Enterprise Web Portals
Asapy has the necessary expertise for designing, developing, deploying and supporting enterprise web portals of any scale and complexity.
We are capable of building portals incorporating the most fundamental principles of this type of solutions: integration of various data sources and services, rich customization and personalization possibilities, single sign-on across the entire portal and advanced access control.
Types of Portals
Modern enterprise portals act as a single secure access point to a host of corporate services, resources and communication tools offered by companies to their employees and often suppliers, vendors and other parties involved in their business processes. Portals are created and maintained to simplify the task of aggregating all types of relevant information, offering permission-based web access to corporate services and making it all of the above available to authorized users regardless of their current location.
Portal solutions can be subdivided into two major categories: enterprise (or corporate) portals and various B2B and B2C portals.
Enterprise portals serve a number of purposes, including:
Efficient exchange of corporate information
These portals provide unified access to a company’s internal documents, articles, reports, white papers and such. They usually feature advanced document management functionality (ECM-based) and search tools.
Shared access to enterprise applications
These portals serve as a platform for a company’s collection of internal business applications, such as CRM and ERP systems, providing role-based access to various sources of data and offering extended BI and reporting capabilities.
Rich online training and corporate education opportunities
These portals serve as repositories of documented corporate expertise, often offering distance learning features in the form of webinars and online courses, thus largely resembling learning management systems and e-learning solutions.
Convenient collaboration between units, departments and offices
Such portals serve the purpose of connecting employees from various offices and branches and facilitating access to shared resources and applications.
B2B and B2C portals serve audiences outside a particular company and can take virtually any shape or form:
- Multi-vendor e-commerce portals (marketplaces, auctions)
- Social networks and online communities
- Digital content distribution systems
- Tender portals
- Search portals
- Educational portals
- News portals
- Various other industry or purpose-specific solutions
No matter what type of portal solution you have in mind, we will be able to suggest the optimal design and provide you with a detailed implementation roadmap based on your budget and deadlines.
Types of services
Asapy is ready to offer its vast experience and knowledge of enterprise-grade software solutions to create custom web portals from scratch or bring existing solutions up to modern standards.
Our list of services in this field includes, but is not limited, the following:
- Initial analysis and development of recommendations
- Full system modeling and prototyping
- Development of bespoke portals with unique functionality
- Enhancement of existing portal solutions
- Data migration
- Integration with internal corporate systems and external services, such as payment gateways, communication tools, social networks, etc.
- UX analysis and enhancement
- Performance improvement
When developing enterprise web portals, we pay special attention to data security and improve it by implementing complex role-based permission systems and protecting transactions and data exchange with strong data encryption algorithms. Integration with corporate directory services makes for easier user management and improved security.
Enterprise portals can be used for more than granting access to shared documents and company news updates. They can be integrated with nearly any conceivable type of enterprise systems, from directory services, communication and document management tools to custom solutions addressing the specific business needs of a company.
Enterprise web portals are created with accessibility in mind. This means that their content and services can be accessed by authorized users from anywhere in the world and from any device. This is especially important for companies with a network of foreign offices and employees who need ad hoc access to important corporate documents and services during field work.
Modern enterprise portals take advantage of the speed, reliability and scalability of cloud platforms, ensuring top speed and uninterrupted round-the-clock operation. Deployment to the cloud minimizes technology risks and substantially lowers overheads associated with creating and maintain an independent in-house infrastructure hosting the portal.
Our approach to portal development is completely in line with our standard development practices. Due to the complexity of portal solutions, we always stress the importance of a proper business analysis and modeling stage that defines the key properties of the future solution and results in the creation of a detailed specification. Based on the results of this stage, we propose either a custom solution built from scratch or a solution built upon an existing product (proprietary or open-source) and customized to the specific needs of your business.
Each project ends with a competence transfer and knowledge transfer phase that aim to provide sufficient knowledge about the system from the developer/maintainer and user perspectives, respectively.
Our team is comprised of IT professionals with multi-year experience of working on projects of all sizes, including massive online systems, business tools and enterprise solutions. Our confidence is based on hands-on practice and ability to apply industry’s best practices to create enterprise web portals that deliver tangible value to all stakeholders: from business owners to regular employees. Regardless of the platform chosen for your project, you will get a product that is easy to use, pleasant to look at and inexpensive to maintain.