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Invoking Siebel Web Services Using an External System
The Siebel application allows enterprises to publish any business service or business process as a Web service. This process is also known as creating an inbound Web service. When the business service or business process is defined, a Siebel administrator navigates to the Administration - Web Services screen, Inbound Web Services view in the Siebel Web Client, and publishes it as a Web service. When the business service or business process is published as a Web service, the administrator generates the Web Service Definition Language (WSDL) document for the newly created Web service. The resulting WSDL document is consumed by an external application to invoke this Web service.
NOTE: In version 8.0 and higher, you can deploy business services and workflows as Web services and generate WSDL files directly from Siebel Tools. For information on deploying business services, see Deploying Business Services as Web Services. For information on deploying workflows as Web services, see Siebel Business Process Framework: Workflow Guide.
The following inbound Web services topics are covered: