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Freedom CMS

10 Ratings

CoreMedia

9 Ratings

Freedom CMS

10 Ratings
Score 3.4 out of 101

CoreMedia

9 Ratings
Score 9.6 out of 101

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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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CoreMedia

I think this CMS is best suited as an enterprise level system. For small, or simple sites, there are better options, but for large high-traffic sites, this is a great CMS.
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Feature Rating Comparison

Security

Freedom CMS
8.9
CoreMedia
5.0
Role-based user permissions
Freedom CMS
8.9
CoreMedia
5.0

Web Content Creation

Freedom CMS
7.6
CoreMedia
7.2
WYSIWYG editor
Freedom CMS
7.7
CoreMedia
10.0
Code quality / cleanliness
Freedom CMS
8.6
CoreMedia
7.0
Admin section
Freedom CMS
8.0
CoreMedia
7.0
Page templates
Freedom CMS
8.3
CoreMedia
4.5
Library of website themes
Freedom CMS
4.3
CoreMedia
7.0
Mobile optimization / responsive design
Freedom CMS
7.2
CoreMedia
7.0
Publishing workflow
Freedom CMS
8.8
CoreMedia
8.0
Form generator
Freedom CMS
7.8
CoreMedia
7.0

Web Content Management

Freedom CMS
7.8
CoreMedia
6.0
Content taxonomy
Freedom CMS
8.3
CoreMedia
6.0
SEO support
Freedom CMS
7.8
CoreMedia
5.0
Bulk management
Freedom CMS
7.4
CoreMedia
5.0
Availability / breadth of extensions
Freedom CMS
7.7
CoreMedia
7.0
Community / comment management
Freedom CMS
8.0
CoreMedia
7.0

Platform & Infrastructure

Freedom CMS
CoreMedia
7.0
API
Freedom CMS
CoreMedia
7.0
Internationalization / multi-language
Freedom CMS
CoreMedia
7.0

Pros

  • 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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  • Shows what you're going to see immediately in a side-by-side screen.
  • Allows for easy standardization of content look/feel.
  • Permissions are easy to maintain.
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Cons

  • 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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  • Early learning within the company was slow.
  • We elected a customized version of CoreMedia - which in the end may not have been the best decision.
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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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CoreMedia5.6
Based on 5 answers
I am not in control of renewing software
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Support

Freedom CMS8.2
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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Implementation

No score
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No answers on this topic
CoreMedia8.0
Based on 1 answer
Set aside more time than you think you need to migrate content. That is the hard part. Implementing the technology is easy.
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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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CoreMedia is slightly better. I was not a part of the original team to select CoreMedia for our web content management tool. It was already in place when I came to my organization, but it's certainly presented challenges along the way as well as solutions to certain problems. I think at this point, we're going to continue using CoreMedia, although we're investigated ways to enhance our use of 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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  • Increased employee efficiency.
  • Fast time to achieve results saves company money.
  • Better constituent relations.
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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

CoreMedia

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