iPortalis launches comprehensive Provisioning, Management and Billing Portal solution for subscription-based IT services

Harrogate, Yorkshire (UK) and Highland Park (US), 17 September 2018. iPortalis, a Cloud Services company specialising in ICT* brokerage and aggregation, today launches a comprehensive new software portal for the management of cloud services.

The iPortalis Control Portal (iCP) is a provisioning, management and billing control portal that automates many of the complex and time-consuming tasks associated with Employee Lifecycle Management**. It is used today by multi-national enterprises and over 90 service providers, including many of the world’s largest hosters such as Apptix, Tata and NTT.

Using the iCP, an organisation can self-manage its entire portfolio of cloud and on-premise services for all users, products, subsidiary companies and geographies through a single unified interface. The platform also manages software provisioning, moves, adds, changes, deletions, software license management, billing, governance and system/services consumption reporting. Using iPortalis’ powerful back-end provisioning and management software, system administrators can deploy new subscription-based services in minutes rather than days; health check their entire provisioning and management system with just a click of a button, remotely monitor system performance for any system, anywhere in the world, from a single screen, and debug their entire provisioning workflow with zero overhead.

Enhancements available within version 7.0 of the iPortalis Control Portal (iCP) include:

– An intuitive user interface with an improved look and feel
– Enhanced Office 365 integration
– A bespoke dashboard feature
– Fully integrated billing
– New connectors (including Sonian, Acronis Backup, Symantec.Cloud and Mandarine e-learning)
– An on-line marketplace (for the efficient and cost-effective purchasing of popular cloud products)

“Our new iCP Marketplace enables organisations to purchase the latest versions of popular cloud (and on premise) services, and assign them to individuals and groups of users across an entire organisation via a single user interface” said Eric Hanig, CTO, iPortalis. “The iCP also helps organisations manage their software licenses, meet their compliance obligations, and bill services on to subsidiaries and other corporate entities around the world – with each receiving a single invoice every month/quarter in their language and currency of choice. It currently supports 22 languages, every currency, and 54 payment gateways.”

“v7.0 of the iCP has been developed in response to the needs of our customers” said Neil May. CEO of iPortalis. “They asked us to build complex multi-currency aggregated billing into our platform, a feature not commonly available on other commercially-available control portal platforms. We have also created many other powerful and unique features: such as the ability to health check an entire provisioning and management system with just a click of a button, a full white label re-branding solution for resellers, and secure integration to multiple Active Directories (incl. Azure AD), identity management and HR solutions for automated subscription management and cost control. With these enhancements, we believe that the iCP is the most advanced portal of its kind”.

“As the world’s fastest growing Collaboration Services Provider, we are committed to delivering comprehensive, high quality services across all areas; from consultancy and architecture design to systems integration, security and service delivery” said Steve Schwartz, Vice President of Unified Communications, NORAM and Global, Arkadin. “We selected iPortalis after a lengthy investigation into commercially-available portal products. We were particularly impressed with the number and scope of leading cloud products supported by the iCP, the range of self-service features it offers to deploy and manage cloud and on-premise solutions and its flexibility to adapt to unique requirements. As a multi-national organisation that operates from 53 offices in 33 countries, the ability of the iCP to support multiple languages and currencies for internal billing was also key. Over time, we’ve been very pleased with the reliability of the platform and the regular and easy-to-access updates. We enjoy a very positive relationship with the iPortalis team who are quick to respond to any support issues and always keen to explore new functionality that will support our business needs.”

* Information and Communications Technology

** Employee Lifecycle Management describes the process of provisioning and managing the software and services that are allocated to an employee – from the time that they start employment to the day that they leave an organisation.