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Everypath Adds Siebel to Partners

Everypath, like 2Roam, Brience, and many other wireless platform providers, has not seen the market develop the way the founders originally envisioned when the company received funding in 1999. That being said, in spite of only taking an enterprise focus within the last six months, Everypath seems to have solidified a position to, at the least, wait the market out or, in flusher times, set themselves up for acquisition by one of their two main partners. The problem with the second option is pleasing investors, who got in on a large round at what was no doubt a sky-high (by today’s standards) valuation.

The announcement this week that Everypath will offer support for Siebel 7, the seventh major release of Siebel eBusiness Applications from Siebel Systems Inc., (Nasdaq: SEBL) is solid news. The company exhibited at the Siebel customer conference this week and was the only representative in Everypath’s (still, surprisingly) crowded space.

Given the strong alliance with Siebel, and the already established relationship with Accenture (one of Seibel’s biggest re-sellers), Everypath is well positioned between these two trusted giants. Of course, no alliance is permanent, and Everypath will have to continue to demonstrate innovation in order to make it worth the larger companies’ time.

Everypath plans to fully integrate its Mobile Platform with Siebel 7 within 90 days of general availability. Siebel 7 allows organizations to manage, synchronize and coordinate all customer touch points across the Web, call center, field sales and service personnel, and partner channels.

The integrated Everypath and Siebel 7 solution will offer offline and online functionality, as well as alerts across any network. Even without wireless coverage, field service technicians can use mobile applications stored locally on any wireless device. Users of Siebel Systems' product designed for sales professionals, Siebel Sales, and Siebel Field Service, designed for field service professionals, can get access to critical customer information regardless of network connectivity or location. In this way, Everypath and Siebel Systems are helping businesses make more informed strategic decisions in real time. That ability translates into increased workforce productivity and improved customer satisfaction - two key metrics for bottom-line success in today's economy.

"Our customers need the most complete and robust mobile solution available, and that's what we're making available to them through our strategic relationship with Everypath. This combined offering is about solving the pain thousands of mobile employees feel every day and maximizing the business value we can deliver to their companies," said Catherine Cheribuno, Senior Managing Director of Software and Industry Alliances for Siebel Systems. "The integration of Siebel 7 with Everypath's Mobile Platform delivers a unique and proven mobile solution with the capabilities that allows our customers to gain access to the information they need in order sell and service their customers more effectively."

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