SQL Server 2008 R2 versus Oracle 10g Locking Issue

We were on PeopleSoft 8.8 / Oracle 10g and have migrated to PeopleSoft 9.1 and a SQL Server 2008 R2 back end.

In the past on Oracle 10g we could run multiple AP processes at the same time for different companies without incident.   Now on SQL Server 2008 R2, the first process will hold up the second process until the first process is complete even though the process are updating for different key values.  

Does SQL Server really lock the entire table or is it a configuration issue?
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Darius GhassemCommented:
Read over this if you haven't already you can see some sections on locking which should help you with the issues you are having

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