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Score 9 out of 10
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Siebel is being used as a case management system for Ontario Ministries. Siebel is being used as a tool for inspectors out in the field to create an inspection, orders, and tickets.
  • Just install the application and use the feature out of the box.
  • Good features for all vertical components.
  • Easy to integrate with call center vendors.
  • Applet Designer for IP 18 needs a lot of improvement.
  • Siebel eService GUI is a bit out of date.
  • Training and documents should be available online like Salesforce.
Siebel works well for case management in the public sector. Siebel also works well with Salesforce Automation for financial companies.
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September 26, 2019

Siebel CRM Review

Score 8 out of 10
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The government has used Siebel CRM (Public Sector) to track activities/applications, run marketing campaigns, and implement business processes according to business policies.
  • Siebel clearly separates the data layer, from the business layer, application, and web.
  • The navigation and relationship between entities is clear and easy to configure, but it can be improved.
  • Siebel CRM as a product is robust, reliable, and easy to configure. The architecture is solid and scalable.
  • Components can be added on demand.
  • Migrations between environments is one area that could be improved, with tools to compare and move data elements (source vs target).
  • Easier ways to identify, through email or a web page, the health of the overall system (components, marketing campaigns, tasks, servers, etc).
  • The UI seems to be improved with the newer versions of Siebel, but I believe it requires a lot of new features. It seems that other CRM solutions that are cloud-based are putting a lot of emphasis on the Usability and presentation, things where Siebel may need to catch up...
Siebel is well suited as an enterprise solution, as it provides the main elements corporations require to support and maintain their data. Siebel CRM is less appropriate to the general public or partners since, in my opinion, the UI needs better presentation.
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September 19, 2019

Best On-Premise CRM

Score 7 out of 10
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It is used for sales and marketing.
  • Stable and robust application.
  • Supports business process automation.
  • Best data model.
  • Latest UX design.
  • Expose application to the mobile platform.
  • More service-oriented options.
Good for a large corporations with complex process.
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Score 10 out of 10
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It is being used by the entire department to manage citizenship and immigration for Canada.
  • Excellent scalability to support a large number of users.
  • Very stable.
  • Responsive engineering team.
  • Excellent performance.
  • Improve migration process.
  • Update training material to reflect newer versions of Siebel.
It is well-suited for case management for large enterprises.
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Score 9 out of 10
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Oracle Siebel CRM is used to replace multiple legacy applications used by the ministry. When implemented it will become the main tool for the day to day activities of the ministry. Its is based on Siebel Public Sector application.

The application has several modules:
Regulatory Profile, Inspection, Compliance, Investigation, Incident etc.
Regulatory Profile includes Entities, Individuals, Systems, Properties, Components.
  • Great data model: the out of the box version comes with standard objects that support most of the industries business models
  • Ease of implementation: implementation is done by configuring standard objects or creating new objects; additional level of customization via script is also possible.
  • Lots of resources available on the product
  • Supported by Oracle one of the world leader in IT
  • UI is clear and practical, but lacks some of the fancy features found on today's websites
  • Upgrades can be a challenge if the application has been heavily customized
  • Some functionalities may not be available if using Siebel Remote
Oracle Siebel CRM is particularly suited for companies that want to implement a robust CRM in a short timeframe: using out of the box functionality provides the company with the industry best practices and a short development cycle. However it can be adapted to any level of customization to meet specific needs. Given the large capabilities of the product and the riches of its data model, it is more likely to fit medium to large organizations.
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October 03, 2019

