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Score 6.7 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
7.5
Umbraco CMS
Content capture & imaging
Alfresco ECM
7.1
Umbraco CMS
File sync, storage & archiving
Alfresco ECM
8.0
Umbraco CMS
Document management
Alfresco ECM
8.1
Umbraco CMS
Records management
Alfresco ECM
7.1
Umbraco CMS
Content search & retrieval
Alfresco ECM
7.1
Umbraco CMS
Enterprise content collaboration
Alfresco ECM
7.7
Umbraco CMS
Content publishing & creation
Alfresco ECM
7.0
Umbraco CMS
Security, risk management & information governance
Alfresco ECM
6.4
Umbraco CMS
Contract lifecycle management
Alfresco ECM
7.2
Umbraco CMS
Automated workflows
Alfresco ECM
7.0
Umbraco CMS
Artificial intelligence
Alfresco ECM
8.0
Umbraco CMS
Mobile support
Alfresco ECM
8.0
Umbraco CMS
Integration
Alfresco ECM
9.0
Umbraco CMS

Security

Alfresco ECM
Umbraco CMS
7.6
Role-based user permissions
Alfresco ECM
Umbraco CMS
7.6

Platform & Infrastructure

Alfresco ECM
Umbraco CMS
7.5
API
Alfresco ECM
Umbraco CMS
8.4
Internationalization / multi-language
Alfresco ECM
Umbraco CMS
6.6

Web Content Creation

Alfresco ECM
Umbraco CMS
7.8
WYSIWYG editor
Alfresco ECM
Umbraco CMS
6.1
Code quality / cleanliness
Alfresco ECM
Umbraco CMS
7.2
Admin section
Alfresco ECM
Umbraco CMS
8.3
Page templates
Alfresco ECM
Umbraco CMS
7.2
Library of website themes
Alfresco ECM
Umbraco CMS
7.2
Mobile optimization / responsive design
Alfresco ECM
Umbraco CMS
8.5
Publishing workflow
Alfresco ECM
Umbraco CMS
9.0
Form generator
Alfresco ECM
Umbraco CMS
8.5

Web Content Management

Alfresco ECM
Umbraco CMS
7.8
Content taxonomy
Alfresco ECM
Umbraco CMS
8.8
SEO support
Alfresco ECM
Umbraco CMS
8.8
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
6.5

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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Umbraco CMS

  • Plugins - as an open source CMS, Umbraco is very customizable and flexible to the needs of the organization
  • Publishing - Umbraco has powerful tools for publishing
  • Media hosting
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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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Umbraco CMS

  • Umbraco can initially be challenging for new users with limited or no development experience. After initial installation, there is a lot more work required to 'see' a site.
  • Umbraco isn't stable. For example, even on a fresh new site sometimes you'll get errors when trying to save something in the admin panel. It's not common, but it happens often enough to be annoying.
  • No out of the box contact forms. Umbraco sells their forms plugin that we've used in the past, but the plugin is disappointing. It isn't well maintained and it's very buggy. Making a new contact form with the paid plugin can take a lot of time to get everything right (fields, validation, confirmation emails, etc). This is especially frustrating for new users.
  • Documentation / resource links frequently 404. Umbraco seems to change their site URLs often enough that, when you encounter an issue, you're likely to find a number of bad links in Google's search results. This makes it difficult to research solutions to a problem.
  • Posts often go unanswered or without resolution in their community support forums. Hopefully this will improve as the community grows.
  • The update process is clumsy at best. Many people are familiar with the simple WordPress upgrade button for the core and plugins. This doesn't exist at all for Umbraco. Instead, you'll need to select specific files to overwrite and potentially update any old code references.
  • Migration between development environments is clumsy. Umbraco offers a premium plugin to address this because, as they state on the premium plugin page, deployments are "complicated, headache-inducing"
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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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Umbraco CMS

No score
No answers yet
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Usability

Alfresco ECM

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Umbraco CMS

Umbraco CMS 4.0
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

Alfresco ECM

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Umbraco CMS

Umbraco CMS 7.0
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

Alfresco ECM

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Umbraco CMS

Umbraco CMS 3.0
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

Alfresco ECM

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Umbraco CMS

Umbraco CMS 2.0
Based on 1 answer
Support for Umbraco-owned paid plugins is nonexistent.
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Online Training

Alfresco ECM

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Umbraco CMS

Umbraco CMS 3.0
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 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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Umbraco CMS

Umbraco CMS 7.0
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 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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Umbraco CMS

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

Alfresco ECM

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Umbraco CMS

Umbraco CMS 4.0
Based on 1 answer
Without significant development, the product does not scale well.
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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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Umbraco CMS

  • It's a .net solution and we program in .net so it was faster
  • thanks to their good SEO, we have more leads
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Pricing Details

Alfresco ECM

General

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

Alfresco ECM Editions & Modules

Additional Pricing Details

Umbraco CMS

General

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

Umbraco CMS Editions & Modules

On-premise Edition
Umbraco Free$0
Umbraco Professional$5,0002
Umbraco Enterprise5000+2
  1. per year
SaaS Edition
Umbraco Cloud Starter$301
Umbraco Cloud Professional$4701
Umbraco Cloud Enterprise5000+1
  1. per month
Additional Pricing Details
The Umbraco CMS and all of its core features are the same across all plans. The paid on-premise plans includes support, onboarding, licenses to add-on products (Umbraco Forms, Umbraco Courier, Umbraco TV) as well as a discount on developer training courses. Umbraco Cloud is the CMS hosted on Azure Cloud servers with automated upgrades, unlimited hosting and smooth deployments. All features can be found on Umbraco.com.

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