“PEOPLESOFT”

HISTORY
Founded in 1987 by “David Duffield” and “Ken Morris”, PeopleSoft was originally headquartered in “Walnut Creek, California” before moving to “Pleasanton, California”. Duffield envisioned a client-server version of Integral Systems' popular mainframe HRMS package. Once Integral declined development, Duffield was released to pursue this endeavor on his own, and PeopleSoft was born. PeopleSoft version 1, released in the late 1980s, was the first fully-integrated, robust clientserver HRMS application suite. PeopleSoft expanded its product range to include a Financials Module in 1992-3, Distribution in 1994-5, and Manufacturing in 1996 (via the Red Pepper Acquisition). The company acquired “J.D. Edwards” in 2003. To differentiate its former product line with those of Edwards, PeopleSoft renamed both product lines. In January 2005, PeopleSoft was acquired by “Oracle Corporation”.

PeopleTools Application Lifecycle Management
Application Lifecycle Management (LCM) within PeopleTools provides the tools and processes associated with implementing, managing, maintaining and upgrading the PeopleSoft Enterprise applications. A host of tools are provided that reduce the complexity as well as automate as many of the tasks associated with operating a PeopleSoft application.

Benefits
 Reduce the total cost of ownership through robust application management tools • • • Setup Manager Data Archive Manager Change Impact Analyzer

 Streamline system maintenance by automating lifecycle management processes • Change Assistant

 Deliver a superior ownership experience with improvements in performance and supportability • • PeopleSoft Performance Monitor Enterprise Manager Application Pack for PeopleSoft

PRODUCT DESIGN:
Applications

PeopleSoft's product suite (also branded PeopleSoft) was initially based on a “clientserver” architecture. The entire software suite moved to a web-centric design called “Pure Internet Architecture (PIA)” with the release of PeopleSoft Version 8. The new format allowed all of a company's business functions to be accessed and run on a web browser. Originally, a small number of security and system setup functions still needed to be performed on a fat client machine; however, this is no longer the case. One important feature of PeopleSoft's PIA is that no code is required on the client - there is no need for additional “plugins”, or JVMs such as the Jinitiator required for older Oracle Applications.

Development platform

The architecture is built around PeopleSoft’s proprietary PeopleTools technology (development platform similar to a 4GL). PeopleTools includes many different components a developer needs to create Web-based application using a SQL database: a scripting language called PeopleCode, design tools to define various types of metadata, standard security structure, and batch processing tools.

The metadata describes data for user interfaces, tables, messages, security, navigation, portals, etc. The benefit of creating their own development platform allowed PeopleSoft applications to run on top of many different operating systems and database platforms. Currently, it is not tied to any specific database platform.[1] PeopleSoft implementations exist or have existed on Oracle, Microsoft SQL Server, Informix, Sybase, IBM DB2 (including its z/OS, Unix and OS/400 variant s), Oracle Rdb and HP AllBase/SQL.

All of PeopleSoft modules (Human Resources, Supply Chain, Financials, CRM, etc.) are built with PeopleTools technology, an advantage being that all the code which makes up a module can be customized to suit a company’s business needs.

PeopleSoft MODULES:
• • • • Peoplesoft CRM Peoplesoft EPM Peoplesoft Financials Peoplesoft SCM

PeopleSoft CRM(Customer Relationship Management):

PeopleSoft Enterprise Customer Relationship Management (CRM) delivers "CRM for You"—solutions that have been tailored to fit your industry business processes, your customer strategies, and your success criteria. PeopleSoft Enterprise Customer Relationship Management is a family of applications in Oracle's PeopleSoft Enterprise product suite.

 BENEFITS

 Fits your industry and business processes: Deploy a solution that delivers built-in best practices specific to your industry, the most flexible customer data model on the market today, and a highly configurable, tightly integrated platform, ensuring that solutions will be fast to implement. The result is less configuration, less customization, and less integration.

 Fits your customer strategies and imperatives: Plan and execute differentiated customer strategies and take intelligent action across all of your channels. Gain visibility into customer performance and plan precise strategies that grow value. Set value targets for each customer segment and track ongoing performance in real time. Define customer value propositions that are both differentiated and appropriate for the potential value.

