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PeopleSoft Gains Strong Partner Support

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PeopleSoft Gains Strong Partner Support for Next Generation
of Customer Relationship Management

Auckland, June 5, 2001  PeopleSoft today announced strong support from its key strategic partners for PeopleSoft 8 Customer Relationship Management (CRM) – the company’s pure internet CRM solution.

Powered by the PeopleSoft Internet Architecture, PeopleSoft 8 CRM is a new generation of CRM - the industry’s only solution to combine a pure internet technology with embedded analytics and open, seamless integration.

Commenting on the unveiling of PeopleSoft 8 CRM, John Humphreys, Chairman, KPMG Consulting Australia said, "it is evident that today's market place is based on the web and PeopleSoft's particular architecture provides organisations with the tools that they need to open the gateway to the future. I believe that PeopleSoft's next generation CRM solution will be attractive to a number of organisations as it will provide a medium in which to leverage the latest internet technologies in order to place greater focus on their customers. Within the Asia Pacific region, KPMG Consulting is an enthusiastic partner of PeopleSoft as is evidenced locally through KPMG Consulting's and PeopleSoft's leadership and alliance in the Financial Services and Telecommunications industries."

Dick McDonald, Managing Partner Asia Pacific CRM Practice for PricewaterhouseCoopers’ Management Consulting Services said, “PricewaterhouseCoopers is experiencing a high demand from customers and prospects for CRM solutions that provide the deployment flexibility and open integration that a pure internet solution can offer.
We are ready to assist customers and prospects selecting PeopleSoft 8 CRM to deliver a successful eCRM solution with rapid return on investment.”

Raj Mendes, Vice President Asia Pacific Customer Relationship Management Practice said, “With the launch of PeopleSoft 8 CRM, Cap Gemini Ernest & Young Asia Pacific and PeopleSoft plan to deliver CRM solutions that will help companies realise the full potential of serving their customers through a well planned and executed strategy.”

Andrew Barkla, Vice President PeopleSoft Asia Pacific commented, “Our partners have shown resounding support for our proven pure internet CRM solution. PeopleSoft 8 CRM is the next generation for CRM. Built on our pure internet architecture and combined with embedded analytics and seamless integration PeopleSoft 8 CRM provides organisations with dramatically lowered cost of ownership and increased collaboration.”

PeopleSoft 8 CRM is shipping June 29, and is the first solution to provide universal access anywhere in the world, at any time through portal technology.

The PeopleSoft 8 CRM suite includes Sales, Marketing, Field Service, HelpDesk and Interaction Management and Support applications.

PeopleSoft 8 CRM is distributed through Sales Technologies Limited in New Zealand.

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 8,000 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. Its customers include AAP, AMP, AXA, 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, NZ Police, NZ Post, UNITEC, Reserve Bank of Australia, Reding Paper Products, University of NSW, WA Department of Education, 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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