Alfresco Closes Successful Quarter with Major Customer Wins, Expanded Partner Network and Industry Awards
Strengthens position as leading alternative to proprietary ECM systems with addition of 50 new customers
LONDON, June 27, 2007 – Alfresco Software, Inc., the first provider of an open source enterprise content management solution, today said Activision, Inc., Sesame Workshop and Shimano Americas, Inc., have joined a growing list of companies choosing Alfresco’s open source software to help power their businesses. The company also said system integration powerhouses Atos Origin and Cap Gemini have joined its expanding partner network.
The new customers cap another successful quarter for Alfresco and strengthen its position as one of the most mature open source companies in business today. Doubling its momentum for the fifth quarter in a row, Alfresco has seen a remarkable transformation in just two years. It has seen its customer ranks swell to 300 customers, its community grow to 15,000 registered participants, and its open source enterprise content management software downloaded 600,000 times. Over the past 12 months, the company has doubled its workforce to 50 employees.
“The global 2000 continues to migrate away from proprietary software to solutions built on open source,” said John Powell, CEO and Co-founder, Alfresco. “This is becoming especially visible in enterprise content management, as companies reach the end of their licensing agreements with existing vendors and, for the first time, have a viable open source option to consider.”
Other customers added to the open source leader’s customer list include leaders from the retail, financial services, manufacturing, education and travel industries: Alterrre Bourgogne, Critical Mass, Inc., Environmental Strategies, Inc, Prager Sealy and Co LLC, Raley's, Riverside County Office of Education, Santa Fe Institute, University Library Ghent, and Viajes Barcelo SL.
The 50 new customers add to Alfresco’s existing stable of impressive clients, which includes the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), Christian Science Monitor, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, H&R Block, KLM, Boise Cascade and Electronic Arts.
Adding to its roster of 100 partners, Alfresco has signed agreements with systems integrators Buserdi, OA Solutions and Kraai to its North and South American partner network, and Knowings, Smile, Smartup, Sollan, Amexio, NSI, Mediamine, and IECS to its partner network in Europe. Existing partner Optaros has been promoted to Alfresco’s Platinum level partnership.
Underscoring the company’s momentum, Alfresco was also recently recognized as a Laureate by the ComputerWorld Honors program and by analyst firm Gartner as a Cool Vendor in ECM.