 Fits your timeline, budget, and user expectations: Leverage unparalleled usability and performance to reduce your total cost of ownership and increase operational efficiency. PeopleSoft CRM Enterprise has set the bar for delivering a better customer experience: - 36 percent improvement in usability. - 30 percent improvement in performance. - 49 percent faster to install. - 26 percent less time to implement.

PeopleSoft EPM(Enterprise Performance Management):

PeopleSoft EPM is a leading solution among higher education, healthcare, banking, and public sector institutions "The tight integration between EPM and PeopleSoft applications is very attractive to customers that want a single, standard platform for information." "Our old budgeting system was not integrated. With PeopleSoft, we now have an integrated platform and a common approach to our budgeting process. Now we can do both position and employee budgeting, using source data from our payroll and HR applications, and that's a huge win for us." Bob Gannon, Chief Financial Officer, City of Winnipeg

ONLY ORACLE OFFERS THESE TANGIBLE BENEFITS:

Leverage To uniquely enable you to: With these Peoplesoft EPM Solutions Corporate Performance Management Make the right investments in products, people, projects and processes Continuously assess operational performance based on key performance indicators and historical trends Adjust strategies as needed to achieve organizational goals Deliver information to all levels within the organization so that every employee can see how he or she is contributing to the overall success of the company Capture enterprise-wide planning and budgeting in a single model Analyze customer and product profitability in real-time

PeopleSoft EPM Customers Enjoy Tangible Benefits:
• • • • Reduce month-end close from weeks to days to achieve best-in-class status against industry standards Consolidate the financials from thousands of groups worldwide and report the numbers to Wall Street Consolidate direct and indirect spend from PeopleSoft, legacy, and SAP systems to save millions of dollars Capture millions of customer instruments monthly for profitability and risk analysis

• PEOPLESOFT FINANCIALS
Today's finance departments are scrambling to meet multiple compliance deadlines even as investor demands for improved earnings remain high. Meet these challenges and more with PeopleSoft Enterprise Financial Management. Achieve productivity gains, slash implementation time and costs, and significantly lower risks associated with human error, employee changes, and other factors. Financial Management is a solution in Oracle's PeopleSoft Enterprise Financial Management family of applications.
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Asset Lifecycle Management Asset Management Billing Cash Management CFO Portal Deal Management eBill Payment Enterprise Service Automation eSettlements Expenses Financial Analytics

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General Ledger Government Portal Internal Controls Enforcer Mobile Time and Expense Payables Planning and Budgeting Purchasing Receivables Risk Management Treasury

BENEFITS Total Ownership Experience: Be among the first to benefit from our corporate-wide initiative to transform all aspects of owning enterprise software. Best-practice enhancements: Leverage enhancements such as intelligent self-service, embedded analytics, XBRL and XML capabilities, and instant messaging. System-based controls for compliance: Internal controls such as workflow, three-way matching, and commitment control are all built right into the system. • PeopleSoft SCM (Supply Chain Management):

Oracle's PeopleSoft Enterprise Supply Chain Management (SCM) provides a cohesive yet flexible solution for the synchronized supply chain, driving efficiencies in cost savings over your entire supply chain—including your plan-to-produce and order-to-cash business processes. PeopleSoft Enterprise Supply Chain Management is a family of applications in Oracle's PeopleSoft Enterprise product suite.
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Customer Order Management Inventory and Fulfillment Management Manufacturing Solution Supply Chain Planning

BENEFITS • Extends your supply chain in real time by connecting suppliers and customers with company business processes. Provides integrated spend management for all categories of goods and services. Delivers embedded analytics to monitor supply chain performance and adjust as conditions and business goals shift.

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 PeopleSoft Enterprise PeopleTools - Tools and Technology PeopleSoft PeopleTools transforms the way organizations implement, use, and maintain PeopleSoft applications software. Since PeopleTools is the foundation for all PeopleSoft Enterprise Applications, it is an essential software management tool for all PeopleSoft customers. PeopleTools offers :• • • • • an automated, highly flexible development environment; integration and business modeling tools; world-class usability; and predictive, customer system-specific diagnostic and support tools

BENEFITS Technology Optimization • • • Integrate disparate applications with PeopleTools' services infrastructure Innovate through ongoing adoption of next generation technology Provide flexibility by retaining technology platform openness

