MetaMatrix Inc.

MetaMatrix Joins Siebel Alliance Program as CRM OnDemand Software Partner

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    - MetaMatrix extends Siebel CRM OnDemand with real-time access to company information across disparate systems

    MetaMatrix, the leader in Enterprise Information Integration (EII), today announced the signing of an alliance partnership with Siebel Systems Inc., a leading provider of customer facing solutions. Under the terms of the agreement, MetaMatrix will join the Siebel Alliance Program as a CRM OnDemand Software Partner.

    With the announcement of the partnership, MetaMatrix provides Siebel CRM OnDemand customers with a unique ability to integrate on-premise operational, analytic and business performance data with Siebel's market leading CRM OnDemand platform without the need to engage in large, expensive integration projects. In addition, Siebel CRM OnDemand customers now have an ability to identify and unleash silo-ed, corporate information by leveraging MetaMatrix's comprehensive metadata management capabilities.

    Siebel customers value the simplicity and ROI achieved with the Siebel CRM OnDemand platform. However, as the market moves aggressively towards business performance management (BPM), Siebel CRM OnDemand customers seek to combine hosted sales and customer information with operational data stored in on-premise corporate databases including inventory, order, budgeting and forecasting data. Utilizing the sophisticated capabilities provided by MetaMatrix's industry leading EII platform, Siebel CRM OnDemand customers can access this data seamlessly regardless of the where and how the data is stored. MetaMatrix provides Siebel CRM OnDemand customers with the ability to complement their CRM implementations with access to real-time information stored in disparate databases including data warehouses/marts, packaged applications, mainframe legacy systems, document repositories and XML files. The combination of the companies' solutions provides an unsurpassed hosted CRM solution.

    "We are extremely excited about this partnership with Siebel Systems, the world leader in hosted/on premise CRM solutions," said Joe Chappell, CEO of MetaMatrix. "Through this partnership, companies can now achieve a holistic and integrated view of their business by combining customer and sales information with key operational data and metrics, achieving new levels of business performance without the need for large scale integration projects."

    "CRM OnDemand customers have requirements to leverage the data stored in disparate, on-premise systems," said Catherine Cherubino, Vice President, Channels and Alliances, OnDemand and SMB. "MetaMatrix's platform for EII is a viable solution for our joint customers to provide seamless co-existence of customer legacy and other operational data."

    To provide a broad range of solutions for the hosted CRM market, Siebel has extended its industry-leading alliance program to the CRM OnDemand platform. As part of its Alliance Program for CRM OnDemand, Siebel has recruited software partners that are specifically focused on the business requirements for hosted solutions and is working with these technology and service providers to provide complete, integrated offerings for its customers.

    The Siebel Alliance Program for CRM OnDemand partners is an extensive program and requires rigorous technical scrutiny to evaluate the integration of third-party solutions with Siebel's hosted CRM offering. Solutions that meet the strict testing criteria are validated and documented by the Siebel Validation Program for CRM OnDemand Partners. MetaMatrix has committed to submitting a certification test suite to Siebel for validation in the second quarter of 2005.

    About MetaMatrix

    MetaMatrix is the leading provider of Enterprise Information Integration and Enterprise Metadata Management solutions that make distributed information accessible and manageable, breaking through traditional barriers of location, structure, semantics, and context. The MetaMatrix technology is embedded by some of the world's largest software companies, and is in use at the world's largest commercial and government organizations. Additional information is available by calling +1-800-734-1630 or visit http://www.metamatrix.com.

    Except for the historical information contained herein, this press release contains forward-looking statements that involve risk or uncertainties. Future operating results of Siebel Systems may differ from the results discussed or forecasted in the forward-looking statements due to factors that include, but are not limited to, risks associated with customer relations, such as the availability of Siebel Systems' products and services, customer implementation of products and services, relationships with customers, third-party vendors and systems integrators, concentration of revenues in a relatively small number of customers, existence of errors or defects in products, ability to successfully manage growth, significant current and expected additional competition, and the need to continue to expand product distribution and services offerings. Further information on potential factors that could affect the financial results of Siebel Systems are included in Siebel Systems' Annual Report on Form 10-K, Quarterly Reports on Form 10-Q, and its other filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission, which are available at http://www.sec.gov. Siebel Systems assumes no obligation to update the information in this press release.

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Mark Roth, MetaMatrix, Inc., +1-212-514-7112, Ext. 104,
mroth@metamatrix.com



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