Client Overview

$4.5 billion US based Consumer Goods Manufacturer with 12,000 employees worldwide

Business Need

Develop research portal to address the limitations of SAP RPM application

  • Infrequent and ineffective collaboration
  • Absence of workflow in content approval & publishing
  • Difficulty in managing access rights
  • Decentralized content leading to high maintenance costs

Solution

After analyzing business and technical challenges faced by client, CIGNEX Datamatics recommended an Integrated Collaborative Research Portal leveraging the strength of Alfresco, Open Source enterprise content management and Liferay, Open Source portal and social collaboration. Key features of the collaborative portal include:

  • Integrated Content Repository using Alfresco DM with SAP RPM system to store all research content i.e. reports, data, collaborative information with metadata
  • Document to Image Conversion – Integration with IBM's Websphere MQ
  • Custom Slide Viewer – Integration of Liferay and Alfresco
  • Integrated Google GSA with Aspire Framework to index documents & metadata in Alfresco DM
  • Well defined workflow, access rights control, content management, page management and presentation for update and modification
  • Single Sign On (SSO) Integration – ClearTrust® & LDAP authorization

Key Benefits

  • Centralized collaborative research portal  - Real time access to intelligence on trends, product launch, market penetration etc.

    • Custom slide viewer (like slideshare.net), powerful search, ratings, reviews
  • Cost reduction – License, Maintenance, Support