Apr 30, 2014 Gartner Gives Props to the Liferay Enterprise Portal
There’s some interesting news for organizations looking for a new enterprise portal. Gartner recently ranked Liferay Portal—an open source “David”—alongside leading “Goliath” portal providers like Microsoft, IBM, Oracle and SAP. Liferay beat out both Salesforce and Adobe in its range and quality of features, as well as its provider’s understanding of market needs.
Enterprise portals aim to enhance firms’ business processes by providing users with a single, personalized gateway to the applications and information they need. Beyond that, such products increasingly include many other advanced features, such as tools for Web development, content management and collaboration.
Of course, investing in a portal has both pros and cons. This article explores some of them, while providing some criteria firms can use to evaluate their options.