Bowstreet has launched a set of portal-based composite applications designed to bolster employee, partner and customer productivity.
Called Enterprise Portal Solutions, the portals deliver prepackaged portlets, browser-based configuration tools and Bowstreet Factory tools for extensibility, development and customisation.
The first set of portals, due for release next month, is the Workforce Management Suite, which includes employee and manager self-service applications for IBM's WebSphere Portal and access to SAP HR data.
The Workforce Management Suite aims to automate HR functions such as updating personnel records, processing holiday requests, and reviewing job applicant status, according to Bowstreet officials. Automating these people- and paper-intensive processes can reduce overhead costs and ramp up productivity.
Bowstreet said Enterprise Portal Solutions could also simplify connecting to multiple back-end data sources with wizard-based connectors that automate the process of pointing portlets at different data sources.
Cathleen Moore writes for InfoWorld