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Alen Subat
Reseller
User with 11-50 employees
Jul 26 2017

What is most valuable?

The best feature is extensibility. Hands down, the best feature of Alfresco is what is "not there yet". The product allows engineering teams and... more»

How has it helped my organization?

Alfresco plays a core part in our business, where we use the platform as a Learning Content Management System (LCMS) as opposed to a "simple"... more»

What's my experience with pricing, setup cost, and licensing?

Alfresco did change some things about the pricing and licensing recently, and I've always been on the other side of the fence. In other words, I... more»

Which solutions did we use previously?

Never. But I came across different solutions for previous clients and I did perform migrations from Documentum and SharePoint. I also integrated... more»

What other advice do I have?

Find expert people with years of knowledge. Alfresco is a complex platform. The better the engineer, the less the chance of having major issues... more»
Martin Bergljung
Real User
Online Educator, specializing in ECM and BPM at Marver Solutions Ltd
Mar 08 2017

What is most valuable?

Document Management, Content Model Manager, MS Office integration, Collaboration & Sharing, Workflow, Digital Asset... more»

How has it helped my organization?

We use the Alfresco product to keep track of project information (documentation), being it email conversation or office... more»

What needs improvement?

Alfresco is quite well rounded at this point but if I should pick something it would be to improve the Model Manager... more»

What's my experience with pricing, setup cost, and licensing?

Most clients I worked with are migrating from a shared drive setup or a home grown content management system, and they... more»

Which solutions did we use previously?

Have not used any other ECM system than Alfresco.

What other advice do I have?

Start with a smaller project and bring in an experienced Alfresco consultant that is either Alfresco Certified Engineer... more»
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SeniorJa0d85
Real User
Senior Java Developer at a tech vendor with 51-200 employees
Jan 23 2017

What is most valuable?

Alfresco is a very good product that has very good inbuilt features. At the same time, it is customizable and we can... more»

How has it helped my organization?

We are a service-based company and are providing solutions for other organizations. In the other organizations where we... more»

What needs improvement?

It is a very good product. As a developer, one of things that they can improve is their development environment. They... more»

What's my experience with pricing, setup cost, and licensing?

In regards to the various Alfresco products that are available, the pricing and license options vary as below: *... more»

Which solutions did we use previously?

We are a service provider so for our organization we are not using Alfresco but we are providing the solution based on... more»

What other advice do I have?

If you are looking for features such as storing your content centrally, an automatic version, content automation,... more»
ProjectM6f92
Real User
Project Manager at a tech services company with 51-200 employees
Jan 19 2017

What is most valuable?

* Model type and metadata capabilities * Categories, searches and the tree structure of information * Capabilities to improve ECM services and development processes * Open-source... more»

How has it helped my organization?

One of Alfresco's strengths is the data modeling. Document domain experts can model type and hierarchical associations and metadata constraints in a declarative way (such as an XML... more»

What needs improvement?

We would like to see improvement in the numbers of documents that can be managed by the repository. We would like them to introduce NoSQL DBMS for modeling metadata and document... more»

What other advice do I have?

Involve an Alfresco partner for the project. The training is basic. Buy Alfresco certifications and boot camp trainings.
Giuseppe Malanga
Real User
Solution Architect at Zaizi Ltd
Jan 24 2017

What is most valuable?

The most valuable features of this product are that it is easy to install and configure. The Community version of this product is also easy to use.

How has it helped my organization?

It has improved the working of our organization in terms of document collaboration, record lifecycle and search functionalities.

What needs improvement?

There is need to improve features such as the record management and case management in the product.

Which solutions did we use previously?

Previously, I was not using any other solution. I started with the Alfresco product.

What other advice do I have?

If you are looking for a product which has all the common functionalities such as document and media management, record management, workflows,... more»
it_user507636
Real User
Manager Records and Information Governance at a energy/utilities company with 1,001-5,000 employees
Jun 14 2017

What is most valuable?

We are using Alfresco for collaboration and IT project records. I am only using it for team sites. My sites are not... more»

How has it helped my organization?

Sharing is easier than using file shares. Hopefully less duplication of files.

What needs improvement?

Metadata, auto class, disposition log, and legal hold.

What's my experience with pricing, setup cost, and licensing?

There are costs for any upgrade or additional functions.

Which solutions did we use previously?

We did not have a prior software solution.

What other advice do I have?

As long as they maintain DoD certification, it is a useful product. Everything will cost. I didn’t give it too high of... more»
Tiur Gaol
Real User
CEO at a tech services company
Jan 22 2017

What is most valuable?

* Document repository * Metadata * Searching

What needs improvement?

I would like them to consider document capture functionality. Currently, for document capture functionality (ocr, read document metadata automatically, automatic doument... more»

What's my experience with pricing, setup cost, and licensing?

It is cheaper compared to head-to-head competitors.

What other advice do I have?

If you have a large amount of documents, go for Alfresco Enterprise Edition.

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What is Alfresco?

Founded in 2005, Alfresco is a leading enterprise content management and document management platform. Alfresco allows users to easily access, manage, share, and retain content in the same way that they work i.e. in the cloud, on mobile devices, at physical locations, or even through a combination of all of these.

Alfresco is based on open technology, making integration of the platform into the enterprise cost-effective, transparent and secure.

These are the core benefits of using Alfresco:

  • Content control
  • Collaboration across your company
  • Easy information sharing
  • Business process automation
  • Empowerment of IT and business users
  • Compliance throughout the lifecycle of the content
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