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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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MangoApps

MangoApps is well suited to enable interactions between colleagues located in distant places, if the people have the right culture, and are already demanding this type of feature. If the whole company is not ready to embrace this culture, MangoApps is missing a little something to encourage the refractory to join the party. And with this type of tool, we only really benefit from the tool's value when a large number of users participate.
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Feature Rating Comparison

Enterprise Content Management

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

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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MangoApps

  • MangoApps provide a large number of options to interact within a community. People can post updates, ask questions, create polls, quizzes, wiki, surveys, chats, or forms.
  • The Web interface is a modern application (Facebook inspired). The navigation (although not the most efficient) is overall quite intuitive.
  • MangoApps has a web interface, and apps for desktop (Windows, Mac), and mobile.
  • MangoApps features a centralized notification system. Unread messages are notified from the Web app, the mobile, or the desktop app. The synchronization status is synchronized.
  • MangoApps integrates with Active Directory.
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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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MangoApps

  • The notification system in the desktop app is not informative enough. Some notifications are shown without any context (for example we sometimes just see "Yes" or "No"), and it's difficult to understand the context (in our case the original question).
  • Messages posted in a big chat group (in our case more than 15k people) make the app crash.
  • HipChat does not support animated GIFs (they just appear static).
  • It's not easy to post transversal questions or updates across groups. A lot of content needs to end in a unique group, losing some opportunity to reach a wider audience.
  • A gamification system is available (people can earn points and badges by completing some actions), but the reward system is quite obscure. As a result, many of us do not feel compelled to gain more badges. It feels like as if we're earning badges randomly.
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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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MangoApps

No score
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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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MangoApps

No score
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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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MangoApps

No score
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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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MangoApps

Although, Facebook at Work featured a very modern interface and was praised by many of the beta testers, we primarily didn't choose Facebook at Work due to data security reasons.
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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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MangoApps

  • MangoApps opened new communication channels between people who would not have naturally communicated before with e-mail alone
  • MangoApps is slowly helping move some communications away from the private e-mail channels into a more opened and public channel, more easily archivable. However, it might take years before we see a majority of discussions happening here.
  • As any introduction of a new tool, MangoApps also disrupted the usages and common practices. Some people had being using their own social tools, and some other were already using e-mail as a social tool. Took some time before the usage of MangoApps rose enough to be mildly useful.
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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

Additional Pricing Details

MangoApps

General

Free Trial
Yes
Free/Freemium Version
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
Yes
Entry-level set up fee?
Optional

MangoApps Editions & Modules

Edition
1. Enterprise Messaging$3.001
2. Enterprise Social Network (ESN)$4.001
3. Social Company Intranet$5.001
4. Team & Vendor Collaboration$7.001
5. Full MangoApps Suite$12.001
  1. Per User
Additional Pricing Details
MangoApps has the most advanced digital workplace tools at affordable prices. Our pricing plans let you pick the solution that is right for you, without having to purchase features you do not need. Visit our pricing page to learn more - https://www.mangoapps.com/pricing

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