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corporate portal

An internal website (intranet) that provides proprietary, enterprise-wide information to company employees as well as access to selected public websites and vertical-market websites (suppliers, vendors, etc.). It includes a search engine for internal documents as well as the ability to customize the portal page for different user groups and individuals. It is the internal equivalent of the general-purpose portal on the Web.

There are several comprehensive enterprise information portal (EIP) software packages, including BEA WebLogic Portal (, ATG Portal (, Sybase Enterprise Portal (, CleverPath Portal ( and Vignette Application Portal ( See portal, vertical portal, business intelligence portal and personalization.

Portal Software
Products such as MyEureka provided out-of-the-box portal software that could be customized. This example is a page that delivered news and links to pages and sites of personal interest. (Screen shot courtesy of Information Advantage, Inc.) See MyEureka.
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