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Alfresco Announces First Embedded Enterprise Content Management System

Open Source ECM Leader Delivers Standards Based Embeddable ECM for Modern Application Architectures

LONDON—December 18, 2006—Alfresco Software, Inc., the first and leading provider of an open source enterprise content management solution, today announced the availability of the Enterprise Edition of version 1.4 of the Alfresco embedded Enterprise Content Management system. This offers application vendors a low-cost, scalable platform, which is standards based, to OEM as part of their application. Traditionally application vendors have had to manage the high cost, of either developing their own repository, or using an expensive, proprietary offering from an ECM vendor.

"Alfresco is the first embeddable Enterprise Content Management system and has already been embedded in a number of applications," said John Newton, CTO, Alfresco Software, Inc. "It was designed from the beginning to be embeddable and fits as easily into enterprise applications as small devices."

Alfresco was designed from the ground up to be embedded in modern architectures for the new world of enterprise software. It is:

  • A 100 percent Java war file that can be simply run in an application sever
  • Can share the same JVM as the embedding application or be accessed remotely
  • Less than 40MB in size
  • The most scalable standards-based JSR-170 repository
  • Offers the same functionality in the embedded, Enterprise and Community versions
  • Simple to install and rollout
  • Has an OEM friendly business model

An embedded version of Alfresco has been available since October 2005.


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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