Siebel Enterprise Application Integration (EAI) provides components for integrating Siebel Business Applications with external applications and technologies. It is designed to work with third-party solutions such as those from IBM, CrossWorlds, TIBCO, Vitria, SeeBeyond, webMethods, and others.
Siebel EAI provides bidirectional real-time and batch solutions for integrating Siebel applications with other applications.
Siebel EAI is designed as a set of interfaces that interact with each other and with other components within the Siebel application. These interfaces are compatible with IBM MQSeries; Microsoft MSMQ; Java and J2EE; XML; HTTP; and many other standards.
Siebel EAI interfaces do the following:
Allow a flexible service-based architecture built on top of configurable messages using XML and other formats
Expose internal Siebel objects to external applications
Take advantage of prebuilt adapters and enterprise connectors, and are compatible with third-party adapters and connectors
Allow for data transformation
Integrate external data through virtual business components (VBCs)
Provide a graphical business process designer, programmatic interfaces, and a high-volume batch interface