LookupPoint is an easy to use productivity tool which leverages capabilities of Microsoft Office. It requires no additional software to be installed on the users’ computer and no difficult to manage OBA’s or client software for your IT teams to worry about. The LookupPoint Server application runs on a standard Microsoft Windows Server and uses Microsoft Office to connect users to back-end systems. With the LookupPoint Configuration Tool, organisations can create catalogues which define and manage their users’ access to enterprise information and applications. Using the tool, IT professionals and power users define the business items, the access rules associated with those items, the information sources, the security rules and aggregation options for the enterprise information to be made available to users through Microsoft Office applications.
Server Requirements: LookupPoint requires Windows Server 2003 or higher and SQL server 2005 and higher. To use SharePoint BCS as a LookupPoint data source requires SharePoint Server 2010 or SharePoint Foundation 2010.
Client Requirements: LookupPoint requires Microsoft Office 2010, 2007 or 2003. SmartPreview™ requires Office 2010. To make LookupPoint available to users , IT teams can invoke a script to connect Office to the LookupPoint service or have the users connect through the configuration option in Microsoft Office.
Supported Information Sources: Databases: Oracle, Microsoft SQL Server and MySQLIntegration Technologies: Web Services, WFC, SharePoint 2010 BCS Collaboration and Document Management Technologies: Microsoft SharePoint