cent annual growth. Licence revenue increased by 40 per cent, service revenue increased by 19 per cent and total revenue increased by 26 per cent, when compared with the second quarter of 1999.

“PeopleSoft Asia Pacific has enjoyed a very successful second quarter. We have won some of the most prestigious customers in the region and expanded our team to include a number of the industry’s leading executives,” commented Andrew Barkla, Regional Vice President, PeopleSoft Asia Pacific. “We are also undergoing rapid expansion in North Asia and have appointed Derek Sampson to drive this growth and lead our CRM business throughout Asia.”

In Australia, key appointments during the second quarter included Jeff Wareing as National Business Solutions Manager and Rob Bild as Southern Region Sales Director. In New Zealand, Stewart Gibbs was appointed as PeopleSoft’s Branch Manager.

Customer Relationship Management gains momentum at PeopleSoft

PeopleSoft has welcomed a number of new customers for its Vantive suite of Customer Relationship Management (CRM) solutions including New South Wales police service (NSW Police) in Australia.

NSW Police has purchased Vantive Support for its Police Administration Line (PAL). The PAL was developed to provide advice and take calls from the public about non-emergency incidents and will be operating during the Olympic Games in Sydney this September. Vantive Support will provide a rapid call centre response to assist PAL operators to gather data and respond to calls.

PeopleSoft also welcomed Steve Proctor as CRM Sales Director and Sunny Kumar as CRM Consulting Manager during the quarter in review. The CRM solutions team grew by 75 per cent during the second quarter alone and this rate of growth is expected to continue during the third quarter of 2000.

PeopleSoft continues HRMS leadership

PeopleSoft continues to strengthen its leadership in Human Resources Management Systems (HRMS) through its focus on providing software that is employee-focused. Further proof for this market leading position was demonstrated in Q2 2000 with new customers purchasing PeopleSoft HRMS and current customers extending their projects.

In Australia, Vodafone purchased PeopleSoft HRMS and in New Zealand, the University of Canterbury migrated to PeopleSoft HRMS to support its 1300 strong workforce.

PeopleSoft strengthened its Asia Pacific HRMS team during the second quarter with the appointment of Tom Shields as Global Vice President for HRMS Development, the appointment of James Finlay to HRMS Product Marketing Manager, and the promotion of Kathy Bryant to Director of Product Strategy for HRMS in Asia Pacific.

PeopleSoft Financials succeeds in telecommunications

Virgin Mobile, a new Australian mobile telecommunications company, selected PeopleSoft Financials in the second quarter, in addition to other PeopleSoft solutions to manage the company’s distribution and manufacturing.

In Asia, Companhia de Telecomunicações de Macau SARL (CTM), a joint venture between Cable & Wireless, the Portugal Telecom Group and CITIC Pacific Limited, purchased PeopleSoft Financials. CTM is the sole provider of telecommunications to Macau and the New Territories in China and is PeopleSoft’s first customer in Macau.

PeopleSoft eProcurement announces largest Asia Pacific customer

AMP purchased PeopleSoft eProcurement to transform its corporate-wide purchasing capabilities and systems. The deal makes AMP PeopleSoft’s largest eProcurement customer in the region.

The eProcurement system will enable AMP employees to purchase 20 commodities for business purposes at highly competitive terms from their desktop computer. These commodities range from stationery to car hire to recruitment. The system will provide AMP staff with access to the catalogues of preferred suppliers and enable them to quickly and efficiently search, order and initiate payment for goods and services.

AMP Chief Financial Officer, Marc de Cure, said: “The benefits of this large scale system will be reduced process costs, a faster more efficient service for both AMP and its suppliers, as well as an enhanced ability to control and track purchases and monitor expenditure.”

New Customer for PeopleSoft Enterprise Performance Management

The largest bank in the South East Asian region, the Development Bank of Singapore, has purchased a number of PeopleSoft Enterprise Performance Management (EPM) solutions to complement its existing PeopleSoft Financials and PeopleSoft HRMS solutions. EPM is the first product to be released in the PeopleSoft 8 suite of pure Internet eBusiness applications.

PeopleSoft’s EPM solutions - Funds Transfer Pricing, Analytics, Activity-based Management Analytics and Financial Workbench - will be implemented in the Development Bank of Singapore’s offices throughout South East Asia in conjunction with PricewaterhouseCoopers.

About PeopleSoft
PeopleSoft is the world’s leading provider of eBusiness applications that enable people - customers, employees, and suppliers - to power the Internet. PeopleSoft’s pure Internet Customer Relationship Management, Supply Chain Management, and Enterprise Management solutions provide the industry’s most open and flexible e-commerce platform. PeopleSoft employs more than 7,000 people worldwide, including 2,400 eBusiness consultants. More than 4,500 organisations in 107 countries run on PeopleSoft eBusiness applications.

PeopleSoft began operations in Asia Pacific in 1993 and now has offices in Sydney, Melbourne, Canberra, Perth, Brisbane, Adelaide, Auckland, Wellington, 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, 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

Media information:
Imogen Riley Peter Hennessey
PeopleSoft Botica Conroy & Associates
Phone: +61 2 9413 0120 Phone: +64 9 303 3962
Fax: +61 2 9413 0001 Fax: +64 9 303 3610
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Imogen_Riley@peoplesoft.com peterh@bca.co.nz


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