A research note published this month from the scrupulous team at Nucleus Research examined what companies spent on hardware, software, consulting, and so on, over a 3-year period for PeopleSoft Enterprise. The results:
- Eighty-two percent of PeopleSoft customers interviewed had achieved a positive ROI from their deployments, with an average payback period of 32 months.
- The 3-year cost per user of SAP was more than six times higher than the 3-year cost of PeopleSoft. The annual per-user cost of SAP was more than 12 times higher than the annual per-user cost of PeopleSoft.
- The average software license investment for PeopleSoft was $1,295,833, with a high of $10 million and a low of $75,000.
- Seventy-six percent of PeopleSoft customers planned to maintain or upgrade their PeopleSoft environment. Twentyfour percent were waiting for further information on product roadmaps, pricing, and support. None were planning to move from PeopleSoft at this time.
The report, which describes the analyst firm's methodology, is free (PDF).