Liferay Introduces Open Source Collaboration Software with Office® Integration
Enterprise Shared Workspace Solution Simplifies Collaboration and Prevents Vendor Lock-in
LOS ANGELES--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Liferay, Inc., a provider of leading social collaboration and portal technologies, recently introduced Liferay Social Office, a new open source solution that allows enterprise teams to dynamically share documents and collaborate using Web 2.0 and social computing tools in a secure enterprise environment. Social Office provides integration with Microsoft Office® as an alternative to SharePoint® at a fraction of the cost and rounds out the package with blogs, message boards, wikis, shared calendars, webmail and social networking functionality. The beta version is now available for download under an open source license.
“Users resist adopting web-based applications that don’t integrate with the way they work”
“Users resist adopting web-based applications that don’t integrate with the way they work,” said Bryan Cheung, Liferay CEO. “Today’s corporate world continues to rely heavily on popular office suites, so Liferay designed Social Office to enhance existing workflow with new social computing capabilities, all without the prohibitive costs of proprietary software.” Liferay Social Office allows users to open, save, lock, and share documents stored in Social Office directly from Microsoft Office®. Users can then share and collaborate around these documents using Social Office’s built-in social computing tools, including:
“Liferay Social Office is designed to become a natural extension of everyone’s work experience,” said Cheung. “Teams can dynamically synchronize their activity with minimal additional effort. And with simple one-click setup and a robust enterprise architecture, Social Office is both quick to deploy and inexpensive to maintain over the long-term.”
Liferay Social Office is offered at no cost and no risk under an open source license. For more information, please visit www.liferay.com/products/social_office.
About Liferay Inc.
Liferay, Inc. is the provider of Liferay Portal, the world’s leading enterprise open source portal framework with Fortune 500 clients world-wide. Liferay Professional Services offers technical support, custom development and professional training to ensure successful deployment of its flagship product in the most demanding IT environments. The company is headquartered in Los Angeles. For more information, please visit www.liferay.com.
Liferay, Liferay Portal, Liferay Social Office, and the Liferay logo are trademarks or registered trademarks of Liferay, Inc., in the United States and other countries.