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Sequent and Siebel Announce Strategic Alliance

 

Siebel's Enterprise Relationship Management Applications to Leverage Sequent's NUMACenter

SAN MATEO, Calif. and BEAVERTON, Ore.—December 7, 1998—Siebel Systems, Inc. (Nasdaq: SEBL) and Sequent Computer Systems, Inc. (Nasdaq: SQNT) today announced a strategic alliance to deliver Siebel's Enterprise Relationship Management (ERM) solutions on Sequent's NUMACenter™ platform. In addition, Siebel solutions will be integrated into Sequent's front-office offerings as a Contact Advantage™ Partner. This partnership will enable customers to deploy Siebel's integrated family of sales, marketing and customer service products on NUMACenter, Sequent's data center infrastructure that leverages the strengths of both UNIX and Windows NT.

"Sequent's NUMACenter platform provides our customers with safe infrastructure for current and future development," said Thomas M. Siebel, chairman and CEO of Siebel Systems. "The combination of Siebel's ERM applications and Sequent's NUMACenter platform will enable customers to easily and flexibly deploy highly scalable, world-class solutions for managing their customer relationships."

As a Strategic Partner in the Siebel Alliance Program, the two companies are working in concert to:

  • ensure tight integration between current and future versions of Siebel's ERM applications and NUMACenter;
  • test, optimize and coordinate delivery and support activities to help customers obtain maximum performance, reliability and scalability;
  • develop benchmarking and competency centers to ensure rapid and successful deployment of Siebel's ERM solutions on NUMACenter;
  • market and sell to mutual customers.

"Sequent's partnership with Siebel Systems is a critically important part of our front office strategy," said Casey Powell, chairman and CEO of Sequent. "We are offering customers the ability to rapidly introduce Siebel's market leading solutions with an easy to deploy framework providing scalability to support thousands of users and millions of customers."

Siebel offers the most comprehensive family of sales, service and marketing information solutions available. Siebel's integrated ERM application software—including Siebel Sales Enterprise, Siebel Marketing Enterprise, Siebel Call Center and Siebel Service Enterprise—enable sales, marketing and service professionals to increase sales productivity, enhance customer satisfaction and capitalize on each moment of value with the customer.

The Sequent NUMACenter platform offers a network-centric solution for managing consolidated data centers with fewer resources and the ability to sustain increased levels of IT service. Its mixed-mode environment of Unix and Windows NT enables users to perform flexible implementations and better manage their decision support systems and business-critical applications.

About Siebel Systems

Siebel Systems, Inc. (NASDAQ: SEBL) is the world's leading supplier of Enterprise Relationship Management software systems. Siebel Systems provides an integrated family of sales, marketing and customer service application software for field sales, customer service, telesales, telemarketing, field service, third-party resellers and Internet based e-commerce and self service. Siebel Systems products are designed to meet the needs of small, medium and large businesses. Siebel Systems sales and service facilities are deployed locally in over 20 countries and can be reached through the World Wide Web at www.siebel.com.

About Sequent Computer Systems, Inc.

Sequent Computer Systems (Nasdaq:SQNT), the leader in Intel-based solutions for the data center, is committed to the success of its end-user and system integrator customers. Sequent's platform architectures and services are optimized for the scalability, availability and manageability requirements of corporate and institutional data center environments leveraging industry-standard technologies and best-in-class partnerships.

Sequent supports more than 10,000 installations worldwide, including many of the world's largest and most sophisticated OLTP, DSS and RDBMS applications. For further information, phone Sequent at (503) 626-5700 or (800) 257-9044, or visit our Web site at www.sequent.com.

 

Sequent Contact
Mike Fay, mikefay@sequent.com
(212) 317-5710

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