10 Ratings
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Score 3.7 out of 100
7 Ratings
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Score 8 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

Bloomreach Experience Manager (formerly Hippo)

The system is ideal if you want to reuse content easily. The "document type" logic, which is not page oriented, but content oriented is a clever and efficient way to build up "content bricks". This guarantees an ideal way to use the same content in different templates or even channels. It can also help to feed some mobile-apps as it is planned in our future online strategy
Laurent Vonach | TrustRadius Reviewer

Feature Rating Comparison

Security

Freedom CMS
8.9
Bloomreach Experience Manager (formerly Hippo)
Role-based user permissions
Freedom CMS
8.9
Bloomreach Experience Manager (formerly Hippo)

Web Content Creation

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

Web Content Management

Freedom CMS
7.8
Bloomreach Experience Manager (formerly Hippo)
Content taxonomy
Freedom CMS
8.3
Bloomreach Experience Manager (formerly Hippo)
SEO support
Freedom CMS
7.8
Bloomreach Experience Manager (formerly Hippo)
Bulk management
Freedom CMS
7.4
Bloomreach Experience Manager (formerly Hippo)
Availability / breadth of extensions
Freedom CMS
7.7
Bloomreach Experience Manager (formerly Hippo)
Community / comment management
Freedom CMS
8.0
Bloomreach Experience Manager (formerly Hippo)

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

Bloomreach Experience Manager (formerly Hippo)

  • High scalability and reuse of standard information architecture, templates and features in all countries: Every country will have his own channel, usually multi-language oriented. Product information will be very happy and reuse of content mandatory. The system therefore has to be very robust and scalable.
  • Good usability for back-end users: As more than hundred users will use the system on a daily basis, training had to be as minimal as possible. The backend has to be self-explanatory by itself. Hippo goes this way. If you can use a tree structure and a basic RTEditor, you are ready to use Hippo.
  • State of the art targeting tool: In order to address segmentation of users and to go beyond a simple layout relaunch, our Marketing Department needed a tool which can make use of Personas and build up complex dynamic criterias. Real time analysis of the users behaviors will provide insights and allow the company to build up effective CRM strategies.
Laurent Vonach | 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

Bloomreach Experience Manager (formerly Hippo)

  • Hippo lacks some functionality in the backend to help writers, admins to collaborate. Some internal ticketing system for example would be ideal.
Laurent Vonach | 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

Bloomreach Experience Manager (formerly Hippo)

Bloomreach Experience Manager (formerly Hippo) 10.0
Based on 1 answer
So far, Hippo is our ideal tool given its use of open standards which helps us to have a clear overview of what's coming next in the future Hippo releases. We are very confident in the future-readiness of the product
Laurent Vonach | 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

Bloomreach Experience Manager (formerly Hippo)

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

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

Bloomreach Experience Manager (formerly Hippo)

Magnolia, Typo3, Drupal, Hybris, Intershop, RBS Change, Sitefinity, Liferay, Crownpeak, Ektron, EzPublish, Coremedia, Pironet, ModX,...We built up a requirement sheet and banished from the selection all CMS wich would not fullfill more than 2 "mandatory" features. Although Hippo did not perfom well in the collaborative features, its core features were going exactly toward our needs. Major focus was mutli-level architecture, scalability, native multi-languages capabilities and excellent roadmap for future releases. We needed a very active development schedule, especially in the field of targeting and real time analysis of users behaviors
Laurent Vonach | 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

Bloomreach Experience Manager (formerly Hippo)

  • As we can use one single instance of Hippo CMS to feed 50 different countries websites and more to come (extranets, special user restricted areas, B2B sites, etc), we can easily deploy it and maintenance costs are marginal now compared to the previous situation (different CMS in every country with local hosting, maintenance, etc).
  • As Hippo is future ready, countries are already setting up more complex and efficient digital campaigns. This was impossible before as our systems could not address these needs.
Laurent Vonach | TrustRadius Reviewer

Pricing Details

Freedom CMS

General

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

Bloomreach Experience Manager (formerly Hippo)

General

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

Rating Summary

Likelihood to Recommend

Freedom CMS
8.2
Bloomreach Experience Manager (formerly Hippo)
10.0

Likelihood to Renew

Freedom CMS
1.0
Bloomreach Experience Manager (formerly Hippo)
10.0

Reliability and Availability

Freedom CMS
Bloomreach Experience Manager (formerly Hippo)
10.0

Support Rating

Freedom CMS
8.2
Bloomreach Experience Manager (formerly Hippo)

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