Analyst Reports


Magic Quadrant for Enterprise Content Management, 2014

Find out why Alfresco has been named a ‘Visionary' in the Magic Quadrant for Enterprise Content Management - for 6 consecutive years!

Access Gartner’s Magic Quadrant for Enterprise File Synchronization and Sharing

At Alfresco, we see file synchronization and sharing features as capabilities a modern ECM platform should include.  And we're thrilled Gartner has recognized this Vision - read the full report for more details.


Maximize the Business Value of New ECM Deployments with a Clear Migration Strategy

Find out Forrester's insights on using migrations as an opportunity to connect business and technology teams.

Mobilize, Monetize, and Harvest Enterprise Content with Interoperability Standards

This analysis of CMIS finds that the standard has moved well beyond vendor hype; it details some of the benefits Alfresco customers have gained from a platform with strong commitment to the spec.

The Total Economic Impact of Alfresco ECM

Read a commissioned study conducted by Forrester Consulting on behalf of Alfresco, citing a 10-month average payback period for Alfresco Enterprise Content Management.


Five ECM Trends in 2014

In this report, Melissa Webster, IDC Program Vice President for Content and Digital Media Technologies, looks to 2014 and what key trends will be affecting organizations and their ECM projects. 

The Future of Enterprise Content Management: Hybrid ECM

Read this Q&A with IDC analyst Melissa Webster to better understand the benefits of hybrid architectures in ECM deployments, the various scenarios where hybrid can play a valuable role and key things to look for from providers of cloud-enabled ECM.

451 Research

Alfresco: new money, new message, new areas of focus

In this October 2014 company profile, 451 Research analyzes Alfresco's strategy in the ECM and BPM markets. 

Alfresco uses funds to create Activiti for hybrid cloud content and process orchestration

This 451 Research report specifically looks at Alfresco Activiti Enterprise and finds Alfresco to be "positioned to meet needs going forward with a hybrid cloud approach to ECM and BPM."

Alfresco expands beyond ECM, productizes open source BPM Activiti, targets hybrid BPMaaS

In this early analysis of Alfresco's new Alfresco Activiti Enterprise BPM offering, 451 Research finds the Activiti "proven and reliable" and "a solid platform upon which Alfresco can expand more broadly into the business applications markets."

Alfresco targets new markets and says slow farewell to ECM

In this December 2013 report, 451 Research looks at Alfresco's "deep ECM roots" and notes that Alfresco "represents by far the largest and most successful open source alternative in the market sector." 

Alfresco tackles the "Dropbox problem" with a hybrid cloud subscription service

451 Research notes that "In just seven years, [Alfresco] has gone from being a scrappy start-up to regularly competing - and winning - against IBM, Oracle and EMC in the enterprise content management (ECM) sector."

Info-Tech Research Group

Vendor Landscape: Content Management for Knowledge Workers

Learn why Info-Tech ranked Alfresco #1 for Value out of 13 vendors reviewed! The research firm also cites Alfresco's "broad functional footprint" and states "Alfresco has compelling functionality."


SWOT Assessment: Alfresco 4

Check out Ovum's analysis of Alfresco's strengths, weaknesses, opportunities and threats, and read why Ovum says "Alfresco can compete favorably with all other ECM vendors in the areas in which it plays."


Industry Watch:  Winning the Paper Wars

This July 2013 survey of AIIM members finds that despite the significant and demonstrable benefits of "going paperless," progress towards automation in business processes is still slow.  Download AIIM's full survey results, along with analysis and recommendations for engaging in the paper wars.

Industry Watch:  ECM at the Crossroads

This May 2013 survey of AIIM members shows the ECM market is in flux.  Organizations continue to address baseline content management issues, while also moving forward with mobile access and mobile process, cloud strategies and migration from legacy ECM systems.  Check out the full report for all the survey results and analysis from AIIM of this shifting market.


Mobile Content Management in the Enterprise: Getting Content-driven Work Done on the Go

Download GigaOM's investigation of the increasingly mobile world of content management to find analysis of this emerging discipline, customer case studies and concrete recommendations for moving forward with mobile content management.