Information in context.
Simpliﬁed community management.
Faster content integration.
PeopleSoft Enterprise Portal
A portal is mandatory if you want your enterprise to operate in real time.
In The Real-Time Enterprise™ you remove layers of intermediaries, con-
tinuously monitoring your business. Your employees access information
in real time at the moment of interaction with your customers, suppliers,
and partners—and your enterprise reacts instantly to business changes.
The portal brings it all together: business processes, departmental sites,
knowledge management resources, enterprise applications, analytics,
web content, and more. The portal makes your people more effective by
giving them the exact information they need, based on their roles, in a
rich business context.
Connect people to business processes in real time—with the PeopleSoft
Simpliﬁed Community Management Faster Content Integration
Your organization is probably ﬁnding As you would expect, the PeopleSoft
it hard to keep up with the constant Enterprise Portal provides out-of-
challenge of effectively interacting the-box integration with PeopleSoft
with all the key people you need to applications. What you may ﬁnd sur-
interact with every day. Just keeping prising is that the PeopleSoft portal is
all your internal websites current can the most open system you can buy to
be difﬁcult. integrate and manage non-PeopleSoft
PeopleSoft gives you site manage- content as well. Based on PeopleSoft 8
ment and branding features that make Pure Internet Architecture™ our portal
it simpler, faster, and less expensive is truly open to all of your enterprise
Information in Context to maintain online communities such systems. Our portal includes a robust
With the PeopleSoft Enterprise Portal, as a customer portal, supplier portal, set of integration tools and utilities for
people don’t just see static links to or marketing department site. Portal portal development, customization, and
web content or a jumping-off point to administrators can quickly create management in a standards-based web
enterprise applications—rather, they websites and roll them out across an services framework.
have one-click access to the complete enterprise with consistent formats and The PeopleSoft Enterprise Portal
context of the business process: a vital, business rules. Our branding features gives even casual users the ability to
colorful world of business knowledge, help people take a portal from one create and manage content, and publish
collaboration, and analytics that department, division, or subsidiary, that content to the portal. Your busi-
understand what activity the user is create a template, and effortlessly ness users are empowered, and you
performing. So they can make better, change the look and feel for another can free up valuable and expensive
faster business decisions. entity or audience, while leveraging IT staff, reducing bottlenecks and
Only the PeopleSoft Enterprise Portal the same common infrastructure. speeding deployment.
gives your users the complete picture No other portal technology can pro-
of the task at hand dynamically, making vide self-service, integrate your legacy
everyone in the company an expert. and web-based systems, and unify
your business processes more quickly
“We’re developing within the portal a number of views of our business,
which will enable managers to see key business information on a
real-time basis. The portal is the mechanism through which we give
the managers the dashboard to their operations.
Robert Dunn, Finance Director, Patrick Corporation
Your Portal Homepage
When the PeopleSoft Enterprise
Portal is open in their browser,
your users will be greeted with
a familiar-looking web page. The
portal ties together, in a single
understandable framework, all
of the systems and knowledge
your people need.
Roles-Based Enterprise Portal
• Approve expenses • Communiate vision
• Initiate promotion • Check performance indicators
• Check budget versus actuals • View scorecards
Prebuilt Portal-Ready Content
A key requirement of every portal is integration—and
at PeopleSoft we know how to deal with multivendor
environments. Whether you are bringing together
disparate intranet sites, PeopleSoft applications,
other packaged applications, or homegrown legacy
Optionee Sales systems, we have a solution for you. Through our
• Stock option summary • Create RFQ combination of prebuilt and end-user-managed inte-
• Issue instructions Roles-Based Enterprise Portal • Manage contacts gration utilities, connecting the enterprise has never
• Alert on price limit • Check for leads been easier.
