Portals continue to evolve as platforms gain new features that increasingly blur the boundaries between portals and areas such as content management. Customer experience, customer engagement, digital experience and marketing integration have been a large focus of portal platforms for the past couple of years as more and more enterprises have embarked on portal implementations. Today we will examine Liferay Vs. Sharepoint.
Earlier this year, Gartner released its latest Magic Quadrant for horizontal portals. Microsoft SharePoint and Liferay were both named in the top 5 for leaders in horizontal portals. But, who exactly is using Liferay and SharePoint and who are some of their top global customers? Below is a brief summary on the customers and industries using the Liferay and SharePoint platforms.
Liferay – who is using it?
Liferay is the leading Open Source portal server. Many enterprises are using Liferay to build robust business solutions that deliver long-term value and results. The company has seen a recent rapid growth in the past few years. Liferay is an all-in-one enterprise portal with broad product capabilities that provide a user-friendly interface where you can centralize, share and collaborate.
Liferay has proven its real world performance globally with many clients across many diverse industries and business functions. It has been used in just about every industry around the world including automotive, education, government, healthcare, financial services, IT and Hi-Tech, media and entertainment and more. It is primarily used for corporate websites, intranets and extranets but is highly scalable and easy to launch with many out of the box features. Major organizations around the world choose Liferay for a wide variety of business functions beyond the traditional portal:
– Intranet portals
– Extranet portals
– Content and Document Management
– Web publishing and shared workspaces
– Enterprise collaboration
– Social networking
– Enterprise portals and identify management
Liferay is growing year over year, and has over 150,000 community members, 5 million downloads, over 500 apps in Liferay Marketplace, and 650 employees.
Some of Liferay’s key customers include:
Learn more about their case studies and the enterprises using Liferay across industries and around the world.
SharePoint – who is using it?
SharePoint’s usage is widespread because of its complex collaboration structure. The platform allows you to develop your business collaboration solutions fast and effectively. Similar to Liferay, SharePoint’s customers are spread globally across just about every industry including retail, education, transportation and more.
According to Microsoft, SharePoint is adding approximately 20,000 SharePoint users every day. That is approximately 7.3 million new SharePoint users every year. Similar to Liferay, the majority of customers use SharePoint as an internal tool; intranet/extranets and enterprise content and document management.
Here are the 5 most common uses of SharePoint:
- Intranet portals
- Extranet portals
- Enterprise content and document management
- Public facing websites
- Forms & workflow
Some of Sharepoint’s key customers include:
Check out some of SharePoint’s case studies here.
Which portal you choose depends entirely on your industry, and what tasks and objectives you are looking to accomplish. In a previous article, we took a look at some Alternatives to SharePoint.
Question: What portal technology are you using for your business? Are you satisfied with it? If not, what frustrates you about your portal technology? Share your experiences below.