Today, the Alfresco platform is used as the agency’s single document management platform and content repository for scientists and researchers in all of INFN’s 25 sites.
“Our scientific community relies on Alfresco platform to create and manage project sites,” said Longo. “They now have a place to collaborate on projects and share information and multimedia content related to their experiments, as well as manage version control and simplify their workflow, which is all very useful to our teams.”
In addition to document management, AutoCAD 5 engineering projects are also managed and stored in Alfresco platform, as well as all of INFN’s contract history with external suppliers and research institutes. Accounts payable with invoices are also processed and stored in Alfresco platform and the agency’s human resources team uses Alfresco platform to manage the recruitment, hiring and onboarding of new employees.
Overall, more than 2,500 INFN users currently use the Alfresco platform. INFN developed an in-house course for its HR staff to learn how to use the platform and overall adoption has been successful.
“We are quite happy with Alfresco platform — it is rock solid,” said Longo. “It is very easy to use and reduces the time it takes to search for information, which helps our admin staff get their work done faster and more efficiently.