CA's Jasmine ii Portal 3.0 ships with business intelligence

Dubbed the “next level information portal technology”, the Jasmine ii Portal 3.0 incorporates a number of upgrades for CA’s primary enterprise portal product.

Computer Associates, International Inc., (CA), announced last week at CommunicAsia 2001 the general availability of its new version Jasmine ii Portal

Dubbed the “next level information portal technology”, the Jasmine ii Portal 3.0 incorporates a number of upgrades for CA’s primary enterprise portal product.

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As the front-end portion of CA’s information management line of products, “the Portal is actually the presentation layer of the technology available at CA, which presents all the relevant enterprise information to end-users through a Web-based interface,” said Ashim Berry, CA’s marketing director for Inter-Biz, South and South-East Asia.

Among the new upgrades are expanded language support to include traditional and simplified Chinese, and Korean.

Release 3.0 provides a portal workspace environment that is customizable according to each user’s preferences. Drag-and-drop functions enable users and groups to specify content that is most relevant and valuable to their daily functions. Multiple personalized workplaces, which enables each user to support multiple or changing roles, is also supported.

The Jasmine ii Portal boasts a number of customers, including JP Morgan-American Century retirement services, NTT Data Corporation, and the Italian Post. The Jasmine ii Portal, however, is only the most visible component of a suite of CA products aimed at streamlining information management at the enterprise level.

On the back end, Jasmine ii E-business platform (not to be confused with Jasmine ii Portal) provides the tools for integrating enterprise information from multiple systems. The Portal will be supported by Jasmine ii platform, but the product will not be restricted to just this platform.

“CA’s information management technology includes, EAI and Jasmine ii tools, which integrate all your back-end systems together. On top of that we are able to add data-warehousing and business intelligence applications and present all that through our Jasmine ii Portal,” said Berry.

Last week, an IDC report ranked the US$6 billion-turnover company as the top provider of enterprise systems management software. CA is purported to command a 20.5% of the market share while the nearest competitor rakes up 13.1%.