Drupal Competitors and Alternatives

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RobertMakale
IT Consultant at MFI
Consultant
Top 5Leaderboard
Jan 25, 2020
Open source portal platform for multiple user access, but the integration and configuration need to be simplified

What is our primary use case?

We have two primary use cases for this solution between two installations. One is being used as a national business portal, and the other is used as an archival and preservation system.

Pros and Cons

  • "We chose Liferay because it is open-source and that we can make any number of users apply, register into the system and use the system, as opposed to other solutions where the cost is based on user licenses. This is one of the most attractive features."
  • "The integration and configuration need to be simplified."

What other advice do I have?

With any application, the number one thing is to get the requirements-gathering stage done well, to identify your requirements to do your analysis properly. The requirements gathering needs to be very thorough and all-inclusive. All stakeholders need to be involved. Get a good company for the implementation. You must have the proper hardware sizing. I would recommend Liferay for any company that is looking at deploying an enterprise-wide content management system. I would recommend Liferay any day, anytime. I would rate this solution a seven out of ten.
CTO3491
Chief Technology Architect at a tech services company with 1,001-5,000 employees
Real User
Aug 5, 2020
Easy to use content management platform for anyone requiring a complex web portal

What is our primary use case?

In general, we work a lot with software requests by our customers, mainly enterprise companies. Typically, our clients are in supplies and they require a complex web portal. They are demanding in terms of quality and usually prefer to work with Adobe and not with Drupal or other platforms because here in Italy, Adobe has a lot of commercial support. We manage a software factory with over 150 employees. We are customers of Adobe and I'm a chief technology architect.

Pros and Cons

  • "Easy to work with the solution."
  • "Programming model could be improved, it's a monolithic solution."

What other advice do I have?

Adobe is a more expensive solution than, say, Liferay. But we don't like the portal approach in Liferay, it's quite old. We've worked on our portal CMS since 2010, so it's been over 10 years. In Liferay, the core is still based on portal frameworks which is a disadvantage because we know that to develop something with that model is quite expensive. In general, our employees are more familiar with Adobe and have more confidence using that solution. I would rate this solution an eight out of 10.
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