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About the Options for Your Integration
There are several ways you can approach your integration, depending on your needs. You can connect Siebel applications and your back office system or eCommerce applications using prebuilt Siebel eAI connectors. You can connect Siebel applications and an external application using Siebel eAI custom-built connectors. You can integrate Siebel applications with middleware solutions. Or you can integrate Siebel applications with external applications using a third-party EAI product.
Siebel eBusiness Applications provide solutions for each element of the EAI planning process.
- Programmatic interfaces, such as COM, CORBA, and Siebel Java Beans provide a tightly-coupled integration for real-time data exchange.
- Adapters, such as MQSeries and the HTTP adapters provide a loosely-coupled mechanism for real-time integration. This means that one system needs to be aware of implementation details for the other system's integration mechanisms. A message or a document is exchanged between these systems.
- For high-volume batch integrations, Siebel eBusiness Applications provide you with Siebel Enterprise Integration Manager (EIM). EIM can replicate data between Siebel applications and other systems at the database layer and provides high performance for importing or exporting large volumes of data.