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Score 3.7 out of 100
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Score 5.1 out of 100

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.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

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.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

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.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Agility CMS

  • The ability to use both WYSIWYG and HTML to format content on the website
  • The ability to take a webpage down from public viewing, without deleting content
Jill Angelstad | TrustRadius Reviewer

Cons

Freedom CMS

  • 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.
Chris Theisen | TrustRadius Reviewer

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.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Likelihood to Renew

Freedom CMS

Freedom CMS 1.0
Based on 1 answer
We switched to WordPress; it was out of my control.
Mark A. Buckawicki | TrustRadius Reviewer

Agility CMS

Agility CMS 5.0
Based on 1 answer
I am not a part of this decision process at our organization.
Jill Angelstad | TrustRadius Reviewer

Support Rating

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.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

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.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

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.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

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.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Return on Investment

Freedom CMS

  • 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.
Chris Theisen | TrustRadius Reviewer

Agility CMS

  • Decreased employee efficiency: I would like to be able to load word documents directly onto the website without having to tweak so many formatting issues
Jill Angelstad | TrustRadius Reviewer

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Pricing Details

Freedom CMS

General

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

Freedom CMS Editions & Modules

Additional Pricing Details

Agility CMS

General

Free Trial
Yes
Free/Freemium Version
Yes
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
Yes
Entry-level set up fee?
Optional
$47

Agility CMS Editions & Modules

Edition
Free$01
Nano$472
Small$2793
Professional$8794
EnterpriseCustom5
  1. 1 user, 1000 content items, 2 locales
  2. 2 users, 2500 content items, 2 locales
  3. 5 users, 5,000 content items
  4. 10 users, 50,000 content items
  5. Unlimited
Additional Pricing Details
See full package comparison here and Pricing FAQ: https://agilitycms.com/product/pricing/package-details Contact our friendly sales team with any questions: https://agilitycms.com/contact-us

Rating Summary

Likelihood to Recommend

Freedom CMS
8.2
Agility CMS
7.0

Likelihood to Renew

Freedom CMS
1.0
Agility CMS
5.0

Support Rating

Freedom CMS
8.2
Agility CMS
9.0

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