Acoustic Content vs. Joomla!

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
Joomla
Score 7.6 out of 10
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Joomla! is a free and open source content management system used to publish web content. Included features are page caching, RSS feeds, printable versions of pages, news flashes, blogs, polls, a search function, and support for language internationalization.N/A
Pricing
Acoustic ContentJoomla!
Editions & Modules
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Offerings
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Acoustic ContentJoomla
Free Trial
YesNo
Free/Freemium Version
NoNo
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
NoNo
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Features
Acoustic ContentJoomla!
Security
Comparison of Security features of Product A and Product B
Acoustic Content
8.5
3 Ratings
Joomla!
8.3
43 Ratings
Role-based user permissions8.53 Ratings8.343 Ratings
Platform & Infrastructure
Comparison of Platform & Infrastructure features of Product A and Product B
Acoustic Content
8.5
3 Ratings
Joomla!
8.1
40 Ratings
API8.43 Ratings7.838 Ratings
Internationalization / multi-language8.53 Ratings8.439 Ratings
Web Content Creation
Comparison of Web Content Creation features of Product A and Product B
Acoustic Content
8.7
3 Ratings
Joomla!
7.7
46 Ratings
WYSIWYG editor7.53 Ratings7.145 Ratings
Code quality / cleanliness8.43 Ratings7.943 Ratings
Admin section8.43 Ratings8.443 Ratings
Page templates8.43 Ratings7.444 Ratings
Library of website themes9.03 Ratings7.242 Ratings
Mobile optimization / responsive design9.03 Ratings7.742 Ratings
Publishing workflow9.53 Ratings8.542 Ratings
Form generator9.53 Ratings7.438 Ratings
Web Content Management
Comparison of Web Content Management features of Product A and Product B
Acoustic Content
8.9
3 Ratings
Joomla!
7.6
44 Ratings
Content taxonomy8.43 Ratings8.043 Ratings
SEO support8.53 Ratings7.443 Ratings
Bulk management9.03 Ratings7.241 Ratings
Availability / breadth of extensions9.53 Ratings7.444 Ratings
Community / comment management9.03 Ratings7.942 Ratings
User Ratings
Acoustic ContentJoomla!
Likelihood to Recommend
8.4
(3 ratings)
7.7
(67 ratings)
Likelihood to Renew
-
(0 ratings)
10.0
(28 ratings)
Usability
-
(0 ratings)
9.9
(7 ratings)
Availability
-
(0 ratings)
9.9
(4 ratings)
Performance
-
(0 ratings)
7.8
(4 ratings)
Support Rating
-
(0 ratings)
10.0
(8 ratings)
Online Training
-
(0 ratings)
8.0
(2 ratings)
Implementation Rating
-
(0 ratings)
8.7
(6 ratings)
Product Scalability
-
(0 ratings)
9.9
(3 ratings)
User Testimonials
Acoustic ContentJoomla!
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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The Joomla Project
It seems with the release of Joomla! 4 that the weak areas have all been covered. Its always been good for the mid-level small to large business, the blogging was WP, and the large-scale enterprise was probably bespoke. But the new interface is so simple it seems pointless using WP when Joomla! is as easy and can then grow as big as you like. The Workflows feature which allows you to set up work pipelines easily is going to be a boom to any larger enterprise sites. Couples with the new API which I got to see at one of their user groups, is amazing. They were creating articles on one site then another site was taking the feed directly for just certain categories. Really blows your mind what you could do with that and the new workflows.
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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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The Joomla Project
  • We use Joomla to build our websites and web applications because of its incredible intuitiveness and tools to make everything more manageable.
  • Its working environment is quite comfortable for my development team, and its web design resources significantly speed up our work when carrying out web development projects.
  • It allows you to use blocks to create and visually manage websites and divide them into different categories without programming knowledge.
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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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The Joomla Project
  • Because Joomla's user community is smaller than WP, it lacks as many choices from 3rd party developers, meaning it can be a little more difficult to find the right extension for what you need to accomplish
  • Along the same vein, most of the best 3rd-party software for Joomla! is paid
  • Simple features such as Add to Menu and Cache cleaners should be adopted as part of the Joomla! core, though they are available as extensions
  • Joomla! could use a simpler and easier URL rewriting process
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Likelihood to Renew
Acoustic
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The Joomla Project
I gave it a rating of 10 because I just love how Joomla! works, how it is set up and how it handles many users. Also it is very fast, and there is no overload on the MySQL database or servers ever.
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Usability
Acoustic
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The Joomla Project
Joomla! 3.x is easily installed either manually or via a script provided by your host. It contains most of the tools needed to begin creating websites right from the start. Those features that it doesn't have are easily installed via links and buttons from the thousands of extensions available in the community
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Performance
Acoustic
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The Joomla Project
Today's Modern Joomla performs very well and is robust and durable. The pages load faster than they ever did in the past and Modern Joomla's integration into other software or systems has become seamless. Modern Joomla sites will last long and will stay running forever.
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Support Rating
Acoustic
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The Joomla Project
Between the core Joomla developers who are excellent at answering questions and providing support, you have a whole community of developers who work with Joomla and are happy to help fellow developers out answering questions and supporting the Joomla project. Out of the many communities I am involved in for open-source software, Joomla's community is by far the best.
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Online Training
Acoustic
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The Joomla Project
It is good if you know Joomla! if not it can get a bit confusing
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Implementation Rating
Acoustic
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The Joomla Project
Joomla has gone through tremendous growing pains. It is now better than ever. But before, when it was going from 1.5-2.5, the templates and plugins would break over and over again. If you don't understand what Joomla was trying to do back then, you might have a bad attitude toward it. Today, those pains are over and things don't break like they used to during that time period.
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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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The Joomla Project
We tested other platforms like WordPress, Magento and some local CMS. 
But Joomla offered us better resources for generating content.
Joomla is a CMS suitable for many types of projects, especially if you have several people editing content at the same time.
It allows you to maintain visual standardization and offers many options for working with images.
With its ability to control access to different articles, categories or even different components, it is a great tool, even if they are managed by different people.
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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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The Joomla Project
  • Joomla has reduced our costs of rolling out a new website because it uses less developer time and can be rolled out by individual users as needed.
  • Joomla has a lot of extensions and add-ons that make it easy to create and implement advanced solutions quickly.
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