Enterprise Portal Development

An enterprise portal is a framework for integrating information, people, and processes across organizational boundaries. It provides a secure unified access point, in the form of a web-based user interface, and is designed to aggregate and personalize information through application-specific portlets. One hallmark of enterprise portals is the de-centralized content contribution and content management, which keeps the information always updated.

TSI provides portal services with Liferay, JBoss, and IBM WebSphere portal solutions. Our portal solutions are cloud based, software-as-a-service (SaaS) and mobile platform designed to provide online services using Single Sign-On convenience. A one-stop shop for every company’s enterprise portal needs – TSI offers a variety of convenient, built-in features designed to enhance Communication, Collaboration, and Content Management.


















Typical functionalities of our Enterprise Portal solutions include:

  • Web Content Management System (WCMS);
  • Single Sign-On (SSO); and
  • Identity and Access Management

Web Content Management System (WCMS)

The Web Content Management System (WCMS) is the ideal collection for developing consistent, easily-updated sites. WCMS hides complex HTML so that specialized software and expertise is not required to create and manage content. When design is managed centrally, a website also benefits from visual cohesion and consistent navigation across every page.

With a WCMS, workflow is delegated and controlled by Content Authors, Content Approvers and Content Publishers allowing your organization to avoid bottlenecks that occur when one manager is responsible for every update. Streamlined workflow and automated content management makes content creation faster and easier than ever before.

WCMS is the best solution for all the content you need to publish online, including:

  • Company information
  • Email
  • Calendar
  • Instant Messaging
  • Announcements & Alerts
  • Employee listings and directories
  • Career opportunities
  • Press Releases

TSI has years of experience in implementing WCMS and building unique web solutions for organizations around the world. In order to implement WCMS effectively, TSI conducts workshops to better understand an organizations needs, creates a plan to fulfill those needs and deploys expert resources to execute the plan.

TSI’s WCMS package provides a comprehensive suite for the information management lifecycle including content creation, content editing, content publishing and content archival.

Features

  • Web Publishing & Workflow
  • Easy Rich Text WYSIWYG Editors
  • Drag-and-Drop Site Maps
  • Live Page Editing & Scheduling
  • Search Engine Optimization (SEO)
  • Multi-language Support
  • RSS, Blogs, Knowledge Base & Wikis
  • Enterprise Collaboration and Social Networking

Benefits

  • Improved Workflow
  • Consistent Visual Style
  • Simplified Content Creation

Single Sign-On

The growth of internet usage and proliferation of services and software at organizations has produced an increasingly complex services environment. Demands by increasingly sophisticated users, a need for cutting edge tools, and pressures to provide cost efficiency through automation and online self-service have resulted in a massive increase in the number of online services which an average user may have access to.

As these services have proliferated, so have demands to manage authentication and security multiplied. Single-sign On (SSO) systems have emerged as a key requirement in the modern distributed computing environment. These systems exist to address a number of key pain points:

WCMS is the best solution for all the content you need to publish online, including:

  • Convenience for users looking to access multiple systems
  • Integration in workflows/user experience when spanning multiple systems
  • Costs of user-support load related to password, username, and credentials
  • Security of services located both on and off-site

TSI provides out-of-the-box single-sign-on to a variety of enterprise applications ERP systems, Learning Management Systems, Email & Calendaring systems, Library Management Systems, and Identity Management Systems:

WCMS is the best solution for all the content you need to publish online, including:

  • Oracle Peoplesoft
  • Oracle Apps
  • Microsoft Exchange
  • Google Apps
  • Novell Groupwise
  • Oracle Collaboration Suite
  • Microsoft Active Directory
  • OpenLDAP
  • Novell eDirectory
  • Sun Java System Directory Server
  • Oracle Internet Directory
  • CAS

Identity and Access Management

Enterprise level identity management requires thousands of entries accessing hundreds of functions from multiple locations on a variety of devices. This kind of system requires robust infrastructure to make access efficient, convenient and secure. TSI’s Identity Management Practice has the experience necessary to implement effective, affordable identity and access management technology.

We provide a complete service to help implement the Identity and Access Management solutions from the ground up or integrate solutions into already established systems.

TSI works with institutions to understand their identity management needs, evaluate market vendors and define methodology accordingly.

Benefits of Identity Management Services:

Balancing efficiency and security is the key to effective enterprise level identity management. Each is equally paramount to success. Letting either gain priority can be dangerous, but TSI’s Enterprise Identity Management Practice can help make sure all aspects of the identity management solution remain effective.

Improve efficiency

Improve efficiency by automating and consolidating your identity infrastructure based on existing investments in applications like Active Directory. Develop effective workflow processes to simplify and streamline identity management services.

Enhance security

Secure your directories by implementing stronger authentication for multiple systems. Take full control of privileged accounts, including who accesses what, when, why and how access is granted. Build an identity service you can trust.

Achieve compliance

Proper auditing, reporting and enforcement do more than assure compliance - it assures quality service. TSI utilizes powerful compliance tools to easily control access and segregate duties to deliver constant compliance.

Portlets

TSI is one of the first global providers of out-of-the-box JSR-168 and .NET standards based portlets supporting Enterprise Applications Integration, Single Sign-On, and portal add-ons for multiple portal platforms such as Oracle Portal, Sun JES Portal, BEA Weblogic, IBM WebSphere, RedHat JBoss, Microsoft SharePoint, Ja-Sig uPortal, SCT Luminis, Jenzabar ICS, and LIFERAY.

One of the biggest challenges that most organizations are facing today is how to leverage all the investment that has been made over the years on multiple enterprise systems and consolidate that into an enterprise portal solution. Application integration is a crucial piece for organizations that need to expose the data that they manage in large enterprise applications to their portal users. Internal applications and business processes must be integrated and automated. These might include 3rd party packaged applications like Oracle, SAP, SCT Banner, DataTel, Blackboard, WebCT, Moodle, Sakai, PeopleSoft, Exchange Server, Lotus Notes, OCS and legacy systems developed internally. The current generation of integration solutions, have inherent limitations that complicate the ability to meet the business and technical challenges of e-business integration, especially when these products tend to be fragmented, complex and expensive.

TSI brings deep domain expertise to the delivery of JSR-168, WSRP, and .NET standards based portlets that provides enterprise application integration, single sign-on, as well as a vast pool of add-on portlets that ignites the functionality of your portal. We understand that a portal solution (be it an Enterprise Portal, Collaboration Portal, Content Management Portal, or an Executive Dashboard) serves as one of the most important enterprise applications or in fact as a home to all the users in an organization or community. A portal must provide full functionality of all enterprise applications that are used regularly on the desktop and do so without any performance degradation or loss of functionality. Having this range of functionality available at the users' fingertips can dramatically enhance the usability and value of the portal solution.

TSI has developed a unique methodology of designing standards based portlets. Our approach is focused in preserving the operation and integrity of 3rd party or legacy applications, and provides an interactive model for integrating existing applications into the Portal System. This approach allows for the integration and presentation of data from relational systems, legacy mainframes, unstructured data, and external data to provide users with a cohesive view of the interactive portal based on data they need and are authorized to see.