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Alfresco ECM

53 Ratings

Sitecore

Top Rated
104 Ratings

Alfresco ECM

53 Ratings
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Score 7.8 out of 101

Sitecore

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104 Ratings
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Score 7.3 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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Sitecore

Great for companies that are looking to create customized, tailored content solutions and be willing to put in the hard work and effort to maximize the value out of the tool. If your company is just looking for very basic content management without all the bells and whistles, I'd recommend looking elsewhere for less [money].
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Feature Rating Comparison

Enterprise Content Management

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

Security

Alfresco ECM
Sitecore
8.0
Role-based user permissions
Alfresco ECM
Sitecore
8.0

Platform & Infrastructure

Alfresco ECM
Sitecore
7.4
API
Alfresco ECM
Sitecore
7.8
Internationalization / multi-language
Alfresco ECM
Sitecore
6.9

Web Content Creation

Alfresco ECM
Sitecore
7.0
WYSIWYG editor
Alfresco ECM
Sitecore
6.6
Code quality / cleanliness
Alfresco ECM
Sitecore
6.9
Admin section
Alfresco ECM
Sitecore
6.9
Page templates
Alfresco ECM
Sitecore
6.5
Library of website themes
Alfresco ECM
Sitecore
7.6
Mobile optimization / responsive design
Alfresco ECM
Sitecore
7.1
Publishing workflow
Alfresco ECM
Sitecore
7.5
Form generator
Alfresco ECM
Sitecore
6.7

Web Content Management

Alfresco ECM
Sitecore
7.1
Content taxonomy
Alfresco ECM
Sitecore
8.1
SEO support
Alfresco ECM
Sitecore
7.5
Bulk management
Alfresco ECM
Sitecore
8.0
Availability / breadth of extensions
Alfresco ECM
Sitecore
5.4
Community / comment management
Alfresco ECM
Sitecore
6.4

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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  • Customer Profiles - the ability to identify key features on the site and flag those interactions to tie customer visits back to specific persona types.
  • Lead Scoring - the ability to establish a funnel for leads and use this funnel to assign a score or qualification within the sales funnel.
  • Personalization - the ability to tailor experiences to unique customer segments based on their needs, identifiying and optimizing the experience in real-time.
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Cons

  • Web Content Management should be matured
  • Internal Search
  • Workflow customization with external applications
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  • Requires a well trained Sitecore development team (difficulty of 8 on a scale of 1-10), also the entry level content author has a pretty steep learning curve (probably a difficulty of 4 on the same scale).
  • Sometimes it is hard to find the right place to make a site-wide change. Making a change that looks good in one place may be overriding the default behavior for only that one place. Experience will help developers spot these situations without pulling out too much of their hair.
  • Production requires very robust infrastructure to ensure the site performs at its best. In addition Sitecore developers need higher end machines than normal developers do to keep tests running smoothly.
  • Structural changes are completed using zipped xml files called packages. This requires careful ordered installation, last I checked there was no way to merge all changes for a release into one package. This could mean in a very large deployment, a release admin would need to run through 200 or more upload and install commands through a web browser.
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Likelihood to Renew

Alfresco ECM9.0
Based on 9 answers
The business really enjoys this product and we will continue to use it.
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Sitecore9.0
Based on 9 answers
Sitecore has proven that it can deliver on its promise of a robust, reliable enterprise CMS solution with plenty of features. Also, they keep updating it with more and better features. Now that we are highly trained on it we have started on getting the most out of it and we plan to keep doing more of that in the future.
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Usability

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic
Sitecore7.3
Based on 4 answers
Mostly, it's great for developers and content editors, but due to the flexibility of the system it can also be complicated at times.
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Support

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic
Sitecore9.1
Based on 2 answers
We have never had an issue go unresolved. They handle issues quickly and efficiently.
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Online Training

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic
Sitecore10.0
Based on 1 answer
Sitecore captures and remembers every single interaction your customers and prospects have in any part of the system, allowing you to build comprehensive, ever-learning profiles of each individual. From email marketing, to social media, to online shopping, Sitecore remembers where each interaction left off so you can automatically continue the conversation. Sitecore helps you manage your content for each and every experience your customers enjoy. Customize what content you want and the system will take care of how it's displayed.
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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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Sitecore9.1
Based on 2 answers
Make sure you work with a partner that can help you take advantage of the entire platform. Specifically we see a lot of customers not taking advantage of Sitecore DMS and thus missing a huge opportunity. Sitecore is a platform that is meant to be constantly optimized and improved upon.
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Alternatives Considered

  • Alfresco is cheap.
  • Easier to use - user-friendly.
  • It's robust and has the ability to integrate with other software.
  • It's an open source i.e. a developer or programmer can tweak to map to your company's taste.
  • Content sharing easier than other platforms, it'ss also a unified collaborative document management that has most of what the company needs for proper record keeping and cycle
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The decision to select Sitecore was not ultimately mine, but the fact that we were able to leverage in-house Microsoft .Net (C#) experience on a platform that had a library of extensions, but also allowed us to customize and keep private our confidential IP has been a big help. When you see a SharePoint site or a Drupal site you can usually tell "oh this is a MS SharePoint site", but with Sitecore the ability to customize and have different views even different components based on device type makes Sitecore a clear winner.
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Return on Investment

  • Faster information to the shop floor
  • Electronic fileing of our parts and drawings
  • Increased employee efficiency
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  • I was initially one of the biggest opponents to switch from our homemade CMS to Sitecore. As you can see from my review I am a big fan of it now. While the initial investment was significant, no one ever brings up switching to something else. We all believe this is the best platform for our needs.
  • Because of the rule-based display logic based on previous user interactions our website users are able to experience a site that is uniquely geared to them in a way we had never thought possible.
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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

Sitecore

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