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For Seventh Year, Liferay Named a Leader in Gartner Magic Quadrant for Horizontal Portals

Analysis points to a resurgence in portal demand due to digital experience initiatives

SYDNEY – 25 October, 2016 – Liferay, Inc., which makes software for enterprises, today announced that Gartner has recognised the company as a Leader in the Magic Quadrant for Horizontal Portals* for the seventh year in a row. Liferay was placed as a Leader in a field of 16 vendors based on completeness of vision and ability to execute.

In an overview of the market, the report’s authors state that “Gartner expects a revenue resurgence as organisations see the need to expand and improve portal capabilities as an essential part of broader digital experience initiatives… The primary catalyst for change in the horizontal portal market is the response to digital business transformation: the evolution of traditional portal into the digital experience platform,” according to the report.
Leading analyst firm Gartner positioned the competitors in the portal market based on a number of criteria including market understanding, sales strategy, innovation, core product and services offerings, financial health, customer experience and market responsiveness. The Magic Quadrant gives enterprises a way to assess how well technology providers are executing on their stated visions and how they are performing against Gartner’s market view. The 2016 report is available via Liferay: liferay.com/gartner-mq.
Introduced earlier this year, Liferay Digital Experience Platform (DXP) is the next advancement of the Liferay portal platform redesigned and extended with greater capabilities for digital businesses. Liferay DXP is software to create, manage and deliver highly personalised experiences in context across web, mobile, desktop, smart device, in store and any other touchpoint. The portal technology is core to Liferay DXP, acting as the integration layer connecting backend systems across business operations so that companies can give consistent and unified experiences to customers, partners and employees.
“It’s becoming increasingly clear that businesses need a way to deeply integrate the systems that support company operations and processes in order to produce highly connected, relevant experiences,” said Ed Chung, VP of Global Product Management for Liferay. “We’ve designed Liferay DXP to be the key technology for businesses to accomplish this level of consistency and personalisation, and we believe Gartner’s continued recognition affirms our place as a vendor closely in tune with the demands of digital businesses today.”
Commenting on the placement, Liferay Australia General Manager Adrian Johnson said, “Organisations need portals more than ever. Delivering a holistic customer experience is increasingly essential for an organisation’s success but most still haven’t resolved the issue of siloed information. Liferay DXP’s portal heritage is a key factor in providing companies with visibility of the entire customer journey.”
To read the 2016 Gartner MQ for Horizontal Portals, visit liferay.com/gartner-mq.
Learn more about Liferay at liferay.com.

*Gartner “Magic Quadrant for Horizontal Portals” by Jim Murphy, Gene Phifer, Gavin Tay, Magnus Revang, 17 October 2016.
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About Liferay
Liferay makes software that helps companies create digital experiences on web, mobile, and connected devices. Our platform is open source, which makes it more reliable, innovative and secure. We try to leave a positive mark on the world through business and technology. Companies such as Adidas, Carrefour, Cisco Systems, Danone, Fujitsu, Lufthansa Flight Training, Siemens, Société Générale and the United Nations use Liferay. Visit us at liferay.com.
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