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Alfresco ECM

53 Ratings

OutSystems

Top Rated
123 Ratings

Alfresco ECM

53 Ratings
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Score 7.8 out of 101

OutSystems

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123 Ratings
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Score 8.9 out of 101

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Likelihood to Recommend

Alfresco ECM

Alfresco is more suited for almost all working environment that deals with paper, companies which are trendy, vibrant media, techie, courier logistics companies and insurance companies as well. Irrespective of the environment, it less appropriate to introduce the usage to people above 40 who are less interested in any form of new technology development.
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OutSystems

Quick development of applications that can make information flow faster. This means using data collected by existing products and presenting the data in a different format. It can also be used to create easier ways to input data into older existing systems for processing. Exporting from an existing system and formatted that data into Excel spreadsheets are some of the basics.
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Feature Rating Comparison

Enterprise Content Management

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

Pros

  • Collaboration - it is an excellent tool for collaboration and makes it very easy for several people to work on projects together.
  • Scripting - If there is something that Alfresco does not do natively, you can use their custom API to do almost anything that you want.
  • Interface - The interface of the application is nice and neat, and is very easy to use and understand.
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  • Being low-code, even people without any experience can start building with OutSystems immediately.
  • OutSystems has a great and very helpful community, giving advice and pre-build features to beginning engineers.
  • OutSystems is very flexible and easy to use; it enables us to build something useful within minutes.
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Cons

  • Workflows - I believe that creating workflows from the API is a little cumbersome. I think that they could package a few more generic workflows or it could be a little easier to create one.
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  • Being relatively new in the IT world, I could use some kind of quick reference guide inside OutSystems (instead of going to the website or forum)
  • Filtering aggregates could perhaps be done in an easier way. I struggle with them, sometimes.
  • I'd like more pre-made layouts.
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Likelihood to Renew

Alfresco ECM9.0
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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OutSystems10.0
Based on 3 answers
It does just what we want, and I'm not aware of any good alternatives for a comparable price
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Usability

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OutSystems10.0
Based on 2 answers
The tool doesn't get in the way of developing software.
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Support

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic
OutSystems10.0
Based on 2 answers
Even during evaluation the support team still provides an excellent support experience.
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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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OutSystems9.0
Based on 1 answer
No answer on this topic is available.

Alternatives Considered

Alfresco provides by default a very user-friendly user interface, And it's highly configurable. Moreover, the license model is really interesting compared to both solutions
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  • With Visual Studio, you have more control of the code, in outsystems you only have some part of the control.
  • With Visual Studio, you take more time to build a web application, and with outsystems you can have one in a couple of minutes.
  • Visual Studio if you don't know the application very well it can be a little confusing, and with outsystems is very easy to work with.
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Return on Investment

  • Sometimes, to switch from a paper world to an electronic world can be painful for users. Because of its flexibility, Alfresco is always welcomed by end users. Alfresco becomes really a tool that help the user and not a constraint.
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  • Direct ROI for my customers. Able to steer the business better due to BPT.
  • Be enabled to change more rapidly, to stay ahead of competition.
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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

OutSystems

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