Wednesday, January 9, 2013

Reinventing the Intranet with WebSphere Portal 8 & WCM 8

IBM Connect is less than 1 month away and Prolifics is sharing a sneak peek into our presence at the conference! Our experts will be showcasing a number of recent success stories, implemented across a variety of industry with a range of IBM software. One of these projects involved IBM WebSphere Portal 8 and Web Content Manager 8, leveraged to enhance our customer's intranet.

Our customer is a group of 450 companies conducting business-to-business wholesale distribution of plumbing and heating supplies; industrial pipes, valves and fittings; heating, ventilation, air conditioning and refrigeration equipment; electrical equipment; industrial and commercial fastening hardware; waterworks and utility supplies; and domestic, commercial and industrial pumps. With over 4,000 employees, it was important to update their intranet to get a “face lift” and be more user-friendly, remove the dependency on IT, and encourage collaboration across divisions. Prolifics, known for our deep Portal skills, was brought in to implement the intranet using IBM WebSphere Portal 8 and Web Content Manager 8. By leveraging these two products, the customer is able to empower its business users from HR to Marketing to Sales to add and edit their own content without relying on IT. This keeps content such as news, announcement and reports up to date and accurate. Portal 8 also provides a personalized experience based on roles and department, with dynamic page rendering. Web Content Manager is assisting with content creation and management, offering a complete repository of newly created content with its metadata Ultimately, the customer has provided its users greater ease of use, has improved the overall user experience, and has empowered their intranet audience with the latest tools and access to knowledge and applications – all with cutting edge technology.

To learn more about this story, email or stop by booth #C18-19 at IBM Connect, where we will be showcasing this story as well as other recent implementations. Want a more in-depth look into this project? One of our experts would be happy to take you through a deeper dive during a one-on-one session!