PeopleSoft, Inc. was a company that provided Human Resource Management Systems (HRMS), Financial Management Solutions (FMS), Supply Chain (SCM) and customer relationship management (CRM) software, as well as software solutions for manufacturing, enterprise performance management, and student administration to large corporations, governments, and organizations.
PeopleSoft’s product suite was initially based on a client–server approach with a dedicated client. With the release of version 8, entire suite moved to a web-centric design called Pure Internet Architecture (PIA). The new format allowed all of a company’s business functions to be accessed and run on a web browser. Originally, a small number of security and system setup functions still needed to be performed on a fat client machine; however, this is no longer the case.