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Study by Independent Research Firm Finds That Alfresco Enterprise Pays For Itself in 10 Months

Typical Customers Experience Significant IT Cost Savings & 53% ROI Over 3 Years

London, 17 January 2012Alfresco, the open platform for social content management, today announced the results of a commissioned study conducted by Forrester Consulting on behalf of Alfresco that determines the total economic impact of the Alfresco Enterprise content management platform. The study highlights Alfresco's typical benefits and ROI compared to total IT & training costs, based on extensive interviews and analysis of 4 major customer implementations. The Alfresco implementations studied included both net-new projects, as well as a full replacement of a legacy proprietary ECM solution (such as Documentum or FileNet).

The full study, "The Total Economic Impact Of Alfresco Enterprise Content Management Solution", is being made available today at, and Alfresco also announced a webinar discussion with guest speaker, Forrester consultant Sebastian Selhorst on February 1, 2012 that will provide additional commentary around the study. To register for the webinar, please visit:

The study praised the Alfresco Enterprise platform for its flexibility for integrations and support of open standards, as well as the benefits of significant cost avoidance on licensing and maintenance fees with Alfresco. Specifically – the average Alfresco Enterprise platform customer found that the software pays for itself within 10 months, and provides a 53% return-on-investment within 3 years. Total benefits over a 3-year risk-adjusted period were conservatively identified at over $1.3 million. These dramatic savings only include direct IT & training costs. If the widely accepted employee productivity gains associated with document management and collaboration are factored in, the overall ROI of an Alfresco implementation is often much higher.

"We're proud of the results of this study as they confirm the value we provide to our customers," said John Powell, CEO of Alfresco. "Nothing is more important to us than providing customers with a platform and service experience that exceeds their expectations and empowers their employees to do great work. This study confirms that Alfresco's innovation extends beyond great technology to creating unprecedented economic value for our customers."

As part of the study, Forrester developed a Total Economic Impact (TEI) Framework for businesses considering implementation of the Alfresco Enterprise platform. The TEI Framework provides a tested methodology for interested companies to make a fully informed assessment and purchasing decision as they work through the process of selecting an enterprise content management platform for their unique needs.

To download the full study, or register for the webinar, please visit:

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Founded in 2005, Alfresco is headquartered in London, with US headquarters in Atlanta.

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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