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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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OpenText ECM

Your organisation has to support the type of document and records management needed for this to work. In an organisation that only needs to store documents and maybe share with many different parties, this might not be the best-suited software. In a large organisation with stringent document and records management policies, this suite is well suited. It makes management of documents across business units easy to manage and control.
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Feature Rating Comparison

Enterprise Content Management

Alfresco ECM
7.5
OpenText ECM
6.8
Content capture & imaging
Alfresco ECM
7.1
OpenText ECM
7.5
File sync, storage & archiving
Alfresco ECM
8.0
OpenText ECM
7.7
Document management
Alfresco ECM
8.1
OpenText ECM
8.0
Records management
Alfresco ECM
7.1
OpenText ECM
6.7
Content search & retrieval
Alfresco ECM
7.1
OpenText ECM
7.6
Enterprise content collaboration
Alfresco ECM
7.7
OpenText ECM
6.9
Content publishing & creation
Alfresco ECM
7.0
OpenText ECM
5.7
Security, risk management & information governance
Alfresco ECM
6.4
OpenText ECM
7.4
Contract lifecycle management
Alfresco ECM
7.2
OpenText ECM
7.3
Automated workflows
Alfresco ECM
7.0
OpenText ECM
6.8
Artificial intelligence
Alfresco ECM
8.0
OpenText ECM
4.7
Mobile support
Alfresco ECM
8.0
OpenText ECM
4.3
Integration
Alfresco ECM
9.0
OpenText ECM
7.0

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.
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OpenText ECM

  • Secure storage of billions of documents using precise ACLs to control access across multiple tenants, groups, users, etc. No other system I know of can do this as well for as large of systems. Security can be refined from one person to the entire enterprise OTB.
  • Integration with other EMC/OT solutions. Assuming this is still true post-OT acquisition, Documentum has over a 100 add-ons that integrate with the core solution to expand the solution to include scanning, document processing, forms, email, etc.
  • Searching. xPlore is one of the best FTI tools on the market and it is integrated well with the Documentum solution. Other systems use excellent search tools, Elastic/Lucene/ being good examples of that, but their integration is questionable. Older systems, like WCC, are still using antique search tools OTB and require integration with the newer search tools.
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Cons

Alfresco ECM

  • Some more APIs can be added although the existing APIs very well provide the required features.
  • Their other tools such as collaboration, etc need to be marketed well so that companies adopt Alfresco as a whole package.
  • Alfresco needs to be on the lookout for immediately introducing any new functions provided by other competitive products.
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OpenText ECM

  • WDK framework has been the biggest drawbacks from the application speed point of view, as well as client complexity and not so natural look and feel. Yes, with the latest releases much of these features are improved.
  • EMC is very expensive to buy, own and support, where some products require many dependent Docuemntum products to be installed to work at its best.
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Likelihood to Renew

Alfresco ECM

Alfresco ECM 9.0
Based on 9 answers
The Alfresco market is bigger and bigger and it's logic. It's really a product that provides innovation quite often. Alfresco implements the standard CMIS 1.1 (before that the standard has been published), they provides interesting tools like IPhone apps or Android apps. The latest 4.2 version provides as well a new re-branded user interface.
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OpenText ECM

OpenText ECM 8.0
Based on 6 answers
Stability is a key factor as well as its flexibility. Also, any organization that deploys Documentum will have made a significant investment in terms of time and money, so not renewing its commitment can come with a significant cost. That said, the decision to deploy Documentum initially should come only after extensive evaluation, knowing that once deployed it will likely remain the platform of choice.
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Usability

Alfresco ECM

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

OpenText ECM

OpenText ECM 8.0
Based on 1 answer
The interface is easy to understand and learn quickly.
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Reliability and Availability

Alfresco ECM

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

OpenText ECM

OpenText ECM 8.0
Based on 1 answer
I never had any issues with access internally or via VPN. But, the response via VPN, was a bit slow.
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Performance

Alfresco ECM

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

OpenText ECM

OpenText ECM 8.5
Based on 2 answers
  • I used OpenText nearly every day and I never had any performance issues that I can recall. That said, it's not terribly fast either.
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Support

Alfresco ECM

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

OpenText ECM

OpenText ECM 8.0
Based on 2 answers
OpenText has an outstanding support and knowledge base. All problems which couldn't be solved by us (high complexity cases) were promptly resolved and the resolution also shared with us.
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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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OpenText ECM

OpenText ECM 8.4
Based on 2 answers
No, it's pretty easy to implement and use.
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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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OpenText ECM

OpenText is stronger in the management of high volume and secure information. However, SharePoint, while less functional from a document management perspective, provides a much stronger user interface which eases user adoption and the presentation of content. SharePoint also has a significantly larger ecosystem of developers and partners that makes solutions more available.
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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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OpenText ECM

  • Allowed us to move from paper document processing and storage
  • Efficiency and cost savings have yet to be realized
  • Moved from field handling to centralized AP collection
  • The cost to implement and the purchase was extremely high and ROI benefits will take a long time to realize
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Pricing Details

Alfresco ECM

General

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

OpenText ECM

General

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

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