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Alfresco's Content Management and Workflow System Chosen for McGraw-Hill Higher Education's Custom Publishing

Alfresco's Enterprise Content Management and Workflow integrated into Primis

LONDON—November 08, 2006—Alfresco Software, Inc., the first and leading provider of an open source enterprise content management (ECM) solution, was chosen by Primis, McGraw-Hill Higher Education's custom-publishing system, and implemented by Fallon Consultants.

Alfresco's Enterprise Content Management and Workflow has been integrated into Primis, allowing instructors to create a print student resource or an ebook by choosing materials from more than 350,000 resources for use in college courses covering the humanities, social sciences, languages, mathematics, science, engineering, business and economics.

Through Primis, the first custom-publishing system created for the higher education market, instructors can build a custom book in four simple steps: select content, review and arrange, personalize and request a print copy or ebook. Alfresco worked with McGraw-Hill Higher Education to enhance the system's scalability and to build state-of-the-art taxonomies or categories making content selection more efficient. Previously, content was based on taxonomies of "Discipline," "Category," "Course" and "Subject." To move forward, it was necessary to migrate from using SQL queries against Oracle tables containing key-terms and text. It was also necessary to integrate to the existing "Primis Online Book Builder" Online Web front-end and content reporting and maintenance systems.

"Enterprise Content Management is critical to the publishing industry," said John Powell, CEO, Alfresco Software, Inc. "Alfresco is rapidly becoming the open source ECM standard for the publishing industry."

About Fallon Consultants

Fallon Consultants specializes in Enterprise Content Management (ECM), Digital Asset Management (DAM) and document workflow. Fallon Consultants is focused on using open source technology to reduce the time and cost necessary to deliver publishing solutions. For additional information, please visit



About Alfresco

Alfresco is 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

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About Alfresco

Alfresco is an enterprise open-source software company focused on advancing the flow of digital business. The company provides a better, more effortless way for people to work, making sure they have the information they need, exactly when they need it most. The Alfresco Digital Business Platform is an open, modern, secure platform that intelligently activates process and content to accelerate the flow of business. It provides the fastest path for people to interact with information and for companies to respond to changing business needs. Alfresco helps over 1300 industry-leading organizations build solutions where content finds users, processes dynamically adapt to changing needs enabling global companies to be more responsive and competitive. Alfresco’s customers include Cisco, Bank of NY Mellon, Liberty Mutual, Capital One, US Department of Navy, and NASA. Founded in 2005, Alfresco has U.S. headquarters in San Mateo, California and European headquarters in Maidenhead, UK. For more information on Alfresco, please visit

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