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Score 10 out of 10
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We are using it for inspections, investigations, field office tracking, and incidents management. It is used across the whole ministry. It addresses key compliance/enforcement functionalities for the ministry and the public.
  • Configuration - Allows for fine-tuning of the functions according to business needs without going too far into customization.
  • Reasonably user-friendly and intuitive interface.
  • Integration - Allows to integrate it with various in house solutions and other platforms.
  • Reasonable transaction reporting functionality using BIP.
  • Improve configurable popup error messages functionality using/on server components.
  • Allow docking functionality to be configured by developers instead of expert services by providing adequate configuration options and validation.
Oracle Siebel can be customized to fit almost any application. Siebel CRM is a reasonable middle ground towards complex configuration and custom features with plenty of OOTB functions available.
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Score 7 out of 10
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It is being implemented ministry-wide to remove old legacy applications and transition into a more modern system.
  • Siebel data model.
  • Packaged best practices of business processes.
  • Flexible enough to customize to specific needs/business processes of clients.
  • Siebel Open UI lacks detailed documentation and examples. The steep learning curve for traditional Siebel developers and difficult even for javascript developers.
  • Slowness or lack of catching up with the latest trends and technologies.
In the public sector where I work, the case management sections are a great fit.
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Score 6 out of 10
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Siebel is used by many departments, it used by our Marketing Department, our Donation department, and for major donor management to use the customer relationship part (accounts, activities, opportunities).
It is used to process donations, store records of checks, match accounts with data quality (3rd party system integrated with Siebel), send notifications to employees and donors, and much more. It handles a lot of business problems regarding those areas.
  • It is stable, and the system Siebel replaced was not very stable.
  • It keeps getting changes with upgrades, so there is an improvement in user experience (mobile responsive, etc.)
  • It provides a base of understanding that a homegrown system wouldn't have, how Siebel contractors can come onboard knowing generally what it does, except for our customizations
  • Lack of documentation for developers -- it feels like almost nothing in the grand scheme of things, especially around OpenUI. Sure there are some things on bookshelf, but that's all it is, some. It's not in depth--there are hardly any examples and I generally get answers outside of bookshelf.
  • Support isn't so good, I'd sooner try to solve the problem with many workarounds than put a support ticket in that might go into the abyss and never get resolved.
  • The user interface is lacking for our version. Granted, we are at least four years behind and have no mobile responsiveness (we had to build that ourselves) but I've seen the newer version and there need to be more intuitive user interface patterns in general
  • Sometimes there are weird quirks in customizations that should work in theory, but don't.
I'd recommend it if it was some company that was large and needed a large system to handle many aspects of their system. Also, if that company could afford the upkeep/developers/etc. A less appropriate scenario is if the company was small, as finding developers for it would be difficult and not cheap.
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December 19, 2018

Oracle Siebel CRM Review

Score 8 out of 10
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The best part about Siebel is that it brings all of our data together into one piece of software. Nearly all of the work done by all departments in our company is done within this software. Our whole business is integrated and the software is highly customized to our needs. We are working on getting other departments on-boarded to use Siebel.
  • Using Siebel as a CRM is nice in that it allows for a wide variety of information to be stored in one place. The search features also work well.
  • The functionality of the software was excellent in terms of a customer CRM tool. Information was well organized and the software served it's purpose for the sales and planning teams.
  • It is automatically connected to your customer's telephone and helps us in analyzing their profile when we talk to them
  • It has server issues and also slowness. It even slows down your entire system. Maybe we need to explore other options to better scale the software.
  • It would be nice if Oracle provided more material that was accessible for training.
  • There is a lag in some of the larger reports. It can take over 30 minutes to run, or they don't run correctly at all. Again, this might go back to the issue of scale.
Once it is set up and appropriately customized, which was expensive and time consuming, and once users have been appropriately trained, also expensive, it took care of our CRM needs, requiring very little day-to-day management. I does everything from HR, to billing, and even a great auditing tool. However, it does not always integrate well with a lot of other products that we utilize, such as Salesforce, which would be great for us.
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Score 9 out of 10
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We use Oracle Siebel CRM for our needs such as sales, services, marketing, call center, and Iinvoicing. It offers multiple integration options to make things easy for the user via button-click administration, such as automatically creating tasks, sending emails, or making field updates. It allows us to tailor the user interface depending on the needs of the user who is logged in based on what their function is within the organization.
  • It offers multiple integration options to make things easy for the end user.
  • Customer support of Oracle Siebel offers 24/7 coverage including software updates.
  • Oracle Siebel allows you to integrate other options (Outlook for example) for the ease of being able to handle multiple task directly from the CRM.
  • Easy to learn!
  • Siebel’s remote module needs to be revised to become more effective to use outside a desktop application.
  • At times the customizations can create an issue and the end user is not truly aware of what they are changing/creating.
  • Oracle Siebel CRM is not as widely known/used as other CRM tools such as Salesforce. If you have an issue you might have to spend time with customer support to resolve it. Whereas the user community with Salesforce is large, there is a lot of help out there, from developers, user forums and blogs.

Oracle Siebel CRM is very well suited for the verticals such as Consumer Goods, Industrial Manufacturing, Communications, Financial Services, Healthcare and Technology. It may not be suited for smaller enterprises who are just looking for customer contact and sales type of application.

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Score 3 out of 10
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We used to use Oracle Siebel CRM in my department until we moved over to Salesforce about 10 months ago. I used Siebel CRM myself in two different capacities: (1) as a technical support engineer it was for managing tickets and support cases, and (2) as an Application (Pre-sales) Engineer, it was used to manage sales opportunities and activities related to customer management.

