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Score 8.6 out of 100
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Score 8.3 out of 100

Likelihood to Recommend

Alfresco Content Services

If you have regulatory or business needs that require saving email into Alfresco and you are using Outlook for Mac, you may need to perform significant customization to make it work. Additionally, if you will have users that will be members to a large numbers of sites over time, you need to thoroughly explore what functionality will be degraded or lost and how to mitigate the impact. Other than these two scenarios, I cannot think of any scenarios where Alfresco would not be well suited to an organization's needs.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Citrix ShareFile

ShareFile works very well for sending encrypted attachments through the Outlook app. The one-click feature makes it intuitive for users. There are two scenarios I can think of where it wouldn't fit as well. If you have a significant user base who does not use the Outlook app ShareFile may be harder to implement as users would have to go to the web portal. Additionally, the Outlook app has an automated feature where it will encrypt files over a certain size. This inconsistency can annoy some users but that will be more of a deployment detail.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Feature Rating Comparison

Enterprise Content Management

Alfresco Content Services
8.1
Citrix ShareFile
Content capture & imaging
Alfresco Content Services
5.5
Citrix ShareFile
File sync, storage & archiving
Alfresco Content Services
9.3
Citrix ShareFile
Document management
Alfresco Content Services
9.9
Citrix ShareFile
Records management
Alfresco Content Services
8.6
Citrix ShareFile
Content search & retrieval
Alfresco Content Services
9.8
Citrix ShareFile
Enterprise content collaboration
Alfresco Content Services
8.6
Citrix ShareFile
Content publishing & creation
Alfresco Content Services
7.0
Citrix ShareFile
Security, risk management & information governance
Alfresco Content Services
9.1
Citrix ShareFile
Contract lifecycle management
Alfresco Content Services
7.6
Citrix ShareFile
Automated workflows
Alfresco Content Services
9.2
Citrix ShareFile
Artificial intelligence
Alfresco Content Services
8.0
Citrix ShareFile
Mobile support
Alfresco Content Services
4.0
Citrix ShareFile
Integration
Alfresco Content Services
9.3
Citrix ShareFile

File Sharing & Management

Alfresco Content Services
Citrix ShareFile
8.0
Versioning
Alfresco Content Services
Citrix ShareFile
8.1
Video files
Alfresco Content Services
Citrix ShareFile
7.1
Audio files
Alfresco Content Services
Citrix ShareFile
6.6
Document collaboration
Alfresco Content Services
Citrix ShareFile
7.4
Access control
Alfresco Content Services
Citrix ShareFile
9.4
File search
Alfresco Content Services
Citrix ShareFile
8.6
Device sync
Alfresco Content Services
Citrix ShareFile
8.8

Cloud Storage Security & Administration

Alfresco Content Services
Citrix ShareFile
8.9
User and role management
Alfresco Content Services
Citrix ShareFile
9.0
File organization
Alfresco Content Services
Citrix ShareFile
9.0
Device management
Alfresco Content Services
Citrix ShareFile
8.8

Cloud Storage Platform

Alfresco Content Services
Citrix ShareFile
8.4
Performance
Alfresco Content Services
Citrix ShareFile
8.4
Reliability
Alfresco Content Services
Citrix ShareFile
8.7
Storage Reports
Alfresco Content Services
Citrix ShareFile
8.2

Pros

Alfresco Content Services

  • Integration with other applications, namely Drupal and Moodle, was simple and works beautifully.
  • The UI is intuitive, clean, and friendly. Users have required little training for basic functionality.
  • We have been pleased with the overall system performance of Alfresco Enterprise Content Management.
Julie Henn | TrustRadius Reviewer

Citrix ShareFile

  • Authenticated electronic document signatures--self-signing, and sending out for signatures. This is a robust feature that also allows for additional information to be added to documents being sent for signatures, such as dates, notes, and items omitted but needed.
  • Encrypted emails through ShareFile, Citrix apps for Outlook, Gmail, and Mac email systems. Encrypted email messages cannot be cut/pasted, nor forwarded without encryption. If only the attachments need to be encrypted, the email message can be unencrypted. Also, two options for securely opening an encrypted email (one with less credentials, one with more).
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Cons

Alfresco Content Services

  • Alfresco Process Services and Alfresco Application Development Framework integration makes for best functionality/application of ECM.
  • Use case alignment - Marketing content and documentation of specific business requirements and user stories being available as reference material/documentation.
  • Integration with multiple silos for content.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Citrix ShareFile

  • Software can close or quit all on its own sometimes.
  • The password reset can be a pain with all the "choose a picture" steps to prove you are not a robot.
  • I sometimes see issues with synchronizing long file paths and special characters.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Likelihood to Renew

Alfresco Content Services

Alfresco Content Services 9.0
Based on 9 answers
As per the current market and the line of products that are available for content and document management system, Alfresco is a very good option compared to other systems in terms of features and cost. Plus the community support is great. Also since the product is open source, it can be extended or understood in a better way.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Citrix ShareFile

