Alfresco vs. IBM ECM

As of March 2019, Alfresco is ranked 4th in Enterprise Content Management with 2 reviews vs IBM ECM which is ranked 6th in Enterprise Content Management with 6 reviews. The top reviewer of Alfresco writes "The product allows engineering teams and developers to introduce new things in a seamless way". The top reviewer of IBM ECM writes "It helped standardize content ingestion across different business units". Alfresco is most compared with SharePoint, Nuxeo and IBM FileNet. IBM ECM is most compared with IBM FileNet, ASG Mobius and SharePoint. See our Alfresco vs. IBM ECM report.
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The product allows engineering teams and developers to introduce new things in a seamless and easy way.I like the ease of use, sections, and calendar.

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The vertical scalability, as we can use it across some of our applications.The content management is all about you as you can make the same content for minimal purpose solutions applications.The scalability is a valuable feature, that we're able to display our documents to so many people.

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Alfresco has a very steep learning curve, and unfortunately, during the learning process, it's very easy to make errors, which often are unforgiving.Metadata, auto class, disposition log, and legal hold.

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I would like to see seamless application integration.I think it's already getting away from Java applets. A lot of our users struggle with keeping up to date with Java versioning, so a lot of the functions they're doing, like printing, emailing, and even some of the viewing, they're struggling with.I would recommend not going with ECM 8 and going with FileNet instead. It seems like that is the future of the lower-volume repository. It seems like they are moving away from ECM 8.5 so I think we're going to have some challenges coming up, getting off of that technology.

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Pricing and Cost Advice
If you buy Alfresco through a partner, there is usually a OEM licensing option.There are costs for any upgrade or additional functions.

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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

IBM Content Foundation on Cloud

IBM Content Foundation on Cloud allows organizations to deliver extensive enterprise content management capabilities to their users very quickly. IBM Content Foundation is powered by the FileNet content and process platform and IBM Content Navigator user experience. This cloud offering can be leveraged for a variety of use cases including collaborative document management, imaging solutions, social content management, archiving, and more. It also offers a platform for developing Enterprise Content Management (ECM) solutions in the cloud.

 IBM Case Manager on Cloud

IBM Case Manager on Cloud is a solution platform that engages people with business content, provides contextual insight through real-time analytics, and enhances teamwork through collaboration tools and flexible workflow. Enables Business and IT to work together to create solutions across the enterprise that enables an organization to make smarter decisions for better business outcomes, while balancing the need for security and compliance in a world of heightened risk.


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Over 1,300 companies from 180 different countries. Including EuroStar, Saks Fifth Avenue, NASA Langley Research Center, and KLM. KeyBank, Standard Chartered Bank, Union Bank, Sistema Tecnol‹gico de Monterrey, Illinois Department of Human Services, UnitedHealth Group
Find out what your peers are saying about Alfresco vs. IBM ECM and other solutions. Updated: March 2019.
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