``Siebel eConsumer Goods 7 provides our customers with unprecedented breadth and depth of industry-specific functionality, based on industry best practices and close collaboration with our global customer base of more than 125 major consumer goods companies,'' said Bill Kester, General Manager of Siebel eConsumer Goods, Siebel Systems, Inc.. ``The applications' comprehensive support of trade management, account management, and customer service functions results in a significantly faster return on investment (ROI).'' Siebel eConsumer Goods
7 was built on the foundation of the newly announced Siebel
7 platform.With the release of Siebel
7, Siebel Systems
introduced the Siebel Smart Web Architecture, the industry's first and only zero-footprint Web architecture that provides high levels of interactivity previously available only from Windows desktop applications.Siebel
7 was built from the ground up to operate in heterogeneous environments and by supporting integration via an ``application network,'' organizations can not only integrate front office and back office systems, but also hundreds of other applications essential to the consumer goods industry.By offering robust application network support, Siebel eConsumer Goods
7 ensures interoperability with the many applications within a consumer goods company's systems environment, including homegrown legacy systems, industry-specific niche applications, and external applications for collaborating with partner systems. Siebel eConsumer Goods
7 is also shipping with Siebel Analytics 7, which includes visual, prepackaged and fully configurable reports and interactive dashboards with best practice metrics for sales, marketing, service, partner management, and executive users.