Alfresco Drives Modern Enterprise Content Management with New Offerings and Platform Enhancements

Business Process Management, Analytics and Multi-Media Tools Now Available

SAN MATEO, Calif. and Maidenhead, U.K. – May 18, 2015 - Alfresco Software, a leading provider of modern Enterprise Content Management (ECM) and Business Process Management (BPM) software, today announced key enhancements to its BPM software and the availability of Alfresco Analytics and Alfresco Media Management for Alfresco One. These updates highlight Alfresco’s commitment to providing businesses with simple and smart ECM and BPM solutions to solve information and content-driven challenges.

Available today, Alfresco Analytics module™ provides new insights and reporting capabilities on content, process and people-related events. This gives new visibility into how content is being managed and shared; who is accessing which documents; how often content is being shared and accessed; and what tasks are being completed by which employees. The Analytics module allows businesses to use information about unstructured content to influence business processes and enable process improvements, including the ability to identify star performers, bottlenecks and resource needs and usage.

Also available today is the Alfresco Media Management module™, designed to make it easier for companies to store and manage a range of rich media files such as high definition video without a separate system. The new components allow end users to view and edit photos and videos within Alfresco’s platform, removing the requirement to download the files and use specialist media editing or viewing software. Alfresco is also making it easier to transform media files from one format to another – for example transforming high-quality print-ready images to lower resolution for inclusion on a company’s website, or transcoding video files from one format to another. This new media-handling component enables companies to easily repurpose rich media files to further drive digital business.

Alfresco also is announcing significant upgrades to its Alfresco Activiti 1.2 BPM solution, including:

  • Integration with Alfresco Share™ – Alfresco’s group collaboration tool – effectively merging the worlds of BPM and ECM through one simple-to-use application;
  • New process and forms designers aimed at line-of-business users;
  • Additional languages to support global deployments;
  • A PDF process audit to capture to help meet compliance needs;
  • A process heat map to help analyze and improve process efficiency;
  • Improved forms layout; and
  • Ease of integration with other line-of-business applications.

“Alfresco is redefining the ECM and BPM markets, bringing business insights into unstructured content and associated business processes,” said Thomas De Meo, Vice President, Product Management at Alfresco. “Alfresco now makes it possible to analyze and act on vast amounts of information in ways never before possible. By continuing to push the boundaries of the definition of ‘content’ and how companies use it to drive digital business, Alfresco enables organizations to advance well beyond traditional ECM benefits – and instead experience an enterprise-wide modernization of business processes.”

About Alfresco:
Alfresco provides modern enterprise content management (ECM) software built on open standards that enables organizations to unlock the power of their business-critical content. With the controls that IT demands and the simplicity that end users love, Alfresco's open source technology enables global organizations to collaborate more effectively across cloud, mobile, hybrid and on-premise environments. Innovating at the intersection of content, collaboration and business process, Alfresco manages over seven billion documents, powering the daily tasks of more than 11 million users worldwide. Select Alfresco customers include: Amnesty International, Cisco, DAB Bank, FOX, NASA, PGA Tour, and Sony Entertainment. Founded in 2005, Alfresco’s UK headquarters are in Maidenhead, UK with U.S. headquarters in San Mateo, CA. Please visit us at http://www.alfresco.com.