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Likelihood to Recommend

Alfresco ECM

It seems to handle a large number and volume of documents. However, if you want to deviate from the 'Out of the box' experience, you will need to determine how much customization would be required and how that would be implemented. (Full blown custom UI, dashlets, java programming, scripting, etc)
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IBM API Connect

IBM API connect has made good progress over the last 3 years; it has a strong support team and now trained resources are available. Don’t think there is any drawbacks as of now
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Feature Rating Comparison

Enterprise Content Management

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

API Management

Alfresco ECM
IBM API Connect
9.3
API access control
Alfresco ECM
IBM API Connect
10.0
Rate limits and usage policies
Alfresco ECM
IBM API Connect
10.0
API usage data
Alfresco ECM
IBM API Connect
10.0
API user onboarding
Alfresco ECM
IBM API Connect
6.0
API versioning
Alfresco ECM
IBM API Connect
10.0
Usage billing and payments
Alfresco ECM
IBM API Connect
10.0
API monitoring and logging
Alfresco ECM
IBM API Connect
9.0

Pros

  • Document Management - The ability to store documents, manage custom aspects and metadata. Plus full control over versioning of documents with the ability to check in and out.
  • Custom API's - Alfresco supports multiple API's both internal and external and pretty much allows you to customize and integrate with any application
  • Searching - Lucene and SOLR which are integreated into Alfresco offer a multitude of ways to find documents/folders.
  • Auditing - They have a fairly powerful (although somewhat confusing) auditing system that lets you audit almost any action or service.
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  • API Connect as a platform is very advanced and allow you to create APIs, and host them on the portal seamlessly
  • Datapower is a very powerful gateway which takes care of all the infosec. Very stable product
  • The release management is also super easy, and graduating code from Dev to test and then to prod is well versioned
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Cons

  • Web Content Management should be matured
  • Internal Search
  • Workflow customization with external applications
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  • Currently they use 2 portals one for Test and one for Prod. They should merge them now
  • We wanted some relation between SSL & the application / organisation created in API connect. I believe it’s now part of API connect V6
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Likelihood to Renew

Alfresco ECM9.0
Based on 9 answers
Its a good product for meeting business needs.
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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

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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We selected API connect as both tools have more or less same features, the differentiation was we also use IIB, and seamless integration with IIB was the major factor
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Return on Investment

  • 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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  • The product helped us ensure our API’s are secured, helped us to build trust with our customers and partners
  • The TAT to doing integration using traditional methods like VPN etc has improved cos of API Connect by 80%
  • The cost of maintenance of the product is way lower than any other tech product we are using.
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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

IBM API Connect

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