Liferay portal - high end functionality and low total cost of ownership
Posted: Feb 18, 2014
Meeting the challenges of a competitive business environment means an organization has to constantly strive to keep up with the times. And today the website as intranet or an extranet or a supplier & partner portal is providing prevalent opportunities for a business to leverage, for better profits and higher growth. For large websites such as portals with complex features it is not an easy decision to make changes and keep up with times. The ease with which the change can be made and the benefits to be got from making the change are key factors influencing the decision of upgrading the website. In such a situation, enterprises need to build portal solutions which are agile, scalable and easy to adopt.
However with the Open Source software platforms having well and truly arrived the list of benefits to be got is a long one and makes it very much worth ones while to opt for an upgrade. The pain of the upgrade is quite low. It is easy to move to a new Liferay based portal which can have high end features and can be got at a low total cost of ownership.
For example the advanced document management capabilities are very useful to organizations. Case studies, sales documents, marketing documents and other such document categories can be managed by a single Content Management System which can be integrated with proprietary software such as Microsoft Office. The user interface is intuitive and easy to use. A Liferay based enterprise solution also offers advanced features for collaboration such as blogging, chatting and wiki besides messaging. The enhanced social collaboration will make the organization more cohesive and increase productivity and innovation thanks to the diverse communication options available to the employees.
A Liferay portal is also easy to integrate with other tools that may be in use by an organization. It is a true web platform for the enterprise to launch various tools that help run the business more efficiently and profitably. You can also run a Liferay intranet for the organizations internal content management and communications needs.
To get the most out of Liferay it is strongly advised to use the services of a leading Liferay consulting service which will offer you a stable solution, customized for your business needs. You can know more about Liferay web portals at www.cignex.com.
Nathan Sandler has been a part of the open source software movement for over 10 years. His expertise encompasses many popular open source technologies and he is well informed about Liferay consulting & Alfresco consulting services.