Oracle has released PeopleSoft Enterprise 9 in a move designed to reassure users of PeopleSoft products that the company is committed to supporting them.
PeopleSoft was acquired by Oracle in January 2005. The company has also snapped up Siebel and JD Edwards in its battle for the business software market with bitter rival SAP, and has been at pains to prove its commitment to support and invest in its acquired technologies.
Alongside the new release, Oracle announced the appointment of Doris Wong as general manager of a new PeopleSoft Enterprise organisation within Oracle. Wong, who worked at PeopleSoft for 11 years before the Oracle takeover, will take charge of the strategic direction and development of PeopleSoft products.
PeopleSoft Enterprise 9 is integrated with Oracle Fusion Middleware, allowing users to combine it with other Oracle products such as XML Publisher, Oracle Business Activity Monitoring and Oracle Customer Data Hub.
The PeopleSoft Enterprise 9 release is set to offer modules that facilitate compliance, customer relationship management, performance management and asset lifecycle management, with comprehensive lifecycle support across various asset types.
The first module, PeopleSoft Enterprise Learning Management, was unveiled with the new release.