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Selectica and KPMG Consulting Form an Alliance to Deliver Comprehensive eCRM Solutions

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Posted December 13, 2000 By EnterpriseAppsToday.com Staff     Feedback

The alliance represents a stronger commitment on behalf of these two e-business leaders to work together.

SAN JOSE, Calif. & McLEAN, Va. -- Selectica(TM), Inc. (Nasdaq:SLTC), providers of Internet Selling Systems (ISS) for e-Businesses, and KPMG Consulting, LLC, a leading Internet integration services company, today announced an alliance to integrate Selectica's ISS into KPMG Consulting's end-to-end eCRM solutions to provide a leading solution for configuring and selling complex products and services over the Internet.

Selectica and KPMG Consulting have worked together to deliver Selectica's ISS applications to multiple clients for more than a year. This formal alliance is looking to build upon their work and to build and deliver innovative solutions for their respective clients. The alliance could broaden Selectica's reach within its current target vertical industries -- financial services, healthcare, telecommunications, manufacturing and retail -- by leveraging KPMG Consulting's global customer base.

The alliance will combine KPMG Consulting's domain and integration experience with Selectica's technological proficiency in building Internet-based selling and configuration applications that offer superior performance and scalability. By combining Selectica's ISS with other leading applications, KPMG Consulting intends to offer its clients end-to-end eCRM solutions with faster time-to-market and greater ease of deployment. In doing so, e-Businesses may enjoy enhanced customer relationships and retention built on a foundation of better understanding and servicing the individual's purchasing needs.

"We feel the key to our clients' e-Business success is linking leading technologies that are able to handle the scalability and performance demands that are required to conduct transaction-based e-Commerce. We also intend to leverage our past experience implementing CRM and ERP solutions by building integration links to existing front- and back-end systems. As a leader in the Internet Selling Systems market, Selectica fits well into our plans to build these integrated solutions featuring eCRM applications," said Christopher Paul, a managing director with KPMG Consulting.

"KPMG Consulting's e-Business integration experience and reputation for providing integrated solutions for multiple industries make this a critical alliance for Selectica," said Raj Jaswa, president and CEO at Selectica. "This also opens up numerous opportunities for us to help our joint customers expedite their e-Business deployments."

About KPMG Consulting

KPMG Consulting, LLC is a leading provider of Internet integration services. For more information, visit us on the Web at http://www.kpmgconsulting.com.

About Selectica Inc.

Selectica, Inc. (Nasdaq:SLTC) provides an e-Business platform that effectively transforms the way companies sell, service and compete. Selectica's ISS, a comprehensive, Internet-architected application suite, accelerates the process of selecting, configuring, pricing, and purchasing complex products and services. Selectica's ISS increases 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, Calif. The company's Web site is located at www.selectica.com.

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