OnePage Inc. and Enfish Corp. are working to enable users to better organize corporate information in their portals.
OnePage last week introduced its Content Connect Studio, which allows nonprogrammers to capture data from a wide variety of data sources and publish it in an Extensible Markup Language format to various portal platforms or as a Web service.
Separately, Enfish late last month made available a corporate version of its namesake personal portal software. Enfish Professional, like the earlier Personal edition, automatically indexes and cross-references e-mail, documents, contacts, Web searches and other data on a users PC. Professional goes a step further by allowing customization and integration with shared network drives, as well as enterprise portals.
At the same time, Enfish, of Pasadena, Calif., released an upgrade to Personal (the previous version was called Enfish Onespace 3.0) that comes with plug-ins to Interact Commerce Corp.s ACT 4.0 and 2000 contact manager.
OnePages Content Connect Studio doesnt replace portal frameworks from other companies, it augments them with the capability to create, manage and integrate portlets (pieces of code that capture and embed data) into many enterprise portal platforms, according to officials in Redwood City, Calif.
To create a portlet, IT managers, editors or anyone who interacts with the desired data use a point-and-click interface to grab that data from HTML pages, databases, data feeds, applications, flat files and Java routines. The software includes management and monitoring tools for administrators. Intelligent agents provide alerts and trigger actions, such as error recovery. Content Connect Studio also includes the capability to create federated and unified searches.
Progressive Financial Strategies Inc. is gearing up to offer customizable, private-label financial services portals to banks, financial advisers and other affiliates later this year. Content Connect Studio will enable insurance agents, accountants and others to populate their own portals. "An adviser who has no technical background will be able to get information up on the site quickly," said Marshall Huggins, director of Web strategies, in Providence, R.I.