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Planning Upgrades for Global Deployments
This topic describes considerations for planning a successful upgrade of Siebel Business Applications within a global deployment.
For detailed information about the upgrade process, see Siebel Database Upgrade Guide.
Planning for the Upgrade
Addressing the questions in the following list will help you prepare for a successful upgrade of Siebel Business Applications within a global deployment.
Results to Expect After Upgrading
After you have addressed the issues above and performed the necessary upgrade tasks, you will have gone through the following conversion processes:
- Updating databases and Siebel versions to current versions.
- Converting data to Unicode or to another code page that is supported with the newer versions of Siebel applications. (Conversion to Unicode requires the assistance of Expert Services.)
- Converting selected LOVs to MLOVs.
- Converting selected date-time data to UTC.