Alfresco Adds Major Extensibility Features to its Open Source, Process-Led, Low Code Application Development Framework
EDINBURGH, Scotland--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Jan 29, 2019--Alfresco, a leading open source provider of process automation, content management, and information governance software, has announced the availability of the latest release of its ADF 3.0 (Application Development Framework) during its annual developer conference, DevCon 2019, in Edinburgh, Scotland.
John Newton, Alfresco Chief Technology Officer and Founder, noted: “We are focused on helping our customers create, access, and exchange business-critical information in the most agile and secure ways possible. To this end, we added some major extensibility features to our Alfresco ADF to simplify the path to building modern, content-rich web apps rapidly and securely. The foundation of a digital business is the data it uses and the content it exploits across a network of applications and platforms.”
The Alfresco ADF enables developers to rapidly build custom web apps that deliver outstanding user experiences and personalized customer journeys using the Alfresco Digital Business Platform. It provides a rich set of reusable Angular-based UI (user interface) components and services, command-line tooling, and client APIs (Application Programming Interfaces) that surface Alfresco process, content and governance services.
According to Forrester¹, “a focus on customer journeys requires much greater attention to user experience and application design to ensure users stay engaged and the business realizes benefits. Why? The higher level of automation for customer journeys and experiences will lead to many more employees using process applications.”
John Newton continued: “We believe a digital business needs more than a content repository, it needs a Digital Business Platform that developers can extend and customize to meet the needs of their enterprise. Alfresco provides such a platform that people can easily collaborate on content most relevant to them as well as move between the apps they use with ease to complete their work. Enterprises today need a single source of truth for information across their end-user apps and back-end systems. That’s the power of process-led, cloud-native content management – a single platform to manage, secure, and collaborate on content.”
Newton added: “Creating apps that delight the customer in the user’s digital journey requires designing an experience that generates positive emotions at multiple points along that journey. There are a few ways to do this, but the most important one is to provide a meaningful experience that intuitively connects with the customer by developing ‘fit-for-purpose’, relevant apps that create higher engagement and positive customer behavior. With the customer at the center of any digital transformation, developers can use the Alfresco ADF to rapidly build ‘delight-driven’ functional apps that positively influence customer behavior.”
DevCon 2019 is the forum where Alfresco’s growing community of developers, partners, and users from around the world come together to connect, network, collaborate and learn. This year’s event focuses on major new capabilities for the Alfresco Digital Business Platform.
As part of the more than 60 scheduled technical sessions, ADF 3.0 will be explored in both technical and product roadmap presentations, illustrating the benefits of migrating to the latest editions of the Alfresco Digital Business Platform. Presentations will include “Extensibility for ADF Applications” by Alfresco Applications Platform Developer Denys Vuika and “Let’s Play with ADF 3.0,” an exploration of the extensibility features in the new Alfresco Digital Workspace (ADW), presented by Alfresco’s Eugenio Romano, an architect and full stack developer.
¹”Refocus Process Automation To Rescue Your Digital Transformation”, Forrester Research, Inc., May 17, 2018
Alfresco Software, Inc.
Alfresco Software, Inc. (“Alfresco”) is an enterprise open source software company focused on advancing the flow of digital business. The company provides a better, more effortless way for people to work, making sure they have the information they need, exactly when they need it most. The Alfresco Digital Business Platform is used to digitize processes, manage content and securely govern information. Alfresco helps over 1,300 industry-leading organizations, including Cisco, Bank of NY Mellon, Capital One, US Department of Navy, the Joint Chiefs of Staff, and NASA, be more responsive and competitive. Founded in 2005, Alfresco has its U.S. headquarters in San Mateo, California, and European headquarters in Maidenhead, UK. For more information on Alfresco, please visit http://www.alfresco.com.
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