Portal Features

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If you already have customer information in Dynamics CRM or Dynamics 365 - you can quickly and securely provide your customers with access through a web portal.

Instead of having customers call or email for updates on a specific matter, enable your customers to create an online account and update Support Ticket or Case Information themselves, update billing or contact information immediately, or see the real-time status of a warranty claim.

Absolutely anything you've created in Dynamics CRM (on-premise or in the cloud) including any custom entities can now be securely offered to your customers for real-time communications and updates.

System Management The Portal Connector + Sitefinity
Web Servers 2 Servers
Concurrent Sitefinity CMS Users 2
Concurrent Portal Users Unlimited
Domains 1
Sitemap Pages Unlimited
Content Items Unlimited
Dynamics CRM Org Connections 1
Dynamics CRM Entities Unlimited
Dynamics CRM Custom Entities Unlimited
SharePoint Integration On Premise & Online
Ecommerce Integration Requires Portal Connector Enterprise

The following extensive list of features and capabilities include both The Portal Connector for Dynamics and the Power Platform, and Sitefinity CMS Standard.

Online Forms

  • Easy to use system that guides you through building online forms.
  • Build simple, detailed or complex forms.
  • Any field in CRM can be added to a Portal form.
  • Individual fields can be secured as locked, visible or editable.
  • Incorporate your existing website branding and design into your Forms.
  • Extensive flexibility to change the layout of forms and pages on the Portal.
  • Form fields can be defined as required or optional for data entry.
  • The forms and data collection will continue to function even if your Dynamics CRM system is temporarily unavailable.

Configuration Options

  • The Portal will work with and connect to all forms of Dynamics CRM installations.
  • Even if your Dynamics CRM system is not accessible to the Internet, our technology will allow the Portal to interact securely.
  • It takes only one check box in Dynamics CRM to add a new user to the Portal.
  • You have the ability to allow new users to register for your portal and automatically be granted access.
  • You control which elements of Dynamics CRM are accessible in the Portal, even custom elements.

Data Management

  • Display small or large amounts of Dynamics CRM data on a single Portal page.
  • Manage the data with an intuitive easy to use Excel-like grid.
  • Sort, filter and export the data from within the Portal.
  • Adaptable security to control who can add, edit and delete data.
  • Able to display multiple layers of data within a single portal page.  

Business Processes

  • Business rules and processes in CRM will be respected in the Portal.
  • Submitted data can trigger more complex business processes and workflows, even integrate with other business systems.
  • You control the level of access and approval processes for adding new Portal users.
  • Auditing allows you to see who changed what data, when.
  • Data flows between the Portal and Dynamics CRM in real time or in batches depending on your preference.

Ecommerce Integration

  • A complete set of Ecommerce tools allowing you to be up and running in minutes.
  • Synchronizes Dynamics CRM Products and price lists with your online store.
  • Real-time creation of Orders and Invoices in Dynamics CRM.
The Portal Connector - Page Management Features


  • Multiple Forms per Page

  • Read Only Form Toggle

  • Grid View Widget

  • Grid - Filter

  • Grid - Export to Excel

  • Grid - Delete Record

  • Grid - Add Record

  • Grid - Auto Build Fetch XML

  • Grid - Fetch XML Editor

  • Chart Widget

  • Data Map Overlay

  • Filtered Form View

The Portal Connector - Content Management Features


  • Multilingual Content

  • Accelerator Importing and Exporting

  • Word-like HTML Editor

  • Clean Paste from Microsoft® Word

  • Multilingual Spell Check

  • Image Editor

  • Template Builder

  • Drag & Drop Page Modeling

  • In-line Editing

  • Content Sharing

  • Manage Flash and Windows Media Files

  • Dropbox Synchronization

  • File Manager

  • Right-to-Left Language Support

  • Multilevel Undo/Redo to Revert to Old Versions of the Content

  • Versioning Side-by-Side Version Comparisons

  • A/B and Multivariate Testing

  • Scheduled Publishing

  • Dynamic Sitemap Navigation

  • Advanced Publishing & Syndication System

  • Search Engine (incl. Search in Documents)

  • Event Calendars

  • Document Management

  • Custom Attributes

  • Dynamic Administration Dashboard

The Portal Connector - Content Types Features


  • Create Custom Content Types

  • Forms

  • Blogs

  • Forums

  • News

  • Images

  • Videos

  • Documents

  • Generic Content

  • Events

  • Lists

The Portal Connector - Content Organization Features


  • Tags (Horizontal Classification)

  • Categories (Vertical Classification)

