Marimba's Desktop/Mobile Technology to be Integrated into Selectica's
Internet Selling System
Marimba, Inc. a leading provider of systems management solutions built for
e-business, and Selectica, a leading provider of Internet Selling Systems
(ISS) for e-business, today announced a strategic licensing agreement to
integrate Marimba's desktop and mobile technology into Selectica's ACE
Mobile product suite. As a result, Selectica mobile users will be able to
efficiently receive and distribute the most current applications and product
information in a secure and reliable environment.
"By teaming with Marimba, we are leveraging Marimba's software reliability,
built-in bandwidth efficiency, and security with our market-proven ISS
functionalities to deliver a complete mobile solution that is easy to deploy
and maintain," said Dr. Sanjay Mittal, executive vice president of
engineering and CTO of Selectica. "Selectica is committed to providing our
customers with a comprehensive and flexible e-business solution."
Leverage Core Competency
Selectica's ACE Mobile provides companies with a set of configuration tools
that allows them to sell and support complex products and services through
untethered devices such as laptops and kiosks. The integration will extend
Selectica's existing needs assessment capabilities, feature comparisons,
product configuration, pricing and quoting services with Marimba's remote
management and software updating capabilities. Using Marimba's desktop and
mobile solution, all updates to the software can be completed in an
automatic, transparent, and bandwidth-efficient manner. By relying on this
combined solution, Selectica customers can provide their worldwide users
with the most current product information on their desktops and laptops,
effectively providing information integrity across the enterprise.
"Providing premier tools to IT professionals is critical in our customers'
efforts to achieve top performance with their systems management software,"
said Rich Wyckoff, senior vice president of worldwide marketing for Marimba.
"Selectica's application suite, combined with Marimba's desktop and mobile
management technology, will enable Selectica to extend its Web services, and
allow customers to better manage applications and content to remote users."
Selectica, Inc. (Nasdaq: SLTC) is a leading provider of Internet Selling
Systems (ISS) that transform the way companies sell, service, and compete.
Selectica's ISS is a comprehensive application suite that accelerates the
process of selecting, configuring, pricing, and purchasing complex products
and services with great efficiency and accuracy. The Selectica solution has
the ability to positively impact productivity across all sales channels by
improving every step of the sales process - from needs analysis and product
configuration, to order capture and renewals. Selectica's customers include
industry leaders such as BMW, Cisco Systems, Dell Computer, Hewlett-Packard,
Highmark Blue Cross Blue Shield, Juniper Networks, and Rockwell Automation.
Selectica is headquartered in San Jose, CA. The company's web site is
located at www.selectica.com.
Headquartered in Mountain View, Calif., Marimba, Inc. (Nasdaq: MRBA)
provides systems management solutions built for e-business. From change
management to performance management software, Marimba's extensive Internet
expertise allows Global 2000 companies to better manage their resources,
increase efficiency and reduce costs. For more information, please call +44
118 949 7060, or visit our web site at www.marimba.com.
This press release contains forward-looking information within the meaning
of Section 27A of the Securities Act of 1933 and Section 21E of the
Securities Exchange Act of 1934, and is subject to the safe harbors created
by these sections. These forward-looking statements include: the ability of
Selectica mobile users to efficiently receive and distribute the most
current applications and product information in a secure, transparent,
bandwidth-efficient and reliable manner; the ability of Selectica to extend
its Web services and allow customers to better manage applications and
content to remote users by using Marimba technology; certain other technical
and performance benefits Selectica expects to achieve with Marimba's
technology; and the expectation that Selectica will make Marimba technology
part of its standard infrastructure. Those results are subject to a number
of risks and uncertainties, including the remaining time and effort required
to complete Selectica's deployment of Marimba technology, which could be
greater than expected; technical challenges specific to Selectica's
implementation of Marimba technology, which could impact whether Selectica
is able to achieve expected benefits with Marimba's technology; and other
business factors particular to Selectica which could impact whether it
continues to use Marimba's technology in the future. Actual results may
differ materially due to these and other factors. The matters discussed in
this press release also involve risks and uncertainties described from time
to time in Marimba's filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission. In
particular, see the Risk Factors described in Marimba's most recently filed
Annual Report on Form 10K and Quarterly Reports on Form 10Q. Marimba assumes
no obligation to update the forward-looking information contained in this
Marimba is a registered trademark of Marimba, Inc. in the U.S. and/or
certain other countries. Selectica is a trademark of Selectica, Inc. Other
product, trademark, company or service names mentioned herein are the
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