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Score 7.1 out of 100

Slack

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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

Slack

When there's a team that spans time zones and continents, Slack is the perfect tool for communication & collaboration. It houses a workplace directory, so any employee can be searched for by name. Sending a direct message to any individual in the company is as simple as finding their name, then typing a message & hitting send! Essentially, it's a hub for all communication -- individual, team, and company-wide announcements can be quickly & easily disseminated using Slack.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Feature Rating Comparison

Project Management

Liferay Digital Experience Platform (DXP)
Slack
7.9
Task Management
Liferay Digital Experience Platform (DXP)
Slack
7.7
Gantt Charts
Liferay Digital Experience Platform (DXP)
Slack
7.1
Scheduling
Liferay Digital Experience Platform (DXP)
Slack
7.6
Workflow Automation
Liferay Digital Experience Platform (DXP)
Slack
7.7
Mobile Access
Liferay Digital Experience Platform (DXP)
Slack
9.0
Search
Liferay Digital Experience Platform (DXP)
Slack
8.3
Visual planning tools
Liferay Digital Experience Platform (DXP)
Slack
7.8

Communication

Liferay Digital Experience Platform (DXP)
Slack
8.6
Chat
Liferay Digital Experience Platform (DXP)
Slack
9.7
Notifications
Liferay Digital Experience Platform (DXP)
Slack
9.0
Discussions
Liferay Digital Experience Platform (DXP)
Slack
9.1
Surveys
Liferay Digital Experience Platform (DXP)
Slack
7.9
Internal knowledgebase
Liferay Digital Experience Platform (DXP)
Slack
8.1
Integrates with GoToMeeting
Liferay Digital Experience Platform (DXP)
Slack
8.3
Integrates with Gmail and Google Hangouts
Liferay Digital Experience Platform (DXP)
Slack
8.6
Integrates with Outlook
Liferay Digital Experience Platform (DXP)
Slack
8.3

File Sharing & Management

Liferay Digital Experience Platform (DXP)
Slack
8.1
Versioning
Liferay Digital Experience Platform (DXP)
Slack
7.3
Video files
Liferay Digital Experience Platform (DXP)
Slack
8.2
Audio files
Liferay Digital Experience Platform (DXP)
Slack
8.1
Document collaboration
Liferay Digital Experience Platform (DXP)
Slack
7.8
Access control
Liferay Digital Experience Platform (DXP)
Slack
8.2
Advanced security features
Liferay Digital Experience Platform (DXP)
Slack
7.5
Integrates with Google Drive
Liferay Digital Experience Platform (DXP)
Slack
8.7
Device sync
Liferay Digital Experience Platform (DXP)
Slack
8.5

Pros

Liferay Digital Experience Platform (DXP)

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

Slack

  • Slack is a solid chat tool that works across a variety of platforms, with a very low barrier for entry: new users can be invited via email, and can use web-based, desktop, or mobile versions of the application.
  • Slack has really captured the zeitgeist of digital culture, including strong support for customizing look and feel (including custom emojis), and a plethora of integrations with popular web-based tools, including Pivotal Tracker and GitHub on the productive side, and Giphy.com on the fun side.
  • Slack continues to refine and improve their product, with new features being rolled out just about every month.
  • Slack offers a great value in their free version of the app, with most of the tool's functionality available for no cost.
Benjamin Plotkin | 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

Slack

  • The sorting of channels - it's a bit confusing, could be better sorted, it would make it easier to search and make it more agile.
  • Search - It could also improve, it is not bad, but in some cases (rare) it is difficult to find the term that you want.
  • Heavy performance in other operating systems - At least in Linux, Slack seems to do a little more machine performance than when it is used on a computer running Windows.
Marcio Vizoli | 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

Slack

Slack 9.6
Based on 11 answers
We've been thoroughly impressed and hence will renew the application for sure as it's meeting and at times exceeding our exceptions in getting things done. A surely shot application that is recommended for a startup, a small company and also very large enterprise and also for multiple open source projects.
Given the points stated, it's a renew for us.
Harshit Bhattaram | TrustRadius Reviewer

Usability

Liferay Digital Experience Platform (DXP)

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Slack

Slack 9.2
Based on 22 answers
Everything just works. I think the navigation and usability is quite intuitive. I have never had to look up any information or google how to use a feature of Slack (both in the desktop form and on the mobile app). I've never heard any complaints from our other employees either. I have been asked to remind people how to set up reminders, ironically. Although that itself is really simple too (you type "/remind" and then the reminder details).
Joshua Weaver | TrustRadius Reviewer

Support Rating

Liferay Digital Experience Platform (DXP)

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Slack

Slack 8.4
Based on 71 answers
I don't need to be very technical to use the Slack or to integrate tools into Slack. Adding an app (integration) is seamless and the platform walks me through the process. I can communicate with my colleagues quickly either with chat or by using the call feature to phone them. If I ever have a product question, I can quickly go to one of our product channels and search for related questions or pose a question that our experts monitor. These features have made me more effective in my day and in managing my customer base
Tom Laughlin | 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

Slack

Atlassian actually ended up shutting down HipChat and partnering with Slack, but these are areas in which I think Slack outperformed HipChat:
  • Better UX
  • Ability to edit messages once they've been sent
  • More functionalities and integrations with different tools
  • Ability to share channels with other organizations
  • Better mobile app
  • Dark mode
Raúl Galera Domínguez | 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

Slack

  • I believe this has increased productivity amongst the team in that we can get immediate responses to issues and questions, allowing us to have a better continuous flow of work
  • Having an easy to use tool like this speeds up on boarding, as new team members can easily learn. They also will have access to all existing resources within the tool
  • We have been able to customize communication groups to include those appropriate, eliminating unnecessary noise regarding areas not relevant to particular team members.
Amy Sternin | 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

Slack

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
Slack
9.1

Likelihood to Renew

Liferay Digital Experience Platform (DXP)
10.0
Slack
9.6

Usability

Liferay Digital Experience Platform (DXP)
Slack
9.2

Support Rating

Liferay Digital Experience Platform (DXP)
Slack
8.4

Implementation Rating

Liferay Digital Experience Platform (DXP)
Slack
10.0

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