Review of the 4th Oracle Siebel Open UI Community Day.

On June 20th, 2017 the 4th Oracle Siebel Open UI Community Day took place on the premises of Deutsche Telekom AG in Darmstadt. This years‘ topic was „Innovation“: modern interfaces with Open UI, mobile solutions or agile development were among the topics of various presentations and discussions with other experts or interested people was possible.

This years‘ attendance was high and the number of attendees was only limited by the size of the conference room: We could welcome 60 guests to exchange information and experience. Ellen Bisantz (T-Systems) and our colleague Markus Schneeweis (ec4u) welcomed our participants at 09:30am and introduced the first speaker. Over the course of the day many more exciting and interesting presentations followed.

In the course of the presentations the latest version of Siebel IP2017 was discussed, which is due to be released within this year. The way of customization will change significantly: The development process is going to be much quicker, so that the demands for quicker adaption and thus a quicker go-to-market can be fulfilled.

In cooperation with Siebel Hub ec4u presented the first certification program for Open UI worldwide, in which consultants can qualify themselves in Open UI. For companies it can also serve as a classification for internal and external personnel.

Oracle proved the future viability of Siebel in a presentation. The roadmap until 2030 was described and the attendees were shown the first ideas for the versions starting in 2018. Oracle expects autonomous CRM to play a dominating role and future innovations will revolve around it. ec4u presented Siebel onCloud as an option for autonomous CRM and topics like Alexa integration, Turtle API as well as chatbots were the topics of presentations and hallroom discussions. Provinzial Versicherung served as an example on how to optimize Interfaces.

Another highlight was the presention by Swisscom, which described their organizational change into an agile, Scrum-based development landscape. Additionally a lot of implementation approaches were shared.


We would like to thank this years’ host Deutsche Telekom IT for the excellent environment, hospitality and the enlightening talk on usability with a focus on accessibility which was very well received by the audience. Our thanks goes to all the other speakers as well.


The day ended with barbeque and cool beverages which allowed for further discussions and interesting exchanges about the topics of the day.