Market Trends


Gartner recently positioned Alfresco in the Visionaries quadrant of the Magic Quadrant for Enterprise Content Management.  This is the 5th consecutive year that Alfresco has been recognized as a Visionary in this report.

According to Gartner, Visionaries… typically show a strong understanding of the market and anticipate shifting drivers.*

Today, Alfresco’s vision is to make working with content simple – for end users, business-line owners, records managers, administrators and developers — without sacrificing the smarts or power of ECM. This is articulated with capabilities such as collaborative cloud sites that can support the extended enterprise via a hybrid ECM model, native mobile apps and integrated records management capabilities, to name a few examples.

But having that vision in 2013 isn’t separate from what was happening at Alfresco 5 years ago – or during the in between years.  In 2009, Alfresco was investing in CMIS, which increasingly enables open integration for content solutions to operate in what are inevitably heterogeneous enterprise content environments.  Alfresco also first came to market with open-source, DOD-certified records management in 2009 – something that continues to resonate with government organizations and companies in regulated industries around the globe.

We’re making it easier to work with enterprise content and we’re continuing to build on the power of ECM. We think that’s visionary.  But don’t take our word for it, read the full report to see what Gartner has to say about it.


*Gartner, Magic Quadrant for Enterprise Content Management, Mark R. Gilbert | Karen M. Shegda | Kenneth Chin | Gavin Tay | Hanns Koehler-Kruener, 23 September 2013

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Kathleen Reidy

Kathleen Reidy is the Director of Market Strategy at Alfresco.

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