5 Ratings
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Score 7.7 out of 100
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Score 8.1 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

Joomla

Joomla! is a great CMS for companies who are looking for flexibility and extensibility. With the right set of extensions, it's extremely secure and able to power any type of website, from simple to complex. Any time a business wants to do more than just put up content and pretty pictures on their website, Joomla! is my recommendation. For companies, however, that are looking for simple brochure websites without a lot of complexity, it might be too much. Also, for companies that are looking for enterprise-level solutions with white-glove support, an open-source CMS may generally not be the best path, unless they also have a dedicated vendor who provides that type of support.
Lisa Keyser | TrustRadius Reviewer

Feature Rating Comparison

Security

Acoustic Content (formerly IBM Watson Content Hub)
8.0
Joomla
8.8
Role-based user permissions
Acoustic Content (formerly IBM Watson Content Hub)
8.0
Joomla
8.8

Platform & Infrastructure

Acoustic Content (formerly IBM Watson Content Hub)
8.0
Joomla
8.7
API
Acoustic Content (formerly IBM Watson Content Hub)
8.0
Joomla
8.4
Internationalization / multi-language
Acoustic Content (formerly IBM Watson Content Hub)
8.0
Joomla
8.9

Web Content Creation

Acoustic Content (formerly IBM Watson Content Hub)
8.0
Joomla
7.7
WYSIWYG editor
Acoustic Content (formerly IBM Watson Content Hub)
8.0
Joomla
7.2
Code quality / cleanliness
Acoustic Content (formerly IBM Watson Content Hub)
6.0
Joomla
7.8
Admin section
Acoustic Content (formerly IBM Watson Content Hub)
8.0
Joomla
8.5
Page templates
Acoustic Content (formerly IBM Watson Content Hub)
9.0
Joomla
7.9
Library of website themes
Acoustic Content (formerly IBM Watson Content Hub)
8.0
Joomla
7.6
Mobile optimization / responsive design
Acoustic Content (formerly IBM Watson Content Hub)
8.0
Joomla
7.8
Publishing workflow
Acoustic Content (formerly IBM Watson Content Hub)
9.0
Joomla
7.1
Form generator
Acoustic Content (formerly IBM Watson Content Hub)
8.0
Joomla
7.2

Web Content Management

Acoustic Content (formerly IBM Watson Content Hub)
7.4
Joomla
8.3
Content taxonomy
Acoustic Content (formerly IBM Watson Content Hub)
8.0
Joomla
8.7
SEO support
Acoustic Content (formerly IBM Watson Content Hub)
7.0
Joomla
7.9
Bulk management
Acoustic Content (formerly IBM Watson Content Hub)
8.0
Joomla
8.0
Availability / breadth of extensions
Acoustic Content (formerly IBM Watson Content Hub)
9.0
Joomla
8.6
Community / comment management
Acoustic Content (formerly IBM Watson Content Hub)
5.0
Joomla
8.5

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

Joomla

  • It is very easy to create any project using Joomla. Easy to use and easy to publish and maintain.
  • Joomla! has many add-on and extensions to support the full range of features.
  • It is based on Open Source with the strong support from many communities
Ilham AB | 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

Joomla

  • Updating was never as seamless/easy as it seems to be with Wordpress. Obviously we accounted for this with our own workflow/methods, but I remember whenever we did WordPress updates it always seemed a breeze compared to the time/energy involved with a Joomla update/upgrade.
  • For a while (I think this has changed some) Joomla left itself open to attacks when administrators were not as well versed as they should be. There were developer additions that did security checks/audits for you, but the CMS was the subject of a lot of attacks when left in the hands of our clients for a long time (who had changed permissions to make editing easier/convenient). Ideally the CMS would have been more restrictive on some of these things to prevent easy abuse. Obviously this is more the fault of the misinformed/human then the CMS, but it could have been more dummy-proof.
  • No native versioning. There are some community extensions that add this functionality, but they pale in comparison to the versioning plugins of other CMS's (WordPress specifically). Again this was some time ago and in our experience, it could have changed by now.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Likelihood to Renew

Acoustic Content (formerly IBM Watson Content Hub)

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Joomla

Joomla 10.0
Based on 28 answers
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.
Leontine Vandermeer | TrustRadius Reviewer

Usability

Acoustic Content (formerly IBM Watson Content Hub)

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Joomla

Joomla 9.9
Based on 7 answers
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
Rita Lewis | TrustRadius Reviewer

Performance

Acoustic Content (formerly IBM Watson Content Hub)

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Joomla

Joomla 7.8
Based on 2 answers
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.
James Fauria | TrustRadius Reviewer

Support Rating

Acoustic Content (formerly IBM Watson Content Hub)

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Joomla

Joomla 10.0
Based on 4 answers
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.
Jen Garfinkel-Canseco | TrustRadius Reviewer

Implementation Rating

Acoustic Content (formerly IBM Watson Content Hub)

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Joomla

Joomla 8.7
Based on 3 answers
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.
James Fauria | 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

Joomla

I think Joomla is on-par with Drupal and Umbraco and similar platforms, but WordPress does seem to be above it. WordPress has become so common that there are more and more features becoming available to it that exceed the Joomla platform and make it hard to compete with. WordPress is also a lot easier for new users to get into and understand, but Joomla is still relatively simple.
Miles Szkoda | 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

Joomla

  • Reduces Maintenance Expense - Simple interface saves clients money on site management by allowing inhouse management where desired
  • Ease of Updating - Reduces website upgrade expense by allowing template upgrades without the need for redevelopment of content
  • Scalability is huge - Client gains entry to an enterprise level web presence with a smaller budget and can grow/add functionality as the budget allows without a redevelopment of the entire site.
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

Joomla

General

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

Rating Summary

Likelihood to Recommend

Acoustic Content (formerly IBM Watson Content Hub)
7.0
Joomla
8.9

Likelihood to Renew

Acoustic Content (formerly IBM Watson Content Hub)
Joomla
10.0

Usability

Acoustic Content (formerly IBM Watson Content Hub)
Joomla
9.9

Reliability and Availability

Acoustic Content (formerly IBM Watson Content Hub)
Joomla
9.9

Performance

Acoustic Content (formerly IBM Watson Content Hub)
Joomla
7.8

Support Rating

Acoustic Content (formerly IBM Watson Content Hub)
Joomla
10.0

Online Training

Acoustic Content (formerly IBM Watson Content Hub)
Joomla
6.0

Implementation Rating

Acoustic Content (formerly IBM Watson Content Hub)
Joomla
8.7

Scalability

Acoustic Content (formerly IBM Watson Content Hub)
Joomla
9.9

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