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Enterprise Portal Components
Each portal includes a combination of standard and custom functionalities to allow portal users to view, find, manage, categorize, and use content and services. Some of the typical portal components can be seen below.
View and Browse - this functionality allows users to have intuitive navigating throughout the portal structure.
Content management - this functinonality is responsible for authorization, getting approval, content publishing, and maintaining content. Typically this content is integrated with other third party portal or can be accessed.
Collaboration Services - allows groups of users to share different content, work together and have access to the same information for a team of users. Collaboration services can include forums, discussions, white boards, document uploading and sharing, calendars, tasks, audio and video conference services.
Subscribtions - is a service allowing users to subscribe to a particular category with specific content or to a particular event like appearance of material with selected keyword.
Document sharing - allows storing files, images, documents among selected groups of users. Version control can be implemented as well as logfile creation.
View Personalization - allows users to have settings for each of the functions and pages on the portal. The same can be applied to a group of users.
Portal Search- is one of the "a must" functionalities that allows searching across multiple portals and integrated systems.
E-Commerce- is a feature which many portals implementing now. This feature allows users to select and order the products immediately, 24x7x365.
Static and Dynamic Reports - can be implemented using ETL and OLAP technologies to provide business users with reporting information to make necessary decisions as well as market analysis.
Notifications - is a service that allows to send an alert in case when certain conditions were reached on the portal (a file was apploaded, somebody gained unauthorized access, etc). SMS, email or a portal message can be implemented as alerts.