The problem it addressed in each instance was having a single place to manage correspondence, activity history, deliverables, quotes/purchasing information, and resource involvement from our side.
  • Customizability of views. If I had the right query string, I could basically create a "view" or "query" to gather exactly the type of information I needed with specific criteria. In our organization, we would trade query strings back and forth with each other to create the types of views we needed. I like the compact representation.
  • Minimal interface. There's not too much bloat, with no added social media features and all that other crap that's becoming an unnecessary part of every other product out there.
  • Easy to pick up. My company's internal training did a good job of teaching us how to use Siebel CRM. It didn't take days of training, either. Pretty intuitive.
  • Dated interface. It looks like something out of the early 2000s. No concept of things like tabs and floating non-modal dialogs.
  • Slow performance. No matter whether I was onsite or remotely using through VPN, Siebel CRM was SLOW. Our current system with Salesforce is much faster.
  • Incompatibility with other browsers. For some reason, the application required IE 8.0 only, and would not work on any other browser, including newer versions of IE.
  • Searchability. I mentioned in the positives that it was easy to customize queries. That's only if you know what to write in a query. If you don't know what to look for, there is no all-encompassing search, and it's very unintuitive to create the right query for what you're looking for. I mostly asked power users to send me their pre-built queries, which allowed me to be more productive.
As an end user, I would not recommend this solution for enterprise deployment. Lack of support for modern browsers, slow performance, and poor searchability - these things set Siebel CRM in the rear of the pack. There was no great mobile solution either, so that can be bothersome especially for road warriors like myself.
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Score 6 out of 10
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Oracle Siebel CRM is used by our sales and marketing organizations for our legal and professional divisions as a repository for marketing campaigns, tactics, opportunities that translate to our Sales organization to potentially drive leads.
  • End user ease of use is an asset of Siebel CRM. I train end users how to navigate and enter information into the system and it's not difficult for even the technology challenged people.
  • The ability to web introduce our in house MRM system within the Siebel CRM view makes it a one stop shop for data entry for our marketing professionals. Not having to navigate to multiple tools is a huge asset.
  • Analytic capabilities has made Siebel CRM an important tool for our management team to be able to quickly and easily see the stats of their team's work.
  • Customization thresholds hinder some opportunities for us to make the tool even more efficient for us.
  • Analytic capabilities, while very useful, are not as powerful as another tool we have used to incorporate strong reports.
  • The look and feel of the tool appears outdated to me.
Entering marketing campaigns, treatments (tactics) opportunities and offers within the tool has proven to be a much better scenario than individual contributors housing all of their information separately into Excel sheets and other means. Oracle Siebel CRM is one repository where sales and marketing are able to collaborate and utilize one system together as a team.
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Score 9 out of 10
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Oracle Siebel CRM provides the most important modules in a CRM application model such as organizations, accounts, contacts, service requests, activities/tasks, call reports, reporting, list management, etc. It is being used in my organization for creating complete end to end CRM applications. The focus is more on reporting modules for enhancing business opportunities. The creation and configuration of complex data segments is handled efficiently by the Siebel Enterprise Suite.
  • The Accounts module provides maintenance for all information related to accounts applicable to different firms which are linked to organization. Outstanding features are provided for creating or terminating any account.
  • Reporting features are pretty convenient to use in order to create and manage track reports for any customer of the company/organization. Further, these could be used for marketing strategies and analysis of the business needs. This module helps an organization to maintain a consistent reporting process which provides a feature that is very convenient and easily accessible.
  • It has nice shortcut keys for easy and fast access.
  • Oracle Siebel requires a very high level of training and understanding in order to extract the full potential from its system in terms of configuration and implementation.
  • The processing time is not very fast and there is scope of improvement in it.
  • A huge amount is needed to build up the infrastructure which is directly proportional to the size of the organization implementing it.
I would strongly recommend Oracle Siebel CRm for those organizations that deal with a large database of customers. The Oracle Siebel CRM solution provides great features for software as a service (SaaS) in the online business software market. Expert or specialist persons are needed in order to understand the functionality of Oracle Siebel CRM, which is hard to find.
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Score 4 out of 10
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We implemented Siebel CRM fora tech company in Vancouver, BC with the main goal of consolidating all the different systems into one cohesive system. Before Siebel CRM, clients were relying on email, spreadsheets and a lot of other apps such asTrello. They wanted to have one system that could be used by all of the departments across the company. Right from managing bug tickets to customer management and sales.
  • Doesn't require extensive training to get started. Unlike other CRMs (Oracle Fusion CRM), you wouldn't need to invest heavily in getting the users trained.
  • The user interface is more or less tolerable if not great.
  • Integration capability is better than most other competitors.
  • Oracle's customer support team for Siebel is absolutely unreliable. On multiple instances, we have ended up realizing that we as an implementer and client know the product better than the Oracle folks who are supposed to provide the solutions.
  • Very poor reporting capabilities. If you're looking for good dashboards and deep analytics, the Siebel CRM is not for you.
  • Although the UI is not bad, it looks and feels outdated as compared to other CRMs like Salesforce.
  • Relies on age old technologies
With the number of choices you have in the market these days, the Oracle Siebel CRM is not a good choice to go with, for anyone. The only possible reason why I would go with Siebel CRM is when I have an in-house implementer who knows how to work with it and deploy it and when I am not looking for analytics.
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Score 8 out of 10
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Oracle Siebel CRM is used to store client, user and company employee information. It is used across the whole organization.
  • Very nice integration with Oracle database
  • Easily to build or coding oracle siebel CRM with both Java and .net
  • Great APIs provided by oracle siebel CRM
  • UI is not easily to use
  • Too many functions on the UI.
It is well suited for a business company. You do not need to understand the whole business logic to operate the CRM.
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Score 6 out of 10
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We are using Siebel CRM for our Diagnostics Division for the past 12 years and I joined in this team around 7 years ago. Currently we are using Siebel CRM for complaint management(Service), Order Processing(Sales) and for Integration with SAP. Previously I worked for several CRM projects in the Automotive, Consumer Goods & HI-Tech industry.

