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Score 9.1 out of 100
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Feature Set Ratings

  • Accrisoft Freedom ranks higher in 3 feature sets: Security, Web Content Creation, Web Content Management

Security

8.9

Freedom CMS

89%
7.0

CommonSpot

70%
Accrisoft Freedom ranks higher in 1/1 features

Role-based user permissions

8.9
89%
2 Ratings
7.0
70%
1 Rating

Web Content Creation

7.6

Freedom CMS

76%
6.3

CommonSpot

63%
Accrisoft Freedom ranks higher in 7/8 features

WYSIWYG editor

7.7
77%
3 Ratings
N/A
0 Ratings

Code quality / cleanliness

8.6
86%
3 Ratings
6.0
60%
1 Rating

Admin section

8.0
80%
3 Ratings
6.5
65%
2 Ratings

Page templates

8.3
83%
3 Ratings
7.0
70%
2 Ratings

Library of website themes

4.3
43%
2 Ratings
7.0
70%
1 Rating

Mobile optimization / responsive design

7.2
72%
2 Ratings
N/A
0 Ratings

Publishing workflow

8.8
88%
2 Ratings
7.0
70%
2 Ratings

Form generator

7.8
78%
3 Ratings
4.0
40%
1 Rating

Web Content Management

7.8

Freedom CMS

78%
7.7

CommonSpot

77%
Accrisoft Freedom ranks higher in 3/5 features

Content taxonomy

8.3
83%
3 Ratings
7.5
75%
2 Ratings

SEO support

7.8
78%
3 Ratings
7.0
70%
2 Ratings

Bulk management

7.4
74%
2 Ratings
8.0
80%
1 Rating

Availability / breadth of extensions

7.7
77%
2 Ratings
7.0
70%
1 Rating

Community / comment management

8.0
80%
2 Ratings
9.0
90%
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
7.0

CommonSpot

70%
2 Ratings

Likelihood to Renew

1.0

Freedom CMS

10%
1 Rating

CommonSpot

N/A
0 Ratings

Usability

Freedom CMS

N/A
0 Ratings
8.0

CommonSpot

80%
1 Rating

Support Rating

8.2

Freedom CMS

82%
2 Ratings

CommonSpot

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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PaperThin, Inc

Commonspot is well suited for web content management to be conducted by individuals with low-level web skills.
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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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PaperThin, Inc

  • I think CommonSpot's greatest strength is its ease of use. It's relatively intuitive in it's usage, so it therefore makes it easy to train new people to use it.
  • Within my usage of it, our options were limited, which again added to it's ease of use.
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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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PaperThin, Inc

  • Commonspot needs to improve on its authoring feature. It is impossible to author on more than one page at a time . (One must always click on "View work on all changes") before switching between pages otherwise, the changes will not be saved.
  • CommonSpot does not support sharing the definition of any custom element or any template layouts. Therefore, one must recreate these in each site.
  • In Commonspot, a user who has to manage content in multiple sites will have to log in to each site to see and act on any actions.
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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

    CommonSpot

    Starting Price

    Editions & Modules

    CommonSpot 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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      PaperThin, Inc

      No answers on this topic

      Usability

      Accrisoft

      No answers on this topic

      PaperThin, Inc

      I had no previous background in content management, and found it very easy to use. If I could figure it out, I am pretty certain that just about anyone else could as well.
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      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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      PaperThin, Inc

      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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      PaperThin, Inc

      Commonspot works in tandem with Zendesk very well to accomplish tasks an an efficient manner.
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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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      PaperThin, Inc

      • I was working in a religious institution and based upon our usage and audience, there was no ROI to speak of. Our usage was more for providing information than having any type of interaction. In that instance, it worked very well.
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