Siebel Systems

March 07, 2005 09:02 ET

Alaska Airlines Selects Siebel Business Analytics to Provide Easy Flying and Caring Service for All Customers


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MARCH 7, 2005 - 09:02 ET

Alaska Airlines Selects Siebel Business Analytics to
Provide Easy Flying and Caring Service for All
Customers

SAN MATEO, Calif.--(CCNMatthews - Mar 7, 2005) -

Solution to Deliver Marketing Professionals with Insight to Drive
Increased Customer Loyalty

Siebel Systems, Inc. (Nasdaq:SEBL), a leading provider of business
applications software, today announced that Alaska Airlines has selected
Siebel Business Analytics as a key component of its customer-focused
strategy. Siebel Business Analytics will enable Alaska's marketing
professionals to gain rich insights into the airline's customer base.
This sophisticated solution will strengthen Alaska's capacity to better
evaluate customer behavior, identify purchasing trends, and design
promotions that best meet the needs of its expanding customer base.

"Alaska Airlines has built our 73-year-old brand around thinking about
the customer first," said Ann Ardizzone, Managing Director of Marketing
Programs for Alaska. "With advanced business intelligence capabilities,
we will take our commitment to the customer to the next level designing
services and programs that provide the greatest value. We also expect
our work with Siebel to strengthen our position as a technology leader
in making flying as easy as possible."

Alaska Airlines conducted a comprehensive due diligence process before
selecting Siebel Business Analytics. This included a thorough evaluation
of alternative solutions, development of product prototypes, technical
and scalability assessments, and in-depth architectural reviews.

Deployed throughout Alaska Airlines' marketing organization, the
solution will be seamlessly integrated with Alaska Airlines' internal
customer management systems and also incorporate data from Sabre, the
widely used electronic travel network. Among the expected benefits to
marketing professionals are deeper customer insight and targeted,
data-driven marketing programs, yielding higher success rates of mileage
plan, hotel, car rental, and vacation promotions. Better insight into
customers and marketing program metrics will also enable Alaska Airlines
to drive improvements in cross-selling and up-selling.

Alaska Airlines uses a proprietary customer relationship management
(CRM) solution to manage its customer data. "We welcome Alaska Airlines,
a true industry innovator, as a new Siebel customer," said Paul Rodwick,
Vice President of Marketing, Siebel Business Analytics. "The company's
selection of Siebel Business Analytics further validates that even a
company that doesn't use Siebel's CRM solutions can gain significant
business value by deploying Siebel Business Analytics."

About Siebel Business Analytics

Siebel Business Analytics solutions provide real-time and
enterprise-wide insight for all users. Tailored for more than 20
industries and providing rapid deployment with low cost of ownership,
Siebel Business Analytics applications are prebuilt enterprise solutions
powered by the Siebel Business Analytics Platform, a family of
next-generation BI platform products. Additional information is
available at www.siebel.com/analytics.

About Siebel Systems

Siebel Systems, Inc. is a leading provider of business applications
software, enabling corporations to sell to, market to, and serve
customers across multiple channels and lines of business. With more than
4,000 customer deployments worldwide, Siebel Systems provides
organizations with a proven set of industry-specific best practices, CRM
applications, market-leading business analytics products, and business
processes, empowering them to consistently deliver superior customer
experiences and establish more profitable customer relationships. Siebel
Systems' sales and service facilities are located in more than 30
countries.

Siebel is a trademark of Siebel Systems, Inc. and may be registered in
certain jurisdictions. All other product and company names mentioned are
the property of their respective owners and are mentioned for
identification purposes only.

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release contains forward-looking statements that involve risks and
uncertainties. The success of the agreements, relationships and products
described above and the future operating results of Siebel Systems, Inc.
may differ from the results discussed or forecasted in the
forward-looking statements due to factors that include, but are not
limited to, risks associated with the eBusiness software applications
market, dependence on the Internet, risks associated with new versions
and new products and risks associated with rapid technological change.
Further information on potential factors that could affect the financial
results of Siebel Systems, Inc. are included in its Annual Report on
Form 10-K, Quarterly Reports on Form 10-Q and its other filings with the
Securities and Exchange Commission, which are available at www.sec.gov.
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