What users are saying about

Freedom CMS

10 Ratings

Evoq Content

24 Ratings

Freedom CMS

10 Ratings
Score 3.4 out of 101

Evoq Content

24 Ratings
Score 6.6 out of 101

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Likelihood to Recommend

Freedom CMS

Will the client want customization for any functionality?Unless you know what it is capable of out of the box, it may not be the best starting point. I would recommend it only for smaller clients who are not picky about how something works. If they would like membership, I wouldn't recommend it unless they only want to use it to hide certain pages, or for something very basic such as email subscriptions. If all they want is a simple site that is very easy to maintain and requires little attention then yes, this is a good solution for you.
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Evoq Content

DNN should be a consideration for an organizations using Windows and having developers proficient in Microsoft technologies, particularly C# .Net web-forms. However, there are alternative open-source CMS platforms, such as WordPress, that are more popular and, in my opinion, a better choice if the system will be hosted off-site or maintained by outside contractors
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Feature Rating Comparison

Security

Freedom CMS
8.9
Evoq Content
10.0
Role-based user permissions
Freedom CMS
8.9
Evoq Content
10.0

Web Content Creation

Freedom CMS
7.6
Evoq Content
7.3
WYSIWYG editor
Freedom CMS
7.7
Evoq Content
8.6
Code quality / cleanliness
Freedom CMS
8.6
Evoq Content
9.1
Admin section
Freedom CMS
8.0
Evoq Content
7.7
Page templates
Freedom CMS
8.3
Evoq Content
6.8
Library of website themes
Freedom CMS
4.3
Evoq Content
8.6
Mobile optimization / responsive design
Freedom CMS
7.2
Evoq Content
6.2
Publishing workflow
Freedom CMS
8.8
Evoq Content
5.9
Form generator
Freedom CMS
7.8
Evoq Content
5.7

Web Content Management

Freedom CMS
7.8
Evoq Content
6.7
Content taxonomy
Freedom CMS
8.3
Evoq Content
5.9
SEO support
Freedom CMS
7.8
Evoq Content
7.2
Bulk management
Freedom CMS
7.4
Evoq Content
6.7
Availability / breadth of extensions
Freedom CMS
7.7
Evoq Content
8.2
Community / comment management
Freedom CMS
8.0
Evoq Content
5.4

Platform & Infrastructure

Freedom CMS
Evoq Content
9.6
API
Freedom CMS
Evoq Content
10.0
Internationalization / multi-language
Freedom CMS
Evoq Content
9.1

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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  • Out of box features
  • Friendly UI
  • Open source
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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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  • Skin customization has room to be improved.
  • Mobile friendly platform, e.g.: make use of the Bootstrap as default skin
  • DNN is more into software developer. It will nice to have some tools for web designers.
  • Lacking of complete facilities for disabled people (see WCAG). In this case Sitecore is much more powerful.
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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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Evoq Content9.7
Based on 7 answers
Again, with its ease of use, scalability and the continual improvements DNN makes with each release, I definitely see myself and our company continue to recommend DNN to clients.
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Usability

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Evoq Content9.1
Based on 1 answer
I have not found anything that was as user friendly and easy to use with tons of Community Support as well as Corporate Support like Training Videos, Forums, Blogs, Documentation, Wiki, Free CodePlex downloads, Free Modules and then the DNN Store that has thousands of Skins and Application Modules to accomplish everything you need.
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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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Evoq Content9.1
Based on 1 answer
I don't see how it could get any better unless they moved their staff into our offices. You have available to you any type of Support you need or want, both paid and free from thousands of developers and consultants all over the world. You might even find some on Mars if you look hard enough.Also, with all of the available resources available from your Browser you can literally find the answer to any question you have in a matter of minutes.
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Implementation

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No answers yet
No answers on this topic
Evoq Content9.1
Based on 1 answer
I would never look back and question our decision to implement DNN not only as the Platform for our own use but also to use it to develop a complete turnkey system for our Clients worldwide. Everything you need is available and there is more expertise around the globe than you could ever imagine
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Alternatives Considered

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 and WordPress share many similarities and can be used for the most part interchangeably when the goal is to create a simple hosted website. However, in other cases the requirements dictate a very clear choice. If your organization is invested in the Microsoft ecosystem in terms of software and employee expertise then DNN is a superior choice. However if you will be relying on contractors for installation, development, and maintenance then WordPress' popularity means you will have more options.
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Return on Investment

  • 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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  • Our time to market is much faster with Evoq than with other platforms. Out of the box it is more secure and capable than most alternatives.
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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

Evoq Content

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