by Alfresco Software Inc
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Framework: Java
License: Open Source, Annual Plan
Product Cost: N/A
Implementation Cost: N/A


Alfresco is a free enterprise content management system for Microsoft Windows and Unix-like operating systems. Alfresco comes in two flavors. Alfresco Community Edition is free software, LGPL licensed open source and open standards. Alfresco Enterprise Edition is commercially & proprietary licensed open source, open standards and enterprise scale. Its design is geared towards users who require a high degree of modularity and scalable performance. Alfresco includes a content repository, an out-of-the-box web portal framework for managing and using standard portal content, a CIFS interface that provides file system compatibility on Microsoft Windows and Unix-like operating systems, a web content management system capable of virtualizing webapps and static sites via Apache Tomcat, Lucene indexing, and Activiti workflow. The Alfresco system is developed using Java technology.

Alfresco Web Editor

Modify and create content directly within the web application without having to understand how the content is stored

Collaborative Environment

Using the advanced social collaboration capabilities of Alfresco Share to work with globally distributed virtual teams


Transformation tools automatically convert office files into web-ready formats for publishing – removing manual conversion processes

Interface of choice

Users can choose from a range of different interfaces for creating and updating web content

Make Updates from the Desktop

Allowing user to ‘mount’ Alfresco just like a shared network drive. Users can continue to use existing desktop tools and simply use drag-and-drop to upload new content without the need for downloads or plugins

Make Updates from Microsoft Office

Using the Microsoft SharePoint protocol, users can seamlessly upload and modify web content from within standard Office tools

Enterprise Business Process

Support for business processes that control how new content is managed through a review and approval process to ensure the right information is published at the right time

Site Creation

Ability to quickly create new sites, or micro-sites, to support new marketing campaigns or corporate initiatives

Standards Driven

Based on industry standard development tools (Java, Spring, Java Script, Freemarker, XMLT, etc.) allows developers to leverage existing skill sets

Open Source

Provides a scalable development platform that is quickly downloaded and easily extended to meet business needs

Script Support

Light weight scripting environment speeds application development without the need for application restarts

Content Reuse

Transformation services can repurpose content for delivery through multiple channels – web, smart phone, tablets, etc.

Dynamic CMIS Runtime

Provides an industry-standard platform that future proofs development investment and removes vendor tie-in

Multi-tier Deployment

Editorial and delivery environments to meet Enterprise security, redundancy and scalability requirements. Transfer and Deployment Services – 

Easily publish content between multiple environments

Flexibility and Scalability

Add more Alfresco as your requirements change. Using repository clustering, flexible deployment and transfer services, architects can define and build web infrastructures that they can scale to meet future business demands

Full CMIS Support

Provides repository interoperability, reduces vendor lock-in and simplifies content migration


Capability Availability
Document Library Yes
Event Management Yes
Jobs Yes
Search Yes
Publishing Workflow Yes
Analytics/ Statistics Yes
Personalization Yes
Taxonomy Yes
Multilingual Yes
Mobile Website Support Yes
FAQs Yes
Meta Data Tags Yes
Workflow Framework Yes
Mobile Authoring Client Yes
Audit Trail Yes
Photo Gallery Yes
Geolocation Yes
Sitemap Yes
Preview for Mobile Device Layouts Yes
Multi-Site Yes


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