API and SharePoint Web Parts
The API and SharePoint Web Parts option facilitates the embedding of SinglePoint enterprise portal content and search facilities throughout your company intranet. This capability is especially useful for embedding market research and competitive intelligence content specific to your brand groups, product teams, functional departments, and geographic divisions in those organizations’ intranet sites. Clients who use the API and Web Parts option extensively have more than doubled the usage of the content in their SinglePoint portals.
In addition to embedding content in the client’s intranet, the API and Web Parts option facilitates searching of the SinglePoint portal content from intranet sites, displaying information from the SinglePoint portal in the intranet (e.g., bookmarked for me, most popular reports, most popular bookmarks, most popular searches,etc.).
The API can be used for any intranet platform, such as IBM WebSphere and Microsoft SharePoint. The Web Parts collection is designed exclusively for Microsoft SharePoint installations.
Using the Web Parts collection, client users can search any content collection in SinglePoint from the SharePoint intranet page, view search results, and click through to documents without leaving their product, team, or functional department SharePoint sites. Headline boxes can also be embedded in a SharePoint site to present automatically updated content feeds relevant to the users of the SharePoint site. This capability is an excellent means of increasing strategic research and news consumption by casual users because the content is right where they normally spend their workday.
The Northern Light APPLICATION PROGRAMMING INTERFACE (API) facilitates embedding of SinglePoint portal content and search facilities throughout the client’s intranet for non-SharePoint environments. The API can be used for any intranet platform that supports Web Services, for example, IBM WebSphere.
Integration with SALESFORCE.COM can be accomplished using the Web Tabs feature of Salesforce.com.
Integration with any application that can use the OPENSEARCH, OAUTH (OPEN AUTHORIZATION), OR WEB SERVICES protocols is supported by Northern Light. This capability provides interoperability with a broad swath of enterprise applications.