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PeopleSoft Pushes Into Job-Placement Market With Two Products

PeopleSoft Inc. is taking aim at job-placement and staffing- services firms with two applications, one Web-based, that it plans to roll out later this year. One will automate matching employer requirements with candidates' job skills and experience; the other will automate payroll and customer billing for staffing firms.

PeopleSoft will use its back-office expertise to ensure that the new apps can be integrated with users' enterprise resource planning and customer-relationship management applications. As part of the effort, PeopleSoft hired Peter Kislowski, former senior VP and CIO of staffing services company Comforce Corp., as its VP of staffing solutions. Many staffing firms already use PeopleSoft's ERP applications, Kislowski says, and the new apps should appeal to those companies.

"It's an extension of what they're trying to do for professional- services firms," AMR Research analyst Rod Johnson says. "It's a good strategy." He says the new apps will have limited appeal as standalone products because other vendors already offer excellent staffing-management software.

The employer-employee contact application, to be introduced this fall, will let job seekers submit resumes via the Web and let employers post needs and requirements the same way. The second app, which will be available later in the year and can be integrated with the first, will automate the billing of employers and the payment of employees. Prices were not available.

Snelling Corp., a Dallas staffing firm that uses PeopleSoft's ERP applications, is eager to test the apps, says CIO Bob Snelling Jr. "The industry will finally have an automation supplier that can supply a product suitable for a small company, say $10 million, up to a company that does $10 billion," he says. "That has never been available to the staffing industry."

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