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Register for This Webinar to Learn More About Siebel CTMS IP2019

Has your organization been thinking about upgrading your Siebel Clinical Trial Management (CTMS) system to the latest version available, but aren’t exactly sure what the potential benefits an upgrade could bring? With the newest version of Siebel, Innovation Pack 2019 (IP2019), there are some significant updates that bring key features and benefits to end users. […]

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iHelp Lifecycle and Version Control in Life sciences

Previously, I examined how to develop content and implement iHelp. In this final installment I discuss the iHelp lifecycle and control. iHelp comes with a built-in version control system. When you create a new iHelp article, it starts at version 0, with a status of “In Progress.” You then enter and edit the content, testing […]

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When is Oracle’s iHelp Useful?

Previously, I outlined how iHelp can assist administration. This blog will highlight the useful cases of Oracle’s iHelp. iHelp is useful for tasks of different complexity. You can use iHelp for short data entry-type tasks, like entering a new subject for a site in which you list out the steps and give field descriptions and […]

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End-User Benefits of Oracle’s Cloud Siebel CTMS iHelp

Previously, I discussed iHelp and all the assistances it provides. This blog looks at the end-user benefits that Oracle’s Cloud Siebel CTMS iHelp provides. One of iHelp’s key end-user benefits is that the content is available on demand, directly in Siebel – there’s no need to dig through a user manual or even divert your […]

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What is Oracle’s Siebel CTMS iHelp Program?

Previously, I introduced iHelp and how this program can help you work Oracle’s Cloud Siebel CTMS. This blog will analyze with iHelp truly is. iHelp is a context-sensitive, interactive, and highly customizable on-screen help tool. It keeps track of where you are in the system and adjusts content accordingly. It is interactive in that it […]

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Clinical Operations Teams Benefit from Oracle Cloud Siebel CTMS

It’s no secret that a clinical trial management system (CTMS) streamlines and simplifies the running of clinical trials, and that Oracle’s Siebel Clinical (Siebel CTMS) is the most robust system in the space. But what you might not know is exactly how it would simplify your work life. In this guide, we’ll cover various job […]

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Step-by-Step Use of Siebel Composer

After much anticipation, it finally happened, we got a project where the client wanted to use Siebel version 18 (aka IP 2018), which meant that this project was going to be done primarily utilizing the Composer rather than Siebel Tools. When I started the project I tried to find a brief introduction to the Composer […]

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How to Get Context-Sensitive Help in Siebel Tools

There is a better way to get help in Siebel Tools! Suppose you are trying to get help about a business component field property (for example, force active):   You could navigate to the help menu and choose Contents:   Siebel Tools will return a list of all places in which “Force Active” is referenced. […]

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Installing Siebel Tools To Be Read-Only

Recently, we had a requirement to create an installation of Siebel Tools that would run against the server database and be READ_ONLY with no ability to change the user that had WRITE privileges. The users of this machine knew the password for SADMIN, and also had the ability to create a new user that had […]

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Hidden Properties in Siebel Tools

A colleague of mine recently informed me that there are hidden properties in Siebel Tools. This post will share how to make these properties available. In your Tools.cfg file set this value: ClientConfigurationMode = All The complete list of object types can be found here. Some of the more interesting object types include: Applet | […]

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Working With Multiple LOCAL_XE Databases In Siebel IP2016

In Siebel IP2016, the Sybase database was replaced with Oracle’s own XE database. The switch has presented some advantages and some drawbacks. One of the advantages is that you can have multiple instances. In my case, I have one instance for each IP2016 project that I am working on. This is the blog that I […]

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Top 5 Pharma & Medical Device Blog Posts From March 2018

Now that April is here, I thought it would be neat to look back at what our readers found most interesting last month. Below are the top five blog posts Perficient’s life sciences practice wrote in March – they’re ranked in order of popularity, with number one being the most viewed piece. Collaboration In Pharma Is Surging […]

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What Is OracleXEConfig?

A new utility was provided with Siebel version 16.0 (i.e., IP2016) that is quite useful. OracleXEConfig allows you, as a developer, to have multiple Oracle XE instances on your computer and enables you to quickly switch to one that is active. It also allows you to create empty local databases. This is extremely useful if […]

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How To Free Up Disk Space For The Installation Of Siebel IP2016

I recently started working on a project where I am using Siebel IP2016. IP2016 uses Oracle XE for local development and requires a lot of free disk space to create and initialize the local database. I use Oracle’s excellent (and free!) VirtualBox version 5.2.8. The specific virtual machine that I was using was a Windows […]

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How To Override The Default “Primary User” In Siebel

By default, Siebel out-of-the-box does not allow you to change the Primary Flag in MVG applets. This includes Clinical Site, Accounts, Protocols, etc. Here is an example: On the Site Management screen, press the icon for the Team MVG: This opens the Pick Team MVG Applet. Note that the Primary Flag field is read-only. Now, […]

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Top 5 Pharma & Medical Device Blog Posts From January 2018

Now that February is here, I thought it would be neat to look back at what our readers found most interesting last month. Below are the top five blog posts Perficient’s life sciences practice wrote in January – they’re ranked in order of popularity, with number one being the most viewed piece. [Guide] 2018 Pharmaceutical And Medical […]

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How To Fix A Report Timeout Issue In Siebel 8.1.1.9 And Earlier

Recently, a client running Siebel 8.1.1.4 had developed a complex report. If the report were run for a small-to-medium set of data (controlled by querying the data in the user interface (UI)), the report would complete successfully. However, if the report were run for the entire set of data, the report would fail after a […]

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A Compliant Do-Over For Regulated IT Systems

You know how you implemented that regulated IT system a few years ago, and it was all shiny and new, and then it went through a bunch of change controls and the validation documentation got kind of unwieldy, and now you’re kinda wishing you could start over with a clean slate, but without losing the […]

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Siebel IP2017 What’s New: Siebel Enterprise & Development Tools

I have talked to many clients over the last month that are very interested in the new Siebel Innovation Pack 2017. There are new enhancement to Open UI functionality, Oracle continues to build on the mobile platform and vertical mobile applications, a new Open UI Test Automation suite has now been included, and many have […]

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How To Configure Constrained Picklists In Siebel

A common requirement in Siebel is to configure constrained picklists. First, let’s define what a constrained pick list means. A constrained picklist is a list of values (LOV), in which the values are dependent on another field. Say we have an applet that has two fields: medical type and medical product. These are the values […]

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