Designing a Solid, Lasting Landscape for Your SAP Enterprise Portal Implementation: Identifying Your Key Requirements and Understanding Your Design Options

  • by Rizwan Uqaili, SAP Practice Director, Fujitsu America
  • September 15, 2004
SAP Enterprise Portal offers users a single, convenient access point to enterprise applications and documents, and IT teams a centralized infrastructure for handling scalability, redundancy, security, user authentication, external access, and content administration. The pressure to get a portal up and running, however, can yield a landscape you'll likely outgrow in 6 to 12 months. This article, the first in a two-part series on designing a strategic, cost-effective portal landscape, shows you how to identify the applications to run in your portal, their underlying requirements, and user accessibility and availability needs, and points out four critical security areas you need to consider.
SAP Enterprise Portal offers users a single, convenient access point to enterprise applications and documents, and IT teams a centralized infrastructure for handling scalability, redundancy, security, user authentication, external access, and content administration. The pressure to get a portal up and running, however, can yield a landscape you'll likely outgrow in 6 to 12 months. This article, the first in a two-part series on designing a strategic, cost-effective portal landscape, shows you how to identify the applications to run in your portal, their underlying requirements, and user accessibility and availability needs, and points out four critical security areas you need to consider.

Rizwan Uqaili

Rizwan Uqaili is an SAP Practice Director with Fujitsu America. Rizwan and his team help clients leverage the service orientation that forms the basis of the SAP ERP Central Component (ECC) platform and helps them with the composition of their business processes. Rizwan has been a key speaker at various industry conferences. He graduated from the University of Texas at Austin and received his MBA from Clark University.

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