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  1. SEP807 EP Roadmap and Future Directions Presenter’s NamePresenter’s TitlePresenter’s Email / Phone NumberDate Sean McClearySenior Product Managersean.mccleary@sybase.com / 925-236-4323August 2003

  2. Agenda • Portal market trends • Sybase EP Roadmap • EP 5.1 • Case studies • Demo • EP 6.0 • Future directions • Q&A

  3. Market trends • Market trends • Customers under pressure to prove ROI • Movement towards a platform or suite offering • Emergence of portal and web services standards • Rapid portlet development tools • Composite applications • Integration and workflow capabilities • Key customer requirements • Enhanced rapid portlet development capabilities • Flexibility with layouts and navigation • PL3 Security in the US intelligence sector • Content alerts in the US intelligence sector • Ease-of-installation

  4. EP Roadmap Portlets without programming Portal Applications without programming Portal Integration without programming • EP 6.5 • Integration to legacy systems without programming • Business process workflow added to Application Builder • Integration with Integration Orchestrator • Business Activity Monitoring • EP 6.0 • Application Builder • PL3 Security • Content alerts • Integration Avantgo • Integration Appeon • ERP/CRM portlets • Web Sphere • EP 5.1 • Click Across • Web Services • Share pages • Web Logic • Oracle Q1/2003 Q4/2004 2H/2004

  5. EP 5.1 Features • User enhancements/features • Share Pages • Portlets (Lotus, MS Exchange, Content Explorer, Collaboration) • Developer enhancements/features • Click-across portlets without programming • Web Services • Personalization adapters • Management of page groups • Control behavior of JSP applications • UTF-8 support • Administrator enhancements/features • WebLogic Server 7.0 support, Oracle database 9i support • HTTPS support in both intermittent and continuous modes • Performance enhancements

  6. Case Study – Sybase Executive Dashboard • Problems • Forecast and important financial information on paper/email/excel • Latest copies abound, but out of date with a minor revision • Financial controllers call multiple people to get latest data • Investment • 1 full-time developer, several other part-time resources • 120 portlets • Created and rolled out within 5 months • Value Proposition • Real time business information • Accuracy, Immediacy, Availability

  7. Case Study – Sybase Board of Directors Portal • Problems • Board meeting agenda and supporting materials mailed out in hard copy. • No central repository for board members to access new minutes or search on old meeting minutes • Investment • 1 part-time developer, several other part-time resources • Created and rolled out within 3 months • Requirements • No S/W Install: Board Book online with agenda, supporting materials in PDF • Secure Login from the Internet (PIN Card into VPN/Radius servers) • Secure access

  8. EP 6.0 Availability • Beta program: August-September 2003 • Customers are invited to participate and test drive this new version. • Criteria: commitment to deploy a POC, provide a quote and speak to an analyst • Contact Sean McCleary. • General availability: Q4/2003

  9. EP 6.0 Themes • New Application Builder will enable developers to easily create Composite Applications with zero to minimal programming • Dashboards will provide operational efficiencies by providing personalized access to real-time business information from a secure and easy-to-use web application • Content-driven alerts will increase user productivity by enabling users to be pro-active with real-time information • PowerBuilder/Appeon integration provides PowerBuilder customers with an upgrade path to an enterprise-class portal solution with all the benefits of a portal, e.g. personalization, customization, security. • Mobile connectivity with Avantgo will enable mobile connectivity and allow users to access content offline • PL3 Security will provide deeper auditing capabilities

  10. EP 6.0 Features • New Application Builder • Create Composite Applications without programming • Click-across portlets • Pass multiple events between portlets • New Security features • PL3 Auditing capabilities • New Web-based administration • Multiple certificates per user • Delegated administration API • Active Directory support • Netegrity integration • New Portal Interface features • Flexible column widths • Customizable navigation, e.g. left-hand navigation

  11. EP 6.0 Features • New Studio features • Flexible page layouts • Flexible navigation • Page group management • Charting widgets • Enhanced Web Services support • PeopleSoft portlets • Appeon integration for mobile and offline connectivity • Content rules/alerts for checking the quality of portlets or getting notifications of content via general or XPATH expressions • Application element for application portlets, e.g. MS Word, PDF portlets • Enhanced content capture, e.g. ability to capture multiple frames • Personalization adapters for personalizing portlets on a per user basis • Enhanced catalog management (search & replace, multiple catalog deployments) • Import selectivity

  12. EP 6.0 Features • New Installer • Fast and simplified installer • Option to install light-weight demo • Portlets • New Business Objects portlets • New PeopleSoft portlets • New Autonomy portlets • New Stellent portlets • Enhanced Collaboration (chat, discussion forum, people finder) • Enhanced Content Explorer (web based document management) • Indexing • Web crawler for indexing web sites

  13. Future Directions • Process integration • Create portlets to ERP/CRM/legacy applications without programming and link these applications together to create composite applications • Enterprise Application Integration • Business Activity Monitoring tools • Integration with Integration Orchestrator • Business Intelligence • Business Intelligence tools

  14. Summary Sybase continues to lead the market with portal technology • Speed of implementation using rapid portlet development tools that don’t require programming or proprietary APIs • Build dashboards from a variety of sources without programming • Ease of process integration using a powerful content capture engine, portlet development tools and click-across capabilities • Secure access to applications and content using an advance security framework • Powerful content alerting system and search tools • Based on open standards and designed to work with leading application servers and databases • Upgrade path for PowerBuilder customers