SAN DIEGO, Calif. at Siebel Worldwide User Week 1999 October 4, 1999 Siebel Systems (Nasdaq: SEBL) today announced the availability of Siebel Sales Handheld, the first Microsoft Windows CE application to combine the power of sales force effectiveness software with the portability of mobile handheld devices. Siebel Sales Handheld, the first in a series of Siebel Handheld software applications, allows mobile sales professionals to instantly access comprehensive customer information where it is most important - at the point of interaction with the customer.
"Siebel Sales Handheld offers the power and flexibility of Siebel applications on devices that fit in a pocket or a briefcase," said David Schmaier, senior vice president, Products, Siebel Systems. "Siebel Sales Handheld ensures that sales representatives can be fully mobile and informed at the same time, providing them with the information they need to build and manage customer relationships."
The Siebel Handheld product family enables true mobile computing by providing a complete exchange of information between laptops, handheld computers and the corporate server. Through Siebel Sync, users can be confident that their handheld information mirrors their Siebel Sales Enterprise data stored on the server, to ensure that every member of the sales team is consistently up to date on all customer interactions. Siebel Sales Handheld provides sales professionals with instant access to comprehensive customer information, including their activities, contacts, opportunities and calendars.
"The Siebel Handheld product line delivers on the vision of Microsoft Windows CE, making enterprise application information available anywhere, anytime, on any device, said Steve Ballmer, president, Microsoft Corporation. Siebel Sales Handheld allows mobile sales professionals to leverage the full power of their desktop applications on powerful, portable Microsoft Windows CE devices by providing seamless integration with Microsoft ActiveSync and Pocket Outlook technologies. Ballmer will be further addressing the strategic partnership with Siebel Systems and the Siebel Handheld product line during his Siebel Worldwide User Week keynote address today. Siebel Handheld provides:
Support for a full range of Windows CE device form factors from the smallest palm-size devices to larger notebook-size devices giving customers the power and flexibility to deploy the right device for their organizations specific mobile requirements;
Siebel Sync, which delivers full two-way data and application synchronization between Siebel Enterprise and Siebel Handheld on Windows CE devices;
Configurability with Siebel Tools, Siebels suite of customization tools for developers, giving system administrators the ability to tailor the views and data on handheld devices to meet specific business needs;
Seamless integration with the Microsoft Pocket Outlook Calendar for real time scheduling and viewing of sales activities by contacts, accounts and opportunities.
Siebel Sales Handheld, the first in a series of Siebel Handheld Products, is available today. Pricing starts at $1,000 per named user. Other handheld applications, including Siebel Service Handheld, are planned for release in early 2000.
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