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Alfresco Content Services

CMS platform for storing & sharing documents

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Alfresco Content Services Reviews

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  • Likelihood to recommend7.53/10

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It's a great system for organizing files in a secure way - access control is excellent. It's easy for version control too.
The software displays Good picture quality and it is easy to use and it connects to my favorite database software Postgresql.
Good flexibility in adding coworkers alongside external guests to document repositories. Good security measures on stored files.
Poor interface, with no OS integrations (only web interface), no drag & drop, counter-intuitive control placement, key features nestled deep into menus.
Performance is affected when managing large size files, you may want to make periodical back ups to prevent this problem.
It is browser compatibility issues. There are some problem when uploading large files.
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Armando I.

Computer Software, 11-50 employees

Used daily for 1-2 years

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  • Likelihood to recommend10/10

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Document Management Tool and Collaboration Enterprise Software

Reviewed a year ago

My Documentary Management Processes were satisfied. Creation of PDF, Digital signature, Sending of documents to users of the system. Viewing the PDF online. Ensure the regulatory compliance of my company by classifying the documents.

Pros

The most remarkable thing about Alfresco ECM is the unification of tools, the design and structure of tools that allow the design and fulfillment of the rules of documentary processes and business collaboration. Alfresco is a complex and wide-ranging tool in the Document Management and Collaboration segments.

Cons

What could improve is the ease of use in the overall communication tool. Currently a mediun user is required to operate the system and thus achieve a correct document flow. Sometimes Cmis interaction could be a problem, most cmis programs have some dificult to connect like cmisSync.

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Chris C.

Computer Networking, 1-10 employees

Used daily for 2+ years

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  • Likelihood to recommend8/10

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Industrial strength document management system with records , workflow, and custom modules

Reviewed 6 years ago

Alfresco One is probably the biggest and best document management applications available. Records management is a huge plus. This app can and does replace entire warehouses of file cabinets and does it better than any paper solution could because you are able to have Alfresco search at the speed of light through the documents in your system to find what you're looking for, imagine being able to google a room full of file cabinets. The workflows are another thing, and the tagging. You can build your own modules which carry out actions on incoming and outgoing documents. Some really seriously successful companies and organizations are using Alfresco One as a key piece of their winning formula.

Pros

Alfresco One can handle pretty much any job you throw at it. Built on java, it's industrial strength, and there's no end to the number of programmers available to develop custom modules for your specific needs. Government departments use Alfresco One. NASA uses Alfresco One. Some of the biggest names and most successful people in the world use Alfresco One at their company or organization. Soundly beats Microsoft Sharepoint, another document system, in terms of all technical achievement, openness, transparency, auditing, and overall quality.

Cons

The license fee can be costly if you're an upstart new small business with no or low funding. For this reason there's the free version, Alfresco Community Edition. Built on java means you might pay a bit more for helpers to build for it, however, if Alfresco fits your needs, you probably won't mind. The Alfresco Community Edition forums are not maybe as active as other software's forums, probably because the number of people actually reaching the point of greatness in their lives and their careers where they are actually able to go paperless either on their own or with their organization's documents, is relatively fewer, than the billions of people whose documents are still on paper, and still impossible to search through, and still disorganized.

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Consumer Electronics, 10,001+ employees

Used weekly for 1-2 years

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  • Likelihood to recommend1/10

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Rigid, outdated document management and content sharing platform

Reviewed 3 years ago

We used Alfresco as the company's main document management and sharing tool for several years. It was adequate but constraining, and over time the feature differential with more advanced tools became increasingly evident.

Pros

Good flexibility in adding coworkers alongside external guests to document repositories. Good security measures on stored files. Not many redeeming features beyond this.

Cons

Poor interface, with no OS integrations (only web interface), no drag & drop, counter-intuitive control placement, key features nestled deep into menus.

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11-50 employees

Used weekly for 2+ years

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  • Likelihood to recommend8/10

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Great CMS for SMBs

Reviewed 5 years ago
Pros

I like the customization features, the work flow options, and it's compatibility with many file types. It makes searching for documents a breeze and keeping your content well organised in varying Projects/Sites. I particularly like the Dashboard setting on each site, that allows you to customize your overview of that project, giving visual to members, who is working on what files, and a live browser frame to keep you in the loop if your project is website based.

Cons

The interface could use some work, I find the usability takes some time to get into in order to unlock all the features and functionality available to you. The documentation is a useful assistant in getting around the software.

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JOSE E.

Government Administration, 201-500 employees

Used daily for 1-2 years

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  • Likelihood to recommend10/10

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A Serious platform to manage the documents lifecycle

Reviewed 2 years ago

Great option for document management, all web based and with the confidence of have your info safe.

Pros

In the first place for being Open Source, The information security and integrity, the access control to access each document and the way it keeps track of every changes.

Cons

Still requires programming to implement specific functions and the learning curve that is not as short as one could desire.

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David B.

Used daily for 1-2 years

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Works great for lots of users

Reviewed 5 years ago

great group site

Pros

easy to build work flows and group projects. Can build custom sites for groups. Has a good admin section. can easily add users and make groups. Lots of features.

Cons

Can take a while to setup, hard to customize when out a lot of work and searching forums. with the api was a bit better

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Marketing and Advertising, 51-200 employees

Used weekly for 1-2 years

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  • Likelihood to recommend8/10

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Easy for sharing files securely

Reviewed 4 years ago

Generally good for storing, organizing and securing files. It's just a little tricky when you want to actually work in files.

Pros

It's a great system for organizing files in a secure way - access control is excellent. It's easy for version control too.

