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Score 3.7 out of 101
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Score 7.2 out of 101

Likelihood to Recommend

Freedom CMS

The only thing I believe Accrisoft Freedom is not as well suited is for large e-commerce sites. Accrisoft Freedom actually has an E-commerce module and can do products and online sales, however if this is the majority of what your business does (or your clients' businesses), I would recommend an E-commerce focused CMS.
For almost all other circumstances I can think of though, I would recommend Accrisoft Freedom - ma and pa shops on up to a corporation.
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Agility CMS

Agility is well suited for companies that want a balance of control and support. For major global site updates, these can be handled by Agility's support team, while minimal changes and updates can be performed autonomously by the company's own staff with ease. For companies that are interested in flexibility to reconstruct site structure or major global facelifts, Agility is less ideal because these changes must be handled and paid for through Agility support.
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Feature Rating Comparison

Security

Freedom CMS
8.9
Agility CMS
6.0
Role-based user permissions
Freedom CMS
8.9
Agility CMS
6.0

Web Content Creation

Freedom CMS
7.6
Agility CMS
5.4
WYSIWYG editor
Freedom CMS
7.7
Agility CMS
6.0
Code quality / cleanliness
Freedom CMS
8.6
Agility CMS
9.0
Admin section
Freedom CMS
8.0
Agility CMS
5.0
Page templates
Freedom CMS
8.3
Agility CMS
5.0
Library of website themes
Freedom CMS
4.3
Agility CMS
5.0
Mobile optimization / responsive design
Freedom CMS
7.2
Agility CMS
4.0
Publishing workflow
Freedom CMS
8.8
Agility CMS
4.0
Form generator
Freedom CMS
7.8
Agility CMS

Web Content Management

Freedom CMS
7.8
Agility CMS
5.0
Content taxonomy
Freedom CMS
8.3
Agility CMS
5.0
SEO support
Freedom CMS
7.8
Agility CMS
4.0
Bulk management
Freedom CMS
7.4
Agility CMS
5.0
Availability / breadth of extensions
Freedom CMS
7.7
Agility CMS
6.0
Community / comment management
Freedom CMS
8.0
Agility CMS
5.0

Platform & Infrastructure

Freedom CMS
Agility CMS
5.5
API
Freedom CMS
Agility CMS
3.0
Internationalization / multi-language
Freedom CMS
Agility CMS
8.0

Pros

Freedom CMS

  • Hosting and maintenance is taken care of. Due to it being proprietary software, everything is built to work together.
  • Simple to use. Basic functionality for websites is built in without having to dig through thousands of potential options.
  • Development is straightforward...no backend languages required. So if someone wants a unique layout for a portfolio, it's very simple to add a new content type and build the new layout using basic html and css.
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Agility CMS

  • File management within the CMS is extremely helpful as a hosting/uploading tool local to our web pages and content.
  • Ability to clone web page content across mutli-language websites takes only a few clicks, and translation can be performed easily based on default English content.
  • Ability to post shared content and link content to categories for easy organization of content on the web - post once, and serve the content up on the live site in multiple places.
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Cons

Freedom CMS

  • Creating layouts could be simpler. For example, if you have a sidebar on different interior pages, it isn't very intuitive to have something different on each one. Having the ability to control what is in different regions of pages would be beneficial.
  • The Commerce modules aren't quite there yet. We have had issues with reliability and if it's not built in by default, you can't use it.
  • Documentation could be better organized. There has been a lot of mixed articles from past features that no longer exist, and for some things there just isn't any documentation at all. I have had to create complex layouts that had I known a shortcode existed, it would have made my life much easier.
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Agility CMS

  • Simplification of uploading files would be ideal - where all files are located in the Media & Documents section rather than uploaded directly to Shared Content modules. One home for all files helps us keep track of what is uploaded and what is not.
  • Better copy/paste handling of content from external programs (cleaning Word document formatting, etc.), similar to handling by Word Press and other simplified CMS would be helpful.
  • Greater control over global content such as headers/footers, multi-language implementation, etc., would allow our developers more flexibility and reduce our time coordinating with Agility support and using BOH.
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Likelihood to Renew

Freedom CMS

Freedom CMS 1.0
Based on 1 answer
We switched to WordPress; it was out of my control.
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Agility CMS

Agility CMS 5.0
Based on 1 answer
I am not a part of this decision process at our organization.
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Support

Freedom CMS

Freedom CMS 8.2
Based on 1 answer
This rating is based on personal experience only. I believe majority of people would say their support is top notch & 10/10. The only reason I am personally am giving it lower is because I consider my self a much more advanced user of Freedom than their typical Solution Provider developers. Because I am advanced, I troubleshoot my own issues pretty in-depth before I even contact Accrisoft support. Therefore sometimes I feel it takes longer to get the researched & specific answer I need vs. a simple support question would.
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Agility CMS

Agility CMS 9.0
Based on 1 answer
Support is always available and responsive when we email, responding right away that they are on the case, even if they are unable to solve the issue right away. Support will usually find the issue of our problem quickly and require minimal hand-holding, direction, or re-explanation from our team. They are knowledgeable about the platform and our instance and are able to run diagnostics with minimal information from us. When issues are resolved they always request confirmation that things are working as expected before closing out our tickets.
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Alternatives Considered

Freedom CMS

In all honesty, we have been moving away from Accrisoft Freedom due to its lack of customizability. We as an agency generally prefer open source solutions since our client base primarily consists of those looking for a more custom solution that can be built off of in the future. While yes, these tend to need more care and attention, they have benefited us more.
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Agility CMS

Agility offers a balance of simplicity and capability that other platforms don't offer. User-friendly platforms like Word Press do not offer our company the ability to fully customize our site based on our goals, but more adaptable programs like Drupal do not offer the support resources to simplify the structure of our site with pre-existing modules or professional development to meet our needs.
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Return on Investment

Freedom CMS

  • Without knowing the limits of the software, projects tended to go out of scope easily, especially since the client would expect functionality that simply wasn't available.
  • The custom modules made it very simple to create something reusable. So, when we found a feature that clients liked, we could replicate it very easily.
  • Backups and migration are very simple within the Accrisoft platform. Sites could be moved from one location to another in under a minute.
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Agility CMS

  • It is fairly simple for our employees to make web updates via Agility CMS, and this greatly optimizes our employee efficiency.
  • We are able to load and host company files easily via Agility CMS Media & Documents, which allows minimal, quick content sharing between departments when other file sharing platforms are not available.
  • Automation platforms and tracking code easily integrate with Agility CMS global headers to allow us to seamlessly acquire analytics on our site visits and content access.
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Pricing Details

Freedom CMS

General

Free Trial
Free/Freemium Version
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
Entry-level set up fee?
No
Additional Pricing Details

Agility CMS

General

Free Trial
Free/Freemium Version
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
Entry-level set up fee?
No
Additional Pricing Details

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