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Peoplesoft Launches Pioneering E-Learning Centre

Peoplesoft Launches Pioneering E-Learning Centre To Organisations Across New Zealand And Australia

PeopleSoft Education using web technologies to deliver training at
Internet speed

AUCKLAND, November 14, 2000 – PeopleSoft, a worldwide leader in eBusiness applications, today announced the launch of the PeopleSoft Knowledge Centre, an Internet-based e-learning service for organisations across New Zealand and Australia.

The PeopleSoft Knowledge Center offers an e-learning service that enables customers to learn and develop PeopleSoft skills at their own pace when and where it suits them via the Internet.

Initially PeopleSoft is launching a range of self-paced, web-based multimedia courses called ‘Skills on Demand’ that will be available on a ‘pay-per-use’ basis. A range of over 100 courses is already available, covering PeopleSoft 8, PeopleSoft 7.5, PeopleSoft Customer Relationship Management (CRM) and related third-party courses, such as Visual Basic, HTML, Internet, networking and SQL Server. The range of titles will expand rapidly and the service will be extended in the next year to include live webcasts and the development of a training portal.

Kate Gunn, PeopleSoft’s Education Services Manager for New Zealand and Australia, commented on the launch of the Knowledge Centre, “The PeopleSoft Knowledge Centre allows people to stay ahead by acquiring all the latest technical knowledge whenever they need it. The courses will enhance people’s knowledge of PeopleSoft’s eBusiness applications, enabling them to deploy and use them more quickly and effectively.”

PeopleSoft is offering a package starting at $A5,000 (plus GST) which includes approximately 20 course registrations. The service is sold on a pre-paid basis, with an average course costing in the region of $100 or less. With no extra costs for travel or accommodation, the PeopleSoft Knowledge Centre offers an extremely cost-effective form of training. PeopleSoft is also providing some free trial courses.

In addition to this launch, a new form of tutorial is being introduced – the ‘Live Web Cast’. An instructor in a PeopleSoft studio will be linked with students in remote locations ‘live’ and interactively – truly a classroom on the web. This will give all customers, wherever they are, access to the latest information and skills via concise, tightly focused webcast sessions.

Stewart Gibbs, New Zealand Manager, PeopleSoft said the Knowledge Centre enhances the future of training and support by providing a dynamic and economic extension to traditional teaching methods. “PeopleSoft’s online e-learning offerings are an effective way for anybody, at any time, in any place to keep their PeopleSoft skills up-to-date”.

Last year PeopleSoft trained over 90,000 people and results from a PeopleSoft survey concluded that 97% of the customers were either ‘satisfied’ or ‘very satisfied’ with the training received.

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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

PeopleSoft and the PeopleSoft logo are registered trademarks of PeopleSoft, Inc. All other company and product names may be trademarks of their respective owners. Copyright © 2000 PeopleSoft, Inc. All rights reserved.

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