What Is Oracle WebCenter Spaces?
WebCenter Spaces is a ready-to-use application that pulls together the capabilities
of all the WebCenter Services
to empower teams
to quickly and efficiently manage their information, applications, projects,
and people without requiring IT assistance. It brings together the latest
technology around social computing, communities, personal productivity,
and ad-hoc team interactions with no development effort. Oracle WebCenter
Spaces allows users to work more effectively with project teams and work
groups, including teams that span multiple geographies and include external
members. It eliminates or reduces duplication of efforts and content inconsistencies,
and it enables sharing valuable team resources to solve business problems,
tap into new ideas, and reduce time to market.
By providing a dynamic foundation for users to work together in teams, Oracle
WebCenter Spaces helps your enterprise address many challenges, such as:
- Geographically dispersed teams with poor communication.
- Slow progress on projects and business initiatives due to lack of coordinated information.
- Information locked away on individuals' desktops and unavailable to others.
- E-mail overload and too many attachments requiring merging of changes.
- Inaccessible business intelligence information at the time when it is required.
- Direct integration and support of Enterprise Application transactions.
- Client software incompatibility and upgrades (Notes, Outlook, Safari, Internet Explorer, and so on).
Oracle WebCenter Spaces delivers the following powerful features that enable you
to provide a productive environment to deliver team-based sites, along with
enterprise and departmental portals:
- Personal Spaces: Provide individual users with a
dashboard of all the information they believe relevant to them. Users'
personal spaces likely include links or portlets for critical applications
they use every day and could also include their own personal feeds from
a friend's social network pages. Personal spaces deliver a way for each
user to have their own set of personal pages that they can create, change,
and share with others.
- Business Role Pages: Provide a powerful way to communicate
with specific types of users within an organization and across the company.
As defined in an enterprise, users have specific roles for their various
groups from administrators to sales representatives, engineers to business
managers. Communicating with a specific set of people in these roles
can be challenging. Business role pages provide an efficient way to
attach a page or set of pages to a specific enterprise role so that
all the users are kept up-to-date with information specific to them
and their job function.
- Group Spaces: Provide a meaningful way to manage
all project details involving any group of users. Group spaces also
make it easy to deliver a departmental or enterprise portal without
having to spend a lot of development time building out the site. By
leveraging the Oracle Business Dictionary or Resource Catalog, administrators
and end users get a role-based view of what they can add to the project
or portal sites. Group spaces can be completely customized, including
the navigation controls, the color scheme, and the look and feel of
any task flow or portlet. All of this is managed in a way that insulates
the IT team from application upgrades. With the new community capabilities
and large number of pre-integrated task flows or portlets, teams can
start working immediately and enterprise portals can be delivered in
an extremely short time.
- Group Space Templates: Provide a consistent look
and feel, and an efficient way for everyone to get started. While Oracle
WebCenter Spaces is optimally configured out-of-the-box so that you
can be productive immediately, there are many applications or portals
that require your business-specific components or a tailored look and
feel for a targeted use. Group space templates allow any user to save
a group space that they have created as a template for others to use
- Powerful Localization Features: Oracle WebCenter
Spaces is delivered with over 28 default languages and custom language
packs. Additionally, one instance of Oracle WebCenter Spaces can display
multiple languages for different audiences at the same time.