The Synthesis Enterprise Portal (SEP) is a web-based system that serves the needs of both large and small organizations. It is based on the .NET Framework and is designed to be n-tier, scalable, distributable, robust and able to be deployed across multiple servers or on a single computer.
If you plan to host the database and website on the same server, you will need:
- Windows 2008 R2 or Windows 2012 (Windows 2003 is not supported)
- .NET 4.0
- IIS with support for serving ASP.NET
- SQL Server 2008 or newer OR Oracle 10g or newer (32-bit and 64-bit versions of all, full version only)
These are the same requirements as ReliaSoft's XFRACAS failure reporting, analysis and corrective action system. Both systems can be deployed together for the most comprehensive solution available.
Client Requirements (Website Users)
Once the web portal has been implemented, users can access the site with any web browser that supports the following doctype.
<!DOCTYPE html PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD XHTML 1.0 Transitional//EN" "http://www.w3.org/TR/xhtml1/DTD/xhtml1-transitional.dtd">
This includes Internet Explorer, Chrome, Firefox or Safari residing on a Windows operating system, a Mac operating system or even a tablet (such as iOS, Android, etc.). Note that there are known issues with some versions of the Apple iOS for web applications that use Windows Authentication. If you experience issues with Safari on an iPhone or iPad, you may need to use Safari’s "Private" mode, update the iOS version or use a different web browser.
Steps to Implement
Here's a quick overview of the 5 steps required to implement the SEP for your organization or team. Detailed instructions will be provided when you buy an SEP license.
Establish the database and web server(s). The site can be deployed across multiple servers or on a single computer.
Install the website and connect to a Synthesis repository. Once you have configured the web server, we provide a setup program and admin tools to install the website, activate the license and create or connect to a Synthesis repository.
Set up user accounts and permissions. This determines which projects and analyses each user can access (via the Synthesis desktop applications and/or the SEP). You can import user information from Microsoft Active Directory® and even synchronize security groups if desired.
Assign SEP access. Use a convenient web interface to specify which database users will have access to the web portal.
Enable publish to the Synthesis Enterprise Portal. Configure the database to allow Synthesis desktop applications to publish analysis summaries, reports and other information to the website, and specify which users have permission to do so.