Sorry for the off-topic, but sorta-related question.

Does anyone have experience with the Alfresco system (
for use with distribution of documents? If so, can you comment on that
(or other competitive products, etc.)?

Here is the the context:

We do most of our Technical documentation in FrameMaker, our Marketing
collateral in Word and Publisher predominantly. All our distribution is
in Acrobat PDF format though, other than the printed collateral.

Our technical documents are uploaded to our web site, in a system that
is password-protected for our customers to get access to the technical
docs. The problem I am attempting to address is: "automatic
notification" to internal company people as well as customers that a new
document is available. We had an experience recently that a Customer was
using an old document and was not aware that a more recent one was
available at our site.

I have been told that Alfresco can solve this and other similar
"problems", but I'd like to get some insight before I spend a lot of
time on this particular product, since it seems overly complex for the

Thanks for any insight as to how people deal with this notification


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