(PeopleSoft, Inc., Pleasanton, CA, www.peoplesoft.com) A software company that specialized in enterprise-wide applications for client/server environments. Initially specializing in human resources, its package offerings covered the gamut including financial, distribution, manufacturing and supply chain, plus numerous vertical markets. All major databases were supported. Its products were known for their modularity as well as their ease of modification and customization using the PeopleTools development system. In 2003, PeopleSoft acquired J.D. Edwards. In 2004, after months of a heated takeover battle, PeopleSoft agreed to be acquired by Oracle. PeopleSoft products have steadily been integrated into Oracle Services.