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WebSphere Portal Adoption Experiences.ppt - WebSphere User

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									 WebSphere Portal
Adoption Experiences

 At BDO Stoy Hayward, Dewhirst PLC and Rullion
Agenda
    • Positioning Portals
         – What is a portal?
         – Under the hood of WebSphere Portal
         – Use cases for portal technology
    • Experiences of adopting portal solutions
         – Applications aggregation and single sign-on at BDO
           Stoy Hayward
         – Customised Business-to-Business services at Rullion
         – Management information and application integration at
           Dewhirst Group
Agenda

• How to adopt WebSphere Portal
Positioning Portals
What is a portal?
          “A portal is a browser based interface to your e-
            business and conventional applications, which
             allows employees, customers, suppliers and
               business partners to access customised,
         aggregated information and electronic services – On
                               Demand”




        AGGREGATION                 CUSTOMISATION
Under the hood of WebSphere Portal

                     Portal


          WebSphere Application Server


        WCM        Directory     Database


         IM      Collaboration


                Applications
                                                      Enterprise
                                                     Applications

User Perspective         IT Perspective
                                                      5250/3270


                          Integration at
                             the glass                Business
Personalization                                      Intelligence



 Customization                                       Groupware


   Navigation
                                                     Client Server

 Single Sign On         Secure Access
                                                       Content
                                                     Management
 People Awareness   Rapid, Role Based Deployment
                                                     Syndicated
                       Scalability and Reliability    Content

                                                     Productivity
                                                       Portlets
Portals         B2E Portals improve employee productivity and speed
Use Cases       decision making


B2C Portals                                                             B2B Portals build
increase                                                                partner
customer                                                                relationships
loyalty and                                                             through
cross-sell                                                              integration with
revenue                                                                 your business
                                                                        processes

         Content
                                                             Applications




      People                                                          Processes

     Common portal framework reduces costs and meets changing requirements
WebSphere Portal Family


          Express     Enable



         Express +    Extend       Collaborative




          Workgroup   Enterprise
Experiences of Adopting
   Portal Solutions
Experiences

• BDO Stoy Hayward – using the portal for
  application aggregation and single sign-on
• Customised business-to-business services and
  advanced content management for Rullion
• Application development and delivery of
  applications and management information for
  Dewhirst Group
BDO Stoy Hayward
BDO – Who are they?

• BDO are the 5th largest accountancy practice in
  the country
• Specialise in providing comprehensive advise
  and accountancy to growing businesses
• Use PeopleSoft, Autonomy and Domino to
  deliver business information and applications to
  their consultants
The requirement

• Primary Driver:
   – Aggregate their applications and provide Single Sign
     On, to improve users access to information and reduce
     password maintenance costs
• Other Drivers:
   – Implement a new application development/delivery
     platform to deliver new, more sophisticated applications
WebSphere Portal Family


          Express     Enable



         Express +    Extend       Collaborative




          Workgroup   Enterprise
The project

• Implemented Portal Enable on Intel platforms using an
  Oracle database
• Trained up on J2EE development, use of WebSphere
  Studio Application Developer and Portal
• Used LTPA to deliver single sign on over Domino
• Used Portal Credential Vault to deliver Single Sign on with
  Java portlets
    – This left holes where portlets were not being developed
      specifically
Extending Single Sign On

                     Portal


          WebSphere Application Server


         WCM       Directory     Database


         IM      Collaboration     TAM


                Applications
Rullion
Rullion – Who are they?

• Rullion is one of the largest independent
  recruitment companies in the UK
• Specialise in providing human resourcing
  solutions for a wide variety of industries
• Service multiple communities:
   – Candidates and Employers
   – Multiple industry verticals e.g. IT, Engineering,
     Construction
The requirement

• Primary Driver:
   – Deliver customised integrated services to candidates
     and employers based to reduce transactions costs and
     improve customer satisfaction
   – Deliver compelling content management, controlled by
     the business
• Other Drivers:
   – Adopt a platform and skills for future integration
WebSphere Portal Family


          Express     Enable



         Express +    Extend       Collaborative




          Workgroup   Enterprise
The project

• Implemented Portal Enable on Linux platforms for spedd
  and security
• Trained up on J2EE development, use of WebSphere
  Studio Application Developer and Portal
• Used ILWWCM (formerly known as Aptrix) to deliver
  sophisticated content management
• Development J2EE portlets which used web services to
  integrate to line of business systems in the back office
Demo



       http://www.rullion.co.uk
Dewhirst Group
Dewhirst – Who are they?

• Dewhirst are an international apparel
  manufacturing group
• They manufacture around 80% of M&S products
  as well as for other brands such as Nike and
  Ralph Lauren
• Rapid information dissemination and assessment
  is a key issue for Dewhirst due to need to
  manage stock and product quality from off-shore
  manufacturing locations
The requirement

• Primary Driver:
   – Deliver an intranet for the delivery of business
     intelligence information to business managers around
     the world
• Other Drivers:
   – Adopt a platform for development, replacing their
     traditional languages
WebSphere Portal Family


          Express     Enable



         Express +    Extend       Collaborative




          Workgroup   Enterprise
The project

• Implemented Portal Express + on a VMWare
  platform
• Used portal collaboration and document
  functionality to deliver management information
• Development J2EE portlets which integrate to
  MIS systems
• Trained up on J2EE development, use of
  WebSphere Studio Application Developer and
  Portal
Dewhirst Portal
 How to adopt
WebSphere Portal
      Questions?
Matthew.scullion@realsolutionsuk.com

								
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