Business SW Boasts Open Architecture

A true client/server business application, PeopleSoft 5 includes eight new integrated applications for accounting, distribution and human resource management: Budgets, Billing, Project Costing, Order Management, DRP, Inventory, Pension Administration and Time and Labor.

Delrina, IBM and Lotus, among others, have signed on as Open Workflow Partners, offering third-party solutions to streamline business tasks and reduce paperwork. Lotus Notes customers, for example, will be able to interact seamlessly with PeopleSoft applications.

PeopleSoft 5 also expands platform options by supporting the IBM DB2 relational database for AIX. Other enhancements are improved volume processing, an enriched GUI, compatibility with Windows 95 and NT, new process-oriented menus and PeopleBooks documentation.

Pricing for each module varies depending on size of the organization, number of sites and users, and modules licensed. PeopleSoft, Inc., Pleasanton, CA, (510) 225-3000,

This article originally appeared in the 06/01/1996 issue of THE Journal.