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Alfresco Transformation Engine

High-Quality | Pixel-Perfect 1:1 Document Conversions

The Alfresco Transformation Engine is a stable, fast, and scalable product for high-quality transformations of Microsoft Office documents, PDF and PDF/A files, images and other file formats. It is an enterprise-scale and enterprise quality alternative to OpenOffice and Libre Office. In addition to the transformation services it also provides basic OCR-functionality and creates PDF/A-2A documents to fulfill compliance for long-term archiving. The server features an open architecture, and offers the following features:

High Quality

The Alfresco Transformation Engine uses genuine Microsoft Office software to transform MS Word, Excel, and PowerPoint documents to PDF and SWF. This guarantees the handling of all Office / image files and pixel-perfect transformations, and it corrects previous layout issues in the Share preview feature.

Scalable

The Alfresco Transformation Engine communicates with Alfresco using a HTTP REST API, which means that you can scale up by adding multiple instances of the server and connecting them through a standard HTTP Network Load Balancer.

Stability

If Microsoft Office can open and transform your document, then so can the Alfresco Transformation Engine. Robust error handling will remove corrupt and encrypted documents. A Web Console shows you a detailed report if there is a problem during transformation, allowing you to correct documents.

Speed

The Alfresco Transformation Engine is two to three times faster when transforming multi-megabyte Office documents when compared with OpenOffice on the same hardware.