Its been a decade I have been working on ECM Alfresco, I have explored all the areas of Alfresco. In this blog I will talk about migration on Alfresco and what need to be checked when planning to migrate. I have done migration projects, from that experience, I realized, why many a times proprietary CMS customer are not able to migrate to open source ECM, Following are the points which stops them like
For above mentioned points I suggest Alfresco, I have been working on Alfresco since year 2007, From then to now there are immense number features and improvements Alfresco has done, Let’s see few:
So, those were the improvements I talked about, if you want to migrate from existing ECM/CMS to any targeted ECM/CMS then next question you will phase.
What are the points which should be clear before migration from existing CMS to targeted ECM?
Once all your questions being answered by your selected targeted ECM you are few step behind selecting it.
Now next step could be POC, a small POC should be proof of concept that your basic and main features are available in the targeted ECM/CMS with required scalability, high availability and with capability of migrating small chunk of data from existing CMS.
Once POC is completed then you can check on like if targeted ECM is having your required edition like community or enterprise edition, Community or Enterprise selection it is based on the requirements and budget.
I have been participating on successful migration for customers, for most of the customers Alfresco suited as a best Open Source ECM tool with huge community support.
And it is very important your targeted ECM is attracting Gartner, because Gartner is the world’s leading information technology research company. They research on technologies and publishes their reports on where the specific technology stands. In Gartner’s latest Magic Quadrant for ECM, Alfresco is named as a challenger
We at EnProwess have done migration for enterprise level customers and We are in a process of draft level of document for migration tool in Alfresco, I will surely share our experience and about tool and I am sure it will help our new upcoming customers who wants to migrate to Alfresco.