How to Seamlessly Integrate VBI View with Other Third Party Portals
VBI View is a BI portal, a single gateway to all enterprise BI content. During demonstrations and discussions, one of the queries that we face is ‘I already have Microsoft SharePoint. Does VBI View integrate with it?’. Similar queries regarding SAP Enterprise Portal – VBI View are also raised. This blog addresses those points and specifically, illustrates MS SharePoint – VBI View integration.
Integrating VBI View with SharePoint
At a high level, Single Sign-on (SS0) is a pre-requisite for integration between VBI View and other enterprise portals such as MS SharePoint. Then VBI View URL can be embedded into the portal as an Iframe or a Web Frame or simply can be provided as a link to open in a new Tab.
VBI View can be integrated into SharePoint by using Web Part. The Web Part can be added to the existing page with the fixed template or into a new full page that looks like part of the Portal. The UI of VBI View is responsive to fit into the page of the portal giving a seamless integration within the page.
Here are the steps:
- Click on Add a Web Part to add the Web Part.
- Below categories, select Media and Content and select Page Viewer Part which enables VBI View page to be displayed in an iframe.
- The Layout and Appearance of VBI View page can be customized using the tools pane of the Web Part. Enter the URL and click on Apply to display VBI View in the SharePoint page.
- When the users open the page, they are taken into the VBI View user landing page, without a login prompt. This seamless integration is facilitated by the setup of SSO as indicated earlier.
Integrating VBI View with SAP Enterprise Portal
iView can be used to embed VBI View URL into a Portal page. The existing pages of the SAP enterprise portal can be customized to point to the VBI View URL.
When the users open the page in the Portal, The VBI View is displayed automatically using Single Sign-on
Thus, with little effort, VBI View integrates with MS SharePoint and SAP Enterprise Portal, there by leveraging the investments made by the enterprise on those platforms.
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