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Configuration Goals and Objectives

The major goal of Siebel application configuration is to create a target application that meets the look, feel, and functional requirements of your organization and your users—and is easy to maintain and upgrade.

Key objectives for your configuration project should include:

  • Use existing Siebel application functionality (that is, never create new objects unless your requirements cannot be met by modifying existing ones).

    If you follow this principle your configured application will be much easier to maintain and upgrade to future Siebel-product releases.

  • Standardize configuration development.
  • Achieve acceptable system performance.

    For information performance, see Performance Tuning Guide.

  • Build a consistent and intuitive user interface.

    For example, if you create a new form applet it should have the same general look and feel as other form applets in your Siebel application.

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