You already know that any business needs a website. But did you know how important custom web applications such as web portals are? It is very important, and I will now explain why.
Web portal development can be, in essence, an online dashboard for your company operations (either amongst employees only or how you connect with your client base). Like any website or web application design, a web portal can be a hub that allows employees (or customers) access to company information via a single, secure, sign on application. Often portals can be accessed internally or externally (from home), which enables seamless continuation of business operations (if so required). Typically, web portals are made with three things in mind; user services, business services, and data services.
Web portal development can be as specific as you need it to be for your company operations, whether it provides business services such as invoicing, a content management system, or simply just document management systems. The benefit of this type of web application is that it provides an ongoing, dynamic, interactive forum for employees or customers to capture any information they need.
Now, portal development and maintaining portals can be very difficult and time consuming. That is why most companies outsource their portal development to firms that specialize in web application development services or software development services. In fact, a web portal can be created for you, yet can allow also you to simply make edits, update your site, etc., without needing to know how to code.
Does your company have a web portal? If so, feel free to share how it improves your business!