HCL Connections vs Liferay Digital Experience Platform comparison

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Top Answer: A tricky question because it'd depend on what your focus will be on Liferay as a digital experience platform. I mean, if for me the experience management is the best feature, for someone with… more »
Top Answer:A non-developer here, and frankly, a little bit of a tech beginner in general. My company branched out into digital experience a bit later than we should have but picking Liferay as a DXP was one of… more »
Top Answer: Yes, I think you can trust the cloud feature of Liferay pretty well. It gives you the option to back up your data as well as restore it and that's pretty vital for any digital experience platform. Do… more »
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IBM Connections, Lotus Connections
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Overview

IBM Connections™ is a leading unified collaboration and social networking solution that helps you filter out the noise to get work done. Connections empowers your teams and organization to engage with the right experts, accelerate innovation, and deliver results. All the collaboration tools you need to be productive are united under a single sign-on so you can reduce time spent switching between disparate tools and focus on the people and work that matters most. Experience a security-rich and business-compliant environment sanctioned by IT. Confidently share knowledge within your teams and your organization, and extend collaboration beyond traditional boundaries. Connections can enable you to improve decision-making, increase productivity, and accelerate time-to-market. Shift from being merely productive, to truly effective with Connections today.

IBM Connections can help you: Engage experts. People-centric platform enables you to easily locate the expertise you need, right now. Accelerate innovation. Illuminate and promote new ideas within a thriving social network of teams and communities. Empower teams. Get work done together and take action; anywhere—from any device. Deliver results. Leverage cognitive insights to prioritize results and arrive at better outcomes. Extend collaboration. Safely collaborate with customers and partners, bringing them into the conversation.

Liferay is a top-ranking digital experience platform used by companies in industries such as financial services, manufacturing, and energy and utilities. This product allows companies to initiate highly personalized digital experiences through mobile, social, and web. Organizations can use Liferay DXP for customer, partner, supplier, or employee portals, as well as integrational platforms, taking advantage of the platform's many customization options to suit their needs completely. The Liferay Experience Cloud offers companies the ability to use the Liferay DXP to build their own digital experiences, as well as to use it as a fully managed cloud platform, including options for self-management and self-hosting.

Liferay Digital Experience Platform Features

Liferay Digital Experience Platform provides various features in the following categories:

  • Identity management and access control (application security): These features include identity management support, user management, service access policies, and personal data management.

  • Platform services: Clustering and performance monitoring, auditing and optimization, back-end APIs, dynamic virtual hosting, site and search administration, and single-page applications.
  • Integration and interoperability: The features in this category include integration framework, developer studio, front-end toolkits, IntelliJ IDEA Plugin, Liferay connected services (LCS), Liferay marketplace and workspace, and Blade CLI.

  • Collaboration and social: Blogs, knowledge base, social networking, wiki, forums, message boards, calendar, AlloyEditor, inline image editor, and polls, among other features.

  • Forms, workflow, and business process automation: Features include forms, validation, field library, various types of form entries, data provider integration, and several other features.
  • Content management: Vast array of features for companies to take advantage of when preparing and publishing different types of content, including text and images.

  • Experience management: The features in the experience management category include building pages through fragments and editors for them, various widgets, as well as templates for pages, and SEO-friendly updates.

  • Segmentation and personalization: These features are designed for the full personalization of the platform in order to reach different types of customers and appeal to their individual needs regarding the company that is using Liferay.

  • Multichannel support: The features in multichannel support include APIs, adaptive media, and responsive design, providing companies with the ability to apply Liferay's full customization to their digital experience platform's design and function.

  • Search: Liferay Digital Experience Platforms provide various features for search integrations, multi-language search, and options for filtering and sorting.

  • Analytics and optimization: A crucial part of every digital experience platform is the analytics option for companies to monitor the data of their users and, based on it, improve their approach. That is why Liferay Digital Experience Platform provides five different analytics features.

  • Cloud capability: To provide companies with the best possible experience, Liferay offers various features regarding the proper operation of the platforms, including real-time alerts, monitoring, and options for backup and restoration.

Liferay Digital Experience Platform Benefits

Liferay Digital Experience Platform offers the following benefits:

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Sample Customers
Yamato Financial Co. Ltd., University of Zurich, Gwinnett County Public Schools, Royal Boskalis Westminster N.V., Telus, Rabobank, Christian Brothers Services, Grupo Financiero Banorte, The Loft Group, Dow Water & Process Solutions, JGC Corporation, College of Medicine, Swansea University, solvito GmbH, Loft Group, Hamm-Reno Group GmbH, Geno SA
Adidas, Carrefour, Cisco Systems, Danone, Fujitsu, Lufthansa Flight Training, Siemens, Société Générale and the United Nations
Top Industries
REVIEWERS
Financial Services Firm15%
Transportation Company12%
Insurance Company8%
Healthcare Company8%
VISITORS READING REVIEWS
Computer Software Company24%
Comms Service Provider12%
Government9%
Financial Services Firm8%
REVIEWERS
Government18%
Financial Services Firm12%
Comms Service Provider12%
University12%
VISITORS READING REVIEWS
Computer Software Company22%
Comms Service Provider14%
Financial Services Firm9%
Government9%
Company Size
REVIEWERS
Small Business35%
Midsize Enterprise19%
Large Enterprise46%
VISITORS READING REVIEWS
Small Business23%
Midsize Enterprise12%
Large Enterprise65%
REVIEWERS
Small Business37%
Midsize Enterprise16%
Large Enterprise47%
VISITORS READING REVIEWS
Small Business23%
Midsize Enterprise18%
Large Enterprise59%

HCL Connections is ranked 6th in Corporate Portals (Enterprise Information Portals) while Liferay Digital Experience Platform is ranked 4th in Corporate Portals (Enterprise Information Portals). HCL Connections is rated 0.0, while Liferay Digital Experience Platform is rated 0.0. On the other hand, HCL Connections is most compared with Yammer, SharePoint, Atlassian Confluence, Office 365 and Microsoft Teams, whereas Liferay Digital Experience Platform is most compared with Adobe Experience Manager, SharePoint, WordPress, Drupal and Magnolia CMS.

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