Leading Print Management Company Picks Alfresco For Fortune 1000 Publishing Needs
Proforma Global Finds Alfresco is More Robust and Less Costly Than Alternative Document Management Solutions
LONDON—October 22, 2007 – Alfresco Software, Inc., today announced that Proforma Global, a leading print management and workflow solution provider to the Fortune 1000, has selected Alfresco document management solution to help the company serve and collaborate with its global customers.
Proforma Global is a division of Proforma, a $300 million company with 650 offices worldwide. It provides some 30,000 clients with fully integrated solutions for both print and electronic communications, designed to serve its clients’ industry-specific graphic communications, commercial printing, promotional and multimedia needs.
Proforma Global began using Alfresco to help one of its customers, which has locations in 40 different countries, collaborate on and update the look and content of product data sheets among scientists, project managers, graphic managers and marketing personnel throughout the world. Proforma Global is also using Alfresco for four other marketing asset management projects within the same company, ranging from managing the company’s brand art to managing different projects for various divisions.
“We knew from the get-go that Alfresco is more robust and less costly than any of the content management alternatives we considered,” said Paul Knipe, vice president of Operations, Proforma Global. “Alfresco is a great tool that we can use for a wide variety of opportunities. Its usefulness is only limited by our imagination. We plan to pitch Alfresco’s content management and collaboration capabilities as a major part of our value add to every single one of our clients going forward.”
“Proforma Global’s use of Alfresco is an excellent example of the way we are revolutionizing the ability to provide dynamic publishing solutions,” said John Powell, CEO, Alfresco Software Inc. “Alfresco couples the innovation of open source with the stability of a true enterprise-class ECM platform, and makes it simple to capture, search and collaborate on documents.”
Alfresco has seen major adoption of its open source ECM system throughout the world. The company now has more than 300 customers, including the American Stock Exchange, Boise Cascade, Christian Science Monitor, the Federal Aviation Administration, Informa and the Nebraska State Legislature. The community version of Alfresco's open source ECM has been downloaded 700,000 times.