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Setting Up Briefings News Packages

A News Package is a subscription to a collection of third-party content sources offered by Siebel Content Services. Your organization may subscribe to several news packages in several different languages. For example, your organization may subscribe to general sources in French, English, or Spanish languages or to specific sources for your industry, such as Finance, High Technology, and Life Sciences. As an administrator, you must set up your Siebel Briefings application to include content from the news packages to which you subscribe.

This task is a step in Process of Administering Siebel Briefings.

To set up a news package

  1. Navigate to the Administration - Briefings screen > News Topic Manager view.
  2. In the News Packages list, add a record and complete the fields.

    The following table describes the fields.


    Access Group

    Select the access groups that have access to the news package.


    A flag used by the administrator to control employee access to the content in the news package. By adding a check mark in the field, the news package is deactivated for the associated access groups.


    Provide a name for the external news package. It is recommended that you use the package name provided in your letter.


    Enter the parameter exactly as it is provided in your letter. This parameter indicates to the Siebel Server the precise content to retrieve.

  3. Click the Administrator Defined view tab and create news topics.

    The topics created here by the administrator are displayed for the end user in the My News Topics view.

    The Predefined view tab shows news topics that come out of the box with news packages. For example, the Finance News news package comes with news topics like Business News - Advertising. As an administrator, you can deactivate news topics. Deactivated news topics do not appear as choices for the end user in the My News Topics view. For more information on creating a news topic, see Managing Briefings News Topics.

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