Portal's provides a single access point to content and applications, while delivering differentiated, personalized experiences for each user. Modern portals have added multiple features that make them the best choice for a wide array of web applications. Portal platforms make it easy for users to build web pages and websites by assembling portlets or gadgets onto a portal page. Portal websites combine a theme (header/footer and common look and feel), a set of pages, navigation (menu bar, etc.), and a set of portlets and gadgets. Administrators can build pages without coding by reusing existing portlets and gadgets.
Portals make it easy to build websites that show different content depending on whether or not the person is logged in.
Portals additionally simplify the development of websites that display different data depending on a user's role. In addition, portals allow end-users to define pages, and add content to their pages using predefined portlets or gadgets. They can also define who can access their pages. Team members can then collaborate together within their community site.
Once it is developed, a website may need to be made available in multiple languages and from multiple platforms (e.g., smart phones, tablets). The portal provides a method to simplify the development and management of pages for each type of end-user.
At Esquare we deliver to the promise of Simplifying Open Source, where we identify the requirement from the client and deliver a simplified solution. A few solutions that we offer from a strong team of experienced resources are.
- News portals.
- Jobs Portals.
- Social Networking portal.
- Corporate web portals.
- Personal portals.
- Search portals.
- Domain-specific portals.
- Knowledge Management Portal.
- Intranet Portal.
- E-commerce Portal.
- Customer – Supplier Portal.
- Wiki Portal.
The term "Cloud Computing" is such a by-word nowadays with people claiming it's the trend of the future. The idea of cloud computing is that individuals and business need not be limited by applications in their desktops. The applications, services and utilities needed in the performance of your work can simply be hosted in the "Cloud" or by a provider. You probably didn't know it but you are already part of the cloud computing generation if you have a simple online email subscription, which is not installed in your desktop.
Esquare identifies the requirement for having cloud based hosting for our clients to have it accessed globally by the users. We provide end-end hosting solutions on the cloud. Esquare understands that one size does not fit all, hence we provide a customised solutions to our clients based on the clients requirements in partnership with Cloud Computing providers for any technology under the sun.
Private Cloud Solutions: with dedicated resources for enhanced security, reliability & manageability from Partner like AWS.
Custom Private Cloud Solutions: Providing custom hardware, software, virtualization, storage and managed services to support your unique Cloud Hosting requirements from 3rd Party hired services or dedicated solutions.
Shared Cloud Solutions: A well balanced option with shared resources that deliver not just low-cost but high-availability solutions.
Amazon Web Services
Today, Amazon Web Services provides a highly reliable, scalable, low-cost infrastructure platform in the cloud that powers hundreds of thousands of businesses in 190 countries around the world. With data center locations in the U.S., Europe, Singapore, and Japan, customers across all industries are taking advantage of the following benefits
AWS offers low, pay-as-you-go pricing with no up-front expenses or long-term commitments. We are able to build and manage a global infrastructure at scale, and pass the cost saving benefits onto you in the form of lower prices. With the efficiencies of our scale and expertise, we have been able to lower our prices on 15 different occasions over the past four years.
Agility and Instant Elasticity
AWS provides a massive global cloud infrastructure that allows you to quickly innovate, experiment and iterate. Instead of waiting weeks or months for hardware, you can instantly deploy new applications, instantly scale up as your workload grows, and instantly scale down based on demand. Whether you need one virtual server or thousands, whether you need them for a few hours or 24/7, you still only pay for what you use.
Open and Flexible
AWS is a language and operating system agnostic platform. You choose the development platform or programming model that makes the most sense for your business. You can choose which services you use, one or several, and choose how you use them. This flexibility allows you to focus on innovation, not infrastructure.
AWS is a secure, durable technology platform with industry-recognized certifications and audits: PCI DSS Level 1, ISO 27001, FISMA Moderate, HIPAA, and SAS 70 Type II. Our services and data centers have multiple layers of operational and physical security to ensure the integrity and safety of your data.
Common customer use cases or solutions using AWS include:
- Application Hosting.
- Backup and Storage.
- Content Delivery.
- Enterprise IT.
- High Performance Computing.
- Media Hosting.
- On-Demand Workforce.
- Search Engines.
- Web Hosting.
- Media and Entertainment.
- Life Sciences.
Content Management system
Today managing content is very important because business activities are carried out on a vast scale and as a result there are a lot of reports, data, and records being generated. Information is being created extensively in various formats and managing all such content efficiently is necessary to keep track of all that is being recorded. This is where using a Contend Management System is necessary.
Content Management System is a system that is used to manage website content. It has a host of features which include web-based publishing, revision control, content searching, content retrieving, indexing, and format management. Content may refer to binary files, images, audio, video, office documents, and Web content.
There are six categories of Content Management Systems
Enterprise CMS (ECMS)
These content management systems are used to manage content related to organizational processes of enterprises or corporations.
Web CMS (WCMS)
A web CMS is customized software for the creation and management of HTML web content. It implements automatic templates with a WYSISYG format for editing and creating web pages. Thus, it simplifies publication of web content for the companies whose employees have little or no web programming skills.
