Feb 20, 2004

PeopleSoft , the Nasdaq-listed leading provider of enterprise application software is tripling its headcount in India.

Its Bangalore-based India Services Centre (ISC) and India Development Center (IDC) will together add 1,000 people by the end of this year. PeopleSoft has partnered with Hexaware and Covansys to set up ISC and IDC under the BOT (build, operate and transfer) model.

The present headcount at ISC and IDC is 360. Both the ISC and IDC will continue to focus on development, implementation and support of PeopleSoft's Enterprise, EnterpriseOne and World product families, for customers worldwide, said Ram Gupta, executive vice-president products and technology, PeopleSoft.

Besides application development, both the centres will also provide software support and implementation services.

Hmm, ERP skills will find more takers after SAP and Oracle? PeopleSoft would love to poach from Oracle...after the takeover bid by Ellison some time back...