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VNC Portal

VNC Portal

For Virtual Network Consult (VNC), Germany located Business Cloud Integrator company, we developed prototype for their VNCPortal – Cloud distributed solution for businesses. VNCportal aggregates knowledge in one central place. With streams, casts and wikis it provides the perfect tools to create, share and discuss ideas and knowledge.

We built it on top of Plone CMS (version 4). The portal turned out to be a central place for all other services VNC provides to their clients as cloud distributed system. We integrated the other OpenSource services within VNCPortal:

  • Zimbra Email
  • OpenERP CRM
  • Redmine Project Management System
  • Etherpad tool
  • and a few others…

But the most sophisticated and great tools for our users we implemented within Plone CMS portal were the tools that turned it to be not only content management and documents sharing tool but also a social platform with easy to communicate tools for portal users:

  • News Stream: shows all changes happening within portal as well as on external systems;
  • Casts: micro blogging tool to quickly communicate on business topics within dedicated groups; kind of facebook-wall dynamic tool;
  • Chats: integrated ejabberd chats with single sign on from Plone users database;
  • Widgets Dashboard: where user can keep up with recent requests and updates configured for his specific needs;
  • LDAP users integration/Single Sign on;
  • Create/Search content wizard to make searching over the content and creating a new documents in the portal lightning fast;
  • and many more features…

By the end of our cooperation with VNC they sold VNCPortal to a few of their existing clients.

ClientVirtual Network Consult (Germany)



Posted on

May 21, 2014