With SmartPortals, you get the best of both worlds - most components are installed and run directly in your own Teams tenant, while the robust SmartPortal Provisioning Engine operates in our secure Azure cloud.
Hybrid SAAS enables tight integration in your environment with native M365 capabilities like Azure Active Directory, SharePoint, Teams, and Power Automate while sharing the core provisioning service with other clients.
Hybrid SAAS enables us (or SmartPortals Partners) to do minor customizations and integrations to the lists and workflows in your tenant that would otherwise be impossible with a SAAS-only solution. For example, to add a ClientID field from your finance system or add an additional action to a new portal workflow. The possibilities are endless.
This unique approach enables unparalleled flexibility and functionality, delivering a cost-effective solution that empowers SMB's.
Powering the SmartPortals Solution is our robust Provisioning Engine, running in the SmartPortals Azure tenant. This backend provisioning service is shared by all SmartPortal clients and is invoked by the Team creation workflow that runs in your tenant.
For SmartPortal subscribers, having a shared Provisioning Engine eliminates the need to run and maintain the service in your own tenant and also enables us to offer SmartPortals for a low monthly cost and for the first time makes these high end capabilities affordable for SMB's.
The SmartPortals app is intuitively designed with a "mobile-first" approach, ensuring a user-friendly experience across Teams desktop, browser, and mobile clients. It provides a comprehensive view of all items in each of the Master lists with clickable icons that give easy access to essential information and operations with just a single click.
With a focus on consistency, SmartPortals delivers a seamless user interface (UI) across devices, ensuring that the user experience remains consistent and intuitive, whether you're using Teams on a desktop computer, a web browser, or a mobile device running iOS or Android.
To learn more about its mobile capabilities, we invite you to watch the mobile demo video available elsewhere on this page.
When we install SmartPortals in your Microsoft tenant, we create a dedicated SharePoint site that contains all the master lists required by SmartPortals to provide a standarized team creation process and simplified navigation.
Separate master lists for Departments, Clients, Partners, Projects, and Proposals allow easy access to the information you need, provide supplemental metadata for easy sorting and filtering, and enable the advanced features in our SmartPortals App.
Standardize collaboration by creating customizable Team templates for each portal type. Simply configure an existing Team as desired and associate it with a given portal type. When you create a new item in the SmartPortal master list, the associated template will be used in the Team creation process. Tailor your collaboration environment to meet your team's unique requirements by defining portal-specific channels and tabs. (Unlike the native Microsoft templates, SmartPortals approach to templates enables you to include custom lists, and libraries in your template definition).
Enhance productivity while improving governance with automated workflows. Each portal type can specify whether to initiate an approval process before creating new Teams portals. Optionally specify different approvers for different portal types, empowering your team to collaborate efficiently while maintaining granular control and accountability over new Team creation.