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 »
Christer Eklundh 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 »
Geoffrey Luk uses SharePoint
Systems Analyst at a university with 1,001-5,000 employees
* User permissions and document libraries * Basic CMS capabilities with user-based permissions * Ability to tie into other products to extend and scale the platform 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,, 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 »
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 »
Paula Stewart, CBAP, ITIL uses SharePoint
Data Research Analyst at a tech services company with 501-1,000 employees
When an organization is using Microsoft products already, the integration with the Microsoft Office products and the ability to leverage web-based Office products can transform business processes. I think there is a great benefit in integrating collaboration, e-mail, document management, workflow, and content management in one product. When I have been in the role of Information Architect, I took advantage of site content, metadata, advanced searches (FAST), web parts and the free applications. There are a large number of solid third-party vendors that develop web apps that are easy to integrate and configure. In smaller organizations or organizations with limited budgets, I was able to leverage SharePoint to provide a lot of functionality around workflows, content and document management with very limited customized development. View full review »
Thomas Rickert uses IBM Connections
Executive Architect at a tech company with 501-1,000 employees
The most valuable feature is communities. You are able to manage your team / organization and also cross-team projects. It is very easy to use and provides a central place for your team. View full review »
George Couch uses IBM Connections
Web Project Manager at a government with 10,001+ employees
The ability to have all business owners own, author, and manage content and communications is very valuable. I can use Connections and eliminate use of other software/tools, and it greatly reduces my need for IT support for simple requests. If talking about specific capabilities that make this possible, the integration of email and Connect is a huge time saver. With that, the ability to manage your community/email membership saves time. I don’t need to go to some IT staff or process to update community/email membership. I have other business users in Connections, managing their information and communicating to 11,000 employees dispersed across the United States. I might have taken 30 minutes to train them and get them started. And that 30 minutes has allowed them to own their information, communicate it to all, receive input from all, and respond to that input. Because I spend 30 minutes training someone, I’ve gotten three years where I didn’t have to manage that information for them. Or someone else or some process didn’t have to manage that information. I sell Connections internally by saying I can do 10 minutes of work in Connect and save an hour in email. I haven’t done a study to prove this, but I bet if I did, I’d save an hour of email for only five minutes of work in Connections, not 10. I use Connect as my knowledge base for employees. Specifically, I use the wiki capability in Connections often. I store my knowledge there. Here are three examples of wiki pages. The first screenshot was a wiki set up by another employee who is the subject matter expert for the topic. She’s got files and videos stored in Connections, and then she delivers all the info via a wiki. The other two example are mine, and they also show the comment/interactive capabilities. If I get 100 emails throughout the course of a year, I don’t have to take 5-10 minutes to answer 100 emails. I have that answer, already stored in Connections. The search capability in Connect is great and can be very specific. But even if a user can’t find something, the 30-second email to get someone to that info saves me a lot of time, rather than the 5-10 minutes it would take me to write that same email over and over. Basically, Connections saves me time. Lots of it. 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 »
Edward Yan uses Oracle WebCenter
Business Analyst at a transportation company with 5,001-10,000 employees
The WebCenter Content is its most valuable feature. After we update a document in WebCenter Content, it can be update automatically in our intranet (based on WebCenter). View full review »
VP949 uses SharePoint
Vice President & Head Technology Transition at a tech services company with 10,001+ employees
A combination of: * Auditing * Logging * Collaboration. It has been very useful and easy to use. View full review »
SysMan2876 uses SharePoint
System Manager at a financial services firm with 11-50 employees
It's stable. It's very widely used by companies. Also, the knowledge of the product has improved over the years, and by other companies that support it or are Microsoft SharePoint partners. So if there are problems, there's always a user or company that knows the information or can help you; even with very uncommon problems. Another strong feature is the search engine. It can search all documents. It can find everything. We also have our own developers. What we want with SharePoint, we can program it and create many reports, every kind of information needed. Developers can easily create an application for it and display this information. View full review »

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