Successful businesses harness the power of enterprise portals, which act as a gateway for users to access all services and information related to an organization.
Enterprise portals offer specific benefits, such as:
- Quick access to dashboards, services, and applications
- Aggregate corporate information into a single location
- Provide users with a uniform experience across systems and technologies
- Customize information to the needs of an individual user or groups
- Reduce the need for multiple logins
Research shows that the pace of adoption of enterprise portals has been lagging for a variety of reasons. The reasons may range from resource constraints to security issues. However, the use of enterprise portals is growing. According to Infoholic research, the global enterprise portal market is expected to grow at a CAGR of 23.3% between 2015 and 2020 from a high of $9.8 billion in 2015. The market share is expected to grow up to 25.1% by 2020, up by 3.6% from 2015.
Of particular significance is the fact that retail is an emerging market for enterprise portals and is estimated to reach a CAGR of 25% by 2020. Application portals, on the other hand, are expected to gain a higher market share across multiple verticals and are likely to grow to 18.7% in 2015-2020.
Fine-tuning portals to meet specific business needs
Based on the groups, roles, or attributes of a user, enterprise portals can be configured to integrally automate personalization for providing relevant services and content. On the other hand, users too can change elements on the portal layout, re-organize, and configure them according to their requirement. Since an enterprise portal brings together a variety of services and content elements, it is important to ensure that there is access control for individual elements. The portal can be set up in such a way that user access for different items will depend on the privileges, roles and groups specific to a user. In some cases, portals can work in conjunction with a single sign-on infrastructure to provide access to the user with one-time authenti¬cation. Portals can also pull in content from other portal platforms.
IBM WebSphere Portal: A comprehensive platform for businesses across verticals
IBM WebSphere Portal, an industry leading software, helps organizations both small and large across multiple industries. With WebSphere Portal, businesses can provide exceptional web experiences no matter what the location or device.
Users can easily interact with others and access applications, documents, and other content in a personalized, role-based manner to ensure better efficiency and user satisfaction. It includes advanced administrative and scalability features to help you deliver superior results for your employees, customers, suppliers and partners.
With years of experience helping customers around the world benefit from IBM technologies, Royal Cyber can bring your business up to speed with tailored solutions for IBM WebSphere Portal. To find out more, contact us for a complimentary consultation.