28 Ratings
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Score 7.1 out of 100
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Score 6.3 out of 100

Likelihood to Recommend

Liferay Digital Experience Platform (DXP)

Liferay Portal is a framework which comes with a fine grained security/permission model, (Web) Content Management, Authentication and Authorization, outbox portlets with different features to manage content or users. So if any business application has below questions then I can recommend not to use Liferay as a platform.
  • Application is big but not content or user driven.
  • Application with few static contents.
  • Application with batch transactions(DB) i.e. insert , update db records in batch.
  • Application with ERP capabilities.
  • Application with Big Data support.
Varun Shah | TrustRadius Reviewer

Sitecore

Great for companies that are looking to create customized, tailored content solutions and be willing to put in the hard work and effort to maximize the value out of the tool. If your company is just looking for very basic content management without all the bells and whistles, I'd recommend looking elsewhere for less [money].
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Feature Rating Comparison

Security

Liferay Digital Experience Platform (DXP)
Sitecore
7.5
Role-based user permissions
Liferay Digital Experience Platform (DXP)
Sitecore
7.5

Platform & Infrastructure

Liferay Digital Experience Platform (DXP)
Sitecore
7.2
API
Liferay Digital Experience Platform (DXP)
Sitecore
5.8
Internationalization / multi-language
Liferay Digital Experience Platform (DXP)
Sitecore
8.6

Web Content Creation

Liferay Digital Experience Platform (DXP)
Sitecore
6.0
WYSIWYG editor
Liferay Digital Experience Platform (DXP)
Sitecore
5.6
Code quality / cleanliness
Liferay Digital Experience Platform (DXP)
Sitecore
5.8
Admin section
Liferay Digital Experience Platform (DXP)
Sitecore
6.0
Page templates
Liferay Digital Experience Platform (DXP)
Sitecore
5.6
Library of website themes
Liferay Digital Experience Platform (DXP)
Sitecore
5.3
Mobile optimization / responsive design
Liferay Digital Experience Platform (DXP)
Sitecore
5.9
Publishing workflow
Liferay Digital Experience Platform (DXP)
Sitecore
7.4
Form generator
Liferay Digital Experience Platform (DXP)
Sitecore
6.0

Web Content Management

Liferay Digital Experience Platform (DXP)
Sitecore
5.8
Content taxonomy
Liferay Digital Experience Platform (DXP)
Sitecore
6.1
SEO support
Liferay Digital Experience Platform (DXP)
Sitecore
5.6
Bulk management
Liferay Digital Experience Platform (DXP)
Sitecore
5.6
Availability / breadth of extensions
Liferay Digital Experience Platform (DXP)
Sitecore
4.6
Community / comment management
Liferay Digital Experience Platform (DXP)
Sitecore
7.1

Pros

Liferay Digital Experience Platform (DXP)

  • Theming
  • Customization based on user roles
  • Content Management
  • Flexibility
Jake Smith | TrustRadius Reviewer

Sitecore

  • Personalisation of advertising banners based upon knowledge of the customer, like location or previous searches enables us to target customers with products and offers that they are more likely to engage with, which has been done to good effect.
  • The use of Sitecore for content management enables the business and design team to perform changes to things, like images, content and page structure, which would otherwise have required a code release, which is costly in terms of man power.
  • The A/B testing in Sitecore is good because it allows us to statistically verify minor changes to the site - like advert changes or component ordering on the page - as to whether or not they positively impact conversion.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Cons

Liferay Digital Experience Platform (DXP)

  • Portal Security: It has good security model but in few areas it requires improvement.
  • Encrypt LDAP passwords on import
  • Log in should be via SSL by default
  • Upgrade/patch process should include an alert in the control panel
  • Add virus scan for uploaded files
  • Server Administration
  • Garbage Collector should be able to be scheduled to run from the control panel
  • Reindexing should be able to be scheduled from the control panel
  • Provide GUI to change the default Liferay favorite icon to any desired logo
  • LDAP mapping GUI to custom Liferay attributes
  • Configurations: Less configurations from properties files and provide more GUI to update from control panel.
Varun Shah | TrustRadius Reviewer

Sitecore

  • Sitecore is Customer Engagement Platform. It comes with lots of features (e.g. Authoring, Analytics, personalization, A/B Test, Webforms for marketers etc), But, most of them are not being used by many clients. If you are really looking for just CMS (only authoring and publishing), then I don't think Sitecore is a way to go.
  • You need to have a strong Sitecore certified developer base to manage the Sitecore platform (if you are using all features). It's the same case with others. But, finding a Sitecore certified (costs $$) developer is tough in the market. Now the market is growing (thanks to Sitecore promotional events) and Sitecore is gaining popularity, It may be easy to find such developers in the future. If you want to leverage most out of the Sitecore community you need to be a Sitecore certified developer.
  • Sitecore comes with lots of built-in features and marketplace components. I feel this puts in a little tricky situation. It gives an opportunity for a normal developer to use some of the free marketplace module, which may or may not be supported in a future version of Sitecore. which may put the entire platform in risk to upgrade to latest Sitecore version. You need to have a proper process to control and validate the marketplace components before using them.
Laxmi Srinivas Samayamantri | TrustRadius Reviewer

