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Score 6.9 out of 101
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Score 7.4 out of 101

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
7.5
Hippo CMS
Content capture & imaging
Alfresco ECM
7.1
Hippo CMS
File sync, storage & archiving
Alfresco ECM
8.0
Hippo CMS
Document management
Alfresco ECM
8.1
Hippo CMS
Records management
Alfresco ECM
7.2
Hippo CMS
Content search & retrieval
Alfresco ECM
7.1
Hippo CMS
Enterprise content collaboration
Alfresco ECM
7.7
Hippo CMS
Content publishing & creation
Alfresco ECM
7.0
Hippo CMS
Security, risk management & information governance
Alfresco ECM
6.5
Hippo CMS
Contract lifecycle management
Alfresco ECM
7.2
Hippo CMS
Automated workflows
Alfresco ECM
7.0
Hippo CMS
Artificial intelligence
Alfresco ECM
8.0
Hippo CMS
Mobile support
Alfresco ECM
8.0
Hippo CMS
Integration
Alfresco ECM
9.0
Hippo CMS

Pros

Alfresco ECM

  • 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.
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Hippo CMS

  • 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

Alfresco ECM

  • Our greatest need for Alfresco ECM is the functionality to generate public URLS for content. We've accomplished this through our Drupal integration, but at times, it would be very useful to be able to make Alfresco content publicly available without this added layer.
  • Many of our other concerns have been addressed in the latest version and we look forward to that implementation.
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Hippo CMS

  • 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 ECM

Alfresco ECM 9.0
Based on 9 answers
The business really enjoys this product and we will continue to use it.
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Hippo CMS

Hippo CMS 10.0
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 ECM

Alfresco ECM 9.0
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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Hippo CMS

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Alternatives Considered

Alfresco ECM

Ultimately a cost decision - Alfresco community is free and has a decent community and various forums, books, etc available. The enterprise version is far less expensive than other options (although costs can add up depending on the the hardware it's running on). It is built upon alot of other mainstream products such as lucene/solr, spring, java and fits into our environment nicely.
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Hippo CMS

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

Alfresco ECM

  • 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
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Hippo CMS

  • 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

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