The Portal Company
The Portal Company

Research Portal Solutions

Secure web solutions sharing access to your insights.

Research demands precision and ease of information access. We design portals to facilitate this, providing a unified entry point for research stakeholders to use your content.

Make your collaboration and content distribution efforts thrive with a self-service research portal. Discover how The Portal Company can simplify and secure your content.

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Why Self-Service Research Portals?

We design research portals that adeptly navigate organisations’ complex needs, easing subscription management and facilitating efficient content sharing and notifications.

They ensure robust security for diverse users, including investors, students, officials, and other researchers, offering tailored access. These portals are vital in monetising content and democratising information, enabling each user group to gain insights and make informed decisions.

Why Research Portals?

We design self-service research portals that simplify subscription management and facilitate content sharing.

Our websites ensure robust security for diverse users, including investors, students, officials, and other researchers, offering tailored access. These sites are vital in monetising content and sharing information, enabling each user group to gain insights and make informed decisions.

Research Portal Specialists

We use Microsoft technologies like Azure and Dynamics 365 to create integrated, impactful research portals.

  • Specialised Development: Catering to unique research dissemination needs.
  • Tailored Solutions: We offer expertise in designing portals that align with research organisations’ objectives and workflows.
  • Data Integration Proficiency: Our expertise is integrating data sources to create content-rich portals.
  • User-Centric Designs: We deliver intuitive interfaces that resonate with diverse users, from academicians to industry professionals.
  • Outcome-Focused Delivery: We have a proven track record in boosting client engagement, data utilisation, and content reach.
  • See Early Value: We champion agile methodology to ensure rapid portal deployment, allowing for iterative improvements.

Client Success Story

“Initiating our global digital distribution channel was a truly mission-critical project. The Portal Company delivered a platform that was fully integrated with Dynamics 365 CRM, did not require an additional solution database, and contained pre-built technology for authentication, content management, and security.”

Rob Elliott, Global Head of Operations at Tellimer.

Benefits of Our Research Portals

Content Sharing

Safely distribute your exclusive reports and research to subscriber groups.

Search Capabilities

Enable subscribers to find specific studies or data using intelligent filtering options.


Track content engagement to refine your research and distribution strategies.


Deliver custom notifications on your latest published reports and research updates.

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Microsoft Technology We Specialise In

Our team use the breadth of the Microsoft Cloud platform to create secure, data-powered portals that modernise processes and delight customers. Our web portal developments include:

Power Pages

Customising adaptable low code templates to accelerate portal deployment while ensuring functionality and design finesse.


Offering vast customisation options for sophisticated portal, ensuring scalability, security, and comprehensive integration.

Power Automate

Optimising workflows across systems by automating responses to portal interactions that increase scale and efficiency.

Dynamics 365

Seamlessly integrating business processes between your portal and Dynamics CRM, including cases, leads, contracts, and more.

Power Apps

Connecting processes managed in other business apps with your portal, such as subscriptions, events, and registrations.

Power BI

Enhancing self-service portals with dynamic, interactive data visualisations that offer insightful analytics.

Web Portal Integrations

Stand out with a self-service portal that seamlessly works with your CRM, finance, and other platforms to streamline operations and enhance experiences. We use Microsoft’s cloud technology to integrate portals with third-party services to connect data and automate processes. These examples include:


Research Portal Development FAQs

How can a portal drive value for commercial research organisations?

Integrating a web portal can significantly enhance efficiency and data management. By coupling the portal with CRM applications like Dynamics 365 or Power Apps, user access and subscription controls are streamlined, ensuring precise permission settings.

Connecting third-party service providers such as Bloomberg, Companies House, and Dun & Bradstreet will enrich portal content, offering users a comprehensive and valuable research experience.

We also integrate portals with payment processing services to enforce a paywall and ensure content monetisation.

What are the key features when choosing a research web portal platform?

When selecting a research web portal platform, key features to prioritise include:

  • Secure Content Sharing: Protects sensitive data.
  • Advanced Search Capabilities: Enhances discoverability of resources.
  • Data Analytics: Offers insights into user engagement and content performance.
  • Real-Time Alerts: Keeping users informed of new content.
  • Integration Capabilities: With CRM systems and external data providers for a seamless experience.
  • Scalability: Adapts to growing user base and data volume.
  • Intuitive Interface: Ensures ease of use for all skill levels.
How do portals facilitate secure content sharing and data protection?

Our research web portals, powered by Microsoft technologies, employ robust methods to ensure secure content sharing and data protection. Using Azure, our portals implement advanced authentication and security protocols, safeguarding user identities and data integrity.

Integration with Microsoft Dataverse securely houses subscriber data, allowing for the creation of complex subscription and eligibility models. These models ensure that access to the content published on the portal is rigorously controlled, ensuring that each user receives access permissions tailored to their subscription level.

Our portals can also distribute research content to other platforms using industry-standard RIXML.

What are the benefits of real-time alerts in a research web portal?

Incorporating real-time alerts into a research web portal allows clients to self-manage complex notification rules for new articles, significantly boosting user empowerment.

This self-service capability enables users to stay informed about relevant updates by tailoring notifications to their specific interests.

What type of content can be distributed in a research portal?

A research portal can distribute broad content catering to various interests and fields. For example, this can include:

  • Finance-Related Information: Includes articles, analyst recommendations, market analytic reports, financial audits, and business statistics.
  • Scientific Research: Covering published papers, experimental results, and scientific discoveries.
  • Educational Resources: Offering course materials and educational research.
  • Healthcare and Medicine: Provides medical research findings, policy updates, and clinical trial results.
  • Technology and Engineering: Sharing the latest tech innovations, engineering breakthroughs, development insights, and cybersecurity data.
  • Social Sciences: This includes analysis of cultural trends and sociological studies.
How quickly can a research web portal be deployed?

The deployment timeframe for a research portal varies depending on the complexity of each unique requirement but is typically between 1 and 3 months.

Our agile approach prioritises the delivery of a Minimum Viable Product (MVP), enabling us to launch a functional version swiftly and refine features based on user feedback and needs over time.

Ready to Enhance Your Research Sharing?

Are you looking to share your research content more effectively. Our team is ready to work with you to build a portal solution that makes sharing your work straightforward and keeps your audience engaged.

Let’s start making your research sharing easier today. Contact The Portal Company today to get started.