What Is Alfresco?

What Is Alfresco?

Alfresco is the exciting open source alternative for enterprise content management. Both innovative and stable, Alfresco produces the highest quality software at the lowest possible cost. Alfresco’s ultimate goal is for their open source alternative to surpass commercial offerings such as Microsoft SharePoint or Documentum when it comes to features, function and benefits.

In 2005, Alfresco was founded by John Newton, a co-founder of Documentum, and John Powell, the former COO of Business Objects. With an experienced staff, Alfresco is already the leading open source content management system available today. Alfresco has communicated with corporations and governments to develop open source strategies.

Cutting edge open source infrastructure components built Alfresco such as MyFaces, Spring, Lucene and Hibernate, based on Aspect-Oriented-Programming. The supported system is 5 times quicker than traditional closed systems and 10 times less expensive. Alfresco focuses on a low cost, open source subscription service with a minimal upfront investment required to offer a whole new choice to professionals.

With pre-built components and lightweight scripts, application development is a breeze. You are not locked into one stack or ECM vendor so you always have choices. Existing hardware, software and skills can be reused to lower the cost of ownership. Instead of making a whole new investment, you can work with components you already paid for.

Alfresco offers document management, web content management, image management, records management, content management interoperability services, collaboration and content platform and repository. This full service system is also open source to deliver maximum value and performance.

Open source takes on a whole new level of efficiency and performance with Alfresco. The system is available in two editions, Alfresco Enterprise Edition and Alfresco Labs. The Enterprise Edition is recommended for governments, corporations and large organizations seeking an open source ECM solution that’s ready for production. Labs is for developers and technical enthusiasts in non-critical environments. Whether your needs are big or small, Alfresco is ready to deliver.

Alfresco document management allows you to use shared drivers and familiar tools such as Microsoft Office. The Alfresco system captures, shares and retains web content and lets users version, search and built their own applications. Simple wizards make it easy to create the content applications you need.

Alfresco web content management allows mass contributions from internal and external users with reusable web scripts and cost effective massive scalability sing commodity hardware and software. Big teams make contributions to a project through web forms or a shared drive using the desktop program of choice. Groups and users preview and test changes with a personal preview of website updates. Collaboration simple with everyone using the tools of their own choice.

Because Alfresco is such as scalable Java content repository, it supports more users with less hardware. You wind up spending less overall because you reuse existing hardware, software and skills. Web 2.0 performance is as simple as cluster, federate and replicate.

Without making a major investment, you get serious performance from Alfresco. Take your business or governmental entity to the next level with easy-to-use, open source Alfresco.