It's easy to use.
Let the users enjoy nice and intuitive interface provided by LIMS. Make your portal look professional.
Connects your users.
Your portal doesn't need to be a static set of pages. Make it a center for communication. Let your users share their knowledge and ideas in the fastest possible way.
Talks to the outside world.
Connect your portal to Jabber (XMPP). Let the user use their desktop or mobile clients to chat with people at the portal.
Or create your own portlet that can talk to LIMS via Liferay's Inter Portlet Communication API. It's all up to you.
Pick the plan that suits you the most.
If you are an individual or corporate LIMS will always suit your needs. There's no monthly fee. You will always get the latest updates.