With the announcement earlier this year that Siebel CRM is now available in the Oracle Marketplace on Oracle Public Cloud, the team have added our latest Innovation Pack release to the Marketplace as well. Both 15.0 (IP 2015) and 16.0 (IP 2016) are available to our customers.
Big deal right? well yes it is a big deal for our customers and time to address the elephant in the room!.
Siebel CRM is now an application made available without further capital expenditure outlay, leveraging existing licenses, that can now run on a Cloud platform with an operating expense cost. You no longer have to worry about extensive hardware upgrades. If you need to expand the footprint of your application, this can also be done simply, or perhaps a hybrid platform approach is better for you? no problem either - you could just decide to deploy your UAT or Beta builds in the Cloud.
Siebel CRM in the Cloud also adopts the same incremental patching approach - did you know with our 14.x release we distributed 18 large patch sets and in 15.x we've already delivered over 12 patch sets. Our customers that take the agile patching approach with our monthly patch sets, rather than a 'big bang' upgrade strategy really see the benefit and lower impact to their deployment.
We are continuing our journey to make the Siebel CRM application radically more cost effective for the many large organizations around the world for which Siebel CRM is a core success component and business critical system.