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PeopleSoft unveils portal

Agencies interested in building portals for use by employees, citizens and business partners have a new option with last week's unveiling of PeopleSoft Government Portal.

The solution integrates PeopleSoft Inc. applications, third-party software and external content specifically for government agencies, said Martin Kong, marketing manager of PeopleSoft Financials.

"Using this portal platform, employees, elected officials and citizens can access Internet-based applications, integrated legacy systems and Internet content from a customized home page using a single sign-on," Kong said.

Pricing depends on the size of the organization and the combination of products or applications agencies license together, he said.

Army inks 9 to PC pacts

Army officials selected nine vendors last week to offer PCs and accessories through three-year blanket purchase agreements worth an estimated $300 million.

The vendors selected for Army Desktop and Mobile Computing-1 are CDW-G Corp., Comark Inc. Government and Education Sales, ComTeq Federal Inc., Dell Computer Corp., GTSI Corp., iGov.com, Intelligent Decisions Inc., Micron Government Computer Systems Inc. and PlanetGov.

The Army Small Computer Program at Fort Monmouth, N.J., will manage the BPAs, which are open to all federal agencies. ADMC-1 will replace Army Portable-3, which expires in July, and PC-3, which ends next year.

Tool helps citizen service

Remedy Corp. last week introduced Citizen Response, a customer relationship management solution designed specifically for government. The new tool is an extension of Remedy's Customer Support software application, and it automates the process agencies use to respond to and track in-person, phone, e-mail and Web inquiries.

Citizen Response will be available through systems integrators in the third quarter of 2001. It costs $30,000 for three user licenses. Additional licenses can be bought at $2,000 per user.

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