Built on industry-leading Pure Internet Architecture,
the PeopleSoft portal ensures that your enterprise
will be ready for years to come with a global, secure,
scalable solution that can grow to meet your evolv-
SCM Portal Pack Financials Portal Pack CRM Portal Pack HCM Portal Pack Web Services and Integration Broker
LEGAC Y /
S U P P LY WEB
F I N A N CI AL S CR M HCM OT H ER
CHAIN C ONT ENT
P U RE I NTE R NE T AR CHI TE CTU R E
Pure Internet Architecture You can use the Enterprise Portal’s Pagelets: The Key
Today’s real-time enterprises are integration technology and develop- to Personalized Portals
moving their business systems to the ment tools to create and manage your PeopleSoft technology makes it easy
internet—to connect people to business own portal content in a web services for administrators and business users
processes across organizational bound- framework. Our technology—including to design and deploy pagelets—small
aries. Why? It’s simple: to improve PeopleTools, Integration Broker, and rectangular boxes within the user’s
business performance and reduce costs. Intelligent Context Manager™—enables personalized homepage. Pagelet content
But, should you build your own por- you to create portal content from virtu- can come from any system inside or
tals from scratch or buy a prebuilt ally any source and to publish that outside the enterprise. Pagelets include
solution from a portal vendor? If you content to the portal more rapidly and summary information or links that take
want faster and more tangible busi- cost-effectively. the user directly to where the task needs
ness results, consider the PeopleSoft One key to doing business in real to be performed. Examples of pagelets:
Enterprise Portal: we take industry- time is a truly open architecture—and to-do lists, scorecards, self-service
leading Pure Internet Architecture and the PeopleSoft Enterprise Portal is open transactions, collaborative tools, elec-
combine it with a complete development to all audiences, applications, and tronic reports, company news, email,
environment, best-in-class portal func- internet content. and workﬂow assignments.
tionality, and the business expertise and Pagelet technology results in more
global reach built into all our products. effective and productive employees, who
don’t need to jump from application to
application to get their jobs done.
Business Process Enablement
Customers Suppliers Partners Employees
Navigation MY L I NKS E NTE R PR I SE MENU PAGELET S C OMMUNIT Y SIT ES
The portal lets people
choose the navigation
method most familiar
and comfortable to them.
YOUR BUSINESS PROCESSES
The portal provides a
ture that drives business C O L L A B O R AT I V E I N F R A S T R U C T U R E
processes to results.
Prebuilt and User-
Integration Broker Integration Broker Simple Link
Managed Integration Portal Packs
and Pagelet Wizard and Pagelet Wizard or Pagelet Wizard
The portal allows access
not just to PeopleSoft
content but also to non- PEOPLESOFT
LEGAC Y W EB
PeopleSoft applications APPS SY ST EMS C ONT ENT
and web content.
Connect People to Business Processes
Business processes span multiple departments, applications, and enterprises. The PeopleSoft Enterprise Portal brings
it all together, giving the right information to the right people at the right time. The portal offers people—customers,
suppliers, partners, and employees—information and insight in a compelling format where they can see uniﬁed
business processes at a glance. The Enterprise Portal is the most effective way to facilitate business processes.
A Best-in-Class Enterprise Portal
The following table brieﬂy summarizes some of the major features and functions of
the PeopleSoft Enterprise Portal that will enable your organization to deliver higher
ROI and faster results. The combination of our open and ﬂexible technology with our
embedded business expertise virtually assures that your business users will be more
effective and your technology teams more productive.
Feature/Function Description Business Beneﬁts
Administration Easy-to-use administration features Makes your portal administration
for both users and technical staff more efﬁcient and cost-effective.
such as personal proﬁles, usage
and activity statistics, and cross-
referenced security reports.
Content Management Ability to manage and publish Individual business users, content
content to the portal. Support for owners, and groups can publish
versioning, publishing, workﬂow content to the portal, with little or
approvals, and audience targeting. no help from your IT resources.
Context Management A unique utility for binding business Makes the portal “process-aware.”
applications to related information. Helps your people make better,
One-click access to embedded faster, and more informed business
business expertise, knowledge, decisions.
collaboration, and analytics.
