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TALX Corporation Announces PeopleSoft Certification for TALX FasTime

ST. LOUIS, Nov 4, 2003 (BUSINESS WIRE) -- TALX Corporation (Nasdaq:TALX) announces the certification by PeopleSoft, Inc. of its FasTime(R) telephone timesheet collection service for integration with PeopleSoft(R) Time and Labor 8.8. FasTime extends the benefits of PeopleSoft Time and Labor 8.8 by providing universal access for employees to submit timesheets electronically. The new combination of Web and telephone time entry options allows companies to completely eliminate paper time cards.

Virtually any time reporting process can be handled over the telephone eliminating unnecessary paper, faxing and manual data entry. Late and missing time cards and data entry errors are a thing of the past with this telephony integration. All timesheet data collected by FasTime is transmitted back to PeopleSoft Time and Labor 8.8.

"We are delighted to extend access to PeopleSoft Time and Labor 8.8 via the FasTime telephone solution because it provides added efficiencies to our customers," said Jenni Lehman, Vice President of Human Capital Management Global Product Strategy at PeopleSoft. This is another example of PeopleSoft's commitment to meeting our customers' HR needs."

"The certification of FasTime by PeopleSoft offers many exciting, new opportunities for TALX to extend its long-standing relationship with PeopleSoft," said Dick Herrmann, President of FasTime, a division of TALX Corporation. "It is gratifying to provide companies with a new way to enter time into a valuable solution such as PeopleSoft and reap the rewards and efficiencies of automation. The addition of the telephone by TALX to other types of time collection devices that PeopleSoft Time and Labor 8.8 can support assures universal access to the system."

About FasTime(R)

FasTime(R) is a leading electronic timesheet collection and approval service. It provides user-friendly, toll-free telephone access for entering time. Two of the many time collection applications that can be input via the telephone are elapsed and punch time. The FasTime application mirrors a company's existing employee timesheets. It also does the calculations, figures the week ending dates, and can validate and confirm entries made by employees. The FasTime Service is able to work with most HR information and payroll systems by using a unique, patent-pending information exchange system. A simple exchange of two files via industry-standard File Transfer Protocol (FTP) allows FasTime to provide time capture, approval and reporting. All this can be integrated with PeopleSoft Time and Labor 8.8. FasTime telephone time entry is accurate, quick and easy to use.

About TALX Corporation

TALX Corporation is a leading business process outsourcer for payroll data-centric services. Based in St. Louis, Missouri, TALX holds a leadership position in two key employment-related services - automated employment and income verification services via The Work Number(R) and unemployment cost management services via UC express(SM). TALX also provides paperless payroll services, W-2 services, and automated time entry and approval services. TALX Corporation's common stock trades on the Nasdaq Stock Market(R) under the symbol TALX. For more information, visit

Statements in this press release expressing the expectations of management may be forward-looking and involve uncertainties. TALX risk factors are detailed in documents filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission.

PeopleSoft is a registered trademark of PeopleSoft, Inc.

SOURCE: TALX Corporation

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