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Score 3.7 out of 101
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Score 2.1 out of 101

Likelihood to Recommend

Freedom CMS

It is much more suited to a user or company who doesn't like to tinker or make wholesale changes to their site. If you just need to make basic updates in text and post articles, blogs then Accrisoft Freedom is a good bet and very secure. If you want to try out different integrations, page layouts, embedding things and generally tinkering with your site then Accrisoft Freedom wouldn't be a wise choice.
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Bitrix Site Manager

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Feature Rating Comparison

Security

Freedom CMS
8.9
Bitrix Site Manager
Role-based user permissions
Freedom CMS
8.9
Bitrix Site Manager

Web Content Creation

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

Web Content Management

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

Pros

Freedom CMS

  • The new all in one image editor is nice. You can upload images and then handle all of the editing needs within Freedom or through their connection with Pixlr. It makes it much more streamlined than managing outside of a CMS.
  • Freedom is set up so you don't have too much access to the backend, which for a majority of users is a good thing. Whereas you can break a lot of things within Wordpress or other open source tools, Freedom ensures your site keeps working because you can't fool with it too much.
  • The ability to change the colors and branding on a page based on the page settings is nice. For companies with sub-brands within an umbrella it helps carry the branding through better than a site that only offers a static header section for each page in the site.
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Bitrix Site Manager

  • Bitrix is well structured CMS.
  • It provides rich integration with social media.
  • Available modules are mature and well tested.
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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.
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Bitrix Site Manager

  • BITRIX does not provide multilingual features to the user-defined contents, although Bitrix does provide multilingual capabilities on system UI specific stuff. For example if our site is publishing company news then BITRIX does not provide an out of the box feature to implement this in different languages.
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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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Bitrix Site Manager

Bitrix Site Manager 7.0
Based on 1 answer
Mostly good support, but some times i got response late so overall good.Good options with Ajax load of contents with different URL in browser.Similar and better modules to show different contents.Good options for advertising contents.
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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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Bitrix Site Manager

No score
No answers yet
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Alternatives Considered

Freedom CMS

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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Bitrix Site Manager

I have developed some small web sites in Joomla but the problem is that these kinds of CMS platforms are very easily hackable.
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Return on Investment

Freedom CMS

  • Better Customer Service. Everything in Freedom is standardized & easy for our clients to use. It's also easy for our support team to handle any support tickets because there's not a thousand different plugins for one thing, e.g. 1000 different form plugins, there is just ONE forms module that is identical to all of our clients.
  • Increased Employee Efficiency. All of our development team is unified within Accrisoft Freedom. Any one of us can jump into another's project at any time and know how it's built and how to update or edit anything. Even with custom modules that one developer might not have known another created. Freedom is very intuitive and for example, to continue with custom modules point, all custom modules are built using the same process, so it's easy for developers to edit and know exactly how it's working in minutes - even if they haven't seen it before.
  • High Client Retention Rate. We have only lost a handful of clients throughout the many years we've been using Freedom CMS with our clients. And the majority of those that we did lose, were for reasons not related to the website - or beyond their control - e.g. a parent company insisting to use the parent company's CMS solution, even though our direct clients/contacts wanted to stay with us and told us later that they wished they could go back to Freedom because of how much easier and better it was.
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Bitrix Site Manager

  • Bitrix Site Manager provides an out of the box way to publish contents on a search engine friendly URL. In this way, site contents more easily crawlable by different search engines.
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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

Bitrix Site Manager

General

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

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