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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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Joomla

Joomla is well suited for 90% of website development projects. The only time I use WordPress is when I want to create a quick and dirty landing page type website and only then because I have a smooth extension that converts the WordPress environment into a basic landing page development platform. Otherwise, I am a Joomla lover and will always turn to it to rely on it's flexibility and robust options. Once you grasp the basic concepts of how the platform works, the sky is the limit in terms of development of function. It just makes sense.
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Feature Rating Comparison

Enterprise Content Management

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

Security

Alfresco ECM
Joomla
8.4
Role-based user permissions
Alfresco ECM
Joomla
8.4

Platform & Infrastructure

Alfresco ECM
Joomla
7.8
API
Alfresco ECM
Joomla
7.5
Internationalization / multi-language
Alfresco ECM
Joomla
8.0

Web Content Creation

Alfresco ECM
Joomla
6.5
WYSIWYG editor
Alfresco ECM
Joomla
7.1
Code quality / cleanliness
Alfresco ECM
Joomla
7.0
Admin section
Alfresco ECM
Joomla
7.8
Page templates
Alfresco ECM
Joomla
5.9
Library of website themes
Alfresco ECM
Joomla
6.3
Mobile optimization / responsive design
Alfresco ECM
Joomla
5.0
Publishing workflow
Alfresco ECM
Joomla
7.1
Form generator
Alfresco ECM
Joomla
6.0

Web Content Management

Alfresco ECM
Joomla
6.5
Content taxonomy
Alfresco ECM
Joomla
6.0
SEO support
Alfresco ECM
Joomla
5.8
Bulk management
Alfresco ECM
Joomla
7.0
Availability / breadth of extensions
Alfresco ECM
Joomla
7.2
Community / comment management
Alfresco ECM
Joomla
6.6

Pros

  • 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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  • Joomla has a Built in Media Manager that allows you to create your own folder, name it whatever you like, and then configure the settings of your Media Manager to redirect to the new folder. Then, after that is complete, you can create other folders inside of the “Main Media” folder in a proper organized hierarchical manner.
  • Joomla’s Menu Manager is extensive and configurable. Joomla allows for an Unlimited amount of Links to have in your Unlimited amount of Menus.
  • No Separate “Page” and Separate “Post.” There’s only one type: “Article.” ALL “Pages” are “Articles.” All “Posts” are “Articles.”
  • Joomla has Unlimited Custom Module Management – Joomla gives you the ability to create your entire website out of Modules or simply create and manage as many modules as you want. You could put them anywhere you want, in any place, on any page you want. You can even put Modules into the Menu Items.
  • Joomla has a Built-in Access Control List (ACL). This allows you to create Specific Groups and then you can add Specific Users to those groups and manage with a fine granular approach, which group can access which individual part or element in the website.
  • Joomla lets you Sign-in to the website from the Front-End and edit/update content in Articles and Modules.
  • With Joomla there is one central place for installing Templates, Components, Plugins, or Modules: the Extension Manager
  • Joomla has built in Cache Control. This gives your site a quicker response to requests, if nothing has been change to an article or other element.
  • Joomla has a built in Contact Manager that includes Google’s new reCAPTCHA v2. This is the modern version that helps to block spam and other malicious submissions.
  • Joomla has built in Global Check in for items. Useful if you want to quickly return articles and release them from users editing it.
  • Joomla has a built in Language Manager. Very useful for International Websites or websites that welcome people who speak different languages.
  • Joomla is compatible with Microsoft Windows SQL Server and Microsoft Windows IIS Server so it could be seamlessly used in a Microsoft Environment. Most corporations run on Windows Networks with Windows Servers.
  • Joomla has a built in Authentication – LDAP plugin that synchronizes with Microsoft Windows Server’s Active Directory so you can just use your standard A.D. Login to sign in to Joomla on your organization’s Intranet Website. Implementing a Joomla based "Intranet" is a great low cost solution.
  • Joomla has built in Nested Categories. This provides for a more organized hierarchical atmosphere.
  • Joomla has built in Revision Control. In case something goes wrong in an article, you could revert back to a previous version.
  • Joomla has built in Tag Management. Tags help users to find articles pertaining to specific subject matters.
  • Joomla has built in Search Engine Optimization (SEO) settings on important parts of the Website including: Articles and Menus. This is where you can insert keywords and metadata. This helps with search engines.
  • Joomla has Search Engine Friendly (SEF) URL abilities that use Apache Mod_Re-Write. Instead of the user trying to read "?=itemid1" they will easily read "about" or "services" in the url of their web browser.
  • For Developers and Software Engineers:
  • Joomla is Object-Oriented Designed - Unlike Joomla's main competitors: Drupal and WordPress, Joomla, is an Object Oriented Designed (OOD) CMS. Object-Oriented Programming (OOP) takes the view that what we really care about are the "objects" we want to manipulate rather than the logic required to manipulate them. One of the principal advantages of object-oriented programming techniques over procedural programming techniques is that they enable programmers to create modules that do not need to be changed when a new type of object is added. A programmer can simply create a new object that inherits many of its features from existing objects. This makes object-oriented programs easier to modify.
  • For Developers and Software Engineers:
  • Joomla is MVC - Also unlike Joomla's competitors, Joomla's architecture is MVC. Model–View–Controller (MVC) is a software architectural pattern for implementing user interfaces. It divides a given software application into three interconnected parts, so as to separate internal representations of information from the ways that information is presented to or accepted from the user.
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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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  • Joomla is SLOWER than its competitors. Although, with the implementation of new Solid State Device Hard Drives in Modern Website Host Servers, the slowness is becoming less noticeable.
  • The Image Editing abilities of the built in Media Manager are USELESS. WordPress is much better at built-in Image Editing.
  • The ability to either turn off or turn on, Automatic Menu Item Creation does NOT exist. WordPress is much better at that.
  • Sometimes, it seems like Joomla or its database becomes confused and\or Cache Build Up becomes a problem, and then the cache has to be cleaned out.
  • There is no built-in Automatic Cache Cleaning at configurable intervals.
  • The updating and upgrading process is easier than it ever has been, but it’s still not as flawless and as easygoing as WordPress.
  • NO Automatic Update abilities for Components, Modules, or Plugins.
  • Joomla is NOT nearly as popular or as used as WordPress.
  • Joomla lacks a comprehensive Preview ability. And there really isn't a good plugin for it. WordPress's Preview ability is far superior to both Joomla and Drupal.
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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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Joomla10.0
Based on 28 answers
I would really rather use Joomla over WordPress and Drupal any day.
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Usability

