13 Ratings
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Score 8.8 out of 100
13 Ratings
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Score 7.5 out of 100

Likelihood to Recommend

Acoustic Content (formerly IBM Watson Content Hub)

It is advisable to create custom designs that call for specific programs and content without giving direct access to those programs. We still have to meet the proposed use case where it should not be used.
Madusanka Balapitiya | TrustRadius Reviewer

Contentful

Contentful is well suited for folks who want a simple, clean, easy-to-use interface for a JAVASCRIPT website. If you do not want a javascript website you should look [elsewhere].
Jennifer Garcia | TrustRadius Reviewer

Feature Rating Comparison

Security

Acoustic Content (formerly IBM Watson Content Hub)
9.0
Contentful
9.0
Role-based user permissions
Acoustic Content (formerly IBM Watson Content Hub)
9.0
Contentful
9.0

Platform & Infrastructure

Acoustic Content (formerly IBM Watson Content Hub)
9.5
Contentful
7.7
API
Acoustic Content (formerly IBM Watson Content Hub)
10.0
Contentful
7.0
Internationalization / multi-language
Acoustic Content (formerly IBM Watson Content Hub)
9.0
Contentful
8.5

Web Content Creation

Acoustic Content (formerly IBM Watson Content Hub)
9.5
Contentful
7.2
WYSIWYG editor
Acoustic Content (formerly IBM Watson Content Hub)
8.0
Contentful
7.4
Code quality / cleanliness
Acoustic Content (formerly IBM Watson Content Hub)
10.0
Contentful
9.0
Admin section
Acoustic Content (formerly IBM Watson Content Hub)
10.0
Contentful
8.0
Page templates
Acoustic Content (formerly IBM Watson Content Hub)
10.0
Contentful
7.6
Library of website themes
Acoustic Content (formerly IBM Watson Content Hub)
9.0
Contentful
7.5
Mobile optimization / responsive design
Acoustic Content (formerly IBM Watson Content Hub)
9.0
Contentful
7.2
Publishing workflow
Acoustic Content (formerly IBM Watson Content Hub)
10.0
Contentful
4.2
Form generator
Acoustic Content (formerly IBM Watson Content Hub)
10.0
Contentful
7.0

Web Content Management

Acoustic Content (formerly IBM Watson Content Hub)
9.8
Contentful
7.0
Content taxonomy
Acoustic Content (formerly IBM Watson Content Hub)
10.0
Contentful
6.1
SEO support
Acoustic Content (formerly IBM Watson Content Hub)
9.0
Contentful
8.1
Bulk management
Acoustic Content (formerly IBM Watson Content Hub)
10.0
Contentful
7.5
Availability / breadth of extensions
Acoustic Content (formerly IBM Watson Content Hub)
10.0
Contentful
4.5
Community / comment management
Acoustic Content (formerly IBM Watson Content Hub)
9.9
Contentful
9.0

Pros

Acoustic Content (formerly IBM Watson Content Hub)

  • It has a wide variety of built-in API calls.
  • Building unique pages is simple and straightforward and requires only basic fundamental knowledge to get started.
  • More advanced API calls can be developed simply.
Ben Williams | TrustRadius Reviewer

Contentful

  • Clean, modern interface (not clunky and outdated, like WordPress)
  • High degree of flexibility (I can structure data any way my clients need)
  • Enables headless frontend (i.e. I can build any frontend I want without having to change my CMS)
Andrew Folts | TrustRadius Reviewer

Cons

Acoustic Content (formerly IBM Watson Content Hub)

  • It doesn't work well with our IBM systems and as you might expect, that seems to be a common problem with IBM products.
  • Application settings are bad and some items are easily accessible and can be buried in menus
Madusanka Balapitiya | TrustRadius Reviewer

Contentful

  • The new Contentful "branches" feature looked promising (it appears to mirror a git-like repository) but it requires the CLI, which isn't necessarily practical for teams that aren't current CLI users. It would be nice if the management of this feature were available via the UI (without that it causes more confusion than anything).
  • The Contentful data modeling method makes for a bit of an awkward SDK developer experience in some strongly typed languages like Java. Most things that you might need can be accomplished, but it feels like the experience could be smoother.
  • It would be nice if there were a way to migrate data between spaces (e.g. from your staging space to production).
Eric Mason | TrustRadius Reviewer

Alternatives Considered

Acoustic Content (formerly IBM Watson Content Hub)

I haven't had experience outside of the IBM applications but can confirm that compared to other content tools provided by IBM, this is one of the more complete packages.
Ben Williams | TrustRadius Reviewer

Contentful

Contentful offers a great deal of features for a relatively low price. This is what ended up persuading us to purchase it. We also gathered that this was one of the more well-rated products out there, which was encouraging. It definitely stacks up well against its competitors.
Nathan Richardson | TrustRadius Reviewer

Return on Investment

Acoustic Content (formerly IBM Watson Content Hub)

  • 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.
Madusanka Balapitiya | TrustRadius Reviewer

Contentful

  • Positive: faster changes and new associates can easily navigate without prior training/knowledge of CMS to make content updates
  • Negative: Our website manager/provider can keep certain abilities (like changing specific images) so they can charge a fee for making the change
Nathaly Sierra | TrustRadius Reviewer

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Pricing Details

Acoustic Content (formerly IBM Watson Content Hub)

General

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

Acoustic Content (formerly IBM Watson Content Hub) Editions & Modules

Additional Pricing Details

Contentful

General

Free Trial
Yes
Free/Freemium Version
Yes
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
Yes
Entry-level set up fee?
Optional

Contentful Editions & Modules

Edition
CommunityFree
Team489/month
EnterpriseCustom
    Additional Pricing Details

    Rating Summary

    Likelihood to Recommend

    Acoustic Content (formerly IBM Watson Content Hub)
    10.0
    Contentful
    8.0

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