Xillio Expands Offerings with Connector for Alfresco ECM Systems

Sep 01, 2016

Xillio, provider of the Content ETL Platform, is expanding its collection of content connectors with the launch of the Alfresco connector. The Alfresco connector is a plug-in to Xillio's Content ETL platform and can be installed in one click. The connector provides the ability to quickly and easily export content types (eg. documents, users, comments, tags) from Alfresco, or import into Alfresco. This new connector is used to integrate Alfresco with other content repositories and for content migrations to and from Alfresco.

The new Alfresco connector is based on the standard Content Management Interoperability Services (CMIS), which Alfresco offers. CMIS is an OASIS standard especially developed for the enterprise content management market. The CMIS enables a standardized way to access any ECM system that has implemented CMIS, next to Alfresco these are Microsoft SharePoint, IBM FileNet and EMC Documentum.  

All connectors developed by Xillio are based on the Unified Data Model (UDM). The Unified Data Model is used by Xillio "under water" as a temporary uniform data model that ensures that different content repositories can be connected to each other and the content from these sources is exchangeabe with each other. It will also ensure that the content sources can be easily integrated into business applications.

Besides the export and import of content and metadata in Alfresco, Xillio offers various solutions to improve the quality of the data. On the basis of an analysis of the data it can determined which action should be taken, such as deduplication, restructuring and metadata enrichment.