SAP released a new version of its portal software for businesses, the company said Thursday. The product gathers data from business applications, databases, electronic documents and the Web, and aggregates it in one place so employees can find information quickly. Enhancements to the product enable companies to display business information from more sources, such as a customer database or accounting system, in their portal and ensure that when the information changes the portal is immediately updated.
The new version includes tools that enable companies to customize the portal for different employees, presenting information and applications they need for common tasks they perform, such as customer service or bookkeeping. SAP competes with Plumtree, PeopleSoft and Viador in the portal software market.