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Alfresco ECM

53 Ratings

iManage Work

9 Ratings

Alfresco ECM

53 Ratings
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Score 7.8 out of 101

iManage Work

9 Ratings
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Score 7.6 out of 101

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Likelihood to Recommend

Alfresco ECM

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.
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iManage Work

iManage Work is a great solution for a smaller business. It provides a quick, easy way to store and share documents. It works with Outlook, which almost everyone utilizes, so it's a good way to get into document management. iManage Work is capable of scaling, but it is not necessarily the best solution for it. There are many other solutions that scale very nicely for enterprise size.
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Feature Rating Comparison

Enterprise Content Management

Alfresco ECM
7.7
iManage Work
Content capture & imaging
Alfresco ECM
8.0
iManage Work
File sync, storage & archiving
Alfresco ECM
8.0
iManage Work
Document management
Alfresco ECM
8.5
iManage Work
Records management
Alfresco ECM
7.9
iManage Work
Content search & retrieval
Alfresco ECM
7.1
iManage Work
Enterprise content collaboration
Alfresco ECM
7.4
iManage Work
Content publishing & creation
Alfresco ECM
7.0
iManage Work
Security, risk management & information governance
Alfresco ECM
7.5
iManage Work
Contract lifecycle management
Alfresco ECM
7.5
iManage Work

Pros

  • Basic workflows are easy enough for casual users to set up and utilize.
  • Cloud sync capability provides a great way to share documents with third parties and to use as a backup system for critical documents.
  • Alfresco mobile app makes it easy for those on the road to access, approve and share documents.
  • Folder rules are easy to set up and make assignment of metadata easier to automate.
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  • Very reliable, once setup it is usually pretty flawless outside of Outlook-related issues.
  • Simple and easy to use organization of files and groups.
  • Customizable for different departments or sections to divide up access and partition document system.
  • Allows collaboration with outside parties and makes sharing documents quick and easy.
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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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  • Complicated setup. On initial installation it is cumbersome to configure on each workstation just to connect to service.
  • Does not enforce structure. Once setting up structure, users can save outside of iManage Work and make their own files and folders under pre-configured system.
  • Outlook is a finicky software, access to iManage Work depends on Outlook, nothing against iManage Work, but it sometimes has issues caused by the application it relies on.
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Likelihood to Renew

Alfresco ECM9.0
Based on 9 answers
We have too much invested into it now to choose a different product. We have been using them from almost the beginning, and have seen decent improvements in documentation, functionality and customer support
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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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Worldox and Worldox Enterprise do a superb job for document management. iManage Work has the edge in that it's cloud hosted, but so is Worldox Enterprise. Worldox forces assimilation by integrating with Office applications and controlling where items are saved to. iManage Work does not enforce this habit or policy. NetDocuments is very similar to iManage Work but relies much more heavily on browser based access. This may be preferable to iManage Work as one can simply use a browser to access data versus a complicated Outlook configuration.
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Return on Investment

  • Popular and open source Enterprise content Management system.
  • It can fit easily on any variety of client/customer for small/large buissness
  • Provides many out of box features.
  • Community version is free/open to use so small business owners can use all features without investing.
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  • From a price standpoint, iManage Work is very reasonably and competitively priced product.
  • You get what you work for out of it. If you setup iManage Work properly and enforce structure, it is a great solution.
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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

iManage Work

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