Portal is a framework for integrating information, people and processes across organizational boundaries. It presents information from diverse sources in a unified way. It provides a secure single access point, often in the form of a web-based user interface, and is designed to aggregate and personalize information through application-specific portlets. One hallmark of enterprise portals is the de-centralized content contribution and content management, which keeps the information always updated
Document Publishing and Management
Automatic Content Expiration
Content Indexing and Searching
Portal Task Management System
Ticket Tracking / Help Desk System
Apart from the standard search engine feature, portals offer other services such as CMS, collaboration, blog, forum, chat, e-mail, news, stock prices, information, and entertainment. Portals provide a way for enterprises to provide a consistent look and feel with access control and procedures for multiple applications, which otherwise would have been different entities altogether.