A robust enterprise portal must provide a secure, integrated and personalized environment, providing a dynamic experience to every end-user.
Key Enablers Include
- Real-time access to all relevant information
- Single sign-on
- Personalization and mobility
- Collaboration acceleration
- Security and compliance
- Reduced cost and complexity
- Cloud-based SaaS Engagement Platform
- Identity Services
- Portal Services
- Data Exchange Services
- Application Services in the “Cloud”
Platform Technologies That Enable the Dynamic Portal
Key Enterprise Portal Characteristics
A well designed portal makes it easy for every end-user to engage with you. A robust portal strategy offers on-demand connectivity and communication to organizations specifically for this reason. By deploying a highly flexible solution companies are able to reduce the cost, complexity and risk of information and application sharing — all through an industry-proven, on-demand portal environment.
Collaborate With All Audiences
By implementing a dynamic user experience, an organization can collaborate with every global constituent, regardless of location, connectivity preferences or technology. And you can reduce the cost and complexity of managing in-house and external IT operations and applications, while being able to securely share information with end-users outside a firewall.
Unify and Simplify the User Experience
End-users must be able to engage with you immediately using just one password and be able to access multiple domains, regardless of their location. This represents a welcome reduction in complexity and of the cost to register, provision, and manage passwords. When accomplished through simple, self-service tools a well-designed portal can leverage trusted third-party elements to ensure compliance, policy enforcement, ‘auditability’.
Unify and Extend Your Brand
Through the portal, end-users must be able to readily collaborate and share information and knowledge with other users via a dynamic socially-based environment that is graphically consistent with the organization’s brand.
Develop and Deploy Tailored Applications
Ideally, the portal should allow you to extend your business and applications onto/within the platform. A strategically designed portal can offer multiple options to rapidly develop applications directly on the platform or easily integrate existing applications using a modular approach. Examples can include broadening your business’ reach through application storefront and marketplace capabilities, etc.
Employing industry-leading identity and management capabilities, your portal platform should provide a foundation for governance and interoperability that will empower users to share knowledge and collaborate with each other across the extended enterprise and beyond – into your supply chain. Thus it will enhance your organizations ability to be flexible and secure, while workforce, partner relationships, IT environment, and business strategies evolve.