Alfresco Vs Nuxeo
Documents are the life blood of any organisation. So it is no wonder organisations are always looking for ways to manage these documents, and this creates a need for an efficient enterprise content management system. Alternatives such as SharePoint have previously been regarded as the ECM of choice purely because it’s the closest system to what they already have. Parashift have already squashed those rumours through the Alfresco vs SharePoint blog. And after huge success and positive feedback of this blog, it only seemed fair to compare Alfresco’s other competitors such as Nuxeo.
In true Parashift fashion, we’ve decided to bring order to the chaos and conduct a true comparison, one that many have attempted, with limited success. We often get asked, here at Parashift, why choose Alfresco? And what are the differences between the alternatives?
Nuxeo is Alfresco’s closest alternative. However, being open source may be its only comparable quality. Now, I’m not saying that Nuxeo isn’t a good product: it is backed by a strong community and is a solution that allows dynamic product development. But what it lacks is where Alfresco picks up the slack. Alfresco’s main advantage is the rich functionality and connectivity features. It has exceptional customisation and process definition capabilities, along with more built-in widgets. Alfresco introduces metadata extensions and aspects, which Nuxeo does not.
Last year Gartner announced that Alfresco software was outpacing the ECM market growth by 3x the average 8.6% growth rate of any other product in the category1 and consequently, Alfresco has also been named a Visionary in Magic Quadrant for the sixth consecutive year2. Now for this to happen there must be some obvious reasons, other than just customer bases.
There are many different alternatives to deliberate when considering your current ECM investment and where to go in the future. Alfresco is is a solid decision for any business that’s thinking of implementing an enterprise content management system. As a product, Alfresco is a complete solution for the primary needs of a business’ enterprise wide content management system.
1 Calculations performed by Alfresco Software based on Gartner Report, Market Share Analysis: Enterprise Content Management, Worldwide, 2013 Analyst(s): Tom Eid, Bianca Francesca Granetto, 2013 Published: 2 June 2014.
2 Gartner, Inc., Magic Quadrant for Enterprise Content Management, Analyst(s): Mark R. Gilbert | Karen M. Shegda | Kenneth Chin | Gavin Tay | Hanns Koehler-Kruener, Published September 23, 2013
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