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Client Overview

Silicon Valley based High Tech IT Networking Company - Fortune 100 company

Business Need

The client's 10 years old technology news portal was a homegrown legacy application built on a non-modular architecture without much scope for extending features like dynamic content, social media extension, workflow for delegation & approval and virtual asset management capabilities. The client wanted to build an alternative to SAP Enterprise Portal while achieving the capabilities of SAP Netweaver.


After analyzing the business & technical challenges that client needed to overcome, CIGNEX recommended the adoption of Liferay 6, the leading Open Source portal & social collaboration solution. Key features of the site include:

  • Scalable portal solution to manage the website assets
  • CIGNEX' migration tool, moved 10 years' worth of data (features, press releases, videos, podcasts, contacts, images) to Liferay framework
  • Integration with Marketwire – a full service newswire and communication workflow solution company
  • SEO, Social media and analytics
  • Spotlight feature for content administrators to choose which content to highlight

Key Benefits

Client achieved the expected benefits from Liferay 6 based Portal solution

  • Increased visibility and productivity
  • Web 2.0 ready interactive corporate news portal
  • A portal embedded with best features in Web CMS, social media and administration
  • Speedier remote publishing, better control over content
  • Flexible Open Source architecture offers ease of integration, development and scalability

““I wanted to send a huge Thank You and congratulations on behalf of the team for the successful launch of site!! As you all know, this project ended up being much bigger than any of us could have imagined at the beginning, but with your help, leadership and dedication we were able to have a successful launch of the new site this past Sunday.
The site has received nice reviews from outside the company and from our corporate communications so it is definitely a success and a great base to build and innovate on in the future. Each of you brought a lot to the table and really helped us achieve our objections. Thank you as well for everything.”
Manager, Social Media