Looking for a Free or cheap Document Management system

I am looking for a Free or cheap DMS so can have the full log for the document and the version

ps: I need to have chinese simplified for china plant
tonycwlAsked:
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Joe Winograd, Fellow&MVEDeveloperCommented:
Hi Tony,

Alfresco is a popular, well-regarded, open source DMS:
https://www.alfresco.com/solutions/document-management

They offer both cloud and local solutions. There was a time when it was free, but they charge now, although it is reasonably priced:
https://www.alfresco.com/products/compare/details

It supports Simplified Chinese, which has been through an Engineering QA and linguistic testing cycle:
http://docs.alfresco.com/4.1/concepts/language-support.html

Alfresco compares favorably to (the expensive!) SharePoint. Here's an EE thread from a few years ago that may be helpful in looking at Alfresco vs. SharePoint (of course, things have changed in both products since then):
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 in that thread is even older, 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. Many folks (at EE and elsewhere) speak highly of it and there's an active support community for it. Alfresco has moved strongly to the cloud with its Alfresco in the Cloud version, while the Alfresco One version is an on-premise product (more recently, it's actually a hybrid product). Regards, Joe
tonycwlAuthor Commented:
Dear Joe,

thanks for reply, asking for the Quote for 300users now

does it user friendly?

also what sort of requirement for installation?
tonycwlAuthor Commented:
Dear Joe,

I did install but no idea how to make it DMS system and also I cant change the interface to chinese
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tonycwlAuthor Commented:
Dear Joe,

I asked Alfresco, but until today still have no reply on quote or simplified Chinese issue
Joe Winograd, Fellow&MVEDeveloperCommented:
Hi Tony,

Sorry I didn't reply to your first message...I missed the notification for it...didn't see it until your last comment came in.

You don't have to "make it" a DMS system. It is a DMS. Spend some time with the documentation or you may try it online.

I do not know how to change the language, as I've used it only in English. But according to the website, you do not change the language after installing it — you must change the language when installing it. Here's exactly what it says:
You can select the language when you install Alfresco using the setup wizards. Before you install a localized version, ensure that your browser is set up to view the relevant locale. This ensures that the special characters display correctly in your installed instance.
Regards, Joe
tonycwlAuthor Commented:
,thx joe for your reply, let me try reinstall again also do you know how to setup email server?
Joe Winograd, Fellow&MVEDeveloperCommented:
I do not know how to set up the email server off the top of my head, but the Configuring email section of the documentation should give you the answer:
http://docs.alfresco.com/5.0/concepts/email-intro.html

Regards, Joe
tonycwlAuthor Commented:
Dear Joe,

I try to reinstall and I did choose simplified Chinese for install, during the installation it show simplified chinese but after the installation , the page go back to English. any idea?
Joe Winograd, Fellow&MVEDeveloperCommented:
I'm sorry...I have no idea...never used it with anything other than English. There's a very active, knowledgeable community forum:
http://forums.alfresco.com/

I recommend posting a question there. Regards, Joe
tonycwlAuthor Commented:
Thanks joe,

Final question

What is the main different for alfresco one and community?
Joe Winograd, Fellow&MVEDeveloperCommented:
Here's a detailed chart showing the differences between Alfresco One and the Community Edition:

https://www.alfresco.com/try-alfresco-download-alfresco-or-demo-alfresco-online-now#module-trial-landing-chart

Regards, Joe

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