Client Overview

US based Global University specializing in various educational degrees and certifications through online and classroom based programs

Business Need

Client acquired various small and large universities/schools across the world. Since each business unit had disparate content platforms, learning management systems etc.,

Replace 19 learning management platforms with a standardized learning management platform which has low maintenance costs and offers greater content reusability


CIGNEX Datamatics recommended the adoption of an Integrated Content Management Portal (ICMP) based on Alfresco, Liferay and Moodle. The architecture stack comprised Alfresco Enterprise Content Management System, Moodle as a Learning Management System and Liferay as Web Portal. Key features of the ICMP include:

  • An integrated content management portal (ICMP) developed in Alfresco DM, Moodle and Liferay
  • Integration with

    • OpenSIS (Open Source Student Information System) for managing student information
    • Mahara (Open Source e-portfolio & social networking software) for managing student portfolio
    • ECMS – Artesia (Digital Asset Management Solution owned by OpenText) integrated with Alfresco
    • Shibboleth - for single sign on
    • Componize to manage DITA (Darwin Information Typing Architecture) specialized content, central repository, content transformation, workflow etc.

Key Benefits

  • An integrated content management portal

    • With SaaS based architecture
    • Scalable LMS across all business units
    • Supports 1000+ concurrent users
    • Easy to add new website or community
  • Streamlined content publishing methodology with standardize content framework
  • Seamless integration with proprietary and Open Source applications
  • Over 50% savings in license, maintenance and support by adoption of Open Source solutions i.e. Alfresco, Liferay & Moodle