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Alfresco ECM

53 Ratings

Alfresco ECM

53 Ratings
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Score 7.8 out of 101

IBM API Connect

3 Ratings
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Score 8.8 out of 101

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Likelihood to Recommend

Alfresco ECM

Make sure that if you are the person implementing the Alfresco software that you know what the major revision upgrades are.
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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
7.7
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
8.5
IBM API Connect
Records management
Alfresco ECM
7.9
IBM API Connect
Content search & retrieval
Alfresco ECM
7.1
IBM API Connect
Enterprise content collaboration
Alfresco ECM
7.4
IBM API Connect
Content publishing & creation
Alfresco ECM
7.0
IBM API Connect
Security, risk management & information governance
Alfresco ECM
7.5
IBM API Connect
Contract lifecycle management
Alfresco ECM
7.5
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

  • Collaboration - it is an excellent tool for collaboration and makes it very easy for several people to work on projects together.
  • Scripting - If there is something that Alfresco does not do natively, you can use their custom API to do almost anything that you want.
  • Interface - The interface of the application is nice and neat, and is very easy to use and understand.
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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

  • Alfresco is a bundle of technology packaged together, so this solution requires a lot of expertise if you want to customize a lot your solution.
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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
The Alfresco market is bigger and bigger and it's logic. It's really a product that provides innovation quite often. Alfresco implements the standard CMIS 1.1 (before that the standard has been published), they provides interesting tools like IPhone apps or Android apps. The latest 4.2 version provides as well a new re-branded user interface.
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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

Open source good product
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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

  • Sometimes, to switch from a paper world to an electronic world can be painful for users. Because of its flexibility, Alfresco is always welcomed by end users. Alfresco becomes really a tool that help the user and not a constraint.
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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