In his Siebel Essentials blog, Alexander Hansal continues his exploration of the Siebel Open UI.
VERY interesting. Oracle going to monthly updates on Siebel.Implies a lot more life in the platform. This is logical since Oracle gets $1B in maintenance reveneue (equivalent to $3-$5B in market cap effect).
Alex Hansal also points out the underlying reason why so many production Siebel customers are neither upgrading nor migrating from Siebel: The upgrades require such a major repository merge that for a large organization, this could be person-years of additional development to resolve.
Migrating to Salesforce(and losing years of customizations) would be an equivalent expense.
Hence why so many customers are looking to "Innovate around the Edges" of Siebel vs. upgrade or replace.