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12 Ratings
47 Ratings
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Score 7.6 out of 100
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Score 8.9 out of 100

Feature Set Ratings

  • Accrisoft Freedom ranks higher in 1 feature set: Web Content Management
  • Tridion ranks higher in 2 feature sets: Security, Web Content Creation

Security

8.9

Freedom CMS

89%
9.1

Tridion

91%
Tridion ranks higher in 1/1 features

Role-based user permissions

8.9
89%
2 Ratings
9.1
91%
9 Ratings

Web Content Creation

7.6

Freedom CMS

76%
8.4

Tridion

84%
Tridion ranks higher in 7/8 features

WYSIWYG editor

7.7
77%
3 Ratings
8.0
80%
8 Ratings

Code quality / cleanliness

8.6
86%
3 Ratings
8.1
81%
7 Ratings

Admin section

8.0
80%
3 Ratings
8.9
89%
8 Ratings

Page templates

8.3
83%
3 Ratings
8.6
86%
8 Ratings

Library of website themes

4.3
43%
2 Ratings
8.1
81%
4 Ratings

Mobile optimization / responsive design

7.2
72%
2 Ratings
8.7
87%
7 Ratings

Publishing workflow

8.8
88%
2 Ratings
9.1
91%
8 Ratings

Form generator

7.8
78%
3 Ratings
8.1
81%
3 Ratings

Web Content Management

7.8

Freedom CMS

78%
7.6

Tridion

76%
Tridion ranks higher in 4/5 features

Content taxonomy

8.3
83%
3 Ratings
9.1
91%
7 Ratings

SEO support

7.8
78%
3 Ratings
9.0
90%
6 Ratings

Bulk management

7.4
74%
2 Ratings
8.7
87%
8 Ratings

Availability / breadth of extensions

7.7
77%
2 Ratings
8.1
81%
5 Ratings

Community / comment management

8.0
80%
2 Ratings
3.0
30%
3 Ratings

Platform & Infrastructure

Freedom CMS

Feature Set Not Supported
N/A
9.1

Tridion

91%
Tridion ranks higher in 2/2 features

API

N/A
0 Ratings
8.2
82%
6 Ratings

Internationalization / multi-language

N/A
0 Ratings
10.0
100%
7 Ratings

Attribute Ratings

  • Tridion is rated higher in 2 areas: Likelihood to Recommend, Likelihood to Renew

Likelihood to Recommend

8.2

Freedom CMS

82%
4 Ratings
9.8

Tridion

98%
22 Ratings

Likelihood to Renew

1.0

Freedom CMS

10%
1 Rating
6.3

Tridion

63%
15 Ratings

Usability

Freedom CMS

N/A
0 Ratings
8.5

Tridion

85%
2 Ratings

Support Rating

8.2

Freedom CMS

82%
2 Ratings

Tridion

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

Tridion

Love the product and I really like how we use it for public sites. The only negative aspect is that it is just hard to find Tridion devs that understand the tool, grasp .net, react, and understand the blueprint, etc.
Anonymous | 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

Tridion

  • Makes it easy to spin up a new site quickly
  • Allows for numerous users to work on the same site without conflicting with each other's changes
  • Allows you to unpublish changes or revert to old versions if you make a mistake
  • Allows you to time publishing actions (for example, you can set it to happen overnight)
Kirsten McGlone | 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

Tridion

  • Tridion is complicated in enough ways that it makes it difficult to train new users. Therefore, we have to limit the number of people with access to the system since we have not yet implemented Workflow.
  • When something goes wrong (items fail to publish, or there is unexpected behavior with components), there is little explanation provided that would point us in the right direction to troubleshoot. As a result, content Authors and Editors have to frequently ask for IT assistance.
Anonymous | 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

Tridion

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

Tridion

Tridion 6.3
Based on 15 answers
I am giving this a semi-high rating because we have already got Tridion up and running and we are still in the process of moving the sites over to Tridion. It is unlikely we will be moving things to a new CMS AGAIN in the near future as the cost to get Tridion was high.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Usability

Freedom CMS

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Tridion

Tridion 8.5
Based on 2 answers
The editor user interface is very user friendly and in-site editing makes simple updates fast and easy. The extensibility of Tridion is a big plus and the ability to add our own options into the default Tridion interface helps us integrate with external systems. Finally, the user permissions and security system helps us deploy it within our large organization.
Anonymous | 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

Tridion

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

Tridion

It is a nuclear missile compared to the other handguns and knives on the market today. But it also requires nuclear technicians and expertise that a handgun doesn't require. Do you need to decimate your competition and you have the investment capabilities necessary to put a nuclear missile into the sky? Then definitely do it. Especially if you need a very good multi-lingual blueprint provider like Tridion.
Anonymous | 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

Tridion

  • SDL is a very complex system. Creating custom components by external vendors turned out to be expensive.
  • The learning curve is very slow, so training takes a lot of time and cost.
  • The revamped corporate site looks clean, modern, and is mobile-friendly.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

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