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Mercury Interactive Announces Siebel Validation

  • 08 October, 2003 09:47

<p>Mercury Integrates Business Availability Center 4.5 with Siebel eBusiness Applications Version 7.5</p>
<p>SYDNEY and SAN DIEGO, Calif., October 8, 2003 — Mercury Interactive Corporation (NASDAQ: MERQ), the global leader in business technology optimization (BTO), today announced at Siebel User Week 2003 that the integration between Mercury Business Availability Center 4.5 for Siebel eBusiness Applications and Siebel eBusiness Applications version 7.5 has been validated by Siebel Systems. Siebel Systems, Inc. (NASDAQ: SEBL) is a leading provider of multichannel business applications software.</p>
<p>Mercury provides a comprehensive business technology optimization offering for IT governance, application delivery and application management. Siebel Systems provides organizations with a proven set of industry-specific best practices, CRM applications software, and business processes, enabling corporations to sell to, market to, and serve customers across multiple channels and lines of business. With this validation, customers of Siebel Systems and Mercury can optimize service levels, minimize downtime, and reduce the total cost of ownership of Siebel eBusiness Applications.</p>
<p>The Mercury Business Availability Center 4.5 for Siebel eBusiness Applications has been integrated with Siebel eBusiness Applications version 7.5 to provide a consolidated view of the availability and performance of critical Siebel business processes, as well as the entire Siebel infrastructure. By measuring the availability of business processes from the end-user perspective, customers can optimize Siebel eBusiness Applications to ensure that they deliver maximum value to the business.</p>
<p>“Managing enterprise applications is critical in order to ensure that key business processes are optimized,” said Rahul Vadodkar, director, alliances for Siebel Systems. “Mercury and Siebel customers can be assured that Siebel applications are operating efficiently and delivering value to the business.”</p>
<p>“We are pleased to work closely with Siebel Systems to ensure that customers who rely on Siebel 7.5 achieve the levels of service and availability they require to meet the demands of their business,” said Jim Hare, director of technology alliances at Mercury Interactive.</p>
<p>Siebel Systems forms alliances with proven technology leaders to deliver tangible business benefits throughout the enterprise. By choosing Siebel eBusiness Applications and validated partner solutions, Siebel Systems’ customers can pursue a best-of-class software acquisition strategy. The Siebel Validation Program applies rigorous technical scrutiny to evaluate the integration of third-party solutions with Siebel eBusiness Applications. Integrations that meet the strict testing criteria are validated and documented by the Siebel Validation Program. Validation documentation is available on the Siebel Partner Directory at www.siebel.com/partners/dir/directory.shtm.</p>
<p>Mercury Interactive Corporation
Mercury Interactive (NASDAQ: MERQ), the global leader in business technology optimization (BTO), is committed to helping customers optimize the business value of information technology. Founded in 1989, Mercury Interactive conducts business worldwide and is one of the fastest growing enterprise software companies today. Mercury Interactive provides software and services to govern the priorities, people, and practices of IT; deliver and manage applications; and integrate IT strategy and execution.</p>
<p>More than 30,000 customers worldwide rely on Mercury offerings to improve quality and performance of applications and manage IT costs, risks and compliance. Mercury BTO offerings are complemented by technologies and services from global business partners. For more information, visit www.mercuryinteractive.com.</p>
<p>For further information please contact:
Gabrielle Cichero Mercury Interactive 02 8273 1999
Shuna Boyd BoydPR 02 9418 8100</p>

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