July 29, 2004

Too sweet to be bitter

PeopleSoft is the product that put me out of my last job. You could say that I'm amused by this news: PeopleSoft profits down 70% last quarter.

But, we were told it would solve all of our problems! And after using their worthless crappola software products, I would rather have a vinegar and ground glass enema can't imagine why people aren't lined up to be bent over like we were to use their systems.

Of course they know exactly what the problem is. It's someone else's fault!

...weak demand that the business software maker blamed on distractions caused by rival OracleÂ’s $7.7bn takeover bid.

It couldn't possibly be your shitty software and abysmal customer support, now could it?

Posted by: Ted at 04:55 PM | category: Square Pegs
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1 Ah, PeopleSoft, proud creators of the 7-year $20-million install process.

Posted by: Pixy Misa at July 30, 2004 01:09 AM (kOqZ6)

2 Tell us what you really think about them, Ted. Don't hold back.

Posted by: Simon at July 30, 2004 05:41 AM (GWTmv)

3 They've improved the process Pixy. They're well on their way to seven years, but word is out that the cost is several times that amount so far.

Posted by: Ted at July 30, 2004 06:05 AM (blNMI)

4 I don't use peoplesoft's apps but if it put you out of a job doesn't that mean it did your job better then you did ?

Posted by: Ken Adams at July 30, 2004 10:51 AM (18PBY)

5 Nope. I was the programmer maintaining the old system (henceforth known as "the one that worked"), and spent the last three+ years converting the original data to the new PeopleSoft formats. The original plan was for me to be trained as the System Administrator once the new one was up and running, but along the line PeopleSoft convinced management that they needed a "help desk" instead. Six to eight PeopleSoft employees instead of lonely ol' contracted me. Adios, Ted.

It's worked out for the best.

Posted by: Ted at July 30, 2004 11:16 AM (blNMI)

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