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Red Herring Picks Plumtree for Employee Portal

Media network Red Herring Communications Tuesday chose Plumtree Software Corp. from a pool of corporate portal specialists to fortify its company-wide intranet.

Plumtree will license its brand of corporate portal to provide a single Web interface to the applications and information that Red Herring's workers use daily, including Oracle ERP, Microsoft Exchange and various legacy databases.

Red Herring's portal gathers data from a variety of applications and provides all employees with information and Internet services to aid many facets of the business -- editorial research, subscriptions and human resources.

Users tailor the portal to create a personalized experience by selecting from a menu of Plumtree Portal Gadgets, which are modular portal components that embed in a portal page key information and services from enterprise applications and Internet sites.

Among Red Herring's menu, users can embed Oracle gadgets which provide a self-service human resource function for users to access and update personal information, and Microsoft Exchange gadgets which provide users with access to e-mail and calendars.

The Plumtree platform also features the industry's first Massively Parallel Portal Engine, which assembles these services simultaneously for high-performance.

Red Herring said it evaluated several portal solutions but chose the Plumtree Corporate Portal 4.0 because of its speedy response.

Plumtree has a host of vendor partners, including IBM, Microsoft, SAP and Screaming Media, which allow their services to become integrated into the software maker's plug-in components, or gadgets.

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