Citrix ShareFile 10.0
Based on 4 answers
The cost is fair and the program does what it has promised to do. Customer service is attentive. I'm not aware of any better-sounding file sharing systems out there that would tempt us to discontinue ShareFile.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Usability

Alfresco Content Services

Alfresco Content Services 5.0
Based on 1 answer
Alfresco Content Services' UI has never been its strength from the beginning. Therefore, rating it from a usability standpoint, I will not rank it high. However, Alfresco Content Services can easily be integrated with any application and leveraged as a backend CMS or DM system. With the new Angular-based UI approach, it's very much possible to create custom UI on top of it as required.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Citrix ShareFile

Citrix ShareFile 8.8
Based on 15 answers
ShareFile is so easy to use I was able to download all of my projects files and have them set up to sync before my supervisor could even come over to explain the process to me. It is a neatly organized and intuitive software that allows even the less tech-savvy to become power users.
christian Maxwell | TrustRadius Reviewer

Performance

Alfresco Content Services

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Citrix ShareFile

Citrix ShareFile 9.0
Based on 26 answers
Easy to use, easy to integrate with Outlook. I only gave it a 9 because I have found that sometimes it does not play nicely with Outlook and can slow it down. But, when that happens (not frequent), I restart Outlook and all is well again
Andrew Simpson | TrustRadius Reviewer

Support Rating

Alfresco Content Services

Alfresco Content Services 8.0
Based on 3 answers
I am not big fan of Alfresco Content Services' support; it works on its own speed and sometimes it becomes challenging to achieve business needs. However, I appreciate regular delivery of security patches and updates
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Citrix ShareFile

Citrix ShareFile 8.9
Based on 16 answers
We find that tickets circle around Level 1 techs and response time is slow as Australia is not in a great time zone compared to their support team. When escalated to Level 2 and 3, sometimes issues get resolved but we find many times that our environment is blamed and they do not always take responsibility of their platform. We have also sometimes had to escalate issues to our local technical and sales reps to see any progress on tickets.
Alvin Landicho | TrustRadius Reviewer

Implementation Rating

Alfresco Content Services

Alfresco Content Services 9.0
Based on 2 answers
Process was relatively smooth and overall, downtime minimal. MSI was very responsive to our needs and made the transition easier than it otherwise might have been.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Citrix ShareFile

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Alternatives Considered

Alfresco Content Services

All software has some pros and some cons. Alfresco has some good pluses, and suits our environment very well. It fit perfectly in the place that we are working on. That is why we decided to go with this software. Overall, the kind of content management that needs to be done in an organization is what would determine which software to use.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Citrix ShareFile

Dropbox was sufficient, but it required downloading Adobe Acrobat. And I'll tell you this - many people in our organization aren't the best with installing the 'right' software (i.e., they do a Google search, click a link, click the wrong download button and install some other nonsense like a toolbar or what have you) and then it has caused more issues than are needed. ShareFile is plug & play.
Steffany Winkelmann | TrustRadius Reviewer

Return on Investment

Alfresco Content Services

  • Instant document lookup - No paper files to mail which saves in all areas of postage, truck delivery, physical storage warehouse space, printing, etc
  • No longer losing important documents - Previously with paper files things would go missing and those could be costly reports/assessments.
  • Ability to secure documents and provide access to only those who should be allowed to see that content
Jeff Neeve | TrustRadius Reviewer

Citrix ShareFile

  • POSITIVE IMPACT: Considering the process we were using prior to ShareFile (FTP and WinZip), our ROI was almost immediate. ShareFile took the complexity out of the process and gave us control and audits over our file collaboration functions.
  • POSITIVE IMPACT: We all know that a happy user is soo much better than an unhappy one. I have approximately 20 users at this time and they have provided nothing but POSITIVE remarks about how simple and fast it is to use.
  • POSITIVE IMPACT: Centralized management as an IT Manager is paramount. ShareFile is easy to manage and deploy to end users. I would say it's as close to effortless as it can possibly be.
Joe Spradlin | TrustRadius Reviewer

Pricing Details

Alfresco Content Services

General

Free Trial
Free/Freemium Version
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
Entry-level set up fee?
No

Alfresco Content Services Editions & Modules

Additional Pricing Details

Citrix ShareFile

General

Free Trial
Free/Freemium Version
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
Entry-level set up fee?
No

Citrix ShareFile Editions & Modules

Edition
Standard$55 ($50)1
Advanced$85 ($77)1
Premium$135 ($122)1
Virtual Data Room$375 ($338)1
  1. per month (billed annually)
Additional Pricing Details

Rating Summary

Likelihood to Recommend

Alfresco Content Services
8.6
Citrix ShareFile
8.5

Likelihood to Renew

Alfresco Content Services
9.0
Citrix ShareFile
10.0

Usability

Alfresco Content Services
5.0
Citrix ShareFile
8.8

Performance

Alfresco Content Services
Citrix ShareFile
9.0

Support Rating

Alfresco Content Services
8.0
Citrix ShareFile
8.9

Implementation Rating

Alfresco Content Services
9.0
Citrix ShareFile

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