A lean portal is a lightweight web portal that’s primarily built to meet a specific organization’s unique requirements. In other words, if a regular portal is a standard soft drink, then lean portal is its diet version. But this doesn’t mean lean portal offers less. It only serves what’s required or essential. Standard portals typically come bundled-in with features that are never used.

Comparing Lean and Regular Portals

Unlike traditional portals, a lean portal isn’t feature-bloated and is easier to set up and maintain – all of this without compromising a portal’s primary purpose. The clean layout and design means increased customer engagement and retention, and improved conversions. Companies that aren’t sure about portals or who have no interest in deploying an enterprise portal for the time and costs involved and also the weak return on investment (ROI) typically resort to lean portals.

Since a lean portal is essentially a customized form of a regular portal, it’s never complete. The portal is constantly evolving and improving as per the changes and developments within the firm, and also considering what customers require in terms of experience and service. The basic requirements also mean lean portals can be up and running within little time.