DevWorks: IBM and Siebel add ERMcontent to WebSphere portal

IBM and Siebel Systems have rolled out a handful of portlets that provide access to Siebel ERM (Employee Relationship Management)...

IBM and Siebel Systems have rolled out a handful of portlets that provide access to Siebel ERM (Employee Relationship Management) applications through the IBM WebSphere Portal.

The native ERM portlets - announced at IBM's developerWorks Live conference yesterday - expand IBM's existing portal support for Siebel applications and allow for simplified integration of Siebel's ERM applications with other WebSphere portlets.

The initiative brings into the WebSphere Portal Siebel ERM capabilities designed to track and manage individual job performance, deliver online training, and co-ordinate help desk activities.

Specifically, the portlets include Accounts, Projects, New Contracts, My Opportunities, My Classes, My Courses, My Curriculums, New Services Requests, and Expenses. Portlets that enable access to Siebel's CRM application are also under development, according to IBM.

Also at developerWorks Live, IBM added 14 software developer companies to its PartnerWorld Portal Provider offering, expanding access to news content, collaboration and mobile workforce applications, IBM said.

The portlet partners include Cerith, a provider of collaboration tools; Gruppo Pro, maker of ERP and document management; KeySoft Entellect, providing mobile workforce infrastructure; Lowry Technologies, for content management; MobileWay, providing wireless data; and Tribune Media Services' FluentMedia content licensing.



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