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Score 3.7 out of 101
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Score 6.9 out of 101

Likelihood to Recommend

Freedom CMS

Will the client want customization for any functionality?Unless you know what it is capable of out of the box, it may not be the best starting point. I would recommend it only for smaller clients who are not picky about how something works. If they would like membership, I wouldn't recommend it unless they only want to use it to hide certain pages, or for something very basic such as email subscriptions. If all they want is a simple site that is very easy to maintain and requires little attention then yes, this is a good solution for you.
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OpenText TeamSite

Not appropriate for cloud deployments.Would be great for companies stuck in 2004 or companies who are prejudiced against open source giants in this space like Elasticsearch.
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Feature Rating Comparison

Security

Freedom CMS
8.9
OpenText TeamSite
Role-based user permissions
Freedom CMS
8.9
OpenText TeamSite

Web Content Creation

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

Web Content Management

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

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.
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OpenText TeamSite

  • If you are nostalgic for 2004 style, closed source, poorly documented, ultra-proprietary, "enterprise"-ey type apps...this will be for you.
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Cons

Freedom CMS

  • 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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OpenText TeamSite

  • Draconian licensing methods; license is tied to IP address of one of the network interfaces so this product is incompatible with cloud deployment.
  • Very poor documentation - we've never been able to get to the bottom of an issue in a "self service" manner by using the available support documentation. We're always at the mercy of the sub-par helpdesk.
  • Doesn't lend itself to automation - configuration is some obscure format that is impossible to automate
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Likelihood to Renew

Freedom CMS

Freedom CMS 1.0
Based on 1 answer
We switched to WordPress; it was out of my control.
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OpenText TeamSite

OpenText TeamSite 3.6
Based on 1 answer
No answer on this topic is available.

Support

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.
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OpenText TeamSite

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

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.
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OpenText TeamSite

Elasticsearch is scalable, ready for cloud deployments, and documentation is readily available and comprehensive.Our using HP Autonomy is based on the sunk cost fallacy.
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Return on Investment

Freedom CMS

  • 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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OpenText TeamSite

  • Every change related to Autonomy is mired down by the inefficient but necessary exchange with product support personnel.
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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

OpenText TeamSite

General

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

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