Written in Java, Liferay portal is a web platform featuring means commonly required for the development of websites and portals. “It includes a built-in web content management system which permits users to build websites and portals and allows them to customize visually and devise the navigation across their clients’ enterprise access portals,” says Bryan Cheung, CEO and Founder of Liferay. The platform allows content and document management with Microsoft Office integration, web publishing and shared workspaces, and enterprise collaboration. The platform also provides social networking and mashups, and identity management. Liferay portal can run on the clients’ existing application servers, databases, and operating systems to eliminate new spending on infrastructure. “The platform adheres to open standards for content, portlets, web services, and front end technologies to reduce developmental cost,” states Cheung. One of the other most important features is its flexibility, helping enterprises to drive future strategic growth.
Liferay has assisted several organizations achieve business objectives and helped drive positive business results for their customers. A case in point would be the Allianz Group, a provider of insurance, asset management, and banking services. In the early 2008, through a series of consumer surveys, Allianz identified that its online offering was lagging in overall functionality.
Liferay portal adheres to open standards for content, portlets, web services, and front end technologies to reduce developmental cost
Striking alliances and collaboration with organizations like Dynatrace and Red Hat, Liferay’s approach to the market is expected to grow even stronger in the near future. “This Liferay and Red Hat collaboration addresses a market need for enterprise-grade, open source options when it comes to choosing a comprehensive and scalable portal solution,” says Cheung. Furthermore, Liferay and Dynatrace intend to work towards delivering consistent stellar end-user experiences and a solution that helps them across the entire lifecycle of a project. “The desire to impact the world community is the heart of our company, and ultimately the reason why we exist,” states Cheung on an ending note.