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Score 7.6 out of 100

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Score 5.8 out of 100

Likelihood to Recommend

Acoustic Content (formerly IBM Watson Content Hub)

It is appropriate for building custom pages/apps that call specific programs and content without giving direct access to those programs. We have yet to come across a proposed use case where it was inappropriate to use.
Ben Williams | TrustRadius Reviewer

Episerver Content Cloud

Episerver CMS provides a very well rounded system that will meet the needs of most businesses, in my experience. The biggest draw-back that I've seen with the underlying system is the response time in the back-end. Being on the digital experience cloud allows you to spread the load between services, but our experience has shown, even with a distributed network, the response time on the back-end can prove time-consuming and have delays in loading for content writers/editors. If there's a lot of hands-on, constantly, you will need to make sure the architecture has the response time your team needs.
Sean Haddy | TrustRadius Reviewer

Feature Rating Comparison

Security

Acoustic Content (formerly IBM Watson Content Hub)
8.0
Episerver Content Cloud
7.7
Role-based user permissions
Acoustic Content (formerly IBM Watson Content Hub)
8.0
Episerver Content Cloud
7.7

Platform & Infrastructure

Acoustic Content (formerly IBM Watson Content Hub)
8.0
Episerver Content Cloud
5.8
API
Acoustic Content (formerly IBM Watson Content Hub)
8.0
Episerver Content Cloud
5.2
Internationalization / multi-language
Acoustic Content (formerly IBM Watson Content Hub)
8.0
Episerver Content Cloud
6.3

Web Content Creation

Acoustic Content (formerly IBM Watson Content Hub)
8.0
Episerver Content Cloud
5.3
WYSIWYG editor
Acoustic Content (formerly IBM Watson Content Hub)
8.0
Episerver Content Cloud
7.0
Code quality / cleanliness
Acoustic Content (formerly IBM Watson Content Hub)
6.0
Episerver Content Cloud
5.4
Admin section
Acoustic Content (formerly IBM Watson Content Hub)
8.0
Episerver Content Cloud
6.0
Page templates
Acoustic Content (formerly IBM Watson Content Hub)
9.0
Episerver Content Cloud
3.7
Library of website themes
Acoustic Content (formerly IBM Watson Content Hub)
8.0
Episerver Content Cloud
3.7
Mobile optimization / responsive design
Acoustic Content (formerly IBM Watson Content Hub)
8.0
Episerver Content Cloud
4.7
Publishing workflow
Acoustic Content (formerly IBM Watson Content Hub)
9.0
Episerver Content Cloud
6.9
Form generator
Acoustic Content (formerly IBM Watson Content Hub)
8.0
Episerver Content Cloud
5.0

Web Content Management

Acoustic Content (formerly IBM Watson Content Hub)
7.4
Episerver Content Cloud
5.3
Content taxonomy
Acoustic Content (formerly IBM Watson Content Hub)
8.0
Episerver Content Cloud
6.0
SEO support
Acoustic Content (formerly IBM Watson Content Hub)
7.0
Episerver Content Cloud
5.2
Bulk management
Acoustic Content (formerly IBM Watson Content Hub)
8.0
Episerver Content Cloud
6.5
Availability / breadth of extensions
Acoustic Content (formerly IBM Watson Content Hub)
9.0
Episerver Content Cloud
4.2
Community / comment management
Acoustic Content (formerly IBM Watson Content Hub)
5.0
Episerver Content Cloud
4.7

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

Episerver Content Cloud

  • Innovation - EPiServer is constantly looking at ways to improve their product and partner with organizations that can develop add-ons to improve the overall features of the core platform. For Example: SilverPop (marketing automation) and Celum (digital asset management).
  • Content Management - It may seem obvious that a WCM product should manage content/reuse well; but, let's be honest, not all products do what they claim to do well. In this case, EPiServer understands the core functionality and has created product that is intuitive and exceeds customer expectations in this area.
  • Previews - EPiServer has built-in templates (emulators) that allow you to easily confirm how your content is going to be displayed on a variety of devices before you publish your content. This is advantageous as it eliminates the guess work and need to redo content (or even code) after you've gone to production because you weren't able to thoroughly test it before hand.
Jonathan Graham | TrustRadius Reviewer

Cons

Acoustic Content (formerly IBM Watson Content Hub)

  • 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.
Ben Williams | TrustRadius Reviewer

Episerver Content Cloud

  • The website, including the editing portion, seems to be down quite often - so that we cannot make changes - or it allows us to make changes but then doesn't properly save them.
  • Customer service and user support is lacking. We've reported problems to them, yet it never seems to get fixed.
Jenna Carpentier | TrustRadius Reviewer

Likelihood to Renew

Acoustic Content (formerly IBM Watson Content Hub)

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Episerver Content Cloud

Episerver Content Cloud 8.8
Based on 7 answers
The main reason would be because EPiServer is a great product and there aren't many other content management systems that are worth the effort it takes to re-implement an entire website on a new platform. EPiServer also seems to have a more modern approach to the features they offer and the overall design of the workarea so it's very likely that they will continue to improve in the future
Anonymous | 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

Episerver Content Cloud

Episerver outranks these products in most cases. There are some functions in each product that you would love in Episerver but when you sum it up Episerver is the greatest :)
Pär Wissmark | TrustRadius Reviewer

Return on Investment

Acoustic Content (formerly IBM Watson Content Hub)

  • Freed up user time to call a variety of applications quicker.
  • Allowed developer an easier tool to integrate other applications for end users.
  • Allowed us to have a single method of application implementation and usage that is easier to debug, saving time.
Ben Williams | TrustRadius Reviewer

Episerver Content Cloud

  • The cleanliness of the product is too damn good, hence efficiency is doubled and gets work done much faster and with a clean mind.
  • APIs and libraries or modules implementation is easy which helps during make/test setup time.
  • Nothing negative as such for now. We need to get more used to it.
Anonymous | 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

Episerver Content Cloud

General

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

Rating Summary

Likelihood to Recommend

Acoustic Content (formerly IBM Watson Content Hub)
7.0
Episerver Content Cloud
5.5

Likelihood to Renew

Acoustic Content (formerly IBM Watson Content Hub)
Episerver Content Cloud
8.8

Usability

Acoustic Content (formerly IBM Watson Content Hub)
Episerver Content Cloud
8.0

Online Training

Acoustic Content (formerly IBM Watson Content Hub)
Episerver Content Cloud
5.5

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