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic
Joomla9.9
Based on 7 answers
I think it is a great application that allows people to start using right away but has the features for more complex users.
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Performance

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic
Joomla7.8
Based on 2 answers
Today's Modern Joomla performs very well and is robust and durable. The pages load faster than they ever did in the past and Modern Joomla's integration into other software or systems has become seamless. Modern Joomla sites will last long and will stay running forever.
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Support

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic
Joomla10.0
Based on 4 answers
I would say the Joomla.org support team does a great job for being volunteers. I however think good 3rd party developers and resources provide excellent support that I utilize often.
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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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Joomla8.7
Based on 3 answers
Make sure that PHP.ini is set to at least 60 ms for computer priority, 60MB for maximum downloads and 128MB for uploads. This is the minimum. It is best to run Joomla on a business host if you are using a shared hosting environment so that there are fewer accounts on the server. Make sure you have access to the root on CPanel. Be sure to point the DNS to the host and set up all zones prior to implementation and run your new version in a sub-domain hidden from the live version until you are ready to cut over.
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Alternatives Considered

As already explained earlier, the cost of licensing and support comes down very much by using Alfresco compared to Stellent and Sharepoint. Plus the overall performance and feature set is much broader for Alfresco. Since it is a newly developed content management system, it combines the features and best practices from already existing systems.
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Joomla! is great for large data applications such as sites that hold a large number of products. WordPress and Drupal have very clean and fluid front ends; however that lack the data driven power needed for online retailers. Joomla! sites can be made with responsive layouts and controls like WordPress and Drupal, but are not as simple to setup as Drupal and WordPress. WordPress setup is "So easy a caveman can do it." Joomla! requires a bit more, but your ROI will be greater. In the end it really boils down to what you want to do with your website. If it is more of a billboard with limited functionality I would say use WordPress or Drupal, but if you need some real functionality and tools, more of a web-system, then I would hands down recommend Joomla!.
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Return on Investment

  • At Sony Pictures, Alfresco had a direct impact on efficiency. Since the documents upload was faster and more robust, the users across the departments were able to access the documents via their software applications very quickly and they no longer had to wait.
  • The cost of licensing and product support for content management was reduced.
  • The number of support calls for IT staff got reduced by huge margin.
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  • A down stream effect of our Joomla! website's contact form has been improved customer service and response time. Our previous site did not have a contact page and there for the only way to reach our team was through a direct email to a sales person or by calling the headquarters.
  • We also sell products on the Amazon marketplace and by referencing the products being sold on our Joomla website we were able to drive consumer traffic to purchase there, for small quantity orders.
  • Saving Money! Because Joomla is open source and fairly quick to setup we were able to save a great deal of cost over other solutions. Joomla also runs well on open source serves such as Ubuntu or another flavor of Linux with MySQL.
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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

Joomla

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