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Likelihood to Recommend

Alfresco ECM

Alfresco is split into 2 web applications: the Alfresco core engine, and the Share Collaboration web user interface. If the Share UI is not appropriate to the use case, it's really easy to build an other UI on the top of the engine. Alfresco provides by default a lot of API and you can develop more if needed really simply and quickly.
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Joomla

Joomla! is one of the best open-source to create and build web portal and applications. Especially related with e-Commerce project. From the beginning of its appearance until now, Joomla already received many awards in the IT industry. With this extensive and flexible features, this Joomla! platform will suitable for many industries from small to corporate company.Again there will be no silver bullet for all purpose. For someone that require very high customization on their website then Joomla! is not for them.
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Feature Rating Comparison

Enterprise Content Management

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

Security

Alfresco ECM
Joomla
8.5
Role-based user permissions
Alfresco ECM
Joomla
8.5

Platform & Infrastructure

Alfresco ECM
Joomla
7.8
API
Alfresco ECM
Joomla
7.4
Internationalization / multi-language
Alfresco ECM
Joomla
8.2

Web Content Creation

Alfresco ECM
Joomla
6.7
WYSIWYG editor
Alfresco ECM
Joomla
7.3
Code quality / cleanliness
Alfresco ECM
Joomla
7.3
Admin section
Alfresco ECM
Joomla
7.6
Page templates
Alfresco ECM
Joomla
6.0
Library of website themes
Alfresco ECM
Joomla
6.3
Mobile optimization / responsive design
Alfresco ECM
Joomla
5.5
Publishing workflow
Alfresco ECM
Joomla
7.3
Form generator
Alfresco ECM
Joomla
6.1

Web Content Management

Alfresco ECM
Joomla
6.8
Content taxonomy
Alfresco ECM
Joomla
6.5
SEO support
Alfresco ECM
Joomla
6.2
Bulk management
Alfresco ECM
Joomla
7.2
Availability / breadth of extensions
Alfresco ECM
Joomla
7.3
Community / comment management
Alfresco ECM
Joomla
6.7

Pros

  • Alfresco is able to handle a very large number of documents without requiring huge server capacity.
  • Alfresco is able to connect to the cloud solution and to share documents with an external organisation without security issues.
  • Alfresco implements standards like CMIS, and provides very simple integration points.
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  • Framework stability and continuous development by a dedicated group of developers
  • Comprehensive network of extension developers providing a wide range of solutions via components, modules and plugins that will accomplish virtually any web related functionality goal
  • Well organized, active support community that is communicative and easy to tap in to.
  • Reasonably priced template options offered by a variety of professional companies focused on the ongoing development of cutting edge templates to reflect the latest trends and features.
  • Easy to customize and build off of without the need for repeated redevelopment when the time comes to revamp and renew a sites' look/feel
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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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  • It would be nice to see more of the "internet marketing" based extensions that easily incorporate marketing strategies like email list building, user/mobile friendly popups, etc. There are some available now but it will be nice when they become more plentiful.
  • Would like for more SEO options to be built into the core framework but it is simple enough to install extensions to meet those needs.
  • Transitioning from major versions can be a tough transition. (i.e. moving from J2.5 to J3) It can be time consuming and tricky to upgrade. They seem to be working on that in the latest version - J3
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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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Joomla10.0
Based on 28 answers
I would really rather use Joomla over WordPress and Drupal any day.
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Usability

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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

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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WordPress and Drupal are all backed by corporate groups that don't foster the open source community which I want to support. Joomla! is non-profit and 100% volunteer based and the time I put into Joomla! outputs a better product for my clients and everyone else
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Return on Investment

  • One company has replaced the Documentum with Alfresco and it has created a positive impact on ROI, as the cost of Alfresco is less compared to Documentum.
  • Another company has used this platform to store Statement of work documents with integration of SFDC., The business is happy to see the integration is seamless.
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  • Faster Development Time
  • Reduced Client Training
  • Ability to manage users with ACL
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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