Siebel Client is the User Interface of Siebel for users. In other words it is the Siebel software users use to access Siebel Database.
There are three types of Siebel Clients
- Mobile Client
- Dedicated or Thick Client
- Web or Thin Client
They have Siebel Client Software installed locally, Have their own database, Have their own File System and directly access and modify their own database. This mobile client periodically connects to their designated Siebel servers for updating the server database. It meets the need of Field professionals who do not need to have continuous access to the Siebel Network
Example: any HandHeld device in which siebel is installed.
Dedicated or Thick Client:
They have their Siebel Client Software installed locally but however they are always connected to the Siebel Server. They do not have their own database or Siebel File System. All changes that are done locally are immediately reflected on the server.
Example: Siebel Developers Machine
Web or Thin Client:
Siebel Web Client does not need Siebel Client Software installed nor it has its own database. Web client users access Siebel via the web browser like Internet Explorer. Web clients are given a specific URL to access Siebel. All transactions are committed immediately. Web clients are served with the help of Siebel Web Servers.
Example: Typical end user having access to the URL with login and password accessing through Internet Explorer