Free vs Paid. Alfresco Labs vs Enterprise: 10 questions.

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This presentation compares the open source product Alfresco Enterprise Content Management... in its two forms. Labs (FREE), and Enterprise (PAID).

The 10 questions asked and answered are:
1. What Products are in Enterprise and Labs?


2. What Functionality is in Enterprise and Labs?


3. What QA is done on Enterprise and Labs?

4. What License for Enterprise and Labs?

5. What is the Business Model for Enterprise and Labs?

6. What SLA’s are there for Enterprise and Labs?

7. How do I get Fixes/Maintenance for Enterprise and Labs?

8. What is the Enterprise Subscription?

9. What is Alfresco Network?

10. What Scalability and High-Availability Support is There?

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Free vs Paid. Alfresco Labs vs Enterprise: 10 questions.

  1. 1. Dr. Ian Howells CMO Alfresco May 2009 Alfresco Labs & Alfresco Enterprise
  2. 2. Agenda ● Alfresco ● Open Source Business Models ● Alfresco Business Model ● Building a Stronger Open Source Product ● Principles ● Top Ten Questions ● Resources
  3. 3. The Goal of Alfresco To Become the Most Ubiquitous, Widely-Used ECM System
  4. 4. Choice ● Stack ● Service Level Agreement ● Fair Pricing for SLA ● 1/10th Cost of Traditional ECM
  5. 5. Labs and Enterprise Want Both to be Successful Save: Time, Staff, Money Insurance
  6. 6. Red Hat
  7. 7. MySQL
  8. 8. SugarCRM
  9. 9. Alfresco
  10. 10. Principles 3.1 ● http://newton.typepad.com/content/2009/03/building-a-stronger- open-source-product.html ● No Lock-in to Enterprise ● Offer Commercial Service Level Agreements ● Enterprise Customers Receive Fixes as Priority ● Extensions and Integrations to Proprietary Produsts are part of Enterprise ● Extensions to Ubuiquitous proprietary systems – Windows, Office – are in Labs ● Extensions to Manage or Monitor highly-scalable or highly Available Systems are part of Enterprise
  11. 11. 1. What Products are in Enterprise and Labs ● Document Management ● Web Content Management ● Collaboration ● Records Management ● Email Archiving ● Kofax Integration ● Document Management ● Web Content Management ● Collaboration ● Records Management ● Email Archiving
  12. 12. 2. What Functionality is in Enterprise and Labs ● Version Functionality ● Stable Functionality ● Stable Build ● Version Functionality ● Latest Functionality ● Periodic Build ● Daily Build
  13. 13. 3. What QA is done on Enterprise and Labs ● 2,800 tests ● 13 Alfresco QA Engineers ● Multiple Stacks ● Open Source and Enterprise Stacks ● QA ● Bug fixes ● Stability ● Scalability ● High Availabilty ● Security ● Basic Periodic Testing for "Final" ● Open Source Stack Only ● No QA ● Scalability ● High Availabilty ● Security
  14. 14. 4. What License for Enterprise and Labs ● Commercial License ● SLA Based ● GPL
  15. 15. 5. What is the Business Model for Enterprise and Labs ● Fair Usage ● CPU Based ● Not Cores ● No Per User ● OEM ● Free ● (GPL Restrictions on Distribution)
  16. 16. Alfresco ● All Products in One Subscription ● Document Management, Collaboration and Web Content Management, Records Management, Image Management ● All Components included ● BPM, Workflow, Transformation … ● No CAL’s ● No Extra for different Client ● CPU based 16
  17. 17. 6. What SLA’s are there for Enterprise and Labs ● Alfresco SLA ● No Alfresco SLA ● Forums
  18. 18. 7. How do I get Fixes/Maintenance for Enterprise and Labs ● Commercial SLA ● Fixes distributed to Subscribers ● Maintenance ● No Fixes Distributed Between Releases
  19. 19. 8. What is the Enterprise Subscription
  20. 20. 9. What is Alfresco Network ● Customer Spaces ● Ticket Support ● Product Updates ● Knowledge Base ● Enterprise Fixes ● Heartbeat and Monitoring ● Soon: ● Proactive support ● Categorized Download Directory ● Environmental Data Platform
  21. 21. 10. What Scalability and High- Availability Support is There ● Scalability Testing ● High-Availability Cluster Testing ● Easy Clustering ● System Monitoring ● Deployment and Provisioning Automation ● None
  22. 22. Try Alfresco
  23. 23. Top Resources
  24. 24. Dramatically Lower Cost 24 ● Total Cost of Ownership analysis ● Based on publicly available pricing ● Savings of 89%of the cost of SharePoint & up to 96% of the cost of other ECM solutions by using Alfresco ● Demystify some of the complexity around current proprietary ECM pricing ● http://www.alfresco.com/products/whitepapers/
  25. 25. Summary ● We want t be the most Ubuiquitious ECM System ● Choice ● Stack ● SLA ● Fair Pricing ● Commercial Organizations in Production will Need Enterprise ● Otherwise No Life Insurance

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