Cons

What I don't like is that you can't have two people editing a document at the same time. We have some sensitive reporting stored there, but it makes it hard if two of us want to work in it at the same time.

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Hospital & Health Care, 201-500 employees

Used daily for 6-12 months

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  • Likelihood to recommend7/10

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Alfresco is a strong ECM platform

Reviewed 4 years ago

Overall experience for the users has been exceptional. The system performs well and is a very reliable platform for our ECM.

Pros

The team collaboration and shared file features.

Cons

Limiting the deployment model to just docker made initial deployment difficult.

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Carlos J. D.

Used weekly for 2+ years

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  • Likelihood to recommend7/10

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A stable file management tool

Reviewed 5 years ago
Pros

The customization you can give to all your file management structure, the user different levels of security access you can define, and the stability of its platform

Cons

Performance is affected when managing large size files, you may want to make periodical back ups to prevent this problem

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Carlos R.

Used weekly for less than 6 months

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  • Likelihood to recommend7/10

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If you need a repository of document for you company, this sotfware will be useful for you.

Reviewed 5 years ago
Pros

Have free version, work fine for large number of users. Is a good way for centralize documents manage (for exemple, quality system)

Cons

Free version only permit associate an user for administrator, if this person abandon your user, you lost yours documents. will present compatibility problems on depend of Java version an browsers.

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Chris C.

Aviation & Aerospace, 1,001-5,000 employees

Used weekly for 1-2 years

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  • Likelihood to recommend10/10

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Very nice software

Reviewed 5 years ago

Help me store my documents in one place and also helped me to attach documents and pictures to Openmaint property management solution.

Pros

The software displays Good picture quality and it is easy to use and it connects to my favorite database software Postgresql. More over it is open source, that give everyone opportunity to test it and see what stoof it is made of. I really appreciate Alfresco for developing such a good thing.

Cons

I really like this software but the only thing I found a bit difficult was the installation especially to install it to work with an existing Postgresql. There is no much information on how to do that but I found one after much search in the internet

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Ravikiran R.

Used weekly for 1-2 years

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  • Likelihood to recommend9/10

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One of the best Enterprise Content Management systems in the market

Reviewed 5 years ago

Best ECM for SMB enterprises with very less investment

Pros

Easy to install and configure by just following the documentation Good search support for full text. Architecture supports cloud for deployment.

Cons

Plugin development is easy as it is explained in the document. Resource availability for developing plugins not available in the market

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Ravikiran R.

Research, 201-500 employees

Used weekly for 6-12 months

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  • Likelihood to recommend7/10

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Good CMS and supports extensible.

Reviewed 5 years ago

Good Content and document management.

Pros

We can add our own work flows. It support good search on the documents. Good versioning capabilities. Support many document types

Cons

It is browser compatibility issues There are some problem when uploading large files. It would be good if they add more APIs to integrate

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Used weekly for 6-12 months

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Perfect for content management

Reviewed 5 years ago
Pros

It is a great tool for content management, you have metadata approval flows and anything related to this subject

Cons

The integration with other platforms is not that easy and could definitely be improved, other than that is fine

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Juan J. M.

Computer Software, 11-50 employees

Used other for less than 6 months

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  • Likelihood to recommend2/10

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Very powerful document manager, extremely difficult to customize for real-life workflows.

Reviewed 2 years ago

We started using Alfresco as a document manager. And in that sense, we liked it a lot. But when we wanted to also use its workflow and BPM capabilities we encountered tremendous difficulties, so we finally abandoned the project.

Pros

The document manager is really powerful, flexible, scalable, and robust. It supports different use cases and meets most of the static document management needs (documents that do not flow through the organization).

Cons

Workflow and business process management functionalities are really complex to configure for complex real-life processes. This makes it very costly to build a complete solution (in time and money). But more importantly, it is very difficult to maintain the application, every change is complex, time-consuming, and generates instability in the configured workflow.

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Higher Education, 51-200 employees

Used weekly for 6-12 months

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  • Likelihood to recommend3/10

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really restrictive software for external collaborators

Reviewed 3 years ago

I am a user logged into another business with the goal of delivering files to them and I've found it to be really not end user friendly.

Pros

It can make your life easier as it does not demand special software to be installed on your terminal, just a web browser is enough.

Cons

Depending on your permissions the software won't let you do simple things, like delete or move or copy files you uploaded by mistake in an incorrect folder. It won't let you know of the progress of your uploads or let you know when they are done, a really big problem for big files.

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Pablo R.

Information Technology and Services, 11-50 employees

Used monthly for 1-2 years

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  • Likelihood to recommend9/10

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Alfresco Revie

Reviewed 3 months ago
Pros

Um ótimo gerenciador de conteúdo empresarial e que agrega muito no nosso dia a dia

Cons

Creio que apenas é um pouco complicado para implementar novas funções

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Dana L.

Research, 10,001+ employees

Used monthly for 6-12 months

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  • Likelihood to recommend10/10

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Alfresco

Reviewed 4 years ago
Pros

I like that is used as an online source document library. Everything is in one place and you can upload new versions of documents.

Cons

It's harder to assign users and also a little more challenging to upload new versions, although it is doable.

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Saymon M.

Information Technology and Services, 11-50 employees

Used monthly for 6-12 months

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  • Likelihood to recommend8/10

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Utilização do Alfresco

Reviewed 4 months ago
Pros

Sua versão gratuita é uma solução muito incrível e que atende muito bem as empresas

Cons

Existe uma leve dificuldade em implementar a solução gratuita

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Marco T.

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Alfresco test

Reviewed 6 years ago

We use previous version of alfresco and we have a good performance iin our product, now i am reviewing Alfresco One and there are many good features that can be used in new projects.

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