  • Custom Taxonomies & Filters

  • Facet Taxonomy

  • Network Taxonomy

  • Hierarchical Libraries

The Portal Connector - Site Control Features


  • Granular Permissions

  • Windows Authentication

  • Single Sign-on

  • Content Roll Back

  • Browser-Based Administration

  • Interface Localization and Customization

  • Personalized Work Area

  • Section 508 Compliance

  • XHTML and WAI Compliance

  • Configuration Policy Administration Site Administrators, Editors, Designers

The Portal Connector - Design Features


  • Drag & Drop Layouts

  • Templates

  • Themes for Style Management

The Portal Connector - SEO & Web Analytics Features


  • Built-in Web Analytics

  • Contextual Analytics

  • Metadata (Title, Description, Keywords)

  • Canonical URLs

  • SEO Filtering Tools

  • Mobile Apps Builder

  • Responsive Web Design

  • Device-Based Page Redirection

  • Mobile Navigation

  • SEO Friendly, Extensionless, Localizable, Custom and Absolute URLs

  • Built-In Device Emulator

  • Sitefinity Box

The Portal Connector - Social Media Features


  • Twitter Connector

  • Twitter URL Shortening Service

  • Twitter Widgets Profile, Search, Favorites and List

  • Facebook Pages Management

  • RSS and Atom Syndication

  • Social Sharing Buttons

  • Blogs

  • Forums

  • Comments

  • Content Mashup Content Sources: Sitefinity Content, External RSS, Twitter, Email

The Portal Connector - eCommerce Features


  • End to End Shopping Cart Functionality

  • CRM Products Available for Purchase Online

  • Multiple Pricelist

  • Default Pricelists

  • Multi-Currency

  • Shopping Cart Wish-list

  • Multiple Payment Providers

  • CRM Order or Invoice Creation on Checkout

  • CRM Form Management

  • Standard and Custom CRM Entities

  • Parent / Child Forms

  • Sub-Grid Data

  • Supports All Fields Types

  • Supports Notes

  • Single File Upload Widget

  • SharePoint Document List Widget

  • Rules Manager Widget

  • Knowledge Base Articles with Subject Tree

  • Standard and Custom Input Masks

  • Field Level Read Only

  • Make Field Required

  • Empty and Required Message

  • Filtered Lookups

  • Lookup Add/Edit In-line

  • Supports Query String Values

  • Restrict by User or IP

  • Submission Notification by Email

  • CRM User Invite Process

  • Form Decoration by Form or Site

The Portal Connector - Email Campaigns & Newsletters Features


  • Number of Subscribers: 10,000

  • Personalization

  • Mailing Lists Management

  • Drag & Drop Email Template Modeling

  • Dynamic Lists

  • Advanced Reporting and Statistics

  • Scheduling

  • Content Reuse

The Portal Connector - Digital Asset Management Features


  • Sitefinity Desktop Application

  • Drag & Drop Digital Libraries

  • Desktop Image Editor

  • Live Document Editing

  • Thumbnail Generator

  • Preview Video & Audio Files

  • Publish Word Docs as PDF Files

  • Replace Images with One Click

The Portal Connector - Performance Features


  • Support for Load-Balanced and Webfarm Environments (Requires Portal Connector Enterprise)

  • Client-Side Data Binding

  • Caching

The Portal Connector - Security Features


  • Granular Permissions

  • User and Role Management

  • Audit Trail

  • Spam Protection (CAPTCHA)

  • Support for Full Trust Environment

  • SSL Compatibility

  • Pluggable Authentication

  • NTLM and LDAP

  • Authentication, Windows Authentication

The Portal Connector - Extensibility & Customization Features


  • Native Support for ASP. NET MVC and Razor

  • Module Builder

  • Fluent API

  • Fully Exposed Native APIs

  • RESTful Web Services APIs

  • Geolocation API

  • Security Framework

  • Plug-in Framework for Modules and Widgets

  • Sitefinity Thunder – Visual Studio Plug-in

  • Search Service

  • Notification Service

  • Localization Service

  • RSS Service

  • Custom Fields

  • Custom Content Type Builder

  • Widget Configuration Editor

  • Visual Studio Templates for Rapid Development

  • Support for Multiple Membership Providers (LDAP support)

The Portal Connector - Native .NET Application Features


  • Native Support for Microsoft® Visual Studio 2010

  • Support for Windows Azure

  • Templates Based on Standard Master Pages

  • Themes

  • Support for CSS

  • Custom and User Controls

  • Provider Model

  • Personalization Framework

  • N-tier Application Development

The Portal Connector - Telerik Features


  • ASP.NET AJAX Controls

  • Silverlight Controls

  • OpenAccess ORM

  • Kendo UI