The ever changing needs and requirement of Business Process makes it imperative for the clients to upgrade from their previous Siebel versions to the latest one.Besides providing better usability and customer satisfaction, upgradation also provides access to new functionality and software applications.

Upgradation facilitates compliance at a lower cost of maintenance and ongoing operations. By providing “out-of-the-box” solution to requirements upgradation helps to increase the efficiency of the applications and businessWhile we were upgrading from Siebel 7.8 to Siebel 8.0, we faced various challenges during the upgrade such as:-
Analyze Repository and generate detail report of the customized Siebel objects

In order to find the information about customized objects every time users are required to fire a query which slows the response time and increases the load on database.

Unfortunately due to time constraint and unavailability of Hexalyzer tool forced us to perform various lengthy but important tasks manually. This was the time when we realized to come up with a tool which would help the upgrade process to take place faster thereby saving lots of time.

The thought process results in Hexalyzer, to generate the report of all the customized objects based on Inactive objects

Count-list of new and modified objects

Hexalyzer has the major advantage of reducing the overload of bulk operations performed on the database.

Hexalyzer

Hexalyzer automates many such steps and helps the customer to get a broader view of the entire repository. For example by clicking the “New Applet” button the tool will generate an excel sheet with the information of all the new applets created during Upgrade process. Similarly, if one clicks “Modified Views” the information exported to the excel sheet contains the entire modified Views name during the Upgrade process.
This tool is now the part of Post Upgrade task for me and my team. Hexalyzer identifies and reports all the customized objects from the start baseline date for the repository.

Solutions / questions / comments are always welcome.

Posted by Vimarsh Ganju
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July 31st, 2008

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Gurdeep - February 23rd, 2010

HI Vimarsh, Thanks for sharing the information. Please let me know how to capture the siebel objects which are vanilla and not modified by the customer but is used in our siebel application. Thanks in advance.

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