Likelihood to Renew

Liferay Digital Experience Platform (DXP)

Liferay Digital Experience Platform (DXP) 10.0
Based on 1 answer
We are currently using Liferay Portal and plan to keep using it.
Varun Shah | TrustRadius Reviewer

Sitecore

Sitecore 9.0
Based on 9 answers
Sitecore has proven that it can deliver on its promise of a robust, reliable enterprise CMS solution with plenty of features. Also, they keep updating it with more and better features. Now that we are highly trained on it we have started on getting the most out of it and we plan to keep doing more of that in the future.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Usability

Liferay Digital Experience Platform (DXP)

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Sitecore

Sitecore 7.3
Based on 4 answers
With any platform that offers so much capability, usability will naturally be more challenging. Sitecore does an admirable job and made massive strides in version 8, but at some times offers too many ways to achieve the same task allows users to sometimes take a path less efficient than the preferred path.
Aaron Branson | TrustRadius Reviewer

Support

Liferay Digital Experience Platform (DXP)

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Sitecore

Sitecore 9.1
Based on 2 answers
Sitecore Support is very knowledgeable and helpful. We have raised a number of issues with them and they rarely fail to come up with an acceptable solution.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Online Training

Liferay Digital Experience Platform (DXP)

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Sitecore

Sitecore 10.0
Based on 1 answer
Sitecore captures and remembers every single interaction your customers and prospects have in any part of the system, allowing you to build comprehensive, ever-learning profiles of each individual. From email marketing, to social media, to online shopping, Sitecore remembers where each interaction left off so you can automatically continue the conversation. Sitecore helps you manage your content for each and every experience your customers enjoy. Customize what content you want and the system will take care of how it's displayed.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Implementation

Liferay Digital Experience Platform (DXP)

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Sitecore

Sitecore 9.1
Based on 2 answers
Make sure you work with a partner that can help you take advantage of the entire platform. Specifically we see a lot of customers not taking advantage of Sitecore DMS and thus missing a huge opportunity. Sitecore is a platform that is meant to be constantly optimized and improved upon.
Chris Spears, CMTO | TrustRadius Reviewer

Alternatives Considered

Liferay Digital Experience Platform (DXP)

Great choice for Java based enterprise organizations. Liferay is on the heavier side of CMS systems, and it excels in larger projects but is a waste of time for smaller projects.
Jake Smith | TrustRadius Reviewer

Sitecore

The decision to select Sitecore was not ultimately mine, but the fact that we were able to leverage in-house Microsoft .Net (C#) experience on a platform that had a library of extensions, but also allowed us to customize and keep private our confidential IP has been a big help. When you see a SharePoint site or a Drupal site you can usually tell "oh this is a MS SharePoint site", but with Sitecore the ability to customize and have different views even different components based on device type makes Sitecore a clear winner.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Return on Investment

Liferay Digital Experience Platform (DXP)

  • Can reduce IT costs eventually.
  • Increases upfront costs due to technical knowledge needed for initial setup and maintenance.
  • Hard to analyze ROI until after it's totally implemented.
Jake Smith | TrustRadius Reviewer

Sitecore

  • ROI depends so much on implementation. Its would be difficult to comment in a positive or negative regarding CMS product to direct ROI. A non-technical user would be surprised at what a basic installation of Sitecore looks like. "Hello World" comes to mind. With that in mind we can look at two things, Sitecore Support and Sitecore Partners.
  • Certified Internal Developers and Sitecore Support: This depends on the qualifications of your existing departments regarding implementing a enterprise CMS. No experience to some experience, this is a no brainer, rigorously vet top and middle partners and hire one to lead this effort. If your experienced still hire a partner and vet them but hire a middle to small partner and have them help, not lead.
  • "Sitecore Window": You could equate Sitecore in some implementation as throwing expensive parts at a car problem. If your business requirements and data consumption needs are not within this cost window then in the end on paper it will be difficult to see ROI or that there just wasn't a return. Then it will be time to look at other lower cost alternatives The initial cost is just the start. Over engineering and expensive horizontal integration partners can cost someone a promotion or job.
  • If your content workflows are complex, sites rendering data requirements are large and performance and scalability are paramount. Sitecore should be in your top 3.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

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Pricing Details

Liferay Digital Experience Platform (DXP)

General

Free Trial
Yes
Free/Freemium Version
Yes
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
Yes
Entry-level set up fee?
No

Sitecore

General

Free Trial
Free/Freemium Version
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
Entry-level set up fee?
No

Rating Summary

Likelihood to Recommend

Liferay Digital Experience Platform (DXP)
7.0
Sitecore
5.7

Likelihood to Renew

Liferay Digital Experience Platform (DXP)
10.0
Sitecore
9.0

Usability

Liferay Digital Experience Platform (DXP)
Sitecore
7.3

Support

Liferay Digital Experience Platform (DXP)
Sitecore
9.1

Online Training

Liferay Digital Experience Platform (DXP)
Sitecore
10.0

Implementation

Liferay Digital Experience Platform (DXP)
Sitecore
9.1

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