Sapho IBM Domino MPX

The modern portal experience for IBM Domino

Sapho helps provide IBM Domino customers the ability to streamline workflows, deliver experiences to increase employee engagement, and enable them to derive more value from their investments. By bringing Sapho micro apps to IBM Domino, we’re able to help customers intensify their engagement level through tools such as a personalized feed of actionable work related data, insights, and tasks that can increase effectiveness and efficiency.

Inhi Cho Suh, General Manager for IBM Collaboration Solutions

Sapho’s deep integration with IBM Domino allows IT to deliver existing Domino applications to employees on their mobile devices, their intranet portal, or their messenger client. Domino databases contain a treasure trove of enterprise data and Domino agents encompass the business logic that drives numerous critical business functions.

The Sapho IBM Domino MPX enables existing Domino applications to be extended so that an occasional user of an application can use micro apps on any device for functions such as approvals and lookups. Sapho micro app users get an upgraded user experience without IT having to invest in retooling the Domino application. In addition, Sapho’s integration with Domino offers the ability to detect interesting “events” — or system changes — in a Domino database and send push notifications or other alerts to users wherever they are.

Integrates directly with Domino Servers

Sapho integrates directly with Domino servers to retrieve active data for micro apps. For low data, remote server use cases, Sapho uses IIOP to communicate with the Domino server. To secure the communication, an SSL certificate must be installed on the Domino server. The DIIOP task generates a secure Java class that must be installed on the Sapho server. For high data, remote server use cases, Sapho installs on a Windows Server that uses a Notes client to replicate Domino databases locally and uses JNI to access the replicated data. Sapho can invoke replication as needed to synchronize changes with the remote database.

Interacts with Domino databases and agents

Sapho can read and write data directly to Domino NSF (Notes Storage Facility) databases and views. In addition, Sapho’s proprietary ETN (Extract, Transform, prepare to Notify) technology can monitor Domino NSF databases for changes to documents and notify users of those changes on their preferred channel, such as a mobile device or a messenger client, including IBM Watson Workspace. For important information, Sapho can deliver a push notification to users as well.

Sapho micro apps use existing Domino logic when writing to a document and can even call Domino agents in order to invoke existing business logic.

Leverages Domino’s existing user authentication

Sapho integrates directly with Domino’s user system. Domino users can log into a Sapho micro app with their existing Domino user credentials using Domino’s LDAP interface. Administrators can assign which Domino user groups can access which Sapho micro apps. For new micro apps beyond the existing Domino user base, Sapho can also use Active Directory, LDAP, and other identity systems to authenticate and authorize users.

With Sapho, it is easy to modernize your existing Domino system without any expensive upgrades.

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