PeopleSoft, webMethods Extend Partnership

PeopleSoft adds onto business process integration capabilities webMethods platform

Anaheim, CA September 16, 2003 At its Connect 2003 conference, enterprise application software provider PeopleSoft Inc. today announced that it has expanded its partnership with webMethods Inc. as a result of the " J.D. Edwards acquisition."

PeopleSoft said it plans to extend its AppConnect business process integration capabilities with the webMethods Integration Platform. webMethods served as the integration backbone for J.D. Edwards' XPI (eXtended Process Integration) offering. PeopleSoft will continue to support this offering in its EnterpriseOne product line.

"We are pleased to announce the expanded partnership with webMethods," said Chuck Teller, vice president and general manager, PeopleSoft Enterprise Solutions Group. "Building on the successful partnership between webMethods and J.D. Edwards, we look forward extending our business process integration capabilities."

" Yale Tankus, vice president of Business Development, webMethods Inc, commented, "The combination of the webMethods Integration Platform with PeopleSoft's AppConnect business integration platform would give customers a new way to optimize business operations while lowering the total cost ownership for IT investments."