Customers and Partners Join Oracle's PeopleSoft 9.2 Early Success Program

Mon Mar 25, 2013 8:00am EDT

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  REDWOOD SHORES, CA, Mar 25 (Marketwire) -- 
Oracle (NASDAQ: ORCL)

    News Facts


--  Underscoring its commitment to help Oracle's PeopleSoft customers and
    partners accelerate upgrades and new implementations, Oracle today
    announced the Oracle's PeopleSoft 9.2 Early Success Program.
--  With an innovative new user experience, expanded product functionality
    and enhanced lifecycle management, PeopleSoft 9.2 enables
    organizations to drive user adoption and value while reducing total
    cost of ownership.
--  Beginning in January of this year, Early Success Program customers and
    partners have received access to PeopleSoft software for human capital
    management (HCM), finance, procurement and supply chain management
    (SCM) before general availability to support their planned 2013
    implementations of PeopleSoft 9.2.
--  Crossing industries and geographies, the first wave of customer
    participants include: AARP, Caterpillar Inc., Franklin Templeton
    Investments, Washington University in St. Louis, Westfield and
    Verizon. More than fifteen customers will receive early versions of
    PeopleSoft 9.2 prior to general availability.
--  Working alongside Specialized partners and experts, Oracle provides a
    secure path for customers to benefit from the latest technology
    advances and drive better business performance with PeopleSoft
    applications.
--  More than 20 Oracle PartnerNetwork Partners were selected to receive
    the early version of PeopleSoft 9.2 to gain critical knowledge that
    supports successful customer adoptions. Initial partners include:
    Accenture LLC, BTR Group, Cardinal Point Solutions, Cognizant, CSC,
    Deloitte Consulting, Ellire, GreyHeller, Huron Consulting Group,
    Infosys, KPMG, MIPRO, Newbury Consulting Group, PwC, Regents
    Consulting LLC, SmartERP Solutions, Succeed Consultancy LLC, Wipro,
    and Zanett.
--  Leveraging Oracle VM VirtualBox technology has enabled these customers
    and partners to accelerate the download and setup of the PeopleSoft
    9.2 environments.
--  Oracle Consulting Services and the Oracle Upgrade Lab are utilizing
    PeopleSoft 9.2 as part of the Early Success Program.
--  The Early Success Program provides strategic customers and partners
    direct hands-on access to PeopleSoft 9.2 before general availability.
    They will also provide feedback to the PeopleSoft development team to
    help enhance the solution for the rest of the customer base.

    

Innovations in PeopleSoft 9.2 Extend Business Value for Customers


--  Significant new functionality in the latest release adds value to
    Oracle's PeopleSoft applications, including comprehensive business and
    industry solutions designed to address the most complex requirements.
    New features include:
    --  User experience enhancements: help drive adoption and efficiency
        through updated global search and guided navigation.
    --  New mobile capabilities: provide a superior experience for users
        on tablets and smartphones through HTML5 applications.
    --  PeopleSoft Update Manager: gives customers a more cost-effective
        way to stay current by allowing the selective configuration and
        application of updates from Oracle.
    --  Pivot grids: provide real-time access to actionable operational
        analytics.
    --  Personalized work centers: deliver a role-based one-stop-shop for
        key enterprise users.
--  Existing PeopleSoft customers and partners may access pre-release
    notes at My Oracle Support.

    

Supporting Quotes


--  "With revolutionary innovations in user experience and operational
    efficiency, Oracle's PeopleSoft 9.2 has already received very positive
    feedback from customers and partners," said Paco Aubrejuan, senior
    vice president and general manager, Oracle's PeopleSoft Applications.
    "This program reflects Oracle's commitment to helping our customers
    leverage world-class technology to power their businesses by listening
    to customers' feedback and connecting them with deeply knowledgeable
    experts."
--  "The implementation of Oracle's PeopleSoft 9.2 will provide AARP with
    a platform that will allow for system consolidation savings, best in
    class processes, high power user interface that improves productivity
    and efficiency, increased financial data visibility and enhanced data
    integrity," said Robert Hagans, Jr., Executive Vice President &
    Chief Financial Officer at AARP.
--  "For anyone who is wondering whether Oracle is really still making
    large, strategic investments in the PeopleSoft product line, they need
    look no further than release 9.2. This release offers a unique
    combination of product innovation and lifecycle management tools that
    are already gaining mindshare with MIPRO's clients," said Jim Prokes,
    CEO and President of MIPRO Consulting.
--  "Oracle's PeopleSoft continues to be an important solution for our
    clients and demand from both new and existing customers looking to
    adopt the latest upgrades has never been higher," said Joy Walton,
    managing director, Huron Consulting Group. "We've seen the impressive
    new functionality and capabilities in PeopleSoft 9.2, and are looking
    forward to helping our education and healthcare clients leverage these
    features to improve efficiency and enhance user experience."
--  "Cognizant's PeopleSoft practice works with many large enterprise
    clients. We believe that the new features of the 9.2 release, together
    with our capabilities to deliver comprehensive and innovative
    PeopleSoft services, can help our clients reduce total cost of
    ownership and realize enhanced business value from their PeopleSoft
    systems. These benefits will enable our clients to invest in
    innovation and business transformation for long-term growth in today's
    dynamic marketplace. As an organization with over 50 delivery centers
    and more than 150,000 employees across five continents, we also rely
    on PeopleSoft to run our core business functions globally and look
    forward to leveraging the business benefits of Oracle's PeopleSoft
    9.2," said Cesar Jelvez, Vice President, Enterprise Application
    Services, Cognizant.
--  "Oracle's PeopleSoft continues to be one of the leading solutions in
    the marketplace and version 9.2 is highly anticipated by the market,"
    said Brian Borzone, principal Deloitte Consulting LLP. "As a
    Diamond-level member of Oracle PartnerNetwork, Deloitte looks forward
    to helping clients leverage PeopleSoft 9.2 for their enterprise
    needs."
--  "Oracle's PeopleSoft continues to be an important solution in our
    strategic services offering and there is significant interest from
    both new and existing customers looking to adopt the latest release of
    PeopleSoft," said Biplab Adhya, Vice President, Wipro Technologies.
    "We've seen the impressive new functionality and capabilities in
    PeopleSoft 9.2, and we are investing in updating our solutions and IP
    accordingly to help our clients leverage these features effectively."
--  "The new capabilities enabled by Oracle's PeopleSoft 9.2 will help our
    clients significantly enhance their business performance," said Ravi
    Kumar S., Vice President and Global Head, Oracle Practice, Infosys.
    "Oracle's PeopleSoft is an important part of our strategic services
    offering, and as a Diamond-level member of Oracle PartnerNetwork, we
    look forward to leveraging these new features to help our clients
    increase productivity."

    

Supporting Resources


--  Oracle's PeopleSoft Applications
--  Oracle's PeopleSoft Videos on YouTube
--  PeopleSoft Apps Strategy Blog

    

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