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Victor De Lima Soares, M.S.
Real User
Head Developer at a tech services company with 11-50 employees
May 18 2017

What is most valuable?

The ability to control web content within a structured version system and its unique capability to receive extension... more»

How has it helped my organization?

Information and content are the key elements. Using Liferay to control our web content allows us to have a centralized... more»

What needs improvement?

Although it has been improving, I cannot shake the feeling that it was released too early. It came with several... more»

What's my experience with pricing, setup cost, and licensing?

There are options around its licenses that are worth some evaluation, especially if you don’t have experts available to... more»

Which solutions did we use previously?

Liferay brings with it several frameworks that are beautifully organized. (Hibernate, Struts, Spring.) That is why this... more»

What other advice do I have?

If your goal is to develop a new system, start small and use the knowledge you already have to leverage the frameworks... more»
Diego Alejandro Palmeira
Real User
Head of Liferay Competence Center at a insurance company with 10,001+ employees
May 22 2017

What is most valuable?

* Flexibility to fit our business requirements under many different scenarios, from simple public web sites to customer... more»

How has it helped my organization?

A good example in my organization (insurance sector) is that we can implement public, customer, and distributor portals... more»

What needs improvement?

* Business centricity with more tools relating to SEO and content targeting, for instance, cookie management to collect... more»

What's my experience with pricing, setup cost, and licensing?

DXP subscription is cheaper than other products on the market. The license/subscription is associated to the number of... more»

Which solutions did we use previously?

I am not aware of any previous solutions in my current company. I worked with WordPress and Drupal, and I switched to... more»

What other advice do I have?

Find professionals with real expertise in Liferay in the different areas of developers and operations to avoid common... more»
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Ravi Kumar Gupta
Real User
Technical Architect at a tech services company with 51-200 employees
Mar 27 2017

What is most valuable?

There are different angles to this question. * As a developer, I like the simple and easy method of customization and... more»

How has it helped my organization?

With Liferay, setting up an enterprise portal is very quick and easy. Its faster development methodology helps us to... more»

What needs improvement?

Technology trends change so quickly that a product has to continuously evolve and improve what it offers. There was a... more»

What's my experience with pricing, setup cost, and licensing?

Liferay releases its portal as Community and Enterprise Edition. Like any other open source software, Liferay has a... more»

Which solutions did we use previously?

Previous to Liferay, I knew of WordPress and Joomla!, which people use to write their websites with little content.... more»

What other advice do I have?

From enterprise intranet website requirements to a public facing website that receives heavy traffic, Liferay passes... more»
Sunjeet Gupta
Consultant
Sr. Technology Architect / Senior Mgr at a tech services company with 10,001+ employees
May 23 2017

What is most valuable?

* Overall modularity in architecture * OOTB support for SPA * Enhancements in marketing experience: user segmentation,... more»

How has it helped my organization?

Considering the overall drive towards providing a digital experience to clients, to provide a connected experience,... more»

What needs improvement?

Aspects of Campaign management and audience targeting is fast maturing, where the experience tracked in online channels... more»

What's my experience with pricing, setup cost, and licensing?

Licensing follows the dual licensing model and the Community edition is completely open source (with LGPL). The... more»

Which solutions did we use previously?

We switched because of the cost, flexibility with Liferay, and ease of use.

What other advice do I have?

This is a great product for small- and mid-scale implementations and for the enterprises who are starting on their... more»
Prakash Khanchandani
Real User
Technical Lead at a tech services company with 501-1,000 employees
May 11 2017

What is most valuable?

* Security: Authentication is just plug-and-play. Almost all types of mechanisms under the sun seem to be supported and a few could be used from... more»

How has it helped my organization?

Before Liferay, we had a lot of different sites. These included local setups for different purposes, and for same purposes, but with different... more»

What needs improvement?

* Theme for mobile * Loading less files on mobile with rules * Accessing Liferay as an app on mobile: The Liferay mobile SDK might solve this. *... more»

What's my experience with pricing, setup cost, and licensing?

There are different licenses for production, development, and backup. Pricing has gone up after version 6.2. The development license might be... more»

What other advice do I have?

The EE version is much more secure than the CE version. Lately, the CE version has become a little unstable and fixes mostly come quite late in... more»
Aritra Ghosh
Real User
Senior Technology Specialist at a comms service provider with 10,001+ employees
May 18 2017

What is most valuable?

The very first and important feature of Liferay is that it is open-source and can be extended as per the requirements.... more»

How has it helped my organization?

As mentioned above, we have done social media integration for SSO (LinkedIn, Facebook) easily. We have integrated with... more»

What needs improvement?

It could have better stability and performance tuning. Support provided for the Enterprise Edition is really poor. The... more»

What's my experience with pricing, setup cost, and licensing?

Liferay has both the Community and Enterprise Editions. The Community Edition is free and we have used it too. The... more»

Which solutions did we use previously?

Initially, we were using the IBM WebSphere Portal. However, we switched over to Liferay because of its lower licensing... more»

What other advice do I have?

It is a wonderful open-source product that has many out-of-the-box features. However, the initial learning is important... more»
Jan Eerdekens
Real User
Liferay Solution Engineer at a government with 1,001-5,000 employees
Feb 23 2017

What is most valuable?

Aggregation and personalization (think dashboards) are the really unique selling points of a portal. If you don't need... more»

How has it helped my organization?

We are not really using it ourselves.

What needs improvement?

The easy, straightforward cases are usually the only ones that are documented. Once you need to do something a little... more»

What's my experience with pricing, setup cost, and licensing?

Always use the Enterprise Edition, as it isn't worth your own time to try and hunt down bugs in the Community Edition,... more»

Which solutions did we use previously?

We previously used Sun Java System Portal Server. We switched because Sun Portal just plain sucked.

What other advice do I have?

Only use it when you really need a portal and don't use it as an application framework. In that case, it only... more»
Srikanth Sanivarapu
Real User
Liferay Portals Technical Lead at a tech company with 10,001+ employees
Feb 23 2017

What is most valuable?

All the features that are provided by Liferay are very useful, such as Web Content, Document Library and Media, Roles,... more»

How has it helped my organization?

We are using it for projects to provide quick turnaround for our clients' requests. Liferay has a powerful feature for... more»

What needs improvement?

I would like to see them arrange more symposiums in India, because most of the resources who work on Liferay are from... more»

What's my experience with pricing, setup cost, and licensing?

It is a budget-friendly solution and less expensive than any other portal servers available on the market.

Which solutions did we use previously?

I have used two other portal servers. I really did not like the way they allowed admins to do administrative actions.... more»

What other advice do I have?

Go with this product, because there is great support from the company, rich forum support and online documentation, and... more»
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What is Liferay Digital Experience Platform ?

Liferay Digital Experience Platform is an enterprise-grade platform that enables companies to create and connect personalized digital experiences across web, mobile, social, in store and other touchpoints. It provides the technical foundation (deep integration, security and modularity) for your digital business to orchestrate unique customer experiences, as well as business value features to support a deeper understanding of your customers.
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Liferay DXP
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Adidas, Carrefour, Cisco Systems, Danone, Fujitsu, Lufthansa Flight Training, Siemens, Société Générale and the United Nations

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