Huddle vs open source enterprise portals

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Will an open source enterprise portal meet your business needs?

If you're looking to build your own enterprise portal with open source portal software, it's worth considering the resources it will take to build and maintain your solution. 

An enterprise portal is one of the most effective solutions there is to overcoming the problem of content silos in your business, so ensuring it's deployed on-time, on-budget, and that it meets your business needs is vital.

Does this sound familiar

  • Enterprise knowledge isn't shared across the business, or it's hard to find.
  • Content is recreated, wasting time and resource.
  • Multiple versions of the same document exist, causing version confusion.
  • Knowledge is lost with employees.

With Huddle, you can build an enterprise portal that overcomes these challenges and drives collaboration and efficiency across your business. Combining a user experience that meets your employee's needs, with powerful document management controls and government-grade security to keep your content secure, enterprise portal software from Huddle keeps your content alive and makes your business more productive.

Powerful collaboration as standard

Sure, there are plenty of portal solutions in the open source community, but if you're becoming daunted by the resources required to build an open source enterprise portal, Huddle offers a powerful portal platform that's been proven across the world's largest enterprises - and even across government departments. It's cloud-based, so you'll continuously benefit from new features and the latest version

Huddle is more than a basic document management or portal solution. Our collaborative features make it easy for you to create, share, edit, and collaborate on content, whether you’re at your desk or on the move using our mobile apps. Every document stored in Huddle has its own comment thread, so there's no more jumping between emails to check feedback or review comments - all of your comments, and document revisions are in one place! 

Control your content

Huddle provides you with a centrally accessible place for your content and asset management, and a simple way to create an enterprise information portal and knowledge base for information management across your business. 

And don't forget, it's not only your internal teams that need access to your content. Today's modern business also needs a way to manage how content is shared externally with clients and partners. An enterprise portal from Huddle mitigates the security risks associated with sharing content externally via email or file sharing sites, by allowing users to create secure cloud-based workspaces that clients can access for the best customer experience possible. 

All activity in Huddle is time-stamped and logged, so whether it’s a piece of work you’re sharing with a colleague, or an update to the employee handbook that’s shared company-wide, Huddle allows you to track who’s viewed your content, and when!

The #1 Liferay alternative 

Huddle is the perfect alternative to open source portal solutions like Liferay or uportal, offering simple deployment and a lower cost of ownership. 

  • Huddle can be deployed in a matter of minutes, compared to open source projects, which could take weeks, or even months.  Usage spreads quickly across your department and Huddle scales easily with your organization.
  • People proactively use Huddle because it’s powerful, yet easy to learn and use every day. Huddle’s remarkably intuitive user interface is one of the major reasons Huddle is the #1 alternative.
  • Effective content management, even when sharing externally with clients.
  • More than just a content management system, Huddle includes all of the collaboration tools your team needs as standard.  

Microsoft Office & Google Apps

Huddle's portal software works the way you do. Open your files directly in your Microsoft Office or Google apps, make changes, and click save. It’s that easy! Your changes are now in Huddle, a new version has been created, and your team notified of the update.

  • Review documents and co-edit (via Microsoft Office Online).
  • Connects with your Microsoft and Google applications 
  • Microsoft Outlook plugin makes it easy to import emails and attachments into Huddle


Better control

Combining content, files, and people, a Huddle corporate portal ensures all of your important enterprise content and activity is kept in one, auditable place, making it the perfect solution for medium to large enterprises. 

  • Cloud-based and nothing to install; securely access via a web browser
  • Security built on open standards.  
  • Assign tasks to your team and clients, and track through a shared calendar.

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