Platform Stability & Product Growth • • • Enable customer driven enhancements and compelling features across all PeopleSoft applications Ensure greater product stability by enhancing core components of the PeopleTools platform Easily extend the solutions capabilities with development tools

Maintainability, Quality, & Performance • Reduce the total cost of ownership through robust application management tools

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Streamline system maintenance by automating lifecycle management processes Deliver a superior ownership experience with improvements in performance and supportability

Greater User Productivity • • • Continue investments in a strong user experience Extend functional processes through integration with desktop tools Provide the best information, to the right user, in a timely manner

Web Application: PeopleSoft Portal:
PeopleSoft Portal Solutions are web applications that provide people with information relevant to their specific roles inside—and outside—an organization. PeopleSoft takes deep domain expertise from its 12 years of creating enterprise systems and delivers it to your webtop in easyto-use portal solutions—leveraging information about employees in HR systems, customers in CRM and sales/logistics solutions, and suppliers in materials management products. PeopleSoft portals link to more than just your PeopleSoft applications. They also gather content from the outside world—connecting to worldwide marketplaces, and to non-PeopleSoft applications such as email, departmental intranet sites, and homegrown operational systems. In addition to providing rich content and efficient transactions for customers, employees, and suppliers, PeopleSoft Portal Solutions deliver a web experience tailored to the individual’s specific information needs—and to the contributions that individual is expected to make to your business. Rules-based roles in the portal’s personalization engine make it easy for you to leverage all the data in your systems about people—and to deliver a truly personalized, secure, and relevant

experience. The portal changes its look and feel dynamically—based on business rules, people’s profiles, and realtime decisions. For example: you can target advertising content at specific customers based on their buying history; your employees departments; and your global users can see translated content in their preferred language. And because the rules-based-role engine automates this process, you don’t have to manually change permissions, access lists, or profiles. The open and flexible technology of PeopleSoft Portal Solutions enables organizations to aggregate any internet content—for example, XML, Java, and HTML. The solutions offer PeopleSoft customers a quicker return on investment with features like sample roles, a prebuilt navigational hierarchy, keyword search for enterprise content, and multilingual search capabilities from the preintegrated Verity search engine.

“J.D. EDWARDS”
HISTORY J.D. Edwards, also called JDE, is a software company founded in March 1977 in Denver, Colorado by Jack Thompson, C.T.P."Chuck" Hintze, Dan Gregory and Ed McVaney. The company made its name building accounting software for IBM minicomputers, beginning with the System/34 and /36, focusing from the mid 1980s on System/38 minicomputers, switching to theAS/400 when it became available. Their main AS/400 offering was called JDEdwards WorldSoftware and is popularly called World. In 1996, J.D. Edwards also launched a clientserver version of their software called OneWorld. The company's official name was J.D. Edwards World Solution Company and it is located at One Technology Way, in Denver, CO 80237. JDE was bought out by PeopleSoft in 2003. PeopleSoft, in turn, was purchased by Oracle Corporation in 2005. Three Roles in JDE ERP As an ERP system JDE comprises 3 basic areas of expertise • • • functional-business, programmer-developer and technical-CNC-system administration.

• Functional business analyst

A JDE functional person is an expert on one or more of the JDE modules, financials, manufacturing, operations, transportation, sales and other areas. This person is the business subject matter expert. Often they started as a JDE user, the super user or power user and gradually developed the skill set of being able to support the business aspects of JDE. Other times, they might have a business degree and come into JDE on the job as a business analyst. This person seldom has any programming or development experience.

• Developer/programmer
This person is trained in the software development and programming tools that translate the business requirements as identified by the functional people above into code and programming. Sometimes these individuals simply modify existing JDE objects and in other cases, develop entire suites of applications using the OneWorld/EnterpriseOne development tools including the Report Design Aide (RDA), Table Design Aide (TDA), business function C-code design tools and others using JDE's change management system, Object Management Workbench.s

• CNC - ERP System architect, engineer and administrator
This is a catch-all function comprising all that the two positions above do not cover including, installation, upgrades, updates, change management, system administration, security, performance tuning, package build and deployment and over-all architecture. The CNC title is taken from the term Configurable Network Computing which describes the overall JDE architecture. J.D EDWARDS World Applications Can Help In Many Ways:
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Distribution Management Financial Management Homebuilder Management

Human Capital Management JD Edwards World User Productivity Kits