Analyst Reports

Gartner

Magic Quadrant for Enterprise Content Management, 2013

Find out why Alfresco has been named a ‘Visionary' in the Magic Quadrant for Enterprise Content Management - for 5 consecutive years!

Forrester

Mobilize, Monetize, and Harvest Enterprise Content with Interoperability Standards

This analysis of CMIS finds that the standard has moved well beyond vendor hype; it details some of the benefits Alfresco customers have gained from a platform with strong commitment to the spec.

The Total Economic Impact of Alfresco ECM

Read a commissioned study conducted by Forrester Consulting on behalf of Alfresco, citing a 10-month average payback period for Alfresco Enterprise Content Management.

The Forrester Wave™: Enterprise Content Management, Q3 2013

The latest evaluation from Forrester Research of the Enterprise Content Management found Alfresco to be a Strong Performer -- read the whole report to see why.

IDC

Five ECM Trends in 2014

In this report, Melissa Webster, IDC Program Vice President for Content and Digital Media Technologies, looks to 2014 and what key trends will be affecting organizations and their ECM projects. 

The Future of Enterprise Content Management: Hybrid ECM

Read this Q&A with IDC analyst Melissa Webster to better understand the benefits of hybrid architectures in ECM deployments, the various scenarios where hybrid can play a valuable role and key things to look for from providers of cloud-enabled ECM.

451 Research

Alfresco expands beyond ECM, productizes open source BPM Activiti, targets hybrid BPMaaS

451 Research finds the Activiti BPM engine "proven and reliable" and "a solid platform upon which Alfresco can expand more broadly into the business applications markets."

Alfresco targets new markets and says slow farewell to ECM

This profile from 451 Research notes that "Alfresco is entering into probably its most critical phase right now, maturing into a solid business-application vendor that is here to stay."  Read the full report to find out why.  

Alfresco's acquisition of WeWebU strengthens its IPO readiness

Read why 451 Research finds that "The acquisition of German startup WeWebU Software is small in scale but large in importance for Alfresco Software, particularly as the company plots its path toward a planned IPO in 2014."

Alfresco tackles the "Dropbox problem" with a hybrid cloud subscription service

451 Research notes that "In just seven years, [Alfresco] has gone from being a scrappy start-up to regularly competing - and winning - against IBM, Oracle and EMC in the enterprise content management (ECM) sector."

Open source content management goes to the cloud

451 Research finds "Alfresco's strategy could appeal to enterprises that don't want to choose between cloud-only providers and traditional ECM."

Info-Tech Research Group

Vendor Landscape: Content Management for Knowledge Workers

Learn why Info-Tech ranked Alfresco #1 for Value out of 13 vendors reviewed! The research firm also cites Alfresco's "broad functional footprint" and states "Alfresco has compelling functionality."

Ovum

SWOT Assessment: Alfresco 4

Check out Ovum's analysis of Alfresco's strengths, weaknesses, opportunities and threats, and read why Ovum says "Alfresco can compete favorably with all other ECM vendors in the areas in which it plays."

AIIM

Industry Watch:  Winning the Paper Wars

This July 2013 survey of AIIM members finds that despite the significant and demonstrable benefits of "going paperless," progress towards automation in business processes is still slow.  Download AIIM's full survey results, along with analysis and recommendations for engaging in the paper wars.

Industry Watch:  ECM at the Crossroads

This May 2013 survey of AIIM members shows the ECM market is in flux.  Organizations continue to address baseline content management issues, while also moving forward with mobile access and mobile process, cloud strategies and migration from legacy ECM systems.  Check out the full report for all the survey results and analysis from AIIM of this shifting market.

GigaOM

Mobile Content Management in the Enterprise: Getting Content-driven Work Done on the Go

Download GigaOM's investigation of the increasingly mobile world of content management to find analysis of this emerging discipline, customer case studies and concrete recommendations for moving forward with mobile content management.

Gilbane

Addressing Contemporary Requirements for Content Integration (CMIS)

Read why Gilbane says "CMIS has the potential to be a game-changing standard."