Acoustic Content vs. LightCMS (discontinued)

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
LightCMS (discontinued)
Score 6.1 out of 10
N/A
LightCMS, from NetSuite, was a cloud-based content management system for building websites and eCommerce storefronts. It is designed to be used by individuals, non-profits, and small to medium-sized businesses. The product has been discontinued.N/A
Pricing
Acoustic ContentLightCMS (discontinued)
Editions & Modules
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Offerings
Pricing Offerings
Acoustic ContentLightCMS (discontinued)
Free Trial
YesNo
Free/Freemium Version
NoNo
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
NoNo
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Community Pulse
Acoustic ContentLightCMS (discontinued)
Top Pros
Top Cons
Features
Acoustic ContentLightCMS (discontinued)
Security
Comparison of Security features of Product A and Product B
Acoustic Content
8.5
3 Ratings
LightCMS (discontinued)
8.0
1 Ratings
Role-based user permissions8.53 Ratings8.01 Ratings
Platform & Infrastructure
Comparison of Platform & Infrastructure features of Product A and Product B
Acoustic Content
8.5
3 Ratings
LightCMS (discontinued)
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Ratings
API8.43 Ratings00 Ratings
Internationalization / multi-language8.53 Ratings00 Ratings
Web Content Creation
Comparison of Web Content Creation features of Product A and Product B
Acoustic Content
8.7
3 Ratings
LightCMS (discontinued)
9.1
1 Ratings
WYSIWYG editor7.53 Ratings10.01 Ratings
Code quality / cleanliness8.43 Ratings9.01 Ratings
Admin section8.43 Ratings9.01 Ratings
Page templates8.43 Ratings10.01 Ratings
Library of website themes9.03 Ratings10.01 Ratings
Mobile optimization / responsive design9.03 Ratings10.01 Ratings
Publishing workflow9.53 Ratings8.01 Ratings
Form generator9.53 Ratings7.01 Ratings
Web Content Management
Comparison of Web Content Management features of Product A and Product B
Acoustic Content
8.9
3 Ratings
LightCMS (discontinued)
7.3
1 Ratings
Content taxonomy8.43 Ratings4.01 Ratings
SEO support8.53 Ratings7.01 Ratings
Bulk management9.03 Ratings8.01 Ratings
Availability / breadth of extensions9.53 Ratings00 Ratings
Community / comment management9.03 Ratings10.01 Ratings
User Ratings
Acoustic ContentLightCMS (discontinued)
Likelihood to Recommend
8.4
(3 ratings)
10.0
(1 ratings)
User Testimonials
Acoustic ContentLightCMS (discontinued)
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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NetSuite
LightCMS is perfect for 90% of websites out there. It has all the basic modules like calendars, photo galleries, news/blog, or forms building built in. Small businesses to mid-sized businesses are perfect for LightCMS. We use other solutions when the requierments for the website include a lot of third party integrations or custom modules. As a hosted CMS it has the same limitations as others with server-side development.
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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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NetSuite
  • LightCMS provides all the major functionality 90% of sites need. It keeps out of its own way by making these solutions intuitive and simple and not trying to solve every problem for everyone which would over-complicate the tool-set.
  • This is the easiest to use CMS we have ever seen. I tell my client's that if they can make a Facebook post, they can manage their website, and it's true. Their UI is so easy and keeps getting easier to use. Untrained users get it in minutes and are able to manage their sites without our help.
  • LightCMS's code is simple and light-weight. Sites are fast and the CMS doesnt get in the way of performance.
  • You can do almost anything you want (except server-side programming) with LightCMS. So, we can create any design we want and it works great with Light CMS's tokens and editable regions concept (which is also simple to implement.)
  • Constantly upgraded and fixed, the product is 1000x better after 10 years of working with it, but is still simple and not bloated.
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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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NetSuite
  • While keeping it simple is LightCMS's thing, some of the elements/modules could use deeper options or control for advanced users.
  • Some content, such as calendars, cannot have data exported/imported easily.
  • Support was amazing 10 years ago. We openly talked about how awesome they were... it isn't as good as it once was, but is still way above almost every support of other CMS systems we have used.
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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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NetSuite
We have looked at hundrends of CMS's and LightCMS is a perfect entry-level system for most of our small to mid sized clients. LightCMS's feature set is less complex than almost every other system and the actual interface is miles ahead of most other CMS systems. It's simply thought out better. It lacks sensibility and an API as well as other advanced features many more expensive or more DIY systems have, but the simplicity makes up for it.
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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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NetSuite
  • While I always think the price could be cheaper, LightCMS is incredibly inexpensive if you consider the costs of hosting, support, and upgrading is all included.
  • As part of their partner program, we are able to control client accounts from our master account, making moving between clients easier and supporting them faster which ultimately makes our labor costs better.
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