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Appnovation is the expert at Drupal Alfresco integration. Recognizing a need in the marketplace to bring together Drupal, a dynamic content management system, with Alfresco, a robust back end repository for content, Appnovation created a set of tools and services to easily manage their integration. The module for the Drupal Alfresco integration development version is now available for download on

Today, what started as integrating two leading open source technologies has now transformed into an initiative, led by Appnovation and supported by our partners, to enable open source in the enterprise environment. osCaddie not only integrates technologies, but aligns the organizations behind those technologies with each other and the goals and needs of the enterprise.

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Recognizing a need to bring together two leading open source platforms, Appnovation set about creating a set of tools and services to easily manage the integration of Drupal and Alfresco.  drupal alfresco integration, integrate drupal alfresco

Why Drupal?

  • Lightweight webserver footprint
  • Highly scalable and expandable
  • Ease of use for non-technical users

Why Alfresco?

  • Rich document repository system with out of the box features ie. Versioning, Document
  • Search using a Lucene (“Google like”) document indexer
  • Great records management capabilities
  • Supports open standards (CMIS, Web Services, Rest APIs, webdav, CIFS, JSON, JSR 168, RSS, Atom, etc

How Drupal & Alfresco work together:

  • Content created within Alfresco can be pushed to Drupal and mapped to specific node types. This is done through the upload function using html files in the Alfresco repository.
  • Content created in Drupal can also be pushed and replicated within the Alfresco repository. Webscripts grab the data and create the node from a preregistered model. Along with content, metadata is replicated across the two systems.
  • Communication between Alfresco and Drupal are done using a custom RESTful API using JSON.
  • Data is replicated across both systems and each platform functions as intended out of the box.
  • Also integration using CMIS.

Why integrate Drupal & Alfresco?

  • Drupal as the front-end provides Alfresco with a highly flexible presentation layer that can be used to build websites that would be more or less impossible with Alfresco alone.
  • Alfresco compliments Drupal by providing a feature rich UI for managing web assets, as well as providing full document and knowledge management for entire organizations.
  • There are many options in terms of scaling the application, for example you can have a low end Alfresco implementation combined with a high scale large volume Drupal front-end.
  • Simple JSON REST API integrates easily into both Alfresco and Drupal.

osCaddie: Enabling Open Source for the Enterprise

What started as an idea to create a framework to integrate a web content management platform (Drupal) with a enterprise content management application (Alfresco) quickly became much more than just getting two technologies to work together. To really foster true alignment between these software products we found that bringing together the companies behind those products, Acquia and Alfresco, was critical to its success.

osCaddie thus evolved not just by integrating two open source technologies which are leaders in their respective spaces, but by aligning the organizations behind those technologies to make open source successful for the enterprise. Appnovation is currently extending beyond the Acquia and Alfresco success to include Mulesoft, Hadoop, and leading HTML5 frameworks.  Long term, Appnovation will work to identify best of breed open source technologies, and companies that support them, to complement this stack and continue to make open source the right choice for the enterprise. Learn more about osCaddie today.

Ask About Implementation
Would you like help integrating Drupal with Alfresco? Or would you like to find out more about about osCaddie, what it can do for your organization and/or how much it would cost? Our experts are available to answer any question you may have about enabling open source in your environment.
Download the Module
The module for the Drupal Alfresco integration development version is now available on at Get started with the integration of two base components that osCaddie was founded on. If you have Drupal & Alfresco, why not get them working together.
Experts at Integrations
As osCaddie has grown to include more technologies, Appnovation’s skill and experience at providing custom integrations has as well. Not only can we get the open source components working together, but we can also get them working seamlessly with other parts of your technology stack.
Transparent, Collaborative & Communicative
We give you complete visibility from day one of your Drupal Alfresco integration project and, we work with you to shape the right engagement model, delivery method and custom solution to meet your unique needs. Our communication lines are always open throughout your engagement via email, phone, chat, Skype, and Google Hangout.
We take customer satisfaction seriously, providing you a dedicated account manager and project manager to make sure all aspects of your engagement with us run smoothly. We ask you to tell us how we did at the end of your project, and the results go directly to our CEO.
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osCaddie (formerly The Canopy Initiative)

Integrating Drupal, Alfresco & MuleSoft. Enabling Open Source.

Why Clients Use Appnovation for Drupal Alfresco Integration
  • Agile development methodology for Drupal Alfresco integration projects
  • Collaborative approach with clients
  • Competitive rates for systems integrators, developers & architects
  • Experts at integrating open source, commercial & proprietary systems
  • In-house, front-end specialists for business analysis, user experience and user interfaces
  • Multi-disciplinary team of 100+ experts based in US, Canada & the UK
  • Partner Supported, Acquia, Alfresco MuleSoft & Google all on board
  • Proven track record of successful Drupal Alfresco integration
  • Rapid development time equating to lower costs
  • Rigorous quality assurance testing before “Go-Live”

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Thinking about integrating MuleSoft and Drupal OR interested in Appnovation's osCaddie? We are the experts at open source technologies and integrating them into the enterprise environment. Contact us today to learn more.

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