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"The solution is easy to install.""The look and feel and the user interface are great.""We chose Liferay because it is open-source and that we can make any number of users apply, register into the system and use the system, as opposed to other solutions where the cost is based on user licenses. This is one of the most attractive features."

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"The initial setup is extremely straightforward.""The initial setup is easy to implement and deploy.""I like everything. For me, this is a perfect product. It is rich in terms of features, and new functionalities are available very often. It is super straightforward to install, and their technical support is the best that I've ever seen.""I have been using Microsoft Office for a long time since I was young. This solution is very similar and is easy to use, and the interface is adequate.""The current product they provide has been very satisfying. The email service has been operating perfectly. Dynamics CRM is the best and competes well with the non-CRM products in the market, such as Salesforce.""I like that Microsoft 365 Business is very easy to use. It's a very good solution.""It is easy to use and user-friendly. Its performance is also good.""The user interface is good and it is very easy to use."

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"The plugins should be more affordable.""The documentation provided needs to be more detailed. It's sometimes hard to develop things because the documentation is so sparse.""The integration and configuration need to be simplified."

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"The user interface could be better.""The only problem with 365 nowadays is that it expires.""The solution is very large and PowerPoint and Word crash sometimes. The stability could improve.""Sometimes it is quite hard to get a grasp on what features are going to be available at what time. For instance, we had to wait for a very long time on the breakout rules in Teams. There is a roadmap and there are also some blog posts, but you never know when you're going to get it. So it would be preferable to get it more in advance.""It would be better if they seamlessly integrated with Macs. Because I have two laptops, and whenever I open one file in Windows laptop, and then I open the same file in my Macbook, the user interface is not consistent. Certain functions can run on Windows, but another function cannot, but it runs on the Mac.""It should have better pricing. It is a monopoly product for Microsoft, and I don't think they will change the pricing. They do not offer any discount.""The solution could have better integration with other applications.""The dashboard is an area of improvement."

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Pricing and Cost Advice
  • "It's an open-source structure. Other costs are for professional services to integrate Liferay to other existing systems."
  • "Licensing costs can be very expensive."
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  • "We do monthly billing, however, I'm not sure what the exact costs are. We may pay around $1,000/month. We started using the Microsoft Teams and we've started doing the conference call feature, so that's another $4 an account and we have a few accounts using that right now."
  • "USD $1,250 annually for the standard package."
  • "Pricing can vary a lot due to fluctuations in exchange rates and that is not favorable for planning."
  • "Now you can select different licenses, for example, if somebody doesn't need all of the features, it would cost $8 USD per month and if they didn't need the email application then it would cost $6 USD per month."
  • "It works out to be $12.50 per user per month."
  • "Microsoft 365 Business will be good to have if you have a large organization where you have more than 3000 employees. Other cheaper solutions, like Gmail, are easily available in the market."
  • "They are always a bit pricey. They should reduce their prices or make it free because we already have other solutions, like Google Suite, which are cheaper or free."
  • "It is expensive, and its price can be better."
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    Also Known As
    Liferay DXP
    Microsoft 365 E3, Microsoft 365 E5, Microsoft 365 F1, MS 365 Business
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    Liferay Digital Experience Platform is an enterprise-grade platform that enables companies to create and connect personalized digital experiences across web, mobile, social, in store and other touchpoints. It provides the technical foundation (deep integration, security and modularity) for your digital business to orchestrate unique customer experiences, as well as business value features to support a deeper understanding of your customers.

    Microsoft 365 Business is an integrated solution, bringing together the best-in-class productivity of Office 365 with advanced security and device management capabilities to help safeguard your business.

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    Sample Customers
    Adidas, Carrefour, Cisco Systems, Danone, Fujitsu, Lufthansa Flight Training, Siemens, Société Générale and the United Nations
    Urban Agriculture Co., The Detroit Wallpaper Co., TransBlue Facility Management, Garner Food Company
    Top Industries
    Financial Services Firm13%
    Comms Service Provider13%
    Computer Software Company29%
    Comms Service Provider21%
    Financial Services Firm9%
    Computer Software Company12%
    Comms Service Provider11%
    Financial Services Firm10%
    Manufacturing Company9%
    Comms Service Provider35%
    Computer Software Company18%
    Educational Organization5%
    Company Size
    Small Business39%
    Midsize Enterprise16%
    Large Enterprise45%
    Small Business41%
    Midsize Enterprise18%
    Large Enterprise41%
    Find out what your peers are saying about Liferay Digital Experience Platform vs. Microsoft 365 Business and other solutions. Updated: March 2020.
    564,729 professionals have used our research since 2012.

    Liferay Digital Experience Platform is ranked 2nd in Web Content Management with 4 reviews while Microsoft 365 Business is ranked 1st in Mobile Device Management (MDM) with 202 reviews. Liferay Digital Experience Platform is rated 7.6, while Microsoft 365 Business is rated 8.4. The top reviewer of Liferay Digital Experience Platform writes "Open source portal platform for multiple user access, but the integration and configuration need to be simplified ". On the other hand, the top reviewer of Microsoft 365 Business writes "Very stable, great for collaboration, and can scale easily". Liferay Digital Experience Platform is most compared with Adobe Experience Manager, Drupal, SharePoint, WordPress and HCL Digital Experience, whereas Microsoft 365 Business is most compared with ManageEngine Desktop Central, Microsoft Intune, Datto Workplace, Jamf Pro and HighQ. See our Liferay Digital Experience Platform vs. Microsoft 365 Business report.

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