Accrisoft Freedom vs. Agility CMS

Overview
ProductRatingMost Used ByProduct SummaryStarting Price
Freedom CMS
Score 9.1 out of 10
N/A
Freedom is a cloud-based content management system from Accrisoft Corporation.Accrisoft Freedom specializes in membership and events management, social media, online marketing and e-commerce. Freedom is notable for its highly customizable databases, providing full control over HTML layout and complex filter and search capabilities.
$100
per month
Agility CMS
Score 8.3 out of 10
Enterprise companies (1,001+ employees)
Agility CMS is a cloud-based content management system from the company of the same name in Toronto, Ontario.
$1,249
per month
Pricing
Accrisoft FreedomAgility CMS
Editions & Modules
No answers on this topic
Free
$0
1 user, 1000 content items, 2 locales
Business
$900
per month
PRO
$1800
per month
Enterprise
Custom
Unlimited
Offerings
Pricing Offerings
Freedom CMSAgility CMS
Free Trial
NoYes
Free/Freemium Version
NoYes
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
NoYes
Entry-level Setup FeeNo setup feeOptional
Additional DetailsSave 33% on annual plans 20% OFF for non-profit All plan include UNLIMITED Content Models + Types, Unlimited Locales, Unlimited API calls All plans indlude FULL Page/URL Management, Page/Module composing, Sitemap management
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Features
Accrisoft FreedomAgility CMS
Security
Comparison of Security features of Product A and Product B
Accrisoft Freedom
8.9
2 Ratings
10% above category average
Agility CMS
8.6
6 Ratings
7% above category average
Role-based user permissions8.92 Ratings8.66 Ratings
Web Content Creation
Comparison of Web Content Creation features of Product A and Product B
Accrisoft Freedom
7.6
3 Ratings
0% above category average
Agility CMS
7.9
6 Ratings
4% above category average
WYSIWYG editor7.73 Ratings7.66 Ratings
Code quality / cleanliness8.63 Ratings7.46 Ratings
Admin section8.03 Ratings7.96 Ratings
Page templates8.33 Ratings8.06 Ratings
Library of website themes4.32 Ratings7.85 Ratings
Mobile optimization / responsive design7.22 Ratings7.86 Ratings
Publishing workflow8.82 Ratings8.66 Ratings
Form generator7.83 Ratings8.65 Ratings
Web Content Management
Comparison of Web Content Management features of Product A and Product B
Accrisoft Freedom
7.8
3 Ratings
6% above category average
Agility CMS
7.5
6 Ratings
2% above category average
Content taxonomy8.33 Ratings8.66 Ratings
SEO support7.83 Ratings8.06 Ratings
Bulk management7.42 Ratings8.16 Ratings
Availability / breadth of extensions7.72 Ratings7.85 Ratings
Community / comment management8.02 Ratings5.01 Ratings
Platform & Infrastructure
Comparison of Platform & Infrastructure features of Product A and Product B
Accrisoft Freedom
-
Ratings
Agility CMS
7.8
6 Ratings
1% above category average
API00 Ratings8.76 Ratings
Internationalization / multi-language00 Ratings7.06 Ratings
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User Ratings
Accrisoft FreedomAgility CMS
Likelihood to Recommend
8.2
(4 ratings)
8.3
(7 ratings)
Likelihood to Renew
1.0
(1 ratings)
5.0
(1 ratings)
Support Rating
8.2
(2 ratings)
9.0
(2 ratings)
User Testimonials
Accrisoft FreedomAgility CMS
Likelihood to Recommend
Accrisoft
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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Pros
Accrisoft
  • 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
  • Unlimited Content Modules which are extremely helpful for file management .
  • Unlimited number of API and Asset Requests
  • File management among the CMS is extraordinarily useful as a hosting tool native to our web content
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Cons
Accrisoft
  • Their preview setup for reviewing page changes prior to pushing them live is not good. You basically have to push things live to see how they will look, then go back and tweak it, while the changes in progress are live on the site. They need a sandbox, or a better preview feature within the backend so you dont have to keep pushing changes live to test out functionality.
  • Integration with outside tools is non existent. Instead of trying to force people to use their modules or features it would make much more sense to more easily integrate with leading tools in niche spaces.
  • The UI is pretty old. It could use a big refresh. Things like drag and drop builders and functionality should be standard these days. This is also a plus for non tech savvy users as it keeps their page structures to what works without letting people tinker. But if you want to tinker and be a higher end user Freedom isn't the best bet.
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Agility CMS
  • The filing system and search function are often difficult to navigate. Finding a file that I've uploaded isn't always easy to locate in Agility CMS
  • The WYSIWYG content manager isn't always intuitive. I often have to go directly into HTML editing to resolve line spacing problems
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Likelihood to Renew
Accrisoft
We switched to WordPress; it was out of my control.
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Agility CMS
I am not a part of this decision process at our organization.
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Support Rating
Accrisoft
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
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
Accrisoft
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
A few reasons to go with Agility CMS Product Capabilities Value for money Product functionality and performance Product roadmap Better Pre-sales experience
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Return on Investment
Accrisoft
  • This was the first CMS we had at our company so hard to say positive or negative impact.
  • Prior to this CMS there was a static site that html files had to be ftp to a company to have the site updated. So from that standpoint it made updating the site much less expensive.
  • Compared to a tool like Wordpress this is much more secure and easier to manage, but since we outsource that portion of it to the company that built the site we dont realize those gains.
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Agility CMS
  • Helps get contents updated and shared very quickly
  • Ability to have team work based on standard templates ensures content presentation is inline with organizational standards
  • Lack of DB and templates makes it easier for interns to come onboard and develop contents - this is super cost effective
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ScreenShots

Agility CMS Screenshots

Screenshot of WYSIWYG Editor with Modules Interface for easy Editor ExperienceScreenshot of Shared Content Library with Search for full Control over all your contentScreenshot of Page Management with Drag-and-Drop for moving modules around on your page, while editing and creating your pagesScreenshot of Image editingScreenshot of Intuitive Content ModelingScreenshot of URL Management