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PeopleSoft Appoints New Education Services Manager

Auckland, 21 August 2001 - PeopleSoft today announced the appointment of Craig Simon to the role of Education Services Manager, PeopleSoft Australia and New Zealand. PeopleSoft Education Services is the only certified provider of PeopleSoft product training, offering over 100 different class options.

Based in Sydney, Mr Simon will direct the region’s education team, where his key responsibility will be to manage all aspects of education services, including the delivery of web-based technical training, onsite end user training, customised courses and traditional classroom style tuition to all customers.

Mr Simon will also leveraging his extensive industry experience and work with PeopleSoft customers across the region throughout the planning, implementation, production and enhancement phases of the system life cycle. This training delivers the depth and breadth of education required by organisations to quickly leverage PeopleSoft’s system capabilities, minimise overall operational cost and achieve maximum return and productivity.

Commenting on his appointment Mr Simon said, “My primary focus will be to develop relationships with existing local customers, whilst providing support and building education solutions that solve customer problems.”

Mr Simon joins PeopleSoft with several years’ experience in the education and IT industry. Mr Simon was previously National Sales Manager for Sun Microsystems’ Sun Educational Services, where he was responsible for the sales team and all sales activities within educational services.
Prior to Sun, Mr Simon was National Education Manager, Australia and New Zealand for Claris Software. In this role he was responsible for the sales and marketing perspective of all Claris products for the education industry, including K–12 and the Higher Education space.

About PeopleSoft Education
PeopleSoft Education provides trainers with the deepest and most insightful knowledge of PeopleSoft applications gained from access to information and resources only available within PeopleSoft. PeopleSoft Education Services is the largest training organisation focused purely on PeopleSoft solutions, with the widest training curriculum for PeopleSoft applications and the greatest investment of resources. This ensures the most comprehensive skillset and strongest knowledge base in PeopleSoft applications available in the market.

About PeopleSoft
PeopleSoft is a world leader in providing eBusiness applications that enable people - customers, suppliers and employees - 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 8,500 people worldwide, including 2,400 eBusiness consultants. More than 4,700 organisations in 107 countries run on PeopleSoft eBusiness applications. Visit us at

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. It’s customers include AAP, AMP, ANZ, Australian National University, Australian Stock Exchange, Bangkok General Hospital, Coles Myer, Department of Defence, Eastern Energy, Ford, Foxtel, Government of Singapore Investments Corporation, HSBC Holdings, John Fairfax Holdings, Mass Transit Railway Corporation (MTRC) Hong Kong, National Mutual Health Insurance, NZ Police, NZ Post, UNITEC, Reserve Bank of Australia, Reding Paper Products, Transfield Pty Ltd, University of NSW, Hewlett-Packard, Citibank, AMD, DBS Bank, PSA Corporation, Singapore Ministry of Finance, Morrison Express, Singtel, Starhub, Tenaga Nasional, Telekom Malaysia and Swire Properties.

PeopleSoft and the PeopleSoft logo are registered trademarks. All other company and product names may be trademarks of their respective owners. Copyright © 2001 PeopleSoft, Inc. All rights reserved.

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