5 Ratings
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Score 7.7 out of 100
3 Ratings
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Score 5 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

eZ Platform

For a new site:1. Are there any hosting requirements? eZ Publish works best on a traditional LAMP stack.2. What is the expertise of the development and systems administrations individuals? There should be some PHP development experience and a solid level of Apache and MySQL hosting.3. Who will be managing the content of the site? What is their bandwidth for training? For ongoing content changes?
Josh Bair | TrustRadius Reviewer

Feature Rating Comparison

Security

Acoustic Content (formerly IBM Watson Content Hub)
8.0
eZ Platform
9.0
Role-based user permissions
Acoustic Content (formerly IBM Watson Content Hub)
8.0
eZ Platform
9.0

Platform & Infrastructure

Acoustic Content (formerly IBM Watson Content Hub)
8.0
eZ Platform
8.0
API
Acoustic Content (formerly IBM Watson Content Hub)
8.0
eZ Platform
7.0
Internationalization / multi-language
Acoustic Content (formerly IBM Watson Content Hub)
8.0
eZ Platform
9.0

Web Content Creation

Acoustic Content (formerly IBM Watson Content Hub)
8.0
eZ Platform
5.4
WYSIWYG editor
Acoustic Content (formerly IBM Watson Content Hub)
8.0
eZ Platform
7.0
Code quality / cleanliness
Acoustic Content (formerly IBM Watson Content Hub)
6.0
eZ Platform
5.0
Admin section
Acoustic Content (formerly IBM Watson Content Hub)
8.0
eZ Platform
7.0
Page templates
Acoustic Content (formerly IBM Watson Content Hub)
9.0
eZ Platform
3.0
Library of website themes
Acoustic Content (formerly IBM Watson Content Hub)
8.0
eZ Platform
2.0
Mobile optimization / responsive design
Acoustic Content (formerly IBM Watson Content Hub)
8.0
eZ Platform
Publishing workflow
Acoustic Content (formerly IBM Watson Content Hub)
9.0
eZ Platform
8.0
Form generator
Acoustic Content (formerly IBM Watson Content Hub)
8.0
eZ Platform
6.0

Web Content Management

Acoustic Content (formerly IBM Watson Content Hub)
7.4
eZ Platform
5.6
Content taxonomy
Acoustic Content (formerly IBM Watson Content Hub)
8.0
eZ Platform
9.0
SEO support
Acoustic Content (formerly IBM Watson Content Hub)
7.0
eZ Platform
5.0
Bulk management
Acoustic Content (formerly IBM Watson Content Hub)
8.0
eZ Platform
2.0
Availability / breadth of extensions
Acoustic Content (formerly IBM Watson Content Hub)
9.0
eZ Platform
6.0
Community / comment management
Acoustic Content (formerly IBM Watson Content Hub)
5.0
eZ Platform
6.0

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

eZ Platform

  • Content Taxonomy: Content is managed in a tree. Though taxonomy vs folksonomy is a near-religious debate among professionals, clients seeing the system for the first time just seem to "get it" more often.
  • Content Flexibility: Common content types such as blog posts and articles are available out of the box. However, customizing these and creating new content types is very easy.
  • Developer Friendly: Developers need only a little PHP experience to get started. Of course being an expert doesn't hurt and opens the door for the development of custom modules.
Josh Bair | 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

eZ Platform

  • The template language: Outputting content or doing something special with it requires use of the templating language. Myself along with other developers I have trained, found this to be one of the biggest hurdles.
  • Layout of physical files: The system decides what settings files and templates to use based on a hierarchy of modules. The same file can exist in multiple modules and you can find yourself deep within very similar looking folder structures, causing confusion during debugging.
  • Community: eZ has a solid set of community contributors but the gap between it and Drupal or Wordpress is pretty large.
Josh Bair | 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

eZ Platform

eZ Publish isn't as large in community size and number of installations as other content management systems. However, it's just as capable and met our needs:
  • Developers, system administrators, and project manager can all speak the same language during the development and maintenance cycles of a site.
  • End-user training is very straight-forward.
  • Vendor support is available.
  • Client IT departments can access if need (developers/designers/sysadmins).
  • The community is there (forums) and there are solid contributions (extensions) from both the vendor and the community.
Josh Bair | 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

eZ Platform

  • Common knowledge: By making eZ a core offering, developers, system administrators, and project managers were able to communicate with each other effectively.
  • Training: Due to its content taxonomy, end-user training often went well.
  • Support: In our case, we had Gold support from eZ Publish which saved time and helped with customizations.
Josh Bair | 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

eZ Platform

General

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

Rating Summary

Likelihood to Recommend

Acoustic Content (formerly IBM Watson Content Hub)
7.0
eZ Platform
6.0

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