Alfresco Content Services Reviews
by Alfresco4.5 / 5 13 reviews
Reviewed on 18/02/2017
Industrial strength document management system with records , workflow, and custom modules
Comments: Alfresco One is probably the biggest and best document management applications available. Records management is a huge plus. This app can and does replace entire warehouses of file cabinets and does it better than any paper solution could because you are able to have Alfresco search at the speed of light through the documents in your system to find what you're looking for, imagine being able to google a room full of file cabinets. The workflows are another thing, and the tagging. You can build your own modules which carry out actions on incoming and outgoing documents. Some really seriously successful companies and organizations are using Alfresco One as a key piece of their winning formula.
Pros: Alfresco One can handle pretty much any job you throw at it. Built on java, it's industrial strength, and there's no end to the number of programmers available to develop custom modules for your specific needs. Government departments use Alfresco One. NASA uses Alfresco One. Some of the biggest names and most successful people in the world use Alfresco One at their company or organization. Soundly beats Microsoft Sharepoint, another document system, in terms of all technical achievement, openness, transparency, auditing, and overall quality.
Cons: The license fee can be costly if you're an upstart new small business with no or low funding. For this reason there's the free version, Alfresco Community Edition. Built on java means you might pay a bit more for helpers to build for it, however, if Alfresco fits your needs, you probably won't mind. The Alfresco Community Edition forums are not maybe as active as other software's forums, probably because the number of people actually reaching the point of greatness in their lives and their careers where they are actually able to go paperless either on their own or with their organization's documents, is relatively fewer, than the billions of people whose documents are still on paper, and still impossible to search through, and still disorganized.
Reviewed on 11/05/2018
Great CMS for SMBs
Pros: I like the customization features, the work flow options, and it's compatibility with many file types. It makes searching for documents a breeze and keeping your content well organised in varying Projects/Sites. I particularly like the Dashboard setting on each site, that allows you to customize your overview of that project, giving visual to members, who is working on what files, and a live browser frame to keep you in the loop if your project is website based.
Cons: The interface could use some work, I find the usability takes some time to get into in order to unlock all the features and functionality available to you. The documentation is a useful assistant in getting around the software.
Reviewed on 28/05/2018
Very nice software
Comments: Help me store my documents in one place and also helped me to attach documents and pictures to Openmaint property management solution.
Pros: The software displays Good picture quality and it is easy to use and it connects to my favorite database software Postgresql. More over it is open source, that give everyone opportunity to test it and see what stoof it is made of. I really appreciate Alfresco for developing such a good thing.
Cons: I really like this software but the only thing I found a bit difficult was the installation especially to install it to work with an existing Postgresql. There is no much information on how to do that but I found one after much search in the internet
Reviewed on 15/02/2018
Works great for lots of users
Comments: great group site
Pros: easy to build work flows and group projects. Can build custom sites for groups. Has a good admin section. can easily add users and make groups. Lots of features.
Cons: Can take a while to setup, hard to customize when out a lot of work and searching forums. with the api was a bit better
Reviewed on 04/04/2018
A stable file management tool
Carlos j. D.
Pros: The customization you can give to all your file management structure, the user different levels of security access you can define, and the stability of its platform
Cons: Performance is affected when managing large size files, you may want to make periodical back ups to prevent this problem
Reviewed on 18/03/2019
Easy for sharing files securely
Comments: Generally good for storing, organizing and securing files. It's just a little tricky when you want to actually work in files.
Pros: It's a great system for organizing files in a secure way - access control is excellent. It's easy for version control too.
Cons: What I don't like is that you can't have two people editing a document at the same time. We have some sensitive reporting stored there, but it makes it hard if two of us want to work in it at the same time.
Reviewed on 25/04/2019
Alfresco is a strong ECM platform
Comments: Overall experience for the users has been exceptional. The system performs well and is a very reliable platform for our ECM.
Pros: The team collaboration and shared file features.
Cons: Limiting the deployment model to just docker made initial deployment difficult.
Reviewed on 14/03/2018
One of the best Enterprise Content Management systems in the market
Comments: Best ECM for SMB enterprises with very less investment
Easy to install and configure by just following the documentation
Good search support for full text.
Architecture supports cloud for deployment.
Cons: Plugin development is easy as it is explained in the document. Resource availability for developing plugins not available in the market
Reviewed on 09/08/2017
Good CMS and supports extensible.
Comments: Good Content and document management.
We can add our own work flows.
It support good search on the documents.
Good versioning capabilities.
Support many document types
It is browser compatibility issues
There are some problem when uploading large files.
It would be good if they add more APIs to integrate
Reviewed on 27/07/2018
Perfect for content management
Pros: It is a great tool for content management, you have metadata approval flows and anything related to this subject
Cons: The integration with other platforms is not that easy and could definitely be improved, other than that is fine
Reviewed on 12/03/2018
If you need a repository of document for you company, this sotfware will be useful for you.
Pros: Have free version, work fine for large number of users. Is a good way for centralize documents manage (for exemple, quality system)
Cons: Free version only permit associate an user for administrator, if this person abandon your user, you lost yours documents. will present compatibility problems on depend of Java version an browsers.
Reviewed on 12/01/2019
Pros: I like that is used as an online source document library. Everything is in one place and you can upload new versions of documents.
Cons: It's harder to assign users and also a little more challenging to upload new versions, although it is doable.
Reviewed on 08/12/2016
Comments: We use previous version of alfresco and we have a good performance iin our product, now i am reviewing Alfresco One and there are many good features that can be used in new projects.