IBM WebSphere® Portal IBM WebSphere® Portal, offers a single point of personalized interaction with applications, content, processes and people. To deliver a unified user experience, WebSphere Portal brings together a range of leading-edge technologies designed to give you a flexible, open and extensible framework to build successful business-to-employee (B2E), business-to-business (B2B) and business-to-consumer (B2C) portals. Features and benefits Industry-leading portal solutions help improve employee productivity, lower application deployment costs and improved sales channel effectiveness IBM WebSphere® Portal Enable and IBM WebSphere Portal Extend are two of the industries most comprehensive portal offerings. WebSphere Portal contains the widest range of portal technologies that help you develop and maintain first-class B2C, B2B and B2E portals. And with an improved installation process, WebSphere Portal helps to provide a quicker return on your investment with the following business benefits: • Reduction of business costs by improving employee productivity and simplifying application deployment • Faster and better decisions by integrating business processes and portal users via orchestrated workflow • Higher customer and trading partner satisfaction with a personalized, dynamic, and reliable portal experience • Revenue enhancement through effective cross-selling and improved customer service Extending IBM's leadership position in the portal market, the new version of WebSphere Portal dramatically increases the business value of your portal deployments. By delivering the unique capability of linking business processes with the portal experience via an orchestrated workflow, employees and trading partners can make faster decisions and improve their productivity. With faster installation and support for virtual portals, the value of WebSphere Portal can now be quickly delivered to new communities at a lower cost. Since any first-class portal demands up-to-date and accurate content, a new integrated version of IBM Workplace Web Content Management is also included. As employees contribute and add value to existing intellectual capital via WebSphere Portal, enhanced search and document management technology now allows portal user's to rapidly respond to customer requests and market opportunities. In addition to these new capabilities, the WebSphere Portal offerings are modular in nature with each offering building upon a common architecture and capabilities. The following text provides an overview of the common features and benefits as well as the distinguishing features of each offering. Additional information can be found on the web pages for each offering. WebSphere Portal Enable • Common portal services including back-end integration, portlets, administration, access control, and presentation that are required across portal environments • Portal-based content management and personalization so portal users get an unique experience with the latest information • Document management to improve the currency of portal content and the value of files shared by portal users • Productivity components to view, create, convert and edit basic documents, spreadsheets and presentation files from with in portal interface • Scalability and reliability of WebSphere Application Server to provide mission-critical portal services WebSphere Portal Extend, includes features of WebSphere Portal Enable plus • Powerful collaborative services including instant messaging, team workplaces, and people finder that allow users to quickly make business decisions with other employees, customers and trading partners • Extended search capabilities to improve the productivity of your employees • Web analysis features to help measure, report and improve effectiveness and quality of your portal deployment WebSphere Portal - Express is the base offering and contains the portal framework, a document manager, a selection of portlets, the portal toolkit and WebSphere Application Server WebSphere Portal - Express Plus adds in features for team collaboration including instant messaging and virtual teamrooms.
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