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PeopleSoft Delivers 'Dot.com-in-a-Box'

PeopleSoft Tuesday unveiled PeopleSoft eMarketplace, a new application for business-to-business and business-to-consumer e-commerce.

Integrated with the PeopleSoft e-business backbone, PeopleSoft eMarketplace provides a multi-channel solution including sales, customer self-service, product marketing, order fulfillment, and closed-loop analytics.

"Today's announcement of PeopleSoft eMarketplace brings enterprise power to Internet commerce by providing an end-to-end solution that will integrate the Internet storefront, back-office fulfillment, and analytic applications," said Jeff Carr, PeopleSoft senior vice president of marketing and strategy execution.

"PeopleSoft eMarketplace provides the complete 'dot.com-in-a-box' functionality that today's companies--from startups to multinationals--will need to compete in the Internet economy."

PeopleSoft eMarketplace will allow organizations to deploy Internet sites to sell goods and services. The application is built on the leading Internet commerce technology of Microsoft Site Server 3.0 Commerce Edition.

In addition to the alliance with Microsoft, PeopleSoft has leveraged several other relationships for PeopleSoft eMarketplace, including alliances with Vertex, Inc. and Taxware International, Inc. for sales and use tax processing, and CyberSource Corp. for credit card processing. The first phase of PeopleSoft eMarketplace is scheduled to become available this summer.

PeopleSoft, a global supplier of Internet-based, electronic business network solutions, has downsized in recent months and is looking for an opportunity to return to the Internet fray.