PeopleSoft Inc yesterday announced expanded relationships with three ISVs specializing in improving the quality and performance of customer’s applications.
Away from the publicity of Oracle Corp’s take over bid, it was business as usual for PeopleSoft which announced products from Mercury Interactive, Quest Software and Princeton Softech had made it on the company’s preferred list for lifecycle management.
Application Lifecycle Management (ALM) has become a major industry issue with tight spending on IT, as customers either seek to optimize performance of existing applications of wring additional value from their new software purchases.
The lifecycle management vendors are finding a role in this scenario. The ISVs partnering with PeopleSoft provide tools that help tune applications’ code, eliminating bugs and performance bottlenecks, and monitor and test on-going performance of their software.
According to analysts, the average Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) package, once installed, is integrated with 500 systems while the average Global 2000 company experiences 30,000 changes a day to their production environment.
This creates a huge opportunity for inefficiencies and problems at a deep code level.
Commenting separately on demand for software tools provided by Mercury, company vice president of products Yuval Scarlat told ComputerWire: Why are [platform and ERP providers] knocking on our door? Because we are trying to optimize on a daily basis.
PeopleSoft said in a statement the expanded relationship with the three ISVs would provide customers an additional choice of lifecycle management products. In order to reduce IT infrastructure and enterprise application costs, customers need increased visibility into the application lifecycle, PeopleSoft said in a statement.
PeopleSoft customers can now select Mercury’s QuickTest Professional, TestDirector and Loadrunner, Quest’s Software Foglight, and Princeton’s Softech’s Active Archive Solutions.