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SAP Enterprise Portal 101

Naeem Hashmi Chief Technology Officer Information Frameworks e-mail: nhashmi@infoframeworks.com Web: http://infoframeworks.com Tel; 603-432-4550
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About the Author


Founder and CTO of Information Frameworks, an author, speaker and world-renowned expert on emerging eBusiness Intelligence Technologies.

Naeem Hashmi

Author of the best selling book titled,


SAP Business Information Warehouse for SAP, 2000.

Technical Editor
SAP BW Certification Guide, authored by Catherine Roze 2002 Co-Author. Getting the Most from Business Intelligence and SAP Business Warehouse, searchSAP, Nov 2002.

Member of Intelligent ERP magazine's board of editors, is a frequent speaker at IT industry conferences including SAP TechEd, ASUG, Oracle Open World, DCI, The ERP World, and the Data Warehouse Institute. 25+ years of experience in emerging Information Technology research, development, and management, Information Architectures; Enterprise Application Integration e-business; ERP applications; Data Warehousing; Data Mining; CRM; Internet, Object and Client/Server Technologies and Strategic Consulting. Email- nhahsmi@infoframeworks Web Site: http://infoframeworks.com Tel: 603-432-4550
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About the Information Frameworks

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Definition of an Enterprise Portal Enterprise Portal - Functional Components Enterprise Portal Success Factors Questions

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Defining Enterprise Portal


What is an Enterprise Portal?
A portal is much more than an Interactive flashy Web Site to publish reports or marketing material Enterprise Portal is a web based business-critical system
Integrated information view and business applications Seamless integration between BI, OLTP and Knowledge Management Systems A collaborative environment

Classes of Portals
Information Portals Functional Portals Industry Specific Portals Enterprise Portals
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Top 5 Characteristics - Enterprise Portal


1. 2. 3. 4. 5. Information Consumer Centric Collaboration and Knowledge Management Content Management Integration process/information - Delivery Security

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Enterprise Portals and The Extraprise Information Factory


The Extraprise Information Factory is a Technical Architecture to construct and deploy scalable, extendable, distributable and integrated solutions needed to support business critical applications.
The Extraprise Information Factory, Webcast, searchSAP.com Jan 8, 2002

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Enterprise Portal Building Blocks

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Enterprise Portal Functional Components


Personalization Customization Presentation an Navigation Aggregation Categorization/Taxonomy Search Collaboration Workflow Administration and Management Single Sign-on Integration Business Intelligence
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Information Sources

Information Information Management Consumers

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Enterprise Portal Functional Components


Personalization
One of the critical component Choice of Content Value: Improve productivity/loyalty

Information Consumers

Customization
Branding Look and Feel Value: Identity

Presentation an Navigation
User Interface Consistency across broad range of applications Value: Less Training, support and administration

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Enterprise Portal Functional Components


Aggregation
Package information from one or more sources for a user personalized view Manual and Automatic Value: Groups information content Context based search Federated Search Key component of Enterprise Portals Value: Knowledge Sharing/Communities Rules drive Information Flow Value: Business/Info process Automation Manage all components - single point
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Categorization/Taxonomy

Information Management

Search

Collaboration

Workflow

Administration and Management


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Enterprise Portal Functional Components


Single Sign-on
Key feature Identification, Authentication, Authorization Value: Easier to manage - High ROI The most critical functionality Applications, Internal, External Value: Provides an Integrated view of business systems without building point to point interfaces - High ROI On-Demand Reporting, Analytics Partners, Customers, Suppliers Value: Instance Global access to company information resources.

Integration

Information Sources

Business Intelligence

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Enterprise Portal Infrastructure

Information Sources

Information Information Management Consumers

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Enterprise Portal Vendors


All vendors support these portal functions in one share or form
Enterprise Portal Functional Components Personalization Customization Presentation an Navigation Aggregation Categorization/Taxonomy Search Integration Business Intelligence Collaboration Workflow Single Sign-on Administration and Management

How you know which Enterprise Portal is good for your business ?
Information Frameworks offers a proven methodology to select a right Enterprise Portal for your Business
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Top 10 Critical Success Factors


1. 2. 3. 4. Must have executives sponsorship. Must Know what are the objectives Listen to your information consumers. Focus on information flow in mind designing and implementing Portals. 5. Focus on your key business objectives. 6. Security. Be innovative, but be careful. 7. Clear scope definition and plan implement in Phases no big bang. 8. Focus on building a sense of community. 9. Develop a comprehensive re-usable Web Services based application Integration architecture. 10. Assess ROI at the end of every Phase - More often than BI (DW)
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Questions

Email your question on SAP Enterprise Portal to info@infoframeworks.com

Naeem Hashmi Chief Technology Officer Information Frameworks


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e-mail: nhashmi@infoframeworks.com Web: http://infoframeworks.com Tel: 603-432-4550


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