4D Inc., publishers of the 4th Dimension RAD/RDBMS Environment and 4D WebSTAR Server Suite, has released
4D Portal, a Mac compatible Web application designed to provide users with a variety of browser-based functionality within a single solution.
Made up of several components, or “portlets,” that offer access to key applications, communities and content, 4D Portal offers a wide range of functionality from which to choose and build customizable solutions, according to Brendan Coveney, president and CEO of 4D Inc. Features such as Forums, Calendars and Surveys lets portal members communicate through virtual bulletin boards, shared calendars and surveys, he added.
Other components of 4D Portal include an Administrator Web Log, Contact Manager, Notes and Reminders. As a workplace tool, 4D Portal gives users the ability to easily delegate tasks, schedule appointments and maintain project deadlines, Coveney said. In the academic realm, 4D Portal can be used to create study groups, keep track of assignments, and plan meetings. For online communities, 4D Portal can manage the exchange of information with forums, auctions, customizable postcards and more, Coveney said.