PeopleSoft has begun bundling small business software, hardware and services through its fledgling channel. The software giant launched World Express Rapid Start in the US in May and is preparing to officially launch European and Asia-Pacific sales.
The company’s A/NZ channels and alliances director, Bruce Armstrong, said that although there had been no formal launch of the combined packaged software and implentation service in Australia, it was available to partners.
PeopleSoft is working on a launch in the Japan and Asia-Pacific sometime in next six months, but Armstrong said he could not specify when Rapid Start would officially arrive in Australia.
World Express, PeopleSoft's small-business offering, runs on IBM's iSeries platform. Rapid Start bundles Big Blue’s AS400 server with industry-specific software, support and set-up services.