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AT&T, Oracle to Deliver Subscription-Based PeopleSoft Solution for Midsize Businesses

AT&T is combining its global network platform with a subscription-based PeopleSoft solution from Oracle to provide midsize companies in the United States with a way to handle human resources, payroll and back-office operations.

AT&T Inc. announced an end-to-end, hosted PeopleSoft payroll and payroll tax solution that combines its business process outsourcing services with its utility computing platform and application management capabilities. It gives companies the ability to use a PeopleSoft application to add employees quickly, track pay and benefits and connect with financial back-end systems while calculating payroll deductions. The solution is targeted to midsize companies as a bundled package that includes a monthly, per-employee fee, which helps businesses reduce the upfront costs typically associated with a large, complex software implementation and softens the impact of license fees.

The solution is delivered over AT&T's next-generation Synaptic Hosting platform that creates a virtual infrastructure that lets customers add computing capacity, bandwidth and storage space as needed. The platform further allows customers to adjust capacity quickly, while paying only for the amount used.

In addition, AT&T is offering a fixed-fee, fast-track program for out-of-the-box PeopleSoft solutions that helps speed the installation time and cut costs when compared with a customized PeopleSoft implementation.

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