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Silver Spring, MD, USA -- The latest research from CMS Watch finds enterprise portal technology buyers struggling with adoption, as diverse portal products target different use-cases, and customers grapple with oft-immature tools, persistent performance bottlenecks, implementation delays, cost overruns, and poor usability.
The Enterprise Portals Report was released today by CMS Watch (www.realstorygroup.com), an independent analyst firm that evaluates content technologies for prospective solutions buyers.
Based on interviews with more than 60 enterprise portal customers and integrators worldwide, the Report examines enterprise portal software from the perspective of 6 canonical use-cases: Web Publishing, Self-service, Collaboration, Enterprise Intranet, E-business, and Enterprise Integration.
Specific Report findings include:
Danish IT consultant Janus Boye (www.boyeit.dk) served as Lead Analyst on the research team, and confirmed widespread challenges facing portal implementation teams. "Enterprise Portals really represent a point of departure for further integration," explained Boye, "and are typically much less out-of-the-box than licensees expect."
"There are real differences among the various portal vendors," added Report Publisher and CMS Watch founder Tony Byrne, "and customers should carefully examine a product's 'fit' against their particular use-cases before committing to a portal platform."
The Enterprise Portals Report provides highly detailed, 9- to 16-page comparative product surveys of 13 Enterprise Portal offerings as well as information about 12 other packages across 3 product categories. Vendors covered include: ATG (NASDAQ:ARTG), BroadVision (OOTC:BVSN), BEA - AquaLogic and WebLogic (NASDAQ:BEAS), IBM (NYSE:IBM), JBoss, Liferay, Microsoft (NASDAQ:MSFT), Oracle (NASDAQ: ORCL), Plone, SAP (NYSE:SAP), Sun Microsystems (NASDAQ: SUNW), and Vignette (NASDAQ:VIGN). The Report is available for purchase and immediate download from the CMS Watch secure storefront.
The Enterprise Portals Report is designed to help enterprises save time and make informed portal technology buying decisions. Like all CMS Watch offerings, the Enterprise Portals Report does not rank "best" vendors, but instead details the strengths and weaknesses of the various suppliers, identifies their suitability for different use-cases, and isolates vendor tendencies that may influence longterm product roadmaps.
Real Story Group is a uniquely “buy side” analyst firm, working solely for solutions buyers and never for vendors.
We provide research and advisory services to help customers select and optimize the right digital workplace and marketing technologies. RSG evaluates Web Content & Experience Management, Digital Asset Management, ECM, Enterprise Collaboration, Portals, Office 365, CRM, CDPs, and Marketing Automation & Campaign/Lead Management Technologies.