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Peoplesoft Delivers “Supply Chain In A Box”

Pre-Assembled Solution Enables Rapid Deployment
of End-to-End Supply Chain


AUCKLAND, November 21, 2000 - PeopleSoft now delivers its comprehensive, pure internet supply chain solution in a box.

Today PeopleSoft announced PeopleSoft Supply Chain in a Box, the industry’s first pre-assembled pure internet supply chain solution which can be rapidly deployed.

PeopleSoft Supply Chain in a Box delivers seamlessly integrated applications for Customer Management, eCommerce, Order Fulfillment, Planning, and Supply Chain Analytics. The pre-assembled solution is architected for rapid eBusiness deployment. This gives businesses a full-scale, pure internet customer-to-supplier solution without the complexity and cost found in other traditional supply chain products on the market.

“PeopleSoft Supply Chain in a Box is a completely new way of implementing an end-to-end supply chain solution,” said Andrew Barkla, Regional Vice President, Asia Pacific. “This pre-assembled solution can begin paying back a customer’s investment immediately.”

Delivering Realtime Value from Customers to Suppliers
PeopleSoft Supply Chain in a Box automates businesses from customer to supplier, beginning with customer management functions such as managing sales leads all the way through planning, filling orders, and collecting cash. Integrated customer functions for full customer management include checking the status of orders, account balances, payment history, and ordering products all through the PeopleSoft Customer Portal. Sales people can also call up accurate product configuration and delivery promise dates from handheld devices.

Supply Chain in a box delivers integrated internet Supplier management applications such as sourcing, supply planning, account settlement, and product lifecycle management, all at a lower cost – delivered through the Supplier Portal. Also integrated out of the box is eProcurement, allowing one-stop shopping for both suppliers and internal buyers by through the central supply chain. All of the integrated customer and supplier functions come with full multi-currency and multi-lingual capabilities as well as integration with PeopleSoft MarketPlace, a comprehensive B2B trading network.

Ingenious Business Planning
PeopleSoft’s award-winning Supply Chain Analytics are a key component of the new supply chain solution. The ingenious applications enable businesses to evaluate customer and product profitably and analyse supplier performance. PeopleSoft Customer Insight, for example, allows businesses to identify their most profitable customers and products and optimise the supply chain for maximum return on investment.

Rapid Deployment Out of the Box
PeopleSoft’s solution includes rapid, high-quality implementation services. It leverages the PeopleSoft Compass methodology by PeopleSoft Consulting. PeopleSoft Compass is the industry’s only rapid deployment methodology specifically tailored for PeopleSoft 8. PeopleSoft Compass also tailors implementations to meet specific industry needs.


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

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

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