Many of us will be familiar with the challenges of Siebel Repository monitoring and performance analysis, particularly when it is being modified frequently and new issues are cropping up or regressions are appearing.
Aside from the usual debugging techniques and Validation features that are built in to Siebel Tools, there are plenty of areas that need to be watched closely. Years ago at Siebel Systems customers could ask for a configuration review to ensure that their development meets best practices. Today, similar procedures are still available. But how many development teams actually do that? And can you be sure you have looked at all the potential issues over the life of your development process, through a 3 day engagement?
As a Development Team Leader you have probably experimented with different solutions – Home-built solutions to export to Microsoft Excel, or other that you wrote yourself. But what if there was an Application that was able to help you manage the review process yourself, on an ongoing basis? And what if this tool fitted into a much wider, more powerful family of APM solutions, so that as you grew, so might your toolset?
What if this Application could point out not just the well-known basic best practices, but hunt down and flag hundreds and hundreds of performance, stability or functional issues in your Repository(s), and let you manage them by assigning them to your developers, check for resolution and produce comparisons over time as your developments move forward?
Over the past few months ODE has been privileged to get a copy, on a beta and limited release basis, of the Germain Customization Review Tool or Germain CRT for Siebel. Germain is a specialist in the APM space, and needs no introduction – they have some serious credibility and lots of very high-end customers to vouch for their knowledge both in the Siebel space and in the wider Enterprise.
Many of the Germain team working today on their Application Performance Management solutions for Siebel are ex-Developers and ex-Expert Services and have intimate knowledge of the Siebel architecture and performance monitoring for seriously big customers. Germain CRT, as it is known, is the latest in their line of tools. It is unique in that it provides a web-based, easy to use review tool and interface for your Siebel Repository Monitoring.
Germain CRT also provides explanations of the different issues that have been flagged, so you can learn something along the way. You can easily filter to identify issues by Application, by Object Type, by Assignee and much more. To complete the picture you can easily export the results of your Filters to Microsoft Excel. This and the easy to read graphical summary make sharing your monitoring review with Business and other users much more effective.
All of these features make it an easily understood benefit to Team Leaders and technical and business team members alike. To get more information about CRT, to request a free trial or to learn more about the different APM solutions for Siebel, Oracle and other Enterprise applications, contact Germain Software.
Germain CRT application installer is cross-platform, supporting both Windows and UNIX, and the end-use application can be reviewed in any modern browser. So that you can get a look at the GCRT application we have put together a short visual fly-by of the main features. You can find it here, and we will post to our Youtube Channel in due course.
Note that our test and video was recorded with a pre-release version, and the live version now available on the Germain Software web site contains more business rules and features that target identifying memory leaks, component crashes, performance etc.
Link to Video : http://www.ondemand-education.com/corp/videos/GCRT/gcrt.html