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About the Components of Siebel eAI
Legacy applications that have been deployed for various purposes—including purchasing, accounting, and ERP—contain critical information that needs to coexist and be integrated with Siebel applications. In addition, B2B (business-to-business) interaction necessitates the sharing of customer, order, and account information with partners across the firewall. Siebel eAI provides various components that can be used individually or together with an EAI vendor's toolkit, including XML support in Siebel eAI adapters and connectors, VBCs, and Java Beans.