Oracle WebCenter Portal Overview

Oracle WebCenter Portal consolidates the best user experience capabilities from a significant portfolio of leading portal products and related technologies to deliver intuitive user experiences for the enterprise that are seamlessly integrated with your enterprise applications. It delivers on a single converged portal platform that supports the broadest set of portal and  extranet site use cases and incorporates the best features from all of the existing products.
  • Prebuilt library of rich components for enhancing existing enterprise or creating new composite applications
  • Flexible application integration tooling for extending application or back-office capabilities and services into portals, websites, and composite applications
  • Innovative social tools enable contextual access to content and dynamic personalization of solutions

Product Information


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Component Areas

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Framework
The next generation of portal building platform that enables developers to create pixel perfect internet sites and composite portal applications with a radically reduced effort.  Building portal resources such as navigation, page templates, skins and other portal artifacts are centrally managed in a single resource management tool optimized for team development.
Services
Enterprise-ready social computing services such as wikis, blogs, RSS, activity stream, activity graph, content management and publishing, discussion forums, tags, links, social networking, polls, comments, ratings, BPEL workflows, and analytics can be embedded directly into applications. The out-of-the-box UIs can be easily customized at run time and development of new UI components on top of these services is easy by using our complete set of REST APIs.

Spaces
Out-of-the-box social and collaborative portal application for business users to collaborate in teams, build business social networks, manage personal information, build departmental portals, intranets, and dynamic online communities without relying on IT.
Additional Value-Add Components
WebCenter Portal also includes restricted use licenses of select, best-of-breed Oracle technology components such as WebCenter Content, Secure Enterprise Search, and SOA for BPEL that can be deployed as part of a WebCenter Portal deployment. 
 
 


  Highlights

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Portals & Sites: Enables developers with the broadest set of choices to deliver their portals and extranet sites. Optimized iterative development speeds some development operations by nearly 50X.
Team & Social: Layouts and skins for WebCenter Portal's Spaces enables teams to get started immediately. Sharing components speeds the rate at which information is circulated throughout teams.
Search & Discovery: Direct SES crawlers for all WebCenter Portal content is further refined by leveraging the activity streams.
Analytics & Management: A complete set of web analytics services and dashboards have been added. Direct integration with Oracle Enterprise Manager for complete oversight of the entire running system. New propagation tools enable developers and operational staff to push out just the new changes to Test and Production systems.
 
Mashups: Business users and developers can work together using the tool of their choice. Developers can use Oracle JDeveloper to produce data controls, business users can leverage Oracle Composer to mash them.
Desktop Integration & Mobile: Enhanced office productivity integration enables users to directly edit documents and presentations along with a plug-in for Microsoft Outlook and an updated iPhone app.
Content Management: Direct usage of Oracle WebCenter Content 11g from item level security, to attaching and approving workflow - WebCenter Portal takes direct advantage of the strengths of WebCenter Content.
Personalization: WebCenter Portal's personalization server allows for dynamic delivery of content, information, and experiences to provide a personalized view to any user.
 
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