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Alfresco ECM

53 Ratings

Magnolia V5+

18 Ratings

Alfresco ECM

53 Ratings
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Score 7.8 out of 101

Magnolia V5+

18 Ratings
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Score 7.2 out of 101

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Likelihood to Recommend

Alfresco ECM

Technical support levels
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Magnolia V5+

It is open source so from a budget perspective it is a good choice. It is Java based, so Java developers can learn it fast and it is easy to maintain. It has an author and subscriber model, so you can distribute content to multiple servers without any problem. It is a JCR support Oracle database so the content repository is safe.
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Feature Rating Comparison

Enterprise Content Management

Alfresco ECM
7.7
Magnolia V5+
Content capture & imaging
Alfresco ECM
8.0
Magnolia V5+
File sync, storage & archiving
Alfresco ECM
8.0
Magnolia V5+
Document management
Alfresco ECM
8.5
Magnolia V5+
Records management
Alfresco ECM
7.9
Magnolia V5+
Content search & retrieval
Alfresco ECM
7.1
Magnolia V5+
Enterprise content collaboration
Alfresco ECM
7.4
Magnolia V5+
Content publishing & creation
Alfresco ECM
7.0
Magnolia V5+
Security, risk management & information governance
Alfresco ECM
7.5
Magnolia V5+
Contract lifecycle management
Alfresco ECM
7.5
Magnolia V5+

Security

Alfresco ECM
Magnolia V5+
7.0
Role-based user permissions
Alfresco ECM
Magnolia V5+
7.0

Platform & Infrastructure

Alfresco ECM
Magnolia V5+
7.0
API
Alfresco ECM
Magnolia V5+
7.0
Internationalization / multi-language
Alfresco ECM
Magnolia V5+
7.0

Web Content Creation

Alfresco ECM
Magnolia V5+
6.9
WYSIWYG editor
Alfresco ECM
Magnolia V5+
6.0
Code quality / cleanliness
Alfresco ECM
Magnolia V5+
6.0
Admin section
Alfresco ECM
Magnolia V5+
7.0
Page templates
Alfresco ECM
Magnolia V5+
7.0
Library of website themes
Alfresco ECM
Magnolia V5+
7.0
Publishing workflow
Alfresco ECM
Magnolia V5+
7.0
Form generator
Alfresco ECM
Magnolia V5+
8.0

Web Content Management

Alfresco ECM
Magnolia V5+
6.6
Content taxonomy
Alfresco ECM
Magnolia V5+
6.0
SEO support
Alfresco ECM
Magnolia V5+
7.0
Bulk management
Alfresco ECM
Magnolia V5+
7.0
Availability / breadth of extensions
Alfresco ECM
Magnolia V5+
7.0
Community / comment management
Alfresco ECM
Magnolia V5+
6.0

Pros

  • Easy to develop Workflows
  • Simple and controlled Web Content Management for HTML based websites
  • Good in Document Management System
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  • Deployment
  • Development
  • Open Source
  • Easy to Maintain
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Cons

  • This enterprise CMS does not provide backup capabilities and it is lacking several support resources including FAQs and live chat.
  • Alfresco Share platform is good but to create pages , using dashlets is a tedious task in Surf platform. Some automation similar to Liferay Studio is required.
  • Alfresco Backup/Restore strategies needs improvement.
  • Alfresco Customization/Extension process needs improvement.
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  • Magnolia lacks of an administrative dashboard showing all the workflow, possibly in a graphical representation of their status.
  • The audit module only logs in a file: having a dashboard for the audit would be a nice improvement.
  • When the time comes to configure templates and components in the Standard Templating Kit is quite complicated and boring at times. A widget to help the developer would be a very interesting job. In addition, having the possibility to configure template and component in the Standard Template Kit by code would be nice.
  • Implementing a customization in the administrative UI or in the dialogs isn’t simple and the developer must know Vaadin.
  • Migrating from the previous major release is complicated and expensive, since Magnolia 5 isn’t compatible with the old major versions (Magnolia 4).
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Likelihood to Renew

Alfresco ECM9.0
Based on 9 answers
Its a good product for meeting business needs.
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Magnolia V5+9.5
Based on 3 answers
Magnolia is an innovative CMS, for example it is possible to use the ipad to manage the contents. Magnolia’s team works hard to improve the product; the community is small but active and the support for the enterprise version is good. Magnolia’s team asks the users what they think and what they need, and the new functionalities planned for Magnolia 5.3 are very exciting for example the content personalization.
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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

Open source good product
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It is open source and Java based. They are the major consideration and it has an open community to support. We can find answers easily. Also since top users are using it - that give us confidence to use it. It is a Java purely based framework and developers can easily pick it up and use it. We are happy to have selected it.
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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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  • The biggest business for Tinext is digital marketing. Our team - which includes Sales accounts, Project managers, information architects, software engineers, designers, system engineers, etc. - use Magnolia CMS every day. Having a team focused on a product only is very efficient and allows us to offer a good service and advice to customers.
  • Our customers have very high expectations and need a lot of integration: the flexibility of Magnolia allows us to satisfy every request.
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Pricing Details

Alfresco ECM

General
Free Trial
Free/Freemium Version
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
Entry-level set up fee?
No
Alfresco ECM Editions & Modules
Alfresco ECM
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Magnolia V5+

General
Free Trial
Yes
Free/Freemium Version
Yes
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
Yes
Entry-level set up fee?
No
Magnolia V5+ Editions & Modules
Magnolia V5+
Edition
Magnolia Community Edition
$0
Magnolia Enterprise Edition Standard
-2
Magnolia Enterprise Edition Pro
-2
2. per instance
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