The foundation of your BrandPortal is formed by various management, configuration and settings. Using these controls you and your colleagues are able to setup your BrandPortal and influence how it works and looks.
Software-as-a-Service or On-the-Premises
Just like the Business Edition, the Enterprise Edition can be delivered to you as a hosted solution, in other words 'Software-as-a-Service' or, if you wish to call it that way, an 'in-the-cloud' solution. We will host the BrandManagement Software responsible for your BrandPortal, including all content, files and media in one of our secured hosting environments. Having this option your BrandPortal is turn-key, could be online fast and in theory it is not required to involve your IT-department. Unless you like to run your BrandPortal as a subdomain of your brand (e.g. https://brandportal.yourbrandname.ext). Based on the location of your markets and users your BrandPortal can either be hosted in The Netherlands (EU) at our partner CloudVPS or globally at our partner Amazon.
- Our BrandManagement Software will be loved by BrandManagers and respected by your IT-staff
With an 'On-the-Premises' installation your BrandPortal is installed on your own hosting environment or servers. Based on our server requirements documentation and configuration guide your IT-department can easily setup the required servers. This can either be a Linux or Microsoft Windows Server backed environment. In practice we deliver this installation type to organizations who find it important, or have actually policies for it, to host all content, files and media within their own, privately managed hosting environment.
You can use our Brand Management Software for a single brand or multiple brands. There are a few ways to setup your multi BrandPortal. One way is to have a company or division wide BrandPortal and separate each brand. You are then able to theme each brand individually and allow users to only access the brands they manage or are related to. In practice we deliver this kind of Brand Management solution to corporations with more than one brand in different product groups or separated marketing departments. The other way is to have one shared BrandPortal for all brands, without separation, without the possibility to theme each brand individually and giving users access to all brands that are part of the BrandPortal. Usually this setup is implemented for organizations with a central marketing division managing multiple brands or sublabels without the need to restrict certain users or markets.
User, Group and Access Management
To securely manage and distribute your brand content to selected users your BrandPortal comes with four predefined user groups; PortalManagers, BrandManagers, AccountManagers and Viewers. You can add, edit, import and export users easily and provide specific access to both internal and external parties. As a PortalManager you have complete freedom in creating new user groups and define specific user rights to content pages, assets or certain modules inside your BrandPortal. When you enable public registration new access requests are handled at the login page of your BrandPortal and PortalManagers will be notified automatically if someone applies. To overcome inactive users or abandoned accounts the BrandPortal can check and remind users to renew their account until a certain date. You decide if a user can login with their email address, a username or existing network login credentials.
- Can be secured using an SSL certificate
- Can be connected to your existing Active Directory
- Password Management according to ISO/IEC 27001:2005
Single-Sign-On and Integration Features
To embed your BrandPortal in your organization various integration options are available to the Enterprise Edition. We can work with external user accounts based on LDAP or Active Directory and connect to your existing intranet, extranet or external file storage locations when required. Please contact one of our implementation consultants for more information regarding integration features.
Whether a user is looking for e.g. your the amount of free space your logo requires, a pdf manual about logo do's and don'ts or specific logo source files in Adobe Illustrator if the just search for the keyword 'logo' the BrandPortal Global Search will search in all active modules and display the results in an overview.
Various settings and configuration
The BrandPortal can be configured and personalized to match the requirements of your organization or brand. Usually this is the task of a PortalManager. With various settings you can decide for your self how your BrandPortal works, is displayed or structured.