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Freedom CMS

10 Ratings

Ingeniux CMS

9 Ratings

Freedom CMS

10 Ratings
Score 3.4 out of 101

Ingeniux CMS

9 Ratings
Score 6.8 out of 101

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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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Ingeniux CMS

This is a CMS solution that uses ASP and now XSLT and ASP.NET MVC environment, so make sure your servers are Windows based. Also, be sure to speak about audits to your CMS environment, this can save you time, money and energy if you intend on developing anything custom in the future. The more prepared your environment, the smoother it is to use this powerful cms.
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Feature Rating Comparison

Security

Freedom CMS
8.9
Ingeniux CMS
8.9
Role-based user permissions
Freedom CMS
8.9
Ingeniux CMS
8.9

Web Content Creation

Freedom CMS
7.6
Ingeniux CMS
9.1
WYSIWYG editor
Freedom CMS
7.7
Ingeniux CMS
9.0
Code quality / cleanliness
Freedom CMS
8.6
Ingeniux CMS
10.0
Admin section
Freedom CMS
8.0
Ingeniux CMS
8.9
Page templates
Freedom CMS
8.3
Ingeniux CMS
9.1
Library of website themes
Freedom CMS
4.3
Ingeniux CMS
Mobile optimization / responsive design
Freedom CMS
7.2
Ingeniux CMS
9.0
Publishing workflow
Freedom CMS
8.8
Ingeniux CMS
8.9
Form generator
Freedom CMS
7.8
Ingeniux CMS
9.0

Web Content Management

Freedom CMS
7.8
Ingeniux CMS
9.0
Content taxonomy
Freedom CMS
8.3
Ingeniux CMS
9.1
SEO support
Freedom CMS
7.8
Ingeniux CMS
9.1
Bulk management
Freedom CMS
7.4
Ingeniux CMS
8.9
Availability / breadth of extensions
Freedom CMS
7.7
Ingeniux CMS
Community / comment management
Freedom CMS
8.0
Ingeniux CMS
9.1

Platform & Infrastructure

Freedom CMS
Ingeniux CMS
9.4
API
Freedom CMS
Ingeniux CMS
9.1
Internationalization / multi-language
Freedom CMS
Ingeniux CMS
9.8

Pros

  • Users and Access. Freedom has a great system setup to create unlimited users for the back office & full control over access. Do you want someone to only be able to access News, Events & Web Pages? - No problem. Do you want someone to be able to access everything except the Billing Module - No problem.Do you want someone to be able to access/edit ONLY the "Volunteer" category of Web Pages - Great! No Problem.
  • Custom Modules. Freedom has a great amount of pre-built modules that do a lot of great things. Custom Modules, however, takes that to the next level. Anything you can dream of for your client's needs, can be created as a custom module. You, as the developer, have full control over what fields should be created for a custom module, what types of fields are they (text, radio buttons, WYSIWYG editor, image, etc), and how those field values are used in a lister of ALL items added to that Custom Module & how they are used in a detailed view of one specific item in that Custom Module.
  • Hosting & Security. All Freedom sites include the licensing & hosting with easy to update Domain module for us developers to change the virtual host domain at any time.
  • Features and Usability. All of the modules offered (including custom) & the whole interface of the CMS as a whole is hands down one of the easiest to use & intuitive CMS's that I have come across. Our clients (and us) love it.
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  • Navigating to the pages was very simple. This was great because if someone told you there was an issue on a page it was easy to find.
  • Formatting was very easy. You didn't need to use HTML, but there was an option where you could. This was nice because then more people could be doing their job with less training
  • The Preview feature allows you to see the site before you publish it. This was good in preventing errors.
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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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  • For my job, Ingeniux CMS did everything I needed it to. I really don't have any complaints.
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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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Ingeniux CMS10.0
Based on 2 answers
Again, this is my point of view and I speak on behalf of me the developer and not on behalf of my organization.
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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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Ingeniux CMS10.0
Based on 1 answer
Friendly, knowledgeable, willing to teach. Their satisfaction is reached when I get my problem solved.
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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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I have only used the free versions of the other softwares. My Ingeniux CMS experience was much better but I had the paid version
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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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  • Company employees can easily locate product documentation now. Our team doesn't have to field nearly as many pings and calls from people looking for content.
  • The writers can manage the content much more easily now. For example, multiple writers can work on individual topics as opposed to passing around Word files.
  • We can single-source content that is duplicated across the site. This is a huge time saver.
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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

Ingeniux CMS

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