By Tanu Sood-Oracle on Oct 12, 2015
Gartner defines a portal as a personalized point of access to relevant information, business processes and other people. Portals support a wide range of vertical markets and business activities and address various audiences, including employees, customers and partners, and citizens. A horizontal portal offering is a software application or service that can be used to create and manage portals for a wide range of purposes.
Oracle is positioned as a Leader in the Gartner Magic Quadrant for Horizontal Portals for its Oracle WebCenter Portal offering. You can access the full report here.
Figure 1. Magic Quadrant for Horizontal Portals
Source: Gartner (September 2015)
According to the Gartner report, the past five years has witnessed a massive transformation of the market for horizontal portals. The nexus of mobile, social, cloud and information has at once heightened the demand for this "personalized point of access..." and engendered alternative ways to accomplish it. A market that had become staid, standardized and many would argue commoditized by 2010 has been suddenly reinvigorated by a new emphasis on user experience, an apps mentality buttressed by mobile trends, and a new personalization that employs analytics, machine learning and graph algorithms rather than complicated and conflict-prone business rules to achieve context awareness. While the renewed portal market retains many of the principles, practices and value propositions of the old, the modern portal market has been transformed almost beyond recognition.
Oracle WebCenter Portal is a portal and composite applications solution that delivers intuitive user experiences for the enterprise that are seamlessly integrated with enterprise applications. Oracle WebCenter Portal optimizes the connections between people, information and applications, provides business activity streams so users can navigate, discover and access content in context, and offers dynamic personalization of applications, portals and sites so users have a customized experience.
With social, mobile and analytics driving the next wave of digital innovation, businesses require that portals provide intuitive yet personalized user experience with integrated social, collaboration and content management capabilities. Oracle WebCenter Portal is the complete, open and integrated enterprise portal and composite applications solution that enables the development and deployment of internal and external portals and websites, composite applications, self-service portals and mash-ups with integrated social and collaboration services and enterprise content management capabilities.
With Oracle WebCenter Portal, organizations can:
• Improve business productivity by providing employees, customers and partners with a modern user experience to access contextual information in a rich, personalized and collaborative environment.
• Speed development by providing developers with a comprehensive and flexible user experience platform that includes an extensive library of reusable components
• Increase business agility by extending and integrating their existing SaaS and on-premise applications such as Oracle Marketing Cloud, Oracle Sales Cloud, Oracle E-Business Suite; Siebel, PeopleSoft, and JD Edwards; and SAP seamlessly
Oracle is pleased to be named a Leader in the 2015 Gartner Magic Quadrant for Horizontal Portals. You can access the full report here.
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Source: "Gartner Magic Quadrant for Horizontal Portals", Jim Murphy, Gene Phifer, Gavin Tay, Magnus Revang, Sep 15 2015.
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