Alfresco CMS Launches Modules Marketplace

Allison Howen
by Allison Howen 29 Feb, 2012

Open-source enterprise content management system Alfresco has launched the Alfresco Add-ons Market, which offers extensions for the Alfresco platform that are contributed by the company's global developer community.

The new marketplace aims to be a one-stop shop for Alfresco users looking to expand the functionality of Alfresco with pre-built modules.

Since its launch, popular modules in the marketplace include Twitter, Yammer, Flickr and YouTube for social business collaboration, as well as other modules for integrations with Google Analytics, Jive and Open Calais, which provides developers with the ability to better manage the Alfresco platform and integrate existing IT systems.

"The Alfresco Add-ons Marketplace showcases the innovation that is happening in the vibrant Alfresco developer community," says Jeff Potts, chief community officer at Alfresco. "Businesses are looking for content management and collaboration software that is easily molded to suit their unique work styles. Alfresco Add-ons now gives them one place to find modules that they can plug-in to Alfresco, much like plug-ins for Gmail or popular browsers. This flexibility and extensibility ensures that employees are provided with the right tools to do great work."

The marketplace currently offers more than 100 add-ons. The add-ons are also featured in the Alfresco Share dashboard, which is an optional feed that is displayed in the latest release of Alfresco Community 4. The Add-ons Market will replace Alfresco Forge, which is the former destination of early add-on contributions from the community.