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PWC Extends PeopleSoft Consulting Practice

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PricewaterhouseCoopers Extends PeopleSoft Consulting Practice to Include PeopleSoft 8 CRM

Consultants Worldwide Ready to Implement Pure Internet CRM Software

Auckland – June 7, 2001 – PeopleSoft Inc. (Nasdaq: PSFT) and PricewaterhouseCoopers (PWC), the world’s largest professional services organisation, today announced that PWC will add PeopleSoft 8 CRM to its PeopleSoft management consulting solutions for clients worldwide.

By using its proprietary methodology and toolkit to implement PeopleSoft 8 CRM, PricewaterhouseCoopers will help companies become collaborative enterprises. Adding PeopleSoft 8 CRM to its management consulting solutions is another in a series of collaborative projects over the past 10 years between the two companies.
PricewaterhouseCoopers is the largest provider of PeopleSoft consulting services in the world. The consulting firm currently deploys many PeopleSoft applications including eProcurement, eRecruit, eBenefits and Human Resource Management Systems (HRMS).

“PricewaterhouseCoopers and PeopleSoft recognise that linking customers, suppliers, and employees in a collaborative network is the key to reducing costs and improving customer service,” said Tim Dietz, partner and global leader of the PeopleSoft Consulting Practice at PricewaterhouseCoopers. “With our global reach and success with clients in both CRM and PeopleSoft solutions, the PeopleSoft 8 CRM product is a natural fit.”

PeopleSoft Asia Pacific, Vice President, Andrew Barkla said, “PeopleSoft’s success in enabling companies to become collaborative enterprises is complemented by the strength of our implementation partners. One of our key partners – PricewaterhouseCoopers has expanded its PeopleSoft practice to include our proven pure internet CRM solution. The solution, PeopleSoft 8 CRM is a natural extension to a thriving 10-year relationship.”

With more than 1,800 consultants worldwide, PricewaterhouseCoopers' PeopleSoft Consulting practice serves 32 percent of the Global 500 companies that are implementing PeopleSoft solutions. To date, PricewaterhouseCoopers has helped more than 350 clients implement PeopleSoft business solutions.

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 8,000 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, 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.

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.

About PricewaterhouseCoopers
The Management Consulting Services practice of PricewaterhouseCoopers helps clients maximise their business performance by integrating strategic change, process improvements and technology solutions. Through a worldwide network of skills and resources, consultants manage complex projects with global capabilities and local knowledge, from strategy through implementation. PricewaterhouseCoopers ( is the world's largest professional services organization. Drawing on the knowledge and skills of more than 150,000 people in 150 countries, we help our clients solve complex business problems and measurably enhance their ability to build value, manage risk and improve performance in an Internet-enabled world. PricewaterhouseCoopers refers to the member firms of the worldwide PricewaterhouseCoopers organisation.

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