- Today 2,500 users benefit from enhanced search, find and content linking capabilities
- Around 195,000 documents are being managed using Alfresco
- Improved document management capabilities have made it possible for the University to reduce its reliance on paper, in line with its green strategy
- Secure data storage and collaboration workflows have streamlined working practices
- Integration of Alfresco with the university’s web publishing system has streamlined and improved web content management
- Mobile access to documentation means knowledge workers now have secure access to resources, wherever they are based
- Each service unit has the flexibility to operate its own individual business environment
- Integration with Google Apps for Education enables staff to securely login to Alfresco through Google OAuth.
Having reviewed a variety of commercial systems, the University selected Alfresco as the best open source solution on the market that met its key criteria, which included secure document management, ease of use, and the delivery of a collaborative information environment.
As an open solution, Alfresco enabled the University’s IT team to pursue its strategy of developing and supporting a new enterprise content management system that could support internal collaboration and enhance partnership working with external bodies.
As a public research university, the University of Westminster is committed to delivering world-class facilities that enable both professional and personal development of a wide community of users. The new ECM system plays a central role in streamlining enterprise-wide information management and access and supporting online collaborative project spaces.