Nexus Portal offers tight Security, Application Frameworks, Web Menus, Executive Dashboards, ECM and more
Multi-award winning Nexus Portal offers controlled, secured access to applications, documents, dashboards, ECM, menus and user tools for employees, trading partners and clients. Nexus also integrates with Presto, Catapult, WebSmart, Clover and SmartCharts to further modernize business applications and processes.
Nexus Portal is an IBM i-hosted Web Portal solution designed to provide fast, secure and organized access to Enterprise information through web browsers. Nexus Portal assembles Enterprise applications and documents, organizes content, and consolidates security and user information. Nexus Portal lets you host the major user experiences for your Enterprise's web implementation. It also provides the framework for administering the portal.
The Nexus ECM (Enterprise Content Manager) is a key component of Nexus and is a secured IBM i-centric store for uploading, managing, storing and searching for documents within your Nexus portal and includes incredibly powerful search and indexing feature. Documents of all types are supported such as PDF, Graphics, Word, Excel, PowerPoint, etc that can be uploaded by authorized users from their own PC and network drives. Catapult can also be used to automatically archive IBM i spool files to the ECM. Learn more >>
Not everyone is familiar with what portals are or how they can help your business. To help you understand portals further we suggest reading an article in MC Press Online that Duncan Kenzie, BCD's CTO, wrote entitled "Portals: Gateways to Whole New Worlds" that explains what portals are and how they improve business. We've also attempted drawn a picture of a typical business and how important information is to a successful business and how Nexus can help you successfully manage Enterprise information and content.+ Continue Story
Many organizations have dozens or hundreds of people employees, customers, vendors and partners, working on innumerable projects and accounts, sometimes scattered across the country or the globe. These people range from salespeople, account managers, help desk technicians to executive officers. Some are technical people while others are dedicated primarily to non-technological tasks. But the link that ties all these people together is information: every individual involved with your organization knows and creates information that is crucial to the success of your enterprise. And every individual likewise needs access to shared information in order to do their job effectively. And you are in charge of overseeing this. Your job is to make sure that key processes are documented, that key documents are stored, that web applications are secured, and that everyone be able to access the information they need. And you need to do this without running the risk of having people get to documents and information that they should not.
Using Nexus, you can create a structured, self-maintaining, corporate-wide intranet and/or extranet portal sites, that gives individuals as much or as little access to Enterprise information (documents or web applications) as you determine. And because everything is delivered via the now-ubiquitous internet browser, none of your users will have to install any software at all, or even work on the same PCs. All they will need to do is click a link on your corporate home page, log in, and they will be in their personalized Nexus portal environment. And that environment can be as simple or as complex as you need it to be.
Nexus Portal also includes the Enterprise content Manager (ECM) that can be used to manage and organize all your enterprise documents and you can create ECM pages that display a pre-determined list of documents. Depending on the purpose of your Nexus Portal, Intranet, B2B, B2C or any combination of the above, documents can be sales reports, budgets, policies, help docs, product images or technical drawings, etc.
Best of all from your perspective is that much of the site administration, page and content creation can be handled by the end users and group managers through WYSIWYG design tools and user friendly interfaces. Everyone will be more productive because they will have 24/7 access from any computer with internet access to important and organized information which they can easily access and find.
Nexus benefits customers, trading partners and every level within your organization by providing a central, secured and structured place for people to go to organize and find enterprise information. Here is a closer look at how specific people benefit:
Executive Management can impose the corporate structure on your organization's implementation of Nexus by enrolling users in groups. Whether your organization is highly structured with many functional levels, or a single-tier structure, Nexus is designed to provide unlimited flexibility in how you provide access and authority to crucial enterprise content and applications.
IT Department is relieved of every day tasks such as maintaining a web site, or links to data and documents. When you configure Nexus you can delegate different levels of authority to users so they can maintain their own content or access to authorized apps, as well as control authority and access for users for whom they are responsible.
End-Users are empowered to control their own portal experience, and manage their own content or tools they are authorized to. They can create their own pages, select portlets, upload their own documents into the ECM and control almost every element of the user interface. They can also access this information from any web browser they have access to.
Nexus Portal integrates tightly with BCD's other solutions such as WebSmart, Clover, Catapult and SmartCharts to offer a completely integrated software solution suite: