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Alfresco Comparison

Comparison between Alfresco Content Services and Alfresco Community

Core PlatformAlfresco Content ServicesCommunity Edition
Robust content repository – A standards compliant repository that supports a wide range of features
Productive team collaboration interface – Alfresco Share offers a user friendly interface for managing your content
Productivity App integration (including Microsoft Office and Google Docs)
Add-ons – Ability to download and install additional community driven extensions
Advanced Administration console – Simple configuration and management of Alfresco sub-system and clustering with reduced restart requirements
Rigorously tested and certified against multiple OS; Database and application servers (including Oracle and Microsoft SQL)
Clustering for high availability – Simple UI based configuration of clustering
Customization – Create custom content models and bespoke workflows
Storage Policies – Ability to define multiple content stores based on content life cycle requirements
Support for additional Alfresco modules (see section below for modules which can be added)
Optional Alfresco ModulesAlfresco Content ServicesCommunity Edition
DOD5015.2 certified Records Management – Community Edition Recodes Management is not certified
Alfresco Media Management for enhanced digital Asset management (DAM)
Content Encryption – At rest encryption of content for assured security
Integrated Analytics and reporting – Drive insight from content usage and optimize processes
Connectors for Amazon S3 and EMC Centera
Alfresco Document Transformation Engine – Offering performance enhancements and improved page fidelity for online viewing
Alfresco Media Transformation Engine – for local video transcoding and image rendition creation
Alfresco Index Server
Microsoft Outlook Add-in – allows direct search, access and uploading of email content
ClientsAlfresco Content ServicesCommunity Edition
Alfresco Mobile apps for iOS and Android (including SDKs)                                              
Mobile device content encryption
SupportAlfresco Content ServicesCommunity Edition
Defect escalation, long term patching, Service Packs and prioritization process
24/7 Severity A support
Consulting and professional services available from Alfresco and certified partner