BEA, Siebel Team on Integration
BEA to support Siebel's Universal Application Network (UAN) out of the box and Siebel will provide support for BEA's WebLogic Integration and WebLogic Platform.BEA Systems Inc. and Siebel Systems Inc. Monday announced an expansion of their existing partnership to jointly deliver integration solutions. San Jose, Calif.-based BEA and San Mateo, Calif.-based Siebel said they would support each others integration solutions, with BEA supporting Siebels Universal Application Network (UAN) out of the box and Siebel providing support for BEAs WebLogic Integration and WebLogic Platform, the companies said. The companies will partner on development, sales and marketing, and also around emerging integration and process standards in the Web services arena. BEAs lack of a strategic integration partnership with any major enterprise application vendors "was a recognized hole" in the companys strategy, said Morris Beton, senior vice president of business development at BEA.
Beton said BEA will offer out-of-the-box support for UAN in future versions of BEA WebLogic Integration and WebLogic Platform. Siebels UAN already supports BEA WebLogic Integration 7.0, and BEA WebLogic Integration 8.1 with support for UAN Integration Applications is available in beta now and will be generally available this summer, Beton said.