Compare Content Management Vendors

Vendor Platformic Alfresco Bridgeline Digital iAPPS
Content Management Software Comparison
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Vendor Bio Platformic provides enterprises with a cutting-edge Web framework to design, build, and maintain websites in real-time without having to write a single line of code. Even large staffs collaborate and work effectively using an arsenal of incredibly powerful tools that make creating, modifying, scheduling and removing content easy and intuitive. Alfresco was founded in 2005 by John Newton, co-founder of Documentum and John Powell, former COO of Business Objects . Its investors include the leading investment firms Accel Partners and Mayfield Fund. Alfresco is the leading open source alternative for enterprise content management. It couples the innovation of open source with the stability of a true enterprise-class platform. The open source model allows Alfresco to use best-of-breed open source technologies and contributions from the open source community to get higher quality software produced more quickly at much lower cost. Bridline Digital is the iAPPS product line vendor that specializes in creating web-based products that help businesses unify processes and achieve success. Bridgeline developed the iAPPS line to optimize four key business functions: content management, eCommerce, Marketing and Analytics. The company has gained quite a reputable reputation as a content management solution for its ease of use and full suite of CMS amenities. Bridgeline Digital’s teams of developers specialize in web application development, usability engineering, SharePoint development, rich media development, and search engine optimization.
Vendor Highlights
  • Referred to as a “CMS with Genius” by Network World - 2010
  • Design- No templates, import any design
  • Build- Drop in over 30 tools or use available SDK to build your own
  • Maintain – Update content or redesign entire site right from your browser
  • SocialSite – Increase visitor engagement and social interactions
  • MobileSite – Targeted content for mobile devices
  • Deploy new websites fast, fully scalable and easy to use
  • Reduces ECM costs by up to 96% compared to proprietary systems
  • Alfresco Enterprise 3.2 can power Web 2.0 properties and online communities
  • Easy integration with Microsoft Office suite
  • Google-like Search – Search directly from Firefox or IE7
  • SmartSpaces – Best practice collaboration spaces
  • Transparent Lifecycle support Email-Like Rules – Configure plug-in rules to automate manual processing and offer
  • iAPPS Content Manager is the 2010 CODiE Award Winner for Best Content Management Solution
  • iAPPS Product Suite is a KMWorld 2010 Trend Setting Product
  • iAPPS natively integrates Web Content Management, Analytics, eMarketing & eCommerce
  • iAPPS is available in SaaS or perpetual licensing models
  • One of BtoB Magazine’s 2010 Top Interactive Technology companies
Content Management Software Solution(s)
  • Platformic Web Content Management System
  • Platformic SocialSite
  • Platformic MobileSite
Alfresco Enterprise
  • iAPPS Content Manager
  • iAPPS Commerce
  • iAPPS Marketier
  • iAPPS Analytics
Content Management Software Highlights
  • Site Designer (Patented)
  • Network Content Sharing
  • Video Management System (VMS)
  • Separation of Content from Presentation
  • SocialSite - User Generated Content and Social Media Platform
  • Online Web Development Environment (OWDE)
  • MobileSite – Mobile Layout and Content Feeds World Class Support
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  • Alfresco is built by a team of original leading members from Documentum® and Interwoven® with 15 years experience in Document Management, including the co-founder of Documentum.
  • The track record of the Alfresco team has enabled Alfresco to rapidly become the leading open source enterprise content management system. This has enabled it to communicate with governments and corporations at a high-level to shape open source strategies.
  • Alfresco has emerged over the past three years with a completely new approach to content management that is user friendly, familiar, and highly affordable. Over one million people have downloaded Alfresco software and the active deployments of Alfresco have exceeded 30,000 worldwide.
  • The benefits of using Alfresco include ease-of-use through the deployment of an Intelligent Virtual File System, and Google®-Like Search and Yahoo!®-Like folder browsing.
  • iAPPS Content Manager empowers non-technical users to create, edit, and publish persuasive, conversion-oriented web content. Its superior SEO capabilities are unique with auto 301-redirects, auto-generated XML sitemaps and SEO-friendly URLs.
  • Deployment Flexibility. iAPPS is available as a SaaS (Software as a Service) model or for those who prefer to keep their Web application in-house; Bridgeline’s technology is flexible enough to offer a traditional perpetual license option.
Customer Focus Platformic provides a web content management system for non-technical users of small, mid-sized and enterprise-level organizations looking to take control of their online presence. The platform continually evolves with new features and enhancements that are seamlessly pushed and available to all users at no additional cost. Alfresco's document management solutions have reached the 1 Million Downloads mark, and are in use by a global base of mid-sized and larger enterprises in government, finance, education, not-for-profit, publishing, telecommunications, professional services, and manufacturing. Bridgeline Digital serves a wide customer base with software & services for customers from middle market organizations to subsidiaries of Fortune 1000 companies.
Happy Customers Comcast, Fox, Tribune, Gatorade, Cox Communications, Broadcast Company of the Americas (BCA), PEAK Broadcasting, Biocoastal Media, University of Florida and New England Cable News Activision, Christian Science Monitor, H&R Block, MIT, XM Radio, Reed Managed Services, Harvard Business School Publishing, Fox, Endeca, British Polythene Industries HealthCore, HookedonPhonics, Cleveland Clinic, Berkshire Life Insurance, Honeywell, National Financial Partners, American Dental Association, National Children’s Museum, Partners HealthCare, Sun Chemical, AARP, Cadaret Grant, The American Academy of Pediatrics, and the National Insurance Crime Bureau
Content Management Technology Hosted in a secure, redundant data center protected by an enterprise class firewall and intrusion protection system and backed up to a redundant Storage Area Network (SAN); Platformic automatically ensures data is safe and secure. Coupled with ample bandwidth and the ability to scale quickly and easily, the Platformic solution ensures high availability and the best performance. Alfresco's on-demand SaaS is built using the latest open source infrastructure components including: Spring, Hibernate, Lucene, MyFaces and is based on Aspect-Oriented-Programming. Alfresco‘s use of state-of-the art technology enable it to deliver a supported systems that is 5 times faster than traditional closed systems and 10 times cheaper than traditional closed systems. The state-of-the-art architecture of iAPPS not only facilitates deeply integrated solutions, it offers both SaaS and perpetual licensing options to deliver the flexibility that is demanded by businesses today. iAPPS scalability also allows customers to add any module within the iAPPS Product suite as their business demands.
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