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Freedom CMS

10 Ratings

MS SharePoint

1146 Ratings

Freedom CMS

10 Ratings
Score 3.4 out of 101

MS SharePoint

1146 Ratings
Score 7.4 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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MS SharePoint

MS SharePoint is well suited for organizations that have staff who work remotely as well as those with physical offices. It allows them the capability to access all the necessary programs in one place. The only setback is that not all programs mirror the original program which may cause some frustration.
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Feature Rating Comparison

Security

Freedom CMS
8.9
MS SharePoint
Role-based user permissions
Freedom CMS
8.9
MS SharePoint

Web Content Creation

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

Web Content Management

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

Project Management

Freedom CMS
MS SharePoint
7.6
Task Management
Freedom CMS
MS SharePoint
8.0
Gantt Charts
Freedom CMS
MS SharePoint
7.4
Scheduling
Freedom CMS
MS SharePoint
7.5
Workflow Automation
Freedom CMS
MS SharePoint
8.2
Mobile Access
Freedom CMS
MS SharePoint
7.2
Search
Freedom CMS
MS SharePoint
7.5
Visual planning tools
Freedom CMS
MS SharePoint
7.2

Communication

Freedom CMS
MS SharePoint
7.6
Chat
Freedom CMS
MS SharePoint
6.5
Notifications
Freedom CMS
MS SharePoint
7.4
Discussions
Freedom CMS
MS SharePoint
7.6
Surveys
Freedom CMS
MS SharePoint
7.7
Internal knowledgebase
Freedom CMS
MS SharePoint
8.2
Integrates with GoToMeeting
Freedom CMS
MS SharePoint
7.8
Integrates with Gmail and Google Hangouts
Freedom CMS
MS SharePoint
6.8
Integrates with Outlook
Freedom CMS
MS SharePoint
8.9

File Sharing & Management

Freedom CMS
MS SharePoint
8.3
Versioning
Freedom CMS
MS SharePoint
8.6
Video files
Freedom CMS
MS SharePoint
7.9
Audio files
Freedom CMS
MS SharePoint
7.9
Document collaboration
Freedom CMS
MS SharePoint
8.7
Access control
Freedom CMS
MS SharePoint
8.6
Advanced security features
Freedom CMS
MS SharePoint
8.5
Integrates with Google Drive
Freedom CMS
MS SharePoint
8.3
Device sync
Freedom CMS
MS SharePoint
8.1

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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  • It allows our staff to access important documents without connecting to the VPN or our network.
  • The uploading process on the back end is very user-friendly and simple.
  • The ability to consolidate the many programs of MS is amazingly useful. I can access my calendar, Outlook, documents I was working on all in one place!
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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 interface for Outlook in MS SharePoint could be improved to look like the regular Outlook. Our staff has a tough time when the emails are linked together.
  • Outlook in MS SharePoint does not provide access to other shared In Box (es).
  • More information on OneNote and OneDrive on the homepage would be helpful.
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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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MS SharePoint9.3
Based on 18 answers
For me it is the most cost effective solution to a number of separate products which would otherwise require not only the procurement of a number of individual products, but also;

  • Separate agreements

  • Separate infrastructures

  • separate Support

  • Separate Logons potentially

  • Incoherent search across all systems, if one was available

  • Separate renewal, upgrade, patching etc.
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Usability

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic
MS SharePoint7.9
Based on 7 answers
A lot of users can give you many great ideas how to cleverly use SharePoint's core functionality to implement almost any process you need. It is very sturdy, never crashes. Many applications and third party solutions are built for SharePoint so even customization without Microsoft programming skills is rather easy and low cost.
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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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MS SharePoint5.8
Based on 5 answers
We never actually used Microsoft support. We mostly use forums, user groups and Google to handle issues.
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Implementation

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic
MS SharePoint7.0
Based on 3 answers
Planning to the last detail would be advised. SharePoint is a very large application that takes a lot of finesse to get operational
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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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Ms Sharepoint serves the purposes of long term final storage well, it is a centeral location and easy to administrate
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Collaboration and Sharing

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic
MS SharePoint10.0
Based on 1 answer
It is extremely simple to share, within our department and even with other departments, things we have been working on. Formatting is not an issue when we are sharing and that is a big life saver.
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Data Integration

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic
MS SharePoint8.0
Based on 1 answer
It’s extremely simple to merge forms from different platforms to different types of sources! There is no lag so that is a huge help when you are in a hurry and have no time to spare.
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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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  • Due to being integrated heavily with other Microsoft products, it can easily translate into savings and efficiency as a whole
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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

MS SharePoint

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