Siebel Delivers Apps for Handhelds, DB2, Solaris

At its Worldwide User Week conference in San Diego, Siebel Systems Inc. today announced availability of a handheld application for mobile salespeople, as well as front-office applications for Solaris and DB2.

Siebel Sales Handheld, which runs on Microsoft Corp.'s Windows CE platform, is the first in an expected series of handheld software applications, the company said today. The software includes Siebel Sync technology that allows two-way data and application synchronization and a tools suite that lets system administrators customize views and data on handheld devices. The software is available now with the price starting at US$1,000 per user. Additional applications are expected early next year, Siebel said.

Siebel's Front Office Applications are available now for Sun Microsystems Inc.'s Solaris platform and for thin clients using Sun's Java platform. The Web-based applications include sales, marketing and customer service software.

Pricing information was not provided. Sun Chairman and Chief Executive Officer Scott McNealy is expected to talk more about the relationship between his company and Siebel in a speech on Wednesday, according to Siebel, based in San Mateo, California.

Siebel Front Office Applications for DB2 are available now for AIX, HP-UP and Windows NT operating systems. The applications will be available for Sun Solaris and IBM OS/390 in the first quarter of next year, Siebel said. The applications for IBM Corp.'s DB2 Universal Database include Web-based customer service, call center and field and business partner channel applications. Pricing information was not provided.

Siebel, in San Mateo, can be reached at +1-650-295-5000, or at http://www.siebel.com/.

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