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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

Sanity

  • [Sanity] is a great CMS when the contents to be hosted are large running huge pages (10K or higher)
  • Ability to integrate with any plugin
  • Needs good programming knowledge
Simisara Johnson | TrustRadius Reviewer

Feature Rating Comparison

Security

Freedom CMS
8.9
Sanity
8.0
Role-based user permissions
Freedom CMS
8.9
Sanity
8.0

Web Content Creation

Freedom CMS
7.6
Sanity
9.3
WYSIWYG editor
Freedom CMS
7.7
Sanity
9.0
Code quality / cleanliness
Freedom CMS
8.6
Sanity
10.0
Admin section
Freedom CMS
8.0
Sanity
Page templates
Freedom CMS
8.3
Sanity
9.0
Library of website themes
Freedom CMS
4.3
Sanity
Mobile optimization / responsive design
Freedom CMS
7.2
Sanity
Publishing workflow
Freedom CMS
8.8
Sanity
Form generator
Freedom CMS
7.8
Sanity
9.0

Web Content Management

Freedom CMS
7.8
Sanity
7.3
Content taxonomy
Freedom CMS
8.3
Sanity
9.0
SEO support
Freedom CMS
7.8
Sanity
Bulk management
Freedom CMS
7.4
Sanity
4.0
Availability / breadth of extensions
Freedom CMS
7.7
Sanity
9.0
Community / comment management
Freedom CMS
8.0
Sanity

Platform & Infrastructure

Freedom CMS
Sanity
10.0
API
Freedom CMS
Sanity
10.0

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

Sanity

  • Lightweight CMS
  • No rigid front end system, can be integrated with any modern frontend frameworks like React
  • APIs responses are fast
  • Ability to query using "Vision" to understand the content parameters
Simisara Johnson | 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

Sanity

  • Certain queries like count() and references take time to load which can potentially lead to lagging of the website
Simisara Johnson | 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

Sanity

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

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

Sanity

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.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Sanity

Legacy CMS has a rigid frontend that is not easily customizable. Sanity however is not a rigid CMS but headless CMS that can be integrated with any modern frontend framework like React, Vue, etc
Simisara Johnson | 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

Sanity

  • Saving of editorial time in publishing contents as compared to legacy website
Simisara Johnson | TrustRadius Reviewer

Pricing Details

Freedom CMS

General

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

Sanity

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
Sanity
10.0

Likelihood to Renew

Freedom CMS
1.0
Sanity

Support Rating

Freedom CMS
8.2
Sanity

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