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Likelihood to Recommend

Freedom CMS

It is much more suited to a user or company who doesn't like to tinker or make wholesale changes to their site. If you just need to make basic updates in text and post articles, blogs then Accrisoft Freedom is a good bet and very secure. If you want to try out different integrations, page layouts, embedding things and generally tinkering with your site then Accrisoft Freedom wouldn't be a wise choice.
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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
7.3
Task Management
Freedom CMS
MS SharePoint
7.6
Gantt Charts
Freedom CMS
MS SharePoint
6.9
Scheduling
Freedom CMS
MS SharePoint
7.2
Workflow Automation
Freedom CMS
MS SharePoint
7.9
Mobile Access
Freedom CMS
MS SharePoint
7.0
Search
Freedom CMS
MS SharePoint
7.3
Visual planning tools
Freedom CMS
MS SharePoint
6.8

Communication

Freedom CMS
MS SharePoint
7.6
Chat
Freedom CMS
MS SharePoint
6.6
Notifications
Freedom CMS
MS SharePoint
7.4
Discussions
Freedom CMS
MS SharePoint
7.6
Surveys
Freedom CMS
MS SharePoint
7.6
Internal knowledgebase
Freedom CMS
MS SharePoint
8.1
Integrates with GoToMeeting
Freedom CMS
MS SharePoint
7.7
Integrates with Gmail and Google Hangouts
Freedom CMS
MS SharePoint
6.7
Integrates with Outlook
Freedom CMS
MS SharePoint
8.8

File Sharing & Management

Freedom CMS
MS SharePoint
8.3
Versioning
Freedom CMS
MS SharePoint
8.6
Video files
Freedom CMS
MS SharePoint
8.0
Audio files
Freedom CMS
MS SharePoint
8.0
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
8.1
Device sync
Freedom CMS
MS SharePoint
8.0

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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  • To create forms or surveys so it collects information in an effective way including end-user information
  • To restrict access to specific content, folders, or files
  • As a repository that can quickly allow you to organize, filter, and search content
  • A way to have an entire organization in the same system. Using Single Sign-On makes this experience seamless
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Cons

  • Cost and Licensing. Personally, we've never had a problem with this with our clients - we sell the value and our clients understand the value of using Freedom over other CMS options. We also will only work in Freedom - so our clients don't have an option. However, there is a monthly cost to license the CMS - which also includes the hosting. Yes, there are free options for CMS's out there - however even with those you have to find hosting. Accrisoft has different tiers of server sizes and monthly costs accordingly depending on you or your clients needs.
  • Minimal Themes. Accrisoft only has a small amount of themes available to deploy with your site. They probably have around 10-15, pretty modern and responsive themes that you can use to start a new Freedom installation with, however, if you typically deploy and install themes for your clientele - instead of custom sites, Freedom may not be for you. As you know some other CMS's can have hundreds or thousands of themes. With that said, they allow their solution providers to create themes and use site backups to transfer exact copies of existing sites to another Freedom server. So if you create your own starting templates you can always deploy and start with something - not completely from scratch. I personally don't think this is a problem at all, but am mentioning it for others to know about.
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  • Excel documents can sometimes be problematic with some users to open from SharePoint.
  • Adding an OCR engine for multifunctional printers, as opposed to using third party products. Especially now that devices can scan directly to SharePoint these days.
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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 SharePoint8.7
Based on 19 answers
It a nutshell, it works. It meet ours requirements and does a pretty good job at it. Although it is expensive, it does offer our organization enterprise level tools in one location. SharePoint is a very popular solution and most people that are familiar with MS Office (later versions) should have no trouble adapting to its use
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Usability

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No answers yet
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MS SharePoint7.0
Based on 8 answers
If SharePoint really focused on non-technical user experience design, it's usefulness to the broader user community would increase dramatically.
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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 SharePoint5.0
Based on 6 answers
Support varies by tech and by vendor. I've used Microsoft's support channel and for the most part have been successful to get my questions answered. I've also used third party vendors and have gotten some answers resolved as well, though sometimes getting them on the phone is difficult. It all depends!
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Implementation

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MS SharePoint6.0
Based on 4 answers
Beware of switch in authentication methods!
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Alternatives Considered

Compared to every similar products/CMSs I have used, nothing competes with Freedom CMS. It's far more intuitive, far easier to use as a developer (and as the client), easier to customize and better to maintain and assist our clients. Hands down the best CMS solution I've found for me, my work and our clients.The only 2 in this list I might recommend over Freedom would only be circumstantial: if you are an medium to large e-commerce business (or your client is). ShopSite & Shopify (or Magento, etc) would probably be a better option. Freedom does have some e-commerce included, but I would recommend Freedom for small e-commerce businesses, or businesses where e-commerce is not their main focus, but they'd like to include some on the site.
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Obviously we still use our CMS to manage our main websites but with SharePoint we no longer have to rely on one or two key employees to post the work that many have done. We also now have a central location for all of these files to be viewed and posted once they are made public. The idea here is that we can pool resources together and not have to worry if the one person who knows CMS is on sick leave, or even worse, permanent leave to get the work completed
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Collaboration and Sharing

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No answers yet
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MS SharePoint9.5
Based on 2 answers
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

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No answers yet
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MS SharePoint7.0
Based on 2 answers
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

  • Better Customer Service. Everything in Freedom is standardized & easy for our clients to use. It's also easy for our support team to handle any support tickets because there's not a thousand different plugins for one thing, e.g. 1000 different form plugins, there is just ONE forms module that is identical to all of our clients.
  • Increased Employee Efficiency. All of our development team is unified within Accrisoft Freedom. Any one of us can jump into another's project at any time and know how it's built and how to update or edit anything. Even with custom modules that one developer might not have known another created. Freedom is very intuitive and for example, to continue with custom modules point, all custom modules are built using the same process, so it's easy for developers to edit and know exactly how it's working in minutes - even if they haven't seen it before.
  • High Client Retention Rate. We have only lost a handful of clients throughout the many years we've been using Freedom CMS with our clients. And the majority of those that we did lose, were for reasons not related to the website - or beyond their control - e.g. a parent company insisting to use the parent company's CMS solution, even though our direct clients/contacts wanted to stay with us and told us later that they wished they could go back to Freedom because of how much easier and better it was.
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  • Since this was a part of our Office 365 subscription it was more of a bonus for us. The biggest ROI is that we are now able to transfer this work from email to a website.
  • It has given us the ability to allow outside collaborators to quickly see and make changes to the overall flow of work in each department.
  • Our users love the ability to feel safe that their collaborated work is safe and secure and that even if there are changes made on accident they will not have to start over. It's also a much more visual way to see the changes and who made them for accountability.
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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