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More Siebel - BIP Integration Goodness

More from my journey of Siebel- BIP integration discovery last week. It was a steep learning curve but none the less very useful.

Firstly, there are 3 levels of integration available to Siebel 8.1.1 users

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Level 1

  • Siebel stores and manages the templates and manages data generation via integration objects
  • At runtime, Siebel calls BIP via WS to process data+template to generate output and returns the document to the user.
  • BIP just acts as a publishing service for Siebel

Level 2

  • BIP stores the templates and a report definition. The report uses complex Siebel web services as its data source.
  • At runtime, BIP is called via a button or menu item (custom), it then calls Siebel back via a WS to fetch the data (integration object)
  • BIP then generates output and returns the document to the Siebel UI
  • This is the recommended integration as user security can be applied to the data being returned by Siebel

Level 3

  • BIP stores the templates and a report definition. The report uses SQL or stored procedure calls to retrieve data from the underlying database
  • At runtime, BIP is called via a button or menu item (custom), BIP fetches data from Siebel DB
  • BIP generates output and returns to Siebel UI

More details in a great white paper from John on the Siebel PM team,

Siebel - BI Publisher Integration Concepts

If you are looking for info on how to migrate your existing Actuate reports in the context of Siebel - check out Kan's article over at the BIP Consulting Blog Once you have downloaded the migration assistant check out the viewlet and accompanying white paper.

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Comments ( 2 )
  • Suren Wednesday, March 10, 2010
    Hi, Could you pls. elaborate on step 3 of the integration process. Any info is appreciated.
    Thanks!!!
  • Chester Sutcliff Friday, October 8, 2010
    This can be only just what exactly I was trying to find. Thanks, C.S
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