PeopleSoft Inc. announced a partnership with IBM recently to offer preconfigured servers running IBM Corp.’s DB2 database and middleware products and business software from PeopleSoft.

PeopleSoft said it will begin offering its Accelerated Solutions software packages on IBM’s eServer line to customers in the U.S. and six other countries. The packages are fixed-price offerings that include PeopleSoft’s Internet applications, technical training and implementation services. Until now they were not available overseas. The package will be aimed at businesses that generate up to US$300 million in annual revenue. PeopleSoft currently offers 10 Accelerated Solutions, each aimed at various industry segments and based on different PeopleSoft products. The packages come with unlimited user licenses and are designed to run on Unix or Windows NT. IBM Global Services also will take part in the partnership, promoting PeopleSoft’s Accelerated Solution for CRM to its customers. For more information visit,;