Since I started my career as Siebel Developer, I am a big fan of Siebel CRM even though I am aware of other leading CRM technologies in the market. Siebel CRM was doing very good and very supportive until it was acquired by Oracle in 2006. From 2012 onwards, I haven’t seen pro-active response / active support of Siebel from Oracle Support. Especially now Oracle is not supporting Siebel-SAP connector and not giving proper responses on Siebel Remote module.

Open UI release is a good thought, but many improvements to Open UI are needed. Apart form all these issues, I still believe Siebel CRM is a great enterprise CRM solution and it’s very easy to train users on this technology.

After working 11 years for Siebel CRM projects, I would recommend the improvements below in order to be a leader in the CRM market:

  • Improve the Siebel Open UI's performance, look and feel.
  • Improve Siebel Support team on MyOracleSupport.
  • Release an effective MOBILE APP for tablets and smart phone as Siebel Remote module is very out dated for field service purposes.
That’s ALL for now, If Siebel CRM wants to be leader in the marker, some improvement are must.
  • Great enterprise CRM solution
  • Easy to train users on this technology
  • Nice look and feel of the UI
  • Improve Siebel Open UI Performance , look & Feel.
  • Improve Siebel Support team on MyOracleSupport
  • Release an effective MOBILE APP for tablets & smart phone as Siebel Remote module is very out dated for Field Service.
As an enterprise CRM, it's a very good CRM solution for big companies. Most of the time, big companies need integration with their ERP technologies. For small companies, this might be an expensive software.
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Feature Scorecard Summary

Customer data management / contact management (16)
8.7
Workflow management (16)
8.9
Territory management (11)
8.5
Opportunity management (15)
8.8
Integration with email client (e.g., Outlook or Gmail) (12)
7.6
Contract management (11)
7.5
Quote & order management (10)
8.0
Interaction tracking (12)
7.8
Channel / partner relationship management (8)
6.8
Case management (13)
9.4
Call center management (12)
8.9
Help desk management (9)
8.7
Lead management (10)
8.7
Email marketing (12)
6.3
Task management (10)
8.7
Billing and invoicing management (7)
7.6
Reporting (10)
7.2
Forecasting (10)
8.2
Pipeline visualization (11)
7.3
Customizable reports (13)
7.7
Custom fields (15)
8.4
Custom objects (15)
8.4
Scripting environment (13)
8.1
API for custom integration (13)
7.6
Single sign-on capability (13)
7.9
Role-based user permissions (13)
8.3
Social data (8)
7.0
Social engagement (8)
6.7
Marketing automation (10)
6.8
Compensation management (7)
6.7
Mobile access (10)
6.3

About Oracle Siebel CRM

Oracle Siebel CRM is a Customer Relationship Management system that is part of the Siebel family of applications. See reviews of the Oracle Siebel Enterprise Marketing Management Suite for perspectives on the broader marketing and sales functionality, beyond and including Siebel CRM.

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