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Alfresco 4 Enterprise Content Management Implementation

Munwar Shariff, Snehal Shah, Rajesh R Avatani, Jayesh Prajapati, Vandana Pal, Vinita Choudhary, Amita Bhandari, Pallika Majmudar

With Alfresco 4 you can manage content across the enterprise more effectively and corroboratively. This book helps you achieve great results, however basic or sophisticated your needs, with a hands-on, training course approach.
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Book Details

ISBN 139781782160021
Paperback514 pages

About This Book

  • Manage your business documents with standard practices like content organization, version control, tagging, categorization, library services, and advanced search
  • Automate your business process with the advanced workflow concepts of Alfresco using the Activiti workflow engine
  • Manage your documents with productivity tools like Microsoft Office, Mobile Application, MS Outlook, Lotus Notes, and so on
  • Integrate with external applications such as Liferay Portal, Adobe Flex, iPhone, and Facebook

Who This Book Is For

This book is designed for experienced users, business owners, or system administrators who want to install and use Alfresco in their teams or businesses. Because Alfresco is free, many teams can install and experiment with its ECM features without any upfront cost, often without management approval. You need to have a degree of technical confidence, but you do not require specialist system admin or developer skills to get a basic system up and running.

Though this book is not a developer guide, various examples in the book will help you to extend Alfresco functionality and to integrate Alfresco with external systems.

Table of Contents

Chapter 1: Introduction to Alfresco
Overview of Alfresco
Alfresco Enterprise 4 – an overview
Alfresco products
How you can benefit from Alfresco
How does the future look with Alfresco?
Implementing the example solution using Alfresco
Where do you get more information?
Chapter 2: Installing Alfresco
Installing Alfresco
Chapter 3: Getting Started with Alfresco
Introduction to Alfresco Explorer
Getting started with content creation
My Alfresco dashboards
Starting with basic configuration
Creating a blueprint for your application
Chapter 4: Implementing Membership and Security
Alfresco membership and security model
Managing system users
Individual user access
Managing user groups
Extending security permissions and roles
Securing your spaces
Securing your content
Choosing a right security model for you
Migrate existing users to Alfresco
Chapter 5: Implementing Document Management
Managing spaces
Managing content
Library services
Categorizing content
Managing multilingual content
Using network drives to manage content
Recovering deleted content
Data Dictionary and space templates
Discussions on spaces and documents
RSS syndication
Migrating existing content into Alfresco
Chapter 6: Implementing Business Rules
Using business rules on spaces
Built-in business rules
Applying actions to individual content
Handling content transformations
Executing JavaScript as business rules
Scheduled actions
Chapter 7: Extending Alfresco Content Model
Custom configuration
Custom aspect
Advanced property sheet configuration
Custom content type
Custom associations
Dynamic models
Chapter 8: Implementing Workflow
Introduction to the Alfresco workflow process
Simple Workflow
Advanced workflows using Activiti
Chapter 9: Integrating External Applications with Alfresco
Alfresco content platform
Web Scripts
Various application integration examples
Chapter 10: Alfresco Administration Operations Using Alfresco Share
Alfresco Share
Managing Alfresco using the Admin Console in Alfresco Share
Chapter 11: Customizing the User Interface
Configuring Alfresco Explorer
Customizing JSP Client
Various user interface options
Chapter 12: Search in Alfresco
Search using Alfresco Explorer
Configuring the Alfresco search engine
Using the Solr search engine with Alfresco
Chapter 13: Implementing Imaging and Forms Processing
Example of an imaging solution with workflow
Scanning solutions with Alfresco
Integrating with Ephesoft
Chapter 14: Administering and Maintaining the System
Exporting and importing content
Data backup
Upgrading to newer versions of Alfresco
General maintenance tips
The Java Management Extension (JMX) interface

What You Will Learn

  • Work with users and membership accounts, including LDAP integration and single sign-on
  • Make content easy to find using search, tagging, content categorization, and metadata
  • Customize the user interface, create your own dashboard layouts, and present content in custom ways relevant to your business
  • Integrate external applications such as Liferay Portal, iPhone, Facebook, PDF and image viewer, Microsoft Outlook, Adobe Flex and Ffmpeg video transcoder
  • Set up a single instance multi-tenant system and High Availability, configure Alfresco as in-bound email server, and set up an audit trail
  • Learn the various options for Image and Forms Processing
  • Maintain and administrate all of the Alfresco systems
  • Use Alfresco 4 as a smart document repository; work with automatic version tracking and control, access the repository from the web, share network folders, FTP, Microsoft Office tools and Mobile Applications

In Detail

Alfresco 4 has improved a lot with its new and advanced concepts for content management. Users have been waiting for a book that covers these concepts along with security, dashboards, and the configuration features of Alfresco 4.

Alfresco 4 Enterprise Content Management Implementation is a well-crafted and easy-to-use book, and it is a complete guide to implementing enterprise content management for your business needs using Alfresco 4. It covers the enhanced document management, integration with standard productivity tools, and various integration options with proven external applications.

This book will take you through a number of clear, practical sections that will help you to make a proper decision for your business needs using standard practices with Alfresco’s Document Management and various third-party integrations

You will learn how to install, administer, and manage your entire application. The concepts of mapping your business documents by extending content models and achieving your complex business process using Workflow models and business rules will be discussed in this book. Integration with various third party tools like MS Office, Mobile Application, Outlook, Liferay, Ephesoft, and Kofax will also be covered. You will learn to create your own custom workflow using Activiti BPMN 2.0 Process Designer and also maintain and administrate the entire application.
This book explains everything you need to know to manage your documents using standard processes and mechanisms.


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