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Alfresco ECM

53 Ratings

Umbraco CMS

21 Ratings

Alfresco ECM

53 Ratings
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Score 7.8 out of 101

Umbraco CMS

21 Ratings
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Score 7.8 out of 101

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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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Umbraco CMS

Umbraco CMS is the perfect tool for a company that is looking to keep their website updated. The simple to use tools and templates means updating and creating new pages is easy. The WYSIWYG editor is a nice feature, however, for accessibility, there should be some more guidance on what is suitable to be used on the CMS.
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Feature Rating Comparison

Enterprise Content Management

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

Security

Alfresco ECM
Umbraco CMS
9.4
Role-based user permissions
Alfresco ECM
Umbraco CMS
9.4

Platform & Infrastructure

Alfresco ECM
Umbraco CMS
8.7
API
Alfresco ECM
Umbraco CMS
9.3
Internationalization / multi-language
Alfresco ECM
Umbraco CMS
8.1

Web Content Creation

Alfresco ECM
Umbraco CMS
7.9
WYSIWYG editor
Alfresco ECM
Umbraco CMS
9.3
Code quality / cleanliness
Alfresco ECM
Umbraco CMS
7.7
Admin section
Alfresco ECM
Umbraco CMS
8.9
Page templates
Alfresco ECM
Umbraco CMS
7.9
Library of website themes
Alfresco ECM
Umbraco CMS
7.6
Mobile optimization / responsive design
Alfresco ECM
Umbraco CMS
6.2
Publishing workflow
Alfresco ECM
Umbraco CMS
8.7
Form generator
Alfresco ECM
Umbraco CMS
6.6

Web Content Management

Alfresco ECM
Umbraco CMS
7.8
Content taxonomy
Alfresco ECM
Umbraco CMS
8.0
SEO support
Alfresco ECM
Umbraco CMS
8.0
Bulk management
Alfresco ECM
Umbraco CMS
7.1
Availability / breadth of extensions
Alfresco ECM
Umbraco CMS
8.0
Community / comment management
Alfresco ECM
Umbraco CMS
7.7

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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  • Quick to learn. For most if cases, developer needs to know Razor coding.
  • Doesn't require back-end programming.
  • Has build in users management (developers, content managers) and members management consoles (users of the site).
  • Clear admin tool (especially in version 7)
  • Fast.
  • Creating code from scratch, so it is easier to create clean code.
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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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  • Courier plugin, used for staging is not always working well. Tool is used to push changes (database and some files) between stages of website (dev QA staging production, or whatever the configuration is set by developer. The tool is not 100% reliable.
  • Rare incidents of publishing error.
  • Doesn't have build in support for SASS, LESS, ..., so if one of those is used, needs to be done outside admin tool.
  • Small community of developers
  • Little documentation, video tutorials are not free
  • Not many plugins for extended functionality
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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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Usability

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Umbraco CMS4.0
Based on 1 answer
Many end users will be overwhelmed with the admin interface. Some common functions are buried in menus
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Reliability and Availability

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Umbraco CMS7.0
Based on 1 answer
Occasionally, errors will appear in the admin that make it impossible to work without developer support.
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Performance

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Umbraco CMS3.0
Based on 1 answer
Working in the admin panel (adding / reviewing / editing content) is very slow.The public facing site speed is dependent on what the pages are doing and how well the code was written (whether it is optimized for speed).
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Support

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Umbraco CMS2.0
Based on 1 answer
Support for Umbraco-owned paid plugins is nonexistent.
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Online Training

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Umbraco CMS3.0
Based on 1 answer
Online training is often based on older versions of the platform. So, you'll have to fill in the gaps on your own.
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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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Umbraco CMS7.0
Based on 1 answer
Spend the time to wireframe the content structure prior to diving in. This helps speed the process of implementation and it serves as documentation for end users.
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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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There is not really an alternative when it comes to CMS based on ASP.Net (MVC4 with Razor). There are a few frameworks, like Booststrap; however framework is not content management system. I will compare it to Drupal, because the second one is well known. Against Drupal, Umbraco is very clean and fast framework/CMS. It does not have as much of big community, support or range of plugins as Drupal.
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Scalability

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Umbraco CMS4.0
Based on 1 answer
Without significant development, the product does not scale well.
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Return on Investment

  • It increases employee efficiency
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  • CMS is free
  • Support form Umbraco HQ is not expensive, can include Courier or other functionality
  • For most cases does not need back end developer
  • For trained Umbraco developers (Razor coding, using admin tool), developing medium site, takes a few weeks max
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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

Umbraco CMS

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