After evaluating multiple open-source document management solutions, Elixir selected Hyland's Alfresco platform as the best fit to integrate with its next-generation solution, Tango. Alfresco platform offered complete enterprise content management functionality in a stable product release backed by a leading company with a trusted management team and strong technical support. Other open-source technologies only offered subsets of the functionality required, community releases and lacked technical services.
Once Elixir selected Alfresco platform as its third-party tool, it began discussing an OEM partnership. Elixir was impressed with Hyland's partner organization and willingness to help Elixir achieve its goals with Tango. Working with Hyland on the OEM partnership further convinced Elixir that Alfresco platform was the right partner and technology.
Alfresco platform offers Tango rich functionality with document management capabilities, image management, a content repository and web content management features. Leveraging the platform’s APIs, Elixir’s development team was able to easily integrate document management functionality into the newly architected Tango offering and allow all types of content to be utilized across any client communication — paper or electronic.
Elixir used its own development team to do the integration without the need to hire additional experts or rely heavily on Hyland's support team. Because Alfresco platform used open standards, Java and XML, the Elixir developers could use existing skillsets. Elixir estimates it took only a few months to integrate Alfresco platform into Tango and begin layering its own technology on top of it.
With Alfresco platform seamlessly embedded in Tango, Elixir can offer its customers tight controls on content and versioning for tracking the availability and use of any discrete content element. All content stored in Tango is maintained in an Alfresco platform repository, thus making it easy to access, manage and account for.
By using a web-based architecture and adding in document management capabilities, Elixir is able to offer Tango as individual components rather than a "one-size-fits-all" package. Design, content creation, data management and logic creation is presented in a separate interface, allowing companies to divide the work efficiently and license exactly what they need.