Siebel Systems, Inc.

Siebel Systems, Inc.

March 01, 2005 11:00 ET

Siebel Systems Wins IBM PartnerWorld Beacon Award for Global OnDemand Solutions




MARCH 1, 2005 - 11:00 ET

Siebel Systems Wins IBM PartnerWorld Beacon Award for
Global OnDemand Solutions

SAN MATEO, Calif.--(CCNMatthews - Mar 1, 2005) -

Siebel Systems Recognized for Global Success with the Industry-Leading
CRM Solution; Makes CRM Available On Demand for Growing Businesses

Siebel Systems, Inc. (Nasdaq:SEBL), a leading provider of business
applications software, today announced that it has been named as the
winner of the "Global Solutions Marketing -- OnDemand" category in the
annual IBM PartnerWorld Beacon Awards competition, honoring IBM Business
Partners for their ingenuity, customer satisfaction and outstanding
achievements in providing on demand business solutions.

Siebel CRM OnDemand is a Web-based CRM offering available at a fixed
price per month. The solution requires no up-front investment and
uniquely delivers critical industry-specific functionality. Siebel's
pre-built industry-specific solutions provide organizations with time
and cost savings versus the alternative of attempting to customize a
generic solution. Siebel CRM OnDemand also provides unmatched
industry-leading analytic capabilities that are built on a hosted data
warehouse and are bundled into the core offering at no additional cost.

Siebel CRM OnDemand is built on an IBM platform that includes DB2(1)
data management technology and WebSphere(1) Application Server and is
delivered over the Internet by IBM, hosted on eServer(1) xSeries(1) and
pSeries(1). A comprehensive suite of IBM Business Consulting Services
offerings enables customers to configure, implement and integrate CRM

"The offering has been deployed as a stand-alone solution for hundreds
of small and medium businesses that are using CRM OnDemand to close
deals faster and increase revenues," said Donn Atkins, General Manager,
IBM Global Business Partners. "Siebel is combining technology expertise
with business insight to help clients of all sizes solve important
business issues and make them more competitive."

"After only one year in this marketplace, we have established ourselves
as a leader in hosted CRM, which is underscored by winning the Beacon
Award from IBM," said Bruce Cleveland, Senior Vice President and General
Manager, OnDemand and SMB, Siebel Systems. "Siebel CRM OnDemand is built
using IBM's leading technology infrastructure on Siebel's proven
platform and reflects more than a decade of innovation. Because of this,
we are the only provider delivering a complete solution that meets the
requirements of any customer, regardless of size or complexity."

About IBM PartnerWorld Beacon Awards

Nearly 600 nominations were judged by a team of leading industry
journalists, analysts, and IBM executives, who selected winner and
finalists in 31 award categories. These IBM Business Partners will be
honored during the IBM PartnerWorld 2005 Conference in Las Vegas,
Nevada, Feb. 27-March 2. For more information about the IBM PartnerWorld
Beacon Awards please visit

About Siebel CRM OnDemand

Siebel CRM OnDemand is a hosted CRM offering delivered over the Web and
accessible from an Internet browser at a fixed price per user per month.
Customers can deploy Siebel CRM OnDemand quickly, easily, and affordably
without any up-front IT investments. Hosted by IBM, Siebel CRM OnDemand
delivers complete sales, marketing, and service functionality; built-in
customer analytics; virtual call center technology; embedded best
practices; and world-class hosting services and support. Siebel CRM
OnDemand is now available for purchase. For more information, visit

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 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.

For more information on Siebel Systems solutions and services, please
visit our Web site: CRM --; OnDemand Solutions
--; Industry CRM --; Call Center and Service --; Sales Force Automation --; Marketing Automation --; Business Intelligence --; Integration Solutions --; CRM Services --

Except for the historical information contained herein, this press
release contains forward-looking statements that involve risk or
uncertainties. Future operating results of Siebel Systems 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 customer relations, such as the availability of Siebel
Systems' products and services, customer implementation of products and
services, relationships with customers, third-party vendors and systems
integrators, concentration of revenues in a relatively small number of
customers, existence of errors or defects in products, ability to
successfully manage growth, significant current and expected additional
competition and the need to continue to expand product distribution and
services offerings. Further information on potential factors that could
affect the financial results of Siebel Systems are included in Siebel
Systems' 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 Siebel Systems assumes no obligation to update
the information in this press release.

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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