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PeopleSoft has announced it will integrate instant messaging capabilities from IBM, Microsoft and Yahoo! into its enterprise applications, making it the first enterprise applications vendor to enable instant messaging for secure real-time communication between participants in a business process.

According to Ray Kloss, Director Product Marketing and Industry Solutions, PeopleSoft, integrating PeopleSoft’s products and technology platform with leading instant messaging technologies will allow users to securely collaborate in real-time with customers, suppliers and partners.

“Instant messaging is becoming commonplace in office communications and is increasingly recognised as an important business tool that can speed up business processes,” said Mr Kloss. “The ability to exchange instant messages within applications and portal frameworks is becoming essential to improve business efficiency across the enterprise.”

Users will be able to leverage instant messaging features to determine whether or not a messaging partner is on-line and to forward instant messages to devices such as mobile phones.

Instant messaging capabilities from IBM and Yahoo! will be generally available worldwide in Q2. Instant messaging capabilities from Microsoft will be generally available in Q4.

About PeopleSoft PeopleSoft (Nasdaq: PSFT) is the world’s leading provider of application software for the real-time enterprise. PeopleSoft pure internet software enables organizations to reduce costs and increase productivity by directly connecting customers, suppliers, partners and employees to business processes on-line, in real time. PeopleSoft’s integrated, best-in-class applications include Customer Relationship Management, Supply Chain Management, Human Capital Management, Financial Management and Application Integration. Today more than 5,000 organisations in 140 countries run on PeopleSoft software. For more information, visit us at

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