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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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MS SharePoint

MS SharePoint is well suited for organizations that have staff who work remotely as well as those with physical offices. It allows them the capability to access all the necessary programs in one place. The only setback is that not all programs mirror the original program which may cause some frustration.
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Feature Rating Comparison

Enterprise Content Management

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

Project Management

Alfresco ECM
MS SharePoint
7.2
Task Management
Alfresco ECM
MS SharePoint
7.6
Gantt Charts
Alfresco ECM
MS SharePoint
6.9
Scheduling
Alfresco ECM
MS SharePoint
7.2
Workflow Automation
Alfresco ECM
MS SharePoint
7.9
Mobile Access
Alfresco ECM
MS SharePoint
6.9
Search
Alfresco ECM
MS SharePoint
7.2
Visual planning tools
Alfresco ECM
MS SharePoint
6.9

Communication

Alfresco ECM
MS SharePoint
7.5
Chat
Alfresco ECM
MS SharePoint
6.5
Notifications
Alfresco ECM
MS SharePoint
7.2
Discussions
Alfresco ECM
MS SharePoint
7.5
Surveys
Alfresco ECM
MS SharePoint
7.6
Internal knowledgebase
Alfresco ECM
MS SharePoint
8.1
Integrates with GoToMeeting
Alfresco ECM
MS SharePoint
7.7
Integrates with Gmail and Google Hangouts
Alfresco ECM
MS SharePoint
6.7
Integrates with Outlook
Alfresco ECM
MS SharePoint
8.7

File Sharing & Management

Alfresco ECM
MS SharePoint
8.2
Versioning
Alfresco ECM
MS SharePoint
8.6
Video files
Alfresco ECM
MS SharePoint
7.9
Audio files
Alfresco ECM
MS SharePoint
7.9
Document collaboration
Alfresco ECM
MS SharePoint
8.6
Access control
Alfresco ECM
MS SharePoint
8.5
Advanced security features
Alfresco ECM
MS SharePoint
8.4
Integrates with Google Drive
Alfresco ECM
MS SharePoint
7.9
Device sync
Alfresco ECM
MS SharePoint
8.0

Pros

  • Document Management - The ability to store documents, manage custom aspects and metadata. Plus full control over versioning of documents with the ability to check in and out.
  • Custom API's - Alfresco supports multiple API's both internal and external and pretty much allows you to customize and integrate with any application
  • Searching - Lucene and SOLR which are integreated into Alfresco offer a multitude of ways to find documents/folders.
  • Auditing - They have a fairly powerful (although somewhat confusing) auditing system that lets you audit almost any action or service.
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  • Granular permission access of files and folders, via AD groups or team site groups.
  • OneDrive offline sync mechanism seems robust and handles online/offline well.
  • Microsoft Teams integration is useful.
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Cons

  • Documentation can be challenging -There can be pages of documentation on features and api methods, but they often lack real world examples and are quite often out of date
  • Early adoption of features can be problematic - Alfresco seems to change quickly and often trying to use newer features can be frustrating. Especially when they keep tweaking/modifying functionality between versions. There has been cases (IE: Records Management) where they've completely re-worked how it works.
  • Customization of share interface seems cludgy and sometimes limiting
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  • Could be more intuitive. Sometimes it takes an expert in the system to understand how to grant access and what types of access to grant
  • The built-in features are difficult to choose from - hard to identify which ones fit my needs, they can be too complicated
  • If SharePoint is not customized, such as the out-of-the-box version, it's hard to ensure it will fit my business needs.
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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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MS SharePoint8.7
Based on 19 answers
The only drawback is the price, it's quite costly to buy and requires Microsoft professionals to run at its peak capabilities. It works very well with large quantities of employees, has powerful search capabilities and a huge community. However it might not be a good fit for smaller companies who don't handle a large number of documents and employees and who don't exert high security requirements.
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Usability

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MS SharePoint7.0
Based on 8 answers
If SharePoint really focused on non-technical user experience design, it's usefulness to the broader user community would increase dramatically.
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Support

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MS SharePoint5.0
Based on 6 answers
Microsoft has gotten better in it's ability to support SharePoint over the years. In addition, Microsoft and third party support offerings are abundant.
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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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MS SharePoint6.0
Based on 4 answers
Beware of switch in authentication methods!
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Alternatives Considered

Java based open source wide community and popular ECM which is used by fortune 500 companies.
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Ms Sharepoint serves the purposes of long term final storage well, it is a centeral location and easy to administrate
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Return on Investment

  • Popular and open source Enterprise content Management system.
  • It can fit easily on any variety of client/customer for small/large buissness
  • Provides many out of box features.
  • Community version is free/open to use so small business owners can use all features without investing.
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  • Reduced paper cost
  • Reduced risk attached to paper
  • Prevented staff copying confidential company data
  • Given compliance
  • Reduced time it takes to search for documents
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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

MS SharePoint

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