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PeopleSoft, Agile Team Up On Software Package

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Posted May 9, 2002 By Michael Singer     Feedback

Two California e-Business software makers say they've got the goods when it comes to a solution for product life cycle management.

PeopleSoft, Inc. and Agile Software Thursday said they have formed an alliance to supply a comprehensive solution for product life cycle management.

The deal puts Pleasanton, Calif.-based PeopleSoft's Supply Chain Management (SCM) and Customer Relationship Management (CRM) solutions smack in the middle of San Jose, Calif.-based Agile's comprehensive suite of Product Chain Management (PCM) applications.

The companies are targeting the solution at companies that manage the complete product life cycle from development to end-of-life including sourcing, production, sales, service and distribution.

"An incomplete view of a product's profitability keeps an enterprise from achieving maximum return on its product investments," said PeopleSoft Supply Chain Management division general manager Mike Frandsen. "When combined, PeopleSoft's and Agile's solutions will enable companies to achieve improved visibility into the product life cycle resulting in higher ROI."

Frandsen said co-branded solution can handle critical business processes like New Product Introduction, Product Change Management and Total Product Cost Management. The companies pledge the integrated applications will enable suppliers, customers, employees and partners to share key information such as design adjustments, product changes and customer requirements for new products.

"The Agile and PeopleSoft alliance translates into real value for our customers," said Agile CEO Bryan D. Stolle. "Agile solutions manage the product system of record for more than 800 leading manufacturers. Integration with PeopleSoft's industry-leading solutions will greatly benefit our customers by reducing product costs, accelerating time-to-market and maintaining a tight link across a company's product chain."

No word yet on when the combined solution would be available to customers.

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