Alfresco Content Services (historically Alfresco One, and before that Alfresco Enterprise Edition) is a commercial product with some proprietary components which is built on the open source core represented by Alfresco Community Edition. After Community Edition has been evaluated by our user community, additional features are added and the release is re-tested by our quality assurance team against our supported software stacks before being recommended to our commercial subscribers.
Hybrid Sync for connecting the repository with Alfresco in the cloud
High performance desktop synchronization back-end
Advanced reporting and analytics
Integration with Pentaho Enterprise
The Delegating Event Publisher classes
By default, Enterprise Edition sends repository usage information to Alfresco as a 'heartbeat'. This helps us know what versions are in use, and make better decisions about the product. Community Edition usage is approximately tracked with our "logo pixel".
Starting with the release of Alfresco Community Edition 5.1, the Microsoft Office integration is provided by a proprietary add-on called Alfresco Office Services instead of the open source VTI module. This allows Community Edition and Enterprise Edition to use the same implementation.
Prior to Alfresco Community Edition 201801 / Alfresco Content Services 6.0, Jod Connector for high performance OpenOffice / LibreOffice transformations was only available in the commercial edition.
Some administration tools (due to their dependence on JMX) are not included in Community Edition even though their capabilities are. For instance Community Edition has IMAP and outbound email, but you cannot configure it from the Administration Console. Needing to change the configuration in XML and reload the property file often requires a restart of the Alfresco service.
From the Share 4.0 Admin Console:
Repository Descriptor (Originally installed)
Repository Descriptor (Current)
Transformer ImageMagick (JMX)
Transformer pdf2swf (JMX)
The Alfresco Mobile app that is available to Enterprise Edition subscribers contains the following features not available in the open source version: