Things to take into account while choosing a Liferay development outsourcing partner
on March 30th,2016
Liferay portal development is emerging as an imperative need for organizations aiming at good online presence. The usability of a Liferay website is great and one can simply avail necessary data and plug-ins.
It has easily manageable features, simple functionality, multilingual support and a webmaster – to remove the complexity out of the job. Above all, it is an open source and hence it is trending among organizations with its versatile features and low total cost of ownership.
Currently, there are many developers who work on Liferay platform, but choosing them wisely becomes the task of the day.
Organizations looking for a Liferay Outsourcing partner must keep in mind the following points:
  • Since Liferay is written in Java, the outsourcing firm must have skilled and experienced Java technicians.
  • The expertise of the firm in developing Liferay portals can be gauged by referring to their previous projects and clients. So, having a quick glance at their past works won’t be a bad idea.
  • The firm must have atleast one certified developer, portal administrator and system administrator for Liferay platform optimization, hosting, security architecture and maintenance.
  • Liferay allows easy access to many plug-ins which may pose a security threat for the portal, so, the outsourcing firm must have good knowledge on cyber security as well.
  • The developers of the firm should ensure their ready availability in real time for the clients. They should be able to prove their expertise at recognizing the operational glitches in the beta trials and deliver correct solutions for integrations.
  • Presently, more than 40 versions of Liferay have been introduced, so, the outsourcing firm must have knowledge and experience of working on different Liferay versions.
  • Also, a check on the previous Liferay works of the firm and comparisons with your specific needs is advisable.
  • Lastly, compare the prices and packages offered by different developers to justify the value for your money. Choose the best suitable one without burning a hole into your pocket.
Containing over 20 themes, 60 tools and many other developer tools, Liferay is a perfect portal development platform the organizations should look forward to and taking into account all the above mentioned points you are sure to get the best outsourcing firm.