The Top Reasons Why Enterprises are Choosing Liferay Portal

Liferay Portal is the leading open source enterprise portal, with a large customer base across many different industries. Since 2005, we’ve been building innovative solutions for our clients using the Liferay Portal.  At Veriday, we believe in Liferay’s unique approach to building web experiences in order to help build relationships with customers and employees across the lifecycle.  Liferay’s portal foundation makes it easy to get a fuller view of customer and employee relationships and tailor their experience from start to finish.

Our experiences building solutions on the Liferay platform have solidified our choice for Liferay as the leading enterprise portal platform. But, we aren’t the only ones. Below are the top reasons why enterprises are choosing to go with the Liferay portal:

1) For the fifth year, Gartner has named Liferay as a Leader in the Magic Quadrant for Horizontal Portals based on its innovation and strengths in the open source community, collaboration, web content management and document management.

2) Liferay’s rich out-of-the-box (OOTB) functionality in comparison to its competitors. Its rich out-of-the-box functionality centres around core portal, content management, collaboration, social, mobile, security and more.

3) Liferay has the lowest Total Cost of Ownership (TCO) compared to its competitors. Liferay’s savings start with its licensing and the savings continue through development costs, operational costs, and training/support costs.

4) Most portal products require extensions or additions to deliver basic functionality. With Liferay, you can do more within a specific budget. Liferay is the easiest and least expensive to install and maintain of its competitors.

5) Liferay is a mature enterprise open source product. For more information on open source vs. closed source, check out this article.

6) Customization and Tailoring Features.  Liferay’s hook and extension plugin model allows you to customize and tailor it to your needs without having to revamp from scratch or upgrade every time.

7) Superior business agility.  Liferay is lightweight in nature, which allows for users to get it configured, secured and implemented quickly. Liferay allows business users to configure, tailor, and develop custom functionality to meet their business objectives.

8) Liferay offers a full choice of application servers, databases, and operating systems to run on, thereby allowing you to leverage your infrastructure and skills investment.

9) Liferay’s continues to grow and innovate. Liferay continues to grow at an unprecedented rate. Liferay has a strong community with roughly 4 million downloads (80,000 per month), 350,000-500,000 worldwide deployments and over 19,000 registered users on

To learn more about who is using Liferay, check out  Who is Using this Technology. Looking for more insight on the different portal alternatives? We’ve got you covered here.