Siebel Systems, IBM To Join on CRM Linux Effort

Siebel Systems and IBM today announced they will join to provide database support for Siebel’s CRM suite on Linux.

Siebel will work with IBM to extend support for Siebel 7.7 on DB2 Universal Database for Linux and provide support for Web Server and App Server tiers on future versions of Siebel CRM solutions next year.

IBM and Siebel Systems will market, deliver and service Siebel CRM.

This strategic direction follows the recent launch of Siebel 7.7, a comprehensive family of CRM applications that enables enterprises to manage customer relationships across all contacts.

Siebel Systems’ points to its support for Linux as illustrating the company’s continued effort to reduce Total Cost of Ownership (TCO) for its users, support open industry standards and address key customer requirements.

Fast-Growing Environment

Enabling Siebel CRM applications on DB2 Universal Database for Linux reinforces the commitment of both companies to one of the fastest growing open-source environments.

“The availability of Siebel Systems’ market-leading CRM applications on DB2 Universal Database for Linux provides a powerful, yet low cost, open platform on which companies can build enterprise-class business solutions,” Siebel Systems Chief Technology Officer Ed Abbo said.

“Today’s announcement demonstrates the importance of IBM’s business partner ecosystem for providing customers with the broadest portfolio of leading industry software solutions,” Surjit Chana, vice president of strategy and planning for IBM Software Group, said.

Industry Expertise

“The IBM-Siebel Systems relationship unites our industry expertise, products and services with Siebel Systems’ customer-focused business applications to generate unmatched solutions that provide businesses with flexibility and choice,” he said.

Siebel Systems is a Premier Business Partner under IBM’s PartnerWorld for Developers program.

IBM provides a high level of commitment to Premier Business Partners offering sales, technical and marketing support.

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