Portal apps are flexible internal business tools, which can be developed for a number of uses. Essentially, portals are gated platforms, where users can access, manipulate or submit information.
For example, client portals are used to provide exclusive product pages, deals, content, or documentation. Employee portals can be used to access and share internal documents. Portal apps are a powerful way to provide an efficient user experience for all kinds of internal and external stakeholders.
The portal development process simplified
1. Connect your data
Alongside our internal database, Budibase supports SQL, Rest API, and more as data sources for your business portal.
2. Design your portal
Budibase makes it easy to add branding and build portal apps that people enjoy using, with our simple, low-code editor.
3. Automate manual processes
Integrate your portal with your internal stack, using Zapier, Webhooks, and more. Budibase is built to automate manual processes.
4. Scale with confidence
Budibase offers free SSO, advanced RBAC, and unlimited apps. Add users or build more apps, with no extra cost.
Why do companies use portals?
There are countless reasons for businesses to use portal apps. The goal is to connect with stakeholders in the most efficient way possible. The most common types of portals are aimed at customers, clients, employees, or suppliers.
Portals give users an expedient way to find and access key information.
This reduces costs, improves engagement, and simplifies workflows. Portal apps are a secure way to host internal information, providing complete control over who accesses your company’s content.
Custom portal development with Budibase
With Budibase’s low-code
platform you can quickly and easily develop custom portals that meet your business goals.
Create beautiful, multi-screen portal apps.
Use permissions to control what information users have access to.
Set conditions to display different design elements.
Choose from a number of beautiful themes that are fully customizable.
All components / building blocks are accessibly tested
Apps work on all devices
Create business applications that work on all devices
Create company portals that work on all devices.
SSO is free and unlimited for all Budibase users.
Add your SMTP credentials and trigger automated emails.
With Budibase, open-source portal development is a
fast, convenient, and cost-effective way to deploy apps for managing stakeholder communications.
Deploy your portal
With Budibase, you’re in control of how you deploy your portals. Use Budibase
Cloud, or deploy to your own infrastructure using Kubernetes, Digital Ocean, Docker, and more. Deploy your portal
platform as a web application, or on local infrastructure.
Host with Budibase and let us manage everything for you - easiest and quickest way.
Deploy Budibase to your own infrastructure using Docker and Docker Compose.
Use the Budibase helm chart to deploy Budibase directly into your Kubernetes cluster.
The simplest and quickest way to self-host Budibase on your own infrastructure - 1 click install.
Free portal templates
Explore our favourite free portal templates. With Budibase's intuitive low-code platform, you can customize your design in just a few clicks.
Portals that perfectly integrate and improve operations
Benefits of web portals
Deploying a custom web portal is one of the most cost-effective ways to engage with stakeholders. Portal development can streamline your business across just about any kind of interaction. Portals reduce costs through:
Instant access to information
Integration with other apps
Eliminating manual admin task
Portals help large organizations to create effective processes for communicating with employees, customers, and vendors. Improve operations, while providing a clean and efficient user experience for stakeholders.
Open-source portal development solutions
Don’t overpay for web portal development services. Our open-source platform gives you complete control over your portal apps. Use one of our templates, or start from scratch to build your perfect portal.
Customer portals are one of the most common types of business apps. Provide exclusive content, deals, products, and services to existing customers.
Portals are the perfect way to provide employees with access to internal documents, training materials, policies, and internal tools.
Give your vendors a quick and easy platform to access documentation, contracts, tenders, stakeholder tools, and more.
Provide potential candidates with a recruitment portal to search and apply for open vancancies within your organization.
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