Alfresco Share / Repository Browser
|Developer(s)||Alfresco Software, Inc.|
|Initial release||November 2005|
Community Edition 201605 GA / May 23, 2016
|License||Enterprise Edition is proprietary; Community Edition is LGPL v3|
Alfresco includes a content repository, an out-of-the-box, web-based user interface for managing and using standard portal content, a SMB interface that provides file system compatibility on Microsoft Windows and Unix-like operating systems, Lucene and Solr indexing, and Activiti workflow. The Alfresco system is developed using Java technology.
John Newton (co-founder of Documentum) and John Powell (a former COO of Business Objects) founded Alfresco Software, Inc. in 2005. Its investors include the investment firms SAP Ventures, Accel Partners and Mayfield Fund. The original technical staff consisted of principal engineers from Documentum and Oracle.
While Alfresco's product initially focused on document management, in May, 2006, the company announced its intention to expand into web content management by acquiring senior technical and managerial staff from Interwoven; this included its VP of Web Content Management, two principal engineers, and a member of its user-interface team. In 2007, Alfresco hired the principal sales engineer from Vignette.
In October 2009, the 2009 Open Source CMS Market Share Report described Alfresco as a leading Java-based open source web content management system.
In July 2011, Alfresco and Ephesoft announced a technology partnership to offer their users document capture and Content Management Interoperability Services brought together for intelligent PDF capture and search and workflow development.
In January 2012, Alfresco 4.0 was released with significant improvements to the user interface. The new Alfresco aims to move further features from Alfresco Explorer to Alfresco Share, as Alfresco Explorer is intended to be deprecated over time.
Enterprise content management for documents, web, records, images and collaborative content development.
Alfresco is capable of the following:
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