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IBM Rational Application Developer V6 Portlet Application Development and Portal Tools by Ryan Wilson, Gianfranco Rutigliano, George Kroner, Belen Gonzalez, Karla Galvan, Cristiano Cesario, Juan R. Rodriguez

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1.5. Portlet solution patterns

Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) and Customer Relationship Management (CRM) systems are excellent candidates for portlets because efficient, personalized access to these functions provide measurable returns on your portal investment. WebSphere Portal includes portlets that help you access a variety of ERP and CRM systems.

Enterprise Applications running on a back-end or host system are another group of candidates for portlets, especially when the portal addresses the business-to-employee pattern and you want to provide a common working environment to your users, whatever application and system they may need for their work.

There are many ways to perform application integration in a Web environment. Not all of ...

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