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Freedom CMS

10 Ratings

Contentful

1 Ratings

Freedom CMS

10 Ratings
Score 3.4 out of 101

Contentful

1 Ratings
Score 6 out of 101

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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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Contentful

Contentful is perfectly suited to global apps running in the cloud that need to download the latest content, images, text or media, as well as support versions of the content, entries and entry types as apps grow. The massive benefit is also that you can reuse the content anywhere you want in any app or any facility you can imagine once it is in the system.
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Feature Rating Comparison

Security

Freedom CMS
8.9
Contentful
7.0
Role-based user permissions
Freedom CMS
8.9
Contentful
7.0

Web Content Creation

Freedom CMS
7.6
Contentful
6.4
WYSIWYG editor
Freedom CMS
7.7
Contentful
4.0
Code quality / cleanliness
Freedom CMS
8.6
Contentful
7.0
Admin section
Freedom CMS
8.0
Contentful
6.0
Page templates
Freedom CMS
8.3
Contentful
7.0
Library of website themes
Freedom CMS
4.3
Contentful
Mobile optimization / responsive design
Freedom CMS
7.2
Contentful
Publishing workflow
Freedom CMS
8.8
Contentful
8.0
Form generator
Freedom CMS
7.8
Contentful

Web Content Management

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

Platform & Infrastructure

Freedom CMS
Contentful
8.0
API
Freedom CMS
Contentful
8.0
Internationalization / multi-language
Freedom CMS
Contentful
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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  • Version Control is outstanding
  • Uploading media
  • Adding and removing fields to content types
  • Linked content types
  • Verification and control of input entries
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Cons

  • 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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  • It would be nice to have some documentation for entry level coders
  • Built in preview mechanisms for more than just entry fields
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Likelihood to Renew

Freedom CMS1.0
Based on 1 answer
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

Prior to Freedom I had only used CMSs that were specific to car dealer websites. Compared to those, Freedom is leaps and bounds ahead in every category. Compared to WordPress I would choose Freedom due to the fact that you know your site isn't going to get broken by something you tweak. You also can be sure it won't be as open to hacks/attacks as an open source tool, along with less management to keep those things at bay with an open source solution. We mainly selected Freedom due to the fact it was used by the company we had build our site, we chose that company more than we chose Freedom, but it had the basic functionality that allowed us to sign off on going with them during the evaluation period.
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Contentful is easy and fast and cheap. I went from zero experience to loading data out of my contentful space in about an hour or more. The cost is very reasonable and compared to options like CloudCMS are a fraction of the cost. The benefit is that with a lower cost entry point, you are more likely to try it out and find new ways to use it.
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Return on Investment

  • 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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  • Instant data into your app
  • Instant publication of data and also reversion to previous versions
  • Support tens of thousands of simultaneous users with little effort
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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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