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BEA and Siebel Systems Announce Availability of Siebel Component Assembly for WebLogic 9.0


Solution Accelerates J2EE Development and Deployment of Custom CRM Applications; Advances Companies’ Aligned Vision for Delivery of SOA

BEAWorld, Beijing and SAN MATEO, Calif. - December 8, 2005 - Siebel Systems, Inc., a leading provider of customer-facing solutions, and BEA Systems, Inc., a world leader in enterprise infrastructure software, today announced the general availability of Siebel Component Assembly for J2EE-based BEA WebLogic Server 9.0. The combined offering is designed to help customers to significantly simplify and speed the development of custom CRM applications, enhance organizational decision-making, and increase end user productivity. The solution also represents a major milestone in an ongoing partnership between BEA and Siebel Systems to deliver on a common vision for Service Oriented Architecture (SOA) via their respective Services Infrastructure and Customer Adaptive Solutions software.

BEA’s Services Infrastructure vision promotes the free flow of business processes, information, and services to help organizations rapidly compose, configure, and reuse technology assets to more efficiently meet evolving business needs. Siebel Customer Adaptive Solutions deliver compelling CRM applications that allow companies to understand and anticipate a customer’s needs; rapidly design and implement customer-centric processes; continually realign those processes for systemic, consistent improvements; and direct the right actions across organizations to help maximize customer satisfaction and profitability. Siebel Component Assembly on WebLogic Server 9.0 represents the convergence of these visions with two industry-leading products that have incorporated standards-based reusable composite application development for enterprise-grade applications.

With Service Oriented Architecture and industry standards as the blueprint, companies like BEA and Siebel can provide organizations with a proven, scalable and secure environment designed to help them to quickly build their individual Customer Adaptive Solutions.

“A Service Oriented Architecture is now a viable strategic direction for companies,” said Sheryl Kingstone, Program Manager, Customer-Centric Strategies, Yankee Group. “When Yankee Group interviewed IT executives’ use of SOA we found that 30 percent were not only replacing applications and business processes with SOA-based ones, but that 28 percent were augmenting existing applications and core business processes with SOA. When asking these executives which type of project the SOA initiative is addressing or will address, we found that 65 percent are currently evaluating or deploying SOA for customer-facing initiatives. Siebel Component Assembly on WebLogic Server 9 provides a head start for companies that want to build custom applications that are scalable, flexible, and secure.”

“Siebel Component Assembly for WebLogic 9.0 is another example of how BEA continues to attract leading enterprise-based application developers to our application server,” said Jeff Pendleton, Vice President, Product and Solutions Marketing, BEA Systems. “We are committed to continuing our relationship with Siebel and driving SOA-based development and standards forward.”
New Solution Provides Building Blocks for SOA Development

Siebel Component Assembly on BEA WebLogic 9.0 will deliver the essential building blocks to help organizations develop custom CRM applications more quickly, easily, and efficiently. The new solution:

* Provides world-class CRM content, based on Siebel’s more than 11 years of industry leadership, with the flexibility of a true SOA-based, enterprise-class application that is designed to allow customers to easily customize and integrate within their ecosystem.
* Features native J2EE-based WebLogic Server 9.0 to allow faster development and accessibility to a greater number of tools for developing more flexible applications
* Is component-based and metadata-driven to help enable access to metadata and composite application development tools that are designed to help minimize development time and increase the flexibility to adapt to dynamic business requirements.
* Includes a high-performance enterprise grade kernel. The kernel features clustering, security, management, caching and virtual machine technologies designed to provide developers with an easy way to help ensure that applications on WebLogic Server 9.0 are faster, more scalable and reliable.
* Features mission-critical support. High Availability Support helps to maximize application uptime. Key features include strategic planning, release and migration assistance, 24/7/365 direct-connect telephone support from J2EE experts, remote or on-site dedicated support engineers, and executive escalation.

“Siebel Component Assembly was created specifically to address the needs of organizations developing highly customized CRM applications,” said David Bernstein, Vice President, Application Technology, Siebel Systems. “Customers using Siebel Component Assembly and WebLogic Server 9.0 can now quickly and effectively deliver a world-class, customer-centric CRM solution that empowers the business to rapidly adapt to dynamic business environments. By combining our years of experience delivering industry-leading solutions and applying the technology of vendors like BEA, who understand how to develop and deploy these solutions in a scalable, reliable, and secure way, organizations now have a compelling new avenue to deliver highly customized, enterprise-class applications with lower risk and better results.”

Siebel Component Assembly for BEA WebLogic Server 9.0 is available now and can be purchased from Siebel Systems. BEA WebLogic is available from BEA Systems. More information is available at To learn how Siebel CRM software solutions can help your business, call 1-800-366-5818.
Continuing Commitment to SOA

BEA and Siebel share a common vision to better empower customers to enjoy the benefits of SOA. In addition to building Siebel Component Assembly, the two companies, along with other industry-leading vendors, collaborated on a broad industry effort to architect an open, language-independent specification for building SOA applications called Service Component Architecture (SCA). Announced on November 30, 2005, SCA is a programming model designed to simplify the development of creating business services and includes an update to the Service Data Objects (SDO) specification for accessing data residing in multiple locations and formats. The work on Siebel Component Assembly provided a critical use case and requirements to this over-arching specification, defining how developers can quickly describe services and data graphs using metadata and wire and re-wire them together to quickly assemble relevant customer-adaptive solutions. SCA and SDO are available royalty free, and the authors are soliciting industry feedback.
About BEA

BEA Systems, Inc. (NASDAQ: BEAS) is a world leader in enterprise infrastructure software, providing standards-based platforms to accelerate the secure flow of information and services. BEA product lines—WebLogic®, Tuxedo®, JRockit®, and the new AquaLogic™ family of Service Infrastructure—help customers reduce IT complexity and successfully deploy Service-Oriented Architectures to improve business agility and efficiency. For more information please visit

About Siebel Systems

Siebel Systems is a leading provider of software solutions and services that drive value and loyalty in client-customer relationships, providing best-in-class capabilities in on premise and hosted customer relationship management (CRM), business analytics, and customer data integration. Siebel’s new Customer Adaptive Solutions enable organizations to model their customer-centric business processes in order to drive the most effective customer interactions, gain increased insight over time, and continually realign those processes for systemic and consistent improvement. With more than $2 billion in R&D investments, 11-plus years of customer software experience, an extensive global ecosystem of alliance partners, and more than 4,000 customers and 3.7 million live users, Siebel is the proven choice in helping organizations of all types and sizes achieve customer-driven business results. For more information, visit

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