Alfresco is an enterprise content management system available in different flavours. Alfresco One provides hybrid ECM that includes on premise and on cloud deployment of Alfresco with robust synchronization capabilities in between two of them. It has capabilities of Document management, Web content management, Repository-level versioning, Records management, Image management, content management support for learning management systems. It supported the concept of an open source ECM since 2005. Alfresco continues to be the only vendor with an open-source ECM offering in this Magic Quadrant released by Gartner. Alfresco remains in the Visionaries quadrant section. It supports open standards such as Content Management Interoperability Services (CMIS). It offers interoperability with other CMSs such as Joomla, Google Docs, Liferay, salesforce.com, Drupal, Jive, and IBM Connections. Alfresco has increased its presence on a world map by its partner ecosystem that includes Systems Integrators, Distributors, OEM partners embed Alfresco directly into their products, and Technology Partners.
Some of the highlighted features of Alfresco are Multi-platform support such as Windows, GNU/Linux and Solaris; support to multiple database products such as MySQL, IBM DB2, Microsoft SQL Server (Enterprise Edition), PostgreSQL (Community Edition), Oracle Database; Lucene search, Activities workflow, Learning Object Repository, Auto-generated XForms with AJAX support, Multi-language support, Browser-based GUI that supports Google chrome, Firefox, and Internet Explorer; Desktop integration with Microsoft Office, OpenOffice.org and LibreOffice, Pluggable authentication such as NTLM, LDAP, Kerberos, CAS etc.