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PORTAL FACTORY

The most complete application aggregation solution for Tier 1 enterprise clients.

Portal Factory meets the needs of the 3 main types of portals with no integration risk

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Leverage existing business applications

logo-esigate2-resize100x66.pngCompanies can now seamlessly expose their existing / legacy business applications within modern multi-channel web portal interfaces, thus securing former investments and reducing the time-to-market, and whatever the underlying application technologies (php, java, .Net, etc.).

Marketing teams can produce and publish content as fast and as regularly as their market requires, embedding data and enterprise applications into compelling and differentiating user experiences for their customers without being constrained by IT applications lifecycle.

This is a new non-intrusive integration for enterprise legacy applications: Portal Factory allows for the integration of legacy applications without having to modify them in any way, regardless of the original language of development. 

Marketing teams can produce the content their market requires at the time it needs it, while IT teams can decide and plan to work on the application at their own pace, according to their resources, security and stability constraints. This server side integration has been built with the new open source framework Esigate, initiated by Smile and Capgemini, two leading system integrators, and to which Jahia is now a committer.

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Expose any external silos

Thanks to the External Data Provider, organizations can expose their data silos (using custom or standardized data providers such as CMIS) and enrich them with additional content into secured digital portals, without duplicating or re-writing data sources.

The External Data Provider is a new core service developed by Jahia which enables developers to declare bridges between internal content and external repositories without copy, duplication or synchronization. With the External Data Provider, external data can be accessed, manipulated and searched as if they were directly stored in the Digital Experience Manager repository. All external and internal data can benefit, among other core Portal Factory features, from the powerful layout building features of the Jahia Studio. Content authors, in Edit Mode, will be able to use this content transparently, leveraging the same Digital Experience Manager graphical user interface (GUI) with which they are familiar. 

Integration of CMIS repositories

New aggregation capabilities to mount CMIS compliant repositories such as Alfresco, Sharepoint, etc. into Digital Experience Manager as well as Portal Factory modules.

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New integrated Dashboard capabilities

Users themselves can create ad-hoc portals and personal dashboards based on predefined and approved portal templates and components managed from a central administration interface.

Easy secured access

Digital Experience Manager provides you with built-in SSO mechanisms that allow you to grant easy and secured access to your portals.

The members of the community or group of users that your portal addresses will only need one single login to access all the resources available from the portal, while complying with your corporate security guidelines.

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Portlets

Portlets are small standalone Java applications that can be inserted into web pages. They are mostly used to access legacy systems and for portal projects. If your organization has massively invested in portlets in the past decade, Digital Experience Manager supports them, giving you the ability to keep your investment and reduce time-to-market for your projects. You do not need to re-code from scratch and you can re-use existing portlets. From the feedback of our community, it is clear that our Digital Experience Manager Modules technology is far more flexible and easier to implement, deploy and maintain as compared to portlets: this is why most of our customers integrate their business applications with Digital Experience Manager using portlets when legacy requires it, and with Digital Experience Manager Modules for any other scenarios.

Widgets and Social Gadgets

The extreme versatility of Digital Experience Manager's presentation layer allows to seamlessly deliver components from multiple sources and multiple formats in the context of a page: internal content stored within Digital Experience Manager, within other repositories or databases, AJAX widgets (for example, Google Maps) to expose distant apps or services as well as social gadgets (for sharing to Twitter, Facebook, etc.) can live in the same page regardless of the underlying technology, and can be manipulated effortlessly in a unified experience. Your teams do not need to learn the specifics for each type of content they have to manipulate - they just do so intuitively.

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Aggregation done by a CMS

When the CMS actually embeds a lightweight application in a front-end where content is key.

Aggregation done by a Portal (with CMIS)

Where both content and existing business applications integrate into a single portal and offer personalized access to both via user dashboard.

Aggregation done by an Application with Esigate

Thanks to the integration of the open source framework Esigate, Portal Factory allows to completely embed a third party web application into a DX page, transparently for the visitor.

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