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Siebel Systems, Inc., and its business partner IBM have announced that Siebel CRM OnDemand Industry Editions will debut at Siebel User Week 2004 on October 3 in Los Angeles. The companies will demonstrate the first hosted CRM solutions specifically designed to address core business processes for the financial services, high tech, life sciences, and automotive industries.
"With more than 11 years of experience and 2.6 million users, we have learned that CRM solutions deliver superior economic value when they are tailored for specific industries," said Bruce Cleveland, Senior Vice President and General Manager, OnDemand and SMB, Siebel Systems. "By addressing the specific requirements for four different industries at the user interface, data model, and process levels, companies of all sizes can leverage the power and sophistication of Siebel Systems' industry-specific CRM solutions through the simplicity of a hosted model. Siebel CRM OnDemand industry-specific solutions are built on the same multi-industry data model and business logic as the company's on premise solutions, which should assure companies large and small of their applicability and robustness."
"Addressing the industry-specific needs of our clients has always been a priority for IBM," said Rich Stomp, General Manager, Global IBM/Siebel Alliance, IBM. "Leveraging IBM's deep industry insight, we are collaborating with Siebel Systems in the development of the new industry versions of Siebel CRM OnDemand to provide clients with out-of-the-box industry functionality that will deliver a higher return on investment and can be implemented quickly, without requiring extensive customizations."
Siebel Systems will demonstrate the following four Siebel CRM OnDemand Industry Editions at Siebel User Week 2004:
All of these industry solutions will extend Siebel CRM OnDemand's powerful core CRM capabilities in sales, marketing, service, and analytics specific to the needs of each industry. Detailed presentations and preview demonstrations for each of these industry solutions will be available throughout Siebel User Week 2004. All four industry editions will be available in the fourth quarter of 2004 at a price of $100 per user per month in North America. Pricing outside of North America may vary.