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731128
731128 Member Posts: 5
This is to seek insights into sucessful OPA integrations with Siebel. As the product is new and lot of confusing OPA with Haley's rules which is now a different and retired product, those who have project experience in OPA can please provide some valuable information about the general architecture, installation and challenges faced while integrating with Siebel.

Edited by: user1597815 on Nov 26, 2009 1:40 AM
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  • Davin Fifield-Oracle
    Davin Fifield-Oracle Member, Moderator Posts: 1,032 Employee
    The Oracle Policy Automation family consists of three primary products:

    1. Oracle Policy Modeling - desktop rule authoring and testing experience, integrated closely with Microsoft Word and Excel. Also provides the ability to author interactive decision-making interviews
    2. Oracle Policy Automation - suite of runtime components for deploying rulebases created with Oracle Policy Modeling
    3. Oracle Policy Automation Connector for Siebel - provides data mapping facility between Siebel and modeled rules, and integration with Siebel workflows to pass data to Oracle Determinations Server for making decisions

    There are two key runtime components of Oracle Policy Automation to be aware of:
    Oracle Determinations Server - SOAP-based web service that takes input data, and returns a response containing the results of applying rules to that data, and decision reports explaining how decisions were reached - this component runs on most Java Application Servers, and also on Microsoft IIS.
    Oracle Web Determinations - web application for deploying interactive interviews to external and internal facing users. Also runs on most Java Application Servers and Microsoft IIS.

    The product has been around for nearly 20 years - the latest major generation for over 5. There are many customers using it in high volume scenarios, integrated with Siebel and other enterprise applications.

    The main thing to be aware of when using OPA with Siebel is that you need to decide whether you will write your rules and the rule data model to match the source material, and then map to the Siebel data model within other "lower level" rules (or within Siebel); or whether to just write all your rules against a data model that closely aligns with the Siebel data model. Either works well. There is good getting started help provided with the OPA Connector for Siebel for how to get Determinations Server up and running with your Siebel environment.

    If you have other specific questions, feel free to post them here, and you should get a rapid response.
  • 744824
    744824 Member Posts: 4
    The main thing to be aware of when using OPA with Siebel is that you need to decide whether you will write your rules and the rule data model to match the source material, and then map to the Siebel data model within other "lower level" rules (or within Siebel); or whether to just write all your rules against a data model that closely aligns with the Siebel data model. Either works well. There is good getting started help provided with the OPA Connector for Siebel for how to get Determinations Server up and running with your Siebel environment.


    ------For the above context, can you please give an example for the two situations you describe above.

    Thanks
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