Understanding PeopleSoft 8

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Wiley, Mar 12, 2001 - Computers - 734 pages
Make Your First Step into ERP a Success with PeopleSoft 8

Implementing and supporting any ERP system means an enormous investment of money, time, and personnel, and PeopleSoft is no exception. Understanding PeopleSoft 8 is the resource you need to make sure your investment pays off. Inside, ERP and PeopleSoft experts teach you how to prepare your organization for the changes ERP brings, to lead it through the PeopleSoft implementation process, and keep it on track with world-class support and an eye to the future. Coverage includes:

  • The history and nature of ERP systems
  • Advantages and special capabilities of PeopleSoft applications
  • Building a business case for purchasing PeopleSoft
  • Setting goals for the implementation
  • Measuring and ensuring your return on investment
  • Resources required for a successful implementation
  • The ERP implementation—structure and process
  • Technical architecture of the PeopleSoft applications
  • Components, features, and functions of the PeopleSoft application
  • Key implementation success factors
  • Supporting users after the product is implemented
  • The future of ERP systems and PeopleSoft

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About the author (2001)

Lynn Anderson is the Americas' Leader of the PeopleSoft Service Line at Cap Gemini Ernst & Young. She has more than 16 years of experience working on system development efforts in both government and private industry. Before joining Cap Gemini Ernst & Young, Anderson worked at Southern Company Services and also served as a scientific analyst/officer in the United States Air Force. A certified Human Resource Professional, she has been working with PeopleSoft applications since 1991.

Cap Gemini Ernst & Young is one of the largest management and IT consulting firms in the world. The company offers management and IT consulting services, systems integration, and technology development, design and outsourcing capabilities on a global scale to help traditional businesses and "dot companies" continue to implement growth strategies and leverage technology in the new economy. The organization employs more than 58,000 people worldwide and reports global revenues of about 7.7 billion euros (1999 pro forma). More information about individual service lines, offices and research is available at www.cgey.com.

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