Cap Gemini Ernst & Young Introduces New Knowledge Management Offering, n-Portal, Based on Microsoft’s Solution for Intranets

Cap Gemini Ernst & Young Introduces New Knowledge Management Offering, n-Portal, Based on Microsoft’s Solution for Intranets

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NEW YORK–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Jan. 10, 2002

Customized Portal Enables Collaboration and Knowledge Sharing Within

Corporate Intranets to Help Lower Costs and Increase Productivity

Cap Gemini Ernst & Young today introduced n-Portal, a knowledge management solution based on Microsoft’s Solution for Intranets (MSI) that enables comprehensive knowledge sharing across corporate intranets.

Using n-Portal, companies can provide employees with rapid access to information through enhanced document searching and management capabilities; improve corporate communication and online training capabilities through streaming video; and enable easy, web-based team collaboration on documents. Cap Gemini Ernst & Young’s accelerated development process delivers the customized n-Portal solution that helps companies lower costs and increase productivity.

As businesses struggle to find better, more efficient ways to share information, n-Portal connects people, applications and information, enabling aggregation and blending of data across the enterprise. The solution is designed to work with common applications such as those offered in Microsoft Office XP and Microsoft Internet Explorer.

“n-Portal delivers unparalleled communication benefits to companies,” noted Deanne Hendron, global alliance leader for Microsoft at Cap Gemini Ernst & Young. “Our customized approach enables a company to significantly increase the efficiency of its knowledge sharing capabilities which translates into solid cost savings and ultimately, increased profitability.”

A unique benefit of n-Portal is its connection to Microsoft Windows Media Technologies, which allows recorded or live events to be streamed directly to employees’ desktops and viewed real-time or at a later date on-demand. By using n-Portal’s customization features, the broadcasts can become interactive by including chat, polling and/or quiz functions, and can also be synchronized with PowerPoint and other audio/video components for online learning scenarios.

“n-Portal offers users the best of both worlds,” notes Jeff Teper, general manager of the Portal Business Group. “The combination of Microsoft’s Solution for Intranets with the systems integration expertise and portal knowledge management experience of Cap Gemini Ernst & Young, yields a solution that can be customized to not only meet, but exceed the expectations of any organization.”

The n-Portal solution is offered across a variety of industries including manufacturing, chemicals, defense, energy & utilities and consumer products with other industry solutions to follow.

About Cap Gemini Ernst & Young

Cap Gemini Ernst & Young is one of the largest management and IT consulting firms in the world. The company offers management and IT consulting services, systems integration, and technology development, design and outsourcing capabilities on a global scale to help businesses continue to implement growth strategies and leverage technology in the new economy. The organization employs about 57,000 people worldwide and reports global revenues of about 8.5 billion euros (2000 pro forma). More information about individual service lines, offices and research is available at www.cgey.com.

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