Electronic document (E-document) content management system
An E-document CMS manages electronic documents (especially on an operation system). It easily facilitates this process with e-mail notification and automated routing.
Mobile CMS (MCMS)
A mobile CMS is a software program that is customized to create and manage mobile web pages. It allows businesses to upload, edit, and approve content for their mobile website without any need for programming skills.
A component CMS is a software system which involves managing of components (usually customer content) at the component level instead of whole documents or web pages. Though it can work as a standalone application, most of the time it is a sub-functionality of all the other CMS systems (ECMS, WCMS, MCMS etc.). It can assist with marketing, monitoring costs, customer support, and training purposes.
This CMS is for media (radio and television).
E - commerce
E-commerce is essentially doing any method business electronically. One thing to keep in mind though, E-commerce is not only about technology--it is about your business. The industry has grown to become quite an important part of all businesses today, and is absolutely the future of shopping. This method is preferred to many business owners because it reduces the cost of doing business. The reason for this? Electronic transactions, electronic searches, cheaper advertising...the list goes on. In a simply put definition, e-commerce is the "practice of buying and selling products and/or services over the internet" (electronically-thus the word e-commerce). It is one of the fastest growing industries in today's modern world of business.
E-commerce can be a fully integrated solution or a technical "front-end" to a business that otherwise isn't wired. You can advertise for your offline store online and drive traffic to it, or you can offer your customers to purchase from your store online. Today, millions of businesses are linked online and it has proved to be very beneficial financially.
Take these statistics: 57% of consumers are likely to take action based on the information from a brand representative, and 62% of consumers have indicated that information from a brand representative would be more valuable than advertisements or promotional materials. Shoppers can visit the Web site at their convenience to find the information they need to purchase a product. An e-commerce web site can actually provide a way through which these shoppers can research a purchase. Once the shopper or client has completed the buying process and is ready to pay, the Web site proceeds to request the customers personal information, such as his name, address, phone number and credit card number.
We at Esquare understand the complexities of an E-commerce portal and provide a simplified solution in building a robust E-commerce portal which is scalable. We provide solutions which include technologies like Magento.
Features of E-commerce
- Online Shopping.
- Online Banking.
- Order Tracking.
- Order Tracking.
- Shopping Cart.
- Payment Cystems.
- Social Networking & Review System.
- Electronic Tickets.
- Email Marketing.
- Enterprise Content Management.
- Instant Messaging.
Business Process Management
A business process comprises a "series or network of value-added activities, performed by their relevant roles or collaborators, to purposefully achieve the common business goal. These processes are critical to any organization, as they can generate revenue and often represent a significant proportion of costs. As a managerial approach, BPM considers processes to be strategic assets of an organization that must be understood, managed, and improved to deliver value added products and services to clients.
The Business processes are driven by events and change frequently during the life cycle of a process. The state of services should be managed for proper integration during the execution of a business process. BPM goes a step further by stating that this approach can be supported, or enabled, through technology to ensure the viability of the managerial approach in times of stress and change.
BPM focus on the automation of business processes, and integration with people, information and process. BPM allows organizations to abstract business process from technologies; it is much beyond automating business processes or solving business problems. BPM enables business to respond to changing customer requirements, market needs, and faster time-to-market than competitors - creating competitive advantage.
Business process management activities can be grouped into six categories: vision, design, modeling, execution, monitoring, and optimization.
The Design Process consists of both the identification of existing processes and the design of "to-be" processes. The key focus include representation of the process flow, the actors & role within it, alerts & notifications, escalations, SOP, SLA, and task hand-over mechanisms.
Modeling takes the theoretical design and introduces combinations of variables (e.g., changes in rent or materials costs, which determine how the process might operate under different circumstances).
A combination of software and human intervention is used to execute the processes as per the designed flow.
Monitoring encompasses the tracking of individual processes, so that information on their state can be easily seen, and statistics on the performance of one or more processes can be provided. An example of the tracking is being able to determine the state of a customer order.
Monitoring depends on what information the business wants to evaluate and analyze and how business wants it to be monitored, in real-time or ad-hoc. Business Activity Monitoring (BAM) extends and expands the monitoring tools in generally provided by BPMS.
Process optimization includes retrieving process performance information from modeling or monitoring phase; identifying the potential or actual bottlenecks and the potential opportunities for cost savings or other improvements; and then, applying those enhancements in the design of the process. Overall, this creates greater business value.
Business process management (BPM) tools can be used to implement business processes through the orchestration of activities between people and systems.
There are four critical components of a BPM Suite:
- Process Engine – a robust platform for modeling and executing process-based applications, including business rules.
- Business Analytics — enable managers to identify business issues, trends, and opportunities with reports and dashboards and react accordingly.
- Content Management — provides a system for storing and securing electronic documents, images, and other files.
- Collaboration Tools — remove intra- and interdepartmental communication barriers through discussion forums, dynamic workspaces, and message boards.