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Alfresco, the leading open source platform for social content management, today announced the winners of its second annual partner awards

LONDON--12 April 2011--Alfresco, the leading open source platform for social content management, today announced the winners of its second annual partner awards, which were selected from a group of over 250 global value-added resellers (VARs), system integrators (SI) and original equipment manufacturers (OEM). Last year alone, Alfresco added over 100 new partners and since 2005 there has been approximately $1B in SI-related customization services revenue generated around the Alfresco platform.

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The award winners were recognized at Alfresco’s 2011 Kickoff Meeting that hosted nearly 200 partners and Alfresco employees from around the globe. The criteria for the Partner Awards was three fold as partners had to monetarily display new business momentum, show the quality of the Alfresco implementation as well as the innovative nature of the work.

“By supporting open standards and the integration of social business content, partners are able to more easily build applications using Alfresco to deliver portable solutions that enable partners to provide more effective and efficient solutions at a reduced price point.”

The 2011 Alfresco Partner Award winners include:


North America Partner of the Year – CIGNEX

CIGNEX is the global leader in commercial Open Source & SAP Connect solutions for over 10 years. Headquartered in Santa Clara, CA with offices in Colorado, Florida, Michigan, Texas, New Jersey, United Kingdom, India, Singapore, Malaysia and Thailand and 400+ employees; CIGNEX has helped in improving client profitability by delivering commercial Open Source solutions to over 200 global customers.

“It is a great honor to be awarded Partner of the Year by Alfresco. Since 2005, CIGNEX has added tremendous value across the entire lifecycle of Alfresco adoption by enterprise clients - evaluation, implementation, integration, training and support. CIGNEX is working closely with Alfresco to roll-out frameworks and accelerators making Alfresco the compelling proposition for enterprises”, said Amit Babaria, President & EVP – Americas, CIGNEX.


North America Solution of the Year – Rivet Logic

Rivet Logic provides consulting and training services that help organizations streamline their operations using enterprise-grade open source software. They offer a full suite of Alfresco services – including deployment, customization, integration, and authorized training – enabling you to fully leverage the power of this leading open source enterprise content management platform.

“The flexibility, capability, and cost-effectiveness of Alfresco has been well-received by our clients. Rivet Logic continues to be excited about our growing relationship. Alfresco provides the ability for even those clients on limited budgets to have quality, customized solutions and not with Alfresco building in more social content capabilities we can meet the client’s demand on time and on budget,” says Mike Vertal, President and CEO, Rivet Logic.


West EMEA Partner of the Year – Amplexor

Amplexor is a leading solution provider in the field of Enterprise Content Management in the Benelux. It offers consultancy and implementation services in the fields of web content management, document management, portals, XML component management and enterprise search and retrieval. Amplexor has a broad range of commercial and open source products and platforms in its portfolio.


EMEA Solution of the Year - WeWebU Software

WeWebU Software AG is the specialist for Enterprise Information Management and with its standard products, enterprises can access their complete information infrastructure via a unified, process-oriented working environment. Thus, they reduce costs, increase their employees' productivity, come to decisions faster and better, and make their whole enterprise more agile. The flagship product, WeWebU OpenWorkdesk, is a suite of applications for Enterprise Content Management with an intuitive Web 2.0 front-end and is available as Open Source, which can be used for all CMIS-based ECM systems such as Alfresco ECM.


North America Implementation of the Year, City of Denver Case Study – Zia Consulting

Zia Consulting is a group of dedicated professionals focused on dramatically improving business results through proven technical expertise in content management, rich internet application development and enterprise data management. Their dedicated professionals have a proven track record of delivering measurable results and technical innovation while leveraging business management experience.


EMEA Partner of the Year – IN2

IN2 is a consulting and systems integration company delivering successful solutions in complex technical and functional environments since 1994. Based in Barcelona, Spain, IN2 is a proven leader in building open source based solutions for the critical business processes of customers, and has earned a solid reputation in markets such as government, education, tourism, travel and financial. Their highly skilled professionals are constantly helping organizations improve their IT platforms and solutions with new open-source product and technology strategies in mind.


Asia Pacific Partner of the Year – CIGNEX

“Alfresco provides tremendous value to our enterprise clients in Asia Pacific, both in terms of ECM functionality and dramatic reduction in Total Cost of Ownership (TCO) over proprietary solutions – two factors very critical to adoption in the region. CIGNEX’ reach in Asia Pacific and experience of over 50 successful global Alfresco implementations, coupled with the benefits provided by Alfresco have been key to our success”, said Paul Anthony, President, CIGNEX.

The annual partner awards provides additional validation as Alfresco continues to strengthen its partner ties by unlocking the capabilities of social business systems to move beyond traditional enterprise content management with the concept of social content management, which was introduced earlier this year.

“Over the past year, we’ve experienced exceptional growth with our partners, which is apparent by the increase in the extraordinary quality of partners who participated in our annual Partner Awards,” said Bill Robinson, VP Americas, Alfresco Software. “By supporting open standards and the integration of social business content, partners are able to more easily build applications using Alfresco to deliver portable solutions that enable partners to provide more effective and efficient solutions at a reduced price point.”


Full details of the Alfresco Global Partner network are available on http://www.alfresco.com/partners/.


About Alfresco
Alfresco is the leading open platform for social content management. The platform combines the innovation of open source with the stability of a true enterprise-class platform, at a tenth of the cost of legacy ECM solutions. The Alfresco content platform uses a flexible architecture to provide document management, web content management, records management and social collaboration to customers and partners in 55 countries. Headquartered in London, Alfresco was founded in 2005 by a team of content management veterans including the co-founder of Documentum, John Newton, and former COO of Business Objects, John Powell.

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