Alfresco vs Micro Focus Content Manager comparison

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We performed a comparison between Alfresco and Micro Focus Content Manager based on real PeerSpot user reviews.

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Pros
"The most valuable feature is the flexibility of the searching elements of the metadata."

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"We like how the solution allows us to have retention of records and workflows, as well as its fire plan."

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Cons
"I think the presentation layer could be improved - currently, it's too complex, and there are too many features cluttered all over the screen."

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"The ease of use should be addressed."

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Pricing and Cost Advice
  • "The license for Alfresco is expensive - not the maximum, but close. There are also extra costs once you start building integrations, as implementation seems to be very costly."
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  • "The fees incurred are for the licensing and maintenance."
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    Questions from the Community
    Top Answer:Hi. I would suggest Ezofis which has a lot of customization and ease of use features compared to Alfresco. Even the pricing is better compared to ECM products in the market.
    Top Answer:The most valuable feature is the flexibility of the searching elements of the metadata.
    Top Answer:The license for Alfresco is expensive - not the maximum, but close. There are also extra costs once you start building integrations, as implementation seems to be very costly.
    Top Answer:We like how the solution allows us to have retention of records and workflows, as well as its fire plan.
    Top Answer:I would prefer not to address the frequency of our licensing requirements. The fees incurred are for the licensing and maintenance.
    Top Answer:The ease of use should be addressed. If one is skillful then this will not present a problem, but a person who is not will be forced to struggle. Mobility, as it relates to the ability to have access… more »
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    Also Known As
    HPE Records Manager, HPE Content Manager
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    Overview

    Founded in 2005, Alfresco is a leading enterprise content management and document management platform. Alfresco allows users to easily access, manage, share, and retain content in the same way that they work i.e. in the cloud, on mobile devices, at physical locations, or even through a combination of all of these.

    Alfresco is based on open technology, making integration of the platform into the enterprise cost-effective, transparent and secure.

    These are the core benefits of using Alfresco:

    • Content control
    • Collaboration across your company
    • Easy information sharing
    • Business process automation
    • Empowerment of IT and business users
    • Compliance throughout the lifecycle of the content

    Micro Focus Content Manager, formerly Records Manager, is a governance-based enterprise content management system designed to help government agencies, regulated industries and global organizations manage their business content from creation to disposal. Regardless of how you create and collaborate on your content, Content Manager gives you the ability to leverage accurate, contextual, and complete information throughout its lifecycle. Managing your content in this way helps you significantly improve services to your customers, business decisions and insight for future strategy.

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    Sample Customers
    Over 1,300 companies from 180 different countries. Including EuroStar, Saks Fifth Avenue, NASA Langley Research Center, and KLM.
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    Top Industries
    VISITORS READING REVIEWS
    Computer Software Company21%
    Comms Service Provider14%
    Government10%
    Financial Services Firm8%
    REVIEWERS
    Government58%
    Healthcare Company8%
    Non Profit8%
    Non Tech Company8%
    VISITORS READING REVIEWS
    Government26%
    Computer Software Company21%
    Comms Service Provider8%
    Non Profit6%
    Company Size
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    Small Business80%
    Midsize Enterprise7%
    Large Enterprise13%
    VISITORS READING REVIEWS
    Small Business17%
    Midsize Enterprise18%
    Large Enterprise65%
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    Small Business27%
    Midsize Enterprise33%
    Large Enterprise40%
    VISITORS READING REVIEWS
    Small Business24%
    Midsize Enterprise16%
    Large Enterprise60%
    Buyer's Guide
    Enterprise Content Management
    October 2022
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    Alfresco is ranked 12th in Enterprise Content Management with 1 review while Micro Focus Content Manager is ranked 10th in Enterprise Content Management with 1 review. Alfresco is rated 6.0, while Micro Focus Content Manager is rated 7.0. The top reviewer of Alfresco writes "Flexible and customizable but lacking integration with Microsoft". On the other hand, the top reviewer of Micro Focus Content Manager writes "A stable and scalable solution which offers good support and is easy to set up, but should have better ease of use". Alfresco is most compared with SharePoint, Hyland OnBase, IBM FileNet and OpenText Content Suite Platform, whereas Micro Focus Content Manager is most compared with SharePoint, IBM FileNet, OpenText Content Suite Platform and OpenText Documentum.

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