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Alfresco Brings Lotus Users Scalable Open Source Content Management Platform

Alfresco to unveil Lotus software integration at Lotusphere 2010

LONDON, UK – January 13, 2010 – Alfresco Software, Inc. today announced the availability of Alfresco Content Services for Lotus social collaboration products, an integration between the Alfresco open source enterprise content management (ECM) system and IBM Lotus Quickr, Lotus Notes, Lotus Connections and WebSphere Portal. This integration brings together an industry leading combination of the Lotus social collaboration capabilities and Alfresco’s lightweight, scalable, full-featured ECM, which is simple and low cost to use, deploy, maintain and support. Alfresco Content Services for Lotus will be unveiled at Lotusphere, held January 17-21, 2010, in Orlando, Florida.

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Alfresco and IBM worked together to develop a seamless, fully featured integration between Alfresco ECM and IBM Lotus social software in record time due to the modern, open, REST-based architecture of Alfresco’s ECM software and the forthcoming Content Management Interoperability Services (CMIS) standard.

Unlike Microsoft SharePoint, Alfresco Content Services for Lotus delivers an economical, scalable and open platform while allowing flexible access for programmers to extend the integration from Lotus Notes, Domino, XPage and Portal applications using a wide choice of languages, APIs, protocols and services, including Java, JavaScript, JSP, PHP, CMIS, JSR 168k CIFS, IMAP, JCR, WebDAV, FTP, NFS, SMTP, XForms, SOAP, and .net. In addition, this integration brings features to Lotus software not available through Microsoft SharePoint, including 5015.2 certified records management capabilities, and content services for Lotus collaboration in the cloud.

“As an organization using Lotus technologies and Alfresco, we see real business value in this integration. Users can be assured that they are working with the latest version of a document regardless of the tool they are using – Alfresco Content Services for Lotus will give us the power and flexibility to do this with the ease of drag and drop,” said Dr Michael Wagner, Director of BPM, Paul Hartmann AG, one of Europe’s major international manufacturers of medical and hygiene products. “Integrated collaborative content management functionality is a cornerstone of our ‘desktop of the future project’.”

For organizations who want to provide a more functional and flexible content management alternative to Microsoft SharePoint without disrupting users, Alfresco Content Services for Lotus includes an implementation of the SharePoint protocol. This provides users with seamless access from Microsoft Office, while giving companies the freedom of choice in their IT architecture. Organizations will experience the best of both worlds -- providing workers with easy-to-use content management and collaboration tools that integrate with Microsoft Office while lowering overall IT costs and increasing return on ex-isting investments.

“We have delivered on a critical customer need by integrating an open, easily deployable back end ECM platform into the Lotus social collaboration suite," said Jeff Schick, VP of IBM Social Computing Software. "A match seemingly made in CMIS heaven, this inte-gration not only provides Lotus users with a strong content management foundation, but also makes Lotus’ innovative social collaboration tools available to the Alfresco community.”

Alfresco Content Services for Lotus will be available in Spring 2010 and a preview will be demonstrated at Lotusphere, January 17-21, 2010, in Orlando, Florida.

 

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 http://www.alfresco.com.

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