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Score 10 out of 100
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Score 8.5 out of 100

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

HubSpot CMS Hub

HubSpot CMS Hub is great because it has the capability to keep up with the growth of my company. We started out as a startup company utilizing the platform and growing into a major staffing agency in our area. I am pleased with the program.
Tiffani Brown | TrustRadius Reviewer

Feature Rating Comparison

Security

Freedom CMS
8.9
HubSpot CMS Hub
10.0
Role-based user permissions
Freedom CMS
8.9
HubSpot CMS Hub
10.0

Web Content Creation

Freedom CMS
7.6
HubSpot CMS Hub
9.9
WYSIWYG editor
Freedom CMS
7.7
HubSpot CMS Hub
Code quality / cleanliness
Freedom CMS
8.6
HubSpot CMS Hub
10.0
Admin section
Freedom CMS
8.0
HubSpot CMS Hub
10.0
Page templates
Freedom CMS
8.3
HubSpot CMS Hub
10.0
Library of website themes
Freedom CMS
4.3
HubSpot CMS Hub
10.0
Mobile optimization / responsive design
Freedom CMS
7.2
HubSpot CMS Hub
10.0
Publishing workflow
Freedom CMS
8.8
HubSpot CMS Hub
10.0
Form generator
Freedom CMS
7.8
HubSpot CMS Hub
9.0

Web Content Management

Freedom CMS
7.8
HubSpot CMS Hub
9.6
Content taxonomy
Freedom CMS
8.3
HubSpot CMS Hub
10.0
SEO support
Freedom CMS
7.8
HubSpot CMS Hub
8.0
Bulk management
Freedom CMS
7.4
HubSpot CMS Hub
10.0
Availability / breadth of extensions
Freedom CMS
7.7
HubSpot CMS Hub
10.0
Community / comment management
Freedom CMS
8.0
HubSpot CMS Hub
10.0

Platform & Infrastructure

Freedom CMS
HubSpot CMS Hub
10.0
API
Freedom CMS
HubSpot CMS Hub
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.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

HubSpot CMS Hub

  • It is a great tool to ensure customer service representatives are providing great customer service.
  • Helps our organization handle complaints in a timely manner.
  • Great platform to integrate other software to keep everything in one program.
Tiffani Brown | 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

HubSpot CMS Hub

  • Hubspot is always improving and implementing new features. I absolutely love the program for my company.
  • Better price options!
Tiffani Brown | TrustRadius Reviewer

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

HubSpot CMS Hub

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Usability

Freedom CMS

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

HubSpot CMS Hub

HubSpot CMS Hub 10.0
Based on 1 answer
It is very easy for my new employees to use. They provide great training tools to help train our staff when they are faced with a challenge
Tiffani Brown | TrustRadius Reviewer

Support Rating

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.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

HubSpot CMS Hub

HubSpot CMS Hub 10.0
Based on 1 answer
They are always there to help in any way possible. Our account manager works out any situations we may encounter during business hours
Tiffani Brown | TrustRadius Reviewer

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

HubSpot CMS Hub

HubSpot is far better then Pipedrive. They do not offer as many features or ease of use that HubSpot offers. HubSpot's customer service is unmatched compared to the competition
Tiffani Brown | 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

HubSpot CMS Hub

  • There has been a positive impact on our ROI. We have been able to close more deals due to the tools the program has to offer.
Tiffani Brown | TrustRadius Reviewer

Pricing Details

Freedom CMS

General

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

HubSpot CMS Hub

General

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

Rating Summary

Likelihood to Recommend

Freedom CMS
8.2
HubSpot CMS Hub
10.0

Likelihood to Renew

Freedom CMS
1.0
HubSpot CMS Hub

Usability

Freedom CMS
HubSpot CMS Hub
10.0

Support Rating

Freedom CMS
8.2
HubSpot CMS Hub
10.0

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