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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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AtomicWriter

AtomicWriter is especially suitable for blog writing and for this type of work. It also gives different formats and restructures it with a great view. I think that's it.
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Feature Rating Comparison

Security

Freedom CMS
8.9
AtomicWriter
Role-based user permissions
Freedom CMS
8.9
AtomicWriter

Web Content Creation

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

Web Content Management

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

Content Creation

Freedom CMS
AtomicWriter
10.0
Ideation
Freedom CMS
AtomicWriter
10.0
Approval workflows
Freedom CMS
AtomicWriter
10.0
Content collaboration
Freedom CMS
AtomicWriter
10.0
Content calendar
Freedom CMS
AtomicWriter
10.0
Network for content licensing/production
Freedom CMS
AtomicWriter
10.0

Content Publishing

Freedom CMS
AtomicWriter
9.4
Content hub
Freedom CMS
AtomicWriter
10.0
Forms / Gated content
Freedom CMS
AtomicWriter
10.0
Embedded CTAs
Freedom CMS
AtomicWriter
10.0
Content distribution
Freedom CMS
AtomicWriter
9.0
Content automation
Freedom CMS
AtomicWriter
8.0

Content Reporting & Analytics

Freedom CMS
AtomicWriter
8.2
Audience profiling and targeting
Freedom CMS
AtomicWriter
7.0
Closed-loop tracking and reporting
Freedom CMS
AtomicWriter
9.0
Content performance analytics
Freedom CMS
AtomicWriter
8.0
Campaign optimization dashboard
Freedom CMS
AtomicWriter
9.0
Competitive analytics
Freedom CMS
AtomicWriter
8.0

Pros

  • 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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  • Makes my writing awesome.
  • Restructures it.
  • Gives me different writing formats.
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Cons

  • Cost and Licensing. Personally, we've never had a problem with this with our clients - we sell the value and our clients understand the value of using Freedom over other CMS options. We also will only work in Freedom - so our clients don't have an option. However, there is a monthly cost to license the CMS - which also includes the hosting. Yes, there are free options for CMS's out there - however even with those you have to find hosting. Accrisoft has different tiers of server sizes and monthly costs accordingly depending on you or your clients needs.
  • Minimal Themes. Accrisoft only has a small amount of themes available to deploy with your site. They probably have around 10-15, pretty modern and responsive themes that you can use to start a new Freedom installation with, however, if you typically deploy and install themes for your clientele - instead of custom sites, Freedom may not be for you. As you know some other CMS's can have hundreds or thousands of themes. With that said, they allow their solution providers to create themes and use site backups to transfer exact copies of existing sites to another Freedom server. So if you create your own starting templates you can always deploy and start with something - not completely from scratch. I personally don't think this is a problem at all, but am mentioning it for others to know about.
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  • Nothing too bad.
  • Needs more features.
  • Should be less expensive.
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Likelihood to Renew

Freedom CMS1.0
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We switched to WordPress; it was out of my control.
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Support

Freedom CMS8.2
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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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Alternatives Considered

Compared to every similar products/CMSs I have used, nothing competes with Freedom CMS. It's far more intuitive, far easier to use as a developer (and as the client), easier to customize and better to maintain and assist our clients. Hands down the best CMS solution I've found for me, my work and our clients.The only 2 in this list I might recommend over Freedom would only be circumstantial: if you are an medium to large e-commerce business (or your client is). ShopSite & Shopify (or Magento, etc) would probably be a better option. Freedom does have some e-commerce included, but I would recommend Freedom for small e-commerce businesses, or businesses where e-commerce is not their main focus, but they'd like to include some on the site.
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Return on Investment

  • 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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  • Nothing at all
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Pricing Details

Freedom CMS

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

General
Free Trial
Free/Freemium Version
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
Entry-level set up fee?
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