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About Siebel eBusiness Applications Integration (EAI)

Siebel EAI provides components for integrating Siebel eBusiness Applications with external applications and technologies. It is designed to work with third-party solutions such as those from IBM, CrossWorlds, TIBCO, Vitria, SeeBeyond, webMethods, and others.

Siebel EAI provides bidirectional real-time and batch solutions for integrating Siebel applications with other applications. It also includes tools for cross application integration through Universal Applications Network (UAN).

Siebel EAI is designed as a set of interfaces that interact with each other and with other components within the Siebel application. These interfaces are compatible with IBM MQSeries; Microsoft MSMQ, BizTalk, and OLE DB; Sun Microsystems Java and J2EE; XML, and HTTP, and many other standards.

These interfaces do the following:

  • Allow a flexible service-based architecture built on top of configurable messages using XML and other formats.
  • Expose internal Siebel Objects to external applications.
  • Take advantage of prebuilt adapters and enterprise connectors, and are compatible with third-party adapters and connectors.
  • Allow for data transformation.
  • Integrate external data through Virtual Business Components (VBCs).
  • Provide a graphical business process designer, programmatic interfaces, and a high-volume batch interface.

For more information on EAI, see Overview: Siebel eBusiness Application Integration Volume I.

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