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Freedom CMS

10 Ratings

Jadu CMS

8 Ratings

Freedom CMS

10 Ratings
Score 3.4 out of 101

Jadu CMS

8 Ratings
Score 3 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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Jadu CMS

Jadu is well suited for larger organizations that require many content owners and editors. It provides levels of access from editor to administrator across all the sites and pages. Be sure to select similar features to compare the product to its competitors to ensure that their are not any key features that may be missing for your Jadu implementation.
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Feature Rating Comparison

Security

Freedom CMS
8.9
Jadu CMS
2.0
Role-based user permissions
Freedom CMS
8.9
Jadu CMS
2.0

Web Content Creation

Freedom CMS
7.6
Jadu CMS
3.6
WYSIWYG editor
Freedom CMS
7.7
Jadu CMS
3.0
Code quality / cleanliness
Freedom CMS
8.6
Jadu CMS
1.0
Admin section
Freedom CMS
8.0
Jadu CMS
2.0
Page templates
Freedom CMS
8.3
Jadu CMS
8.0
Library of website themes
Freedom CMS
4.3
Jadu CMS
Mobile optimization / responsive design
Freedom CMS
7.2
Jadu CMS
7.0
Publishing workflow
Freedom CMS
8.8
Jadu CMS
1.0
Form generator
Freedom CMS
7.8
Jadu CMS
3.0

Web Content Management

Freedom CMS
7.8
Jadu CMS
1.0
Content taxonomy
Freedom CMS
8.3
Jadu CMS
1.0
SEO support
Freedom CMS
7.8
Jadu CMS
1.0
Bulk management
Freedom CMS
7.4
Jadu CMS
1.0
Availability / breadth of extensions
Freedom CMS
7.7
Jadu CMS
1.0
Community / comment management
Freedom CMS
8.0
Jadu CMS
1.0

Platform & Infrastructure

Freedom CMS
Jadu CMS
6.0
API
Freedom CMS
Jadu CMS
3.0
Internationalization / multi-language
Freedom CMS
Jadu CMS
9.0

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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  • Provides site and content standardization
  • Provides ease of use to novice web creators
  • Provides detailed control for more advanced users
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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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  • The custom HTML editor can be frustrating
  • Does not provide advanced controls and looks as well as some competitors
  • Menus to add media content are litigious and require many clicks
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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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Jadu CMS9.5
Based on 2 answers
I decided not to give it a 10 because I don't know what else is out there in terms of CMS products, and there's a bias when you've only been exposed to one product. At my current job, I used Jadu sparingly but it's easy to get reacquainted with the software and the look and feel of the CMS
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Usability

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Jadu CMS10.0
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For the common user, Jadu is very easy to use and to understand. For the more complex user/administrator, there's a lot of power to be harnessed in HTML editing, creating widgets, editing styles, creating workflows, and other advanced features Jadu can work up for the customer.
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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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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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Compared to WordPress, Jadu provides excellent rights and access management. It can be fined tuned at any level to get the options right to just what you are looking for. It is not quite as user friendly or able to be updated as WordPress but may be better for larger organizations or implementations.
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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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  • Increased employee efficiency
  • Able to empower content providers
  • Ability to access and develop in the cloud
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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

Jadu CMS

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