Diversifying payroll and personnel software specialist PeopleSoft Inc, Walnut Creek, California, has been telling us what it has up its sleeve for next year. It plans an Open Workflow module for its PeopleTools development environment that it says will automate a range of processes, including purchase order requisitioning, customer order processing, invoicing and salary increases. The firm will ensure the new package works with existing – and forthcoming – PeopleSoft applications and expects to develop interfaces to a range of third party electronic forms, electronic mail, database workflow systems and imaging solutions. The company says PeopleTools will get full electronic mail and workflow support in version 4.0 by the third quarter of 1994. Its PeopleTools Financials module will get additional cost accounting and budget reporting functions by the end of next year. The HRMS module gets MicroTrac Systems Inc’s Restrac resume (curriculum vitae for those outside North America) scanning software – due by the end of this year, a client-server pension administration system co-developed with William Mercer Inc, and an employee time and motion manager, both due by the end of 1994. PeopleSoft Distribution will be a new set of four applications for materials management and distribution, including purchasing, inventory control, order processing and billing, all due by the end of 1994.