Business Need

The client wanted to develop a robust calendar application, within their existing SAP based intranet portal, to build a better work-life balance for its employees.


On understanding the client's business challenges and requirements, CIGNEX Datamatics recommended the adoption of Liferay, an Open Source Portal & Social Collaboration solution. Key features of the application include:

  • An employee may share his company's calendar events with his / her family members or friends based on group
  • User friendly calendar application accessible through smartphones including iPhone
  • Seamless integration with SAP based Intranet and Lotus Notes based email application enhancing user interface
  • Personalization: Ability to customize themes/skins
  • Business events / meetings does not disclose any company specific information i.e. event should show up as “Busy”

Key Benefits

Liferay based Calendar Application deployment resulted in the following client-specific benefits:

  • Secure solution with personalization and collaborative features
  • Over 70% reduction in cost by leveraging open source based solution