Siebel eBusiness Applications can now be deployed on the iSeries platform and integrated with back-office and legacy software packages.
Siebel eBusiness Applications are currently available on OS/400 version 4 release 5. A release on OS/400 version 5 release 1 is expected to be available within the next 60 days.
More than 200,000 enterprises currently use eServer iSeries, IBM’s server line targeted at small to midsize enterprises, to run mission-critical applications that include integrated e-business solutions.
Siebel’s support for eServer iSeries marks a new milestone in the joint product development and integration work between the two companies, according to Siebel. Siebel further believes that this global partnership will create customer-focused e-business solutions for leading organizations worldwide.
With this release, Siebel eBusiness Applications is available across IBM’s entire eServer product line.
“The combination of IBM eServer and Siebel eBusiness Applications brings the benefits of customer-focused e-business to organizations around the globe,” said Buell Duncan, general manager of IBM Midmarket Servers in a prepared statement.
“Now, these small and medium-sized businesses can take advantage of the unrivalled integration of IBM eServer iSeries to easily and affordably deploy Siebel eBusiness Applications — allowing them to dramatically improve customer relationships, increase retention, improve employee productivity and, ultimately, increase revenues,” Duncan added.
“In addition to industry-leading integration, scalability, and reliability, IBM eServer iSeries offers Siebel customers simplified deployment and reduced management costs,” said Carlos Chou, Vice President, IBM Alliance, Siebel Systems.