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Alfresco 3 Business Solutions by Martin Bergljung

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Chapter 1. The Alfresco Platform

Before we dive into implementing ECM solutions, we are going to have a look at the Alfresco platform. There are some key concepts and features that are important for us to know about before implementing anything on top of Alfresco.

It helps to think about Alfresco as a big toolbox for building Content Management Systems (CMS). Alfresco, out of the box, can obviously be used straightaway but usually you want to configure it and customize it for the organization that is going to use it.

This is important to think about, as otherwise you are missing the full potential of Alfresco. It enables organizations to tweak Alfresco, so that it works with their business processes and business rules. It does not impose a special ...

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