Transforming Siebel UX by using modern
web frameworks for Open UI rendering

Nexus19 opens up Siebel UI to the modern web frameworks

Siebel open UI
Being both a Siebel and web applications developer company, we at Idea Port Riga have been looking for ways to bring modern web frameworks to Siebel. Eventually, we came up with a solution (we call it Nexus19) that allows the use of React and Vue.js for UI rendering natively within Siebel Open UI.
Nexus19 wraps the methods of the Open UI Presentation Model and exposes the necessary methods for Vue.js or React components, which then do the physical rendering of the UI. This approach allows full reuse of Siebel configuration (readonly or required attributes of business components fields, validations, LOVs, picklists, state models, etc.), something that is not possible to achieve easily with the custom UI working with Siebel through REST services.

What does modern web development bring to Siebel?

The fundamental driving force behind web frameworks’ evolution is simplifying the development of highly interactive web applications, thanks to such features as components, reactivity, and state management.
  • You can increase the productivity of your Open UI developers thanks for React, Vue.js, and Angular capabilities.

With the increasing number of different web and mobile applications, companies are looking for ways to harmonize and reuse UI elements across the applications, thus improving time-to-market and reducing design and development costs. We see companies extending prevalent Style Guides with design patterns and reusable UI component libraries, and eventually creating fully-fledged Design Systems.
  • Once your Siebel is open for the modern frameworks, you can further reduce development time by reusing UI components available in your company's Design System or in the publicly available UI components’ libraries.
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on what it is possible with modern web frameworks for Siebel Open UI

jQuery is holding Siebel Open UI back

Siebel Open UI, which was originally released in December 2012, is heavily leveraging jQuery, which was the most popular JavaScript library at that time. While many existing web applications are built using jQuery, the absolute majority of new apps are written using one of the modern frameworks.
It is going to become increasingly difficult to find a web developer who is capable and, more importantly, willing to work with jQuery, maintaining and enhancing the heavily customized Siebel Open UI solution. To a large extent, a company that does a massive Siebel UI customization using jQuery now also introduces a significant technology debt.
By using modern web frameworks with Open UI, we can keep Siebel UI technology up to date and evolving along with web innovations.

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