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Inside PeopleTalk October – December 2003


Cover Story The New PeopleSoft The new PeopleSoft is the second largest enterprise application software company in the world and the largest vendor of mid-market solutions. The merger with J.D. Edwards is about market and product expansion and growth — not consolidation. This is a merger that gives customers more choices, not fewer.


Inside Scoop

5 The View from Here Craig Conway, PeopleSoft President and CEO, talks about creating an even more dynamic and customerfocused company as a result of the merger with J.D. Edwards.

40 IndustryTalk The Demand-Driven Enterprise Carol A. Ptak, vice president of Manufacturing Industry Strategy at PeopleSoft, explains how the market has irrevocably shifted to a demand-driven model, where customer needs are first and foremost. To survive — and thrive — manufacturing companies must have the ability to adapt proactively to changing customer needs and market conditions.

42 Best Practices Increasing Value with Global Services PeopleSoft Global Services Executive Vice President Mike Gregoire describes the value that service organizations can deliver to their customers with a global service model.

44 TechTalk Supercharging Integration with AppConnect PeopleSoft supercharges AppConnect with business process integration capabilities to further enable business process execution across the enterprise and beyond.

46 Looking Ahead Technology Transference — Tools for Real-Time Business Process Management Rick Bergquist, PeopleSoft CTO, explains how the merger between PeopleSoft and J.D. Edwards has brought together complimentary technologies that converge to bring organizations the leading tools for managing their business processes in real time.

48 CIO to CIO Accelerate Before Merging — Integrating IT Operations with Internet Technology PeopleSoft CIO David Thompson knows that getting more done faster with less is good for business anytime, but it’s never more welcome than in the IT department during a merger. Integrated software tools and internet architecture enabled PeopleSoft to achieve exactly those kinds of accelerated results in our merger with J.D. Edwards.

50 Technology and the Bottom Line Ready? Go. Accelerating Mergers and Business Integration Based on very recent experience, PeopleSoft CFO Kevin Parker provides pointers to ensure that the goals of a merger — customer satisfaction, growth, and profit — are realized.

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PeopleTalk October 2003  

PeopleTalk magazine, a quarterly publication of PeopleSoft.

PeopleTalk October 2003  

PeopleTalk magazine, a quarterly publication of PeopleSoft.