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SPL Expands PeopleSoft® Joint Development and Marketing Agreement to Include APAC Region.

  • 27 May, 2004 15:00

<p>SPL has renewed and expanded its Joint Development and Marketing Agreement (JDMA) with PeopleSoft to include Asia Pacific and to expand PeopleSoft Enterprise Revenue Management’s target markets from utilities to other industries.</p>
<p>The new JDMA continues an agreement initiated in 1999 under which SPL used PeopleTools® to develop a version of its popular customer care and billing software.</p>
<p>PeopleSoft can now market the Revenue Management solution as part of its enterprise application suites to other industries, including insurance, banking, and government revenue collection agencies such as Taxation and State Revenue in the Asia Pacific region.</p>
<p>The solution is an integrated, high-volume customer revenue management solution designed for complex, service-oriented organisations. It enables organisations to increase revenue effectiveness, drive operational efficiency, and improve customer satisfaction.</p>
<p>“What’s important for PeopleSoft’s customers is accurate billing to a cost-effective model. This relationship with SPL extends our ability to deliver our Revenue Management solution beyond our current markets, and into new industries including service and government sectors,” said Ray Kloss, Director Product and Industry Marketing, Japan and Asia Pacific, PeopleSoft.</p>
<p>“PeopleSoft Enterprise Revenue Management’s features and functions are similar to our CorDaptix™ billing and customer care system,” explained Brenton McPherson SPL’s Senior VP Asia Pacific. “The solution has been a big hit with municipal utilities in North America that also use PeopleSoft enterprise software because the products are integrated out-of-the-box and the user interface has the PeopleSoft ‘look and feel’. The excellence of the product has also led to it being selected even by utilities without other PeopleSoft applications.”</p>
<p>“I am delighted that this agreement, which has been extremely successful in the US is now extended to cover the APAC region and we look forward to working with PeopleSoft in this joint venture,” continued McPherson.</p>
<p>“Many people talk about partnership but few actually have one that is as successful as the one between SPL and PeopleSoft. We are very pleased to expand and continue this relationship because it delivers unparalleled value to our customers.” That’s how SPL CEO Harry Debes characterised his company’s renewed and expanded JDMA.</p>
<p>“We could not be more pleased with the results of our long-standing relationship with PeopleSoft,” said Debes. “The expansion of our target markets under the new JDMA will help many additional companies meet their organisational objectives efficiently and cost-effectively, with the highest level of product, support, and service from the SPL/PeopleSoft team.</p>
<p>About SPL</p>
<p>SPL delivers the proven billing and customer care solutions that help utilities around the world achieve competitive advantage and excellence in business performance. For more information, visit www.splwg.com.</p>
<p>About PeopleSoft
PeopleSoft (Nasdaq: PSFT) is the world's second largest provider of enterprise application software with 12,200 customers in more than 25 industries and 150 countries. For more information, visit www.peoplesoft.com.</p>
<p>For further information please contact:
Terri Darwent SPL WorldGroup 02 8258 8251
Shuna Boyd BoydPR 02 9418 8100</p>

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