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  Asked By: Evelyn    Date: Sep 17    Category: Sharepoint    Views: 10811

Can someone tell me what they consider the top 2 or 3 competitors to
Sharepoint Portal server. Specifically products that are good at
document and image management and meeting workspaces. I have been
told that Plumbtree might be one. I want to do a comparison of the
competition to show why Portal is the best!



4 Answers Found

Answer #1    Answered By: Jordon Willis     Answered On: Dec 19

You should also explore

1) SiteCore
Sitecore is a web content management system software company that provides enterprise website, intranet, portal and marketing automation software. Sitecore's software is built on Microsoft .NET 3.5. Content can be stored as XML or .NET objects and Sitecore CMS can leverage either Microsoft SQL Server or Oracle Database for its database storage, though MS SQL Server is the most popular. Sitecore also allows deployment via Microsoft Azure.

2) Umbraco
Umbraco is an open source content management system (CMS) platform for publishing content on the World Wide Web and intranets. It is written in C# and deployed on Microsoft based infrastructure. Umbraco is built upon Microsoft's .NET Framework, Microsoft SQL Server, and XSLT, a XML-based language used for the transformation of XML documents. It is designed to be a toolkit for building custom software; it integrates existing technologies rather than introduce new ones. For example, Umbraco supports ASP.NET "master pages" and XSLT rather than introducing its own templating language.

3) DotNetNuke
DotNetNuke is an open source platform for building web sites based on Microsoft .NET technology. It is written in VB.NET and distributed under both a Community Edition BSD-style license and commercial proprietary licenses as the Professional and Enterprise Editions. The DotNetNuke web content management system is extensible and customizable through the use of skins, modules, data providers, language packs and templates.

4) mojoPortal
mojoPortal is an open source, cross-platform, content management system (CMS) for ASP.NET which is written in C# programming language. The CMS supports plugins and has built-in support for, among others, forums, blogs, photo galleries, and an e-commerce feature. The project was awarded an Open Source Content Management System Award by Packt in 2007 saying that the "ease of use, set of relevant tools and plugins and also the fact that it is cross platform, made it stand out above the rest".

Answer #2    Answered By: Harshita Padwal     Answered On: Sep 17

I have no experience with any of these products  other than SharePoint,
but there is a report from Gartner Group that lists products from IBM,
Microsoft, SAP, Oracle, BEA Systems, Plumtree, Sun Microsystems, and
Vignette among the leaders in horizontal portal  products.

For more information and to download the report, see

Answer #3    Answered By: Jennifer Jones     Answered On: Sep 17

i prefer the open source stuff to sharepoint  personally but since
there is no "office integration" they opt for sharepoint.

if you go to freshmeat.net or sourceforge.net and search terms like
CMS or Portal, you will find a ton of web based collaboration
software. the only other issue with open source is that it might
take multiple projects to get the same featureset as something like
the ones that ben mentioned.

i have heard good  things about plumtree, as for webfear.. very good
toolset based on open standards but not much of a product out of the
box compared to sps.

Answer #4    Answered By: Annie Norris     Answered On: Sep 17

My understanding is that DotNetNuke and IBM WebSphere are the only other
"portals" still gaining ground. All other competitors are loosing market

It is my opinion nearly every shop running Office will be running
SharePoint to some extent within the next three years. Microsoft will
dominate this market because no one can easily compete with WSS. The
combination of free and integrated into Windows and Office is quite
compelling. portal  will have competitors for specific features: Search,
SSO, ECM, etc.

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