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Siebel Tools is a Windows-based, integrated environment for configuring Siebel applications. You use Siebel Tools to modify standard Siebel objects and create new objects to meet your organization's business requirements. For example, you use Siebel Tools to extend the data model, modify business logic, and define the user interface. Siebel Tools is also a way to integrate programs written using Siebel scripting languages.
A standard Siebel application provides a core set of object definitions that you can use as a basis for your own tailored application. Siebel Tools object definitions are grouped into four layers, each with a different purpose:
Object types in a given layer depend on definitions in the next lower layer, and are insulated from other layers in the structure. You can make certain kinds of changes to a Siebel application without changing the underlying database structure. Similarly, you can extend the Siebel Database schema without affecting the Siebel application. In many cases, configuration changes are made in concert across multiple layers in order to achieve the desired business functionality.
For additional information about Siebel Tools, see Configuring Siebel Business Applications and Using Siebel Tools. For Siebel Tools installation instructions, see the Siebel Installation Guide for the operating system you are using.
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