PEOPLESOFT CLAIMS its new suite of internet ERP applications brings the prospect of all e-business being done online a step closer.
PeopleSoft 8 includes supply chain, customer relationship, financial and human resources solutions as well as a number of industry-specific applications.
But its most distinctive feature – and one which PeopleSoft hopes will allow it to steal a march on rivals such as Oracle -is that it is entirely internet-based, eliminating the need for any software on an access device other than a standard web-browser.
According to PeopleSoft, this will bring its customers considerable cost savings on their IT infrastructure and will offer users a range of benefits – not least the ability to access applications remotely from mobile phones and other web-friendly portable devices.
It claims the web-browser access makes applications far easier to navigate, and can be extended easily to selected users outside the organisation such as suppliers or customers.
As part of the launch the company also unveiled 59 newly developed e-business applications enabling collaboration with suppliers, customers and employees.
The US-based software company lists BP Amoco, Shell, Nissan and Kvaerner among its customers.
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