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Need a CMS & Document Management system for Intranet

I am looking at (free) options to replace our aging intranet site.  At the moment it is a horrible collection of aging PHP and Perl scripts many of which are now broken due to version changes.

This is a site that will be used by maybe 20 people.  The main requirements are a CMS (for creating news and other articles) but also a document management system where people can upload documents and check them in/out, version control, etc.

Because of the work involved we do not want to roll our own.  Also - budget is tight (ie nothing) so an open source option is STRONGLY preferred.

I have had a play around with Joomla and some of the wiki's (ie Mediawiki) but they dont have any real support for allowing end users to publish documents (or even attach documents).

Therefore I am seeking suggestions on how to go about this.

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rashgangCommented:
yes you can joomla for intranet . docman component is there for manintaing your documents.

you can check it

extensions.joomla.org
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router_doctorAuthor Commented:
I've used docman.  It's ok for storing files but it is not really a document management system (no checkin/checkout or version control).
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Andrew DerseIT ManagerCommented:
Have to just put a plugin for Joomla as end-users CAN publish articles and such from the front end.  There's a whole feature for that.  It also has a document process-flow that you can work with that allows authors to write the article, editors can edit the article, and publishers can publish the articles.  It's completely up to how you want it to work.

I have over 20 Joomla web applications built for my company called NUK USA.  www.nuk-usa.com  All hosted internally, but we do extensive document approvals and such and I can easily write custom code into the system.

The downfall is you need to grease-up your elbows, buy a few books, and dig in to learning all of the features of Joomla and how it works.

I would recommend starting here:

Joomla! Bible by Ric Shreves
ISBN: 978-0-470-50957-9
$45.00
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router_doctorAuthor Commented:
True - but what I need to do is allow users to check in word / pdf documents and revision control them.
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Andrew DerseIT ManagerCommented:
Now that's more in the realm of SharePoint for version control, check-in, check-out...I haven't seen anything else that comes close.  If you find something, please let me know :)

You can check out SharePoint Foundation Server (it's FREE)...but you need to have windows server 2008 R2 server...
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Joe Winograd, EE MVE 2015&2016DeveloperCommented:
We had a thread a while ago where some experts recommended the open source Alfresco:

http://www.alfresco.com/

I've personally never used it, but experts in that thread spoke highly of it. From the website you can see that there's an active support community for it. Don't know if it will work for you but it's worth a look. Also, here's an EE thread from last year that may be helpful in looking at Alfresco vs. SharePoint:

http://www.experts-exchange.com/OS/Microsoft_Operating_Systems/Server/MS-SharePoint/Q_25458146.html?sfQueryTermInfo=1+10+30+alfresco

Note that some of the data is a couple of years old, such as the accepted solution of:

http://www.cmswire.com/cms/enterprise-cms/sharepoint-vs-alfresco-a-platform-perspective-004549.php

So you'll want to look for updated info. Regards, Joe
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router_doctorAuthor Commented:
Good response
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