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Score 3.7 out of 101
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Score 6.9 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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DNN Platform

Well suited to large enterprise website or web application developments. Less well suited to smaller site which would be better catered for by something like Wordpress.
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Feature Rating Comparison

Security

Freedom CMS
8.9
DNN Platform
10.0
Role-based user permissions
Freedom CMS
8.9
DNN Platform
10.0

Web Content Creation

Freedom CMS
7.6
DNN Platform
7.0
WYSIWYG editor
Freedom CMS
7.7
DNN Platform
8.2
Code quality / cleanliness
Freedom CMS
8.6
DNN Platform
7.9
Admin section
Freedom CMS
8.0
DNN Platform
7.6
Page templates
Freedom CMS
8.3
DNN Platform
7.9
Library of website themes
Freedom CMS
4.3
DNN Platform
2.0
Mobile optimization / responsive design
Freedom CMS
7.2
DNN Platform
9.0
Publishing workflow
Freedom CMS
8.8
DNN Platform
7.9
Form generator
Freedom CMS
7.8
DNN Platform
5.8

Web Content Management

Freedom CMS
7.8
DNN Platform
7.7
Content taxonomy
Freedom CMS
8.3
DNN Platform
7.5
SEO support
Freedom CMS
7.8
DNN Platform
7.5
Bulk management
Freedom CMS
7.4
DNN Platform
7.2
Availability / breadth of extensions
Freedom CMS
7.7
DNN Platform
8.5
Community / comment management
Freedom CMS
8.0
DNN Platform
8.0

Platform & Infrastructure

Freedom CMS
DNN Platform
10.0
API
Freedom CMS
DNN Platform
10.0
Internationalization / multi-language
Freedom CMS
DNN Platform
10.0

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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DNN Platform

  • DNN allows for multiple installation and hosting options, so large corporate and small clients can each have a service that fits them.
  • DNN has the ability to have a lot of features customized.
  • The licensing, if using the on demand or Evoq versions is pricey, but is better than many alternatives.
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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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DNN Platform

  • Out of the box, it has some modules, but not enough unless you do a paid version.
  • The support is a bit slow.
  • The menuing can be confusing and terms used a bit strange. which makes training difficult.
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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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DNN Platform

No score
No answers yet
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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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DNN Platform

No score
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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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DNN Platform

Each project has a specific set of requierments and these drive our CMS decisions. I tend to think of DNN Platform as a good option when the hosting requierments are complex or specificly defined and there needs to be a level of custom options created. The roles and credentialling is also somewhat better than most.
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Return on Investment

Freedom CMS

  • Without knowing the limits of the software, projects tended to go out of scope easily, especially since the client would expect functionality that simply wasn't available.
  • The custom modules made it very simple to create something reusable. So, when we found a feature that clients liked, we could replicate it very easily.
  • Backups and migration are very simple within the Accrisoft platform. Sites could be moved from one location to another in under a minute.
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DNN Platform

  • The free version is certainly good for ROI, but the paid versions are expensively licensed.
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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

DNN Platform

General

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

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