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Score 3.7 out of 100

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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.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

MS SharePoint

It is the appropriate tool for document repositories that have many people as public, also for documents where a work team of any size can work simultaneously and the document's membership remains joint (unlike OneDrive). Also to keep the versions of the documents secured at each change. Regarding the distribution and organization of documents, it is perfect to segment by libraries, teams, among others, the documents according to the required audience.
Andrea Lemo | TrustRadius Reviewer

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
7.2
Task Management
Freedom CMS
MS SharePoint
7.4
Gantt Charts
Freedom CMS
MS SharePoint
6.2
Scheduling
Freedom CMS
MS SharePoint
7.0
Workflow Automation
Freedom CMS
MS SharePoint
7.6
Mobile Access
Freedom CMS
MS SharePoint
7.4
Search
Freedom CMS
MS SharePoint
7.5
Visual planning tools
Freedom CMS
MS SharePoint
7.3

Communication

Freedom CMS
MS SharePoint
7.3
Chat
Freedom CMS
MS SharePoint
6.9
Notifications
Freedom CMS
MS SharePoint
7.4
Discussions
Freedom CMS
MS SharePoint
7.3
Surveys
Freedom CMS
MS SharePoint
7.1
Internal knowledgebase
Freedom CMS
MS SharePoint
7.6
Integrates with GoToMeeting
Freedom CMS
MS SharePoint
6.8
Integrates with Gmail and Google Hangouts
Freedom CMS
MS SharePoint
6.4
Integrates with Outlook
Freedom CMS
MS SharePoint
8.6

File Sharing & Management

Freedom CMS
MS SharePoint
7.9
Versioning
Freedom CMS
MS SharePoint
8.3
Video files
Freedom CMS
MS SharePoint
7.6
Audio files
Freedom CMS
MS SharePoint
7.8
Document collaboration
Freedom CMS
MS SharePoint
8.6
Access control
Freedom CMS
MS SharePoint
8.3
Advanced security features
Freedom CMS
MS SharePoint
7.8
Integrates with Google Drive
Freedom CMS
MS SharePoint
7.0
Device sync
Freedom CMS
MS SharePoint
8.0

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

MS SharePoint

  • Document sharing - it works really well for this. documents can be included in libraries and organized in folders. Documents can be uploaded as files or links to files stored anywhere that is accessible by URL.
  • Team discussion boards - It does discussion format very well and presents discussion sin a familiar format that all users will recognize. it can also do Wikis.
Jane Updegraff | 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

MS SharePoint

  • If you are going to implement its intranet system, you may have some problems, Microsoft actually discourages that from happening.
  • Sometime if you need to search, it requires a lot of internal customization.
  • Social networking is separated from the rest of the intranet.
  • Sometimes when you need to upload a great number of files, it becomes slow, and even some files do not upload, so you need to upload them manually.
Adriano Rosa | 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

MS SharePoint

MS SharePoint 9.5
Based on 21 answers
We have too much invested at this point to do anything different and there are too many reasons as a company our size to keep it. We are heavily licensed out for Microsoft and have 12 years of SharePoint development baked into who we are. Extracting that as a tool at this point would be dumb and devastating. There are no like-kind competitors to it at an enterprise level that scale and integrate as well.
Chris Carpenter | TrustRadius Reviewer

Usability

Freedom CMS

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

MS SharePoint

MS SharePoint 7.7
Based on 13 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.
hrvoje katusic | 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

MS SharePoint

MS SharePoint 8.4
Based on 7 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!
Chris John | TrustRadius Reviewer

Implementation Rating

Freedom CMS

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

MS SharePoint

MS SharePoint 6.0
Based on 4 answers
Planning to the last detail would be advised. SharePoint is a very large application that takes a lot of finesse to get operational
Christopher Corbett | 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

MS SharePoint

While SharePoint isn't as easy to use as Igloo or Squarespace, it comes bundled with Office 365 and drives the backend of those tools. I don't see SharePoint as a place people want to go and see stuff, but rather as a glue that supports all the other Office Products. If we get more in house expertise, then it could be a place that people manage work, but it's not used that way right now
Matthew Deakyne | 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

MS SharePoint

  • We moved from DocuShare to MS SharePoint and it's been proven very effective.
  • Using MS SharePoint has provided immediate access to documents to staff where in the past, they would have to wait for an admin staff to forward to them.
  • It has been a positive impact for our organization - our newer staff has really benefited from MS SharePoint.
Jessalyn Ka | TrustRadius Reviewer

Pricing Details

Freedom CMS

General

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

MS SharePoint

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
MS SharePoint
7.9

Likelihood to Renew

Freedom CMS
1.0
MS SharePoint
9.5

Usability

Freedom CMS
MS SharePoint
7.7

Support Rating

Freedom CMS
8.2
MS SharePoint
8.4

In-Person Training

Freedom CMS
MS SharePoint
4.5

Online Training

Freedom CMS
MS SharePoint
6.4

Implementation Rating

Freedom CMS
MS SharePoint
6.0

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