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Web 2.0: “Code Free” Siebel Web Service Integration
One of the most challenging areas in any Siebel implementation has traditionally been setting up and maintaining interfaces between Siebel and other back-end

siebel bookshelf  to triggering events in Siebel There is a lot of information in Bookshelf on these topics, but maybe it will be the subject of another Green Beacon Tech newsletter. * “Code Free” refers to the fact that often these interfaces do not require scripting. When the systems require very complex data transformations, or when there is extensive triggering and post processing logic; scripting may be the best solution. For questions and comments, please write to: Mark Schneider Green Beacon Solutions, LLC 100

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