Alfresco Extends Leadership with Major Customer Deals
Open source ECM alternative turns the heat up with 250 customers, 500,000 downloads and 100 partners
BOSTON, April 16, 2007 — Alfresco Software, Inc., the first provider of an open source enterprise content management solution, today announced that its recent release of Alfresco 2.0 has garnered major customer deals and is broadening its community and partner network. The milestones advance its market position as the open source alternative to other Enterprise Content Management (ECM) solutions.
“Alfresco 2.0 is delivering on our open source promise to ECM customers in every market,” said John Powell, CEO, Alfresco. “Large customer deployments demonstrate the success of our strategy to make it simple for users to undertake an open evaluation process against proprietary offerings. Our growing community and expanding roster of partners prove that we are disrupting what was once hallowed ground for our competitors.”
Among its newest customers are the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) and Christian Science Monitor.
“When the Office of Aviation Safety (AVS) of the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) conducted an in-depth survey of nine enterprise content management systems, Alfresco distinguished itself as the product that could make enterprise content management a reality within AVS. Alfresco saved AVS millions and provided a flexible licensing model while meeting and exceeding our technical, functional, ease-of-use, and support requirements. We are excited to be a part of open source ECM and confident in Alfresco’s commitment to customer satisfaction and ECM innovation.” said AVS Technical Project Manager, Jennifer Frye.
The early success of Alfresco 2.0 signals the impact of open source on the ECM market and its ability to bring products and features commonly found in traditional back-office solutions to the desktop. With more than 500,000 downloads, Alfresco is attracting new contributors and users of its software, which increases its usability and competitive advantage.
“The design and architecture of Alfresco clearly stands apart from other content management solutions – both open source and proprietary," said Curt Edge, Chief Information Officer, Christian Science Monitor. "Alfresco easily integrates with external business engines, search engines, email servers and other enterprise critical capabilities without needing to reinvent the wheel, and its ease of use and powerful functionality are a potent combination. In addition to the technical benefits of Alfresco, we find great value in its open source business model, which allows us to have a hand in the product direction and to leverage community resources to best align the product with our needs,” said Edge.
Alfresco 2.0 delivers simple, standards-based and distributed search of Alfresco repositories and the Internet. This is complemented by a straight-forward content solution packaging mechanism -- Alfresco Module Packaging (AMP) and an integrated content platform with the production release of Web Content Management and AMP-enabled Records Management.
Alfresco Software, Inc., the first and the leading open source alternative for enterprise content management. It is the first company to bring the power of open source to the enterprise content management market, enabling unprecedented scale and a much lower total cost of ownership than proprietary systems. Founded by a team of content management veterans that includes the co-founder of Documentum, John Newton and former COO of Business Objects, John Powell. Alfresco is based in London. For more information, visit www.alfresco.com.
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