Accenture Wins Annual Siebel Alliance Partner Award of Excellence in both North America and Europe

Chicago, October 9, 2001 – Accenture (NYSE: ACN), the world’s leading provider of management and technology consulting services and solutions, announced today that it was awarded the 2001 Siebel Alliance Partner Award of Excellence for both North America and Europe. The awards were presented recently at Siebel Systems’ (Nasdaq: SEBL) Worldwide User Week in Chicago. Siebel Systems is a world leading provider of eBusiness applications software.

“These awards recognize the commitment of our 2,000 professionals with significant Siebel Systems experience and training to meeting the needs of our 300 Siebel Systems clients and 500 joint projects worldwide,” said Michael Kobayashi, Global Alliance Relationship Partner at Accenture. “We are honored to receive these citations, and to win in both regions underscores the scope and dedication of our Siebel Systems practice.”

The Siebel Partner Award of Excellence is an honor bestowed upon Alliance Partners who deliver 100% customer satisfaction, demonstrate significant commitment to growing the eBusiness applications market, display strong organizational cooperation, and align closely with Siebel Systems’ strategic goals. Winners are selected using measurable performance criteria, customer satisfaction survey responses, and Siebel Systems’ executive rankings. In each category Accenture was ranked among the highest in both North America and Europe.

“Siebel Systems is pleased to present these awards to Accenture,” said Dr. Steve Garnett, Vice President and General Manager for Alliances at Siebel Systems. “Accenture and Siebel Systems have a partnership that is focused on delivering solutions that make our joint customers successful. This award signifies that Accenture’s commitment to 100 percent customer satisfaction is delivering real, measurable results to Siebel Systems eBusiness customers.”

About Accenture
Accenture is the world’s leading provider of management and technology consulting services and solutions, with more than 75,000 people in 46 countries delivering a wide range of specialized capabilities and solutions to clients across all industries. Accenture operates globally with one common brand and business model designed to enable the company to serve its clients on a consistent basis around the world. Under its strategy, Accenture is building a network of businesses to meet the full range of any organization’s needs - consulting, technology, outsourcing, alliances and venture capital. Its home page is

About Siebel Systems
Siebel Systems, Inc. (Nasdaq: SEBL) is the world’s leading provider of eBusiness applications software. Siebel Systems provides an integrated family of eBusiness applications software, enabling multichannel sales, marketing, and customer service systems to be deployed over the Web, call centers, field, reseller channels, retail, and dealer networks. Siebel Systems’ sales and service facilities are located in more than 37 countries. For more information, please visit Siebel Systems’ Web site at

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