Applicast and Siebel Systems extend partnership
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Applicast, the total-solution application service provider (ASP), and Siebel Systems, supplier of eBusiness application software, have extended their partnership. Advancing from a Siebel Premier Platform Partner to a Siebel Strategic Platform Partner, Applicast will work with Siebel sales and marketing to bring Siebel eBusiness Applications to fast-track companies through Applicast’s full-service, full-lifecycle outsourcing services.

“We've had tremendous success collaborating with Applicast to reach early-stage and mid-market companies, and raising our alliance to the next partnership level was the natural next step,” said Bruce Cleveland, vice president, alliances, at Siebel Systems. “Applicast’s expertise lets dot-coms and other fast-track businesses benefit early-on from Siebel eBusiness Applications, so they can manage customer relationships, marketing, and sales to support and promote rapid growth.”

“We've been committed to implementing and maintaining complete Siebel solutions from the start, as one of our tenets is to provide customers with only best-of-breed, world-class application software,” said John McGrory, Applicast CEO. “Our relationship with Siebel Systems has grown rapidly in the past year, mirroring the rapid growth of our joint customer base. Through this alliance, we will fuel our momentum with more internal Siebel experts, stepped-up marketing, and increased joint solution development.”

The Siebel/Applicast customer base includes organizations such as Acta Technology, Commtouch, CoSine Communications, Documedics, Identix, PCTEL, Proxim and Tumbleweed Communications. Commented James Berkman, director of client services at Commtouch, “With a Siebel solution outsourced by Applicast, we received powerful technology, comprehensive service and rapid deployment. Applicast has a first-class team managing our systems. We can now focus on our business and not on the software running it.”

Siebel Systems provides an integrated family of eBusiness application software enabling multi-channel sales, marketing and customer service systems to be deployed over the web, call centers, field, reseller channels, retail and dealer networks. Siebel Systems' has sales and service facilities in 28 countries.

Based in Menlo Park, California, the Applicast Business Applications Network offers full-service application outsourcing for mission-critical applications, such as SAP R/3 and Siebel eBusiness Applications, over secure private or Internet connections.  Applicast has developed relationships with SAP, Siebel Systems, Virtue Technology, Agile Software, BMC Software and GTE Data Services. Applicast is privately funded by leading investment organizations, including Trinity Ventures, Piper Jaffray Ventures, Bowman Capital Management, Crescendo Ventures, Bluewater Capital Management, Sippl Macdonald Ventures and MKS Ventures.


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