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Score 7.7 out of 100
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Score 5.2 out of 100

Feature Set Ratings

    Security

    8.9

    Freedom CMS

    89%

    Squiz Digital Experience Platform

    Feature Set Not Supported
    N/A
    Accrisoft Freedom ranks higher in 1/1 features

    Role-based user permissions

    8.9
    89%
    2 Ratings
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Web Content Creation

    7.6

    Freedom CMS

    76%

    Squiz Digital Experience Platform

    Feature Set Not Supported
    N/A
    Accrisoft Freedom ranks higher in 8/8 features

    WYSIWYG editor

    7.7
    77%
    3 Ratings
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Code quality / cleanliness

    8.6
    86%
    3 Ratings
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Admin section

    8.0
    80%
    3 Ratings
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Page templates

    8.3
    83%
    3 Ratings
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Library of website themes

    4.3
    43%
    2 Ratings
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Mobile optimization / responsive design

    7.2
    72%
    2 Ratings
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Publishing workflow

    8.8
    88%
    2 Ratings
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Form generator

    7.8
    78%
    3 Ratings
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Web Content Management

    7.8

    Freedom CMS

    78%

    Squiz Digital Experience Platform

    Feature Set Not Supported
    N/A
    Accrisoft Freedom ranks higher in 5/5 features

    Content taxonomy

    8.3
    83%
    3 Ratings
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    SEO support

    7.8
    78%
    3 Ratings
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Bulk management

    7.4
    74%
    2 Ratings
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Availability / breadth of extensions

    7.7
    77%
    2 Ratings
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Community / comment management

    8.0
    80%
    2 Ratings
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Attribute Ratings

    • Accrisoft Freedom is rated higher in 1 area: Likelihood to Recommend
    • Squiz Digital Experience Platform is rated higher in 1 area: Likelihood to Renew

    Likelihood to Recommend

    8.2

    Freedom CMS

    82%
    4 Ratings
    7.0

    Squiz Digital Experience Platform

    70%
    1 Rating

    Likelihood to Renew

    1.0

    Freedom CMS

    10%
    1 Rating
    7.0

    Squiz Digital Experience Platform

    70%
    1 Rating

    Support Rating

    8.2

    Freedom CMS

    82%
    2 Ratings

    Squiz Digital Experience Platform

    N/A
    0 Ratings

    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

    Squiz Digital Experience Platform

    Working with a large amount of web content where there is a need to focus on related content.
    Jordan Payne | TrustRadius Reviewer

    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

    Squiz Digital Experience Platform

    • Speed and efficiency
    • Roles and content control
    • Related content
    Jordan Payne | 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

    Squiz Digital Experience Platform

    • User Interface was good but heavy, with Java powering the backbone I recall finding this somewhat troublesome at the time.
    Jordan Payne | TrustRadius Reviewer

    Pricing Details

    Freedom CMS

    General

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

    Starting Price

    $100 per month

    Squiz Digital Experience Platform

    General

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

    Starting Price

    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

    Squiz Digital Experience Platform

    Squiz Digital Experience Platform 7.0
    Based on 1 answer
    I don't work with Squiz any more so it's difficult to say, that said, the site is still running on the same CMS so obviously it's still considered a great platform
    Jordan Payne | TrustRadius Reviewer

    Support Rating

    Freedom CMS

    Freedom CMS 8.2
    Based on 2 answers
    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

    Squiz Digital Experience Platform

    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

    Squiz Digital Experience Platform

    Easier to work with
    Jordan Payne | 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

    Squiz Digital Experience Platform

    • Having a single powerful CMS platform that would integrate a number of organisations that had recently merged - Squiz was a big part of bringing our web architecture together gracefully.
    • Increased employee efficiency
    Jordan Payne | TrustRadius Reviewer

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