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Score 3.8 out of 101
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Score 8.5 out of 101

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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Contentful

Coming from WordPress, Contentful feels like content management as it should be. There's no clutter to get rid of, you can simply start building from scratch, and the end product is perfectly tailored to your or your clients needs.
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Feature Rating Comparison

Security

Freedom CMS
8.9
Contentful
9.3
Role-based user permissions
Freedom CMS
8.9
Contentful
9.3

Web Content Creation

Freedom CMS
7.6
Contentful
7.6
WYSIWYG editor
Freedom CMS
7.7
Contentful
8.0
Code quality / cleanliness
Freedom CMS
8.6
Contentful
9.0
Admin section
Freedom CMS
8.0
Contentful
7.7
Page templates
Freedom CMS
8.3
Contentful
7.3
Library of website themes
Freedom CMS
4.3
Contentful
6.5
Mobile optimization / responsive design
Freedom CMS
7.2
Contentful
8.0
Publishing workflow
Freedom CMS
8.8
Contentful
7.5
Form generator
Freedom CMS
7.8
Contentful
7.0

Web Content Management

Freedom CMS
7.8
Contentful
7.2
Content taxonomy
Freedom CMS
8.3
Contentful
8.0
SEO support
Freedom CMS
7.8
Contentful
8.0
Bulk management
Freedom CMS
7.4
Contentful
6.0
Availability / breadth of extensions
Freedom CMS
7.7
Contentful
5.0
Community / comment management
Freedom CMS
8.0
Contentful
9.0

Platform & Infrastructure

Freedom CMS
Contentful
7.8
API
Freedom CMS
Contentful
8.0
Internationalization / multi-language
Freedom CMS
Contentful
7.5

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.
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Contentful

  • User-friendly.
  • Cost-effective.
  • Powerful.
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Cons

Freedom CMS

  • Creating layouts could be simpler. For example, if you have a sidebar on different interior pages, it isn't very intuitive to have something different on each one. Having the ability to control what is in different regions of pages would be beneficial.
  • The Commerce modules aren't quite there yet. We have had issues with reliability and if it's not built in by default, you can't use it.
  • Documentation could be better organized. There has been a lot of mixed articles from past features that no longer exist, and for some things there just isn't any documentation at all. I have had to create complex layouts that had I known a shortcode existed, it would have made my life much easier.
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Contentful

  • Difficult on the back end.
  • Permissions can be difficult.
  • It's hard to integrate with other platforms.
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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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Contentful

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

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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Contentful

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.
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Contentful

Contentful offers a great deal of features for a relatively low price. This is what ended up persuading us to purchase it. We also gathered that this was one of the more well-rated products out there, which was encouraging. It definitely stacks up well against its competitors.
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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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Contentful

  • It speed up our content creation process
  • We've freed up dev and design resources for more important projects
  • Given freedom to people to create new pages, while keeping some control so they wouldn't make serious mistakes
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Freedom CMS

Pricing Details

Freedom CMS

General

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

Freedom CMS Editions & Modules

Freedom CMS
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Contentful

General

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

Contentful Editions & Modules

Contentful
Edition
Starter
Free1
Plus
$99/month1
Pro
$199/month1
Enterprise
Contact us1
1. https://www.contentful.com/plans/
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