Publishing is the process of making documents available for consumption. The contents of these documents can be distributed automatically through scheduling to various destinations.
A publication is a collection of documents meant for distribution to a mass audience. Before the documents are distributed, the publisher defines the publication using a collection of publishing data. The publishing data includes the publication source, its recipients, and optionally a profile for personalization.
Publications can help you send information through your organization more efficiently.
Benefits of Publications
Enable you to distribute information to individuals or groups of users and filter the information for each principal.
Delivery of targeted business information to groups or individuals through a password-protected portal.
Minimize database access by eliminating the need for users to send individual process requests.
Usually, the publisher (the user who owns and schedules the publication) can view all publication instances for all recipients; the recipients can view their own filtered publication instances only.
If you’re a publisher and want to add yourself to a publication as a recipient, use two user accounts for yourself: a Publisher account and a Recipient account. The Publisher account grants you the rights you need when you design and schedule publications, while the Recipient account grants you the rights of a typical recipient.