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Score 9.1 out of 100
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Score 3 out of 100

Feature Set Ratings

  • Accrisoft Freedom ranks higher in 2 feature sets: Web Content Creation, Web Content Management
  • Amaxus CMS (discontinued) ranks higher in 1 feature set: Security

Security

8.9

Freedom CMS

89%
9.0

Amaxus CMS (discontinued)

90%
Amaxus CMS (discontinued) ranks higher in 1/1 features

Role-based user permissions

8.9
89%
2 Ratings
9.0
90%
1 Rating

Web Content Creation

7.6

Freedom CMS

76%
7.4

Amaxus CMS (discontinued)

74%
Accrisoft Freedom ranks higher in 5/8 features

WYSIWYG editor

7.7
77%
3 Ratings
5.0
50%
1 Rating

Code quality / cleanliness

8.6
86%
3 Ratings
6.0
60%
1 Rating

Admin section

8.0
80%
3 Ratings
6.0
60%
1 Rating

Page templates

8.3
83%
3 Ratings
10.0
100%
1 Rating

Library of website themes

4.3
43%
2 Ratings
8.0
80%
1 Rating

Mobile optimization / responsive design

7.2
72%
2 Ratings
10.0
100%
1 Rating

Publishing workflow

8.8
88%
2 Ratings
8.0
80%
1 Rating

Form generator

7.8
78%
3 Ratings
6.0
60%
1 Rating

Web Content Management

7.8

Freedom CMS

78%
7.3

Amaxus CMS (discontinued)

73%
Accrisoft Freedom ranks higher in 4/5 features

Content taxonomy

8.3
83%
3 Ratings
7.0
70%
1 Rating

SEO support

7.8
78%
3 Ratings
N/A
0 Ratings

Bulk management

7.4
74%
2 Ratings
N/A
0 Ratings

Availability / breadth of extensions

7.7
77%
2 Ratings
10.0
100%
1 Rating

Community / comment management

8.0
80%
2 Ratings
5.0
50%
1 Rating

Platform & Infrastructure

Freedom CMS

Feature Set Not Supported
N/A
6.0

Amaxus CMS (discontinued)

60%
Amaxus CMS (discontinued) ranks higher in 1/1 features

Internationalization / multi-language

N/A
0 Ratings
6.0
60%
1 Rating

Attribute Ratings

  • Accrisoft Freedom is rated higher in 1 area: Likelihood to Recommend

Likelihood to Recommend

8.2

Freedom CMS

82%
4 Ratings
3.0

Amaxus CMS (discontinued)

30%
1 Rating

Likelihood to Renew

1.0

Freedom CMS

10%
1 Rating

Amaxus CMS (discontinued)

N/A
0 Ratings

Support Rating

8.2

Freedom CMS

82%
2 Ratings

Amaxus CMS (discontinued)

N/A
0 Ratings

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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Discontinued Products

Amaxus is well suited as a development platform and content management system for companies who have a dedicated, experienced development team because it has such complex functionality. It is not well suited for companies whose main content updater will be a person with limited development experience, because it is so hard to learn and understand how to use.
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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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Discontinued Products

  • There is a lot of flexibility and power with what you can do.
  • The client has a lot of power to make changes on their own without needing a development team.
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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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Discontinued Products

  • There is a huge learning curve for developers. All our new website builds were going beyond the timeline because of the learning curve.
  • It is very complex and teaching our clients how to use it required several training sessions.
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Pricing Details

Freedom CMS

Starting Price

$100 per month

Editions & Modules

Freedom CMS editions and modules pricing
EditionModules

Footnotes

    Offerings

    Free Trial
    Free/Freemium Version
    Premium Consulting/Integration Services

    Entry-level set up fee?

    No setup fee

    Additional Details

    Amaxus CMS (discontinued)

    Starting Price

    Editions & Modules

    Amaxus CMS (discontinued) editions and modules pricing
    EditionModules

    Footnotes

      Offerings

      Free Trial
      Free/Freemium Version
      Premium Consulting/Integration Services

      Entry-level set up fee?

      No setup fee

      Additional Details

      Likelihood to Renew

      Accrisoft

      We switched to WordPress; it was out of my control.
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      Discontinued Products

      No answers on this topic

      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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      Discontinued Products

      No answers on this topic

      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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      Discontinued Products

      I have used an in-house CMS which was very simple and only allowed the user to update very basic templated content, and I have used Sitecore, which is sort of like a middle-of-the-road. Sitecore is great because it allows for the user to have a lot of control over templates and updating content, but it's not so complex that it is very difficult and time-consuming to learn how to use, like Amaxus.
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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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      Discontinued Products

      • It has a negative impact because it put us back on our timelines.
      • It had a negative impact because our customers didn't like the learning curve to use it.
      • It had a negative impact because it caused so much stress among our team to learn it.
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