Liferay Digital Experience Platform Overview

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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.

Liferay Digital Experience Platform is also known as Liferay DXP.

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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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Pricing Advice

What users are saying about Liferay Digital Experience Platform pricing:
  • "It's an open-source structure. Other costs are for professional services to integrate Liferay to other existing systems."
  • "Licensing costs can be very expensive."

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GS
Founder & CEO at a tech services company with 11-50 employees
Real User
Leaderboard
Full-featured unified platform with good scaling options

What is our primary use case?

Our primary use case for this product is as a portal. This includes B2B portals, B2C portals, and B2E portals. It is good for any of those use cases. We have some solutions which include all three of these portal types in one deployment. It has the capability of providing good functionality for these portal types in a variety of ways. If you just need a marketing website, I'm not sure that you need a solution like Liferay Digital. You can just use WordPress which will serve your purpose in most cases. But if you need a website that has user authentication and you want to have additional… more »

Pros and Cons

  • "Manageability is very good and probably the most valuable part of a tool of this type. There is a little more of a learning curve than you have with a simple tool, but a business user can learn to manage the system as an administrator very easily."
  • "It could have better built-in integration with a wider variety of extensions out-of-the-box."

What other advice do I have?

The advice I would give to people considering this type of solution starts with the fact that we really like this platform and it has worked well for us. If you are a developer, you have a lot of options, services, APIs, and everything is open for your development because it is an open-source product. You can change what you need to. You can put in hooks and actually create the solution your customer would like, or your manager, or whatever the person or the organization you are working for. It provides a very easy way to work and very easy to maintain and manage solutions. If you need…
RM
IT Consultant at MFI
Consultant
Top 20Leaderboard
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.
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RinaldoBonazzo
Software Factory Manager at RealT Technology
Real User
Top 20Leaderboard
Easy to install, customize, and use

What is our primary use case?

We have developed some outlets to manage some specific requirements for public administration and we use this solution to assist.

Pros and Cons

  • "The solution is easy to install."
  • "The documentation provided needs to be more detailed. It's sometimes hard to develop things because the documentation is so sparse."

What other advice do I have?

The solution is quite expensive, and, in the Italian market, it may be a barrier to entry for many companies. I'd rate the solution eight out of ten. It's a good platform that's easy to install and easy to start to use. It's also easy to customize if you are only going to customize some CSR. Although I've never tested it, I know now that it's possible to have access to more direct APIs.
PreetiS
Leader -Platform Development & Testing at a financial services firm with 10,001+ employees
Real User
Top 5Leaderboard
I have seen multiple projects where Enterprise portals are implemented using Liferay.
I have seen multiple projects where Enterprise portals are implemented using Liferay. The main reasons to choose Liferay as a platform for enterprise portal development are -  1. It is open source and cost effective  2. it has OOTB supplort for many common functionality like File uplaod, MEdia, Loing, User Roles and Authentication, which reduces the development time and effectively results in less time to market the application.  3. It supports JSR industry standards like JSR 168, 286, JSR 283 and other many industry standards which helps the application development as well as integration with any third party spftware very easy.  4. Liferay provides very good framework for customization of the portal. it is very easy to understand and implement.  5. The Overall liferay product…
MM
Communications head at a university with 51-200 employees
Real User
Top 20Leaderboard
An open-source enterprise portal that's easy-to-use

Pros and Cons

  • "The look and feel and the user interface are great."
  • "The plugins should be more affordable."

What other advice do I have?

I would recommend Liferay to another company, but the price cannot be overlooked. Maintaining a license can be a hefty investment. Due to the licensing and plugin costs, on a scale from one to ten, I would give this solution a rating of eight.
JL
Owner at Revenue
Real User
Leaderboard
Has a straightforward setup

What is most valuable?

I think that it could be interesting to expand the eCommerce capabilities to the B2C sector.

What needs improvement?

Social areas and capabilities need improvement. If you compare this product with Jive or other standard social business platforms, Liferay has room to improve in terms of reusability, functions, and capabilities. Jive and other leading social business company platforms all have a lot of add-ons. Liferay could add some social add-ons.

For how long have I used the solution?

I have used this solution for one year.

How was the initial setup?

Compared to other platforms the initial setup is not very complex.

What other advice do I have?

I would rate this solution as eight out of ten.