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Score 7.6 out of 101
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Score 7.1 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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Liferay Digital Experience Platform (DXP)

Liferay Portal is a framework which comes with a fine grained security/permission model, (Web) Content Management, Authentication and Authorization, outbox portlets with different features to manage content or users. So if any business application has below questions then I can recommend not to use Liferay as a platform.
  • Application is big but not content or user driven.
  • Application with few static contents.
  • Application with batch transactions(DB) i.e. insert , update db records in batch.
  • Application with ERP capabilities.
  • Application with Big Data support.
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Feature Rating Comparison

Enterprise Content Management

Alfresco ECM
8.0
Liferay Digital Experience Platform (DXP)
Content capture & imaging
Alfresco ECM
8.5
Liferay Digital Experience Platform (DXP)
File sync, storage & archiving
Alfresco ECM
8.9
Liferay Digital Experience Platform (DXP)
Document management
Alfresco ECM
9.0
Liferay Digital Experience Platform (DXP)
Records management
Alfresco ECM
8.4
Liferay Digital Experience Platform (DXP)
Content search & retrieval
Alfresco ECM
8.4
Liferay Digital Experience Platform (DXP)
Enterprise content collaboration
Alfresco ECM
8.8
Liferay Digital Experience Platform (DXP)
Content publishing & creation
Alfresco ECM
6.0
Liferay Digital Experience Platform (DXP)
Security, risk management & information governance
Alfresco ECM
8.0
Liferay Digital Experience Platform (DXP)
Contract lifecycle management
Alfresco ECM
6.1
Liferay Digital Experience Platform (DXP)
Automated workflows
Alfresco ECM
8.5
Liferay Digital Experience Platform (DXP)
Artificial intelligence
Alfresco ECM
8.0
Liferay Digital Experience Platform (DXP)
Mobile support
Alfresco ECM
6.5
Liferay Digital Experience Platform (DXP)
Integration
Alfresco ECM
8.5
Liferay Digital Experience Platform (DXP)

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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Liferay Digital Experience Platform (DXP)

  • Theming
  • Customization based on user roles
  • Content Management
  • Flexibility
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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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Liferay Digital Experience Platform (DXP)

  • Portal Security: It has good security model but in few areas it requires improvement.
  • Encrypt LDAP passwords on import
  • Log in should be via SSL by default
  • Upgrade/patch process should include an alert in the control panel
  • Add virus scan for uploaded files
  • Server Administration
  • Garbage Collector should be able to be scheduled to run from the control panel
  • Reindexing should be able to be scheduled from the control panel
  • Provide GUI to change the default Liferay favorite icon to any desired logo
  • LDAP mapping GUI to custom Liferay attributes
  • Configurations: Less configurations from properties files and provide more GUI to update from control panel.
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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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Liferay Digital Experience Platform (DXP)

Liferay Digital Experience Platform (DXP) 10.0
Based on 1 answer
We are currently using Liferay Portal and plan to keep using it.
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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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Liferay Digital Experience Platform (DXP)

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

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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Liferay Digital Experience Platform (DXP)

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

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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Liferay Digital Experience Platform (DXP)

Great choice for Java based enterprise organizations. Liferay is on the heavier side of CMS systems, and it excels in larger projects but is a waste of time for smaller projects.
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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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Liferay Digital Experience Platform (DXP)

  • Can reduce IT costs eventually.
  • Increases upfront costs due to technical knowledge needed for initial setup and maintenance.
  • Hard to analyze ROI until after it's totally implemented.
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Pricing Details

Alfresco ECM

General

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

Liferay Digital Experience Platform (DXP)

General

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

Rating Summary

Likelihood to Recommend

Alfresco ECM
8.9
Liferay Digital Experience Platform (DXP)
7.0

Likelihood to Renew

Alfresco ECM
9.0
Liferay Digital Experience Platform (DXP)
10.0

Support

Alfresco ECM
9.0
Liferay Digital Experience Platform (DXP)

Implementation

Alfresco ECM
9.0
Liferay Digital Experience Platform (DXP)

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