As we have been announcing over the past days, Bruce Daley of the Siebel Observer, Richard Napier of On Demand Education and Alexander Hansal of Siebel Essentials have joined their creative powers to change the way you can find information about Siebel CRM and related technologies on the web.
We are proud and happy to welcome you to the Siebel Hub.
As you might have noticed, the new year brings some changes with regards to the future location for Siebel Essentials content. In my previous article, Bruce Daley introduced you to the main idea behind the new Siebel Hub platform.
'tis the season again to thank You, dear readers and followers for the support and loyalty you demonstrated over the past year. 2014 will be history soon and as is the custom in this part of the world we slow down a bit, enjoy winter and relax (and finish a book).
Welcome to the second - and final - part of our introduction to the new plug-in wrapper architecture for Siebel Open UI IP 2014.
Building upon what we discussed in part 1, we will today implement a custom plug-in wrapper that allows a user to use a slider control instead of a drop down menu. Here is a video of the user experience.
One of the new members of the Siebel Open UI family that arrived with Innovation Pack 2014 are plug-in wrappers. They are part of a renewed physical renderer architecture which enables developers (at Oracle and at customer sites) to focus on the appearance and functionality of controls.
Siebel CRM Innovation Pack 2014 brings a lot of fresh design patterns, most notably Responsive Web Design (RWD). The new standard theme (Aurora) uses CSS media queries to discern the available viewport and allows the browser (be it on a classic laptop or desktop or a mobile device) to rearrange elements in the DOM.With this change, we can now start using any Siebel Open UI application on any device and we have seen this already in a previous post.
Time for another "blast from the past". With IP 2014 (and iHelp in Open UI!) just released, here is a piece I wrote five years ago. Let's celebrate iHelp's 10th birthday with this post from November 2009.
The brand new Siebel Innovation Pack 2014 was eagerly anticipated by many customers because of the expected 'feature parity' with the High Interactivity (HI) client.
In the feature set for IP 2014, we find indeed some features that we sorely missed in earlier releases and now shine in their ActiveX free glory. In this article, we will discuss the following new features for Siebel Open UI in IP 2014:
It has become a tradition at this humble blog that we provide instructions how to create an easy-access self-study environment consisting of the Siebel Developer/Mobile Web Client, Sample Database and Siebel Tools. The following post is an updated version of previous instructions and has been updated to reflect all necessary steps to download, extract, install and setup Siebel CRM Developer Web Client, Tools and the Sample Database for Siebel 220.127.116.11 (or 18.104.22.168), better known as Innovation Pack 2014.
From time to time and for various reasons, we must be able to identify a record in a Siebel database as either belonging to the ever-growing set of Siebel seed data or as having been created by the customer.
Probably the easiest way to identify a record as seed data is to use the ROW_ID value. For example, let's go to the Product Administration view and run a query such as the following.
If you - for whatever reason - use URL-based authentication to load Siebel CRM application content in a browser or iframe then you should strongly consider reading Oracle Support Document 1496603.1 (Removing URL-Based Authentication in Siebel CRM).
After discussing the features and options of the elusive dataexp command line utility, we today talk about dataimp, which obviously serves in the reverse process of importing data from a flat file into Siebel tables.
Before we begin, let's reiterate the words of caution from our last article:
Sometimes I am overwhelmed by feeling totally privileged of working with so many brilliant people. Last week, fellow book author and Oraclean Duncan Ford published the Siebel Open UI Code Template Generator.
Here at Siebel Essentials, we are always on the watch for interesting developments around Siebel CRM. A few weeks ago, a new company - Siebel Private Cloud - appeared on the internet. They offer Siebel CRM in the cloud, ranging from sandboxes to full production scale deployments without the hassle of installing, maintaining and securing a Siebel server environment.
We have come a long way from Siebel Analytic Applications, the grandfather of OBI Apps to Oracle BI Apps 11g. The former became Oracle BI Apps 7.9.x and - as most of my readers will be aware - uses Informatica products for ETL.
When it comes to getting data out of and into a Siebel database, usually the first tools that come to mind are Siebel EAI business services like EAI Siebel Adapter or Enterprise Integration Manager (EIM). While EIM and EAI provide the richest functionality and are popular for good reason, sometimes we just need to transport some records in a table from one Siebel database to the other.
Such scenarios are often found when it comes to working with non-production environments, such as test instances where we quickly want to establish test records and the like.
Two weeks ago, at Oracle OpenWorld 2014, Oracle held several sessions which focused on the future of Siebel CRM - the world's most complete CRM, as we call it. Our friend and fellow blogger Richard was at the premises and shared many exciting articles (and screenshots) with us.
If you have been following the various articles in the Siebel Open UI realm over the past two years you have probably seen a demonstration of speech recognition to provide field values via the device microphone. The example code with this demo boils down to one line like this:
Having to watch Oracle OpenWorld with several time zones between me and San Francisco has the benefit of getting enough sleep and waking up to interesting news. Again, we have to thank our friend Richard for going the extra mile of providing us with fresh-from-the-oven news from the Siebel sessions. Some of the announcements sound like from another planet indeed.
With great delight we follow the news from the US west coast, where fellow Siebel blogger and friend Richard from On Demand Education managed to get a seat in what we imagine to be a standing-room session.
As day 2 of Oracle's annual fest begins to unfold, let us attempt to summarize what big announcements and not so big news were reported so far by Oracle itself, the media and hundreds of determined tweeps and bloggers.
Thank you Matthieu. You bring up a very good point. The question would have been more useful if there was a "don't ever look" option. Did not think of that when I was putting the question together. Will ask the other guys if we can include that question in the follow up survey.
Thank you as well Dom for that catch! Have made the change to the question.
In software development, as well as life, delayed perfection has always been my goal.
Yesterday, Oracle announced that its board of directors has elected Larry Ellison - formerly CEO - to the position of Executive Chairman of Oracle's Board and appointed him the company's Chief Technology Officer. Oracle also announced that the function of CEO will be held by two senior executives.
Safra Catz will serve as CEO for manufacturing, finance, and legal functions while Mark Hurd will continue to oversee the sales, service and vertical industry global business units.
When you are the proud owner of a new and shiny instance of Oracle Fusion Applications or Sales Cloud (formerly known as Fusion CRM), one of the first tasks you find yourself at is to load administrative and customer data from various sources.
For cloud instances, there are basically two options of importing (and/or exporting) data:
When talking to customers and partners in the Oracle Siebel CRM realm, a lot of discussions soon reach the point of having to address some fears, uncertainties and doubts (FUD) about Oracle's direction and support for the CRM system we all know and love.
Recently, Oracle has added some interesting public documents to their official Oracle.com Siebel Page in addition to webcasts and videos.
Despite of the openly misleading heading, we are going to discuss some official Siebel Open UI stuff. I get quite a lot of questions from students who are seeking documentation for 'all properties that I can use in Get()' or similar.