Siebel, Sun Sign J2EE Deal
Announcement comes two days after Siebel inked landmark partnership with Microsoft.Just two days after Siebel Systems Inc. signed a landmark deal with Microsoft Corp., embracing .Net, the market-leading CRM software vendor threw a bone to the Java crowd Wednesday, recommitting itself to the J2EE platform in a joint announcement with Sun Microsystems Inc. The companies, at Siebels User Week conference in Los Angeles this week, announced support for the J2EE Connectors specification in version 7.5 of Siebels eBusiness Applications. Siebel first introduced J2EE interoperability in version 6.0 of its suite. The J2EE Connectors provide a standard architecture for enterprise applications to interoperate with the J2EE platform, Siebel officials said. "Customers need to know their Siebel eBusiness Applications will interoperate with other business applications," said Stuart Wells, senior vice president of Suns Market Development Organization, in a statement. "Siebel Systems commitment to J2EE will help customers improve the ROI of their Siebel eBusiness Applications by reducing integration costs and complexity."
Richard Gorman, Siebels senior vice president of products and alliances, said in a statement that Siebels customers have indicated a "strong interest" in the J2EE, particularly for integration.