How A Real-Estate Development  Company  Avoided Cost and Time Overrun with Cloud Based Alfresco Collaboration Server


A Real Estate Developer save $10 million and more by avoiding Cost Overrun and avoiding Deadline Penalty

A Real  Estate  Developer in Canada was in the process of developing  a shopping mall  complex in Canada.  The shopping mall was  a complex development and communication and coordination was  of key importance. The list of departments that was involved in the project  approval are large and diverse. The list below is a partial summary:


 Alfresco Collaboration Server



Alfresco Collaboration Server


Alfresco is a free/libre enterprise content management system for Microsoft Windows and Unix-like operating systems. Alfresco comes in three flavors:

  • Alfresco Community Edition is free software, LGPL licensed open source and open standards. It has some important limitations in terms of scalability and availability, since the clustering feature has been removed from the community repository and is only available in the enterprise edition.
  • Alfresco Enterprise Edition is commercially & proprietary licensed open source, open standards and enterprisescale. Its design is geared towards users who require a high degree of modularity and scalable performance.
  • Alfresco Cloud Edition (Alfresco in the cloud) is the SaaS version of Alfresco.

Alfresco includes a content repository, an out-of-the-box, web-based user interface for managing and using standard portal content, a CIFS interface that provides file system compatibility on Microsoft Windows and Unix-like operating systems, Lucene and Solr indexing, and Activiti workflow. The Alfresco system is developed using Javatechnology.

Alfresco is capable of the following:


Document management

Records management, including 5015.2 certification

Image management

Learning content management support for learning management systems (e.g. Moodle)

LOR Learning Object Repository (edu-sharing)

Integrated publishing

Repository access via CIFS/SMB, FTP, WebDAV, NFS and CMIS

Automating business processes with the embedded Activiti workflow engine

Lucene search

Federated servers

Multi-language support

Portable application packaging

Multi-platform support (officially Windows, GNU/Linux and Solaris)

Browser-based GUI (official support for Internet Explorer and Firefox)

Desktop integration with Microsoft Office, and LibreOffice.

Online integration with Google Docs

Clustering support

Pluggable authentication: NTLM, LDAP, Kerberos, CAS

Multiple database support: MySQL, PostgreSQL, Oracle Database (Enterprise Edition), IBM DB2, Microsoft SQL Server (Enterprise Edition).

We deploy alfresco on REDHAT  Enterprise Virtual server. The cloud mode of deployment has the benefit that people can collaborate using tablet, PC, Desktop and Mobile Phone system. Afresco in this fashion can be ideal for system elevel project collaboration involving multiple people and complex operational process.  Task assignment and report generation is also included in Afresco Enterprise solutions.

We provide complete Alfresco solutions, In case your are interested In collaboration server, please contact us. one of our engineers will be happy to discuss your requirements.


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