Oracle Delivers New Release of PeopleTools; Certifies With Oracle(R) Fusion Middleware

Oracle Extends PeopleSoft Customer Investment With New Functionality for

PeopleSoft Development Tool

Jul 17, 2006, 01:00 ET from Oracle Corporation

    REDWOOD SHORES, Calif., July 17 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Oracle
 (Nasdaq:   ORCL) today announced the general availability of Oracle's
 PeopleTools 8.48, the latest version of the PeopleSoft Enterprise
 development tool that enables PeopleSoft customers to develop, deploy and
 maintain their PeopleSoft Enterprise applications. Additionally, Oracle
 continues to invest in the PeopleSoft products by certifying PeopleTools
 with Oracle(R) Fusion Middleware, Oracle's family of world-class middleware
 products, to help customers extend the business value of their current
 investments and facilitate an upgrade to Oracle Fusion Applications, if a
 customer chooses to do so.
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     PeopleTools 8.48 provides customers with an expanded ability to adopt a
 service oriented architecture (SOA) and also allows customers to create and
 natively support Web services and integrate legacy or custom applications
 with PeopleSoft Enterprise applications. New Web services functionality,
 including PeopleTools Service Designer, coupled with PeopleTools
 Integration Broker, will help lower costs, make it easier to integrate with
 PeopleSoft applications and simplify the creation and deployment of Web
 services. For example, by offering wizard driven configuration and
 deployment, PeopleSoft customers can rapidly develop and deploy Web
 services for use within a SOA. Services published from PeopleTools Service
 Designer and Integration Broker can be consumed by Oracle Fusion Middleware
 BPEL Process Manager for Enterprise Web Services Orchestration and Business
 Process Automation. Further, Pagelets and Services published from
 PeopleTools can also be integrated into Oracle Fusion Middleware Enterprise
 Portal to provide a single point of access to all enterprise applications.
     Also new in PeopleTools 8.48 is PeopleSoft Change Impact Analyzer, an
 analysis workbench that allows users to interactively explore and
 understand impacts before taking patches or making changes to their
 applications. This tool helps significantly reduce the amount of time spent
 on identifying and understanding the impact of a particular change will
 have to an application. PeopleSoft Change Impact Analyzer can be leveraged
 in conjunction with PeopleSoft Change Assistant, the standard set of tools
 for applying system updates and easing upgrades.
     By expanding upon existing integration of PeopleTools with Oracle
 Fusion Middleware, PeopleSoft customers can leverage new functionality such
 as Oracle XML Publisher. Now embedded in PeopleTools, Oracle XML Publisher
 augments PeopleSoft reporting technologies and offers end users more
 options for customized reports. Oracle XML Publisher enables end users to
 create reports, letters, invoices, checks and fill out government forms
 through standard desktop tools such as Microsoft Word and Adobe Acrobat,
 generating multiple output formats such as PDF, HTML, RTF, EFT and EDI.
     With the latest release of PeopleTools, customers can also extend the
 value of their PeopleSoft investments with improved visual compare and
 merge and increased platform support. Visual merge offers the ability to
 see where you have applied customizations, and with this additional
 functionality, users are able to merge changes automatically as they choose
 to upgrade. Oracle is committed to supporting a broad range of platforms
 for PeopleSoft customers. PeopleTools 8.48 has expanded support for SQL
 Server 2005, Linux on IBM zSeries for PeopleTools Application Engine and
 PeopleTools Process Scheduler and SuSE Linux Enterprise Server 9.
     "Oracle continues to deliver on their commitment to extend our
 PeopleSoft Enterprise investments," said Tyler Best, CIO, Vanguard Car
 Rental USA Inc., operator of the National Car Rental and Alamo Rent A Car
 brands. "With new reporting, enhanced upgrade capabilities and Web services
 functionality coupled with the certification with Oracle Fusion Middleware,
 we can be satisfied that our investments will continue to be supported to
 Fusion and beyond."
     PeopleTools 8.48 is available now at no cost with standard maintenance
 and additional items including XML Publisher have a limited use license.
     About Oracle Fusion Middleware
     The company's comprehensive, standards-based family of middleware
 products, Oracle Fusion Middleware enables customers to adopt and manage
 service-oriented architectures (SOA) in heterogeneous computing
 environments. Oracle Fusion Middleware is now used by more than 30,000
 customers -- representing over 35 of the world's 50 largest companies and
 more than 750 of the BusinessWeek Global 1000. Oracle Fusion Middleware
 customers include leading organizations in the Financial Services,
 Telecommunications, Manufacturing, Retail, Pharmaceuticals, Health Care and
 Public Sector industries. Oracle Fusion Middleware is also supported by
 7,500 partners with more than 500 new ISVs, and hundreds of new VARs
 adopting the product over the past year.
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