The Alfresco 3.2r Community Release introduces a DoD 5015.2 certified Records Management module. This enables you to create a Records Management site (RM) alongside other collaboration sites you may have, and manage records through the Share user interface.
In designing the Alfresco Records Management system, we aimed to achieve some key goals driven and informed by current records management practice and solutions. In looking at currently available products, they have typically been expensive to buy and implement, unfriendly and difficult to use, and in many cases disjointed from organizational requirements. This has resulted in systems which become the providence of the records management department and are used only to archive records.
The expense and complexity of such systems means that records management rarely extends out to the organizational departments where it needs to be. Leading on from this our key design goals were;
Simplicity: of use for occasional users
Reach: all users in an organization
Cost: deliver the first open source records management solution
Implementation: minimize the desktop footprint
Future proofing: provide a potential model and basis for future standards work