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PeopleSoft 8 Pure Internet Applications On IBM DB2


PeopleSoft 8 Pure Internet Applications Ship on
IBM’s DB2 Universal Database

AUCKLAND - October 24, 2000 – PeopleSoft today announced that PeopleSoft 8 pure internet applications are available on IBM’s DB2 Universal Database.

The pure internet eBusiness solution, which began shipping across Asia Pacific earlier this month, delivers enhanced performance, scalability, reliability and customer care at a lower cost of ownership. The solution is available on a variety of platforms, including Windows 2000 and NT, AIX and OS/390, Linux, HP-UX, and Sun Solaris.

“PeopleSoft eBusiness applications on DB2 will provide customers with the ability to deploy a single eBusiness platform configuration of proven technology on their choice of the leading server operating environments,” said Carl Olofson, IDC’s Program Director, Application Development and Deployment Software. “The companies’ joint development efforts and their eBusiness consulting expertise will offer comprehensive, flexible solutions to joint customers.”

Launched in July, PeopleSoft 8 marks the largest technological advance in enterprise software in more than a decade. eBusiness software with no code on the client, the suite includes Supply Chain Management, Human Resource Management and Financials applications.

“The flexibility, scalability, and outstanding price and performance of DB2 is unmatched by the competition,” said Katrina Troughton, Business Unit Executive, Data Management Software, IBM Asia Pacific. “The combination of DB2 Universal Database and PeopleSoft 8 will help drive the transformation of companies into highly competitive eBusinesses.”

“With PeopleSoft 8 pure internet applications now shipping, PeopleSoft is positioned to dominate the eBusiness applications market,” said Andrew Barkla, Vice President PeopleSoft Asia Pacific. “The scalability and performance of the DB2 platform further solidifies PeopleSoft’s lead, and gives emerging eBusinesses a solid foundation for continued growth.”

About PeopleSoft
PeopleSoft is a world leader in providing 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 7,900 people worldwide, including 2,400 eBusiness consultants. More than 4,600 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, 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, 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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