CATEGORY Archive: Lean Portal

Our Vision of What a User Experience Platform Should Be

In the last couple of years, analysts, such as Gartner, have observed a very important trend emerging in the world of portal software development: The rise of the user experience platform (UXP). As a prominent and leading vendor in field, we’ve been at the forefront of blending the latest UX developments with next-generation portal software to create our own vision of online customer experience management. But, before we get to that, let’s take a look at what Gartner has to…
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Gartner Names Backbase a Visionary Portal Software Vendor for The Third Year Running

Backbase Portal’s popular widget-based, lean portal for medium to large enterprises has been placed in Gartner’s visionary quadrant for the third year running. In the much-anticipated Magic Quadrant for Horizontal Portals 2013 report from Gartner, released earlier this week, Backbase has taken a large leap ahead of other vendors to become the most ‘Visionary’ portal provider in the quadrant. Gartner defines visionary as having a “firm grasp of emerging customer needs and potential impact of new technologies.” You can read…
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5 Reasons Why a Widget Based Portal Will Rock Your Digital World

Much like DNA is made up of tiny building blocks that are essential to our very existence, widgets bring portals to life in a way that no other technology can. Gartner estimated that by 2015 at least 25% of new enterprise portal projects will be built with widgets, far surpassing the amount of portals adopting the old component model using portlets. What made Gartner make such a bold statement? Put simply, widgets are faster to build, easier to maintain and…
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Meet the Real Lean Portal

Despite the way it seems the lean portal didn’t magically appear overnight. It evolved for two reasons: Specifically because there was a very real need for a new approach that could meet the needs of businesses and their customers, and generally because the technological innovations emerging were quickly outpacing the capabilities of traditional models. It’s difficult to say which driver was the more powerful, but certainly a few forward-thinking enterprises changed the way customers interacted with the web forever. Technological…
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Lean Portals – Where the Customer isn’t Only Always Right, They’re First Too.

The Lean Portal concept has been making waves long before the term was first coined by Gartner back in 2011. However, it was only then that anyone thought of them as being an entirely different portal animal. So, what sets the Lean Portal apart and what makes it the right choice for your business? Lean Portals are smaller and simpler because they are tailored to suit each business’s needs perfectly; they use the latest technologies to create fit-for-purpose suites. Larger,…
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