PeopleSoft Rolls Out Mid-Market Software

New suite promises to automate business processes for companies with annual revenues of $50 million to $500 million.

PeopleSoft Inc. on Monday introduced a new suite of enterprise resource planning software designed to automated the gamut of horizontal business processes for midsize companies.

The PeopleSoft Mid-Market Solutions includes 13 modules and is sold with a fixed price that includes unlimited user licenses, training and implementation services.

The modules automate defined business processes. For instance, the Financial Management module automates the process of recording, transforming, closing and measuring financial data, and the Sourcing module automates the process of sourcing and settling of goods and services.

Other modules address resource and project management; sales and marketing; service; procurement; fulfillment; manufacturing; payroll and compensation, officials said.

To enable companies to link the new modules to non-PeopleSoft software, the suite includes a module called AppConnect that integrates systems via APIs, people using a portal, and data via reporting.

The applications include pre-loaded data tables configured for particular verticals. The tables may include things like user roles, but are configurable to individual businesses.

Officials at PeopleSoft, in Pleasanton, Calif., said they have a full migration path for users who want to move from the companys earlier small business software to the new modules.

"This is not a separate code line, we invested in the tools and templates to provide these seamlessly," said Jeffrey Read, vice president and general manager of PeopleSoft Mid-Market.

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