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Score 7.4 out of 101

Joomla

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Score 7.6 out of 101

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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Joomla

Joomla! is a great CMS for companies who are looking for flexibility and extensibility. With the right set of extensions, it's extremely secure and able to power any type of website, from simple to complex. Any time a business wants to do more than just put up content and pretty pictures on their website, Joomla! is my recommendation. For companies, however, that are looking for simple brochure websites without a lot of complexity, it might be too much. Also, for companies that are looking for enterprise-level solutions with white-glove support, an open-source CMS may generally not be the best path, unless they also have a dedicated vendor who provides that type of support.
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Feature Rating Comparison

Enterprise Content Management

Alfresco ECM
8.0
Joomla
Content capture & imaging
Alfresco ECM
8.5
Joomla
File sync, storage & archiving
Alfresco ECM
8.9
Joomla
Document management
Alfresco ECM
8.9
Joomla
Records management
Alfresco ECM
8.4
Joomla
Content search & retrieval
Alfresco ECM
8.4
Joomla
Enterprise content collaboration
Alfresco ECM
8.7
Joomla
Content publishing & creation
Alfresco ECM
6.0
Joomla
Security, risk management & information governance
Alfresco ECM
8.0
Joomla
Contract lifecycle management
Alfresco ECM
6.2
Joomla
Automated workflows
Alfresco ECM
8.5
Joomla
Artificial intelligence
Alfresco ECM
8.0
Joomla
Mobile support
Alfresco ECM
6.5
Joomla
Integration
Alfresco ECM
8.5
Joomla

Security

Alfresco ECM
Joomla
8.8
Role-based user permissions
Alfresco ECM
Joomla
8.8

Platform & Infrastructure

Alfresco ECM
Joomla
8.4
API
Alfresco ECM
Joomla
8.2
Internationalization / multi-language
Alfresco ECM
Joomla
8.7

Web Content Creation

Alfresco ECM
Joomla
7.5
WYSIWYG editor
Alfresco ECM
Joomla
7.4
Code quality / cleanliness
Alfresco ECM
Joomla
7.5
Admin section
Alfresco ECM
Joomla
8.2
Page templates
Alfresco ECM
Joomla
7.5
Library of website themes
Alfresco ECM
Joomla
7.4
Mobile optimization / responsive design
Alfresco ECM
Joomla
7.4
Publishing workflow
Alfresco ECM
Joomla
7.6
Form generator
Alfresco ECM
Joomla
7.2

Web Content Management

Alfresco ECM
Joomla
7.8
Content taxonomy
Alfresco ECM
Joomla
7.9
SEO support
Alfresco ECM
Joomla
7.3
Bulk management
Alfresco ECM
Joomla
8.0
Availability / breadth of extensions
Alfresco ECM
Joomla
8.0
Community / comment management
Alfresco ECM
Joomla
7.9

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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Joomla

  • It is very easy to create any project using Joomla. Easy to use and easy to publish and maintain.
  • Joomla! has many add-on and extensions to support the full range of features.
  • It is based on Open Source with the strong support from many communities
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Cons

Alfresco ECM

  • Alfresco Process Services and Alfresco Application Development Framework integration makes for best functionality/application of ECM.
  • Use case alignment - Marketing content and documentation of specific business requirements and user stories being available as reference material/documentation.
  • Integration with multiple silos for content.
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Joomla

  • Updating was never as seamless/easy as it seems to be with Wordpress. Obviously we accounted for this with our own workflow/methods, but I remember whenever we did WordPress updates it always seemed a breeze compared to the time/energy involved with a Joomla update/upgrade.
  • For a while (I think this has changed some) Joomla left itself open to attacks when administrators were not as well versed as they should be. There were developer additions that did security checks/audits for you, but the CMS was the subject of a lot of attacks when left in the hands of our clients for a long time (who had changed permissions to make editing easier/convenient). Ideally the CMS would have been more restrictive on some of these things to prevent easy abuse. Obviously this is more the fault of the misinformed/human then the CMS, but it could have been more dummy-proof.
  • No native versioning. There are some community extensions that add this functionality, but they pale in comparison to the versioning plugins of other CMS's (WordPress specifically). Again this was some time ago and in our experience, it could have changed by now.
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Likelihood to Renew

Alfresco ECM

Alfresco ECM 9.0
Based on 9 answers
As per the current market and the line of products that are available for content and document management system, Alfresco is a very good option compared to other systems in terms of features and cost. Plus the community support is great. Also since the product is open source, it can be extended or understood in a better way.
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Joomla

Joomla 10.0
Based on 28 answers
I gave it a rating of 10 because I just love how Joomla! works, how it is set up and how it handles many users. Also it is very fast, and there is no overload on the MySQL database or servers ever.
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Usability

Alfresco ECM

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Joomla

Joomla 9.9
Based on 7 answers
Joomla! 3.x is easily installed either manually or via a script provided by your host. It contains most of the tools needed to begin creating websites right from the start. Those features that it doesn't have are easily installed via links and buttons from the thousands of extensions available in the community
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Performance

Alfresco ECM

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Joomla

Joomla 7.8
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

Alfresco ECM

Alfresco ECM 9.0
Based on 1 answer
Great support depends on SI chosen
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Joomla

Joomla 10.0
Based on 4 answers
Between the core Joomla developers who are excellent at answering questions and providing support, you have a whole community of developers who work with Joomla and are happy to help fellow developers out answering questions and supporting the Joomla project. Out of the many communities I am involved in for open-source software, Joomla's community is by far the best.
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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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Joomla

Joomla 8.7
Based on 3 answers
Joomla has gone through tremendous growing pains. It is now better than ever. But before, when it was going from 1.5-2.5, the templates and plugins would break over and over again. If you don't understand what Joomla was trying to do back then, you might have a bad attitude toward it. Today, those pains are over and things don't break like they used to during that time period.
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Alternatives Considered

Alfresco ECM

All software has some pros and some cons. Alfresco has some good pluses, and suits our environment very well. It fit perfectly in the place that we are working on. That is why we decided to go with this software. Overall, the kind of content management that needs to be done in an organization is what would determine which software to use.
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Joomla

I think Joomla is on-par with Drupal and Umbraco and similar platforms, but WordPress does seem to be above it. WordPress has become so common that there are more and more features becoming available to it that exceed the Joomla platform and make it hard to compete with. WordPress is also a lot easier for new users to get into and understand, but Joomla is still relatively simple.
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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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Joomla

  • Reduces Maintenance Expense - Simple interface saves clients money on site management by allowing inhouse management where desired
  • Ease of Updating - Reduces website upgrade expense by allowing template upgrades without the need for redevelopment of content
  • Scalability is huge - Client gains entry to an enterprise level web presence with a smaller budget and can grow/add functionality as the budget allows without a redevelopment of the entire site.
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Pricing Details

Alfresco ECM

General

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

Joomla

General

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

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