Corporate Portals: Revolutionizing Information Access to Increase Productivity and Drive the Bottom Line

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AMACOM, 2001 - Computers - 394 pages

"Customers of AOL don't realize it, but they're using a ""portal"" when they go online. A portal provides a ""home""--a place to get news, stock prices, or whatever else interests you.

A ""corporate portal"" is the same concept--but it's for the employees of a business. It provides them with a single point of entry into all the information their company's systems contain. Through one user-friendly interface, employees can send e-mail, schedule meetings, check inventory, fill out forms, request sales reports--and on and on!

Enterprise portal technology is a breakthrough! Corporate Portals explains what the technology is, supplies an analysis of its tremendous benefits, and explains how to design and propose a corporate portal solution to decision-makers. Benefits include:

* Ability to customize the portal design to individuals' needs

* Powerful search and navigation capabilities, with direct access to reports, analyses, and what-if scenarios across multiple systems and applications

* Knowledge sharing--immediate ability to connect with subject experts and team members, or to post findings and research for anyone who needs it, and more."

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About the author (2001)

Heidi Collins (Phoenix, AZ) has more than 20 years of experience as a software developer and is now a leading expert in enterprise portal solutions. She speaks on Knowledge Management and Enterprise Information Portals for organizations throughout the United States.

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