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By shantanu_b ·
I am in the process of evaluating some portal products. If anyone has any comparison matrix and can share, I would appreciate it.

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by JimHM In reply to Portal Product Comparison

Hard to share data when there are no requirements - my requirements may be totally different than yours - or what platform - interfaces - ect ...

Also - what are the products the ones we looked at last year may not be on your list..

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by MarshallMajor In reply to Portal Product Comparison

As you look into a portal, you must take into account the size of your organization and what you want to accomplish. As noted by the two answers already given (plumtree and need more info) you have asked a simple question for a complex decision.I am working on a masters thesis on Corporate Portals and you may want to buy a book by Heidi Collins called "Corporate Portals". It is a good primer for strategy and business case.

A portal is simply a web presentation layer. It gives a nice face to web pages, web applications and other resources. Access to portal pages are given through membership to groups within a directory (Active Directory for a Microsoft shop or eDirectory for a Novell centric network). Most portal products look to an LDAP directory for this information.

If you are looking for a portal for a department or workgroup, look at something simple like Novell's Novell Portal Services (free with Netware 6) or Microsoft's SharePoint Portal Server (Microsoft has a limited version that is free). For a small company, choose a portal depending on your company's directory and core network operating system.

Once a user authenticates via a directory, they are given pages and web applications, called gadgets or webparts, through groups they belong to.

For a large organization, the portal decision is more complex. Currently Plumtree is an excellent vendor that focuses on portals. Other options you look at will depend on software that your organization runs for ERP, MRP, CRM, and more TLAs that I can name.

The simple thing is to identify the core of your technologies and buy the portal that best leverages them. Make sure you have access to developers to customize and extend the portal product you choose.

Good luck!

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