Liferay named a leader in 2019 Gartner

Magic Quadrant for Digital Experience Platforms.


Johannesburg, 22 May 2019
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Liferay recognised as a leader in the Gartner Magic Quadrant for Digital Experience Platforms for the ninth time.

Liferay, which makes software that helps companies create digital experiences on Web, mobile and connected devices, announced that Gartner has recognised the company as a leader in the Magic Quadrant for Digital Experience Platforms.*

In the report, Liferay is positioned in the Magic Quadrant (MQ) among a field of 17 vendors based on its completeness of vision and ability to execute. Liferay Digital Experience Platform (DXP) and Liferay DXP Cloud were assessed as part of the company's evaluation.

Gartner defines a DXP "as an integrated set of technologies that support the composition, management, delivery and optimisation of contextualised digital experiences". The firm recognised Liferay as a leader for the ninth time in a row in the 2019 Magic Quadrant for DXPs (formerly known by Gartner as the Magic Quadrant for Horizontal Portals).

With hundreds of customers around the world in verticals including financial services, insurance, healthcare and government, Liferay has been at the forefront of helping organisations deliver consistent brand experiences across devices and better engage with their customers.

Last year, Liferay released the latest version of its flagship product, Liferay DXP 7.1, along with three brand new products: Liferay Analytics Cloud, which helps organisations better understand their customers' journeys and gain insights into how their content performs; Liferay Commerce, a digital commerce offering tailored for Liferay DXP; and Liferay DXP Cloud, an enterprise PaaS providing organisations with the capability to deploy Liferay DXP in the cloud within a managed environment.

"We are delighted to have been selected as a leader in the Gartner Magic Quadrant for Digital Experience Platforms for the ninth time in a row," said Ed Chung, Vice-President of Global Product Management at Liferay. "We feel Gartner's research validates our belief that future success belongs to businesses that invest in understanding their customers' journeys and provide them with the best experience across touchpoints. We believe Liferay DXP provides the key foundational pieces businesses need to orchestrate these experiences, improve them over time and meet the varied needs of their customers at every step."

"Liferay is very user friendly and easy to use as I have never had students come back for refresher courses with this particular course," said Andrew William, senior trainer at Jumping Bean.

Jumping Bean is an open source solutions integration and training company. It provides training in a wide range of open source technologies that are defining the companies of the future. Jumping Bean works with its customers to identify their current and future skills requirements, develop long-term skill-development and acquisition programmes, and do so within their available budgets to ensure they are ready to meet the challenges of the future.

Jumping Bean's instructor-led, part-time or full-time, online or in-person classes make use of consultants with years of in-the-field experience that provide students not only with knowledge of the course objectives, but a renewed passion for technology and a deeper understanding of the possibilities and real-world challenges that these technologies and trends provide. Jumping Bean's competitive advantage, building its extensive experience and knowledge, is to rapidly evaluate new technologies, assess their usefulness and impact, and deliver skills development programmes and training to ensure its customers have the right skills for the future.

For further information, please visit www.jumpingbean.co.za or contact support@jumpingbean.co.za.

According to Gartner, "a DXP acts as a center of gravity in a complex, extensive and interconnected technology landscape." Additionally, "DXP capabilities include experience composition and orchestration, management and delivery, complemented by analytics and customer data management. Many DXPs also incorporate artificial intelligence and machine learning into their products. Multi-channel support remains critical across all channels, both mainstream (Web, mobile Web) and emerging (IOT, VR/AR, wearables, conversational interfaces, etc)."

With Liferay DXP, organisations are able to build and deploy intranets, Web sites and customer and partner portals from a single platform designed to be flexible and integration-friendly from the start, while minimising the need for IT involvement in areas such as content creation.

Jumping Bean

Jumping Bean is an open source solutions integration and training company. It provides training in a wide range of open source technologies that are defining the companies of the future. Jumping Bean works with its customers to identify their current and future skills requirements, develop long-term skill development and acquisition programmes, and do so within their available budgets to ensure they are ready to meet the challenges of the future.

Jumping Bean's instructor-led, part-time or full-time, online or in-person classes, make use of consultants with years of in-the-field experience, which provide students not only with knowledge of the course objectives, but a renewed passion for technology and a deeper understanding of the possibilities and real-world challenges that these technologies and trends provide. Jumping Bean's competitive advantage, building its extensive experience and knowledge, is to rapidly evaluate new technologies, assess their usefulness and impact, and deliver skills development programmes and training to ensure its customers have the right skills for the future.

For further information, please visit www.jumpingbean.co.za or contact support@jumpingbean.co.za.

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