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Likelihood to Recommend

Alfresco ECM

Alfresco is more suited for almost all working environment that deals with paper, companies which are trendy, vibrant media, techie, courier logistics companies and insurance companies as well. Irrespective of the environment, it less appropriate to introduce the usage to people above 40 who are less interested in any form of new technology development.
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Hippo CMS

The system is ideal if you want to reuse content easily. The "document type" logic, which is not page oriented, but content oriented is a clever and efficient way to build up "content bricks". This guarantees an ideal way to use the same content in different templates or even channels. It can also help to feed some mobile-apps as it is planned in our future online strategy
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Feature Rating Comparison

Enterprise Content Management

Alfresco ECM
7.6
Hippo CMS
Content capture & imaging
Alfresco ECM
8.0
Hippo CMS
File sync, storage & archiving
Alfresco ECM
8.0
Hippo CMS
Document management
Alfresco ECM
8.4
Hippo CMS
Records management
Alfresco ECM
7.8
Hippo CMS
Content search & retrieval
Alfresco ECM
7.2
Hippo CMS
Enterprise content collaboration
Alfresco ECM
7.3
Hippo CMS
Content publishing & creation
Alfresco ECM
7.0
Hippo CMS
Security, risk management & information governance
Alfresco ECM
7.6
Hippo CMS
Contract lifecycle management
Alfresco ECM
7.6
Hippo CMS

Pros

  • Document management i.e. it promotes a paperless office
  • Cloud solution i.e. ability to access content outside your work zone
  • Collaborative web content
  • It also brings content and process together
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  • High scalability and reuse of standard information architecture, templates and features in all countries: Every country will have his own channel, usually multi-language oriented. Product information will be very happy and reuse of content mandatory. The system therefore has to be very robust and scalable.
  • Good usability for back-end users: As more than hundred users will use the system on a daily basis, training had to be as minimal as possible. The backend has to be self-explanatory by itself. Hippo goes this way. If you can use a tree structure and a basic RTEditor, you are ready to use Hippo.
  • State of the art targeting tool: In order to address segmentation of users and to go beyond a simple layout relaunch, our Marketing Department needed a tool which can make use of Personas and build up complex dynamic criterias. Real time analysis of the users behaviors will provide insights and allow the company to build up effective CRM strategies.
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Cons

  • Workflows - I believe that creating workflows from the API is a little cumbersome. I think that they could package a few more generic workflows or it could be a little easier to create one.
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  • Hippo lacks some functionality in the backend to help writers, admins to collaborate. Some internal ticketing system for example would be ideal.
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Likelihood to Renew

Alfresco ECM9.0
Based on 9 answers
The business really enjoys this product and we will continue to use it.
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Hippo CMS10.0
Based on 1 answer
So far, Hippo is our ideal tool given its use of open standards which helps us to have a clear overview of what's coming next in the future Hippo releases. We are very confident in the future-readiness of the product
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Implementation

Alfresco ECM9.0
Based on 1 answer
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.
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Alternatives Considered

- Alfresco provides more capabilities by leveraging open source components. The core architecture itself is JCR compliant which gives easy options for future migrations.- The PDF rendition in Alfresco comes with LibreOffice at no additional cost. - Alfresco support integrations using common industry standards like CMIS, REST, CIFS, FTP, WebDAV, SharePoint Protocol etc.- Workflow development much easier in Alfresco.
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Magnolia, Typo3, Drupal, Hybris, Intershop, RBS Change, Sitefinity, Liferay, Crownpeak, Ektron, EzPublish, Coremedia, Pironet, ModX,...We built up a requirement sheet and banished from the selection all CMS wich would not fullfill more than 2 "mandatory" features. Although Hippo did not perfom well in the collaborative features, its core features were going exactly toward our needs. Major focus was mutli-level architecture, scalability, native multi-languages capabilities and excellent roadmap for future releases. We needed a very active development schedule, especially in the field of targeting and real time analysis of users behaviors
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Return on Investment

  • One company has replaced the Documentum with Alfresco and it has created a positive impact on ROI, as the cost of Alfresco is less compared to Documentum.
  • Another company has used this platform to store Statement of work documents with integration of SFDC., The business is happy to see the integration is seamless.
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  • As we can use one single instance of Hippo CMS to feed 50 different countries websites and more to come (extranets, special user restricted areas, B2B sites, etc), we can easily deploy it and maintenance costs are marginal now compared to the previous situation (different CMS in every country with local hosting, maintenance, etc).
  • As Hippo is future ready, countries are already setting up more complex and efficient digital campaigns. This was impossible before as our systems could not address these needs.
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Pricing Details

Alfresco ECM

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

Hippo CMS

General
Free Trial
Yes
Free/Freemium Version
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
Entry-level set up fee?
Optional
Additional Pricing Details