Latitude Communications has signed an original equipment manufacturing agreement with PeopleSoft, Inc. Pursuant to the agreement, PeopleSoft has embedded Latitude's MeetingPlace iCreate into selected training products marketed under PeopleSoft's brand. Latitude is a provider of integrated Web and voice conferencing, and rich-media content publishing, applications. MeetingPlace iCreate is designed to enable educators and business communicators to create rich-media content for distance learning, corporate training, and sales demos. Text, graphics, animation, audio and interactive elements such as quizzes are converted to Flash, compressing the file's size by up to 90%.
PeopleSoft has licensed both product versions of MeetingPlace iCreate, which include an enterprise-licensed solution and desktop software. PeopleSoft will use the enterprise solution to develop training products, including its on-demand training series, "Cyber Seminars," and will resell the desktop software under the PeopleSoft brand. The company will also provide customization services supported by Latitude to enable PeopleSoft's customers to create interactive surveys that converse with the company's learning management system.