Flexible Navigation Personalized multitabbed homepage, Your users get one-stop shopping—
with distributed security, user-based a single point of entry into your
personalization, “My Links,” Shortcut enterprise information and applica-
Collections, and single signon. tions with easy, intuitive navigation.
Globalization Multilingual and multicurrency support, Whether you are already an interna-
role-based management of preferred tional organization or growing to
languages, multiple time-zone aware- become one, your infrastructure has
ness, and full Unicode support. built-in global capabilities.
Integration Complete technology infrastructure We provide proven development and
Integration Broker, Pagelet Wizard for integration tools. And we have already
easy integration with no IT involvement done much of the costly integration
required, and prebuilt integration solu- work—so you don’t have to.
tions to non-PeopleSoft vendors.
Load Balancing Load balancing and caching The portal scales to support
and Caching capabilities that can be managed thousands of global users—without
by the portal administration and compromising performance.
are based on industry-leading web
servers from either IBM or BEA.
Platforms PeopleSoft architecture offers the PeopleSoft AppConnect is certiﬁed
most ﬂexible platform options for on all leading RDBMSs and comes
databases and web servers. bundled with your choice of web
server software: BEA WebLogic or
Resource Finder A highly ﬂexible repository that can Quickly ﬁnd enterprise resources such
receive data loads containing infor- as customers, suppliers, employees,
mation about any entity, along with departments, locations, companies,
links that relate these entities to and business units. Use either a Yellow
each other. Pages-type search mechanism or drill
down through org charts.
Feature/Function Description Business Beneﬁts
Roles Engine Dynamic personalization of the Signiﬁcantly reduces management
portal based on the individual user’s and administration of both security
role in the organization; a unique and content distribution. The portal
engine that automatically assigns alerts users to important informa-
users to roles based on business tion relevant to their job role; the
criteria you specify. information can come from any
Search Search engine and crawl capabilities Your users can easily ﬁnd the infor-
for structured and unstructured mation they need. Saves them time,
content; saved-search technology saves you money in cross-enterprise
that automatically notiﬁes users of knowledge management activities.
new content that they need.
Security A proven and open security Reduces and simpliﬁes security
management toolkit. Includes administration through a native
integration to a prebuilt Directory internet technology.
Server for LDAP integration with
your HRMS system and dynamic
security based on business rules.
Simpliﬁed Maintenance Utilities and tracking reports for You enjoy reduced maintenance
changes to underlying tools and hassles, time, and costs.
programs, including pagelets
Site Management This feature enables your portal admin- Gain tighter relationships via improved
istrator to quickly create a community communication with key participants
sub-site and delegate ongoing site in your business processes through
management and content publishing to sub-site creation. Content can be easily
line of business teams—all while lever- maintained by subject matter experts
aging the same infrastructure. you have designated as site adminis-
trators and publishers.
Taxonomy and Registry Distributed registry management, Delivers business processes to
open registry API, and load utilities. users based upon their job function.
A prebuilt information architecture Simpliﬁes the way users interact
based on best practices in ERP and with the portal and lowers training
CRM processes. and development costs.
Universal Access PeopleSoft architecture provides Access your business information
support for multiple browsers and and applications from anywhere—
extensions for your mobile users. corporate headquarters on your VPN,
Pure Internet Architecture eliminates a hotel business center, or a cus-
software downloads and reduces tomer site.
administration for remote users.
Web Services Support for web services and publish You can share data between systems
and subscribe, with both synchro- more easily. Enable more agile inte-
nous and asynchronous messaging gration. Beneﬁt now and in the future
between multiple systems. Supports from a uniquely ﬂexible solution that
XSLT, XML, SOAP, UDDI, and Java. works today.
Workﬂow Support for routing and approval The portal radically reduces the
processes, alerts, and content time and cost of routing paper
management. forms around your organization.