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Score 3.8 out of 101
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Score 7.1 out of 101

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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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

  • 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.
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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

  • 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.
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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

OpenText TeamSite

General

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

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