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Score 7.5 out of 100
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Score 7.3 out of 100

Feature Set Ratings

    Security

    8.9

    Freedom CMS

    89%

    Curata

    Feature Set Not Supported
    N/A
    Accrisoft Freedom ranks higher in 1/1 features

    Role-based user permissions

    8.9
    89%
    2 Ratings
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Web Content Creation

    7.6

    Freedom CMS

    76%

    Curata

    Feature Set Not Supported
    N/A
    Accrisoft Freedom ranks higher in 8/8 features

    WYSIWYG editor

    7.7
    77%
    3 Ratings
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Code quality / cleanliness

    8.6
    86%
    3 Ratings
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Admin section

    8.0
    80%
    3 Ratings
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Page templates

    8.3
    83%
    3 Ratings
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Library of website themes

    4.3
    43%
    2 Ratings
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Mobile optimization / responsive design

    7.2
    72%
    2 Ratings
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Publishing workflow

    8.8
    88%
    2 Ratings
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Form generator

    7.8
    78%
    3 Ratings
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Web Content Management

    7.8

    Freedom CMS

    78%

    Curata

    Feature Set Not Supported
    N/A
    Accrisoft Freedom ranks higher in 5/5 features

    Content taxonomy

    8.3
    83%
    3 Ratings
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    SEO support

    7.8
    78%
    3 Ratings
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Bulk management

    7.4
    74%
    2 Ratings
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Availability / breadth of extensions

    7.7
    77%
    2 Ratings
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Community / comment management

    8.0
    80%
    2 Ratings
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Content Publishing

    Freedom CMS

    Feature Set Not Supported
    N/A
    7.5

    Curata

    75%
    Curata ranks higher in 2/2 features

    Content hub

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    7.0
    70%
    1 Rating

    Content distribution

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    8.0
    80%
    1 Rating

    Content Reporting & Analytics

    Freedom CMS

    Feature Set Not Supported
    N/A
    8.5

    Curata

    85%
    Curata ranks higher in 2/2 features

    Closed-loop tracking and reporting

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    8.0
    80%
    1 Rating

    Content performance analytics

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    9.0
    90%
    1 Rating

    Attribute Ratings

    • Accrisoft Freedom is rated higher in 1 area: Likelihood to Recommend
    • Curata is rated higher in 1 area: Likelihood to Renew

    Likelihood to Recommend

    8.2

    Freedom CMS

    82%
    4 Ratings
    8.0

    Curata

    80%
    2 Ratings

    Likelihood to Renew

    1.0

    Freedom CMS

    10%
    1 Rating
    10.0

    Curata

    100%
    1 Rating

    Support Rating

    8.2

    Freedom CMS

    82%
    2 Ratings

    Curata

    N/A
    0 Ratings

    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

    Curata

    I liked Curata, but it depends on the use case of how it will be used as to how effective it is for someone. If you are trying to curate content it works great. Had I not been so put off by the issue mentioned earlier I would have given more effort to learn the CMS, so I am not sure how effective it really is.
    Shane Adair | TrustRadius Reviewer

    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

    Curata

    • Curata is great at curating in content that is relevant to our audience. It is easy to add many different sources to the feed from all around the web and we've really seen Curata "learn" what we see as the most relevant.
    • The microsite we got as part of our Curata subscription is really fantastic. It's very customizable and we've been able to really craft it to suit our needs. There are so many different options available and our Curata rep has been really great with helping us cater each piece to our vision while making helpful suggestions along the way in terms of best practices. Plus, the word processor for publishing blog posts is so easy to use and I've had no issues with it so far unlike many other CMS platforms I've worked with. The Curata microsite is actually going to be replacing our current blog very soon - we love it that much!
    • I've had a great experience with customer service from Curata. Our rep is responsive and helpful and really good about not just answering our concerns but also providing feedback on our processes and giving advice for how we can improve.
    • Search capabilities within the curated content feed are fabulous. This is one area where I found other solutions to be lacking when we were going through the sales process, but Curata really succeeds here. It's extremely easy to find exactly what you're looking for in your content feed.
    Allison Davis | 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

    Curata

    • For me the product worked great for what I needed it for, I no longer needed it and was a few days past their renewal date (you have to cancel either 60 or 90 days before the end date of the contract) and they would not work with me. They took the stance of, "Too bad, so sad." They offered me their CMS along with their CCS for this last year, but we never fully used it and was turned off by the lack of customer service initially in this situation...especially after it was a matter of around 10 days or so that I was late.
    • Having to keep reconnecting LinkedIn would throw me off at times.
    • Sometimes the article I was trying to post to WordPress would get hung up and I would need to get a hold of support to help clear the system.
    Shane Adair | TrustRadius Reviewer

    Pricing Details

    Freedom CMS

    General

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

    Starting Price

    $100 per month

    Freedom CMS Editions & Modules

    Additional Pricing Details

    Curata

    General

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

    Starting Price

    $699 per Instance (no seat limits)

    Curata Editions & Modules

    Edition
    Curata Software$6991
    1. per Instance (no seat limits)
    Additional Pricing Details
    We have 2 solutions: - Curata CCS content curation software - Curata CMP content marketing platform (e.g., editorial calendar, analytics engine)

    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

    Curata

    Curata 10.0
    Based on 1 answer
    For all of the features we loved when we signed on like the microsite and search capabilities and also their customer service, we will very likely renew with Curata. We also really like the evolution we have seen of the solution, just recently a new integration with Marketo (also a vendor of ours) was announced which will be very beneficial to us in optimizing our email newsletters
    Allison Davis | TrustRadius Reviewer

    Support Rating

    Freedom CMS

    Freedom CMS 8.2
    Based on 2 answers
    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

    Curata

    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

    Curata

    We closely considered Rallyverse before deciding on Curata. Rallyverse had superior social sharing capabilities, but Curata's microsite and email newsletter features plus the infinite content source and feed search capabilities far outweighed what Rallyverse has to offer at this time. We are very happy with our decision
    Allison Davis | 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

    Curata

    • I would say neutral for us, but more so because of how we were using it and it being a stop-gap fix for us.
    Shane Adair | TrustRadius Reviewer

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