Corporate Portals Features

Read what people say are the most valuable features of the solutions they use.
Enzo Stanzione uses IBM Connections
Social Business Advisor at a tech services company with 51-200 employees
I think that the main tools, after file management, are Activities, Community and online documentation management with IBM DOC (embedded in the system). There are many other services such as Blog, Wiki, Forum, Survey, Chat and Conference, Audio/Video, Profiles. Those services are also important, but they are not immediately implemented because other applications or services provide that functionality. Our customers believe that Activities, Community and IBM DOC are the features that provide particular value. View full review »
it_user539469 uses IBM Connections
Lotus Software Consultant at a tech consulting company with 51-200 employees
All social interaction between users is really great. Plus, I also like the Community feature and that everything is accessible via mobile devices. View full review »
Garett Patria uses SharePoint
OTA Manager, VRA with 51-200 employees
* Its configuration management ability is critical for document-based systems. * It offers ease of use, which is crucial. View full review »
cloudarc67895 uses SharePoint
Cloud Solution Architect at a tech services company with 1-10 employees
* Data classification * Search These two elements are cheap. View full review »
Elizabeth Volini uses Atlassian Confluence
Project Delivery Lead at a real estate/law firm with 10,001+ employees
The flexibility, well-rounded features, and capabilities to support the different needs of the organization. View full review »
Issa Gorissen uses Atlassian Confluence
Senior Enterprise Analyst Developer at a government with 10,001+ employees
Availability of documents hosted in confluence very easily. You only need a browser, so even on a smartphone it is available. View full review »
SumanthReddy uses Drupal
Drupal Developer at a tech services company with 11-50 employees
* Content management: It helps the end user to input/update the content on his own without approaching the developer, once the site is built. * Awesome community. * A large number of modules which help in extending the functionality. * An open-source solution. * It is a secure solution. * There is a constant development of new core features. View full review »
Ilias Dimopoulos uses Drupal
Drupal Web Developer at a tech services company with 11-50 employees
The hook system. This makes Drupal highly extensible and allows even custom modules to be easily extensible themselves. View full review »
Victor De Lima Soares, M.S. uses Liferay Digital Experience Platform
Head Developer at a tech services company with 11-50 employees
The ability to control web content within a structured version system and its unique capability to receive extension modules and plugins. The extension power makes this software a great ally for building new systems. I usually see this platform as a Swiss Army Knife for building new features. I also see it as a starting point for assembling new systems from modules and apps, just like we do when playing with Lego blocks. Support for Java 8 and OSGi are also extremely attractive capabilities. View full review »
Diego Alejandro Palmeira uses Liferay Digital Experience Platform
Head of Liferay Competence Center at a insurance company with 10,001+ employees
* Flexibility to fit our business requirements under many different scenarios, from simple public web sites to customer or distributor portal solutions and intranets. * As a J2EE and open source platform, this product allow us to extend its out-of-the-box features such as CMS, sites management, permissions, workflows, security system, mobile framework, etc. We can do this in a well-defined way by using custom plugins developed in Java with standard tools and J2EE specifications. * Full support for enterprise systems integrations. Liferay allows us to integrate with our company systems, for instance, IAM, EIP, Web Services. It creates custom plugins or uses the OOTB integrations, like Siteminder, LDAP, CAS, SAML, and Amazon S3. * Flexibility about the ecosystem, as you can choose between many configurations and products for Liferay installation. For example, Database (Oracle, PostgreSQL, MySQL, MSSQL Server), App Servers (Tomcat, JBoss, WebSphere, WebLogic), according to its certificated and supported compatibility matrix. View full review »
Rodrigo Espinoza Brenes uses Drupal
Drupal Backend Developer at a tech services company with 11-50 employees
* I appreciate the free software. * This gives us the possibility to search deep in the core of the system in case of bugs. * In addition, it enables you to improve the core functionality. This feature also helped the framework to be more secure because the Drupal community around the world is always checking, verifying, and fixing bugs in the Drupal core and in the contributed modules and themes. * I am also grateful to the extensible framework. In some cases, just the Drupal and the contributed modules are not enough to build the client requirements. * Drupal has provided us with a modular framework that we can enhance, where we can develop our own modules to give a required feature to the client. * We can also contribute back with our module to the wider Drupal community. * We also really value API documentation because if we need to develop some custom functionality or simply understand what Drupal is doing, we can go to the Drupal API documentation page, (https://api.drupal.org/api/drupal), or do a simple search in Google. * The Drupal community is one of the biggest free software communities around the world. It is so valuable because it is responsible for organizing events around the world, training new developers, providing maintenance to the core, and contributed modules. We have a popular saying in the Drupal community, ”Come for the software, stay for the community”. View full review »
pauloamgomes uses Drupal
Developer at Appnovation Technologies
* Content type definitions: One of the best features of Drupal, and maybe the key differentiator to other solutions, is the way that content is structured and managed. In Drupal Version 8, this was improved. The global process of creating a content type with fields, relations, and translations is more refined and advanced than before. * Views: In the Drupal Core, views are a quick and advanced way to create listings of content. When using the UI, it is possible to query contents and have the results sorted and filtered by any element. Combined with the template engine, the output can be easily transformed into whatever is required from the design. * Inclusion of symphony framework: Drupal Version 8 shifted to a full OOP API. The inclusion of pieces from the symphony framework provided some modern patterns in the Drupal core. * Configuration management: A CMI was implemented for Drupal Version 8, a centralized place to handle and store configurations. This is a huge improvement when compared to Drupal Version 7. * Content moderation: This wasn’t included in the original 8 version but was incorporated later as an experimental module and will be released as stable on Drupal 8.3. The possibility to have custom workflow around the contents and different states (e.g. draft, published, pending, etc..) is critical for any medium/big website. View full review »
Maarten Aerts uses Drupal
Senior Drupal developer at a non-profit with 51-200 employees
