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Siebel Systems and IBM Expand Commitment to Universal Application Network

Siebel Systems and IBM Expand Commitment to Universal Application Network

(October 9, 2003) - IBM and Siebel Systems, Inc. this week announced their expanded commitment to Universal Application Network with the product release of Siebel Business Integration Applications for the IBM WebSphere Business Integration platform.

Developed by Siebel Systems in collaboration with leading technology companies, including IBM, Universal Application Network (UAN) is a standards-based architecture for business integration. UAN includes packaged integration applications - Siebel Business Integration Applications - that run on integration servers, eliminating the cost and complexity associated with traditional integration methods. With UAN, companies can leverage their existing IT investments, deploy best-in-class applications, and optimize their cross-application business processes.

Siebel Business Integration Applications are pre-built, industry specific integration processes, common objects, and transformations that are built upon the UAN architecture. IBM WebSphere Business Integration is a middleware solution for rapidly integrating applications, transactions and business processes across the enterprise and with customers, trading partners, and suppliers.

Together this offering provides key functionality for customers that wish to integrate disparate applications across their enterprise in order to streamline business processes that support customer lifecycle management, product lifecycle management and order management, among others. Additionally, this offering provides joint customers with a standards based set of common objects and common services to enable IT organizations to rapidly extend and customize their integration architecture across the enterprise in a cost effective, scalable manner.

In the coming quarters, Siebel and IBM plan to extend their commitment to Universal Application Network by expanding joint development to industry-specific Siebel Business Integration Applications, tailored for communications, media, and energy companies. The Cross-Industry Siebel Business Integration Applications for IBM WebSphere Business Integration 4.2 are generally available today from Siebel Systems.

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