Portal Architecture offered by Encore is a baseline information exchange portal that can be
modified and adapted to facilitate the data exchange essential to the requirements of any
client. Portal Architecture can save considerable time and money by integrating
the data flow among disparate applications. Encore can develop this portal architecture
using either Microsoft SharePoint or IBM WebSphere Portal Server.
A portal platform enables efficient and secure data transmission and XML transaction processing across
disparate platforms located in globally-distributed logistics environments. The portal can
be viewed as an 'always on' secure pipeline service that transmits and processes
corporate information between customers, suppliers, employees, and affiliates.
Some of the benefits derived from a portal solution include:
- Logon authentication for secured portions of the site
- User-maintained menus and navigation
- Document repository
- Central point of communication
The diagram below illustrates some typical interactions and data
exchanges between a corporation and its dependent entities: