Alfresco Software, a commercial, open source software company, announced it has been named as a Leader in the IDC MarketScape: Worldwide SaaS and Cloud-Enabled Content Applications 2019 Vendor Assessment. Alfresco was one of only four companies named to the Leaders Category in the report, which said, “Enterprise organizations that desire an open source, cloud-native platform that offers flexibility in extending the application with its own development team should look at Alfresco.”
“There is a strong demand for traditional ECMs and CSCs to transition to a cloud-native architecture”
In response to buyer demands, the IDC MarketScape analyzed enterprise content management (ECM) and content sharing and collaboration (CSC) vendors who have modern cloud platforms and deliver enhanced features to support customers’ innovations. The report acknowledged Alfresco’s history as a cloud-native solution and noted its complete offering, “with a breadth of content life-cycle management capabilities, Alfresco provides content services, process services, and governance services all under one platform umbrella.”
“There is a strong demand for traditional ECMs and CSCs to transition to a cloud-native architecture,” said Marci Maddox, Research Manager, Enterprise Content Strategies, at IDC. “As the need to access and analyze mass volumes of data grows, so too does the demand for cloud-based content applications. Organizations are looking to these applications for their agility and scalability with the ability to improve traditional content-centric workflows, ensure security and governance and enable digital business.”
Alfresco CEO Bernadette Nixon said: “We are thrilled to be recognized by the IDC MarketScape as a Leader in the IDC MarketScape report for Worldwide SaaS and Cloud-Enabled Content Applications. I’m personally proud to say that this is the fourth leadership recognition we’ve received in the past three months. At Alfresco, we have always had a cloud-first philosophy, and it’s no surprise to us that technology buyers are looking to migrate their legacy ECMs and CSCs to cloud platforms. Our Alfresco Migration Service leverages our expertise in this field and helps customers mitigate the risk and complexity of cloud migration. Furthermore, we recently launched the Alfresco Cloud in response to customer feedback to deliver the Alfresco Digital Platform in a secure, fully managed environment.”
The Alfresco Cloud comprises on-demand services including Content as a Service, Process as a Service, Governance as a Service and AI as a Service. It will enable organizations, ranging from SMBs to large enterprises, to build process and content-intensive applications without the cost and complexity of deploying, managing and updating the platform themselves. The Alfresco’s Digital Business Platform as a Service, which is hosted in Amazon Web Services, is currently in preview mode with general availability coming in 2020.
Bernadette Nixon continued: “We continue to innovate the Alfresco portfolio and work closely with customers to remove any IT infrastructure barriers they’re facing in order to better manage their operations. Our modern solutions go far beyond traditional content management capabilities to enable our customers to deliver exceptional digital experiences that act as a crucial competitive advantage.”