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Score 8 out of 100

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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.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

MS SharePoint

It's very well suited to act as an intranet, where it's only going to be used internally by employees of a company. It works well to share documents, provide lists of reference materials to users, provide a place for departments to have their own discussions and calendars and other collaboration purposes. It includes "workflows" unlike its predecessors, and those can define the flow of a process or task and walk the user through that flow very effectively. In fact, an employee's entire job could hypothetically be scripted using SharePoint workflows. It can scale OK in small scale terms, as I have experience of using it in networks with under a few thousand users. I don't know how it would behave if there were tens of thousands of hundreds of thousands of users, but provided the infrastructure is scaled proportionately, I don't see why it wouldn't work well at that scale as well.
Jane Updegraff | TrustRadius Reviewer

Feature Rating Comparison

Enterprise Content Management

Alfresco ECM
8.1
MS SharePoint
Content capture & imaging
Alfresco ECM
8.8
MS SharePoint
File sync, storage & archiving
Alfresco ECM
9.2
MS SharePoint
Document management
Alfresco ECM
9.2
MS SharePoint
Records management
Alfresco ECM
8.8
MS SharePoint
Content search & retrieval
Alfresco ECM
8.8
MS SharePoint
Enterprise content collaboration
Alfresco ECM
9.2
MS SharePoint
Content publishing & creation
Alfresco ECM
5.8
MS SharePoint
Security, risk management & information governance
Alfresco ECM
8.4
MS SharePoint
Contract lifecycle management
Alfresco ECM
5.8
MS SharePoint
Automated workflows
Alfresco ECM
8.8
MS SharePoint
Artificial intelligence
Alfresco ECM
8.0
MS SharePoint
Mobile support
Alfresco ECM
6.2
MS SharePoint
Integration
Alfresco ECM
8.4
MS SharePoint

Project Management

Alfresco ECM
MS SharePoint
7.3
Task Management
Alfresco ECM
MS SharePoint
7.4
Gantt Charts
Alfresco ECM
MS SharePoint
6.5
Scheduling
Alfresco ECM
MS SharePoint
7.1
Workflow Automation
Alfresco ECM
MS SharePoint
7.7
Mobile Access
Alfresco ECM
MS SharePoint
7.5
Search
Alfresco ECM
MS SharePoint
7.4
Visual planning tools
Alfresco ECM
MS SharePoint
7.2

Communication

Alfresco ECM
MS SharePoint
7.3
Chat
Alfresco ECM
MS SharePoint
7.0
Notifications
Alfresco ECM
MS SharePoint
7.4
Discussions
Alfresco ECM
MS SharePoint
7.4
Surveys
Alfresco ECM
MS SharePoint
7.1
Internal knowledgebase
Alfresco ECM
MS SharePoint
7.6
Integrates with GoToMeeting
Alfresco ECM
MS SharePoint
6.8
Integrates with Gmail and Google Hangouts
Alfresco ECM
MS SharePoint
6.3
Integrates with Outlook
Alfresco ECM
MS SharePoint
8.5

File Sharing & Management

Alfresco ECM
MS SharePoint
7.9
Versioning
Alfresco ECM
MS SharePoint
8.3
Video files
Alfresco ECM
MS SharePoint
7.6
Audio files
Alfresco ECM
MS SharePoint
7.7
Document collaboration
Alfresco ECM
MS SharePoint
8.5
Access control
Alfresco ECM
MS SharePoint
8.2
Advanced security features
Alfresco ECM
MS SharePoint
7.9
Integrates with Google Drive
Alfresco ECM
MS SharePoint
7.0
Device sync
Alfresco ECM
MS SharePoint
8.0

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.
Julie Henn | TrustRadius Reviewer

MS SharePoint

  • With MS Sharepoint you can share (in my case) projects, initiative trackers, with ID and the information I need to start my developing.
  • It offers cloud acaccessibility, so you do not need to maintain your documents on your hard drive.
  • It allows Office 365 integration, which for me is really great. Using MS Excel and MS Sharepoint.
Adriano Rosa | TrustRadius Reviewer

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.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

MS SharePoint

  • SharePoint sometimes has a challenge with the Share feature in Office 365. Traditional best practices are to govern collaboration with permissions groups and manage access at the group level. Share can sometimes undermine that by creating ad-hoc situations unintentionally.
  • SharePoint's success in many organizations is really a function of user adoption and training. It is such a large platform that it is often deployed without much governance or direction.
  • SharePoint's lists and libraries can leverage Excel services and like-kind tools, but the ability for a list to do math in the same way that Excel does is very limited. It still has a room for improvement in the business intelligence features of metadata management.
Chris Carpenter | TrustRadius Reviewer

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.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

MS SharePoint

MS SharePoint 9.4
Based on 21 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.
hrvoje katusic | TrustRadius Reviewer

Usability

Alfresco ECM

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

MS SharePoint

MS SharePoint 7.0
Based on 12 answers
SharePoint is easy to use for basic tasks. If you're trying to do something a bit more complicated, though, it can be difficult to figure it out on your own without going through a lot of trial and error. Most people will likely only be performing basic tasks, though, so I would rate the usability pretty high.
Kia Packard | TrustRadius Reviewer

Support Rating

Alfresco ECM

Alfresco ECM 9.0
Based on 1 answer
Great support depends on SI chosen
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

MS SharePoint

MS SharePoint 5.0
Based on 6 answers
Support varies by tech and by vendor. I've used Microsoft's support channel and for the most part have been successful to get my questions answered. I've also used third party vendors and have gotten some answers resolved as well, though sometimes getting them on the phone is difficult. It all depends!
Chris John | TrustRadius Reviewer

Implementation Rating

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.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

MS SharePoint

MS SharePoint 6.0
Based on 4 answers
Planning to the last detail would be advised. SharePoint is a very large application that takes a lot of finesse to get operational
Christopher Corbett | TrustRadius Reviewer

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.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

MS SharePoint

While SharePoint isn't as easy to use as Igloo or Squarespace, it comes bundled with Office 365 and drives the backend of those tools. I don't see SharePoint as a place people want to go and see stuff, but rather as a glue that supports all the other Office Products. If we get more in house expertise, then it could be a place that people manage work, but it's not used that way right now
Matthew Deakyne | TrustRadius Reviewer

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
Jeff Neeve | TrustRadius Reviewer

MS SharePoint

  • We moved from DocuShare to MS SharePoint and it's been proven very effective.
  • Using MS SharePoint has provided immediate access to documents to staff where in the past, they would have to wait for an admin staff to forward to them.
  • It has been a positive impact for our organization - our newer staff has really benefited from MS SharePoint.
Jessalyn Ka | TrustRadius Reviewer

Pricing Details

Alfresco ECM

General

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

MS SharePoint

General

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

Rating Summary

Likelihood to Recommend

Alfresco ECM
9.2
MS SharePoint
7.8

Likelihood to Renew

Alfresco ECM
9.0
MS SharePoint
9.4

Usability

Alfresco ECM
MS SharePoint
7.0

Support Rating

Alfresco ECM
9.0
MS SharePoint
5.0

In-Person Training

Alfresco ECM
MS SharePoint
4.5

Online Training

Alfresco ECM
MS SharePoint
6.4

Implementation Rating

Alfresco ECM
9.0
MS SharePoint
6.0

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