Liferay Enterprise Portal: A New Ray of Life for Enterprise Portals

02 Aug. 2011 Software Development

Social networking and collaboration are buzzwords in the recent era. Enterprises across the world are now aware and are looking at tapping the latent talent of their employees by using social tools such as blogs, wikis, etc. They are looking at engaging their employees to improve productivity, supplement the enterprise knowledgebase and create a collaborative environment where there is a free flow of thoughts and ideas.

If you are also an enterprise looking to develop enterprise portals (intranet or internet portal) with social media features then you must certainly give a considerable thought to the award winning open source Liferay Enterprise Portal. It has been around for nearly a decade now and has really come of age in the last couple of years.

Liferay enterprise Portal is an enterprise web platform for creating business solutions that give immediate results and long-term value. That’s why Liferay Enterprise Portal has slowly and steadily moved from being a “Visionary” in Gartner’s 2008 Magic Quadrants to the “Leader” in the 2010 Gartner Magic Quadrant for Horizontal Portals. It has now started challenging the industry heavyweights like Microsoft, IBM and Oracle and is the only “Open Source” solution offered in the leaders section.

So what makes Liferay so popular with over 4 million downloads of its Community Edition?

Let us take a look at what Liferay Enterprise Portal has to offer and its capabilities.

  • Simplified UI Development
  • Flexible Enterprise Integration Framework
  • Out-of-the-box Tools
  • Rules Engine Integration
  • Communities & Organizations
  • User Personalization
  • Role Based Content Delivery
  • Single-Click Configuration
  • Dynamic Drag & Drop
  • Workflow Framework (New Feature)
  • User-Driven Workflow & Approval
  • Auditing & Performance Monitoring
  • Search & Tagging
  • Multi-language Support

But there is more to Liferay Enterprise Portal; it has got a pretty popular built-in Enterprise CMS (Content Management System) feature, widely used amongst various companies. There are a multitude of public (includes very large enterprises) and private websites built on top of the Liferay CMS feature.

The best part about the portal is that , most of the features come out of the box in the form of “Portlets” which means that you can ‘get up and started’ quickly once you have Liferay deployed with few configurations.

If you have the need for custom features, you always have the option of developing your own Portlets (JSR-286 compliant), plugins etc. or you can go through the various plugins, Portlets developed by the active Liferay community and choose what you like.

In conclusion, I would like to say that the Liferay enterprise portal can prove to be a one stop solution for your intranet/internet enterprise portal requirements. Its vast set of features and ease of use will make your enterprise portal implementation look like a breeze.

Contact us today or call us on 1-877-RISHABH (1-877-747-4224) to know more about how Liferay enterprise portal delivers open-source enterprise solutions for portals, publishing, content, and collaboration.

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