Andersen Consulting and People Soft have consolidated a long association by establishing a global alliance to provide professional services, business strategies, software products and training to the government and education markets.
Combining Andersen's management and technology consultancy skills and PeopleSoft's enterprise application software, the two companies hope to develop strategies and business processes in order to improve administrative infrastructures without burdening existing tax and tuition arrangements.
Operating under the title Strategic and Preferred Business Partners, the duo will enter markets in approximately 35 countries around the world, including Australia.
The alliance has extended to the development of six specific PeopleSoft product lines for the government and educational market that cover areas such as financial management, human resources, student administration, grants and end-user training.
The alliance has already garnered support from numerous US Government agencies and hopes to continue this trend by expanding upon the one billion dollar's worth of government contracts that Andersen already manages worldwide.