The best things about Drupal are its extensibility and plug-ability. You can get something going quite fast that’s feasible for clients to see. It has a very good authentication/authorization system. For a few years, the application had a dedicated security team who took care of reported security issues with the Drupal core and even contributed modules. The vast user base is a big bonus. You have plenty people collaborating on many modules/plugins, so if you have issues, someone will step in quite fast to help you. A lot of functionality has been added to the core since Drupal Version 6 allows for people who don’t have a strong technical background to build complex displays of data and pages just by using a WYSIWYG editor. View full review »
EaToTheP07a2 uses Liferay Digital Experience Platform
EA to the President/Office Manager at a insurance company with 51-200 employees
We only use it for internal, departmental websites. It helped us migrate our company’s EA website from SharePoint to Liferay. View full review »
Joseph Pizzitola uses IBM Connections
VIP it and security at Imagining business machines llc
I really like the files and the wikis, since we use that heavily in my department. Throughout the company, obviously there are different advantages for the different departments. Our sales staff is using the Activities to attract various implementation projects starting from the earliest phases in the sales process and all the way through to the delivery/final installation. But for me personally, I love being able to collect our departmental knowledge and put it in a central place that we can look it up, so that we don't have to keep resolving the same kind of problems. In regards to the Files application, just having a really simple way to track important files and do version control on them, as well as share them out easily, has proven to be very valuable. View full review »
it_user199146 uses SharePoint
IT Manager at a university with 1,001-5,000 employees
The most valuable features are: * MS Office Web Apps allow anywhere/anytime access to the apps used, most often for documents. * The collaboration feature allows multiple people to read and edit documents simultaneously. * The list feature makes it easy to integrate database information into the same place as documents. It allows exposing of that data to create reports and views within the site for real-time reporting as well as point-in-time views. This is extremely useful. View full review »
Anthony Q. DeLoach uses Atlassian Confluence
Program Manager at a government with 10,001+ employees
The most valuable feature is the ability to create business collaboration solutions without having an army of IT professionals. We can create web-like interfaces without needing to be an expert in Java, Java scripts, or HTML. View full review »
LeadConsultant221 uses IBM Connections
Lead Consultant with 1,001-5,000 employees
Some of the valuable features in this product are: * Profiles – It is easy to find people with similar tech skills and reach out to them internally for a project requirement. Project managers find it easy to know who in the organization possesses a skill that matches the requirement. * Community - Access to projects and their data remains within the group and all other Connections' functionalities are included internally as a feature, which is great. View full review »
Caressa Naidoo uses SharePoint
Technical Writer at a tech services company with 51-200 employees
* Mostly the documentation management features. * Managing information such as events and announcements, document libraries, picture libraries, using calendars, lists and custom lists. * Sharing files, document storage and retrieval, the check-in and check-out functionality, version history, custom properties, customized views, customizable workflows. * Collaborative team sites for sharing and managing information. * Search features, including advanced content processing, managed metadata, and continuous crawls. * Security features, including permissions and document/page/site control. View full review »
Matteo Bisi uses IBM Connections
System Engineer at a tech services company with 51-200 employees
IBM Connections is born for collaboration and one of the easiest steps is starting a community with a set of great collaborative, built-in applications and starting to collaborate over a project. When a user starts a community, activity, blogs, files, and wikis will be instantly available for the team community with their intuitive GUI. Users can use the platform from browsers, mobile, or a desktop plugin within a minute! View full review »
Michael Soliman. uses SharePoint
Owner at a tech services company with 1-10 employees
The metadata services, the WCF service integration and the Voxel feature are three most valuable elements of this solution. The Voxel feature, for obvious reasons, because you want to implement business processes and you do not want them to stop if the machine stops so they have to be automatically started. This is What the Voxel feature in SharePoint does. The managed Metadata allows you to define your own notions or terms denoting notions within your companies. And I if I want to disarm them, or disarm power supplies of different types, I need something to denote the names pointing to entities, any program can identify. Perceptively it does what people used to do with the pens and pencils, on paper. For Millennials, by taking a note of what to do on the paper or stone or whatever they have been using and let anyone else read it and execute with it. So what any back flow or business process you have did legal one for King Nebuchadnezzar 2,700 years ago or for any business where you are taking a phone call, we two are doing right now and writing down something or I have to remind myself to do whatever and sent that over to pop and be while having receipts from department A and have to digitally sign it and send out the paper. It streamlines everything for us. All of this business processes, people have been performing solely within their minds. Maybe automatized with the structural feature, but it depends on all the metadata that has been stored within the managed metadata, service, user profile data or whatever. So you can not just say, "Oh, I want to send a car" to whom do you want to send it to. Which car do you want to send? So, all of these parameters have to be stored somewhere else. This is what drives the business process and SharePoint solution allowing you to automatize them. View full review »
James Lewis uses SharePoint
PCV Engineering & Bus Driving Recruitment Consultant at a consultancy with 51-200 employees
* Records center * Shared calendar. View full review »
Monica Deshazo uses SharePoint
Owner at a tech services company with 1-10 employees
The product makes it easy to manage lists, forms, searching, and security. One of the most valuable features is its integration with Active Directory. View full review »
Jan Coley uses SharePoint
Director, Business Development at a tech consulting company with 51-200 employees
* The collaboration is incredibly helpful. * The ability to have version control and co-editing is vital to our workflows. View full review »
Salvador Sibrian uses SharePoint
IT Solutions Architect at a transportation company with 1,001-5,000 employees
Basically, it's just for internet and communication. It's not a busy implementation. View full review »

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