Liferay, the ready to use
Smile is the first and only platinum partner of Liferay in France.
Liferay Enterprise Portal is an American open source J2EE with an interface that is fairly similar to that of Netvibes', enabling you to create your page by simply dragging and dropping elements where you want...
Liferay is a portal that offers a high level of customisation. Originally, Liferay's layout was similar to MyYahoo, but now it is more like Netvibes with many tabs and portlets on the page. The pages contain JSR168 portlets that are selected from an available catalogue of portlets. One of the strengths of this portal lies in its rich catalogue including a calendar, agenda, Google search, surveys, weather, task lists, syndication etc. Everything is ready to use without the need for configuration or integration with other programs. Content management portlets complete the product: structured content design portlet with corresponding reproduction portlets, blog portlet, wiki portlet etc. With these different portlets you can build all the essential parts of an intranet or internet portal without the need for other components. Liferay has also managed to create interesting technical partnerships such as with Alfresco or Pentaho with whom they offer packaged solutions such as portal + document management or portal + business intelligence. Finally, Liferay is an excellent enterprise portal solution, enabling standard integration of all existing applications, offering design features for setting up portal pages and portlets, with well designed ergonomics and attractive to users as well as intranet managers.