Acoustic Content vs. CommonSpot

Overview
ProductRatingMost Used ByProduct SummaryStarting Price
Acoustic Content
Score 8.4 out of 10
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Acoustic Content (formerly Watson Content Hub) gives business owners the power to create, robust and consistent brand experiences using cloud-based, cognitive content management capabilities. Marketing and merchandising professionals can quickly select content to create relevant offers delivered across multiple channels, such as mobile, web-based or email. Acoustic is an independent spun off from IBM Watson Marketing in 2019.N/A
CommonSpot
Score 7.0 out of 10
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CommonSpot is a Web platform that includes a content management system, an application development framework, marketing solutions, and social media features from PaperThin, Inc, a privately held, MA-based company. PaperThin's customers span multiple industries, including: government, healthcare, higher education, and association/non-profit sectors.N/A
Pricing
Acoustic ContentCommonSpot
Editions & Modules
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Offerings
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Acoustic ContentCommonSpot
Free Trial
YesNo
Free/Freemium Version
NoNo
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
NoNo
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Features
Acoustic ContentCommonSpot
Security
Comparison of Security features of Product A and Product B
Acoustic Content
8.5
3 Ratings
CommonSpot
7.0
1 Ratings
Role-based user permissions8.53 Ratings7.01 Ratings
Platform & Infrastructure
Comparison of Platform & Infrastructure features of Product A and Product B
Acoustic Content
8.5
3 Ratings
CommonSpot
-
Ratings
API8.43 Ratings00 Ratings
Internationalization / multi-language8.53 Ratings00 Ratings
Web Content Creation
Comparison of Web Content Creation features of Product A and Product B
Acoustic Content
8.7
3 Ratings
CommonSpot
6.3
2 Ratings
WYSIWYG editor7.53 Ratings00 Ratings
Code quality / cleanliness8.43 Ratings6.01 Ratings
Admin section8.43 Ratings6.52 Ratings
Page templates8.43 Ratings7.02 Ratings
Library of website themes9.03 Ratings7.01 Ratings
Mobile optimization / responsive design9.03 Ratings00 Ratings
Publishing workflow9.53 Ratings7.02 Ratings
Form generator9.53 Ratings4.01 Ratings
Web Content Management
Comparison of Web Content Management features of Product A and Product B
Acoustic Content
8.9
3 Ratings
CommonSpot
7.7
2 Ratings
Content taxonomy8.43 Ratings7.52 Ratings
SEO support8.53 Ratings7.02 Ratings
Bulk management9.03 Ratings8.01 Ratings
Availability / breadth of extensions9.53 Ratings7.01 Ratings
Community / comment management9.03 Ratings9.01 Ratings
User Ratings
Acoustic ContentCommonSpot
Likelihood to Recommend
8.4
(3 ratings)
7.0
(2 ratings)
Usability
-
(0 ratings)
8.0
(1 ratings)
User Testimonials
Acoustic ContentCommonSpot
Likelihood to Recommend
Acoustic
We can organize all our content easily by uploading content files and other digital assets. CMS smart AI generates metadata by tagging them automatically which helps us to sort our content into different categories. CMS content modeling feature helps us to visualize our content structure, assemble them in an intelligent manner and reuse the content whenever we want to for different purposes.
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PaperThin, Inc
Commonspot is well suited for web content management to be conducted by individuals with low-level web skills.
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Pros
Acoustic
  • Creating separate pages is easy and straightforward and only requires basic basic knowledge to get started
  • Advanced API calls can be easily built.
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PaperThin, Inc
  • I think CommonSpot's greatest strength is its ease of use. It's relatively intuitive in it's usage, so it therefore makes it easy to train new people to use it.
  • Within my usage of it, our options were limited, which again added to it's ease of use.
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Cons
Acoustic
  • The organization of the application is poor and some elements could be more easily accessible not buried in menus.
  • There is little to no community around the application and what does exist is out of date.
  • Does not work well with our IBM applications as well as you would expect, which seems a common issue with IBM products.
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PaperThin, Inc
  • Commonspot needs to improve on its authoring feature. It is impossible to author on more than one page at a time . (One must always click on "View work on all changes") before switching between pages otherwise, the changes will not be saved.
  • CommonSpot does not support sharing the definition of any custom element or any template layouts. Therefore, one must recreate these in each site.
  • In Commonspot, a user who has to manage content in multiple sites will have to log in to each site to see and act on any actions.
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Usability
Acoustic
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PaperThin, Inc
I had no previous background in content management, and found it very easy to use. If I could figure it out, I am pretty certain that just about anyone else could as well.
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Alternatives Considered
Acoustic
Acoustic Content stands out mainly in 3 areas, Digital Asset Management system AI Based metatags More secure CDN and REST API to share content All these three features play a huge role in Acoustic Content CMS in terms of finding matching images for our content, categorize and sort our content automatically and finally secure way to publish our content.
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PaperThin, Inc
Commonspot works in tandem with Zendesk very well to accomplish tasks an an efficient manner.
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Return on Investment
Acoustic
  • Approved developer is a simple tool for integrating other end-user applications.
  • It has allowed us to have one-stop-shop and easy-to-use debugging, saving time.
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PaperThin, Inc
  • I was working in a religious institution and based upon our usage and audience, there was no ROI to speak of. Our usage was more for providing information than having any type of interaction. In that instance, it worked very well.
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