Liferay Digital Experience Platform Reviews

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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 problems… 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»

If you previously used a different solution, which one did you use and why did you switch?

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

If you previously used a different solution, which one did you use and why did you switch?

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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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 Enterprise… more»

If you previously used a different solution, which one did you use and why did you switch?

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 digital… 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 a… 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 too… 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 the… 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. I… 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»

If you previously used a different solution, which one did you use and why did you switch?

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»
Richard Gornitsky
Consultant
Master Technology Architect at a tech services company with 10,001+ employees
May 21 2017

What is most valuable?

I headed up the Accenture Global Portal Practice from 2011 to 2016. I led the delivery of enterprise portals for our… more»

How has it helped my organization?

There are multiple examples of how it improved our business. It allows, from the user perspective, a single look and feel… more»

What needs improvement?

* The documentation can be more detailed and better structured. A lot of the information is very often obtained by posting… more»

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

Pricing and licensing are competitive.

If you previously used a different solution, which one did you use and why did you switch?

As a portal practice, we are vendor agnostic.

What other advice do I have?

Do a Proof of Concept (PoC).
Hetal Prajapati
Real User
Solutions Architect at a tech services company with 51-200 employees
May 12 2017

What is most valuable?

The most loved Liferay DXP feature launched is modularity. The modular approach to implementation helps to add… more»

How has it helped my organization?

Liferay can be used by a non-technical person with minimal training. A content publisher can easily update and add the… more»

What needs improvement?

Documentation for the newly launched version is not up to the mark. It would really be a great help for developers if they… more»

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

Liferay provides a vast range of features with minimal license costs, which makes it better than the others.

If you previously used a different solution, which one did you use and why did you switch?

I have used Plone, but went ahead with Liferay due to the availability of vast out-of-the-box features.

What other advice do I have?

Utilize its modularization feature to its best, to make it an easily extendible and scalable enterprise solution.
Anonymous User
Real User
Senior Solution Architect at a tech services company with 1,001-5,000 employees
Jul 27 2017

What is most valuable?

Liferay's social collaboration and the OSGi framework are valuable features.

How has it helped my organization?

We are using it to create the customer experience platform.

What needs improvement?

There should be less documentation about the differences and migration from the older versions is a must.

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

Liferay has some good licensing options, i.e., on the user-basis and server-basis. Thus, it works out good options based… more»

If you previously used a different solution, which one did you use and why did you switch?

Liferay was mainly selected by me due to its collaboration and the digital features that help to make the digital… more»

What other advice do I have?

Identify the business problems due to which you are looking for a digital platform, then compare the product features with… 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.
Also known as
Liferay DXP
Liferay Digital Experience Platform customers
Adidas, Carrefour, Cisco Systems, Danone, Fujitsu, Lufthansa Flight Training, Siemens, Société Générale and the United Nations

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