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About Planning Your Global Deployment
As you begin to evaluate your global deployment needs, start with the following steps:
- Determine what your base application language will be. In general, this guide assumes a base application of American English (ENU).
- Consider available industry-specific products and the operating system you use.
- Determine what needs to be localized. For example:
- Lists of values
- View names
- Strings in applets
- Correspondence templates
- Communications templates (for example, for Siebel Email Response, Send Email, or Send Fax)
- Personalization rules
- Workflow policies
- Assignment rules
- Master data (for example, product and catalog data)
- Online Help
Siebel Business Applications include localized online help. Localized online help files are located in the language-specific directories on either the server or the Mobile or Developer Web Client. For information about how online help is implemented or how to customize online help, see Configuring Siebel Business Applications.
For more information about creating and administering iHelp, see Siebel Applications Administration Guide.
- Perform a gap analysis to determine functionality that needs to be improved or turned off.
You may find that you need to perform additional steps to enable multilingual support. For example, you might want to enable multilingual lists of values to support multilingual picklists. In this case, evaluate your Siebel Business Applications' performance for columns used in search specifications.
- Configure your application based on your company's business requirements.
- Deploy the application to a global user base by doing the following:
- Install the necessary Siebel Enterprise Server and Siebel Web Server Extension extension, with the Language Packs you require, for your production system. The Siebel Language Packs will install the language-specific run-time environment: repository (SRF) files, DLLs, configuration (CFG) files, reports, error messages, help files, and so on.
- Install the Siebel Database. This task installs seed data and repository data for the primary language into the Siebel Database.
- Install language-specific seed data for all other deployed languages into the Siebel Database.
- Install language-specific repository data for all other deployed languages into the Siebel Database.
For more information, see the Siebel Installation Guide for the operating system you are using.
- Deploy the Siebel Mobile Web Client in the local language by installing the necessary Language Packs.
For more information, see the Siebel Installation Guide for the operating system you are using, Siebel Anywhere Administration Guide, and Siebel Remote and Replication Manager Administration Guide.
NOTE: Many tasks for multilingual deployments are more complex and time-consuming than they are for a single-language deployment. Such tasks include installing applications, localizing custom configurations, administering data in multiple languages (MLOV and master data), and training users. Depending on your requirements, additional hardware may be needed to support deploying multilingual applications globally.