Miller Systems Designs and Deploys Enterprise Portal Solution for Altus Pharmaceuticals

Builds Extensible Framework for Presenting and Personalizing Firm’s Content and Data Using Plumtree Software Solutions

BOSTON - September 13, 2004

Miller Systems, one of Boston’s premier technology consulting firms specializing in the design and development of elegant online user experiences, today announced the completion and implementation of an enterprise portal for its client Altus Pharmaceuticals, a leader in the development of novel protein therapies to treat chronic gastrointestinal and metabolic diseases. Using Plumtree Software’s Enterprise Web solution, Miller Systems designed and implemented an enterprise portal that enabled Altus Pharmaceuticals to present and personalize content and data securely from across the enterprise to its employees.

Based in Cambridge, MA, Altus Pharmaceuticals is a privately held pharmaceutical company developing a number of different drugs, one of which, TheraCLEC, is in Phase II clinical trials for treatment of malabsorption due to pancreatic insufficiency. Altus uses a number of mission critical systems for knowledge management, clinical trial management, business process workflow, accounting, and CRM, in addition to other standard business technology like file servers and groupware. With so many systems required to run the business, the ability to access the most important elements of data, content, and reports from disparate systems—often with unique logins, passwords, user interfaces, and experiences—became time consuming and cumbersome on a daily basis. Altus recognized that implementing an enterprise portal would be necessary to scale as the company, its product portfolio, and its business grew. After evaluating several different enterprise portal software offerings, Altus turned to Miller Systems to define and implement a pilot enterprise portal using solutions from enterprise web leader Plumtree Software.

“By combining our nearly ten years of web design and development experience with extensive Plumtree-specific expertise, we were able to deliver a secure, seamless, and personalized Altus-branded user experience. The Altus portal will now allow different communities within the employee population to derive quick and easy value from existing systems and collaborate in ways they never could before,” said Seth Miller, Founder, and CEO of Miller Systems, Inc. “Leveraging Plumtree’s Enterprise Web solution, we successfully integrated homegrown, proprietary, and industry-standard core systems in an extensible portal framework.”

“Miller Systems’ approach, background, domain expertise, technology, and relationship with Plumtree made it the ideal firm to design and implement our enterprise portal,” said Marty Costa, Director of Information Technology, Altus Pharmaceuticals. “After extensive research on the products, services and technologies available, we felt Miller Systems was an ideal partner.”

About Miller Systems

Miller Systems helps mid-market and enterprise organizations solve business problems with thoughtful user experience design and smart technology implementation. By focusing on human beings first and technology second, our award-winning team consistently delivers high quality solutions that get results - and help clients achieve their goals.

Miller Systems provides a balanced set of strategic, design, and technical implementation services that help clients ensure adoption, success, and ROI. Typical engagements include web experience design and development, managed IT services, Microsoft SharePoint strategy and implementation, behavior analytics, system integration, and hosting.

Since 1995, the firm has delivered successful solutions for hundreds of organizations including WGBH, Southern New Hampshire University, Iron Mountain, Debevoise and Plimpton, Ciena, State Street Bank, and the TJX Companies. For more information call 617-266-4200, or send email to


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