Alfresco vs. SharePoint

As of April 2019, Alfresco is ranked 7th in Enterprise Content Management with 2 reviews vs SharePoint which is ranked 1st in Enterprise Content Management with 39 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 SharePoint writes "The metadata services, the WCF service integration and the Voxel feature are three most valuable elements of this solution". Alfresco is most compared with SharePoint, Nuxeo and IBM FileNet. SharePoint is most compared with Atlassian Confluence, OpenText ECM and Alfresco. See our Alfresco vs. SharePoint report.
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Pros
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 online editing capabilities, file sharing, auditing, information security, ease of solution management, and the easy user adaptation to the platform are the most valuable features.The workflow feature is valuable because it enables us to cascade responsibilities.It has helped us with storing all the documents, which means that people are not going to intervene. There is a way of extracting knowledge within documentation and tracking it. There are knowledge assets for where documentation is stored, indexed and searchable through SharePoint.The metadata services, the WCF service integration and the Voxel feature are three most valuable elements of this solution.Tech support tops off as excellent.It is very stable.The ability to have version control and co-editing is vital to our workflows.Helps with document collaboration and workflow.

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Cons
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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The way to change the version of the files in SharePoint should be improved. The method of synchronizing files from local to cloud can also use improvement.Workflow is something that can become more intelligent.Search can be improved a lot because we are always trying to compare it with Google Search. Beyond that, it would be helpful to tag the documents.The initial setup was very complex.I understand that some functions are lost when you store the information in a file system, so maybe that's a way SharePoint can improve.SharePoint sometimes cannot handle the amount of co-editing that we do.Needs improvement on the user interface.Processing data from multiple site collections is not easy as they reside in different databases.

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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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The pricing works for us.The cost is expensive, but worthwhile.We have purchased add-ons to handle multiple site collections, form creation, and design.The data classification and search elements are cheap.The replacement costs for it are cheaper if you use only SharePoint.It is very expensive.​Licensing can be by server or by seat.As usual, Microsoft’s licensing structures don’t really seem to fit the needs of their products. This leads to always paying for a project you will never use fully or always be adding to.

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18,547
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7,814
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1
Average Words per Review
567
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6.0
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70,574
Comparisons
30,309
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38
Average Words per Review
294
Avg. Rating
7.4
Top Comparisons
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Also Known As
SharePoint 2007, SharePoint 2010
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Overview

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

SharePoint is a Microsoft-based platform for building web applications. It covers a widerange of capabilities and while it is appropriate for experienced webdevelopers, even non-technical minded users can easily navigate through thesystem and execute functions such as collaborating data, managing documents andfiles, creating websites, managing social networking solutions, and automatingworkflow.

Major areas that SharePoint deals with are websites,communities, content, search, insights, and composites. The purpose is to give usersthe ability to create or develop these key business components on their owneven without technical knowledge of, for example, how to build a website or howto integrate coding. Configuring SharePoint into a business's system is meantto cut out all of the complicated steps, and pave the way for easierimplementation all around.

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Sample Customers
Over 1,300 companies from 180 different countries. Including EuroStar, Saks Fifth Avenue, NASA Langley Research Center, and KLM. Toyota, Aeroports de Paris, ASBBank Ltd., Barking, Havering and Redbridge University Hospitals, CambridgeshireConstabulary, D&M Group, NPL Construction Company, and The Regional Municipality of Niagara.
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REVIEWERS
Financial Services Firm14%
University11%
Comms Service Provider9%
Energy/Utilities Company7%
VISITORS READING REVIEWS
Financial Services Firm33%
Insurance Company9%
Government6%
Healthcare Company6%
Company Size
REVIEWERS
Small Business70%
Midsize Enterprise10%
Large Enterprise20%
REVIEWERS
Small Business37%
Midsize Enterprise23%
Large Enterprise40%
VISITORS READING REVIEWS
Small Business31%
Midsize Enterprise21%
Large Enterprise49%
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