Siebel Makes Application Integration Play
Siebel Systems Inc. took a stab at easing application integration headaches Monday with the announcement of its Universal Application Network at its European user conference in Barcelona.Siebel Systems Inc. took a stab at easing application integration headaches Monday with the announcement of its Universal Application Network at its European user conference in Barcelona. The new technology, first reported by eWEEK in January, is based on Web services and XML. It adds industry-specific business processes and support from such EAI vendors as IBM, SeeBeyond Technology Corp., TIBCO Software Inc., WebMethods Inc. and Vitria Technology Inc. Its designed to reduce implementation times and development and support costs while breaking down walls between disparate e-business applications, Siebel officials said.
"Our customers have clearly communicated the importance of application integration," said Tom Siebel, chairman and CEO of Siebel Systems, in a statement. "Rather than build a custom or proprietary solution, we responded by partnering with industry leaders to create the universal/collective/widespread standards-based, business process integration solution that reduces cost and complexity and enables customers to choose applications that best meet their business needs."