Client Overview

Founded in 1979, a multinational  IT infrastructure, mainframe and cloud focused products and software services company with revenue over 4 billion, 13,000 employees , 300,000+ community members in 45 countries

Business Need

Launch of a collaborative marketplace of cloud computing products and services in 3 months timeframe.

Solution

On understanding the client's business challenges and requirements, CIGNEX Datamatics recommended an integrated solution featuring Liferay, an Open Source Portal and Magento, Open Source e-commerce solution. Key features of the portal include:

  • Solution based on service oriented & model view architecture
  • Learn, collaborate, develop, buy/sell products/services
  • Multi-tenancy - Vendors with their own catalogues

Key Benefits

  • Timely roll-out:  Portal launch at major event generated strong buzz & traction
  • Gained first mover advantage : Over 350 products listed, over 1,000 active members, over 6 million visitors / quarter
  • Reduced cost - 70% lower than alternative solutions considered