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CIGNEX Inc., the leading provider of enterprise Open Source solutions today announced that its Mercado Enterprise Marketplace application has been adjudged runner-up in the commercial category of the Liferay Marketplace App Contest.

Mercado is an ‘app-store’ like application for the enterprise to maintain a knowledge repository of products, reports, videos, photos, code snippets, etc. leveraging the user intuitive features of Liferay Portal, the leading enterprise open source portal and collaboration platform, and ZK, a leading Java-based web framework.

“We had great interest in the 2013 Liferay Marketplace App Contest and saw many impressive entries from around the world,” said James Falkner, Liferay’s Community Manager. “Mercado stood out as a smart, highly usable application for a variety of Liferay Portal environments. We are happy to add Mercado to our rich offering of apps in Liferay Marketplace.”

”Our clients who have used Mercado in their existing Liferay environment have experienced increased collaboration, faster time to market due to reduced development efforts and reduction in costs by up to 90%. We are very excited that Liferay has recognized the benefits of Mercado,” said Munwar Shariff, CTO of CIGNEX.

The criteria used by Liferay to judge the entries included, level of innovation and creativity, usefulness to clients, integration with Liferay platform, user interface, user experience, and content.

Mercado can be downloaded for free with installation and user guide from Liferay Marketplace - and CIGNEX website -

About Liferay: Liferay, Inc. is a leading provider of enterprise open source portal and collaboration software products, servicing Fortune 500 companies worldwide. Liferay offers Enterprise Edition subscriptions, which provide access to emergency fixes, software updates, 24/7 support SLAs, and subscription-only features. Liferay also offers professional services and training to ensure successful deployments for its customers.

About CIGNEX: CIGNEX (subsidiary of Datamatics Global Services Ltd.) is the global leader in Open Source enterprise solutions - Portals, Content and Big Data Analytics. Since 2000, CIGNEX has focused on Making Open Source WorkTM for the enterprise using industry-standard open platforms and integrating with existing systems to improve client’s profitability.

For more information, please contact:

Munwar Shariff - CTO



Phone: 1-408-327-9900 ext. 505 & +44 162 8566 539 Ext 126