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Web Portals & Vortal Development

STAMOD offers skilled web portal development solutions to organizations enabling them to use the
immense potential of the internet for their business growth. STAMOD offers portal design,
development and portal maintenance services that result in the creation of feature-rich web portals
and industry specific vertical portals or vortals. Outsource your web portal software needs to
STAMOD and be assured of quality portals that achieve a mix of design and engaging content with a
high inflow of traffic on the web.
STAMOD has planned, designed and developed high quality web portals and industry specific
vortals that stand apart in the crowded sphere of the internet by virtue of being current, feature-rich,
scalable and easy to maintain.
Internal features such as navigation architecture, platform and scalability of the portal are just as
important as external features that add value to the user experience such as the look and feel of the
site, relevance of information, credit card processing and online purchasing possibilities.

What are Portals and Vortals?

Portals are websites that serve as a point of access to the internet and also present information on
a variety of topics in an integrated manner. Websites such as Yahoo, MSN and AOL are portals that
serve as gateways to the internet while carrying comprehensive content ranging from news,
entertainment and sports to updates on technology, movies, jobs etc. They also offer critical features
such as email, chat, games, personals and online shopping which add value to the visitor’s browsing
experience. Portals act as the virtual one-stop-shop for people browsing the internet.
Portals are a cost effective, quick and secure channel for companies to share information with
customers, partners and employees and are a must for companies operating in today’s market.
Vertical Portals, commonly referred to as Vortals, provide information and resources for a
specific industry or group. Vortals are ideal for professionals or persons with focused interests as
they provide news, research, discussions, newsletters, online tools and other services specific to
that industry.
Industry watchers predict growing popularity of vortals because it is easier to cluster and present
correlated information. Vortals are also becoming increasingly popular for searching the net because
general Web search engines such as Altavista and Google tend to return too much information of
little relevance to the user.

Why Outsource Portal Software Development to STAMOD?

Portal development is a multi-dimensional activity that demands expertise in various domains and
companies may find it difficult to maintain dedicated teams to work on all these areas.
With several years of experience in the domain of vortal development and portal solutions, STAMOD
has a team skilled in these areas. Outsource to STAMOD for specialized and skilled vortal
development and portal implementation services and enjoy substantial savings on your web portal
implementation.
STAMOD has dedicated resources for:
● Portal Maintenance and Updating – Quality portals need to be well-maintained and
updated at all times as they have to present current data
● Online marketing – Required to draw traffic to your portal with links and tie-ups with
related sites and banner advertising
● Search Engine Optimization – Portals need to be optimized for good search engine
ranking

STAMOD 's Vortal and Portal Solutions

STAMOD has developed customized portal solutions for a variety of e-commerce portals, Enterprise
portals, Content Management portals, hospitality and educational portals, research portals and
industry specific vortals. has expertise in the following areas of web portal software:
● Intranet portals – Intranets and corporate portals developed by STAMOD facilitate
strong internal communication among employees of an organization and allow storage
and access of databases, memos and internal communication.
● B2C portals – STAMOD ‘s B2C portals effectively show-case a company’s products
and services and offers options as online shopping, billing, and credit card processing
features to facilitate e-commerce.
● B2B portals or partner portals – STAMOD has developed applications for B2B
portals that serve as a customized, on-demand platform for sharing proprietary and
critical business information among partners or across supply chains.

Portal Platforms at STAMOD

Our portal development team is specialized in the comprehensive skills required for portal
development from customer consultation, architecting, application development, portal design and
implementation.
STAMOD uses industry standard portal platforms with a focus on open-source portal platforms such
as DotNetNuke, PHPNuke for small and medium businesses to proprietary enterprise portal
platforms provided by Microsoft, Oracle, IBM, BEA for large corporations. At STAMOD , we deploy
popular open-source portal platforms such as Liferay, JBOSS, JetSpeed for customers favoring
open-source portal platforms.
Our technical team has expertise in the areas of ASP, ASP.net, ORACLE, MS SQL Server, MySQL,
MS Access and is complemented by superior design team enabled on the latest graphics and
animation software who work together to give you well-designed and fully featured portals.

Portals and Vortals: Complete Feature List

● Online browsing and shopping
● PDA features such as calendars, to-do lists, and group scheduling
● Online billing
● Online receipts
● Credit card processing
● Search site features that allow search based on keywords and phrases
● Discussion forums
● Online chat
● Personals and classified advertisements
● Banner advertisements
● Forms for inquiries, information or orders
● Infotainment features such as online games, quizzes etc.
● Surveys and online polls
● Links to favorite sites

Web Portal Software Development Process at STAMOD

At STAMOD, we build portals that match customer needs. For this we take a consultative approach
towards the portal development process and create portals and vortals that best meet the needs of
the industry that it represents. The following are the stages involved in the process:
● Understand company vision, goals and expectations from the proposed vortal
● Thorough Requirements Gathering process
● Determine the concept, design and content for the portal
● Recommend suitable portal architecture and portal platform
● Portal software development
● Installation of portal components, introduction of graphics and animation etc
● Search Engine Optimization
● Banner advertising and online marketing
● Ongoing maintenance and updating of content

Benefits of Portal and Vortal Development Services from STAMOD

At STAMOD, we focus on the 3 Cs of a quality portal or vortal that is content, community and
commerce. Portals developed by STAMOD have the following highlights:
● Give attention to design and content
● Built on industry standard portal platforms
● Accessible by multiple users
● Anticipate and match user needs
● Integrate and present information efficiently
● e-commerce enabled with credit card acceptance and online billing
● Built with scalable architecture

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