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Renaissance Worldwide BV and PeopleSoft BV Announce Partnership for Benelux Region; Agreement Strengthens Renaissance's International Presence in PeopleSoft Market.

BENELUX, Netherlands--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Sept. 1, 1999--

Renaissance Worldwide BV (NASDAQ:REGI) a global leader in business and technology consulting, and PeopleSoft BV recently announced Renaissance's selection as a PeopleSoft Implementation Partner for the Benelux region. The formal partnership agreement will enable Renaissance to consolidate successes and build upon the company's ERP client base and implementation resources in Europe. Renaissance is presently a formal PeopleSoft Implementation Partner in the UK, Germany and France, and has a total of eight European offices, including the Benelux regional office in Amsterdam. Operating as The Hunter Group, A Renaissance Worldwide Company, in North America and Asia/Pacific, the company has been a member of PeopleSoft's Alliance Program since 1993.

"The selection of Renaissance as a partner in the Benelux region demonstrates the company's success, both as an Implementation Partner within PeopleSoft's Alliance Program, and as a leading consulting services provider in the international market," according to Caspar Joustra, general manager for PeopleSoft BV.

"We are pleased to announce the extension of our PeopleSoft partner agreement to include the Benelux region," said Allan Boroughs, Renaissance's vice president for the Benelux region. "We have worked closely with PeopleSoft throughout Europe since 1995. Our formal partnership in the Benelux region will allow us to build upon our success, and develop locally-based teams with the same levels of PeopleSoft skill and experience as has been our hallmark elsewhere in the world."

As part of Renaissance's global PeopleSoft services, the company is currently engaged in major PeopleSoft projects in the Benelux region, including a PeopleSoft HRMS v7.5 implementation in Belgium for Global One, a global telecommunications consortium comprising France Telecom, Deutsche Telecom and Sprint. PeopleSoft's Administer Workforce and Job Requisition modules will be implemented in 10 countries, and Payroll Interface will be implemented in three of those countries. Other recent projects in the Benelux region led by Renaissance include implementation of the Renaissance Balanced Scorecard(TM) management framework for a global management services organization and e-commerce and knowledge management projects for two major retail banks.

Renaissance's Enterprise Solutions operations in Europe previously conducted business under the name of The Hunter Group. As part of a re-branding initiative, The Hunter Group, A Renaissance Worldwide Company, changed its name to Renaissance Worldwide for all of its European operations in March 1999. The Hunter Group has worked with PeopleSoft as a business partner since 1989 and has been a member of the Alliance Program since the Program's inception in 1993. The company is part of PeopleSoft's Implementation Partner Program supporting Financials, Distribution and Human Resources, and was also among the charter consulting firms invited to join the PeopleSoft Select, Retail, Manufacturing, End User Training, Outsourcing and Express Certified Solutions Partner Programs.

Renaissance Worldwide currently has 12 international offices and 270 international employees, including more than 230 employees in Europe. The company's complete service offerings for Europe encompass enterprise performance management, implementation services, eBusiness, technical integration services, and outsourcing.

About PeopleSoft

PeopleSoft (NASDAQ:PSFT) is a world leader in enterprise application software. PeopleSoft provides eBusiness and analytic applications for human resource management, financials, distribution, manufacturing, and supply chain, along with a range of industry-specific solutions. For more than 3,000 customers, PeopleSoft applications offer greater flexibility, rapid implementation, scalability across multiple databases and operating systems, and lower cost of ownership. Customers include some of the largest multi-national organizations in the world, as well as small and medium-size businesses. All PeopleSoft software products are backed by PeopleSoft Advantage, a comprehensive consulting, education, and technical support program. Headquartered in Pleasanton, California, PeopleSoft ( employs more than 6,000 people and had 1998 revenues of $1.3 billion.

About Renaissance Worldwide

Renaissance Worldwide, Inc. is a global business and technology consulting firm that provides focused solutions for breakthrough performance. Through its core businesses--information technology (IT) consulting, enterprise solutions, government solutions and business strategy--Renaissance's best-in-class service offerings include strategy consulting, knowledge management, ERP solutions, eBusiness, networking, project management, and managed IT staffing in a range of technologies. Renaissance delivers these services to Fortune 1000, middle-market and public sector clients by following its proven Concept-to-Completion(R) delivery model, designed to optimize time to return on investment and minimize risk throughout the project life cycle. Founded in 1986, the company currently has 6,200 professionals in 90+ offices, located in principal cities throughout North America, Europe, and Asia-Pacific. Visit Renaissance on the Web at

This press release contains forward-looking statements that involve a number of risks and uncertainties that could cause actual results to differ materially from those indicated by such forward-looking statements, including availability of qualified consultants, integration of acquisitions, ability to sustain and manage growth, as well as the factors set forth in the Company's filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission. These documents are available from the Company upon request and without charge. Renaissance, Renaissance Worldwide, eWorkplace and Concept-to-Completion are trademarks of Renaissance Worldwide, Inc.
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